z10.1 Oct 3 Bleat

Post date: Jan 06, 2012 12:38:34 AM

Timely Reminders:

Committee Meeting tonight at the Weston Club at 8:00pm.

Race Director still required for Old Federal Hwy Hcp on 15 October.

Racing This Week:

Tuesday, 4 October - Stromlo Criteriums (Week 1) from 5:45pm

Where: Stromlo Forest Park Circuit.

When (approximate start and race times): G at 5:45 for 15min; A&B at 6:00 for 35min; C&D at 6:40 for 30min; E&F at 7:10 for 25min.

Race Director: Sue Powell

Contact: sue.powell@anu.edu.au, (mob) 0427 609 364

Help Needed: Sue will need at least one volunteer to assist her.

Thursday, 6 October 6:00pm - Queanbeyan Track Racing

The track racing season will kick off with a practice session on Thursday 6 October at the Queanbeyan track. There will be no racing. All interested riders are invited - particularly new riders and track novices. It is a great opportunity to give track a try!


+ Queanbeyan track is located in the park in Central Queanbeyan (behind the police station);

+ Track & road bikes acceptable;

+ New riders can get practical advice on gearing, bunch riding & track etiquette;

+ Interested riders can try out a track bike;

+ Experienced riders can tune up the machinery & motor;

+ All riders can express their preference for events & races;

+ The practice session will be around 1hr 30 mins;

+ There is no formal structure to the practice. You can do your own thing.

+ We hope all riders will later adjourn to the Rendevous Cafe to discuss the coming track season.

A few basics on track etiquette for the practice session:

+ If you are cruising around the track, ride high (next to the rail);

+ Tempo riders use the centre of the track;

+ Use the inner track if you are circulating fast or sprinting;

+ Hold your line - don't make any sudden changes of speed or position;

+ Be very careful if you are crossing or moving on / off the track;

+ Start from the fence and be aware of riders approaching;

+ Be careful braking on road bikes. Remember the track bike on your arse has no brakes!

Regular track racing will start on Thursday 13 October.

Track News: http://www.actvets.cc/track and a news page http://www.actvets.cc/track/tracknews

There is a mailing list for track riders. If you would like to be added to this list please reply to track@actvets.cc

Saturday, 8 October - Stromlo Time Trial

Where: Stomlo Forest Park.

When: Sign on by 1:15 pm. Start in order of signing on from 1:30pm.

Race Distance: Out and back on SFP-Urirarra Road course = 20km.

Race Director: John Thorn

Contact: jpthorn@gmail.com, (02) 6226 8023

Help Needed: John will require at least 2 turn marshals and two others to assist at the start and finish. Please contact him early this week to offer assistance.

Directing Next Month?: Please Confirm

Please check the list below and notify Graham (webmaster@actvets.cc) if you are unable to meet your obligations or provide a substitute director in your absence.

Sue Powell (Stromlo Crits – Tues 4 October).

John Thorn (Stromlo Time Trial - Sat 8 October)

John McGlynn ( Stromlo Crits - Tues 11 October)

*Director Required (Old Federal Hwy Hcp – Sat 15 October).

Christophe Barberet (Stromlo Crits - Tues 18 October)

Jan Koehler (Lookout Hill Time Trial – Sat 22 October).