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Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Parker Dec 16, 2017. 20 Replies

I've always wanted to do some criterium racing and I almost signed up to a racing licence early last year before becoming a little demotivated and deciding not to. Fast forward to the end of last…Continue

Ever wondered why the path is so dirty ... ???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jakster Dec 2, 2014. 13 Replies

For those that ride on the Shrimptons creek cycleway, you would know that near the oval (kind of close to Macquarie shopping centre) the path is always very dirty and covered in mulch/ dirt. Well…Continue

Could my rim "tape" be causing punctures?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason B Sep 27, 2014. 14 Replies

I put tape in apostrophes because it is not really like normal rim tape but more like hard plastic. In my limited experience I have only seen/used cloth or the thinner plasticy tape so this type of…Continue

 

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Bill Parker replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Ah, that's why you were only doing the 100 today, good turn out, mostly 100s , no 200, bit hot I suppose , I couldn't manage more than 30 around eastern suburbs, seem to have lost the nack for longer since Newcastle Overnight. Got some…"
Dec 16, 2017
John Knight replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Good on you Bhanu, Sydney Motor Sport Park full track is fantastic to race on. You won't want to race anywhere else afterwards. The Waratahs put on good races - plenty of experience there mostly. Just manage your space - Though it's…"
Dec 16, 2017
Bhanu Loku replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Still racing Phil? I just saw this after searching for a video of the moto gp circuit which I am going to race tomorrow with Waratah Masters. Interesting reading and videos, thanks for sharing :)"
Dec 16, 2017
Phil replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Australian transcontinental bike race – On Now!
"There's reports on Facebook that Mike Hall has died this morning in a collision with a vehicle."
Mar 31, 2017
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"I've been doing a little bit of racing so here's a short race report. RBCC Heffron Park 11.03.17 D grade: avg speed = 31.8km/h After going to the SUVelo Heffron park crit to find out that I was the only one that turned up in 'D'…"
Mar 29, 2017
Mark replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Congrats on the win! Will they up you to C grade now? Does the grading determine number of laps or just who you are racing against? Does look fun but I've a similar problem to you no roadie, all mountain bikes. Do they have junior or kids…"
Feb 20, 2017
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"I didn't get time to do a write up today, so might do a full one tomorrow if I have time. But anyway, it was a DNF for me (as well as many others). There was a crash at the end, which I am thankful didn't involve me (or any from my club)…"
Feb 14, 2017
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Well I did two races this week, on Thursday I raced at the Newington Armory crits and on Saturday I did the road race at Horsley Park for round 2 of the War of the West.  Newington Armory  D grade - Second place! or second last, depending…"
Feb 12, 2017
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Thanks Paul. It might be good that you are missing Saturday's race, apparently it will be 45 degrees tomorrow! I didn't see the crash last week, but from looking at some of the bikes afterwards it looked pretty bad. I think I will give the…"
Feb 10, 2017
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Feb 7, 2017
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"I think I will give racing at the Armoury a go soon. That was actually where I had planned to race first before signing up to the War of the West series, as I had been down there before to watch and it seems like they have a good sized D…"
Feb 7, 2017
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Watching racing videos from YouTube was actually one of the things that made me want to try it. I think next week I will try save some energy and stay within the bunch for most of the race. Although being a road race Horsely Park, I think more…"
Feb 7, 2017
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Mountain biking racing sounds like fun! I've always wanted to try mountain biking but can't justify a new bike at the moment. I'm not sure how often I will be able to get out to the trails. The race definitely made me push much harder…"
Feb 7, 2017
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Thanks!"
Feb 7, 2017
swill replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"Great write up Phil. Sounds like you are hooked!  Good to get out of your comfort zone and try racing.  Once you do it once - doesn't seem that big a deal. Sounds like you are too young to ride waratahs (over 30's), but LACC race…"
Feb 7, 2017
Nigel replied to Phil's discussion Anyone here do any bike racing? My first race at SMSP!
"There are some good criterium racing tips on the Cycling Maven blog his earliest blogs. I am still an occasional racer in D grade with WARATAH which is a masters club for over 30's this year am an M10. we race at SMSP,  Lansdowne Park and…"
Feb 7, 2017

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