DYNAMITE! #85, 03.02.06

November 20, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #85, 03.02.06
+++ Having a blast every Friday +++ Dyna-mail news, views, and gossip to news@londondynamo.co.uk +++ Check out DYNAMITE! on the web – go to http://www.londondynamo.co.uk and click “newsletter” +++ Have a peek at our pics at http://www.londondynamo.co.uk/forum/album_personal.php?user_id=321 +++ WEEKEND WEATHER: Sat, cloudy, 4C max; Sun, cloudy, 8C max +++

Cyclefit to unveil matt black Glider Boxer in spring after trials. Third bike in the exclusive Glider range to follow in the summer. E-mail info@cyclefit.co.uk for details.

+++ Unknown ‘Mos get 15 minutes of fame +++
Cocooned from the outside world, yet curiously eager to lay bare its day-to-day life before an ever-growing audience, the DYNAMITE! team is very much like the plucky band of telly folk who recently kept us entertained in a certain reality TV house – and reading about Friday’s conclusion of that riveting fly-on-the wall series…


…in one of the country’s better tabloid newspapers has taught your favourite opinion-conscious Dynamatic update a valuable lesson. Like the Great British public, which decided a humble and hitherto-unknown promotions girl from Essex was more fascinating than a gaggle of celebrities, literally several Dynamates have become tired of the same old big names constantly hogging the limelight. So in order to follow the Dyna-mood of the people, we’re hoping to reduce the amount of coverage given to Dynamo’s star riders in order to celebrate some of the club’s lesser-known names in a brilliant new feature. Publicity junkie GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL ain’t gonna be pleased! We’ll be bringing you details of how you can be in the running for a special prize by getting involved with our bid to make this a publication for the people – and you can also read about the long-awaited confirmation of the eagerly-anticipated Beginners’ Series. So come with us now into the Diary Room, plonk yourself down in the famous circular seat, and listen to the first task being set. Here comes the disinterested voice-over…

+++ Learning about fellow Dynamates just got easier +++
We’ve created a monster! Stunned membership guru DAVID ‘SMILER’ NORRIS has confirmed that the number of paid-up Dynamo subscriptions for 2006 has reached 185, with 14 people alone joining during a period of just four days last week. It’s sometimes easy to feel left out of such a big club – so DYNAMITE! is going to ensure every one of you lot gets to know a few people a bit better. Starting this weekend, we’ll be randomly pulling out the names of some jammy Dynamates from the newsletter’s Bucket Of Luck and Dyna-mailing them a fun-packed questionnaire. Just fill it in, return it to us and we’ll share your words via the Dyna-medium of this very organ so your fellow ‘Mos can learn a little more about you. It really is that simple! As an incentive to set aside five minutes of your valuable time, our friends at Cyclefit have kindly donated a month’s supply of energy and recovery drink Maximuscle which will be given to whoever writes the most interesting answers, as judged by the DYNAMITE! editorial team at the end of the year. Those already well-known to the Dyna-majority, such as TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT and RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT, will sadly be ineligible for our getting-to-know-you quiz. Sorry, buddies!

+++ Novice races back for third year +++
After many weeks of trying, determined race co-ordinator MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT has finally managed to secure confirmation from the people who will be hosting the Beginners’ Series. Hurrah! The club’s 4th cat events have been a huge hit at Hillingdon for the past two seasons and this year they are moving to a bigger venue – the MoD circuit in Chertsey…


…so if you want to help with marshalling, please send us a Dyna-mail to news@londondynamo.co.uk with “Beginners’ Series” in the subject heading. The 4/3W/4W races will take place at 10am on Saturday 25th February and Saturday 4th March, with points awarded down to 10th place. Martin says: “It’s the perfect opportunity to dip your toe in the water if you’ve never raced before.” He’s right, you know! Previous beginners’ races have produced Dynamo big-hitters such as TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT, DAVID ‘STRINGY’ STREULE and ‘MEDICAL’ MIKE DEBNEY, who will hopefully be taking part in the E/1/2/3 handicaps at 11:30am on each day. Go on, fellas – get those early-season race miles in yer legs!

+++ Short keeps on ‘crossing +++
Tenacious tiddler RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT probably won’t be making an early start to the racing year – because he’ll be too knackered. The mud-loving membership secretary has been showing the Cyclo-cross world a thing or two in the off-season – and on Sunday he came 8th at round 15 of the London Cross League at Eastway on Sunday following a terrific battle with a trio which included Allistair Tulett of Arctic-Shorter Rochford. He doesn’t know when to stop!

…that “David” has become a Goliath after overtaking “Chris” as the commonest members’ name? Membership co-ordinator DAVID ‘SMILER’ NORRIS is one of 11 Davids currently in London Dynamo – and by an amazing co-incidence, this little-known fact has been supplied by none other than the Teddington titan himself. We trust you, buddy!

+++ Buist bounces back +++
Regular readers will remember how Dynamo’s enigmatic Kiwi KEN ‘HEARTBROKEN’ BUIST suffered a bitter setback recently when a lovely girl named Heather gave him the elbow. But now he’s put it all behind him and returned to his first love – the bike. That’s right, Dynamates – the south-east cycling scene’s Greta Garbo got back on his bicycle and tackled Richmond Park the hard way round on Sunday afternoon. Buist-spotter MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT reckons he must have put his romantic troubles behind him as he had a big smile on his face. The man’s an inspiration!

+++ More photos in gallery +++
Finally, DYNAMITE! would like to thank the dozens of Dynamates who clicked on this link…


…for a gander at our brave new expansion into the world of the digital image. We’ve added a couple more pictures which were taken at last week’s chilly Parkride, so head to the gallery and see if you can spot yourself shivering in the background. There’s not enough space to keep all of the uploaded photos on display, so unfortunately MARTIN ‘PIN-UP’ WILLIAMSON’s handsome face has been cruelly deleted. Sorry, ladies!

The lines are closed, the votes have been counted and verified, which means it’s almost time for us to evict this winner of an issue from our hard drive to the deafening cheers of our fans out there in Dyna-mail land. Always remember we are a disparaged Jodie Marsh and we would be nothing without you, our much-loved Chantelle Houghton. So please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘BARRYMORE’ BUIST to news@londondynamo.co.uk – or simply hit your reply button if you are reading this on e-mail. The deadline, as ever, is Wednesday afternoon for Friday’s edition. And now, as we sit down for an intimate heart-to-heart with Davina in front of six million people 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 shopping list. On a blackboard.

7.30pm: Richmond Gate, Richmond Park. Steady ride into Surrey, 28 miles.

So until next week, Dynamates, goodbye and happy riding.

The DYNAMITE! team.

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