z11.1 Nov 7 Bleat

Post date: Jan 06, 2012 12:42:48 AM

Timely Reminders:

URGENT, URGENT! JIM CRUDEN NEEDS HELPERS TO KEEP SUNDAY'S RACE ALIVE: Contact him at jcruden@ozemail.com.au, or (02) 6284 7766 ASAP today.

NO EVENT NEXT SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER: Sunday is an intended 'rest day'.

THE NEXT TWO BLEATS WILL BE EDITED BY ROB DIAMOND: Please send copy or questions to him at president@actvets.cc

Racing This Week:

Tuesday, 8 November: Stromlo Criteriums (Week 6) from 5:45pm

Where: Stromlo Forest Park Circuit.

When (approximate start and race times): G at 5:45 for 15min; E/F at 6:00 for 15 min A/B at 6:20 for 25min; C/D at 6:45 for 20min.

Registration: at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time, wearing your registered number. NO NUMBER; NO START!

Race Director: Tony O'Connor

Contact: tel 6238 3673; email tony.o'connor@deewr.gov.au

Help Needed: Tony will need at least one volunteer to assist at the chute.

Thursday, 10 October: Queanbeyan Track Racing

Where: Queanbeyan Park

When: Warm up from 5:30 pm; first race at 6:00 pm.

Scratch races, two lap handicap, derny races and Italian pursuits. Road and track bikes welcome.


Sunday, 13 November: NO RACE SCHEDULED

Recent Events:

Stromlo Crits, Tuesday 1 November.

What a difference sunshine makes! This week's racing induced a record turnout of 124 (including a crowd of 31 in D grade). It must be harder to get to the front and score points these days, but most of Tuesday's winners were on form and no strangers to the podium: Paul Connor, Reinhard Mauch, Paul Angelatos and Paul Rickets. Jane Jones scored her third victory in recent F grade appearances, while both newcomer Leigh Goldsmith (in G) and Simon Bateman (in F) won for the first time. An unfortunate crash disrupted the A/B race and recruited a new member for Club Clavicle (see Peter Marshall's story below). Many thanks to Race Director John Thorn for coping with this and successfully managing an exciting and extremely popular program.

Full results at http://rms.actvets.cc/

And Another Tale of Woe (supplementing those of Allan Bontjer and Andrew Peel):

Unfortunately last night didn't go according to my plan: i.e. sit in the pack huffing and surprise Ian Downing and others (and self) on the bell lap! The accident has resulted in a broken collarbone and a number of weeks off the bike. I would like to pass on my gratitude to those who assisted and those who put their bodies on the line by ushering riders around my sorry carcass (apologies to all grades for presenting an obstacle on course); a big thank you to Rod Bates who assisted and volunteered to cleaned up after me (bike etc). Sorry for ruining your race, Rod! And, apologies to John Thorn for interrupting the event. - Pete Marshall

Sunday 6 November: Uriarra-Mt McDonald Graded Scratch.

Apologies! Circumstances have required this early edition of the Bleat, so there is no report for this event yet. Thanks in advance to Jim Cruden and all who assisted. Please check for results at the usual site: http://rms.actvets.cc/

Directing This 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.

Anthony O'Connor (Stromlo,Tuesday 8 Nov.)

Steven Dean (Stromlo, Tuesday 15 Nov)

Ian Downing (Lookout Hill, Sunday 20 Nov.)

Darius Everett (Stromlo, Tuesday 22 Nov.)