Dinnerville 2015 - entries open 9am tues 24march

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Postby jonboy » 20 Mar 2015, 17:47

You know you want to.

If you are thinking of doing a road race this one is great to try - if you can get an entry.

From CNSW:

Dear Riders,

Entries for the 2015 Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap are set to open at 9:00am next Tuesday 24th March 2015. Entries for this very popular event sell out in a matter of minutes so get in early and reserve your spot in the race before it inevitably sells out.

Keep an eye on the Cycling NSW website and social media pages over the coming days for more up to date information.


Kind Regards,



Cycling NSW

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Postby Dougie » 20 Mar 2015, 17:57

Might even be able to finish it this year!

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Postby jonboy » 20 Mar 2015, 19:37

Dougie, after your three peaks effort anything less than a podium finish will be a disgrace.

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Postby mikesbytes » 20 Mar 2015, 19:43

Excellent. I've raced this one every year since I started racing, managed to not miss one, even the one where the entries only lasted about 6 minutes and I'll be eating breakie Tue 9am so almost a sure thing. Dougie and I can have a jolly good chat in the second half of the race

Just a place holder on CNSW Where is the entry itself?

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Postby mikesbytes » 24 Mar 2015, 08:00

It's 9am


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Postby andrewm » 24 Mar 2015, 08:03

in

painless this year - well the entry - i imagine the race will involve some pain

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Postby mikesbytes » 24 Mar 2015, 08:04

I'm in, I've managed to get in every year since I started racing

There's a lot of entrants already, register now!


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Postby Dougie » 24 Mar 2015, 08:05

I am in. Again! why?

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Postby Strawburger » 24 Mar 2015, 08:06

In... Just!

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Postby James Rogers » 24 Mar 2015, 10:21

In as well. I guess it is my turn to lead out Simon into the KOM?

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Postby kiwiames » 24 Mar 2015, 10:25

bummed to miss this year!

I even had a call from James at Cycling NSW yesterday evening offering me early entry into the Ken Dinnerville.

At least someone from DHBC get the KOM - I think Andrew was outfoxed by a 70 year old last year ? Or may not have been Andrew, cant remember.

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Postby Jdubs » 24 Mar 2015, 12:59

Missed out :(

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Postby Jdubs » 24 Mar 2015, 13:01

Actually i'm the 3rd reserve if anyone pulls out.
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Postby andrewm » 24 Mar 2015, 13:09

It was me Amy. Some old bugger got it who was "too tired" to pull a turn for a whole.

<shrug>

If we had tried harder to get him to work we would have been caught, and then I would have had no chance at all.

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Postby mikesbytes » 09 May 2015, 09:02

There's a handicap request email. I need to submit, my handicap was way too hard last year

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Postby Eleri » 14 May 2015, 19:38

Cycling NSW posted on Facebook about 45 mins ago that there are 14 places are now available for late entrants. Get in quick!

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Postby John Mason » 14 May 2015, 21:09

Here is an extract from the handicap request email:

To help the state handicapper delegate riders the most accurate and fair handicap, email your requested start bunch to nsw.entries@cycling.org.au..<mailto:nsw.entries@cycling.org.au>. Please provide a number between 1 (Scratch) and 10 (Limit) along with any additional comments that could help justify your request. While your request will be taken into consideration your final handicap will be determined by the state handicapper and may vary from your request.

Cycling NSW will be accepting start bunch requests until 8:30am Monday 18th May 2015. To avoid any disappointments it is strongly advised you submit your request by the closing date.

Note: Handicaps are strongly influenced by the state handicap data that is submitted to Cycling NSW by the clubs. If we do not have this data your handicap could vary quite significantly from your ability. It is recommended you talk to your club if you are concerned that they have not submitted this data."

Does anyone have experience with how best to reply, and how do i find out what state handicap data has been submitted?

John

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Postby Strawburger » 14 May 2015, 21:41

John, you would be in bunch 8 or 9 at a strong guesstimate.

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Postby Adam W » 18 May 2015, 17:14

Hey guys. Just got a call from CA. They have a spot for me, but they want to know how to handicap me. I came 5th in C grade at Rookwood.

Any help asap would be appreciated as they are finalising it all today.

THANKS!

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Postby Dougie » 18 May 2015, 21:12

Tell them you want "block":lol:

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Postby Dougie » 18 May 2015, 21:12

Actually, don't do that Adam.

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Postby Adam W » 18 May 2015, 21:15

Haha, thanks for the good and other advice. I ended up just telling the guy that I was in C grade in the Crit. I'll let them sort it out for me.

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Postby Adam W » 27 May 2015, 16:16

Dinnerville handicaps have been published.

I'd like to take this opportunity to give a big 'good luck' to Paul Mason!


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Postby Dougie » 27 May 2015, 17:00

So, I am in the same group as Weller and Bownes. I didn't get limit after 1 DNF and 1 last place! The world has gone mad

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Postby Adam W » 27 May 2015, 17:25

They must have read your heroic 3 peaks race report!

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Postby Jdubs » 27 May 2015, 17:41

I think we're all in contention for last place here.

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Postby Strawburger » 27 May 2015, 19:41

Handicap review on the cards dougie and Paul? Speak to james f now!

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Postby James Rogers » 27 May 2015, 20:06

Get in quick, James F is a bit busy for the next few days... (Battle of the border).

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Postby p_mayson » 27 May 2015, 20:51

Yes - please review! Objection, Your Honour! Third umpire? Video referee? Are you there? Where's James F? When will he pick this up? What's his number? Email? Social security number? Where does he live? :wink:

Group 9 (Limit) or 8 (at best) please!

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Postby Eleri » 27 May 2015, 21:54

I don't expect James F will pick this up anytime soon given he is racing in the NRS team at Battle of the Border for the next 4 days. I suggest you make your own representations to CNSW first.

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Postby weller » 28 May 2015, 11:53

I'm a scratching, sorry not to be there.
Go Hard!!

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 29 May 2015, 10:47

So Paul could have swapped groups with you after all Craig... :lol:

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Postby Dougie » 29 May 2015, 16:18

The late mail. Paul got group 8 and I got Limit!

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Postby humanbeing » 31 May 2015, 17:40

My first Ken Dinnerville, I wasn't sure what to expect. There was a good turn out from DHBC, lots of red guernseys in the start area.
Fairly happy starting in the next group from limit, the pace was cracking from the off.
We got ourselves organised and had a good paceline working. First time up Mount Marshall, (a little bump really) pretty comfortable and I felt good with the pace. The first half we managed to keep a steady gap to the bunch behind but the third time up the hill took it's toll and after the turnaround - 65 km in, we realised the following group had grown and was closing so we eased off and hoped to jump on the bunch.
Almost immediately I was surrounded by about 100 riders and some familiar faces, I managed to hang on to this faster bunch for about 5 km but when the course went uphill I was out the back, gapped and needed a cup of cement urgently. No tasty beverage was on the menu so I spent the rest of the race having a nice ride in the country.
Well done club mates, it was tough - Adam, Andrew, Dougie, James, John H, John M, Jonathon, Mark, Mike, Paul, Raphael and Simon.
Chapeau!
Peter

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Postby p_mayson » 01 Jun 2015, 10:48

This was my first Ken Dinnerville as well. I was pre-warned that this was no lower grade criterium, so I came with a rather cautious mindset.

Those preconceptions were reinforced when I arrived. All around me, proper athletes in skin suits warming up on their trainers, with their carbon bikes and speed wheels. I knew straightaway that I'd need to be on my toes more than a midget at the urinals.

I was in Group 8 - the same as Peter. An Illawarra CC rider gave us a brief team talk, and we were off. The pace was quick from the start. We organised ourselves into a pace line, and were moving with the rhythm of a marching band. Before long, we were climbing Mt Marshall - not much more than a pimple (akin to, say, Darley Road at Queens Park) - but enough to get the blood pumping.

A quick look at my Garmin revealed were averaging +35km/h: Fasties pace - quicker than I'd ever gone over any meaningful distance - and I wondered how sustainable this would be for +100km.

My legs were starting to feel heavy on the flats, and my heart rate was high. I started to miss turns at the front. I was only just hanging on. Credit to my bunch: they didn't exhort me to take a turn. When I could, I did. But every effort to do so hit me like a sledgehammer. I knew it was only a matter of time.

I lost my group ~35km in. My average speed dropped, and I could feel every bit of wind resistance. Before long, I was caught by Group 7. My spirits lifted immediately, as many of my club mates were in this group. They urged me to jump on, and I did. They all looked strong, and it felt good to be with them. This peloton was large, and we were humming along. But it started to string out over the undulating terrain around Mt Marshall, and I was caught at the back. It wasn't long before I fell off again, and I knew that, with 2 laps to go, my bunch riding was done for the day.

A few kilometres into the 3rd lap, and I could hear the drone of speed wheels behind me. The fast riders were coming. I was more vulnerable than a wounded gazelle in the savannah. The guy at the front of their pack roared at me to "get in the gutter". No dropped rider was to stand in their way. They flew past like a runaway bullet train through Yokohama. And I was glad to see the back of them.

The highlight of my remaining sojourn through the countryside was seeing my club mates riding strongly the other way. Peter was always at the front of whatever bunch he was in. If there was a prize for who actually led the race for the longest time, then Peter would've won it. Every DHBC rider that I saw was giving it their all. I was thrilled to see Adam Ward still with the lead group on the final approach to Mt Marshall. He was to finish very strongly indeed, along with Simon Berry, John Mason and James Rogers.

Special mention to Adam, who was the highest placed DHBC rider. He arrived at the venue late, dressed in loose-fitting trackies, looking more like he was about to share his morning with Barrie Cassidy and a cup of peppermint tea. But he raced like a champion.

For me personally, then, this was a lesson in humility. But to all of my club mates who took part, congratulations - you were superb.
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Postby Strawburger » 01 Jun 2015, 12:27

I was pretty happy with my ride. 3rd in the KOM and in doing so getting a breakaway formed for a few mins. Then on the reverse my Marshall, attacked again and was out on my own chasing the sole leader for over a minute before being reeled in as we approached the final straight.

All I need to do now is to get one of those breakaways to stick :lol:

It was a tough race, well done to all, especially those who finished.

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Postby Dougie » 01 Jun 2015, 12:48

Great Reports Guys.
38 DNS is poor form for a race that sells out on the day

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Postby Strawburger » 01 Jun 2015, 13:07

They might have to open the event sales closer to the actual event, that would ensure more starters rather than predicting fitness and having to pull out due to lack of fitness...

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Postby Adam W » 01 Jun 2015, 16:02

This also was my first Dinnerville (and first road race) and as Paul mentioned, I was not particularly prepared. Having only registered to be put on the waiting list 2 weeks ago, I was surprised to get a call the very next day. I had no idea which group to start in so I told them that I had just ridden in C grade at Rookwood. They entered that information into their random handicap generator and threw me in with all the B grade racers (Andrew M, John Mason, Raph , Michael C, John Healy!). Needless to say I was not feeling particularly confident at this stage and thought I would just treat it as a learning experience.

On the day Jonathan's Garmin fail (i.e. where the hell did I put it??) saw us running a little late and registering as one of the ladies shouted "four minutes till close". I rushed out to get dressed and put my transponder on upside-down with the uncut cable ties (and not a minute to spare for a peppermint tea). At the start line I finally had a minute to compose myself and we were off.

I had little idea how it would play out and had expected the groups behind to start catching us in the first 30 mins. As it turned out our rather large group lasted till the third lap before the snowballing group of 70 or so behind us caught us after a hairpin turn. I was still feeling ok at this point so jumped on the group along with the other Dulwich Hill guys in our group.

What I did find challenging in the peloton was that there was no room to pick your line so you had to ride at speed over which ever bumps were in front of you, of which there were LOTS! 5 minutes later I heard a fast clang clang clang in my front wheel, my transponder holder had slid down my forks dangerously close to falling into the spokes and my transponder was never to be seen again. With little other options I leant right down and pulled the holder pack into position where it stayed. After getting over that shock I took a drink only to hear that my bottle cage had a decent rattle which I today noticed had actually snapped in half!

The rest of the race went fairly smoothly with a bit of a push at the end to unexpectedly end up in top 20. A fun day out with a heap of Dulwich Hill mates which I'm sure won't be my last.

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Postby raph » 02 Jun 2015, 21:04

i saw that too john and was wondering if you decided to ride on the grass and BEHIND the van / sensors for some reason...

Short report on my behalf: loved it, didn't perform but loved it! When do the registrations open for the 59th edition?

See you there Adam Ward you weapon!!!!

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Postby mikesbytes » 06 Jun 2015, 18:07

Us DHBC'ers stuck together



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