Brief midweek update


The Mansfield Courier has posted this on its facebook page today (Wednesday)

"ROADS WILL BE SEALED: Buttercup and Chapel Hill Roads at Merrijig , along with a connection on the Jamieson and Woods Point Road, will be sealed under a new 2.4 million dollar project."

Hopefully this gives us a safe new road loop to ride on and a new course for road racing in 2017!

SENIOR Dirt Crits - Long Course - MONDAY 22 FEB, 2016.

Damian organised the long course event for Dirt Crits on Monday evening.
Dave M and Damian G were to race over 3 laps, Brett S, Will MacD, Andrew M, Dave B, Jem D and Ethan L over 2 laps and Oli MacD, Trevor A and Will G over 1 lap.
Damian started off first with Dave M following 90 seconds behind. Brett, Will MacD and Andrew’s handicap was 8min 30sec followed by Dave B on 9mins. Ethan and Jem started off a further 2min 30sec later. Oli and Trevor left on 25mins followed by Will G on 27mins.
First to cross the finish line was Brett in a time of 44.28, followed by Trevor 15sec later. Will G completed the course in 46.05 with a fast finishing Ethan in 46.08. Dave B crossed the line in 46.35 and Andrew M familiarised himself with the long course with a time of 47.48. In 7th place was Jem in 48.08 followed by Oli in 49.03. Will MacD was 9th in 49.39 and in 10th place was the first of the 3 lappers, Damian in 50.11. Dave M completed the 3 laps in 52.23.
Will G now sits 10 points ahead of Brett S on 312 points. Followed by Matthew E on 241 points with Dave B in 4th on 239 points. Mike D and Will MacD are equal on 234 points with Ethan L on 224 points. David J is in 8th place on 205 points, Jem D 187 points and Daniel F rounds out the top 10 on 185 points.
Next Monday night is the Gravity Enduro event at Riflebutts MTB Park.

Bakker Plumbing Handicap - Thursday 18 Feb, 2016.

Approximately 25 riders lined up for the Bakker Plumbing Handicap, held this year on the Jamieson/Kevington course.  A beautiful late summer evening with fast racing culminating with the limit groups managing to stay away from the hard charging scratch and block groups.
The course follows the river from Jamieson to Kevington and returns to the finish at the Jamieson River, much of the field mesmerised by the beauty of the surroundings, failed to reel in the front markers with only Allan Gerrans (Local lad makes good) getting into the mix to spoil the show.
Fifth on the night was Craig “Wil” Wilson , 4th in a close sprint with Wilson was Di Condie in a return to racing, 3rd place went to Tony Morris “a snip away from the win”, second to Allan Gerrans and a well-deserved win to Andrew Clarke.
The club enjoyed a fantastic meal at Mingo's at the Junction following the race. Thanks to all the volunteers on the night, Trish and Darren Bakker for their ongoing support of the club, and Mingo and staff for a great night out.
Next week will be the Lords ground/Howes Creek Rd race and don’t forget Sunday March the 6th Women’s Ride, with a mountain bike and road riding option and the club will buy participating women a coffee or tea at the Delatite Hotel after the ride.
Results can be found here.


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