DYNAMITE! #186, 20.06.08

November 14, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #186, 20.06.08
+++ 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, heavy rain, 19C max, wind SW 6mph; Sun, heavy showers, 9C max, wind S 9mph +++

+++ Blue train’s trip is no act of charity +++
Like those other boys in blue, the Dyna-morals of Britain’s most upstanding cycle club are always been beyond question – except for one day in the cycling calendar when a band of naughty ‘Mos pretend to be doing a charity ride when they are actually on a fast-paced training run to the coast. For the second year running, PAUL ‘ALL BLUE’ HARKNETT instigated Dynamo’s cheeky infiltration of the British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton event, arriving at Nightingale Lane at 5:45am on Sunday with his neighbour and one-time tandem partner JASON ‘WILLS’ GREEN with the intention of finding out where to join the undisclosed route – and by the time their 16 co-conspirators arrived, the riders from the official mass start at nearby Clapham Common began rolling fortuitously in their direction. Paul reveals: “We had no chance to talk tactics, so some of us gunned it and others were left standing. After about five miles it was clear we were about five short, so DAVID ‘GOLIATH’ ANDREWS kindly volunteered to scout back down the field while we eased off. He returned with two ‘Mos, the other three having decided to hang back with their friends, so off we went!” Passing dozens of cyclists while attracting occasional guests, the speedy blue train caught out a few marshals who only just managed to stop cars at junctions in time – and after regrouping at the top of Ditchling, the manic ‘Mos began attracting “slow down” signals from event officials as they became the first group to arrive in Brighton before 8.30am. Avoiding the finish line, the famished 15 feasted on a well-earned full English at a beachside café… http://tinyurl.com/5ob62s …before heading back, using the old training routes of former local man DAVID ‘PINKY’ GARDNER to help them complete the 125-mile round trip. Excellent work, fellas! There was also another successful Dynamo presence in Sussex going on at the same time as Paul’s trip – so come with us now as we relate how a certain New Zealander powered his black-and-white Cervelo to victory yet again. It’s time to rock those bars to the finish line…

+++ Delahunty takes second victory in less than a week +++
He proudly showed off his brand new BMC at the pointy end of Sunday’s Giles Ree Memorial – and two days after the 1/2/3 event in Warninglid, West Sussex, stunned GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL was still shaking his head in disbelief as he tried to work out how an 81-mile race lasting three-and-a-quarter hours could end with such a ferociously fast bunch sprint. Official results had not been released when DYNAMITE! chatted to the leisurely south Londoner, so we were surprised to discover a notable omission from his account – namely that Kiwi crackerjack PAUL ‘MONTY’ DELAHUNTY actually won the flipping thing… http://tinyurl.com/53gcrd. If Guysie isn’t in the top 10, he’s not interested! Devilish Delahunty’s impressive victory came after his unsuccessful 22-mile break with six other riders, including RICHARD ‘AV IT’ HOULT and IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE, the latter having previously managed to stay away for more than 35 miles with one other like-minded sadist before being caught by the bunch. Paul’s tag team partner TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT attacked and was joined by Norwood Paragon’s Chris Moores before their brief effort was thwarted, leaving the man from St Margarets to keep the pace high for his team-mate – and despite being boxed in with 200 metres to go, daredevil Paul somehow managed to take off 20m behind the front of the race and claim victory. More amazingly, the compact sprinter had won the Surrey League E/1/2/3/4 handicap just three days previously at the Chersey MoD circuit, where WILL ‘SEE YA’ HAYTER nabbed 7th place as well… http://tinyurl.com/6rhuo4 …before gearing up for this weekend’s Mountain Mayhem 24-hour MTB race. It’s going to be a muddy one, pal!

+++ Sub-60 minute for TT Dynamette +++
She went one minute over the hour due to a mechanical fault at the beginning of the month – so JENNY ‘J-LLOYD’ JONES was over the moon to clock 59:08 on Saturday at the Farnham RC 25-mile time trial, which also saw her high-achieving fella RICHARD ‘WIN ‘EM’ SIMMONDS pull 52:04 to take 2nd. Having been under the weather since beating Richard Prebble at the National ’25’ Champs last week, the cycling coach was not too bothered about going 20 seconds slower than the big-hitter this time around – and he was pleased to note that DAVID ‘DORIAN’ STREULE showed his baby-face at the TT in Bentley, Hants, clocking 57:49 for joint 22nd place… http://tinyurl.com/6zk5k7. The DYNAMITE! editorial team would like to wish Rich the best of luck for the National ’50’, which takes place tomorrow – but as he notched up a personal best of 1:48:27 at the Reading CC event in Aldermaston, Hants, on Sunday, he probably won’t need it!

+++ Jeffroy back in Welsh sportive’s top ten +++
After skipping the 2007 the Dragon Ride, former runner-up ROB ‘THE SAINT’ JEFFROY was back with a vengeance at this year’s edition, completing the 110-mile route out of Bridgend, South Wales, in 05:26:33 to claim 7th place among Sunday’s 1,225 finishers – and newcomer ROB REID didn’t do too badly, taking 6th with 05:26:25. Great stuff, fellas!

+++ Palace finish too quick for number taker +++
The ever-helpful RICHARD ‘PLACING’ MASON volunteered his services as line judge at Crystal Palace on Tuesday, although the chances of him being invited back by the notepad and Dictaphone crew is in doubt after he told one of them at the close of the E/1/2 race: “Sorry mate – I didn’t get any of that.” Doh! So for the benefit of the ginger IT man, DYNAMITE! would like to point out that RICHARD ‘AV IT’ HOULT was 6th, GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL came 8th and IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE nabbed 9th. There was a Dynamo 1-2-3 in the women’s race courtesy of CHARLIE ‘VICI’ BLACKMAN, SUSANNAH ‘GUNDOLA’ OSBOURNE and REBECCA ‘WHIRLIGIG’ CURLEY, while the 3/4 event saw none other than club captain TONY ‘PEETEER’ SMEDLEY take 1st place… http://tinyurl.com/6qc94j …as he avoided the nasty stack that left RUNE ‘SIZZLER’ SANBECK with a broken collarbone. We hope you heal up soon, pal!

We’ve come to the end of this seaside special, which means there’s just enough time to thank everyone who sent stuff in for this issue before we roll up the beach towel and head back to the big smoke. Always remember we are but a stick of rock, and we would be nothing without your names running right the way through it, so please keep Dyna-mailing your race reports, news and gossip to dynamite@londondynamo.co.uk. The deadline, as ever, is Wednesday afternoon for Friday’s edition. And now, as we toss the final pebble into the sea, it only remains for us to remind you about…


8.30am: The Parkride. Richmond Park, roundabout by Sheen Gate. Four laps split into fast, intermediate and steady groups.

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, and a kiss-me-quick hat.

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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