DYNAMITE! #99, 12.05.06

November 20, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #99, 12.05.06
+++ Having a blast every Friday +++ Dyna-mail news, views, and gossip to dynamite@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, light showers, 19C max, wind SW 16mph; Sun, light showers, 18C max, wind W 13mph +++

+++ Ice-cool duo lead results haul +++
For many child-like Dynamates, the weekly arrival of this periodical creates a similar level of excitement to hearing the tinkling tune of an ice cream van echoing from the end of the street on a warm summer’s day – and this week’s first scoop from the tub of news reveals how IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE licked the opposition at Palace on Thursday. Ice-cool RICHARD ‘WIN ‘EM’ SIMMONDS will add the tasty flake to issue 99 with a couple of top ten finishes, so cone with us as we detail many other Magnum-ificent results. Let’s Whippy up a storm…

+++ Honest Hemmant refuses to blame DNF on mechanical +++
His gentlemanly nature has been a feature of DYNAMITE! since its inception – so it comes as no surprise to hear TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT admit that he decided to pull out of the second round of the South East Series five minutes AFTER snapping a spoke. And modest as ever, the elite lad is happy to shine the spotlight on his 1st cat team-mate IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE, who won a prime and earned a few points by finishing 16th in the National B-ranked event on Sunday…


The Balham blammer instigated a breakaway with former pro Rob Hurd on the first lap of the 77-mile E/1/2 race in Edenbridge, Kent – and Tom muses: “I reckon that he could have done even better but he was in a break with just one other rider, so I guess he was a little jaded by the time the finish came.” Not on Tuesday he wasn’t! Ian admits he was “a little surprised” to win the E/1/2 race at Palace, which marked the return of Agiskoviner fastman Brett Perez…


…who partnered Ian in his early two-man break before they were joined by Apollo’s Julian Clark – and a drop in their pace during the final 6km saw Guy Pearson of Pearson Cycles bridge across with a lap to go. The pack finished a mere 5secs behind with STUART ‘EASY PEASY’ SPIES taking 7th overall. Lovely stuff, fellas! But what’s this late breaking news being spewed out of the newsletter’s ticker tape machine? Why, it seems Ian just has won the Surrey League handicap at South Nutfield. More details next week!

+++ Yes he can! Simmonds scores at Andy Morrison memorial +++
High-achieving RICHARD ‘WIN ‘EM’ SIMMONDS missed the break at the Andy Morrison memorial at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, on Saturday yet still managed to get off the front near the end to take 5th in the 2/3/4 40-miler…


There’s no stopping him! He reveals: “My heart sank when I saw it was a two-mile road circuit and that we were due to do half a million laps, but it was actually a really cool course. I’d recommend anyone to do it next year.” Richard kept up the pressure the next day at Cutmill, which he says has a “great climb” – a word not used too often by the numerous Dynamates who have suffered on the infamous hill to the finish! The former useful junior tried many times to escape during the 63-mile event before getting away with two laps to go. “The trouble was,” he reveals, “I was with two guys that were harder than coffin nails. Third place there, then!” From his vantage point on the line, Richard watched his namesake RICHARD ‘PLACING’ MASON take fourth in the Surrey League 2/3 race – and he says it was “worth the entry money alone” to see the ginger Kiwi cream the bunch. Awesome stuff! In a Dyna-monster haul for the club, the barmy blue, black and orange army nabbed more than a third of the top 16 places…


…with GAVIN ‘NO LYIN’ RYAN taking 9th, MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT 11th, GORDON ‘KEN-A-LIKE’ KENNEWAY 14th and RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT 16th. As if that wasn’t enough, feisty New Zealander PAUL ‘MONTY’ DELAHUNTY came 4th in the 3rd cat race with JIM ‘CLARK’ KENT finishing four places behind…


The most daunting Surrey League course didn’t intimidate any of these fellas!

+++ Williamson makes top 10 in Welsh stage race +++
Meanwhile, over in Cowbridge, Glamorgan, Dynamo hunk MARTIN ‘PIN-UP’ WILLIAMSON was sprinkling a bit of Dyna-magic over the Welsh valleys at the prestigious L’Etape De La Defonce three-stage race. The chiselled chap came 8th in the opening stage and 15th in the final stage, giving him 7th place overall in the 105-mile 3rd cat event…


Dynamo Gen Sec NICK ‘CAPTAIN’ PEACOCK, who took part in the race with Martin, JOE ‘CHEEKY BEGGAR’ STEGERS and TOBY BLACKMAN, writes in the Dynamo forum: “This was, make no mistake, a bloody hard race – a 3/4 that was harder than a Surrey League 2/3. But it was also very well organised, marshalled and motorbiked – essentially a rolling road closure by eight motorcycle outriders which was very cool.” You lucky sods!

+++ Gold medal win stuns Kimbers +++
Dynamette KIMBERLY ‘CANUCK’ KABATOFF reveals she “broke out in giggles” last week when she saw her name listed as one of the club’s national points scorers on the BCF website. She says: “I am truly not worthy to be amongst such illustrious company!” The Dyna-masseuse earned her five points at the ECCA Festival women’s race at Eastway a fortnight ago…


…and she got a bigger surprise after returning to the East London circuit on Saturday. Kimberley finished 7th, making her the highest-placed eastern region resident in the sparsely-attended race – so she was given a gold British Cycling medal for winning the area’s division championship…


Way to go, champ! Kimbers comments: “To all the women who think, ‘I coulda beat her,’ I say you’ve got to be in it to win it. See you at the start line next year!”

We’ve run out of choc ices, which means there’s just time to thank everyone for their contributions before we drive off in our van and leave the disappointed children weeping by the side of the road. Always remember that we are Mr Softee Top, but we would be nothing without you, our Senor Whippy. So please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘CORNETTO’ BUIST to dynamite@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 the sticky scoop of vanilla trickles down to your fingers, 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 Solero.

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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