Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sydney Racing Weekend July 2009

On Friday I packed two bikes and one frame to head off to Sydney for:

  • A visit to Peter Bundy Cycles to have my Surly Steamroller reworked into a road fixie
  • RAW Friday night track racing
  • A nice technical crit at Heffron park with Randwick-Botany on Saturday afternoon
  • The Caravello Cup Enduro road race at Eastern Creek dragway with Waratah's on Sunday morning
  • And finally a training session at Dunc Gray velodrome with the MACT crew on Sunday afternoon

RAW track racing was fast and furious and fun. I was a bit outpaced at first, but moved up a gear when I found my leg speed lacking.

I love the Heffron Park crit, dodgy corners, lots of them rough surface, everything a crit should be. Did I mention 15 corners or so per lap?

On Sunday I was keen to race, never mind the fatugue of two race days. I've always done well at Eastern Creek, another lopp with plenty of corners. This time a break got away and I could not bridge to it by myself, but managed to win the bunch sprint for 4th

In the afternoon we did some test pursuits, I only did one, that is 2km at 2:46. I bit slow, hope to improve with more speed/power work in the next few weeks

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