DYNAMITE! #62, 08.07.05

November 21, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #62, 08.07.05

It’s not often that DYNAMITE! is jealous of the wider Dyna-membership – but as we kneaded the Dyna-dough of club-related facts last Thursday in our famous soundproof bunker, we couldn’t help wishing we were in a certain West End eaterie where a number of Diner-mates were tucking into a pizza feast at that very moment. We’d have done anything to get the crumbs from that enormous table! The hungry bunch had moved onto a nearby Pizza Express after meeting up at the Guinea pub off Berkley Square for the club’s summer social – and event co-ordinator PAUL ‘ALL-BLUE’ HARKNETT reveals: “It was a really good do. Kick-off was at 6.30 but most didn’t leave Pizza Express until just before 11.” You crazy guys just don’t know when to stop! You’ll be able to see a photo of the evening featuring beaming Dyna-members CHRIS ‘VAN CHADDERS’ CHAPMAN, MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT, JONATHAN ‘SNAPS’ GITTOS, ROB ‘THE SAINT’ JEFFROY, ‘INCREDIBLE’ IAN JENKINSON, NICK ‘BOMBSHELL’ PEACOCK, GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL, RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT, STUART ‘EASY PEASY’ SPIES, DAVID ‘PROFESSOR’ WILLIAMS and many others once this week’s edition appears under the “Newsletter” link at http://www.londondynamo.co.uk – but until then we’ll be giving you an extra topping of Hillingdon fun followed by side order of triathlon action. Bread-dy or not, here it comes…

There’s nothing more likely to ruin a pleasant evening of cycling than a visit from our old friend the puncture fairy – so you can imagine the scenes of sheer frustration when the little blighter paid no fewer than four visits to TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT and IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE on Tuesday. That’s a hole lotta hassle! The Crystal Palace kings gave south London a miss this week only to be greeted on the west side of town by a puncture apiece which caused them to arrive at the crit circuit after the E/1/2/3 riders had left the starting line. Thankfully, the kindly commissars allowed the Dynamo-ic duo to join on the second lap and they managed to establish a decisive break of four riders by the halfway mark – only for Ian to puncture with seven miles to go. It’s lucky you can take a lap out for mechanicals, pal! Tom escaped from the break and his partner in crime from the recent FBD Insurance Ras jumped with 500 metres to go, grabbing 2nd place as Dynamo’s quiet man clinched the top spot. Way to go, buddies! Then Ian punctured for a third time on the way home. There’s always a fly in the ointment!

Finally, we were pleased to hear that Dynamette RACHEL ‘RE’ JOYCE had cause for celebration last Sunday when she won the ladies event at the Gatorade Big Half Ironman in Trentham with a time of 4hrs 32mins. Lovely work, madam! The water-loving Mallorca training camper, who came 10th overall in a field of around 300 competitors, reveals: “The best moment was the look on the commentator’s face when he had announced the first man was out of the water and then realised it was me!” The dozy twit!

We’ve polished off the final slice of our wonderful thin and crispy Margherita – although earlier on we bit into one of those bitter black olives and had to send the buggers back to the kitchen to have them removed. We’d like to thank you for all your contributions and remind everyone that we’ll be back for another slice of Dynamo life in just seven days. Until then, please remember that we are a hammy La Reine and we would be nothing without you, our Sloppy Giuseppe, so please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘DEEP PAN’ 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 Mario brings us the bill, 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 a wood-fired oven.

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 3 – SERRL EVENT 12, CHILHAM/GODMERSHAM, 2/3/4/W/J, 100KM: 1 Luke Anderson (Poshbikes); 2 Nick Dibble (Climb On Bikes); 3 Seth Kay (Poshbikes); 4 Matt Smith (Gemini); 5 Gavin Wendon (Medway Velo); 6 Nigel Brazier (VC Elan); 7 GUY POWDRILL (LONDON DYNAMO); 8 Ishmael Burdeau (Brigton Mitre); 9 Caesar Coco (VC Deal); 10 Oscar Challis (Dulwich Paragon); 11 Dean Kinnerly (unatt); 12 Phillip Merrilees (Finsbury Park); 13 Andrew Wills (VC Deal); 14 David Jones (Dulwich Paragon); 15 Matt Rugman (Kingsnorth International).

TUESDAY, JULY 5 – BC WEST THAMES/HILLINGDON CC CIRCUIT RACE, HILLINGDON, E/1/2/3, 28 MILES: 1 TOM HEMMANT (LONDON DYNAMO) 1.03.45; 2 IAN PAINE (LONDON DYNAMO); 3 R. Painter (Norwood Paragon); 4 G. Stewart (Team Quest) all st; 5 M. Wilmot (Team Quest) at 1.10.00; 6 A. Peterson (A W Cycles); 7 D. Gabellini (Team Angliasport/Condor); 8 C. Tune (agiskoviner.com); 9 K. Williams (A W Cycles); 10 P. ATKINSON (LONDON DYNAMO); 11 P. Holloway (Southend and City Wheelers); 12 W. Butterworth (Twickenham); 13 D. Dentus (Willesden); 14 M. Inder (Thames Velo); 15 M. James (Willesden); 16 S. Merilees (Twickenham); 17 P. Priestly (Team Milton Keynes); 18 CHRIS CHAPMAN (LONDON DYNAMO); 19 Des Gaylor (Kenton); 20 R. Jerome (Willesden) all st; 21 Sharkey Jaggard (Pedalon)

“Lance always used to order a funghi porcini and ham pizza and a salad topped with shavings of grana cheese. And then a cappuccino after his meal – sacrilege from an Italian’s point of view.”

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