So not the best hangover cure then?
So not the best hangover cure then?
I got all the gear together now and will be there in 2 weeks with Kirky, I used the shoes and pedals today, so good, I just need to fit the 13T rear and the fresh tyres (thanks lorday)
Only question I have is what do I wear ? I don't have jerseys and stuff so will just wear a T shirt, what about pants ? I have knicks, but if I just wear them is that like wearing your undies to the gym or is it cool ?
I like bikes.
Cinelli Mash Bolt/Surly Pacer/Avanti Solo/Trek Soho/CBR1000RR
Hey Ben. Saw you and kirky at burger fuel in newtown today. Would've stopped but had two hectic kids with me.
I used to wear Knicks at raw and my only tip would be to wear a small tight t-shirt underneath and tuck it into your knicks so you can avoid a back flesh fest. The guy commentating is always quick to highlight that little kit flaw.
For Week 7
August 10 2012
Week 7 Bring it!
RAW TRACK Newsletter 2012 sponsored by:
•***This week will be one of RAW Tracks famous Team Challenge Night
•***How does this work?
•***As you sign on you will be allocated and assigned one of six team colours.
•***Your team colour will be attached to your left sleeve.
•***Teams will be Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange and Purple
•***Every round *will score 5 , 3 , 2 and 1 point towards your team score.
•***The point scouring rounds will be 1 -4 (that’s every round) *
•***Round 5 will be an Italian Pursuit using your colour team
•***Team Points will determine the Ride Off order (1 v 2 for 1st , 3 v 4 for 3rd etc)
•***The Italian Pursuit will determine the final results. *
What is the reward?
•***Members of the teams individually will receive a bonus 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point respectively towards the TWE series point-score. *
•***Again this year riders will not earn individual points for placing in races.
Why are we doing this?
•***Because it is a heap of fun.
•***It is a great opportunity to socialise with people you normally wouldn’t
•***A Div 1 rider will intently watch how his Div 5 team mate is going and may offer a tip or two
Team’s night procedure
•***Please ensure that when you sign on you receive a colour strip and a safety pin
•***Record your colour on sign on sheet
•***Please pin your colour to your left sleave
Team’s night seating
•***Again this year I will set up 6 flagged areas. One for each team colour.
•***It is encouraged that riders from each team sit in designated area.
•***Although it is not compulsory to sit in this area, it is encouraged.
What if there is a draw on points *
•***Should two teams be equal on points after round 4 and potentially be in different ride off’s (e.g. 2nd and 3rd tied)
•***In RAW Track style, Scissor Paper Rock between team captains will determine the higher position.
This week’s Races
•***Round 1 * warm up Scratch *
•***Round 2 *no wheel-race this week.
•***Round 3 *Kierins * *
•***Round 4 * Miss’n’out Points race Motor Pace for lower grades *
•***Round 5 *Round 5 *Team colour Super Italian Pursuit. * *
Explain these races
Kierin- The kierin is a motor-paced event that is very popular in Japan where it originated. In that country, huge amounts of money are bet on races and professional kierin riders command impressive salaries. It is similar to the match sprint, but features 6-8 riders on the track. A derny motorbike paces the riders from 25 km/h up to 45 km/h for the first few laps. During this time, riders jostle each other for the best position and this is often the roughest part of the event. With two and a half laps to go, the derny bike pulls off and the sprint is on. Team tactics are important here, as the leadout is often quite long. If one team can get two of their riders in the final, then they are at a distinct advantage.
Miss'N'Out Pointscore- This is a standard Miss'N'out however the derny (motorbike) follows the bunch at 100m. As the riders are eliminated they drop back to the derny and continue till all riders are behind the Derny. The Derny sets a controlled pace for 2 laps than pulls off to leave a Kierin style finish. *
Scoring in the Miss'N'Out phase, each rider receives the corresponding points to the position they are eliminated i.e. first out =1point 5th out= 5 points etc. The winner of the Miss'N'out receives his/her corresponding points plus a bonus of 1 point. *
The Kierin phase is scored as 8, 5, 3 and 2 (if bunch is greater than 9 riders) and 5, 3 ,2 and 1. (for bunches of 8 or less) *
The winner of the race is the rider with the most points.
Italian Pursuit- this team event combines riders of all standards to form two teams at opposite sides of the track. Team captains organise their team so as the slowest riders are at the front of the train. *After the end of each lap, the leading rider pulls off completely, leaving the next to fight the wind. Therefore, the first rider has to do one lap, the second, two laps, and the last rider completes as many laps as in his team. Hence, the last rider typically has the best endurance. The pace of this race is continuously building and lead often changes hands between the opposing teams, until the final two riders are left to decide the race. If the handicapper does a good job this can be without a doubt one of the most exciting races as the excitement builds with the pace.