Calendar Event: December 13, 2008

Postby ThingOne on Fri 12/Dec/08 11:12am

way_downsouth wrote:
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way_downsouth wrote: Okay, I am out of it now. I have a list of excuses a mile long, but when it comes down to it, I am just not excited about it, nor want to do it.

Have fun everyone.


Thats a shame, would have picked you for top finisher in C..


There are a few guys in there that would give me a hiding, I am not really keen on pushing myself when I am not feeling it!


You need to watch 300..
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Postby Gordio on Fri 12/Dec/08 10:44pm

I'm not riding for a few reasons...1: I'm not chasing the NPS, I'm only riding the events I would normally ride, 2: It's too hilly for me to be a serious contender 3: The logistics are difficult from Auckland, I can't be bothered driving the 8 or more hours(and I'd need a day off work to do that), and if I fly I still need to get over the hill to the race.
I rode the Rice Mtn classic a few years ago, and a 16 year old upstart called Haydon something or rather beat me.
I have alot of time for Mr Rice and what he's done for PNP and NZ cycling...I hope the event goes well.
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Postby ThingOne on Sat 13/Dec/08 9:03pm

Results are up..

Tough race as usual..

http://www.pnp.org.nz/downloads/Road_20 ... ultsv1.pdf
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Postby sifter on Sun 14/Dec/08 9:30am

close finish in B grade. Looks like Serena Sheridan would have finished just behind Jason McCarty in 11th... Grant said you looked pretty comfortable before Limeworks Clive?

I spent most of the race tailing an A grader (in the sag wagon) who punctured on the second Millers climb. He picked off two guys that dropped off (on Kourarou - one at the bottom, and one further up). He was TTing at 45-50km/h for a surprising amount of it... I kind of wanted him to withdraw, so I could go see more of the action... :blush:
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Postby ThingOne on Sun 14/Dec/08 10:00am

sifter wrote: close finish in B grade. Looks like Serena Sheridan would have finished just behind Jason McCarty in 11th... Grant said you looked pretty comfortable before Limeworks Clive?

I spent most of the race tailing an A grader (in the sag wagon) who punctured on the second Millers climb. He picked off two guys that dropped off (on Kourarou - one at the bottom, and one further up). He was TTing at 45-50km/h for a surprising amount of it... I kind of wanted him to withdraw, so I could go see more of the action... :blush:


That would have been Connor P I reckon..

I was feeling ok, but my endurance is lacking and couldnt keep up going into the admirals hill climb, should have been better going up that climb.
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Postby DaveAldred on Sun 14/Dec/08 1:29pm

Just peeked at the results. I thought there were more people in it for some reason.

Tones - Revenge on Marco for beating you in Taupo worked out well! Haha!

I was outside in the garden while you were all racing and was thinking how hot and 'over it' you all must have been. Go you good things.
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Postby psychavoc on Sun 14/Dec/08 5:26pm

ThingOne wrote:
sifter wrote: close finish in B grade. Looks like Serena Sheridan would have finished just behind Jason McCarty in 11th... Grant said you looked pretty comfortable before Limeworks Clive?

I spent most of the race tailing an A grader (in the sag wagon) who punctured on the second Millers climb. He picked off two guys that dropped off (on Kourarou - one at the bottom, and one further up). He was TTing at 45-50km/h for a surprising amount of it... I kind of wanted him to withdraw, so I could go see more of the action... :blush:


That would have been Connor P I reckon..

A bit mean naming names when you don't know that! Not him as far as I could tell from my marshalling spot. And for the record, I think Connor did quite well in A grade considering how little road racing experience he's had! :thumbsup:

I've put what few pics I managed to snap on my cellphone camera up in the Road album on Vorb =} http://www.vorb.org.nz/photos-album-719.html
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Postby sifter on Sun 14/Dec/08 6:19pm

It wasn't Connor.
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Postby ThingOne on Sun 14/Dec/08 6:21pm

psychavoc wrote:
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sifter wrote: close finish in B grade. Looks like Serena Sheridan would have finished just behind Jason McCarty in 11th... Grant said you looked pretty comfortable before Limeworks Clive?

I spent most of the race tailing an A grader (in the sag wagon) who punctured on the second Millers climb. He picked off two guys that dropped off (on Kourarou - one at the bottom, and one further up). He was TTing at 45-50km/h for a surprising amount of it... I kind of wanted him to withdraw, so I could go see more of the action... :blush:


That would have been Connor P I reckon..

A bit mean naming names when you don't know that! Not him as far as I could tell from my marshalling spot. And for the record, I think Connor did quite well in A grade considering how little road racing experience he's had! :thumbsup:

I've put what few pics I managed to snap on my cellphone camera up in the Road album on Vorb =} http://www.vorb.org.nz/photos-album-719.html
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Gee,you feeling grumpy Psych :D .. OK... Connor was in A Grade and he got a puncture and rode a large chunk on his own...
Connor did really well in A Grade considering the level of rides in that grade.
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Postby psychavoc on Sun 14/Dec/08 6:23pm

But he wasn't the one right at the back who John was following in the sag wagon :sly:

Good on him for only being 9 minutes behind with a puncture :thumbsup:
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Postby ThingOne on Sun 14/Dec/08 6:25pm

psychavoc wrote: But he wasn't the one right at the back who John was following in the sag wagon :sly:

Good on him for only being 9 minutes behind with a puncture :thumbsup:


Was John behind me... He should have tooted would have cheered me up, was feeling a little down..

Wheel wagans are a wonderful thing..
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Postby sifter on Sun 14/Dec/08 6:29pm

Here are a few photos from yesterday...
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A grade lining up. Alan Rice's dog Walter wearing some PNP kit provided by Ultimo. The Rice Mountain Classic is named after Alan
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B grade on the start line. Clive looking anxiously up the road...
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C grade on the start line. Young Luke arrived in style in his new Skoda!
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I think the wrench in the van got a bit of a telling off for getting this A grader back to the bunch after some front mech problems... (On the second Millers lap)
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Postby ThingOne on Sun 14/Dec/08 6:30pm

I was trying to look Staunch..

Those SIS girls where dammm quick up hills.
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Postby sifter on Sun 14/Dec/08 6:32pm

ThingOne wrote:
psychavoc wrote: But he wasn't the one right at the back who John was following in the sag wagon :sly:

Good on him for only being 9 minutes behind with a puncture :thumbsup:


Was John behind me... He should have tooted would have cheered me up, was feeling a little down..

Wheel wagans are a wonderful thing..


I tailed #24 from near the top of Millers on the second lap to the bottom of Kourarau. There he waved me on, but I was told to wait for him by the commissaires. He caught another guy soon after the bottom of the hill, and I watched the two of them lap it out for a while. I collected a number and timing chip at Limeworks, and then #24 caught the only other rider I saw. He pulled out at the bottom of Admiral's, and I returned the van at that point. I figured no one would be wanting a lift down the hill!
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Postby Conners on Sun 14/Dec/08 6:36pm

sifter wrote:A grade lining up. Alan Rice's dog Walter wearing some PNP kit provided by Ultimo. The Rice Mountain Classic is named after Alan

That's rad :thumbsup:
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