DYNAMITE! #58, 10.06.05

November 21, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #58, 10.06.05

As our globally-aware readership knows, the lucky citizens of Mallorca, the Czech Republic, France and even the Bahamas have already been treated to the glorious sight of the Dynamo brand whizzing past their front doors during the past 14 months – but now we can reveal that the fame of Britain’s most cosmopolitan cycle squad has spread across the Atlantic. That’s right, hot dog-munching reader – the illustrious blue, black and orange uniform was this week recognised in the land of the stars and stripes as a fully kitted-out Dynamate rode through Boulder, Colorado with London Dynamo proudly emblazoned across his chest. Now that’s what we call a Brit invasion – even if the rider is a Yank! So come with us now as we hop across the pond to the land of the free. Here come the opening bars of Star Spangled Banner…

He’s probably the only person who can put a smile on the face of grouchy club president GUY ‘MAINWARING’ ANDREWS – so naturally DYNAMITE! was delighted to receive a note at the weekend from motivational lifestyle guru ED ‘THE MAN’ McKINLEY. The charismatic American proved Guy was right to describe him as “an inspiration” by taking his trusty Serotta on a few rides in the Rocky Mountains while it poured with rain. And he had to go to business meetings afterwards! Even more amazingly, a passing triathlete spotted Ed’s top through his soaking wet rain jacket and said to him: “Hey! You ride for London Dynamo!” Ed says of the British athlete who was training in Tyler Hamilton’s high-elevation hometown: “He was appropriately respectful of the jersey. The legend grows.” You bet it does, pal! Slightly closer to home, CHRIS HALE fought off vicious leg cramps to finish the 170km Ventoux cyclo sportif ride at the weekend, conquering the 3800 metre ascent in 7 hours and 40 minutes. Awesome effort, sir! Meanwhile, in another strange foreign land, Dynamettes MEL WILLIAMS and REBECCA ‘OBJECTION’ STUBBS took 13th and 14th respectively at the women’s national 25 mile time trial hosted by South Wales District. Mel was 1min 45secs off the winning time of 00.55.04 while Rebecca was 5secs away from her team-mate – and the girls’ great news was passed on to us by none other than TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT. You shouldn’t be so sheepish about what you did in Wales, ladies!

Returning our attention to good old England, a number of Dynamates had a frustrating time in Chertsey on Saturday after Surrey League supremo Keith ‘I’ll Get You’ Butler used his official’s car to briefly neutralise the 3rd cats on their penultimate lap, preventing them smashing into the back of the 1st and 2nd cat race ahead. The safety precaution prevented ROB ‘ALL WEATHER’ TUBBS carrying out his plan of making a late break, leaving him to take joint 12th place with RICHARD ‘PLACING’ MASON and DARREN ‘PACKING ‘EM’ MINSHALL in an almighty 64-strong gallop for the line. It wasn’t for the faint-hearted! Nevertheless, plucky PIERS ‘PRESSURE’ STANSFIELD still appeared to forget all about his spill at Crowhurst and pull out his massive sprint on the MoD circuit to claim 7th place in his first race since coming off. Nice one, son! Talking of comebacks, RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT put his knee troubles behind him and eased himself into the season by taking part in the 1/2 race – but there was disappointment for 18th-placed GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL who watched 13 riders disappear as the bunch slowed to gingerly squeeze past the 3rds late in the 50-mile race, leaving them with no chance of catching the Dynamo-free break. Damn it all! The midweek crits provided the scene for a far more liberal sprinkling of Dyna-magic as DAVID ‘STRINGY’ STRUELE, GAVIN ‘NO LYIN’ RYAN and STUART ‘EASY PEASY’ SPIES took 4th, 5th and 7th respectively at the 3/4 race at Crystal Palace on Tuesday while Guy P landed 10th place in the E/1/2 event. Lovely stuff! Over at Hillingdon on the same night, Russell took 15th in the E/1/2/3 race while CHRIS ‘HOSPITAL’ WARD marked his season debut with a respectable 24th place in the same event. The Etape-bound International Man Of Leisure says: “It was hard just holding on.” We bet it was, buddy! And finally, DYNAMITE! was pleased to hear that WARRICK ‘SPEEDY’ SPENCE escaped from his spill at Palace last week more or less intact. The Cyclefit sensation smashed into a tree on the fast corner as he tried to avoid a lapped rider – but despite having difficulty breathing at hospital, Warrick had nothing broken and is now waiting for his sizable bruises to heal before he gets back on his Serotta. Get well soon, chum!

He’s back! Back! BACK! Although where he is at the moment is obviously anyone’s guess. According to a text message that the ever-enigmatic KEN BUIST sent to race secretary PAUL ‘CANNONBALL’ CALLINAN this week, the Dyna-mystery man is “back in town” after a trip to his native New Zealand. So have YOU seen Ken about? Perhaps you’ve spotted him discussing stem lengths at the counter of a certain Hampton Wick retailer or maybe overheard him volubly talking up his rumoured appearance in the forthcoming Surrey League five-day. Whatever he was doing and wherever he was doing it, DYNAMITE! wants to know – so Dyna-mail us at news@londondynamo.co.uk And remember – when it comes to Ken Watch, no detail is too trivial or obsessive!

We’ve rode across the range until we’re saddle sore and now we’re ready to spend a week recuperating in our little house on the prairie. Until we saddle up again, always remember that we are the Fifth Amendment but we would be nothing without you, our admirable constitution. So please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘SENATOR’ 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 look up to see Mount Rushmore looming above us, it only remains for us to remind you about…


The Parkride. Richmond Park, roundabout by Sheen Gate, 9am. Four laps split into fast, intermediate and steady groups.

Hampton Court bridge, 9am for Surrey Hills ride. Fifty-ish miles at a steady pace. Bring a pump, inner tubes, drink, and an apple pie.

Richmond Gate, Richmond Park, 7:30pm. Five laps of the park at race pace.

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

The DYNAMITE! team.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 – SURREY LEAGUE/BEYOND MTB, MoD CHERTSEY, 1/2, 50 MILES: 1 Paul Crook (Angliasport) 2.03.50; 2 Kristian House (Fuji Bikes); 3 Mark Petitt (agiskoviner.com); 4 Joe Bayfield (awcycles.co.uk); 5 Lee Day (Liphook Cycles); 6 Steven Richards (VC Meudon); 7 Shawn Blakey (Ride Beyond); 8 Phil Starr (Starr Guttering); 9 Adrian Lansley (pedalon.co.uk); 10 Grant Bayton (Angliasport); 11 Adrian Goatley (agiskoviner.com); 12 Christopher Parlett (Tunbridge Wells); 13 Alex Higham (Stilton); 14 Jeremy Uphill (Pearson Cycles) +1.30; 15 Nic Tilling (Angliasport); 16 Luke Smith (Marin UK); 17 Alex Peterson (awcycles.co.uk); 18= Daniel James (Team Axiom); 18= MARTIN GARRATT (LONDON DYNAMO); 18= Mark Broce (unatt); 18= Nick Hastler (Essex Roads); 18= Stephen Ferris (VC Meudon); 18= GUY POWDRILL (LONDON DYNAMO); 18= Nigel Ling (Gemini BC); 18= Stephen Hammer (agiskoviner.com); 18= Anders Christensen (VC Meudon); 18= Matthew Rugman (Kingsnorth International); 18= Ian Goode (Kingsnorth International); 18= Robin Basford (Ride Beyond); 18= Michael Knight (VC Meudon); 18= Darrell Pembroke (agiskoviner.com); 18= David Larcombe (VC Meudon); 18= Michael Inder (Thames Velo); 18 Dan McEwan (unatt); 18 Paul Holdsworth (Hounslow and District Wheelers); 18= Jason Edwards (Tunbridge Wells); 18= DAVID STREULE (LONDON DYNAMO); 38 Stuart Heade (Swim Bike Run); 39 Chris Denman (Beyond Mountain Bikes); 40 Mark Ketterer (Team Quest); 41 RUSSELL SHORT (LONDON DYNAMO); 42 DAVID WILLIAMS (LONDON DYNAMO); 43 Phil Bayton (MI Racing); 44 Brendan Heaslip (Kenton); 45 Mark Hutt (Hounslow and District Wheelers); 46 Des Gayler (Kenton); 47 Chris Howard (Southborough and District); 48 Dan Smith (Angliasport); 49 Roger Morgan (Stilton); 50 David Jack (Twickenham); 51 Phil Holloway (Southend Wheelers) +1 lap; 52 Bill Butterworth (Twickenham).

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 – SURREY LEAGUE/BEYOND MTB, MoD CHERTSEY, 3/J/W, 40 miles: 1 Philip Watkins (Addiscombe) 1.37.47; 2 Meurig James (Willesden); 3 Mike Anderson (agiskoviner.com) +0.07; 4 Rudie Marais (Glenedene) +3.15; 5 James Makepiece (TM Racing); 6 Bryan Long (unatt); 7 PIERS STANSFIELD (LONDON DYNAMO); 8 Gary Bryant (Old Portlians); 9 Alan Moore (TM Racing); 10 Brad Lamb (Glendene); 11 Jonathan Maher (Sigma Sport); 12= Paul Tunnell (Addiscombe); 12= Simon Thompson (agiskoviner.com); 12= Andy Norfolk (agiskoviner.com); 12= Adrian Brown (agiskoviner.com); 12= Gary Smith (Angliasport); 12= Richard Abela (Beyond Mountain Bikes); 12= Jonathan Greaves (Beyond Mountain Bikes); 12= David Roberts (Crawley); 12= Matt Evans (Finsbury Park); 12= Scott Amorx (Gemini); 12= Rosie Remedios (ibike); 12= Craig Beech (Interbike); 12= Dave Gayler (Kenton); 12= John Rugman (Kingsnorth International); 12= ROB TUBBS (LONDON DYNAMO); 12= RICHARD MASON (LONDON DYNAMO); 12= DARREN MINSHALL (LONDON DYNAMO); 12= Brian Ho (Maidstone and District); 12= Jonathan Cross (Maidstone and District); 12= Daz Marris (Pearce Cycles); 12= Keith Bugden (Pearson Cycles); 12= Tony Gordon (Pearson Cycles); 12= Dave Worsfold (unatt); 12= Nick Haskins (unatt); 12= Craig Tindall (Ride Beyond); 12= Jason Edgell (Ride Beyond); 12= Jon Poynter (Ride Beyond); 12= Andrew McKie (South Western); 12= Nick Jeffery (Southborough and District); 12= Nick Young (Southborough and District); 12= Sean Keith (TM Racing); 12= Peter Thorp-Hincks (TM Racing); 12= Toni Bond (TM Racing); 12= Andrew Wills (VC Deal); 12= Lindsey Ruocco (VC Meudon); 12= John Alderman (VC Meudon); 12= Nikki Wheeler (Velocity the Exercise Deck); 12= Tim Kearley (Whitewebbs); 50 Alex Ioannides (Sigma Sport); 51 Dean Wilson (Kingsnorth International); 52 Mark O’Brien (Archer); 53 Erol Mustafa (VC De Londres); 54 Garry Timlick (GS Helix-Maestro); 55 John Shurmer (Addiscombe); 56 Phil O’Leary (Ictnield Compomotive); 57 CHRIS CAMPBELL (LONDON DYNAMO); 58 Nigel Smith (Twickenham); 59 Tom McCall (unatt); 60 Jonathan Donald (Brixton Cycles); 61 Peter Robinson (Team Milton Keynes); 62 RICHARD STANHOPE (LONDON DYNAMO); 63 Simon Warren (Norwood Paragon); 64 Mike Brampton (TM Racing).

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 – SURREY LEAGUE/BEYOND MTB, MoD CHERTSEY, 4/3W/4W, 30 MILES: 1 Toby Meadows (agiskoviner.com) 1.04.30; 2 Eric Young (Hounslow and District); 3 Donald MacGregor (Marie Curie); 4 Roger Watts (Lewes Wanderers); 5 Stuart Potts (TM Racing); 6 Russ Davies (unatt); 7 CHRISTIAN KINMONT (LONDON DYNAMO); 8 Marek Glowinski (VC De Londres); 9 Rob Byrant (Shaftsbury); 10 DAVE CASEY (LONDON DYNAMO); 50 Rachel Croggon (Kingston Phoenix).

TUESDAY, JUNE 7 – CRYSTAL PALACE LEAGUE #7, CRYSTAL PALACE PARK, E/1/2, 30KM: 1 Dan Rudd (Edwardes); 2 Brett Perez (Vineragisko.com); 3 Nick Dibble (Climb On Bikes); 4 Matt Seaton (VC Londres); 5 Yves Milliers (Kingston Wheelers); 6 Jamie Newall (Evans); 7 Guy Pearson (Pearson Cycles); 8 IAIN PAINE (LONDON DYNAMO); 9 Alex Atkins (Evans) 10 GUY POWDRILL (LONDON DYNAMO); 11 Paul Mill (Edwardes).
3/4/W/J: 1 Neil Pearson (Gemini); 2 Kirk Jenns (PCA/Ciclos Uno); 3 Gary Bryant (Old Portlians); 4 DAVID STRUELE (LONDON DYNAMO); 5 GAVIN RYAN (LONDON DYNAMO); 6 Chris Moores (Fred Williams Cycles); 7 STUART SPIES (LONDON DYNAMO); 8 Shannon Durrant (Pearson Cycles); 9 Julian Cunnington (SERL); 10 Craig Whire (VC Londres).

TUESDAY, JUNE 7 – BC WEST THAMES/EDGWARE RC CIRCUIT RACE, HILLINGDON, E/1/2/3, 42 MILES: 1 Tony Gibb (Ploughman Craven Associates) 1.30.21; 2 G. Dodd (Sigma Sport); 3 C. Roshier (Team Quest); 4 R. Muir (Viner Bikes/Agisko); 5 J. McClelland (agiskoviner.com) +0.06; 6 M. Wilmott (Team Quest); 7 L. Atkins (Glendene); 8 J. Torres (unatt); 9 J. Stewart (agiskoviner.com); 10 A. Peterson (AW Cycles); 11 D. Gabellini (Angliasport); 12 P. Crook (Angliasport); 13 J. Uphill (Pearson Cycles); 14 S. HANEBERRY (LONDON DYNAMO); 15 RUSSELL SHORT (LONDON DYNAMO); 16 N. Spurling (Finsbury Park); 17 David Gaylor (Kenton); 18 W. Butterworth (Twickenham); 19 Unidentified; 20 J. Foster (Willesden); 21 J. Ranford (Python); 22 Des Gaylor (Kenton); 23 G. Phillips (Team Synergy); 24 CHRIS WARD (LONDON DYNAMO); 25 N. O’Brien; (Tm Quest); 26 Leda Cox (Vitron); 27 M. Hulbert (VC Meudon); 28 K. Williams (AW Cycles); 29 Unidentified; 30 MARTIN GARRATT (LONDON DYNAMO); 31 Unidentified; 32 Unidentified; 33, S. Hammer (agiskoviner.com); 34 Mike Inder (Thames Velo); 35 P. Doel (Team Quest); 36 Unidentified; 37 K. Falvey (Willesden); 38 R. Jerome (Willesden); 39 K. Elliott (PCA/Ciclos Uno); 40 Unidentified; 41 J. Dowling (Hemel Hempstead); 42 Unidentified; 43 T. Underhill (Finsbury Park); 44 E. Medellin (Sport and Publicity); 45 Unidentified; 46 Unidentified; 47 Unidentified; 48 C. Opie (CycleLogic); 49 S. Lampier (CycleLogic); 50 M. Barker (Team Quest); 51 M. Jervis (Python); 52 D. Dentus (Willesden CC); 53 W. Thomas (Viner Bikes/Agisko); 54 D. Jacks (Twickenham).

“What do you get when you combine the low-impact aerobic workout of cycling, the challenge of a racket sport, and the camaraderie of a team sport? Bicycle Polo!”

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