About last week (Sunday)
SSS r1, it's run, won and done
The day was perfect. On the Saturday Nic Marc, Merv and I repainted the lines at Blackburn. We went through 6 or so cans of red line paint and around 400 metres of masking tape! The lines look great, for now. The paint fades pretty quickly though. I gave it two coats, maybe that'll buy us some more time before having to do it again.
The team, led by Sue Dundas, did a great job. I'm always very proud of them, Jodie does such a hard job with the videoing, the concentration it takes to do it well is pretty full-on and Krissy looks after all the misc running around jobs that everyone forgets about until they don't get done. Lucie and I made food for the team (salad rolls!) and we had new volunteer hats as well. I'm not sure Anne Apolito used hers much, her job is to sit inside and record everything. A vital job!
John 'star trek' Lewis ran the timing again, Alex Vaughan cooked the snaggers, Fast Eddie Wilson took over commentary, saving everyone from my verbal dribble!
So, the racing ...
I was stuck on 86" and wasn't even sure if that would go ok. I rode an ok flying 200, a 13.6-something which I wasn't displeased with. Dino PB'd (again ... and sooked about it, again ...), Emily PB'd (by 0.6s!), the rest of the aboc SS rode well, Nic Marc did as well as I expected he would (very well indeed!) and despite a winter broken up by various distractions Stewart Lucy made it into A grade and wasn't disgraced. Chris Ray has a new nickname - Chopper Ray! When you see the videos you'll understand why. Don't undertake Chopper Ray!
Not much in the way of photos, Lucie normally does them but she had a very important uni assignment due in on Monday morning and had to get that done, so I don't have any photos to put up from this round that we own.
I rode badly, not really able to jump, and matched up against two kids with whoppers (Ed Osbourne and Sean Bourke), both of whom smacked me good! My last race was against Nic, I probably should have got this one, I had a good sit on his wheel up the back straight but hesitated before overtaking when I made the catch, lost momentum and lost the race. Split second decisions cost races ... C'est la Vie!
More fun and games with my shoulder today at the physio, but I won't bore you with the details. I just wish they'd work out what was wrong with it so we could fix the damn thing.
Round two is coming up soon ...