DYNAMITE! #73, 23.09.05

November 21, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #73, 23.09.05

TREE-MENDOUS EFFORT
As a proud South African, Mrs Dynamite was tickled pink last week when one of her countrymen secured England’s Ashes victory – but the first lady of the newsletter bunker got an even bigger surprise when another native of the rainbow nation got on his mountain bike and put in an arduous performance to rival Kevin Pietersen’s 158-run marathon. Ag, ja boed, as they say in RSA! Johannesburg giant STUART ‘EASY PEASY’ SPIES was smacking into trees during a night-time race that lasted a Dyna-massive 12 hours and the lad from impala land was feeling a little boerwors for wear afterwards. So come with us as we springbok into action and reveal how he proved himself to be the boss of the bosveld. Here comes the first jacaranda hidden in the darkness…

BUPA TROOPER
Hardy healthcare worker STUART ‘EASY PEASY’ SPIES managed to turn up at the office slightly worse for wear on Monday – and he indicated that the fatigue-inducing Marin Dusk Til Dawn ride may have taken its toll when he called his boss at Bupa “sir”. Stuart reveals: “She took it quite well.” Thank goodness for that! The jaunty Johannesburgian and Shawn Blakey, his partner on the epic Transalp Challenge, ventured to Thetford on the Norfolk-Suffolk border to see how many laps of the 10-mile off-road course they could clock up in a mere 12 hours – and the two-up teamsters were delighted to come 5th out of 55 in the pairs category by sunrise on Sunday. Excellent stuff! The MTB-mad lads raced around the dark, freezing cold circuit 17 times and Stuart, who didn’t use any lights, thought he spotted a “ghost mouse” in his sleep-induced delirium. Get him to bed immediately, nurse! Meanwhile, Cyclefit sensation WARRICK ‘SPEEDY’ SPENCE had a slightly easier time on Sunday at a town that’s almost his namesake. The Warwick Town Centre E/1/2 crit saw the bespectacled boy wonder stay away with Stephen Cummings of Landboukredit-Colnaga to take 2nd place. He’s flying since he had his ponytail surgically removed!

KEN WATCH!
He’s back! After weeks of failing to appear on the Dynamo radar, Dyna-mystery man KEN BUIST reappeared on Saturday afternoon – and it was none other than Mrs Dynamite who spotted the slippery Kiwi. Good work, luv! We were driving through Fulham when the first lady of the newsletter pointed out a cyclist in a Dynamo jersey on North End Road – and DYNAMITE! almost crashed our J-reg Corolla into Waitrose’s front window when we realised it was none other the south-east cycling scene’s Greta Garbo. Sadly, Ken had already exited the roundabout and disappeared up the Broadway by the time we excitedly yelled out his name. We’ll wind down the window quicker next time, pal!

GAME OVER
The sun has set over the game reserve and all that’s left to do is thank you for all your contributions before we’re trampled to death by a clumsy elephant. We’ll be back in just seven days to wander among the Dynamo pride – until then, please remember that we are a shy rhino and we would be nothing without you, our herd of stampeding buffalo. So please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘BEAST’ 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 a leopard feasts on a warthog, it only remains for us to remind you about…

THIS WEEK’S RIDES

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

SUNDAY
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 zebra.

WEDNESDAY
7.30pm: Richmond Gate, Richmond Park. Steady ride into Surrey, 28 miles.

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

The DYNAMITE! team.

THE SMALL PRINT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – BC WEST THAMES/POLYTECHNIC CC CIRCUIT RACE, HILLINGDON CYCLE CIRCUIT, E/1/2/3, 60KM: 1 Colin Roshier (Team Quest); 1:22:15; 2 J Ormiston (Team Quest) +0:09; 3 M Jervis (Python RT) +0.23; 4 S Heade (SBR) +0.50 5 M Wilmot (Team Quest); 6 D Gabellini (Angliasport); 7 V Halpern (AW Cycles); 8 L Atkins (Glendene); 9 T Klassen (Kingston Wheelers); 10 M Kelly (City of Edinburgh); 11 J Leach (Didcot Phoenix); 12 R Rowlett (Misson Racing); 13 C Denman (Beyond Mountain Bikes); 14 N Spurling (Finsbury Park); 15 Dave Gayler (Kenton); 16 G Stewart (Team Quest); 17 N Bruce (Pacific Racing); 18 G Wyatt (Velo City); 19 M Docker (PCA Ciclos Uno); 20 R Marais (Glendene); 21 M Hulbert (VC Meudon); 22 A Granger (Willesden); 23 P Mace (High Wycombe); 24 P Smith (Team Milton Keynes); 25 G Wyatt (Velo City); 26 W Butterworth (Twickenham CC) 27 DAVID STREULE (LONDON DYNAMO); 28 S Alexander (Python); 29 I Lowe (Thames Velo); 30 S Kirkham (unatt); 31 R Enslin (Viner Bikes/Agisko); 32 K Williams (AW Cycles); 33 J Leitch (Festival); 34 D Wright (London Fire Brigade); 35 S Wharton (Team Sport and Publicity); 36 Unidentified 37 M Osborn (Team Quest); 38 R Painter (Norwood Paragon).

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – BC WEST THAMES/POLYTECHNIC CC CIRCUIT RACE, HILLINGDON CYCLE CIRCUIT, 4/W/J, 40KM: 1 Paul Delhunty (Siesel Racing) 1.08.41; 2 B Lowe (Twickenham); 3 J Lowes (Twickenham); 4 J Kirkaldy (Godalming); 5 E Allen (Twickenham); 6 B Skinner (Hounslow and District Wheelers); 7 M Misson (Crabwood); 8 B Taylor (unatt); 9 J Ponting (VC Godalming); 10 M Farmer (High Wycombe); 11 SAM WOODHOUSE (LONDON DYNAMO) +1:05; 12 A Broadbent (Thames Velo); 13 A Lack (Kingston Wheelers); 14 T Brass (Thames Velo); 15 P Cornwall (unatt); 16 I Taylor (Twickenham); 17 G White (PCA); 18 G Varsanyi (Bath); 19 S Clarke (Addiscombe); 20 J Morgan-Smith (Addiscombe); 21 M O’Reilly (Ful-On-Tri).

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – MARIN DUSK ‘TIL DAWN, THETFORD FOREST, 12 HOURS, PAIRS MEN: 1 Jeremy Olsen and Simon Turner (Freeborn/Ellsworth Torq) 18 laps in 12:32:49; 2 Jack Peterson and Lloyd Bettles (Numplumz.com) 18 laps in 12:35:53; 3 Philip Peacock and James Carpenter (We Eat Cakes) 17 laps in 12:09:12; 4 Phil Bowley and Owen Pattinson (Owen Cycles) 17 laps in 12:13:28; 5 Shawn Blakey and STUART SPIES (Mad Engine/Ride Beyond) 17 laps in 12:25:34; 6 Marcus Brueton and Chris Moores (Norwood Paragon A) 17 laps in 12:27:30; 7 Andrew Edwards and Mark Neil (Epicrides.co.uk) 17 laps in 12:31:32; 8 Marcos Schier and Anthony Windle (Team Torq Bar) 17 laps in 12:40:09; 9 Phil Miles and Duncan Askew (Apple Strudel) 16 laps in 12:01:56; 10 Ken Taylor, David Lumley and Phil Reynolds (Beamish Oddsox) 16 laps in 12:05:49; 55 S Murgatroyd and J Wilson (That’s The Badger’s) 5 laps in 05:37:45.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – THE TRAVELWISE WARWICK TOWN CENTRE RACES, E/1/2. 50KM: 1 Stephen Cummings (Landbouwkredit-Colnago); 2 WARRICK SPENCE (LONDON DYNAMO); 3 Dean Downing (Recycling.co.uk); 4 James Taylor (www.sportscoaching.com); 5 Ross Muir (Agisko Viner Bikes); 6 Adrian Timmis (Pinarello); 7 Mark Kelly (City of Edinburgh); 8 Ian Holt (Agisko Viner Bikes); 9 Dave Collins (Scott UK); 10 Ben Swift (JE James); 11 Jamie Newell (Evans Cycles); 12 Tom Southam (Barloworld) 13 George Richardson (Ritchey CycleOps); 14 Rob Hayles (Recycling.co.uk); 15 Nic Tilling (Angliasport); 16 Adam Blythe (Pinarello); 17 Matthew Higgins (Giro); 18 Daniel Booth (unatt); 19 Will Bjergfelt (Saracen); 20 21 Tom Smith (Viner Bikes Agisko); 22 Geoff Beetham (ShokWave); 23 Chris Newton (Recycling.co.uk); 24 Paul Manning (Recycling.co.uk).

THE LAST WORD
“The whole of Cape Town comes to a standstill. Friends, family, colleagues and even complete strangers line the 109km route to show their support for the 35,000 cyclists who pass them by.”

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