Saturday, 27 November 2010

Pukemarama Photos published - Last minute Foxton course update

Photos from Pukemarama were uploaded overnight and the finishing touches applied this morning. Still backlogged on Wainuiomata and about to compound my problems with Foxton tomorow, but we're getting there slowly.

A technical hitch while out and about on the Pukemarama trail has resulted in shots of a couple of pairs of competitors being of much poorer quality than I aim for, but I was able to salvage at least a record of their appearance - we'll aim to do better for them at Foxton.

We're passing on last minute advice of further revision to the Foxton course, dropping the distance a couple of kilometers per loop (so now 36 km for Open and Intermediate, and 18 km for other classes) and times have been adjusted accordingly. This is just one of those things that can happen - our rides are often on private land and the needs of a working farm take precedence. We owe a vote of thanks to Aimee and Sandy for their long hours spent scouting, marking, measuring, and then modifying and re-measuring this course - it will be an excellent ride and to judge by the pre-entries received (69) you all think so too.

Please remember to confirm your finalised ride times and distances when you register your entries at the desk - the times and distances published on the website and in the newsletter are only a guide, and the ground jury may alter a course after publication for safety reasons or to accommodate the wishes of the land owner.

See you there.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Foxton Course update

With measurment and marking of the Foxton course now compelete we have revised distances and times posted in the calendar and emailed to members and pre-entered competitors.

For completeness, we include the information here for the benefit of our readers.

Novice - 20 km (2 hrs 30)
MBT and Junior - 20 km (2 hrs)
Intermediate - 40 km (4 hrs)
Open - 40 km (3 hrs 20)

Hope to see you all there

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Newsletter 141 and Wainuiomata results published

Hard on the heels of last night's release of photos, results, and ride flyers we have the latest news and results from Sunday's ride at the new Wainuiomata venue.


Monday, 15 November 2010

Waikawa photos, Pukemarama results, Battle Hill ride flyer

It's taken a while to get through the Waikawa Beach set, but finally the photos are online and linked.

The Pukemarama ride results have been checked and confirmed and posted tonight.

A ride flyer for Battle Hill (12 December) has been received and posted on the site.

Details for the up-coming Foxton ride are also posted. Check the Calendar for details.

It's all happening at last.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Season started - Waikawa Beach results - Wainuiomata ride flyer

At last - things were looking a bit bleak for a few weeks there, but finally we're under way and I can stop talking about the "first ride of the season", referring to a different venue each time !!

As usual, the Waikawa Beach venue has proven very popular - a large field and lots of folks taking advantage of the flat, fast terrain to try the next level up - 8 entries in Open is a very good turn-out - well done those who took the plunge.

We're now off to a good start, with Newsletter 140 published along with Waikawa results, and a ride flyer for the new Wainuiomata venue.

Pukemarama, also a new venue is reportedly a wonderful location and the trail has been marked and measured and checked. This will be another fast flat ride, but conditions underfoot will be much firmer as the ground has dried after the early season flooding.

If you're intending to take advantage of the camping facilities at the venue, please note that our hosts have requested that you arrive after 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Also, take a moment or two to programme the new club cellphone number 022 023 4914 into your phones - we'll use this number to post messages giving advance notice of any cancellations, as well as a using it as a ride-base contact number for emergencies during our events, but do note that this is subject to network coverage.

Oh - photos - I'm battling through them but with rides 3 weekends in a row, I am definitely going to have a backlog and there will be some delay in getting them posted - as soon as they're available they'll be posted and I'll set up the usual link from the club site.

See you at Pukemarama