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Result - Club Event - 04/07/19 - R13

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We're not having much luck with our 15's are we? Last time if was the 9-month old lights at Rheola that came down just in time for our first '15' only to then move down to Ynysygerwyn for their holidays.

This time there's lights on the back road at the Leisure Centre end where they are building a new health centre. Whilst we could easily knock up a replacement that starts just down the road from the lights and finishes somewhere by McDonalds (we've had a course there before) I've decided to run a '13' that starts near the roadworks and simply goes down the Back Road, turns at Groundhog and comes back to finish opposite the start.

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TBH I'm fed up of putting signs out and this course keeps that down to a minimum, gives us a break from the DC, avoids the Ynysygerwen 'T' junction and avoids passing the McDonalds junction. Obviously, riders need to be covering their brakes when passing the Resolven junction and take every possible care at the turn.

Anyway, there it is. It's something different and I hope you like it.

The ride to the start is 3.2 miles or 15 mins at a 13mph plod
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« Last edit by Alfie on Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:20 pm. »
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Well, that went quite well I thought! Indeed, Simon Kinsey liked the course so much he (almost) rode it twice.

On a beautiful night and on a road where there were more bikes than cars we had some cracking battles at the top and at the bottom! Only four seconds separated the two Alans but Emma took another four seconds out of them. Gavin and Michael are no longer the 'noobs' as we have a new 'noob' in Nigel Williams but the old noobs had better look out after new noob Nigel's impressive start and we'll get a better idea when we return to Tenland next week.

Our mid-table clashes can now include Stephan Wilcox who continues to progress whilst a properly warmed-up Simon pipped Tony by a second. Bill Gannon looks like he's adapting to his new lo-pro by winning the mid-table battle and getting to within 8 seconds of 'The Hoff'.

Ross Morgan waltzed into the top 5 and by a clear margin whilst a mere six seconds separated second, third and fourth with Rod Hicks coming back strong after a break to win by almost a full minute. All this makes Alfie's 'man of the match' a toughie this week but for putting distance between himself and the middle-markers and getting closer and closer to the top boys I'm going to give it to Ross Morgan - well done mate!

As always, thanks to Dai and Will. Also, thanks to Gareth Davies for marshaling the turn.
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