Posted by Editoress on 08/30/00
Update from the sunny side of the world
Report from Australia by National Team Coach/Manager Kurt Innes
Hello all. We finally received our bags yesterday! Three very happy people we were, let me tell you. I never thought sweat pants and running shoes were so important to my existence!
The two girls got on the track yesterday as well (after getting our stuff), and building bikes , etc. Track seems very nice, and very smooth.
Went for a great walk this morning, toured around the small streets by hotel. Found a great little park with lots of beautiful trees and flowers etc. There are these wild looking birds here. They are kinda like pigeons I think (local and loud birds), except they are beautiful pink and white. look almost like parrots ? Very colorful, and extremely loud . There were tons of them in this park I walked in.
Also have been driving our rental car for the last two days. No biggie.... except that everything is on the wrong side of the car. Steering wheel , shifter, signal switch are all on opposite side of the car ! I can handle driving on the left side of the road, but I keep switching on the window wipers instead of the turn signal ! Takin' some getting used to, but I will get it !
Otherwise things are good. Trying to get tickets to the aussie rules football grand final game here in Adelaide for Sunday. This will be super cool to see. Tons of drunken , crazy, screaming and loud fans cheering for their home team. WWF wrestling + some sort of organization around a football! Just what the doctor ordered to cure what ever ails you.!
La Bicicletta Novice Midweek Novice Series, event 12
(Courtesy Peter McCaffery)
Jeff Archbold devised a unique format for this final event. There were two races. The first was a 12 lap scratch event with no teams and the top 8 finishers went into a final 6 lap miss-and out race.
Average speed of first race 39.4 kph
Jerome Saxon (Ind) 21:10
Dan Thompson (Madonna) s.t. (good to see you well again, Dan)
Ian Garner (Ind) at 0:02
Thanks to all the experienced riders who came out week after week on their "rest" day to help all the new riders develop their skills. A tip of the helmet to the volunteers who marshalled, lap scored, registered and spectated. A special thank you to Jeff Archbold who coordinated the races, organized the on-the-road coaching and generally held things together. A big bouquet to Kit McCaffery for her quiet strength and support.
La Bicicletta Handicap Criterium 8/29
(Courtesy Peter McCaffery)
21 laps/44.2 km
|Greg Cavanagh||Mississauga Gears||1||8|
|Jeff Hansen||Ital Pasta||1||7|
|# 37 - please call||6|
|Joe Giuliano||Jet Fuel||1||5|
|Tom Villano||Woodbridge Italia||1||4|
|Darko Ficko||Woodbridge Italia||1||3|
|Jeff Hansen||Ital Pasta||1||103|
|James J. Wadden||Kiro||1||73|
|Greg Cavanagh||Mississauga Gears||1||67|
|Darko Ficko||Woodbridge Italia||1||57|
|Mike Ybanez||Mississauga Gears||1||54|
|Paul Hornak||Mississauga Gears||1||48|
|Tony Abramavicius||Mississauga Gears||MB||44|
|Heath Cockburn||Jet Fuel||1||42|
|Piers Davidge||Mississauga Gears||1||42|
|David Lee Shee||Hummingbirds||10|
|Garnett Abbey||Halton R&T||40|
|Ryan De Boer||MBRC||24|
|ONLY ONE JUNIOR !!! ???|
|Duncan Salisbury||Halton R&T||35|
|Jeff Hansen||Ital Pasta||103|
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