DYNAMITE! #112, 11.08.06

November 20, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #112, 11.08.06
+++ 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, light showers, 21C max, wind N 13mph; Sun, sunny intervals, 23C max, wind NW 17mph +++

+++ Three duos’ joy at team time trial +++
Over the years, Mrs Dynamite has come to learn that putting in the hours is the only way to develop a lasting relationship, which is why the first lady of the newsletter has let DYNAMITE! spend so much time in the hills of Surrey cultivating a bond with its much-loved bike – and there were blissful Dyna-marriages of a different kind this week when six ‘Mos paired up for the GS Stella/Surrey League two-up time trial. The 26-mile event on the Staplefield circuit saw GORDON ‘KEN-A-LIKE’ KENNEWAY and STUART ‘EASY PEASY’ SPIES take 3rd with 1:04:04 while RICHARD ‘PLACING’ MASON teamed up with DAVID ‘DORIAN’ STREULE to post a time of 1:03:02, putting them in the No.2 spot – but it was TT master PAUL ‘CANNONBALL’ CALLINAN and GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL who romped home in 1st place with 1:02:42… http://tinyurl.com/hddyh. Now that’s what we call a clean sweep! Paul also came 1st at the Hounslow Wheelers 9.5-mile TT in Chertsey last Thursday… http://tinyurl.com/rbcwb …but he admits to being pulled along during Saturday’s team competition by his twin-piston powerhouse partner. The Kingston killer adds: “We almost divorced on the first lap but after some counselling we’ll be back on Saturday for the second two-up.” That’s the spirit! Sadly, not every Dynamate has found their perfect match – so come with us now to a familiar corner of south-east London to discover how a certain crit king seems destined to be always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Here comes the trouble and strife…

+++ Yet another 2nd place at Palace for frustrated Paine +++
It’s happened again, Dynamates! For the fourth time in five weeks, IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE took the No.2 spot in the E/1/2 race at Crystal Palace… http://tinyurl.com/nmm3n …prompting 10th-placed STUART ‘EASY PEASY’ SPIES to quip on the Dynamo forum that “second is first loser”… http://tinyurl.com/rlywc. The cheeky sod! This publication feels duty-bound to point out to “ninth loser” Stu that most of the break was flagging as Ian whizzed past Paul Mill in the dying moments of the race, relegating the Edwardes Cycles rider to 3rd – and Dynamo’s chunder boy would have caught winner Matt Seaton if the line had been just a few feet further away. Never mind – you’ve still got three more chances to bag that elusive top spot, pal! Honourable mention must go to SAM ‘SLAM DUNK’ HUMPHESON for coming off on the hairpin – a feat he has now managed to pull off twice in seven weeks. Ian reveals: “Full credit to him – he got up, chased, got back on and eventually came 8th. Having missed the first lap of the race due to arriving late, he probably felt taking another one out for a fall would be taking the pee a little.” The gurning mechanic was probably more motivated to chase by the possibility of getting another pained facial expression pictured on londoncyclesport.com! Sam, incidentally, has put out a plea on the above link to the forum for marshals at Tuesday’s race – and you can volunteer by sending a Dyna-mail to the address in the “from” field of this message. We’ll pass them all on to TOM ‘TUFTY’ DAVIES – Dynamo’s official ambassador to Palace!

+++ Jeffroy and Woodhouse score a total of three 5th places +++
Staying at Palace for a moment longer, ROB ‘THE SAINT’ JEFFROY stayed ahead of two crashes on the final lap of the Dulwich Paragon-dominated 3/4 race to take 5th. Nice one! Two days earlier, the hirsute hero returned to South Wales for the Gateway To The Beacons 3/4 race, which included part of the Dragon Ride route. Regular readers will remember that the long-haired lad spectacularly finished 2nd among the 1500 competitors at the Welsh sportive in June – and he put on a valley good show once again by taking 5th in Sunday’s 44-mile race… http://tinyurl.com/qc7jt. On-form Rob recommends the event to “anyone who fancies a bit more climbing than your average Surrey League race” and adds: “There was a surprisingly good London turnout for a race in South Wales. Apart from fellow ‘Mo ALEX ARAUJO and I, there were riders from Kingston Wheelers, Norwood Paragon, VC Meudon and Finsbury Park.” So there’s no excuse for 3rd and 4th cat Dynamates failing to head down the M4 in 2007! And as Rob battled away on the Welsh climbs, sportive co-ordinator SAM ‘EPIC’ WOODHOUSE powered across the pan-flat Dunsfold aerodrome course to earn his best-ever result – but the officials cruelly omitted his name from the No.5 spot on the 4th cat results sheet… http://tinyurl.com/lexga. The swine!

We’ve walked you down the aisle of news once again, which means there’s just time to thank everyone who contributed to this issue before we fling the bouquet. Always remember that we are something old and we would be nothing without you, our something new. So please keep Dyna-mailing your race reports, news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘BORROWED AND BLUE’ 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 now, as we prepare to renew our vows next week with our 250 dedicated readers, it only remains for us to remind you about…


9am: 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, 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 wedding ring.

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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