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Oct132014

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 Hi Everyone,

Bruce has done a great job getting the road calendar up and going. It should appear under "Road Racing" to the left. Please note that there are a few spots left to fill in December for duty so have a look at those and let Bruce know if you can fill the positions.

Jason is keeping us up to date with the dirt crit report ( see below for the full report and check out the club's facebook site). Apologies for lack of pictures - I'm still learning to drive the site, Cheers, John.

 

Dear Dirt Critters,
Here is a wrap up of the latest mountain biking news.
Race 2
Kate Empey ran the senior event last week with seventeen senior riders.
Jem Davies made a welcome return to Dirt Crits and has obviously been working on his fitness, as he
came away with 1st place- Well done! In 2nd place was Keoni Bruner and in 3rd was Harry Retief in his
second race. Ethan Lee, 4th place, was joined by his dad, Mark, this week. Nick Watson might have also
been doing some training as well, finishing in 5th place. A notable performance was Kody Appleton’s top
ten placing after stepping up to the senior event- Well done Kody!
Matthew and Dave Empey
News on the grapevine is that Matt and Dave raced at Warbuton in
the first State Gravity event recently. Matt had his first win in the U13
category and Dave took out the Super Masters Category.
Dave also raced in Cairns at Round 6 of the Australian Gravity Enduro
series and finished 1st. This is Dave’s fourth 1st place and as a results
secured him the National series in his category- Congratulations!
Barjarg Victorian Enduro Series 6hr/3hr
The sixth round of the Victorian Enduro series, hosted by Alpine
Gravity, in association with Specialised and All Terrain Cycles, has
been run and won.
From all accounts it was a tough course with a lot of climbing and quite long and technical descents.
Our club was represent by Mitch and Matt in the pairs 6hr event (1st pace), Tom, Dan MacMunn and Jo
in the mixed teams (2nd place), and solo riders Anthony Plummer, Matt Jennings and Will McDonald.
Enve Victorian Gravity Enduro Series- Barjarg
This weekend October 24th-26th another MTB event will be held at
Barjarg. Even if you don’t intend to enter, it’s a great spectator event,
just a short drive from Mansfield.
Event Schedule
Friday- Registration from 8am. Practice from 9am to 4pm
Saturday- Registration from 8am. Practice from 9am to 4pm
Sunday- Registration from 8am. Seeded racing in categories from 9am
onwards
For more information visit www.alpinegravity.net
By Jason Parker
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Previously..........

MMBCC race report

 

The Mansfield Mt Buller Cycling Club summer season for 2014/2015 kicked off on Thursday 9 October with a Graded Scratch Race on the Whitfield Road. 27 riders were on the start line, at the Botanic Park for the 25km journey out to Sawpit Gully Road and back, to try to work off some of the internal insulation built up over winter.

First race to start was C Grade which saw Tony Morris battle it out with Amy Jewson in a somewhat ‘lean’ field of just two. Youth won out against wisdom with Amy taking the cash; a win in her first race marking a fine start to her MMBCC membership!

10 A-Graders were next on the start line. A patient start mean no one tried any serious moves until the road headed slightly upwards. Mitch Greenway and Josh Hopwood were the first to attack, just after Bridge Creek, with Foley Lachal the only one able to bridge across.

The rest of the bunch got organised and chased for the next few kilometres; swapping turns at the front to peg back the leaders, which was finally successful by Long Lane on the way back to town.

After a few small attacks, which strung out the field but didn’t produce lasting affects, the finale came down to a bunch sprint. Darren ‘Cipolini’ Bakker took the win so comfortably that he didn’t even need to stand to sprint! He finished just ahead of Mauro ‘Back in Town’ Brega and Lachal from Greenway, Jarrod Appleton and Hopwood.

B-Grade saw the biggest field of the night with 16 starters. True to expectations, there was an attack as soon as the neutral zone was completed at top of the Barwite Hill; Jason Parker, Anthony Plummer, Dave Moore and Matt Young putting the hammer down and gapping the rest of the field.

The status quo was maintained until just after Bridge Creek where Young just kept the same tempo up the climb and the others couldn’t go with him. Game over!

The other three got picked up by the bunch soon after; Will MacDonald took the bunch sprint for second ahead of Parker.

Special mention to Tony Williams who sprinted for 12th place over the top of Craig Wilson and John Eisner after the two had done all the work back into town. He must have been saving his energy for something else!

Many thanks to our officials and volunteers: Jodie, Dave, Jenni, Ian and Julie. We couldn’t race without you.

The MMBCC’s Summer Series continues on Thursday 16 October with the summer’s first Handicap Race along Benalla Road, starting at Dead Horse Lane. Entries via SMS to 0428 503 437 by 8pm Wednesday 5 February please.

 

Cheers,

Bruce.

Also...

congratulations to club Commissaires Margaretanne Hood and Tony Williams on formalising their cycling credentials by getting married!

 

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