Sunday, 2 October 2011


Well that was an odd day. I started on a high, qualifying fastest despite clipping my pedal on the fence and it delaying the start of my sprint.

f200: 12.64ish

From there the highlights were somewhat lacking. I attacked early but couldn't hold on to a lead to beat out Jay Castle in my first heat.

I attacked early again against John Cochrane and took a win.

The final round against Stew Lucy would decide if I raced for 1st/2nd or if I packed my bike up and attacked the sausage sizzle. Stew attacked and then I'm not 100% sure what I did. I think I eased up on the pedals AND took some hight on the bank. End result I missed the chase down and ended my day early.

So, I'm well pleased with the f200 and shitty about the racing. I look forward to reviewing the times and videos.

Taking a broader view of the day, there were a few others that had bad days, and to me, it's how we respond to bad days that matters most. One ray of light is the performance of James Dann, he was a mere 2 hundredths down on me in the f200, a massive jump off last year, and he had two narrow losses to the eventual winner. This is a good thing, not just because we're all hoping to watch him succeed given the hard work he's put in and that we just plain old like him. It's also a good thing because some of those of us that didnt have great days, train the same way he does. So tomorrow, I will go to the Haus, I will take heavy things and I will make them succumb to my will.

Next round Chris Ray will be back and it's time to challenge his reign.

RHR: 60bpm

PMPW: 95kg

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