|Winners are Grinners|
|I just couldnt resist this one on the BLOG!|
I will just put in a disclaimer here, that the article I wrote for the local paper last week was sent with 4 photos of which they had to choose as many as they wanted to publish.....NOT ALL THE PHOTOS HAD SHANE IN THEM and truthfully only ONE DID and it was the one they published........This is not some kind of Shane Dove publicist gig here!
Taking pics at bike races is challenging because:-
- As much as you want to do the arty farty stuff, people really just want to see a picture of themselves
- Pictures of cows are irrelevant even though I happen to find them funny and interesting!
- People want to look fast (but not be pulling those silly faces you pull when you are hurting - Smile through the pain people!!!)
- Where to stand as a nice backdrop looks good BUT by the time you cut out most of it to centre on the rider, it is a waste of time hunting around for it anyway.
|I find them funny and cute (and POSERS!)|
|Kristy with her "race face" on!|
Well done to John Verey for the big win in the Limit Bunch and John Bodey for second place and then Olivia for third (That magic handlebar tape is still working). Kristy Glover rode really strongly to finish fourth after I saw her doing a power of work on the road and it was fantastic to see Alec and Grant working together towards the end. Fastest time of the day (just quickly) was Shane Dove, who rode ok...not sure what to say now as I am nervous about pumping up his tyres....Another strong ride was from Nick Jehu who has found his Achilles heel is the longer hills and great to see Chris Ray on an outing with the club exploring the ROAD.
I am sure the times will be up on the club website in the next few days.
|Chris Jehu ready to go!|
Overall a good race and great to see so many have kept their fitness over the cold and darker winter months and now unleashing the power ready for a great up and coming season. :)
|Paul Dashwood broke away from his bunch and pushed on riding almost the whole race alone!|
|Nearly forgot to mention Allan Rankin who did a power of work in running the handicap today. WELL DONE!|