Race 16 – 23rd January

There were 85 triathletes in near perfect conditions with North-west winds for our Saturday event. Again congrats to the members with working front & back rear lights. Any person with a bike without a front or rear or both non working light will have a 2 week suspension. This is part of our traffic management plan with the NSW Police and Tweed Shire Council for our event to continue. There is a dedicated and hard working committee to ensure there is a club for all.

A special treat for all participants was the photo opportunities with Peter Nelson and the use of a drone across Banora Pool! Stu Crawford was also able to take some stills. Thanks boys for your time and effort!

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Special thanks to Vice President Val for a great weekend by all for our second social weekend away at Lennox Heads for the Australia Day weekend!

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Our 100 race milestones Simon Bradbury and Danny Khazen were congratulated on their outstanding efforts by President Wendy. Congrats boys and both are improving their performance each season.

Jo Ward updated Tri Australia will have drafting in sprint races & no tri or flat bars allowed.

Dr Bike Paul highlighted tips for ‘a spit of rain’ for all:
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Roads after being dry wash oil onto road surface
*Brake before cornering
*Remember at all times…. What do I need to do? STAY SAFE!
*Bike componentry – front brake
*When brake pads wear lines disappear change ASAP
*Offset flat tyre put brake on to centre
*Bolt can become loose so check regularly
Updated NSW road rules for cars
1m distance at 60km/hour
1.5m over 60km for cyclists
All bikes should have a bell
Photo ID required – photocopy suitable
http://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/other/cyclists/index.html?gclid=CPOYjcGNy8oCFcaVvQoda0UCCg

http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/bicyclists/cyclingrules.html

Point Score Top 10 as of Saturday 23rd January 2016 

1     Will Styman        353
2     Danny Khazen     352
3     Trevor Lawes       348
4     Gerard Robards    344
5     Scott Styman         337
6     Glenn Lance          327
7     Craig Broadhurst   324
8     Joe Molica             322
9     Vaughan Skelly     316
10   Jim Collins             311

The random draw winners are Liz Wall, Zoe Taylor-West, Talyn Hall, Jordan Birtwhistle, Vaughan Skelly, Roger Campbell, Deb Anderson, Lisa Moore & Niv Bergman
Extra special thanks to Mr Supercycle Roger for the water bottles donated to the intermediate triathletes!

Thank you to our Sponsors 

Coast Cyclery, South Tweed Supercycles, Cannibal Clothing, Kingscliff Cycles, Palm Beach Supercycles, Storm Cycles & Felt water bottle 

There are still uniforms for sale including:

Female –  Crop top medium, race back long leg Tri suit
Male Tri suits – medium & large.
Tri suits are subsidised for members & are reduced from $160 to $100. Also there is 1 cap & visors for sale @ $15.

Reminder to all

Working lights front and back – Lights are compulsory and you will get a 2 week suspension if you do not have both front and back lights working when you are racing

UNIFROMS MUST BE PAID FOR THIS WEEK!!!

* Members wishing to participate in Club Champs on the 19th March complete one marshalling duty prior to the Championships

* Breakfast will be on this Saturday after Tri…. Yummy

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* Thank you to this week’s Marshals – Marcel Van Kampen & Andrew Castello

Marshals for next week 30th January 2016 are

  • Woodland Round About – Guy Davoren
  • Amaroo/Fraser Intersection – Brad Alton
  • Pink Crossed – NA

Thanks everyone and don’t forget to have FUN! :-)

This race report was written by our beautiful president Wendy.

Race 15 – 16th January

 

Not the best conditions on Saturday morning with the whole race being a very wet one. We had 50 triathletes who came out to get wet.

Wazza had a little spill on the pink crosses corner , he is ok but this is a reminder to be very careful on that corner and even more careful when it is raining.

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Anna and Mick from Brisbane came down to do our race on Saturday… Well Anna competed whilst Mick cheered her on. Anna did the World Championships in Chicago with Tracy Foyster. Anna also competed in the Sprint Distance Championships at Robina on the 10th January in the 50-55 age group and she came second. Well done Anna and we hope to see both you and Mick down at the club again.

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Congratulations to Craig Broadhurst for making it to 100 races on Saturday. Well done!!!

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Dr “Roger” Bike’s – Key points were:

* Do not keep your brakes on when cornering
* Apply brakes early and make sure you have taken most of your speed off
* Apply all your weight on the outside foot when cornering
* Look where you want to go  – your body and bike will go where you want it to go
Point Score Top 10 as of Saturday 12th January 2016 

1     Danny Khazen        325
2     Will Styman              315
3     Trevor Lawes           308
4     Gerard Robards       305
5     Glenn Lance             297
6     Craig Broadhurst      294
7     Joe Molica                292
8     Guy Etherell             291
9     Scott Styman           288
10   Jim Collins               279

 

The random draw winners are Guy Davoren, James Mourant, Amelia Nelson, Simon Bradbury, Craig Broadhurst, Gerard Robards & Jo Molica

Thank you to our Sponsors 

Coast Cyclery, South Tweed Supercycles, Cannibal Clothing, Kingscliff Cycles, Palm Beach Supercycles, Storm Cycles & Felt water bottle 

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There are still uniforms for sale including:
Female –  Crop top medium, race back long leg Tri suit
Male Tri suits – medium & large.
Tri suits are subsidised for members & are reduced from $160 to $100. Also there is 1 cap & visors for sale @ $15.

Reminder to all

Working lights front and back – Lights are compulsory and you will get a 2 week suspension if you do not have both front and back lights working when you are racing

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* The second uniform order tri suits are ready to pick up this Saturday so please make sure you have your money to pay for these.

* Members wishing to participate in Club Champs on the 19th March complete one marshalling duty prior to the Championships

* Thank you to this week’s Marshals – Ashley Hill and Brendon Brooks

Marshals for next week 23rd January 2016 are

  • Woodland Round About – Marcel Van Kampen
  • Amaroo/Fraser Intersection – Andrew Castello
  • Pink Crossed – NA

Thanks everyone and don’t forget to have FUN! :-)