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2016 Road Series Race 9 – Tidbinbilla

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Date(s) - 28/05/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Course start finish is Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve on Tidbinbilla/Paddy’s Rd

Riders will ride Nth and do a U turn at Flints Crossing. Head back past the Nature Reserve and continue another 4km to the next U turn (before the descent to Point Hut Rd). Riders then return to the start finish. Each lap is approx. 28km

MA/B/C and WA two laps
MD/E and WB/C one lap


Thank you to our volunteers to braved the cold conditions to enable a fun morning of racing
Apologies for the results of D and E grade (computer error) so please get in touch if you know who you are who got left out!

Still scarred after last weekend and a long way from home, the Tidbinbilla race was never going to match the Iron Mike for numbers and quality. However, racing is addictive and a lot of the usual suspects fronted in the 1 deg temperature, maybe hoping this might warm them up

A and B combined with around 15 riders
C rode solo with 8
D and E combined with a solo Vanessa from WC to make the third and final group

There was a gentlemen’s agreement between A and B at the start. There were also a lot of tired legs from the Iron Mike the week before
It was bloody freezing sitting in, but Bridge just wouldn’t get off the front! There were a few attacks, Wilson, Brendan, Bridge. A bombing raid from Trent petered out after a few meters. Each failed, likely because the air was so dense, that as soon as you hit the front, wattage doubled and speed seemed to halve
Bridge, Wilson and young gun, Simpson, got away on the first lap, climbing up past Corin, but were an easy enough target on the subsequent downhill. This did paint the picture for what would be the key pinch on lap 2 though
On the last flying downhill, back towards Tidbinbilla, a couple of manic kangaroos hopped all over the road, and as brakes were squealing, Trent blew by like we were standing still, and pinned his ears back for a mad dash to the finish. I think he’d been gapped on the last hill, and either didn’t see the kangaroos or didn’t care. Anyway the chase was on and he was reeled in 1km or so out Bridge sat up, because he’d rather just ride hard than win, and the rest of the group sprinted for the line. Wilson a deserving winner, Brendan 2nd, Rosser 3rd

C grade had the numbers to go solo. The bunch stayed together for what looked to be a nice Saturday morning training ride with the exception of Greg (G-Train) Collis who must have thought it was only a one lap race. D and E also looked to be having a nice morning, trying desperately to stay warm


1              734         Vanessa Goodspeed


1              378         Nick Wilson
2              964         Brendan Byatt
3              1301       Michael Rosser
4              746         Daniel Simpson (Simms?)
5              970         Charles Nicoll
6              714         Tom Hartley
7              881         Michael Brice
8              534         Dale Brearley
9              743         Scott Craig
10           925         Trent Smyth
11           383         John Bridge
12           933         Paul Frankcom
DNF       714         Peter Marshall


1              31           Martin Mullin
2              716         Jack Durey
3              291         Bruce Goodspeed
4              724         Reinhart Morghe
5              702         Joe Compton
6              194         Michael Carr
DNF       1475       Peter Storey
NO SHUTE           926         Greg Collis


1              721         Stuart Roesler
2              715         Mike Tunnah

3              1005
4              704         Grant Joshua
5              1490       Dan Rankins
6              1321
7              718         Danny Curral
8              1471
9              734
10           708         Edward Flaherty
DNF       722         Tristan Yip