DYNAMITE! #107, 07.07.06

November 20, 2010

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DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #107, 07.07.06
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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/ppkxg +++ Check out DYNAMITE! on the web – go to http://www.londondynamo.co.uk and click the “newsletter” link +++ WEEKEND WEATHER: Sat, sunny, 23C max, wind SW 12mph; Sun, light showers, 22C max, wind SW 23ph +++
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BLOODY HELL!
+++ Huge upset caused by badly-timed news of transfusion claims +++
Unlike certain forum-dwelling ‘Mos who remain ambivalent about the issue of drugs in sport… http://tinyurl.com/qw339 …your favourite law-abiding Dynamatic update was deeply miffed by the new Tour de France scandal, mostly because the news of an alleged blood doping ring broke just as our last issue hit the streets, thereby depriving us of a topical theme. The latest editions of prominent paper-based periodicals also look noticeably out-of-date, thanks to their in-depth interviews with all the race favourites who have since been told they’re not actually taking part. But as you can see from the blue, black and orange-clad figure at the centre of the banner ad in the following link, at least one mag can console itself with the thought that it’s using one of the cleanest riders in the sport to flog its money-off subscriptions deal… http://tinyurl.com/k2jlb. …just as its stablemate Cycling Plus did last week. And anyone who doubts SAM ‘SLAM DUNK’ HUMPHESON’s commitment to staying clean only has to look at the well-scrubbed cassette on the compact mechanic’s snazzy Seven! Sadly, other Dynamates have chosen to sully the name of the cycling club considered to be the capital’s premium blend, so fill up your coffee mug and prepare to witness a roasting as we reveal what’s sup. Here comes the usual load of mocha-ing about…

YOU’VE BEAN NAUGHTY
+++ Use of performance-enhancer spotted at MoD +++
Surrey League bigwig Keith Butler raised an eyebrow at Chertsey on Saturday when he spied CHRIS ‘CALAMITY’ CAMPBELL passing DYLAN ‘GORDON-A-LIKE’ KENNEWAY a pill-shaped treat which actually contains a substance restricted by the UCI. What a scoundrel! The West Ken warrior and the 3rd cat debutant were each shamelessly gobbling one of Caffe Nero’s delicious chocolate-covered coffee beans before the 65-mile race began – but the joint 10th placers discovered a rush of caffeine is no replacement for wily positioning on the MoD circuit’s long finishing straight. Hapless Campbell found himself leading out the mass gallop and cramping Kenneway was swamped, leaving feisty Aussie PAUL ‘MONTY’ DELAHUNTY to make a magical, McEwen-like teleportation from the middle of the bunch to the front, enabling him to steal 2nd… http://tinyurl.com/lx884. Bonza, mate! Incredibly, the sprint sensation went on to take 4th at Chilham in Kent the next day… http://tinyurl.com/gy8oo …while RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT finished two places behind him in the 62-mile 2/3/4 race and JOE ‘CHEEKY BEGGAR’ STEGERS took 12th. Well done fellas!

HEAD FOR THE HILLINGDON
+++ Garratt’s call for marshals +++
It’s that time of year again, Dynamates! The club is due to provide marshals for Hillingdon this Tuesday, so Dyna-mail race co-ordinator MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT at martingarratt@londondynamo.co.uk if you can help the club do its bit by offering your assistance. And here’s a map so you know where you’re heading… http://tinyurl.com/ptdv7.

WILL YOU LOOK AT THAT!
+++ Hayter snaps frame in road accident on way back from crit +++
There was a sprinkling of Dyna-magic at Crystal Palace on Tuesday with mis-spelled RICHARD ‘MAROW’ MASON taking 6th and GAVIN ‘NO LYIN’ RYAN finishing 9th in the fragmented 25-mile E/1/2 race… http://tinyurl.com/fbr6e …but special mention must go to WILL ‘SEE YA’ HAYTER whose magnificent efforts ended with a misadventure. The mountain bike maestro launched a thwarted late attack in the 3/4 race, narrowly avoided getting spat out the back, nabbed 9th, and was rewarded with a snapped frame on the way home courtesy of a motorist ignoring a no-right-turn sign in Tooting… http://tinyurl.com/h4ol7. Thankfully, Will only suffered a few bruises and grazes. So he should be back at Palace in no time!

IT’S ABOUT TIME TRIALS
+++ Delayed item from newsletter newcomer +++
Finally, our apologies to time trialler DARREN HINCKS for overlooking his Dyna-mail in our bulging inbox last week. The weekday warrior has spent the winter training with ED ‘THE MAN’ McKINLEY – and he posted a time of 55:59 at the recent Zak Carr memorial 25, despite having to stop top put his chain back on. Happens to the best of us, pal! The DYNAMITE! debutant asks: “With regards to my Dyna-moniker, the only thing I can think of is “The Hammer”, which probably sounds pretentious but carpentry runs in my family, so perhaps it’s OK.” We’ll put it to the editorial board pronto!

GROUND OUT
Our beans have been ground until they squeaked, which means there’s just enough time to thank all of this week’s contributors who poured their boiling water into our cafetiere of piping hot news. Always remember that we aim to be a heady brew, but we would be nothing without you, our Magnus Maximus… http://tinyurl.com/gy63f. So please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘COLUMBIAN’ BUIST 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 we promise to mention something about WARRICK ‘SPEEDY’ SPENCE’s superb win at Guildford, which took place just after our deadline. So now, as we slop out the dregs at the bottom of the coffee pot, 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, 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 an aromatic Costa Rican.

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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