Halloween Omnium Thursday 10/11/2011 6:30pm***

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 27 Oct 2011, 16:20

Halloween Omnium. I know we are a bit behind the times & I will trial a week night event but it is easier to run the evnt when it is already dark and is a date that works for me;

Thursday night under lights omnium. For this event racing will take place with no overhead lights and instead riders must bring their own to install on their bicycles. It is expected that this event will be fantastic for spectators as riders will also be given different coloured glow stick for identification!

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Where: Tempe velodrome
When: Thursday night the 10th of November
What time: Gates will open at 6:30pm & Racing will start there after.
Who can come: Racing is designed and sanctioned for everyone in the club with a racing licence.
Races: as in original

We will have post ride beverages.

SO come along have a feed and enjoy some racing....

*** assuming there are no issues booking the velodrome.
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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 27 Oct 2011, 16:32

I've been looking for glow sticks and these look pretty good. We could tape one to the bike and put a few in the back pocket, the cost of racing will go up.... But the fun will go upper!!!

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http://www.glowsticksltd.com.au/glow-st ... 4god2jCj-w

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Postby mikesbytes » 27 Oct 2011, 20:20

Cool, that's the only Thursday I have available, so I'll be there

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Postby T-Bone » 27 Oct 2011, 22:05

I'm out, i've got exams... :(

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 28 Oct 2011, 09:06

I play AFL Thursday nights. But if we have a full team I will try and sub myself out...

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Postby shrubb face » 28 Oct 2011, 11:37

Ill be there.

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Postby rhys » 29 Oct 2011, 20:08

I can get green cylume sticks and maybe red ones from work if you want.

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Postby Julio » 29 Oct 2011, 20:29

rhys can you get any flares?....hehehe

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Postby jbcow » 30 Oct 2011, 19:51

I will be there, 6.30 will be a challenge but I will be there

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 31 Oct 2011, 08:09

rhys wrote:I can get green cylume sticks and maybe red ones from work if you want.


I have ordered the glowsticks but the more light/colours we have the better.

Cost of racing will be $10 to cover the cost of the track and glowsticks.

Please start to get your lights together. The better the lights, the safer the racing and safety is the number one priority. If your lights are not deemed to be good enough for safety reasons you will not be permitted to ride.

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Postby rhys » 31 Oct 2011, 19:58

I'll be at sea for this, but I'll try and get some glowsticks to someone before then.

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Postby mikesbytes » 31 Oct 2011, 20:22

I think that's me out, I've only got a 0.5w headlight

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 01 Nov 2011, 07:19

mikesbytes wrote:I think that's me out, I've only got a 0.5w headlight


I would think that most lights will be sufficient, having never done this before I'm not sure how much visibility each rider will need. I know the accumulative effect will be powerful.

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Postby andrewb » 01 Nov 2011, 18:51

I'm keen for this one. Sounds like fun, but I'm not sure whether I will be away for work then. If not, I've got a light and a cyalume stick ready.
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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 02 Nov 2011, 10:07

Glow sticks arrived today so we all ready for go!! I just have to check that the velodrome is booked.

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Postby Adrian E » 02 Nov 2011, 10:49

Hi Simon,
Assuming I can find a loaner bike for the event, I'll be there!
Cheers
Adrian

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 02 Nov 2011, 11:13

Adrian E wrote:Hi Simon,
Assuming I can find a loaner bike for the event, I'll be there!
Cheers
Adrian


I'm sure there's a spare bike down there.

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Postby Adrian E » 02 Nov 2011, 14:08

Cool!!! Now I just need a skeleton skin-suit :)

Some folks in London ran a halloween theme ride at Herne Hill although it's looking a bit more cyclocross
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 423&type=3

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 08 Nov 2011, 08:12

Only two more sleeps!!!

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Postby AlexD » 08 Nov 2011, 12:07

Ok, I'm in!

I don't have any proper MTB headlights, just little knog ones - do you think they'll be ok? It occurred to me that bright Ayups etc might be a bit blinding anyway, looking over your shoulder etc. On the other hand, I assume you'll be able to tell when someone is close behind you, so maybe the lights will actually make things fairly safe. Maybe?

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Postby Rainbow » 08 Nov 2011, 17:37

Hopefully the lights will be pointed more towards the ground, rather than in your oponents eyeballs!

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Postby Trouty » 08 Nov 2011, 18:25

Simon Llewellyn wrote:Only two more sleeps!!!


Bugger, I really wanted to come to this one, it would have been great to see, but I leave for Melbourne tomorrow. If anyone doesn't have a suitable light, I can lend them one for their bike, however, they would have to get it tonight as I fly out first thing tomorrow.

Have fun every one.

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Postby Camilla » 09 Nov 2011, 07:55

I'll be there. Assuming no storms.

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Postby 93 Turbo » 09 Nov 2011, 14:39

I have 20 each of red, yellow and blue cylume/chem light which I will drop down to the track tonight.

Cheers Jules

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 10 Nov 2011, 09:11

If it rains tonight we will have halloween rollers & order pizza.

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Postby jbcow » 10 Nov 2011, 13:40

Holding out for clearer skies...
I threw cable ties in my bag just in case we need them for the lights. Looking forward to the night

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Postby Trouty » 10 Nov 2011, 20:31

So how did it go?? Any pictures or stories?

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Postby mikesbytes » 10 Nov 2011, 21:03

500mtr times, riders will need to claim their times, didn't have anything to record names on
43.3 - Simon
46.0 - Adrian
41.8 -
41.6 -
46.0 - Andrew
43.1 -
40.2 - Alex C
42.5 -

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Postby timyone » 10 Nov 2011, 22:03

It was heaps of fun! I might be the 43.1

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Postby jbcow » 11 Nov 2011, 08:10

43.3 - Simon
46.0 - Adrian
41.8 -
41.6 -
46.0 - Andrew
43.1 -
40.2 - Alex C
42.5 - Justin B

Some pictures to follow on the weekend but nothing too exciting as I was mostly on the bike.
Tim Briers (spell???) was snap happy though so I'm sure we will see a gallery soon.

Thanks Simon for organising and the various supporters with stop watches, bells, starter holding and of course glow sticks
It was definitely a lot of fun and the timing of a full moon couldn't have been better.

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Postby jbcow » 11 Nov 2011, 08:15

timyone wrote:It was heaps of fun! I might be the 43.1


It would be a major aberration for me to sneak under the times of both Llewellyn brothers; perhaps the stop watch was low on battery and running slow by the time I eventually got around to the starting line...???

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Postby andrewb » 11 Nov 2011, 09:14

Yeah, was good fun and a great idea. Can't wait to see photos - it looked pretty good from where i sat. The moonlight was probably the winning difference as far as practicality was concerned. Many thanks for organising this. And for the commissairing and timekeeping. Looking forward to the Shoe Race next time!

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Postby AlexD » 11 Nov 2011, 13:12

It was nowhere near as dangerous as I expected - fine really. The glowsticks marking the edge of the track were a good idea. It was a bit hard to tell who you were chasing in the pursuit, or who was making a breakaway - I should have memorised the glowstick colours...

Looking forward to seeing some of the photos.

43.3 - Simon
46.0 - Adrian
41.8 - Anthony (I think?)
41.6 - Alex D
46.0 - Andrew
43.1 -
40.2 - Alex C
42.5 - Justin B

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Postby mikesbytes » 11 Nov 2011, 13:30

So that would make it;

43.3 - Simon
46.0 - Adrian
41.8 - Anthony (I think?)
41.6 - Alex D
46.0 - Andrew
43.1 - Tim
40.2 - Alex C
42.5 - Justin B

Good event Simon, you done well

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Postby timyone » 11 Nov 2011, 15:05

lol good work justin :D I havent been on a bike much lately etc :P it is probably corect

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Postby timyone » 11 Nov 2011, 15:05

lol good work justin :D I havent been on a bike much lately etc :P it is probably corect

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Postby jbcow » 12 Nov 2011, 20:24

https://picasaweb.google.com/justin.buc ... directlink

OK the photos are pretty rubbish but at least they give you a sense of what the night was like.

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Postby timyone » 13 Nov 2011, 13:48

heaps nice pics! I hope you don't mind me putting the ones I am in up on facebook

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Postby jbcow » 13 Nov 2011, 14:03

facebook away, but don't be shy of crediting the snapper!

Also..... On another note - I left my helmate at the track, I think on the seats directly track-side. If it is still there on Monday night, can someone please put it away for me, I'll be down soon to collect.

Cheers

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Postby Lizanne » 13 Nov 2011, 20:20

it was found, and put away. it should be down there


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