Who’ll stop the rain (Credence Clear Water Revival)… Saturday another one of those days the rain keep tumbling down couldn’t train, couldn’t race, couldn’t even do the gardening there was only one thing to do sit down and have a quiet beer and watch some sport on TV.
I notice on the web page that we were going to start the race at Pat Smith Park and roll out to point on the Tomewin road you have to ask who idea was this because its undeliverable. Think about this the grades no long having to sit out in the sun for up to 30 min dehydrating until the start of their race.
The Urliup Road T intersection they eliminated the chances of a cars being unseen if the cane is high and the same at Dulguigan Intersection. it all makes for safe racing
I get the impression that’s what the race committee is all about your safety so with that in mine I believe we have to race safer and smarter by listening to the commissars. We have to made note and point the pothole to the rest of the pelton if you are the leader. The rain that we have had there will be new potholes and a lot of gravel on the road and that will bring down unsuspecting bike rider real fast.
So once again ride smart, ride safe, the commissars will be out here watching you as well as the public ……. Happy days
Yaba-daba-do.Many happy returns… Were on the road again…(song by Can Heat). It was great to have the season on the way, to see old and new faces. Cyclists that have returned to the club after a few years of R & R.
There was a lot of catching up with old friends and everyone saying they were under done. You could not believe a word that was said after the way each grade took off from the starting line, during the race each grade,
Was put user pressure over hill and down dale each grade pushed on A BCD to Bald Mt EF to Chillingham. It was inspiring to see F grade up and rolling and the two new riders going the distance to finish with a sprint ( great riding girls)
At the finish I was told it was on for young and old in every grade. On returning to the park I stop and noticed everyone standing around in groups talking about what happened, what they should have done and how they could have done it better.
This is cycling some people play pick up sticks and some people play naughts and crosses, we race bicycles we push ourselves to the best of our ability today where six winners but really we are all winners, On a safety note a couple of boys has an accident hope they are alright and a speedy recovery.
Once again it was great to see every one, great racing, great day and for those who have not started yet don’t leave it too much longer because we are racing……
Happy days Phatom…………….
Thin Lizzy brought out a song called the boys are back in Town. This saturday the mur-bah boys are back at Pat Smith park. The question at hand is are you ready? I realise some of you have been in hibernation, on the couch sucking the nectars of the gods and some of you have been active doing the crit circuit and I might add doing quiet well.
So before it is to late clean your bikes, grease the chain and put on your club lycra because it is racing time. If you have not done a lot of training it is time to start.
This year the race calender is unbelievable racing on the Barringbar Range, Tyalgum loop and other great interesting points of the Tweed Valley. There is going to be great hill climbs and unbeliveable down hills as well as fast and furious flat racing.
I am excited just like Big Kev do you know there is more.... a lot more. After the racing we will have a drink and chat about the day procedings. Than we will send you on the way home to recuiperate and some of you may say glad that race is over.
But that race may be over but we still have 26 more races to participate before the season finished....
So I reuiterate start training................. Happy Days
Show me the way to go home ( Max Bygraves) that is how I felt Saturday after the finish of the Tyalgum Cup Race day,
It is done and dusted for another year. The fat lady has sung and gone home…
Elvis has left the building the MCC has turned out the lights for another year.
If you were not there you missed out. If you were there what a spectacular event, it made Ben Hur chariot race look like a stroll in the park. The pressure was on for all cyclists in there divisions. If they were not warmed up before the start of the race they were in trouble…. The first eight hundred meters was up uphill
All divisions were away on time the conditions were tough. The heat, the sun, the hills and the pace of the race, made for a great and exciting 2012 Tylagum Cup.
Eungella turn round point most cyclists made it in their divisions with only a few being dropped.
The action was the first hill out to Brays Creek from Tyalgum. Were most divisions splinted and splinted big time, it was going to be a case of the strongest and the fittest and who could handle the conditions; the best cyclist was going to win.
With the sprint the finish line all the winners could bask in their well-deserved glory.
All cyclists new they had been in a tough bike race. The pain doesn’t last long but the memories of that day will last forever.
Behind the scenes you could not fault the organization skills for a perfect day. The help form family, friends, traffic boys, fire brigade, commissars and all other volunteers. A special thanks to the shop owners and the township of Tyalgum, for allowing us to host an event in their town.
I speak for all the cyclists’ thank you very much for every body involved in the race or otherwise this event would not have occurred.
After the race I was pondering where on this planet would you race in the crater of a volcano through all its diversities. Unbelievable………………