Posts Tagged "ACT Vets"

Uriarra Homestead Graded Scratch Race

Here is a summary of Scratch race conducted by the ACT Vets on the 08/03/09

Distance: 40:05km for all grades
Temp °C: 15.2
App Temp °C: 14.6
Rel Hum %: 80
Wind Dir: ESE
Wind Speed: 6km/hr
Wind Gust: 7 km/hr
Avg Speed (B Grade): 35.1km/hr

Perfect conditions for racing and what appeared to be a good turn out for a club race. So much so that the course had to be shortened due a lack of marshals.

From my view in B grade; Had a hard time keeping up at first thanks to a slight cold but we kept it together and only lost two riders before the main hill. At the main climb at about 18km in the field got blown apart with 3 riders going off the front, another 3 of us clinging on about 300 metres behind and the rest of the field falling away.


I was sure I would fall away too but for some encouragement from James Jordon, we kept chasing and brought it back together by the time we got back to the finish line for the last lap.

The pace was off for the last lap with some surges to keep us honest. I led a few but didn’t have enough in me to try a break away.

Not sure all of the final six tried for the sprint finish, I found myself picking up third place with a surge for the line rather than a full on sprint.

Full result can be found here



Lookout Hill Elders Time Trial

Here is a summary of time trial conducted by the ACT vets on the 15/02/09

Distance: 18:15km
Temp °C: 13.9
App Temp °C: 12.7
Rel Hum %: 86
Wind Dir: SSE
Wind Speed: 9km/hr
Wind Gust: 13 km/hr

I thought it was an excellent course, flat enough to get a good rhythm going but still has a kick on the return leg getting up lookout hill. The SSE wind made the run to Point Hut nice and easy giving people a false sense of security, only to have the uphill battle and the head wind on the return leg.

As for my performance, quite happy after my first time trial in 18 years, covering the course in 29:39 minutes at an average speed of 36.8 km/hr using a standard road bike with “aero” bars attached.



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