DYNAMITE! #195, 22.08.08

November 14, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #195, 22.08.08
+++ 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, sunny intervals, 21C max, wind SW 10mph; Sun, sunny intervals, 21C max, wind SW 10mph +++

+++ Powdrill’s 5-Day food deficit +++
Having developed a long-running obsession with a certain upmarket West Ken kebab joint, it’s no surprise that GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL should spend many an hour contemplating what he would like to shove in his greedy gob – and now the food-mad lad has claimed that his painful ordeal at the Surrey League Revolutions 5-Day was exacerbated by not eating enough during the arduous 440-mile stage race. The platter of meaty treats that filled his fevered imagination no doubt made it harder for him to finish the arduous 1/2/3 event, although the bottom-kicking he endured was, of course, mainly down to the Halfords Bikehut squad, which included none other than current British road champion Rob Hayles. Guysie actually finished a few seconds ahead of the Robster on the first day – but it was the lanky lad’s chum RICHARD ‘AV IT’ HOULT who really showed the orange-and-black boys a bit of Dyna-magic by reaping 8th place… http://tinyurl.com/6ofaq5 …after slipping into the break that went on the first ascent of the Staplefield climb. On the following stage Rich claimed 14th by coming in with the second group, just under three minutes down on the first two finishers – and the third day provided a boost for Guy as he took 12th in the 2.4-mile time trial before doing three laps of Goodwood as a two-up during the afternoon’s road stage, which lifted him into the top half of the GC. We’ll draw a polite veil over Monday’s awfulness, which involved horrific wind and Hayles unleashing fury on a section of draggy A-road – but around a third of the field had already abandoned by the time the remaining competitors set off from Wivelsfield, East Sussex, so hats off to Rich and Guy for bagging 11th and 23rd respectively on the final GC… http://tinyurl.com/65cag5. There was, of course, a slightly more high-profile series of cycling events taking place at the same time which the general population has, for some reason, decided to pay more attention – so come with us now as we reveal how the sight of Britain’s finest fixed-gear gang prompted this publication to recall a little-known film of a rare ‘Mo track outing. It’s time for a visit to YouTube…

+++ Manchester drubbing unearthed +++
Wearing what looks like a huge splosh of Aquafresh toothpaste on his bonce, the magnificent Chris Hoy graced the DYNAMITE! TV screen as he thundered to his first gold of this year’s Olympics with team sprinters Jason Kenny and Jamie Staff, which prompted us to ask PAUL ‘CANNONBALL’ CALLINAN if he was aware that footage exists of Dynamo pasting the Manchester Wheelers at the northerners’ local velodrome. Despite being one of the ‘Mos who handed out last year’s drubbing, the club’s founding father had never witnessed the Mancunians’ helmet-cam clip, so here it is for his and your delight… http://tinyurl.com/6pysrv. There’s also footage of the Italian pursuit, which was the only event of the day that the Wheelers won… http://tinyurl.com/6aj2mr. But ever the gentlemen, TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT was still able to muster a gracious smile!

We’ve reached the end credits where we thank those who contributed to this issue. Always remember we are a short film which would be nothing without you, our cast and crew, 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 the lights come up and the cleaners come in to sweep up the popcorn, 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 clapperboard.

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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