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by wallman
31 Jul 2009, 15:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Preliminary start list for dhbc timetrial the sunday...
Replies: 49
Views: 3802

[quote="Simon Llewellyn]No drafting. I have two Timers lined up who will not be racing but running it & driving. Alex R & Matt W. I plan to have two intermediate time checks on the road. As for the finish it will be after the last big climb but Matt is working that out.[/quote] The cour...
by wallman
28 Jul 2009, 09:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Preliminary start list for dhbc timetrial the sunday...
Replies: 49
Views: 3802

I'd really like to do it but I think I'm going to have to skip it. I've trained on after having the flu the week before Mudgee and now I'm a bit of a wreck. I'll be interested to hear what the times are though so that I can beat Alex as soon as I start riding again.
by wallman
20 Jul 2009, 16:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Wot kind of saddle can save I frm gettin dependent on viagra
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

I was having very occasional issues with numbness on my old saddle. This would only occur on particular rides - Centennial Park was guaranteed to cause me problems, presumably because I'd hold the same (bad) position for sustained periods. So I went for a saddle by these guys: http://www.sellesmp.co...
by wallman
16 Jul 2009, 09:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2009 flat tyre competition
Replies: 368
Views: 26684

My flat in the handicap at Mudgee on Sat: 19 jimmy 18 Glenno 17 16 15 14 13 12 .5 Timyone 11 11 10 09 08.5 mikesbytes 08 07.5 Alex C 07 Camilla 06.5 06 Terry 05 Huw, Kate 04.5 Micklan 04 Simon S, Simon, Lindsay, Wallman 03.5 yewenyi 03 02.5 02 Geoffs, TBone, orphic 01.5 Mark L, Christian 01 Vic, Mig...
by wallman
13 Jul 2009, 12:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Road Opens 11-12th July
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

far out matt?!!!!!! flat?!!!! hang on alex got 4th, in the whole thing? or for age? Yes, I flatted on Saturday, making it 3 races in a row that I have been forced to drop out of. As I was fixing my flat on the side of the road and looking for a cat to kick a photographer came up to me and said some...
by wallman
09 Jul 2009, 14:02
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Road Opens 11-12th July
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

I have been struck down by the dreaded man flu this week so it'll be instructive to see how I go on the weekend. It's super frustrating as part of my training plan this year was to peak for Rosemount but given that was cancelled I've moved things to peak for this weekend and now I'm coming into it o...
by wallman
04 Jul 2009, 17:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Jersey order 2009: Delivered, so come and get it!
Replies: 511
Views: 52969

I was planning on getting a skinsuit but I think I'll pass if that's the design. Where there any skinsuit alternatives? You should have spoken up much earlier! The design is a club decision and in particular with the skinsuit, it was a style track riders discussed and wanted. And unfortunately we c...
by wallman
04 Jul 2009, 17:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Jersey order 2009: Delivered, so come and get it!
Replies: 511
Views: 52969

I reckon C would look pretty good in a skinsuit. Yeah. Obviously it's subjective and everyone'll have their own opinion but I'd much prefer that. If we're keen for some black on our rears and want something a bit more dynamic we can just insert some black panels thusly: http://i680.photobucket.com/...
by wallman
04 Jul 2009, 14:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Jersey order 2009: Delivered, so come and get it!
Replies: 511
Views: 52969

by wallman
27 Jun 2009, 18:27
Forum: Track
Topic: pumped for RAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 149
Views: 12455

by wallman
26 Jun 2009, 08:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Road Opens 11-12th July
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

I'll be heading out with my girlfriend as well. I'll sort our accommodation out thanks James.
by wallman
20 Jun 2009, 12:35
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit race on Sunday 21/6/09!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1798

I guess this will be off if it's wet, is that right?
by wallman
17 Jun 2009, 17:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2009 flat tyre competition
Replies: 368
Views: 26684

The flat from Sunday's TTT - 17 jimmy 16 15 14 Glenno 13 12 11 10 09 08.5 timyone 08 07 Camilla, mikesbytes 06.5 Alex C 06 05 Huw, Terry, Kate 04.5 Micklan 04 Simon, Lindsay 03.5 03 Simon S, yewenyi, Wallman 02.5 02 Geoffs, TBone 01.5 Mark L, Christian 01 Vic, Miguel, Weiyun, 0.75 Ron, Declan 0.5 Ma...
by wallman
15 Jun 2009, 17:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Rocky Fortuna Stars In SBS Commerical
Replies: 1
Views: 637

It's definately a case of who you know. I worked there for quite a while and featured in one of the old-school promos in which they had a 30 second shot of someone's head in B&W. I was one such head. I was also in the opening credits of a show they did on weddings but I can't remember what it wa...
by wallman
14 Jun 2009, 16:54
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW team timetrial..
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

by wallman
09 Jun 2009, 15:07
Forum: Road
Topic: Keegan Downes Memorial Handicap and Scratch Race -27/28 June
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Keegan Downes Memorial Handicap and Scratch Race -27/28 June

Is anyone planning on heading north west for this? Saturday is a 111 km handicap from Coonabarabran to Gunnedah and Sunday is a 107 km graded race from Gunnedah to Tamworth. I've not done this race before but am interested in using it as a warm up for Mudgee which runs a fortnight later. Entries clo...
by wallman
05 Jun 2009, 18:36
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW team timetrial..
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

Ok, ive just discovered that all trains to the central coast are off for the entire weekend, so I guess your all riding up... Now some one just has to choose a time to meet.... According to google its about 75km from marrickville to the meeting spot. I've got to be honest and say that I can think o...
by wallman
04 Jun 2009, 13:59
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW team timetrial..
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

by wallman
04 Jun 2009, 13:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cervelo R3 vs S2 opinions?.
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

When my Bianchi died a month or so ago I was very close to getting an R3 or an RS, and still would if I hadn't taken the cheaper option of buying James' old Koln frame. I'm sure the aero benefits of the S2 are real but to reap them you need to either be sitting on the front of races or be off the fr...
by wallman
03 Jun 2009, 17:42
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW team timetrial..
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

So, I've got myself some aero-bars as of today. It's going to take me a bit of time to get them set up but at the moment I'm planning on taking them on a turn around Centennial Park during Saturday Slowies. There'll probably be a bit of on-the-run fiddling with position to be done but if anyone want...
by wallman
30 May 2009, 21:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Sydney Road Titles
Replies: 20
Views: 1787

by wallman
27 May 2009, 15:15
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW team timetrial..
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

by wallman
26 May 2009, 21:47
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW team timetrial..
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

by wallman
26 May 2009, 17:33
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW team timetrial..
Replies: 87
Views: 5593

I've been giving this a bit of thought and I think I might be interested. I've got absolutely no idea how I'd go and I think finding out might be...well not exactly fun but definately instructive. I'm about to do a Wiggle order and I might chuck in some aero shoe covers to prove to myself exactly ho...
by wallman
23 May 2009, 11:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap Now Open - Get in quick
Replies: 55
Views: 4705

by wallman
23 May 2009, 09:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap Now Open - Get in quick
Replies: 55
Views: 4705

I wouldn't mind grabbing a lift off someone or alternatively I can offer someone plus their bike a lift down- Matt
by wallman
03 May 2009, 19:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Canberra Tour
Replies: 19
Views: 1969

if I learnt anything today it was how to suffer. Dropped on the 2nd last climb Fearless Phil from Nowra and I chased the lead 20 for maybe 15kms and got within 100m of the trailing cars at the base of the last climb but then got blown away and didn't see them again till the end. I don't think i've e...
by wallman
02 May 2009, 21:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Canberra Tour
Replies: 19
Views: 1969

Well, a quick update after 2 hard stages today: James and I are in D grade with 70-odd others.i've had an 8th and 16th and am 2 seconds off the lead on non-adjusted times, James is 6 seconds off the lead and has some points in the KOM comp. We've had 2 sprint finishes so far but with dramatically re...
by wallman
22 Apr 2009, 17:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2009 flat tyre competition
Replies: 368
Views: 26684

Another flat in the rain... Points 12 glenno 11 10 09 08 07 Camilla 06 timyone, jimmy 05 Huw 04.5 mikesbytes 04 Terry 03.5 Alex, 03 Simon, Simon S, Lindsay 02.5 02 Geoffs, Micklan, TBone, Wallman 01.5 01 Vic, Miguel, Weiyun 0.75 Ron, Declan 0.5 Marion, Amy 0 -0.5 Ted
by wallman
17 Apr 2009, 08:38
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Road Work
Replies: 5
Views: 766

I'm confused as to where the road is being worked on, as wattamolla rd seems to be in helensburgh. I'm guessing it's from Garie turnoff to some point north of that?? That's pretty much right...I had a look at Google Maps before I put that post together and it definately has a Wattamolla Road coming...
by wallman
16 Apr 2009, 16:38
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Road Work
Replies: 5
Views: 766

RNP Road Work

This is just a note of caution to anyone who habitually rides through RNP that there's roadworks taking place there at the moment. Cars are currently being turned around at the Garie Bch turnoff and at Wattamolla Rd. They're letting bikes through but be warned that it's not a nice trip. There are va...
by wallman
07 Apr 2009, 21:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Powertap Hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

...meanwhile, back at the ranch, I went ahead and ordered myself one of these from the UK and it arrived last Monday. Somewhat disasterously it arrived with a Shimano freehub. I'm now waiting for the replacement Campy freehub to arrive. Once I've got that I'll need to do some fiddling with the new f...
by wallman
30 Mar 2009, 13:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Discussion on pace line riding b/n Waterfall and Sutherland
Replies: 40
Views: 3664

We coasted rather than dashed, but you're right in that there was no way the bunch was fitting through that gap. I can't really see how the guys on the front of the bunch can safely call an entire group through a right-hand turn across two lanes off traffic. Traffic, unlike most roadside obstacles,...
by wallman
29 Mar 2009, 16:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Discussion on pace line riding b/n Waterfall and Sutherland
Replies: 40
Views: 3664

One other safety issue I'd like to point out relates to right hand turns across traffic. At the corner of Port Hacking Rd/Parraweena Rd today, there were oncoming motor traffic and the lead riders dashed through the turn without a call, ignoring the moderate sized bunch following. The gap in traffi...
by wallman
29 Mar 2009, 12:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Discussion on pace line riding b/n Waterfall and Sutherland
Replies: 40
Views: 3664

Mmm. There was a reason Huw and Adrian went off the back and Simon and I spent time off the front on the way back to Sutherland. I've not really been that fussed about our pacelines previously but this morning was very ordinary. There's really no excuse for having guys in the middle of the bunch bun...
by wallman
24 Mar 2009, 07:47
Forum: Road
Topic: What new Bike to get?
Replies: 20
Views: 1968

Amy, I'm on Campagnolo as well and have been perfectly happy with my groupset. The one note of caution I'd make is that Campy components are, in some cases, significantly more expensive than the equivalent Shimano part. I would have said 'in all cases' but I read the other day that the big chainring...
by wallman
21 Mar 2009, 17:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2009 flat tyre competition
Replies: 368
Views: 26684

I'm on the board with a big shard of glass cutting straight through a brand new rear tyre on the way to Waterfall in the pouring rain this morning. What a fantastic memory that is. Matt Points 12 glenno 11 10 09 08 07 06 05.5 Camilla 05 Huw, timyone 04 Terry 03 mikesbytes 02.5 02 Geoffs, Micklan, Si...
by wallman
17 Mar 2009, 09:25
Forum: Road
Topic: Canberra Tour
Replies: 19
Views: 1969

It does look like you can nominate a grade upon entry, although presumably they'll be looking at our state handicap as well? I'm happy to take a steer from you on this James. D1/D2 would probably suit, but from the blurb on the website it looks like there might be NRS teams involved in which case D ...
by wallman
06 Mar 2009, 07:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Canberra Tour
Replies: 19
Views: 1969

Right, so as Mike says grading at Open level is very different to grading at Heffron. If last season is any indication, and I'd expect it to be, guys like myself, James F and Simon all race NSW D grade on the road. Huw is our lone C-grader as far as I'm aware, maybe Eugen as well? Racing at these th...
by wallman
05 Mar 2009, 17:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Canberra Tour
Replies: 19
Views: 1969

Canberra Tour

Looks like the Canberra Tour is back this year and will be running over the first weekend in May. See http://www.canberracyclingclub.org.au/event_details/?IntCatId=26&IntContId=841 for lots of details! As one of the first road races of the season (and 3 stages in two days at that, depending upon...
by wallman
27 Feb 2009, 21:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Powertap Hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

That's why I"m interested in knowing why Matty is looking at investing. I know he doesn't do anymore training than the rest of us so he must see it as a beneficial tool to the tune of a considerable investment, I"m just interested to what has spurred this decision? I've only got the rough...
by wallman
27 Feb 2009, 08:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Powertap Hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

by wallman
26 Feb 2009, 17:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Powertap Hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

If you're talking about Kinetic in Canberra then you're talking about an SRM distibutor, not a Powertap distributor. I'm good mates with one of the two guys that started that company but not good enough to put an SRM on my bike at a price I can afford! I've been looking overseas but I'd be more comf...
by wallman
26 Feb 2009, 14:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Powertap Hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

Powertap Hubs

So in a noble but probably doomed attempt to singlehandedly ward off the threat of recession in Australia I'm getting very, very close to deciding to buy myself a Powertap hub to train with. Problem is, I can't actually find anywhere in Oz to buy one. If anyone's got any idea who distributes and or ...
by wallman
24 Feb 2009, 10:54
Forum: Track
Topic: Copenhagen WC keirin 09
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

by wallman
18 Feb 2009, 08:08
Forum: Road
Topic: Will the waterfall ride still be on?
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

by wallman
17 Feb 2009, 20:25
Forum: Road
Topic: Will the waterfall ride still be on?
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

What was the weather like Mike? I woke up at 5.45, looked out the window and went straight back to bed. You missed out Alex! I took a look at the radar at 620 and it looked like no rain for at least 1.5 hours or so. I left at 645 and didn't get a drop of rain. Saw Pete, Mrs Pete, Andre and Mark and...
by wallman
30 Jan 2009, 14:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Next Fast RNP Ride - 17th January - Audley In
Replies: 175
Views: 25101

by wallman
08 Dec 2008, 13:46
Forum: Track
Topic: southern highlands open race report.
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Almost Tim, it's got two l's = wallman. Don't worry though, you're not having any more trouble spelling it than people seem to have pronouncing it! I've taken a couple of lessons out of Saturday night: firstly, I need to do a lot more track racing to get a feel for the tactics. K. Oliver hung me out...
by wallman
03 Dec 2008, 07:36
Forum: Track
Topic: Central Coast track open
Replies: 15
Views: 2157

There's some good pix of us at the CC Open up at actionsnaps.com.au Here's a nice one of the DHBC C-grade crew about to unleash the beast: http://www.actionsnaps.com.au/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=26&page=view&catid=1978&PageNo=2&key=62&hit=1 And a few good pain face sho...
by wallman
18 Nov 2008, 13:51
Forum: Track
Topic: Central Coast track open
Replies: 15
Views: 2157

As Simon has said above the Central Coast Open was pretty good. It was my first track open so getting a fourth (by half a wheel) in the kieren final was pretty pleasing and the miss'n'out was great fun, but all things considered I think my greatest accomplishments of the evening were probably muster...
by wallman
18 Nov 2008, 13:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour of Bright
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

As it turns out the 10% has won out and I'm going to pass on this. I've just got too much on at the moment to give it the attention it deserves. Good luck to whoever manages to make it down there.
Matt
by wallman
10 Nov 2008, 21:47
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour of Bright
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

I'm also 90% certain, but at the same time 10% uncertain.
100% Matt
by wallman
28 Oct 2008, 10:19
Forum: Track
Topic: Omnium this Saturday... 1/11/2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2239

moi trois

matt
by wallman
06 Oct 2008, 18:11
Forum: Track
Topic: Omnium this Saturday!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1770

ahhh Melbourne... a laundromat with internet connection and possibly a cafe... only on Brunswick St I'm guessing? My CrackBerry has me online 24/7 unfortunately so the laundry was in Northcote rather than needing to be on Brunswick. Brunswick Street's the place to be for Track forum readers though....
by wallman
06 Oct 2008, 10:12
Forum: Track
Topic: Omnium this Saturday!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1770

Wallman, will you be there? I've been thinking about seeing that bike in action again. The "Vector" isn't it called? I'm on hols Huw and am currently chilling out in a Melbourne laundromat. Will be back in another couple of weeks but after 3 weeks off the bike I'm not sure I'll be able to...
by wallman
22 Aug 2008, 15:40
Forum: Track
Topic: Massive thighs for all
Replies: 19
Views: 2869

Wow! That "how to..." photo sequence is somewhat confronting, but I compare surprisingly well at 56 cms and counting...

Matt
by wallman
18 Aug 2008, 17:51
Forum: Road
Topic: Grafton 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

I'm starting to ponder whether to have a crack at this. It looks like they are grading the race as A grade then divisions 2 and 3. If Div 3 is grades D and E a la Mudgee then I'm sort of thinking that I'd be (theoretically) competitive and that'll be much more conducive to keeping me going for 228km...
by wallman
20 Jul 2008, 20:34
Forum: Road
Topic: Local August Opens (Kurrajong, Ride for life, etc)
Replies: 29
Views: 3572

I'm in for Kurrajong.
Matt
by wallman
20 Jul 2008, 20:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Tamworth 2 Day Tour - August 9-10th
Replies: 11
Views: 1651

I've just entered this as well.
Matt
by wallman
18 Jul 2008, 16:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EPO/Drugs Update forum
Replies: 27
Views: 2529

by wallman
16 Jul 2008, 16:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Muswellbrook Road Opens (Long & Short) 19-20th July
Replies: 12
Views: 1635

I'm thinking about breaking out the yellow/grey jersey and giving it a spin as a late entry in Sunday's race. What sort of time are you thinking about leaving James to be there for the start? I'm also a bit worried about the class of competition, given that Huw struggled in combined C/D grade in Mud...
by wallman
14 Jul 2008, 18:08
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Road Opens - 12-13th July
Replies: 50
Views: 5746

Thanks Bill, but you're a bit bigger than me! I think there was a new order of jerseys arriving sometime very soon and I'll be first in line for one of them!
by wallman
14 Jul 2008, 12:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Road Opens - 12-13th July
Replies: 50
Views: 5746

Well, this was a pretty good weekend. Saturday's handicap was a mostly enjoyable trip up hill and down dale. I worked till we got caught by our chasing group perhaps midway through and then hung on along with James till a few groups caught us in the last few kilometres. This put paid to any thoughts...
by wallman
10 Jul 2008, 23:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Road Opens - 12-13th July
Replies: 50
Views: 5746

by wallman
10 Jul 2008, 17:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Road Opens - 12-13th July
Replies: 50
Views: 5746

Handicaps for Sat are up here: http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/files/Races/2008/08170/08170.htm#Handicaps And grades for Sun are up here: http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/files/Races/2008/08172/08172.htm#Grades I'm not sure whether to be excited or insulted about Sunday. Matt
by wallman
16 Jun 2008, 21:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Road Opens - 12-13th July
Replies: 50
Views: 5746

I haven't entered this yet but will do so before the cutoff. If it stops raining between now and then I might even get some training in.
Matt
by wallman
08 Jun 2008, 21:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Wagga Open "McDonalds Classic"
Replies: 33
Views: 3926

Yeah it was pretty quick. As James said there wasn't really any shelter in the front group through the middle of the race and we were really motoring. It didn't help that I dropped my chain but by 70km I'd been working the whole way and was starting to feel it. The crit today was pretty good fun. It...
by wallman
05 Jun 2008, 19:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Wagga Open "McDonalds Classic"
Replies: 33
Views: 3926

Guys, Sorry I haven't been in touch. Work has been mad, plus I got just enough training time in on Tuesday to go over in the wet. I'm a bit the worse for wear but am still heading down. Sounds like we'll all be tip-top come Saturday. I'll drive the Falcon. I've taken the day off work and was hoping ...
by wallman
03 Jun 2008, 15:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How does a shimano shifter die?
Replies: 31
Views: 3019

Buy Campagnolo.

Gotcha!
by wallman
02 Jun 2008, 15:56
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 31.05.08
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

So you didn't wear my jersey. Didn't know you were taller than Huw. I actually had your jersey in my bag just in case you showed up! When you didn't I figured I'd give it to you Sunday which meant I needed to keep it clean so I went around in the yellow. As it's turned out it rained Sunday and I'm ...
by wallman
02 Jun 2008, 14:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 31.05.08
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

Matt, how does C grade compare with D grade? Very hard to say given that I rode 12 of the 14 laps alone, but that should tell you plenty in itself. I think the field was pretty thin because of the Road Championships out west, but with that said I was a bit insulted that they didn't bump me up to B ...
by wallman
01 Jun 2008, 10:56
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 31.05.08
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

Re: Heffron 31.05.08

Huw and Matt did very well getting first and third in C grade While I'm off conditioning for Wagga at the Sydney roads with the A open boys you guys are riding C grade? Gees that's not going to help ease the suffering next weekend but I guess you could say your protecting your handicaps? AL will be...
by wallman
27 May 2008, 09:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Wagga Open "McDonalds Classic"
Replies: 33
Views: 3926

Guys, As discussed the other night I'm keen to head down there on Friday arvo and head back on Sunday with the Cervelo that I'm going to win in the raffle. I'm happy to drive if need be but the vehicle will depend on how many are travelling at the same time so if you're keen let me know and I'll pen...
by wallman
26 May 2008, 15:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap 25th May- Don't miss this!
Replies: 208
Views: 15867

For what it's worth I had a pretty good time of it in the 21 min bunch with James. We swallowed up the guys on 24 min pretty early on despite some less than ideal paceline work along the way. I never really felt like we got cracking but we still stayed away until the end of the 2nd lap when we caugh...
by wallman
24 May 2008, 21:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap 25th May- Don't miss this!
Replies: 208
Views: 15867

by wallman
23 May 2008, 22:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap 25th May- Don't miss this!
Replies: 208
Views: 15867

I'll have a spare seat Sunday morning if anyone still needs a lift.

Matt
by wallman
22 May 2008, 13:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Campy Chain
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Huh? The guide pin comes with each new chain and link chain. Are you sure you didn't miss it? It comes in a tiny plastic sleeve along with the actual link pin. Your problem with using a Wippermann is that the chain will have to be one link shorter than if you were using the pin link. Alternatively,...
by wallman
22 May 2008, 11:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Campy Chain
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Campy Chain

After another round of hilarious DIY hijinx on my bike I've found myself in the awkward situation of having a new 10sp chain and chain link but no chain link guide with which to install it. So next time someone installs a new 10sp campy chain could they keep the guide pin and pass on to me if possib...
by wallman
12 Apr 2008, 18:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 12 April
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

As Mick said D grade was chockers with DHBC today. The blokes at sign-on asked me if I wanted to go up a grade but I declined and said I wanted to finish on the podium before I went anywhere. After last week's frustration I kept off the front till the 8th lap then kept a close eye on the contenders ...
by wallman
07 Apr 2008, 07:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 5 April
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

Yeah, by that stage I was dying a thousand deaths so it wouldn't have taken much to get back on my wheel. I have to say though that when I looked back down the straight I thought my break looked much longer than 40 metres! Wishful thinking... We well and truly paid our dues in that race and it was f...
by wallman
30 Mar 2008, 16:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fooled by daylight saving
Replies: 6
Views: 937

I got sucked in as well. I got to Mick Mazza's at what my BlackBerry told me was 6:35 and didn't see anyone and set of off to chase thinking the group was 5 mins ahead of me. Finally caught them at the servo on their way back and discovered that I was an hour behind the rest of the state. BUT Since ...
by wallman
28 Mar 2008, 09:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap 25th May- Don't miss this!
Replies: 208
Views: 15867

I've just entered as well.
matt
by wallman
19 Mar 2008, 07:34
Forum: Road
Topic: KOM Cyclery Series Race at West Head tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

The next one's on the 30th March. It's also the Northside Road Championship race...not sure how that will affect the standard.
by wallman
18 Mar 2008, 16:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Replacing Campy Cranks/BB
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Ta Weiyun. I've been nursing these cranks for the past two years but haven't had the foresight to collect any tools in that time so now that I've got the new cranks I'm feeling quite impatient and am inclined to just get it done by a pro as you suggest. The other thing I meant to mention was people'...
by wallman
18 Mar 2008, 13:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Replacing Campy Cranks/BB
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Replacing Campy Cranks/BB

Right, so I've got a replacement set of cranks as mine have well and truly done their bit. They're missing the chainring bolt that goes into the crank due to a stripped thread and the BB sounds like an empty spray can with the mixer rattling around inside. Anyway, after taking note of the yellow war...
by wallman
16 Mar 2008, 11:01
Forum: Road
Topic: KOM Cyclery Series Race at West Head tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Well this was a fairly interesting morning...arrived at sign-up to be told that there was no D grade available and I'd have to race C. I was then fairly surprised to see 10 or so D-graders head off just before they let C grade go. Anyway C grade pace was fairly easy, so easy in fact that I had to as...
by wallman
15 Mar 2008, 12:41
Forum: Road
Topic: KOM Cyclery Series Race at West Head tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

by wallman
15 Mar 2008, 09:18
Forum: Road
Topic: KOM Cyclery Series Race at West Head tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

KOM Cyclery Series Race at West Head tomorrow

Is anyone thinking of heading out to this? I'm going to give it a shot rather than go to Heffron this arvo.
matt
by wallman
27 Feb 2008, 17:32
Forum: Track
Topic: Calling all DHBC members to our own Track Event 7th March
Replies: 66
Views: 7402

by wallman
10 Dec 2007, 07:26
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Friendly road race Sunday 9Dec in Terry Hills
Replies: 21
Views: 2894

I drove up there and was getting my gear together out of the car when I realised there was a vital piece of kit missing - my shoes. Not a happy memory. I think I saw Eugen there but I was so pissed off I'd lost the power of speech so I didn't say hi. I like the looks of this one though and will prob...
by wallman
10 Dec 2007, 07:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron Park 8th December 2007 - a special day
Replies: 58
Views: 8961

You'll be fine. I raced C a couple of weeks ago in my first race ever and it was also the first time I'd seen the track. I got a bit of a fright at how fast the corners are taken but otherwise the level was pretty comfortable. I had a turn or two on the front, tried a half-hearted breakaway (obvious...
by wallman
04 Dec 2007, 14:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Critical Mass - Bridge Ride - Friday 5:30pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3734

I went. It's difficult to hold a placard when you've got both hands on the bars but I certainly heard plenty of bystanders asking what the ride was about and being informed of what was happening and why. To get to the starting point in Hyde Park from home in Marrickville I rode up Broadway and then ...
by wallman
26 Nov 2007, 14:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour of Bright 2007 - RACE REPORT ADDED pg2
Replies: 32
Views: 5519

Yeah, spent yesterday at RPA under observation. Got my head scanned and my blood screened. All clear on both fronts! I'm assuming that means they found a brain and nothing else, but you never know given Saturday's stupidity.

Wet roads are slippery!
by wallman
26 Nov 2007, 09:25
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour of Bright 2007 - RACE REPORT ADDED pg2
Replies: 32
Views: 5519

Gents, while training on Sat I took a bit of a fall. While I'm in much better shape than my helmet I'm not great - headachey and my depth perception seems to be a bit out. Depending on how I pull up over the next couple of days I may or may not get down to Bright.
m
by wallman
21 Nov 2007, 15:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour of Bright 2007 - RACE REPORT ADDED pg2
Replies: 32
Views: 5519

by wallman
20 Nov 2007, 06:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour of Bright 2007 - RACE REPORT ADDED pg2
Replies: 32
Views: 5519

by wallman
18 Nov 2007, 12:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour of Bright 2007 - RACE REPORT ADDED pg2
Replies: 32
Views: 5519

I'm sorely tempted to give this a shot. I don't have aero bars but I figure for a 14k TT I can muddle through in the drops but my worry is the climbing. What sort of cassette will you guys be using up Mt Hotham? I'm running an 11-23 at the moment which got me through RNP this morning but I think I'l...

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