Waratah Vets Tempo Cup Eastern Ck Sun 16th Dec

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Postby Stuart » 05 Dec 2012, 16:49

Hello DHBC masters riders with a race license (and all ages fems). Last Vets race at Eastern Creek for the year on Sunday 16th Dec at 7.00am for all grades.

It's the Tempo Cup, whatever that is. Lets get a big contingent of riders out there in red, and carve them up. It's a downhill 12m wide finish straight.

If you're on Twitter, follow @WaratahMasters for race day updates (especially if the weather is dodgy).

Who's in ???

http://www.waratahmasters.com.au/eventsmenu.cfm

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Postby Nozzle » 05 Dec 2012, 21:43

It's a Graded Scratch race. Looks like fun. Will see if I'm in any form after all these Chrissy parties.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 06 Dec 2012, 17:06

I could be interested...

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Postby Philip » 06 Dec 2012, 19:56

I've just got a race license but have never raced. So excuse my ignorance but what is a scratch race? Do I have to nominate a grade or do they do that. Cheers, Philip.

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Postby mikesbytes » 06 Dec 2012, 20:14

What time?

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Postby Stuart » 06 Dec 2012, 20:21

7.00am start for all grades

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Postby Philip » 06 Dec 2012, 20:39

Thanks Stuart. I think I get it, though it sounds rather chaotic. So if all grades start together does that mean there is effectively one race? Or more correctly multiple races but all run concurrently. I imagine slipstreaming other grades is a no no. Are we colour coded?

I usually ride with the middies. Is there any climbing at eastern creek, I prefer a climb, I'm running a compact so I kinda suck at flat or down hill sprints. Sorry for the barrage of questions.

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Postby mikesbytes » 06 Dec 2012, 21:31

Sounds like C grade

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Postby Stuart » 07 Dec 2012, 06:22

Sounds like C grade to me too. And yes, there are multiple races but all run concurrently - hence the 1 min gap in starts. When a faster bunch passes you're not allowed to jump on the back, although this does sometimes happen. In theory you'd be disqualified for doing so but its hard to police.

I've not raced the 'new' eastern creek track but as it's now shorter and it bypasses the hills at the back, it's really a sprinters track. But then so are all the crit tracks that Vets race on :-)

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Postby Derek » 07 Dec 2012, 12:32

Hi All,

Count me in.

Race License - Check
DHBC Jersey - Next week.

Does everyone normally drive to Eastern Creek?

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Postby Stuart » 12 Dec 2012, 16:40

bump: I've had some good feedback for this event - there could be quite a few DHBCers in attendance. Lets rip it up people! (BTW, for me in D grade, that means finishing in the main bunch :-) )

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Postby mikesbytes » 12 Dec 2012, 20:10

I'm racing in Wollongong on Sat night. So my appearance will depend entirely on my ability to get out of bed

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 13 Dec 2012, 07:00

Derek, I will bring the bike bag for you.

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Postby Nozzle » 13 Dec 2012, 17:11

I'm still a maybe. Not sure I can haul myself up to EC in time for 7am start. All will depend on an early night.

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Postby Derek » 14 Dec 2012, 15:48

So I am off to get my Jersey fomr Glow Worm tomorrow.

the only other thing is where do you go at Eastern Creek, I have just looked on the Waratah Website but cannot see any address. IS itjust a matter of going to the raceway and you will see the signs?

Hopefully I can hide in D grade or lower with Stuart.

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Postby Peter T » 16 Dec 2012, 14:40

Warm day out on the Long Course at the Creek. Plenty of DHBCers mixing it with the Waratahs at the Tempo Cup.

This is Jo and Stuart 3 minutes before the start, with a flat front tyre.

Post race happiness

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Postby Eleri » 16 Dec 2012, 14:41

Hey, good turn up! And the results are? I hear there was at least one win?

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Postby Stuart » 16 Dec 2012, 16:12

The photo does not feature either of our winners :-) John Mason got up for the win in C Grade and in D, a rider whose identity is not certain got the Prime and got 2nd overall, (Keith Winsor is officially in 2nd place in D and is a member so I guess it's him!)

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Postby Stuart » 16 Dec 2012, 16:13

BTW Pete, I love the socks and sandals look ...

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Postby Stuart » 16 Dec 2012, 16:18

Also, last weekend new member Robert Webber got a 1st in B Grade in the Waratah's Caravello Cup at Lansdowne and was about 6-7th today. Great riding.

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Postby JJM_1 » 16 Dec 2012, 20:25

Fun ride in my last Waratahs C grade race today.

Watched events unfold for the first few laps, & then tried to push the pace along from the front for the rest of the race. It was probably the closest finish I've experienced in C grade, with about 10 riders well in position & about 5 in the final rush for the line, & then me & another fellow side by side in the run to the line - so plenty of excitement.

Wish me luck in B grade for 2013,

John M.

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Postby Eleri » 17 Dec 2012, 05:42

Congratulations John! B Grade - now there's a challenge!


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