DYNAMITE! #208, 21.11.08

October 23, 2010

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DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #208, 21.11.08
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+++ Having a blast every Friday +++ Dyna-mail race reports, news, views, and gossip to dynamite@londondynamo.co.uk +++ Have a peek at our pics -http://tinyurl.com/k34tf +++ Check out DYNAMITE! on the web -http://tinyurl.com/36xkay +++ WEEKEND WEATHER: Sat, light showers, 4C max, wind NW 14mph; Sun, sleet, 7C max, wind SW 9mph +++
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AUSTIN MAESTRO
+++ Cam is king of the hill +++
He is known for his meticulous preparation, spending many weeks assailing the mountains of Mallorca to hone his form as he dutifully monitors his heart rate and power output readings – but in a rare lapse of judgment, careful Kiwi RICHARD ‘PLACING’ MASON almost surrendered a podium spot to 4th-placed RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT thanks to his Delgado-like arrival at the starting line of the inaugural Dynamo Hill Climb Championships on Saturday. The ginger wonder had omitted to check his start time, which was earlier than scheduled due to a number of DNS places, so he hurtled down Leith Hill past timekeeper WILL ‘SEE YA’ HAYTER just as his chum announced he had 15 seconds to go. What a palaver! Stunned Rich braked and frantically tore off the long-sleeve jersey he had donned for his warm-up – but taking pity on the flustered redhead, Will generously decided to reschedule Rich’s ride up the mile-long ascent, which he eventually completed in 00:04:33 to take 3rd. Talented tester MARTIN ‘PIN-UP’ WILLIAMSON finished one second ahead to nab 2nd, while ALEX ‘BALFIE’ BALFOUR won the 85kg-and-over category on his elegant powder-blue fixie, clocking 00:05:19. Vets winner ROB ‘THE SAINT’ JEFFROY clocked five minutes exactly, 4th cat champ HARRY LITTLECHILD did 00:05:09, and bashful women’s winner JO ALLEN finished in 00:05:28 before disappearing prior to the presentation of her award – but the overall winner on this surprisingly mild, sunny day was none other than CAMERON ‘STEVE’ AUSTIN with a time of 00:04:24… http://tinyurl.com/6eb8aq. And the lucky whippersnapper scored his second win of the week by bagging a free CycleFit courtesy of the club’s sponsors, who also gave away a Vo2 test worth £145 to JASON ‘WILLS’ GREEN. Cam and Jase’s names were pulled out of the hat after they entered a draw at CycleFit’s Dynamo-only “performance evening” last month, which the Covent Garden crew plan to repeat in the near future – but in the meantime, you lucky lot have got another bash to look forward to. So here comes another reminder to get those cheques in…

THE ARTS OF A GOOD PARTY
+++ End-of-year bash beckons +++
The London Dynamo Annual Social And Awards are almost upon us – so if you want to enjoy as much food and drink as you can handle for just £40, then come along and join all your favourite Dynamates at the Arts Club in Mayfair… http://tinyurl.com/6n63x5… on Thursday 4th December for what promises to be another enjoyable chapter in the great club institution that is the end-of-year-bash. Make your cheque payable to London Dynamo and post it to social secretary PAUL ‘ALL BLUE’ HARKNETT at is 30 Tudor Gardens, Twickenham TW1 4LE – and please include an e-mail address for confirmation. We’ll see you there!

COMING TO AN END
The 2008 run of DYNAMITE! is almost at a close, Dynamates, but please keep Dyna-mailing your news and gossip to dynamite@londondynamo.co.uk. The deadline, as ever, is Wednesday afternoon for Friday’s edition. We’ll be back in seven days for a special end-of-year round-up – but for now, as the chequered flag comes into view, it only remains for us to remind you about…

THIS WEEK’S RIDES

SATURDAY
9am: The Parkride. Richmond Park, roundabout by Sheen Gate. Four laps split into fast, intermediate and steady groups.

SUNDAY
8am: Kingston Gate, Richmond Park. Non-stop ride through Surrey Hills.

9am: Hampton Court bridge, south side, Surrey Hills ride. Fifty-ish miles at a steady pace. Stop at Box Hill for tea and cake. Bring a pump, inner tubes, drink, two stopwatches, and a pair of folding chairs.

WEDNESDAY
7.30pm: Richmond Gate, Richmond Park. Steady ride to Chertsey, back via Weybridge, 28 miles.

So until next week, Dynamates, goodbye and happy riding.

The DYNAMITE! team.

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