DYNAMITE! #140, 04.05.07

November 19, 2010

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DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #140, 04.05.07
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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, sunny intervals, 18C max, wind N 7mph; Sun, sunny intervals, 22C max, wind SW 12mph +++
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GRAND PLAN
+++ Winner has big-money prize in his sights+++
For many ‘Mos, pocketing a crisp ten pound note discreetly sheathed in a brown envelope is an ample reward for a good result – so it will be interesting to see if PAUL ‘MONTY’ DELAHUNTY returns £990 to the organisers of the Toachim House Grand Prix in the event of him emerging victorious at the forthcoming big-money SERRL race… http://tinyurl.com/2tmxu9. The determined New Zealander has hinted to TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT that he intends to win the £1,000 top prize, prompting the astute accountant to calculate the financial worth of his services as a domestique at Edenbridge, Kent, this Sunday. Sadly, the crafty Kiwi seems to have perfected his McEwenesque technique of stealing rivals’ wheels in the dying moments of a race to propel him towards the chequered flag, which means that Tom is likely to be surplus to requirements. So bang goes that windfall, buddy! The value of Paul’s devastating sprint was proved once again this week as he took the top spot on the toughest Surrey League course around – so come with us to leafy Elstead as we reveal why he’s on the Dyna-money. Let’s cheque this guy out…

MONTY ZOOMER
+++ Speedy Delhunty victorious at Cutmill +++
It’s a dreaded climb that has claimed many a mighty ‘Mo over the years – but at least the exit of cramped-up STUART ‘EASY PEASY’ SPIES on the penultimate lap of Cutmill gave him the chance to witness awesome PAUL ‘MONTY’ DELAHUNTY powering away from the bunch to win the 2/3 event with a few seconds in hand. Fantastic stuff, pal! The Sunday afternoon race also saw MATT ‘IRON’ BRIDGES take 6th, while JOE ‘BLOW’ HEMMANT and MARTIN ‘PIN-UP’ WILLIAMSON took 9th and 10th respectively in the 3rd cat race that morning. Around half the field failed to finish – and exhausted Joe was not best pleased with an a3crg rider who strung out the bunch by upping the pace on the main descent, thus ensuring that there was no respite on the up-and-down course. There’s always someone who spoils it for everyone else, pal!

HAIL THE KING
+++ Paine’s Palace triumph +++
Joe’s bro TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT was 7th at the Thames Velo E/1/2/3 race in Great Milton, Oxon, on Sunday after getting into a decisive early break of 13 – and he became the Earl of Hurt on Tuesday as he finished 2nd behind IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE at Crystal Palace… http://tinyurl.com/3akgrg. That’s two great Dynamo wins in one week, Dynamates! Regular readers will remember that Tom felt a bit guilty for only getting 4th on the opening night of the crit series after his chum chased down a lone breakaway, which might have inspired Ian to get away on his own this week and solo to victory. Tom’s three-man chasing group was quickly swallowed up after he made it clear he wasn’t going after his team-mate, but Dynamo’s quiet man cleverly avoided the lottery of a bunch sprint by breaking away to secure the No.2 spot in the E/1/2 race. Shrewd move, mate! A record 90 entrants squeezed onto the 0.6-mile circuit, the majority of them in the 3/4 race – so hats off to WILL ‘SEE YA’ HAYTER who stayed with the fast, rapidly-diminishing bunch to take 8th… http://tinyurl.com/2ec3ja …and commiserations to MATT ‘IRON’ BRIDGES, whose bid to get away on the final climb was cruelly thwarted. Better luck next time, pal! Elsewhere in criterium land, on-form PAUL ‘MONTY’ DELAHUNTY earned his second result of the week with 7th at the Hillingdon E/1/2/3 race on Tuesday, while TORKEL DOHMERS came 8th in the 4th cat event… http://tinyurl.com/3dhusy …and Wednesday’s 3/4 race at Eelmore saw RICHARD ‘BOY RACER’ DOLBY take 8th on the pan-flat Hampshire course… http://tinyurl.com/28jz85. You’d never guess he’d taken a two-year break from racing!

CHESHIRE SPAT
+++ Blackman disappears from stage race results +++
The first round of the National Women’s Road Series involved a long schlep up north for CHARLIE ‘VICI’ BLACKMAN – so the outraged Dynamette was quite right to clench her fists and frown until the word “FUME!” appeared above her head after discovering that she had been omitted from the final results of Sunday’s Cheshire Classic in Weaverham… http://tinyurl.com/2tqbrt. What a blimmin’ cheek! For the record, then, the Boudica of Barnes was as fast as teen sprint sensation Louise Mahe in the opening 1.8-mile time trial, which put her in the top half of the GC populated by the pointy-hat brigade of British Cycling juniors. The manic 50-mile road stage saw KIMBERLY ‘CANUCK’ KABATOFF sensibly retire on the first lap, leaving her team-mate to brave the testing climb for six laps before she dropped back to form a lively gruppeto with two Team Ireland girls and a rider from Bray CC. Charlie reveals: “The four of us worked past several other groups, and more riders were dropped following a big, bloody crash in the main field.” But when the results for the E/1/2/3/4 race appeared on Tuesday, Charlie was nowhere to be seen. If that’s not grounds for an argument with the race organisers, we don’t know what is!

CASHING UP
The pen is hovering above the chequebook, which means there’s just enough time to thank everyone who sent in stuff for this issue before “P. Delahunty” is inked on the paper. Always remember we are an account containing the week’s Dynamtic news, but we would be nothing without regular deposits. 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 last penny is counted, 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 crumpled fiver.

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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