State Time Trials


By Ian Fromholtz

Top Warragul juvenile rider Wayne Kestle finished 10th in this event.  Although on paper this might not seem a very good effort, it must be remembered that Wayne is still in his first year in juvenile one. Twelve months experience counts for a lot, especially in the exacting sport of time trailing.  Wayne’s time of 20.02 minutes against the winner’s time of 18.47 minutes shows how competitive this side of cycling is. Wayne’s time computes to about a 40kph average over 15 kilometers.

Phil Gallagher came fourth in the seniors time trial.  His time of 56.50 minutes for 40 kilometers is an average of 40 kph.  Phil stopped at the 20 kilometer turnaround marker to adjust his rear “disc” wheel.  These times might not mean much, but try doing them on your next training ride!

Next weekend is a quiet one for local cyclists, and I am sure many will relish the rest, especially parents who clock up big mileages driving their protégés all around the state.  Nevertheless, there will be club racing at Nilma North on Saturday at 1.30pm.

New riders most welcome, regardless of ability or type of bike.

Warragul Cycling Club is the host club for the state test races to be held on, August 11 and 12.  All club members who are not riding and could act as   course   marshals or general helpers please contact the club.  It is important for the club to be seen as capable of co-running such an important event

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