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Davie Bell RR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:20 pm
by malcolm
Great ride by Veli today to finish 9th behind Evan Oliphant at the Davie Bell Super 6 and in front of two other Enduras. Liam 34th.

Re: Davie Bell RR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:21 am
by isobel smith
You missed Keith Robertson 29th

Re: Davie Bell RR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:53 am
by vekur2001
Thanks Malcolm. I was very pleased with my ride, but I made a couple of mistakes. At the bottom of the Nick I managed to drop my chain on the first lap. Ali tried to push me so that I could get it back on, but in the end I had to climb off and it took me forever to get it back on. The race convoy was past me and I thought that that was my race. But Ali had waited for me and paced me back to the back of the main bunch. He burned himself out in the process and was out of the race. I was very angry with myself and used that to get to the front of the race by the top of the climb.

There was a lot of attacking on the second lap and I managed to get into a couple of moves, but not onto the one that stuck. In the end there was 6 or 7 riders up the road and then our group. Jason Roberts and I attacked from our group on the Tairlaw climb on the second lap and got a good gap by the top. We caught Stuart at the top and almost caught Douggie Young coming into the finish. With hindsight I made another mistake. Stuart sat on knowing that we were not going to get caught. Jason and I worked hard but as soon as Jason saw that we might catch his team mate Douggie, he sat on as well. I wanted to catch Douggie and I chased. In the end Douggie just managed to hang on for sixth, whilst Stuart took seventh and Jason eight. Still, I have to be pleased with my form!

Re: Davie Bell RR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:27 pm
by malcolm
Missed Liam as well in 34th and put this in the wrong section!!

Just think its great that we have guys from this area who are up there in the national road races because the standard and speed is something else just now.