z11.4 Nov 28 Bleat

Post date: Jan 06, 2012 12:45:39 AM


Annual Membership Fees are due next month, and the good news is that although our insurance rates have increased, there will be no increase in membership fees in the short term.

Bleats will be again edited by Richard Gorrell, until mid-February 2012, so please send copy or questions to him at vice.president@actvets.cc


Tuesday, 29 November: Stromlo Criteriums from 5:45pm

Where: Stromlo Forest Park Circuit.

Sign on: 15 mins before your grade's scheduled start time wearing your registered number. NO NUMBER; NO START!

When (approximate start and race times): G at 5:45 for 15min; AB at 6:00 for 35min; CD at 6:40 for 30min; EF at 7:10 for 25 min.

Race Director: Peter Harding

Contact: pete.harding@bigpond.com.au; tel. 6255 6696

Help Needed: At least one volunteer to assist at the chute.

Thursday, 1 December: 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.

Contact: track@actvets.cc

As always results can be found on the rms and more detail at http://www.actvets.cc/track/tracknews

Sunday, 4 December: Uriarra Homestead Graded Scratch

When: 8:00 am Sunday 4 December.

Sign on: from 7:15 to 7:45 am wearing you registered number. NO NUMBER, NO START!

Where: Uriarra Homestead near intersection of Brindabella and Uriarra Roads

Parking: Off the road on the Homestead side of Brindabella Road. Please do not park on the opposite (left) side of the road which will be used as a start/finish zone.

Course: Start at Uriarra Homestead; ride uphill to Blue Range Spur; U-turn downhill to top of Uriarra Crossing; U-Turn back to Blue Range Spur, for second time; U-Turn to top pf Crossing for second time; U-Turn to finish at Homestead.

Race Distance: 38.2 km for all grades

Race Director: Angelika Mauch

Contact: rma33006@bigpond.net.au; tel.6299 6457

Help Needed: Angelika will require at least 3 road marshals and three other assistants to help at the start/finish zone and the chute.


Lookout Hill Time Trial, Sunday 27 November.

38 starters and 5 officials turned out on a cool, breezy but fine morning. A grade provided the largest group and the fastest time of the the day for Allan Sieper (27.45) ove4r the 19.5 km course. Other grade winners included James Jordan, Les Ridsdale (by more than 3 minutes in C), Jeff Culnane, Pat Rooke, Ian Morton, Bruce Jones. Barbara Bayliss and Jing Huang were at their consistent best finishing second in their respective grades. John Barlow and Cameron led the tandems home.

Many thanks to Race Director Wayne Gregson, Aurelio Biurra, Bill Frost, Graham Hendrie and Chris Daly for making this event possible and successful.

For full results of all events go to the web site http://rms.actvets.cc/

Some Notes on Rules & Scoring for the Time Trials (from James Jordan):

All time trials are run as individual events, as well as part of an overall series.

To be considered eligible for the series title all races must be completed.

Riders who have a mechanical on a course will be considered to have raced, but will not earn any points.

Any bike, road or time trial, can be used for the course, but must be the same bike and wheel set for each course. Penalty for using different bike or wheel set is 60 points.

Although it is expected that each rider will honour the series and try as hard as they can for each race the Series Director can decided that a rider has ‘sandbagged’. This is where a rider has deliberately gone slowly on their first effort on a course to maximise points. Riders will be disqualified should this decision be made. Points are earned by beating the previous time run on each course. Each second is worth one point. (For example, Joan Smith's first attempt on Short course is 34 min 15 seconds. The second attempt is 33 min 10 seconds. Difference in time is 1 min 5 seconds which equals 65 points.)

An additional 5 points will be issued for each course raced for the fastest rider in each grade.

Directing This Month?

Please notify James Jordan (handicapper@actvets.cc) if you are unable to meet your obligations or provide a substitute director in your absence. If you are unable to direct for any reason please try to make alternative arrangements by swapping with other allocated Directors. If you cannot make a swap please give us at least a weeks notice so we can call for a replacement in a timely fashion.

See website for list of future events and allocated race directors. http://rms.actvets.cc/