The ADXDepot Tour of Goolwa is on this weekend. Safe riding and good luck to everyone competing.
Our next Club race is on March 4th and is the final of the Eblens Series. Couple of things to remember – Eblens are putting on a bbq after the race during the presentation, so make sure you stay back to enjoy. Eblens are providing sponsorship money for the Series winners from 1st to 10th.
Committee want to also acknowledge B Grade for their decision to finish their event last Sunday following the touch of wheels and four riders hitting the road. Great demonstration of looking after your fellow riders taking precedence of the chance for extra points. For B Grade only on March 4th, we will be awarding double points on a number of laps so as to even up the total tally that could be earnt. Will finalise details next week.
Can we get all members to please place their racing numbers as low as possible on their jerseys, and to the left. Our finishing marshals are missing a lot of numbers on the finish line because numbers are too high on the back, and simply can’t be read from the ground. This is really going to be an issue with the upcoming Eblens series.
Race Referee was pleased with rider behaviour on the road. Did though take up with a couple of riders who moved off their line in the finish sprint. Very pertinent point to make given our current TDU demonstrating some of the world’s best sprinters in action elbowing their way through a pack. Our racing is such a huge gap from these amazing riders. Let’s all keep in mind that we are out for a friendly competitive ride, and with above all else – a SAFE ride. Sprints are probably the riskiest points in a race. No matter where you are in the bunch, keep your line, think of those around you. If you are boxed in, then leave the win for another week.
Southern Vets held its 2017 Annual General Meeting on 12 Nov. A good number of members attended to hear the proceedings and take part – thanks to all attendees. Congratulations to all elected Committee Members and Appointees, and thanks for your support for the administration of our Club in 2018. Special congratulations to Frank Schoen who has stepped up to the role of President – a more positive influence would be difficult to find.
President’s Report 2017
Other Reports and the Committee List 2018 will be available soon.
Ride well. Ride Safe.
David Milne SDVLCC Past President
As a member of SDVLCC, you also belong to South Australian Masters Cycling Association (SAMCA) and Australian Veterans Cycling Council (AVCC).
The SAMCA AGM was held on 14 November 2017 with 43 members in attendance. David Degenhardt of AHMCC is the newly elected President – congratulations Dave! Secretary remains Richard Tormet and Treasurer, Jeff Geisler – thanks for continuing guys. State Referee, State Handicapper and Public Officer will be determined at the next SAMCA meeting.
As an existing member, please DO NOT attempt to renew your AVCC licence before 1st December 2017. If you do, you will find that your new licence will expire on 31st December 2017, and not 2018.
GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY!!!
DISC BRAKES APPROVED BY THE AVCC FOR RACING!
Now you can ride in AVCC sanctioned races with traditional rim brakes or DISC BRAKES.
Keeping up with advances in bike technology the AVCC has examined the safety issues involved with DISC BRAKES and given them the all clear.
From 13/09/2017 racing bikes with disc brakes will be legal in all SDLVCC, VLCC and AHMCC races so don’t hesitate to come out and race if you have embraced this new technology.
See attached for the flyer and details of the AHMCC Invitation on August 27th.
Ever scratched your head trying to understand what our insurance covers? Under the Information tab at the top of the website, you’ll find a page to Insurance. One of our members has posted some helpful tips that might provide some clarity. Check it out.
ADX Tour of Adelaide cancelled due to insufficient entries. Sunday race out of McLaren Flat on 7B will go ahead as a SVets GSR. All existing noms will carry over and if you now wish to add your name to the starters, you may enter with Geoff Hillman via usual email until Friday. VLCC will refund all noms for ADX Tour, so front up with $15 noms on the day. I suggest you look for the startlist later on Saturday and confirm your start time.
To get the best protection from your helmet it should be fitted correctly. Helmets can be adjusted by setting up the straps correctly. It should fit snuggly, low and level.
Remember your helmet also needs to have an Australian standard sticker. Helmet checks are performed at races and you may not be able to start without an Australian standard approved helmet.
How to properly fit a helmet.