DYNAMITE! #189, 11.07.08

November 14, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #189, 11.07.08
+++ 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, light showers, 21C max, wind W 10mph; Sun, sunny, 21C max, wind NW 3mph +++

+++ Trio bag top five place in national champs +++
While eagerly preparing for next weekend’s Dyna-massive group outing to the Granfondo Pinarello, this publication was merrily scribbling “sun cream” at the top of our shopping list when sobering news emerged of the somewhat less-then-pleasant weather conditions this year’s Dynamo Etapists had to endure on the 105-mile Tour de France route from Pau to Hautacam. Soaking wet ALEX ‘BUSTED’ BASTIN, who lead the Dynamatic charge with a time of 6hrs 58mins, has bemoaned the freezing cold and continual rain which lead him to consider selling his bike following a teeth-chattering descent of the Tourmalet… http://tinyurl.com/5wxnmw. And at the same time over on this side of the Channel, 21st-placed CHRISTIAN ‘HARDCASTLE’ CORMACK had a Sunday in Hell on a much lesser scale as he gingerly negotiated the slippery roads around Beckley, Oxfordshire, which brought down at least four riders at the Dave Ryan Memorial 3rd cat race – but fearless threesome RICHARD ‘WIN ‘EM’ SIMMONDS, RICHARD ‘DOCTOR’ LEGGE and PAUL ‘CANNONBALL’ CALLINAN refused to cower beneath the might of the rain gods as they stormed to a fantastic 4th place at the RTTC Team Time Trial Championship in Syston, Leics, clocking 52:41 on the 31-mile course… http://tinyurl.com/5rt6s3 …after hitting a top speed of 44mph. Incredible stuff, fellas! In typical high-achieving fashion, team leader Rich is disappointed that the trio missed out on a national title by just 34 seconds, but adds: “We were amazing. Tight formation, nobody was dropped and none of us missed a single turn.” Meanwhile, another Dynamo squad was returning to the capital after an eventful trip to Wales – so come with us now as we reveal the product that reputedly powered a ‘Mo to a stage win. It’s time to inspect the contents of those bottles…

+++ Welsh victory for Hemmant senior +++
It seemed all was lost as DAVID ‘GOLIATH’ ANDREWS, MATT ‘IRON’ BRIDGE and DAVID ‘PINKY’ GARDNER went out the back last Thursday on the hilly 56-mile second stage of the Ras de Cymru – but JOE ‘BLOW’ HEMMANT saved Dynamo’s honour by forming a late break with two others and then sensationally out-sprinting them to the chequered flag in Abergavenny… http://tinyurl.com/6xrn82. You showed the Welsh who’s the taff guy, pal! Following his win, the Crewe crackerjack displayed Floyd Landis-like levels of aggression as he volubly cajoled riders to chase, although each of his post-stage re-fuelling sessions consisted of nothing more sinister than a few bottles of For Goodness Shakes recovery drink, kindly provided by ever-generous beverage boss STUART ‘POSTAL’ JEFFREYS. Later in the six-day 2/3/4 event, a masseuse pointed out that hirsute hero Andrews was the hairiest cyclist she had ever seen, while Dave’s team-mate GORDON ‘KEN-A-LIKE’ KENNEWAY went out of his way to make friends with Nicole Cooke… http://tinyurl.com/5fomks …and others on the women’s GB team. The unattached ‘Mo raises an eyebrow and reveals: “Emma Trott, the cute one, was very nervous to chat to at the bar. I think she was about 18 whereas we were evidently old perverts.” Surely not, sir! Joe, who got an even less flattering reception from the ladies during the race, fumes: “I got spat on twice! If it had been Nicole or Emma I’d have saves the sputum. Julian Winn needs to work with them on their gobbing technique.” We’ll pass on the tip, pal!

+++ Last call for helpers +++
Finally, a quick reminder that the much-anticipated London Dynamo race takes place in Handcross, West Sussex, on Sunday, so please send a private message to MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT via the forum, or simply leave a post on his thread… http://tinyurl.com/6jru6q …if you can lend a hand. Two helpers have dropped out, so you’ll be doing the lanky lad a real favour. You can also use the forum to let PAUL ‘ALL BLUE’ HARKNETT know if you will be attending the Summer Social at the Guinea Pub near Green Park Tube on Thursday 31 July… http://tinyurl.com/6hpmm6. And ending on the note with which this edition began, DYNAMITE! will be jetting out to Italy on Thursday night for the GF Pinny, so expect a shorter issue to arrive in your inbox somewhat earlier than usual next week. Hopefully we’ll see some of you in Treviso!

+++ PAUL ‘MONTY’ DELAHUNTY takes 17th at Sunday’s Toachim House Grand Prix in Godmersham, Kent… http://tinyurl.com/5sb8b3 +++ IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE 12th on Wednesday in Guildford Town Centre E/1/2 race… http://tinyurl.com/6f4qcj +++

We must soon pile everything in the bike box, which means there’s just time to thank everyone who sent stuff in for this issue before we begin unscrewing the quick-release levers. Always remember we are your sturdy Sci-con container, but we would be empty without your goods. 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 hook the bars under the top tube, 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 foam lagging.

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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