Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Mon 28/Nov/11 9:46am

Barry Richardson Memorial 85km Handicap results now posted at http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
Pretty good day out with 84 starters in calm warm conditions. Roger Fowler lead the field out on a 106 minute handicap and managed to keep the lead until the final climb back over Summerhill with just 4km to go - great solo ride from our oldest competitor. A small group of 3 contested the win with Malcolm Pearce taking the trophy in a sprint over Alan Roxburgh. The main bunch of over 25 riders came in just over a minute later. National U23 Champion Michael Vink took time and the Fowler Memorial Cup in 2:05:35.
Next week is the Armstrong Motor Group Festival of Cycling on the new courses at Waipara on Saturday for the road races and mountainbike races, with the Criteriums on Sunday based at Canterbury University Campus on Clyde Road. Still not too late to enter, go to http://www.festivalofcycling.co.nz
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 10/Dec/11 4:30pm

Ashburton to Christchurch 116km Handicap results now posted at http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
65 riders in overcast and cool conditions rode an easterly cross wind for the 1st half and a headwind for much of the 2nd half of the race. Scratch made what looked like easy work of pulling back 8 of their 9 minute handicap from break by the Rakaia Gorge before Jason Christie powered out of the Gorge climb getting across to break on his own. This must have woken up the break bunch who, driven mainly by Jason, did not allow scratch to get nearer than the 1 minute deficit for the rest of the race.
A bunch of 25 riders contested the finish with junior rider Sam Friend having the best sprint to take the win, followed by Graeme Nuttridge, Malcolm Pearce and Michael Ferigo. Josie Giddens was the 1st woman home, and Jason Christie took time in 2:51:33.
Rider discipline is improving, but when larger bunches begin to form in handicaps riders must still recognise that there is a virtual brick wall down the centre of the road and must improve their skills in forming 2nd or more pacelines to keep safe and legal. Be in no doubt that the day will come when either RCA's will refuse consent to race, or someone is going to add to the road toll. :(
Next week is the 2nd round of the points series to finish off 2011, consisting of an 8km TT and a 40km GS at Eyreton Hall at 10:00am. The day ends with a BBQ so make a slot in your diaries for Sat 17 December and enter on line or phone 0832 43615 now.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 17/Dec/11 11:08pm

Points Series 2 results up at http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz

On behalf of the club, would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone (a very long list) who has taken time out to volunteer throughout 2011 assisting us running a successful programme in a difficult year for us all. We wish you all the best over the festive season and look forward to the 2012 programme kicking off in January with a superb curtain raiser, the Elite Nationals here in its 3rd of 6 years. See you all there. :)
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sun 15/Jan/12 7:28pm

Results for yesterdays 33km Hill Climb (The Bastard) and update of the points table after round three now available at http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
Very hot day but even though new finish is 1km shorter new double national U23 champion Michael Vink set a scorching time of of 0:54:37 setting an impressive benchmark for some time to come, I think.
Next week is the annual pilgrimage out to Glentunnel for the 52km ASM Challenge Cup Handicap followed by a BBQ for all. Enter early and give us an idea of family members attending to ensure we have enough food for everyone!!
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 21/Jan/12 7:31pm

Results for today's ASM Challenge Cup 52km Handicap out at Glentunnel now available at http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
Ladies dominated today taking the top 13 places out of the 95 starters !!!!! Think the handicapper may have been a little lenient with limit and 2nd limit though, but hat's off for these groups working very well together to stay out front all day. Behind came a bunch sprint of 52 riders and again this was taken out by a lady - Jo Kiesanowski. Tom Hubbard took out fastest time.
Next week is the Blackball Workingmen's Club Cycle Classic over on the west coast with big $$$$ up for grabs. Gordo is even coming down to top up his coaching income (his plan anyway) See the link on the Pegasus site for on line registration - get in by Wednesday to avoid a late entry fee.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby markie5 on Sat 4/Feb/12 7:09pm

does anyone no where there is some info on this years Tour of Canterbury, course description, stages etc.

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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 4/Feb/12 8:00pm

markie5 wrote:does anyone no where there is some info on this years Tour of Canterbury, course description, stages etc.

Cheers

Dedicated web site just being finalised and will be up and running very soon
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Sat 4/Feb/12 8:03pm

Todays result and final points standing for the Summer Series up on http://www.pegasuscycling.co.nz
Great turn out of 125 riders on the new circuit at West Melton. Series was tied for the first time ever, even after a countback, so prize money and the trophy shared !!
Next week no road racing - Canterbury Track Championships at Denton Park - entries close at the track tomorrow.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby engee on Wed 15/Feb/12 8:14pm

Is anyone biking out to Leeston and can I meet you somewhere on the way?
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby markie5 on Sun 26/Feb/12 7:01pm

Regarding this weekends Main Divide race, does anyone have any idea the sort of pace/times the different grades go up Porters Pass?

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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby DerrickN on Mon 27/Feb/12 7:32pm

markie5 wrote:Regarding this weekends Main Divide race, does anyone have any idea the sort of pace/times the different grades go up Porters Pass?

Cheers

We only judge placings at top of Porters for KOM/QOM prizes in each grade. Hopefully some punter out there can recall their climb time. As a guide it is about the same altitude gain as "The Bastard". Big difference is 296m climb is completed in just 2.8km with gradients between 15-18%. Rated a Cat 2 Climb, especially over the last 500m !! Good luck.
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby Claude on Mon 1/Oct/12 8:19pm

Bump.

For all you CHCH riders, Leeston racing kicks off again on Thursday night. Usual time (6-30pm start, last registrations 6-20pm) and place (Leeston Rugby car park) & 16km course.

Likely the real keen riders in search of a good distance ride mid week will ride out too - usual meeting spot at Lincoln Uni roundabout just after 5pm. Remember your lights for the trip home!

Come along for some good old fashioned pain and suffering.

http://www.leestoncycleclub.com/
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Re: Christchurch Summer Season

Postby kethy on Fri 6/Dec/13 7:22pm

The winter season is very nice because in winter spread the cool air all around the world and every one need to save their self from the cool weather. In winter we get winter holidays in which both events are comes that are really important in our life and that are the part of our culture. However my favorite event is charismas day in this day we celebrate the charismas day with our family and also our friends. It comes with new hopes and happiness. I mostly celebrate charismas day with my family in New York. In this coming event we decide to go in china to celebrate the charismas day in chins traditions. We are excited and ready to go towered the china…
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