Macarthur Crits 2011

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Postby T-Bone » 22 Mar 2011, 22:55

On Sunday night i realised entries were closing for the Macarthur Criteriums to be held on Sunday April 3rd. So with a few hours left to enter i didn't bother trying to remind anyone.

Luckily they seem to have extended entries until Sunday 27th.

We had a reasonably sized group race last year. It's a fairly easy circuit, and nice and fast unless the bunch doesn't want to ride.

I may enter, just need to think about it. Who else is in??

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Postby timyone » 23 Mar 2011, 09:12

oh far out im supposed to enter!!

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Postby mikesbytes » 23 Mar 2011, 12:35

Yeh, lucky its extended, I'll check my calendar and if it doesn't clash, I'm in

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Postby shrubb face » 23 Mar 2011, 12:45

I entered last night.

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Postby timyone » 24 Mar 2011, 08:05

im signed up, didn't actually check my calendar..

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Postby NOOG » 24 Mar 2011, 14:44

I'm in

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Postby mikesbytes » 24 Mar 2011, 17:12

Entered

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Postby chuckdbacon » 29 Mar 2011, 08:54

Ach, forgot to enter after getting approval =(. Apparently there are late entries on the day though.

How do the divisions here compare to usual A/B/C grading? I've raced comfortably in C grade Beaumount Rd and A grade at Southern Cross.

(The Macarthur CC website mentions that late entries will incur "strict grading", not sure what this means.)

Charlie

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Postby timyone » 29 Mar 2011, 09:26

go in the bottom grade. Even if your a strong rider (which you are) these crits are a harder level than club level. (tuesday night Heffron i a good judge of where your up to id say)

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Postby mikesbytes » 29 Mar 2011, 10:01

There's quite a difference in start times for the grades, we are better off knowing our grade before we turn up



Depending on my grade, I'm thinking of catching the train from Wolli Creek (50 minutes) and riding there (8k). Then I've got the option of riding home afterwards (50k).

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Postby timyone » 29 Mar 2011, 13:21

oo far out, i wonder when the grades are out! i love finding out my grade :D i dont as much when its a high one on the road! On the track i love high though :P

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Postby NOOG » 31 Mar 2011, 16:56

Grades are up:
http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/default.asp?Page=41946
CHUBB, Alexander U/23 Dulwich Hill BC 2

FOWLER, James Elite Men Dulwich Hill BC 3
NGUYEN, John Elite Men Dulwich Hill BC 3
LLEWELLYN, Timothy Elite Men Dulwich Hill BC 3

CLEMENT, Michael MMAS5 Dulwich Hill BC 4
LACEY, Mark MMAS5 Dulwich Hill BC 4

VESTY, Amy Elite Women Dulwich Hill BC 5

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Postby mikesbytes » 31 Mar 2011, 18:30

Interesting grading

A bit of data, in July last year Joshua and I went down to MCCC and did their
Results
2nd Joshua 25.50
13th Michael Cl 28.39
41 competitors

Now to map the times against the entrants we get;
Div ITT Name
1 24.57 TALBOT, Brodie
1 26.08 KOLBACH, René
1 28.20 BUTLER, Trent
2 26.08 HAMPTON, David
2 27.00 MCDONALD, Daniel
2 27.32 BANCE, Barry
2 29.19 TAYLOR, Aaron
2 29.53 PLAYFORD, Matthew
2 30.20 MCLAREN, Daniel
3 28.44 JACKSON, Andrew
3 28.59 DENNIS, Johnathon
3 29.26 HICKEY, Daniel
4 28.39 CLEMENT, Michael
4 30.06 GLEESON, Michael
4 30.42 KOUREMBES, Jimmy
4 31.36 KEERS, Allan
4 31.51 FLOOD, Peter
4 32.03 VELLA, Jason
4 32.07 MINASSIAN, Luke
4 32.12 PELLIZZERI, Joe

The ITT course was hilly and I understand that the crit course is flat

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Postby T-Bone » 31 Mar 2011, 21:20

Grades look to be where they should be, though i've got no legs at all. I might try to find some legs during the day tomorrow.

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Postby shrubb face » 31 Mar 2011, 21:44

Ive just glued a tubular in preperation. I felt good at heffron the other day so hopefully its a sign of good things for sunday.

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Postby Beanzy » 01 Apr 2011, 08:11

Hi Mike,

Open Grades are set by your club handicapper and submitted to Cycling NSW on a quartely basis i believe. The clubs/promotors for open events then use this information to assign gradings/handicaps for entered riders.

If you feel you should be riding up a grade talk to your club handicapper.

See you out there Sunday :)

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Postby timyone » 01 Apr 2011, 10:51

thats the spirit! grade us by our time trial times!!! :D ill be D grade thank you :D
LOL unless every ones going to do solo break aways i dont think this will work, though id be happy to sit on any one that does :D

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Postby timyone » 01 Apr 2011, 11:02

AHHHH theres sutherland lads in our grade! Sutherland lads seem to be every where! and they are all super fit and strong!!

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Postby chuckdbacon » 01 Apr 2011, 11:06

So I should just turn up for Division 5 at 8am?

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Postby timyone » 01 Apr 2011, 11:36

hmmnn umm maybe 4,

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Postby T-Bone » 01 Apr 2011, 11:39

I reckon Div 4.

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Postby chuckdbacon » 01 Apr 2011, 12:12

Sweet, more sleep. Planning to get there early to make sure the late rego is sorted out though.

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Apr 2011, 18:15

Some photos


Div 4, probably lap 1 or 2


Trying to control the pace of the bunch while Mark is off the front


The hammer is down


One of Alex, haven't come across any others

My race report over here


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