Sunday, 15 January 2012


Windsor - Mordialloc - Windsor:
A slightly circuitous ride with Downie caused by some fine folk swimming, riding and running around Brighton.

D: 65.4km
A: 250m

SKCC Crit:
The race report is fairly simple, a break went at about 10-15 minutes into the race, swelled a little and eventually caught the field on the final lap. I was in the field.

So, it's been a few weeks of racing in the bunch for me, and I'm starting to feel like I'm just donating $20 to someone else. Each time I kick myself for not making more of an impact on the race, and I think now I know why I don't.

Firstly, my fitness isn't as high as others, but I do think it is enough to make an impact and therefore I will ignore this pitiful excuse.

Secondly, I view DNF as complete failure. Not getting to the line being the worst thing I could do in a race. For me to take more chances in a race, to stretch myself and improve my fitness I have to give up on this idea and embrace the possibility of failure. Go without fear that if I fail that move I fail the race.

D: 47.6km
A: 5m

ABOC Sprint:
1 x 1/4 lap Power jump @ 82"
2 x 1/4 lap Power jump @ 98"
1 x 1/2 lap Power jump @ 98"
2 x 1/4 lap Power jump @ 98" (seated)
1 x 1/2 lap Power jump @ 98" (seated)
1 x flying 200 @ 98"
1 x Lay off and pass flying 200 @ 98"
2 x Over, Under, Duck & Dive @ 82" (3 up)

I had a little trouble with the seated drills. Not because they're hard, but because despite talking about it moments before each drill started, I forgot to stay seated for the first two drills.

Carl tells me I'm still not laying off enough in the layoff drills. I think I've got the a good delayed response tactic that achieves the same result, but another option would be good.

The 3 up Over/Under/Duck and Dive drill was evil. The natural desire was to hold the lane and slowly lift the pace, but that wasn't the drill. Instead I rolled around and loudly cursed Chris and a new guy Hayden for being dicks. The process makes me want to race more Keirins.

CE: 3/4

PMPW: 95kg

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