DYNAMITE! #161, 28.09.07

November 15, 2010

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DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #161, 29.09.07
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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, heavy showers, 17C max, wind NE 3mph; Sun, sunny intervals, 18C max, wind SE 8mph +++
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PUT TO THE TEST
+++ Campbell swims against the tide +++
As a man of the utmost integrity and a person unafraid to voice an unpopular opinion, poor old Chris Campbell has certainly put himself in the line of fire this week. We’re talking, of course, about Christopher L. Campbell, the sole arbitrator amongst a three-man panel to conclude, in the words of the United States Anti-Doping Agency judge himself, that “Mr Landis should be found innocent” on the basis of laboratory errors… http://tinyurl.com/yvmcal. Controversial stuff! Ever the professional, the attorney-at-law doesn’t stray outside of his remit to explain how the disgraced Tour de France rider’s drug tests contained testosterone that wasn’t produced by his own body, but you can trust your favourite source of Dynamatic information when we tell you unequivocally that a certain Dyna-member was doped to the gills this week following a nasty crash – so come with us now as we observe the peculiar effects of powerful medication. It’s time for the picture to go all wobbly…

SUNNIES DELIGHT
+++ Blackman’s Oakleys escape unscathed from crash +++
Mirroring RICHARD ‘PLACING’ MASON’s spectacular end-of-season crash 11 months ago, Dynamette CHARLIE ‘VICI’ BLACKMAN has shown impeccable timing by polishing off her hugely successful racing year with a right humdinger of a spill that has earned her a broken collarbone, a busted lip and the attentive nursing services of TOBY ‘HUBBY’ BLACKMAN… http://tinyurl.com/38pd2e. The effects of industrial-strength painkillers had left the normally-ebullient Barnes schoolteacher more than a little subdued when DYNAMITE! popped round to the couple’s flat to deliver the traditional recuperative gift of a bunch of grapes – and mystery still surrounds the circumstances that led to her kissing the tarmac on Sunday while in a break at the Coalville Wheelers Women’s Team Series race in Gryfidam, Leics. But the style-conscious Dyna-maiden, who cracked her Specialized helmet, was delighted to hear from fellow competitor JENNY ‘J-LLOYD’ JONES that her trademark pink Oakley sunglasses had survived the carnage intact. Hurrah!

UNBE-LEITH-ABLE
+++ Nasty surprise at Walliswood +++
The editorial team of this periodical pride themselves on breaking the latest Dynamatic news every Friday morning – so they were disappionted to learn that last week’s story about RICHARD ‘BOY RACER’ DOLBY being cruelly omitted from the top 10 of the Tour of Britain 3rd cat support race had been rendered obsolete by the postman almost as soon as issue #160 trundled out of the Dynamo Towers’ Vic-20. The indignity of a Dyna-mail being beaten by snail mail! Thinking he had been unfairly denied the points that would have shifted him up a category, the former Solna Avenue resident discovered the cock-up had been rectified when a 2nd cat licence plopped unexpectedly onto his doormat seven days ago – and he was to have an even bigger surprise when he fulfilled his pre-entry obligation by turning up to the start of Sunday’s 3rd cat event at Walliswood, where a Surrey League official casually mentioned during the pre-race talk that the chequered flag would be placed atop Leith Hill. Just a minor change to the programme, then! Rising bravely to the difficulty of tackling the most challenging ascent in the county, Rich proved that his description of himself as a “non-climber” was somewhat inaccurate by grabbing 4th after the 52-mile race split to pieces on the seemingly never-ending gradient – and doughty vet ROB ‘THE SAINT’ JEFFROY wisely reigned in his attacking instincts, leaving him with enough energy at the end to clinch 9th… http://tinyurl.com/25x8yh. But the duo saved their praise for TONY ‘CHUCKLES’ SMEDLEY, who went off the front on the final lap with eventual winner John Dewy to create a huge gap but then blew on the lower half of the off-circuit finish. Unlucky, pal!

CHAMPION SHIFT
+++ Club champs moved to November +++
On a final note, race co-ordinator MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT has had to reschedule the inaugural Dynamo club championships due to a clash of fixtures. The new date is Saturday 3rd November and the venue is still Hillingdon, starting at 3.30pm. Sign up now by leaving your name and category on the forum… http://tinyurl.com/2n4grp …before all 100 places go!

DRINK UP
The USADA has published its 84-page verdict in full… http://tinyurl.com/249ahk …which means there’s just enough time to thank everyone who sent stuff in for this issue before we crack open a beer, or perhaps a Jack Daniels, to celebrate. Just a small one, mind – let’s not go upsetting the old T:E ratio. Like a lengthy appeals process, this publication will never go away, so please keep Dyna-mailing your race reports, news and gossip to the address in the “from” field of this message – or simply hit your reply button. The deadline, as ever, is Wednesday afternoon for Friday’s edition. And now, as the Court of Arbitration for Sport prepares for a marathon session, 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, and a wiki-defense.

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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