DYNAMITE! #86, 10.02.06

November 20, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #86, 10.02.06
+++ 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, sunny intervals, 6C max, S wind 5mph; Sun, sunny intervals, 8C max, S wind 6mph +++

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.

+++ Membership is going to the dogs +++
There have been packs of shaggy stories in DYNAMITE! over the years – so we naturally assumed bushy-tailed yapper DAVID ‘SMILER’ NORRIS was being a bit of a wag when he claimed the highest concentration of Dynamates could be found within a stick’s throw of Britain’s most famous dogs’ home. But we were Rover the moon to discover Dynamo’s intrepid fact hound hadn’t made a mastiff error – there are, believe it or not, more ‘Mos living in Battersea than any other part of the world. That’s bound to provoke howls of dismay from Dyna-mutts in the club’s heartland of west London and the fringes of Surrey! David will be back later on with another tasty treat to toss out to you, our barking mad readership, after we turn our attention to the eager pups panting at the prospect of being let off the leash at the third annual Beginners’ Series – so come with us now as we toss you a big, juicy bone. Here comes something to chew over…

+++ Join masses of marshalls at Chertsey +++
Many ‘Mos have already volunteered to help out at the Beginners’ Series following last week’s appeal – but there is still time to reserve a florescent yellow tabard with event organiser MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT if you are able to marshal at the MoD/Qinetic circuit in Chertsey…


Dyna-mail news@londondynamo.co.uk and we’ll gladly pass on your offer of assistance. And remember: the likelihood of members being turned away from over-subscribed races later in the season will be greatly reduced if the club does its bit to help out on Saturday 25th February and March 4th. As for racing on the day is concerned, eager 4th cats should be aware that you won’t have to pre-enter – simply turn up on the day, pay the entry fee and enjoy. Just don’t forget your bike!

+++ Nasty scrape for Chris +++
Weekday warrior ED ‘THE MAN’ McKINLEY was wondering what his absent training buddy CHRIS ‘HOSPITAL’ WARD was getting up to this week – and the answer was living up to his nickname. The International Man Of Leisure ended up in casualty after two front spokes gave way while he was doing 25mph on a ride back from Windsor, causing his Merckx to fling him face-first onto the tarmac…


Ow-wow-ow! Chris needed stitches in his knee – and he reveals: “No broken cheek, fingers crossed. The worst thing is I’ll be off training for two to three weeks.” Ed’s not going to be pleased, pal!

+++ Rodeo-loving club captain’s inspiring ideas for training camp +++
Dynamo supremo NICK ‘CAPTAIN’ PEACOCK secretly revealed to this publication that he would be attending a fancy dress party in Paris dressed, we Billy the Kid you not, as a cowboy – but before saddling up for his trip, the sharp shooter drafted some rootin’ tootin’ ideas to make the forthcoming training camp a bit more competitive than last year’s trip to Mallorca. A copy of Nick’s dossier is resting in our famous soundproof bunker, but we’ll wait until the Dynamo committee agrees on the small print at a meeting tomorrow before we reveal anything more – and hopefully the pow-wow will also include a discussion on how the club will be involved with the Tour’s visit to London next year. In the meantime, any Dynamates who have given into the temptation of spending the first week in April riding in the bike-friendly Balearic island should call Martin Boone at Eton Travel on 01753 671 737. You might be in luck!

+++ We finally get our man +++
Who says miracles never happen? This publication has spent many months envying the lucky few who have stumbled across slippery New Zealander KEN BUIST – and on Tuesday morning we finally got to spend some time with the man himself. The elusive fella was taking a spin in Richmond Park and claimed he wasn’t too interested in racing this season – but he quizzed DYNAMITE! on whether RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT and PAUL ‘CANNONBALL’ CALLINAN were approaching their peak form. There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to tempt you back into the Surrey League!

..that the oldest current club member was born in 1940? Ever the gentleman, data-gathering guru DAVID ‘SMILER’ NORRIS has declined to disclose the identity of Dynamo’s elder statesman – but just knowing that there is a 66-year-old Dynamate around is bound to provoke a sigh of relief from age-conscious Cyclefit boss PHIL ‘NO-NONSENSE’ CAVELL. You’ve a few years to go before you swap your Brompton for a free bus pass, pal!

+++ Action-packed pics suffer from snapper’s gaffe +++
Once again, a big thank-you to readers who have continued to visit this organ’s all-new online photo album. After weeks of images featuring Dynamates preparing to ride, standing in a pub, or sitting down for some grub, the DYNAMITE! gallery finally has some pics of ‘Mos on the move…


…but unfortunately the DYNAMITE! snapper hasn’t quite got the required grasp of focus or shutter speed to do the Parkride any justice. Aren’t Saturday mornings supposed to be blurry, though?

Many thanks for following our lead all the way to the ruff end of the newsletter. We’ll be back for walkies in seven days’ time – so please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘RACING PEDIGREE’ 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 you roll over in expectation of a tickle on the tum, 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 collar.

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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