Outtrim 8th September 2019

Club racing was again on Sunday morning with the race start and finish at Outtrim. The little bit of rain just before the start time cleared and the riders enjoyed a fine run with a north-westerly wind blowing. The racing headed east towards Leongatha South before turning to race along Hudsons Rd toward Korumburra. Riders raced up the hill before turning around. The race then turned eastward again along Anderson Rd racing until just out of Leongatha. From there it was back to Outtrim. The many changes of direction meant riders had alternating tailwind and headwinds.

The senior field raced a scratch race and the bunch stayed together until the tailwind along Anderson Rd where Steve Allen had the bunch doing 50kpH. This pace saw Ron Purtle, having his first outing for several years drop from the bunch. Fortunately for Ron, the riders were most friendly as they waited for him after turning for home and the run into the wind. This allowed all riders to reach the finish together and contest the sprint.
Steve Allen took the win from Syd Jackson and Peter McLean with Ronald coming in at 4th. The winning time was 75min 55 sec.

For Bastian Jefferies, his usual sparring partner in Stephen Spencer was not on deck so Bastian had a 6m time trial. His time was 20min 37 sec which was probably a little slower than most weeks.

Next Sunday the racing is at the Leongatha Industrial Estate. Club supporters are reminded to get organised for the 60th anniversary dinner dance on Oct 19. Book those tickets and bring some friends along for a good night.

Lindsay
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