DYNAMITE! #78, 28.10.05

November 21, 2010

DYNAMITE! The OFFICIAL London Dynamo Newsletter #78, 28.10.05

HULA WHOOP
As Dynamo’s unofficial hula girl, there’s nothing this welcoming publication likes more than honouring impressive results with a colourful garland of praise – and we’ve threaded together an extra-large necklace of flowery prose for DOMINIC ‘I WANT IT ALL’ PAUL to celebrate his achievements in Honolulu. The tiki chappie certainly proved to be the big kahuna when he represented Great Britain at Hawaii’s international triathlon, but this week’s edition isn’t content to simply surf along on the wave of his success, so we’ll also be admitting to the club’s underwhelming performance at Ottershaw. There’ll be no grass skirting the issue, Dynamates! Until that moment comes, let’s shake the palm tree of news and see what Hawaii-related facts it brings down. Here comes the first dislodged pineapple…

CORAL GRIEF
It’s been three weeks since he returned – and international jet-setter DOMINIC ‘I WANT IT ALL’ PAUL has finally contacted DYNAMITE! about the prestigious experience of taking part in this year’s Triathlon Age Group World Championships. The high-achieving triathlete, who was one of 280 competitors representing the UK, began his day of pain with an aggressive swim through a mile of big waves, spotting plenty of coral along the way. Dominic reveals: “Lots of swimmers were quite literally fighting for space.” Hope you gave as good as you got, pal! The plucky Trek rider was pleased with a 60-minute bike split on the wind-swept, undulating 25-mile course – but his legs felt heavier in the heat during the 10.5km run which he was “relatively happy” to complete in 37 minutes. The Sunday ride regular notched up an overall time of 2hrs 4mins, taking him to 28th in his age group and 108th overall amid a field of 2,000. That’s a great result – but the ambitious lad wants to do even better! He explains: “I’ve been lulled into a false sense of security competing in just the UK and Europe. The quality of athletes from America and Australia was really impressive.” He won’t be happy until he’s conquered the world!

SHAW-LY NOT!
You’re not going to believe this, Dynamates, but the barmy blue, black and orange army failed to nail a single placing at the opening race of the E/1/2/3 Ottershaw series on Sunday. Let’s hope things pick up during the next two! Unlucky ROB ‘THE SAINT’ JEFFROY, who needs just one point to get his 2nd cat licence, punctured not long after twin-piston powerhouse GUY ‘THE ENGINE’ POWDRILL was reeled back from an early two-man break. Curses! The fast-paced 102km contest ended in a mass gallop with club president GUY ‘MAINWARING’ ANDREWS and MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT coming 23rd and 24th respectively, making them the highest-placed ‘Mos among the 65-strong field. Thank goodness, then, for tenacious tiddler RUSSELL ‘RUSTY’ SHORT, who managed to keep the club’s high standards going by bagging the No.8 spot in the latest round of the London Cyclo Cross league. We can always rely on you, chum!

KEN WATCH!
There’s no stopping him! Slippery Kiwi KEN BUIST has once again surfaced on the DYNAMITE! radar, scotching rumours that he has hung up his Ksyriums for good. We knew it was too good to be true! Eagle-eyed shopper MARTIN ‘COMEBACK’ GARRATT spotted the mysterious ‘Mo in Townmead Road, Fulham, while driving to Sainsbury’s on Saturday with his girlfriend. Ken shot through the traffic calming scheme wearing full Dynamo kit – and Martin predicts: “He’ll be flying by Christmas.” Everyone is looking forward to it, pal!

TRI TO GET OUT MORE
Hard-working techie DAVID ‘WEBMASTER’ SPENCER has recently been as hard to spot as Ken – but the keen triathlete has finally emerged from his computer suite in Dynamo Towers to get back into the swim of things at Putney Leisure Centre pool. Water relief! The SwimForTri sessions he’s been attending on Sunday nights include three lanes of technique drill hell with the promise of improved times next season – and David adds: “It would be nice to see some other Dynamos there.” The price is £40 for eight hour-long sessions and the start times are 7.30 and 8.30pm, alternating each week. There’s no harm giving it a tri!

HAWAII FIVE-GO
The hula girls have stopped swaying to the ukulele’s melody, which means it’s time for us once again to thank everyone for their contributions. Remember that we are a determined Steve McGarrett but we would be nothing without you, our trusty Danny Williams. So please keep Dyna-mailing your news, gossip, and further sightings of the elusive KEN ‘BOOK ‘EM, DANNO’ 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 leave this sun-kissed isle, 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 surfboard.

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
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 – SURREY LEAGUE, OTTERSHAW, E/1/2/3, 102KM: 1 Dave Coulson (JE James) 2hr 21min; 2 John Veness (Evans); 3 Lewis Atkins (Glendene/Biketrax) @40 secs; 4 Vince Halpern (AW Cycles); 5 Neil Lindford-Relph (VC Meudon); 6 Jason Edwards (Ewhurst Control); 7 Keith Jarrett (i-team.co.uk); 8 Lee Day (Liphook Cycles); 9 Martin Smith (Team Milton Keynes); 10 James Holland-Leader (agiskoviner.com); 11 Chris Tune (agiskoviner.com); 12 Steve Hume (Twickenham); 13 John Wager (i-team.co.uk); 14 Bill Butterworth (Twickenham); 15 Craig Peter (VC Meudon); 16 Dave Griffiths (Twickenham); 17 Bob Fallon (Fit-For.com); 18 Adrian Goatley (agiskoviner.com); 19 Rob Enslin (Viner Agisko); 20 Mike Inder (Thames Velo); 21 Steve Dring (Stilton); 22 Mick McManus (Twickenham); 23 GUY ANDREWS (LONDON DYNAMO); 24 MARTIN GARRETT (LONDON DYNAMO); 25 Mickael Metayer (Fit-For.com); 26 Martin Hulbert (VC Meudon); 27 Andy Norfolk (agiskoviner.com); 28 Nat Spurling (Finsbury Park); 29 Gary Kristensen (agiskoviner.com); 30 Steve Legg (Twickenham); 31 Phil Holloway (Southend Wheelers); 32 Justin Lomas (Norwood Paragon); 33 Gary Fry (Team Quest).

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 – LONDON CYCLO CROSS LEAGUE, ROUND 6, PENSHURST, KENT, SENIORS/JUNIORS/VETS/WOMEN: 1 Stuart McGhee (Evans) 0.55.21; 2 Steve Hambling (VC Deal) 0.56.40; 3 Steven Price (agiskoviner.com) 0.57.01; 4 Mick Bell (London Fire Brigade) 0.57.10; 5 Brian Curtis (Corridori) 57.24; 6 Allister Tullett (Edwardes Senior) 0.57.48; 7 Nathan Miller (Anglia Sport) 0.58.29; 8 RUSSELL SHORT (LONDON DYNAMO) 1.00.29; 9 Rob Whenman (Corridori Senior) 1.01.07; 10 Ben Spurrier (Evans) 1.01.30; 59 Chris Jarvis (Team Daranth).

THE LAST WORD
“Here in Hawaii, it’s not uncommon for someone at a party or get-together to break out their ‘uke’ and start jammin’ to the delight of everyone!”

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