Alistair is no stranger to riding his bike, with more quality racing experience than most at the club. He is comfortable on a massive gear and is hard to beat when the momentum is up.
The 2011 season was one of the most enjoyable that I have been a part of, with more new riders than I can remember, and some real excitement building amongst the juniors. The move to holding track racing on Friday nights under lights has been a success as has a greater focus on simulating events at junior training on Tuesday nights. The club (that means you dear reader) has a great opportunity to build on this. Please do not be backward in getting involved, this is one aspect of the sport that the whole family can participate in at the same local venue, at the same time, and without cars, semitrailers, rednecks, potholes, or the expense of buying another bike. I can’t think of a better way to improve bike skills and the enjoyment of our sport.
As always, we are on the lookout for gear that you no longer use. Old shoes, eye sore jerseys, desolate hubs, lonely clincher rims, old school seats, dare I say it steel handlebars, or even a crusty frame taking up space in the shed – we can use them to put a kid on a bike. If you are one of those lucky riders who does not need to repair tubes, please give me the holy one, it’ll save the club $10.
A MASSIVE thanks to those that contributed to a great season, we really are fortunate to have a group that continues to give their time and assistance. The Hardaker Family, Gary & Sue Cameron, all the Thomo’s, the McDonald Family (not the burger one), Bax’s, Col Makinson, Terry Maclean, Emma Richardson, massive thanks to Kath Saward, Richard ‘Don’t call me Richie’ Berends, and to all the parents who are breathing life into our club at the ground level. Thanks must also go to the proprietors of Rainbow and Ventoux Cycles who selflessly sacrificed their time and margins. Thanks also to Chris Jahnz, Andy from Wear it, and Al Miller who along with several already mentioned all rode the Derny with distinction at some stage during the season.
2011 Track Champs Night II
Junior 1km Alissa Saward – 2:03.02
Senior 3km Matt Vagg 4:16.00 (approximate time on account of lap judge forgetting whether he was counting up or down ), Richard Berends 4:18.74, Scott Graham 4:45.00
Vets 3km Alistair Lane 4:33.00, Col Makinson 5:01.15
Women’s 3km Emma Richardson 5:03.00
Junior: Alissa Saward 20.10
Senior: Scott Graham 13.20 (54.54 km/h), Matt Vagg 13.60, Richard Berends 13.61 (no, I’m not joking, and no, I didn’t have the watch)
Vets: Alistair Lane 14.06, Col Makinson 15.92
Women’s: Emma Richardson 16:03
What? More? Oh yes, you can never get enough of track! We still have two Friday’s before Easter to race, the 8th and 15th of April. PLEASE NOTE: Track does not stop, it just goes around and around... racing/training scheduled each Tuesday of the year, juniors from 4.30pm, big kids from 6pm.cheersMatthew Vagg