MMBCC News - 23 October 2012

Hi Everyone,


Road Racing

Great weather and improving fitness saw twenty three cyclists line up for last Thursday's first handicap race for the season on the Barwite loop course. Daryl Rielly, Dave Clark, David Jagger and Chris Washusen took off first as the limit crew. Getting somewhat spread out up Coombsberg, the bunch realised their only hope of staying out was to stay together so a tactical regrouping ensued down the hill.

Further back, Steve Plummer cleverly managed to jump onto the scratch bunch of Jock Brega, Bruce Halket, Tim Ross and Darren Bakker. Although working hard the bunch couldn't make inroads into the limit group who rode well for Jagger and Washusen's first race. Finally Daryl Rielly was able to Jump Dave Clark and took out a well deserved win. Jock Brega took out fastest time for the evening. Thanks to the Alpine Butchery for the gutsiest effort prize which went to David Jagger who placed third.



The Club Only Membership forms have now appeared online and can be downloaded from the following page on Cycling Australia's website:

Club Only Membership must be submitted manually using the above form.
All other categories of Road Membership should be done online as there is now a $5 processing fee imposed by Cycling Victoria on manual forms.

Club Only Membership Fees are as follows:
Elite $223 (Born between 1984 and 1990 inclusive)
U23 Men $223 (Born between 1991 and 1994 inclusive)
Masters $146 (Born on or before 1983)
U19 $146 (Born on or after 1995)

These amounts include the $20 MMBCC Membership Fee and the $5 Cycling Victoria Processing Fee.

Completed forms together with the correct cash or a cheque made payable to Mansfield Mt Buller Cycling Club should be handed to Geoff Jones.



Mountain Biking

A horde of 41 riders descended on Riflebutts Reserve for the third race in the spring-summer MTB dirt-crits series.

With 13 eager contestants there was no holding back in the kids race.

So fierce was the competition that when Jamieson McNamara crashed, his sister Ebony rode straight over him. Thankfully, there were no hard feelings or lasting injuries!

The adults race was equally competitive and saw all riders finishing within one lap of each other.

Tom MacMunn and Mitch Greenway steamed around the course completing six laps, but couldn’t reach the podium thanks to some tough Irish handicapping.

In a mixed night for the MacMunns, Paula put in an impressive effort to finish fifth, while young Bella showed guts by completing her lap despite injuring a finger.

Fourth place went to Foley Lachal, third to Trev Arnold, and second and first were nabbed by Paul MacNamara and Tod Howland.

Duty roster is now up on the website. Please have a look for when you are rostered on. If you cannot make it, please arrange to swap with another person. Once arranged,please advise Katie Moore of change.Monday nights at Riflebutts Reserve. Kids races register at 5:15pm for 5:30pm race,Adults register at 5:45 for 6:00pm race.

See you next week!


Social / Other

This from Jen Lovick:

FInal Call!
So far we have one person keen to ride in the M2M 2013 (Murray to Moyne). If there are a few more prepared to commit then we can run with the event otherwise we will opt for plan B ......

Plan B might look like a "round the lake" or other club based ride that we will use to fundraise for the hospital. Plan B could be a good option. Please get back to me with your ideas/wishes.

 Cheers, Jen Lovick Mobile 0427800935 Email