Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby Al_Bushman on Tue 14/Jun/11 5:07pm

SharkyR wrote:Punctured last lap on that loose shingle section which was a bit of a bummer


Oh crap. Nothing more frustrating! :hmmm: Was worried about pinch flats as there were some big stones on that section.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby littl_ man on Sat 20/Aug/11 5:04pm

Mint race today...Al lees memorial handicap! not sure of placing but inside the top 25...First junior also
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 20/Aug/11 10:11pm

Al Lees Memorial Handicap results now posted http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
Glorious day to start the new season after such bad weather recently. Good turn out of 81 starters with a double climb over Gebbies Pass to get the season rolling!
Next week's race is a 40/52km Graded Scratch at Eyreton Hall commencing at 1.00pm - register on 0832 43615, or enter on line on either Pegasus or Papanui websites by Thursday please.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 27/Aug/11 9:15pm

Today's results from the Eyreton Hall 40/52km Graded Scratch now available at http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
Note, A and B Grades were combined into a reconfigured A Grade, and all subsequent grades moved up a letter, so C became B, etc.
Next weekend, 3 September, is the Geoff Inwood Cup 71km Handicap which includes the Category 4 climb of Kaituna Valley. Race starts at Ladbrooks Hall at 1.00pm. As usual, enter on 0832 43615 by Thursday night, or enter on line on either the Pegasus or Papanui websites.Let's try and reduce the numbers of late entries please. Much easier for us if your plans are still uncertain to enter anyway, then if things don't pan out, call the race line on Friday and withdraw. Much easier to tap in DNS than it is to programme your entry into the timing system at the last minute, and also upset the careful (and time consuming) work of the race handicapper. Thanks
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 3/Sep/11 11:13pm

Results for Geoff Inwood Cup posted at http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
Great weather (unusually) for the first "official" spring weekend with a fantastic field of 127 riders. Well done to Roger Fowler (81 years young) for riding solo out front from limit to a great race win.
A couple of observations:
Still too many late entries, especially for a handicap event, making it difficult for registration and timing, but also negates to a degree the hard work of the handicapper - get those entries in on time please!!!!
Also, YOU MUST remember to fit your wheeltags, or if you do not have one, or have forgotten it, ask for a temporary replacement. In a field of this size, without a wheeltag to record your finish manual time keeping doesn't stand a chance (there were 67 riders massed in the finishing sprint !!).
Finally, with larger fields, we cannot sign you all on in 5 minutes. PLEASE endeavour to arrive early and avoid the queue.
Next weekend (Sunday) is Round 2 of the Benchmark Homes Tour at Timaru - team managers have been given the relevant info. Also at Timaru on Saturday is the gruelling Twizel to Timaru - info and entries on the Cycling Timaru website.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sun 18/Sep/11 9:05am

Results for the Cooptown Classic 89km Handicap and an update of the Pegasus Cyclist of the Year table are posted on http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
Another fantastic field of 125 starters in fast, calm conditions raced over the SH75 course out to Cooptown and return at near record breaking pace. The winner, Simon Acker, off 10 minutes averaged 42.5kmh, and Sam Horgan claimed fastest time in 2:00:40 for 89.5km (44.5kmh). What was pleasing, for such a large field on a busy highway, was the rider behaviour, which was reported as pretty good by the three race commissaires, Paul Dahl, Hamish Ferguson, and Michael Sharratt. Well done - it is possible to have a great race and keep it safe at the same time.
Next weekend (Sat 24 Sep) there will be a Team Time Trial (16km for Juniors, 40km for Seniors) at Eyreton Hall starting at 1.00pm. Enter 4 rider teams as usual by Thursday night, giving the team name and rider names please. If you can't form a team, enter as an individual and we will allocate you to a team based on ability/age group. Once we have entries we will determine "divisions" for the event. Please support the event to get TTT back on the radar.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby Fergie on Sun 18/Sep/11 2:44pm

Do riders all have to come from the same club or can mixed teams be entered? Is there a women's and girls u17 event?
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sun 18/Sep/11 2:58pm

Teams from any club or mixture, as well as Trade teams, etc. Certainly a 16km U15/U17 TTT. Women's teams, senior and junior, most welcome.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby Fergie on Sun 18/Sep/11 3:11pm

Is there a women's and U17 girls championship?
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Tue 20/Sep/11 12:22pm

Fergie wrote:Is there a women's and U17 girls championship?

The event is NOT a championship event. Yes, male and female teams accepted in all categories. See website for details.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby speedystu on Wed 21/Sep/11 5:26pm

DerrickN wrote:
Fergie wrote:Is there a women's and U17 girls championship?

The event is NOT a championship event. Yes, male and female teams accepted in all categories. See website for details.

Do we need timing chips on Saturday?
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby Claude on Thu 22/Sep/11 8:19pm

A quick advert - Leeston Thursday night racing kicks off next Thursday 29th.

16km handicap, is always good hard racing, catering for all ages and abilities. Last year the Subway team regularly turned up in force and helped lift the standard for all. There were regular appearances by Benchmark, Warmup and other team riders too, and also the likes of McCoy, Barry, Atkins and Vink.

Further details on http://www.leestoncycleclub.com/

Is only about 30km from Hornby so a lot of townies ride out and is a good option for a bit of an "effort" workout to add in to your midweek ride.

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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby 6Bikes on Thu 22/Sep/11 10:49pm

There is a group that leaves from the round about at Lincoln university around 5pm going out to the Leeston Race.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 24/Sep/11 5:10pm

Results from today's TTT at Eyreton available at http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
16km Winning Junior Team (ChCh BHS) recorded 23"40.36" (40.39kmh)
40km Winning Senior Team (Warmup-Pushbikes Red) recorded 51"49.17" (46.32kmh)
A pretty average turn out - if you want these events on the calendar, you need to support them.

Next week's race is the Sefton Classic at Sefton Hall starting at 12 Noon (registrations from 11am). Event incorporates the Canterbury 100km Open Championship, the Amanda Wilks 80km, the Frank Grose 64km and a 48km Handicap. As a general guide, enter the event appropriate to your grade, treating the events in the order above as A/B, B/C, C/D and E/F. We reserve the right to change the event you have entered following these guidelines. Enter as usual on the race line or on line through the web site by Thursday evening.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Fri 30/Sep/11 11:12am

SEFTON CLASSIC 1 OCTOBER 2011
In the 12 or so years I have been running your races, a field tomorrow of 170 riders is the largest in my (fading) memory. Big points to get across in your training rides before tomorrow:

There will be zero tolerance for infractions of road rules - your only warning will be given at the pre-start briefing

We cannot sign on 170 riders in 5 minutes - be patient and endeavour to arrive earlier than usual, especially those riding the 100km Championship as you are going off first.

THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES OR CHANGES IN GRADING - DON'T ASK !!
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