DYNAMITE! #68, 19.08.05

November 21, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #68, 19.08.05

The lengthy editorial meetings held by the DYNAMITE! team produce some brilliant ideas to make Britain’s best Dyna-matic bulletin even better – but like many of the exclusive Cyclefitted machines in NICK ‘BOMBSHELL’ PEACOCK’s garage, they hardly ever see the light of day. One suggestion still sitting on the shelf is a regular slot called It’s Your Birthday which, as you may have already guessed, gives a Dyna-mention to members who are lucky enough to celebrate the day of their birth during the past week. Once we have the information, the piece would practically write itself! Unfortunately, the logistical problems of transferring more than 170 birth dates from the Dynamo supercomputer in race secretary PAUL ‘CANNONBALL’ CALLINAN’s Nasa-like technology suite to our steam-age Vic 20 many floors below proved insurmountable – so it’s a victory of sorts for us to announce the birthday of just one Dynamate in this very issue. Step forward IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE! The hard-riding lad celebrated turning 32 on Tuesday with another great result at Crystal Palace – although another big-hitter from the barmy blue, black and orange army taught him there were to be no gifts, even on a day when he could rightfully expect a few presents. So come with us now as we make up for his disappointment by bringing out the iced sponge cake topped with dozens of burning candles. Here comes the first puff…

This is becoming a habit! Dynamo has nabbed the No.1 spot at the Crystal Palace E/1/2 race yet again, which makes it the third time in four weeks that the capital’s most consistent cycle squad has won the event. It could have been a quartet of consecutive victories if the club hadn’t been marshalling instead of racing a fortnight ago! Tough guy IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE latched onto the WARRICK ‘SPEEDY’ SPENCE express with 16 laps to go and accurately predicted a Dynamo 1-2 result – but he ended up pitting himself against his own team-mate by attacking up the hill less than 2km from the line. Brave man! True to form, the pony-tailed point-gobbler followed Bernard Hinualt’s motto of “pas de cadeau” and reeled in the birthday boy before winning the sprint by half a length. They put Simoni and Cunego to shame – and their antics put 5th-placed GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL in the shade after he turned up on his brand new titanium Omega! There was no inter-team rivalry in the 3/4 race, which saw SAM ‘SLAM DUNK’ HUMPHESON selflessly take an early solo flyer which forced the pack to pull him back – and with their opponents duly softened up, grumpy club president GUY ‘MAINWARING’ ANDREWS was able to take 1st place in the bunch sprint. That should put a smile on his face for once!

Eagle-eyed readers who saw the pictures from the Havant GP on London Cycle Sport this week may have spotted IAN ‘KING OF’ PAINE among the riders getting a stern ticking off from race officials before Russell Downing went onto win the premier calendar event. In what Ian rightly describes as “a bit of a mess”, police stopped the competition for 10 minutes as competitors had been urinating in the bushes. In a situation like that, it’s difficult to judge who was taking the pee more – the rozzers or the riders! Later on, the Hampshire constabulary excelled themselves by calling a halt again for more than an hour because of line crossing. Ian fumed: “A few riders drifting across the white line doesn’t make a dangerous race. By the time the restarted race hit the hills it was all single file anyway.” What a carry-on!

On the subject of pressies, which we mentioned a couple of items ago, a lucky DYNAMITE! reader will receive a prestigious puncture repair kit worth £1.75 if they can come up with the funniest caption to go with the picture of Cyclefit guru PHIL ‘NO-NONSENSE’ CAVELL stuck up a mountain looking the worse for wear. That’s right, humour-loving reader – that hilarious photo we promised you a month ago has finally surfaced on the Dynamo website, so go to http://www.londondynamo.co.uk/content_pages/2005_archive/ld_newsletter_64.html and Dyna-mail your entry to news@londondynamo.co.uk with “Cap That!” in the subject heading. We know you can do better than our suggestions!

Something else that’s been a long time coming is news of hairy-legged CHRIS ‘VAN CHADDERS’ CHAPMAN’s brush with cycling royalty. The King of the Spinners came face-to-face with Sean Yates, the Duke of Discovery, at Newchapel on July 28th – and he told Lance Armstrong’s pal it felt like being in a wind tunnel when he left his protective slipstream during the Surrey League’s midweek 32-mile handicap race. The 2nd-placed directeur sportif responded by telling him to pump up his tyres more. Star-struck Chris, who finished 10th with his chum TOM ‘HUMBLE’ HEMMANT four places ahead of him, says: “Obviously Sean wasn’t impressed with my 80psi set-up for extreme cornering action.” Those old MTB habits die hard!

Finally, roaming ‘Mo ROBERT GRACE dropped us a quick note to say he took part in a boiling hot 3.7km time trial up a “nasty unrelenting hill” the Saturday before last at Le Vigan, a small town in the Cevennes area of southern France. The intrepid Dynamate was 3rd in the Masters 2 category with a time of 11mins 21secs while his youngest son Nestor was 4th in the under 15s and his eldest Linus won the under 17s competition. Robert says: “The French were not that happy about the foreigners coming in, but we’re Aussies so we had to win something last week!”

Wisps of smoke are drifting up from the candles on the cake and we’re ready to carve ourselves an ample slice which we’ll nibble until our return in seven days’ time. Many thanks for all your contributions – and please remember we are a base layer of marzipan that we would be nothing without you, our creamy filling. So please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘CUPCAKE’ 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 the knife plunges in, 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 thought that counts.

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.

THURSDAY, JULY 28 – SURREY LEAGUE HANDICAP 13, NEWCHAPEL, E/1/2/3/4/W/J, 32 MILES: 1 Bryan Taylor (VC Londres); 2 Sean Yates (In Gear Quickvit); 3 Mike Hawkins (Norwood Paragon); 4 Steve Calland (Norwood Paragon); 5 Daniel Duguid (Evans Cycles); 6 TOM HEMMANT (LONDON DYNAMO); 7 Ken Prince (Pearson Cycles); 8 Michael Ladbrook (Pearson Cycles); 9 Shannon Durrant (Pearson Cycles); 10 CHRIS CHAPMAN (LONDON DYNAMO); 11 Colin McDermott (Festival); 12 Tony Kelly (Addiscombe); 13 Stephen Cave (34th Nomads); 14 David Palmer (Addiscombe); 15 David Kennett (Fit-For).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 – SURREY LEAGUE TIME TRIALS, STAPLEFIELD, E/1/2/3/J/W, 26 miles, 2 up TTT: 1 Christopher Parlett, Christopher McNamara (Tunbridge Wells) 1.01.52; 2 GUY POWDRILL, PAUL CALLINAN (LONDON DYNAMO) 1.03.17; 3 Marlon Moncrieffe (unatt), Jon Masters (Redhill) 1.10.59;

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 – CRYSTAL PALACE LEAGUE #17, CRYSTAL PALACE PARK, E/1/2, 30KM: 1 Warrick Spence (LONDON DYNAMO); 2 IAN PAINE (LONDON DYNAMO); 3 Brett Perez (agiskoviner.com) +1.10 Yves Milliers (Kingston Wheelers); 5 GUY POWDRILL (LONDON DYNAMO); 6 Shannon Durrant (Pearson Cycles); 7 TOM HEMMANT (LONDON DYNAMO); 8 David Jones (Dulwich Paragon); 9 Julian Clarke (VC Deal); 10 Mr Anne Boorsma (Dulwich Paragon); 11 Mick Bell (London Fire Brigade) +1.25; 12 Scott Bugden (Pearson Cycles).

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 – CRYSTAL PALACE LEAGUE #17, CRYSTAL PALACE PARK, 3/4, 27KM: 1 GUY ANDREWS (LONDON DYNAMO); 2 Kevin Knox (Dulwich Paragon); 3 Sean McDougall (Dulwich Paragon); 5 Martin Veitch (unatt); 6 Brian Curtis (Corridori); 7 Toks Adesanya (Addiscombe); 8 ANDREW STRANGE (LONDON DYNAMO); 9 Graham Pearce (Brixton Cycles); 10 Craig White (VC Londres); 11 Jeff Tan (Dulwich Paragon).

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16- BC WEST THAMES/TEAM SYNERGY CIRCUIT RACE, HILLINGDON CYCLE CIRCUIT, E/1/2/3, 60KM: 1 Tony Gibb (PCA); 2 Wesley Cole (PCA); 3 Marc Wilmot (Quest); 4 Chris Willmse (PCA); 5 SEAN HANNEBERRY (LONDON DYNAMO); 6 Tom Smith (Viner Bikes); 7 Marc Nothover (Giro).

“We stopped in a town because it was my team-mate Daniel Atienza’s birthday. In Spain it is customary that the individual with the birthday buy treats, usually cookies, for all his friends. So Daniel bought everyone donuts and Coke.”

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