Tuesday, 07 October 2008 08:30
Once again Kim, Eric and fellow lunatics are planning a 3 day adventure riding to the tip of Fraser Island and back. Read all about it here
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2008 23:55
Monday, 29 September 2008 23:45
Once again HPRW was very successful at the State Team Time Trial Championships.
WMAS 2/3 - 1st (Gail Singleton, Donna Fyfe, Mel Symon, Suz Davis)
MMAS 2/3 - 2nd HPRW 1 (Andrew Patten, Chris Millen, Adam Robinson, Adam Harrison)
MMAS 2/3 -13th HPRW 2 (Kerry Hebbard, Jason Dalla Lana, Hugh Barbour, Tom Casey)
MMAS4/5 - 3rd HPRW 1 (John Madigan, Peter Luff, Mark Eltherington, Thomas Rothlisberger)
MMAS4/5 - 5th HPRW 2 (Wayne Wilson, Rod Moulton, Jim Collins, Rob Oshlack)
MMAS4/5 - 10th HPRW 3(Glenn Anderson, Greg Bawden, Glen Weekes, Neile Roselund)
MMAS 6/7 - 2nd (Bryan Ferris, Graham Kemp, Derrick Parkins, Trevor Reeves)
MMAS 8/9 - 1st (Gary Alcorn, Tony Bolter, Ron Brown, Ron Young)
MMAS 8/9 - 2nd (Mick Wilkinson, Lindsay Green, Roger Willoughby, John Birtwhistle)
MMAS 8/9 - 3rd (Graham Robinson, Bob McIntyre, Roger Bower, Helen Young)
A big thank you to Wayne Wilson for the huge task of coordinating and entering all the teams.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 20:28
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 14:10
HPRW were well represented at the 2008 Grafton-Inverell Classic with some great results in Division 3. Hopefully we'll be able to get some race reports from the guys. There are also some great photos on Kevin Coppalotti's website.
Here's Andy Patten's version of the day:
Woke up Saturday to see fog over Grafton. A nice day awaited all the riders.
I made an early morning decision to ride singles. Enough time this year to warm up on the rollers for 15 mins. Decided to rack my bike on the line and roll out on the front this year. Will do this again, as the roads narrow and I had trouble getting around the bunch to try and get to the front last year.
Stayed in the first 10 riders pulling turns until the first climb up Cattle Creek. A rider went away and I followed behind, watching my heart rate and staying at a certain percentage. I let him ride off until another rider bridged after the crest. Then I thought- give it a go. We worked together, then another rider bridged to make a group of four. I won the Mann River Sprint and we headed to the climb.
We started together, but after 25% of climb completed, I was climbing alone- until a Murwillumbah rider rocketed past me. Keep a constant gap, but I forced to ride at a very high HR. Chipped away, narrowing the gap until a final sprint and a KOM win. The Murwillumbah rider wanted to sit up from the summit, but I decided to ride on and see what would happen.
At Mann River we were told we had a three minute gap. At the first feed we had a two minute gap. Over the top I had over 4 minutes. So I just rode tempo until the second feed, crossing Softwood KOM first. Looked behind to see the bunch at the end of the road and sat up.
Then the ride over the plateau- hot and windy. As per usual- a group of twenty with 5-6 doing the work to maintain the gap.
Waterloo Range took the bunch to ten.
Wire Gully was not decisive. Knew it was just going to be a sprint finish. Wasn't sure weather to try and bust the group as everyone was strong and I had been off the front for too long at the beginning of the race.
Got forth wheel into Inverell at the last roundabout and looked up to see the finish line had been brought down the road to the halfway point. Last year it was further down the road. Sprinted for forth and being caught out by this. Clinton passed me just before the line for third.
All in all a good day out for HPRW.
Results from Division 3:
|1 Michael Hoynes (Inverell Cycle N Tri. Inc.) 7.38.08|
|2 Roberto Padilha (Victor Broncos) |
|3 Clinton Amble (Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) |
|4 Andrew Patten (Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) |
|5 Peter Cooper (Illawarra CC) 0.01|
|6 Terry McDonald (Inverell Cycle 'n' Tri) |
|7 Craig Briant (C.R.A.B.S Cycling Club Inc) |
|8 Darren Halliday (Inverell Cycle 'N' Tri Inc.) |
|9 Richard Sewell (Manning Valley CC Inc.) |
|10 Nicolas Booth (Murwillumbah Cycle Club) |
|11 Sam Freeman (Victor Broncos) 8.21|
|12 Glenn Myler (Northern Districts CC) 9.38|
|13 Michael Jorgensen (Inverell Cycle 'N' Tri Inc.) |
|14 Stephen Murray (Gunnedah CTC) |
|15 Nikolai Wyman (Eastern Suburbs CC) |
|16 James Shapcott (Balmoral Cycle Club) |
|17 Matthew Hoy (Coffs Harbour CC) 9.39|
|18 Matthew Vagg (Coffs Harbour CC) |
|19 Martin Lewis (Australian Defense Force CC) |
|20 Nigel Blake (Grafton CC) 9.40|
|21 Hayden Stewart (Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) |
|22 David Wighton (SUNSHINE COAST CC) |
|23 David Hanson (Uni Cycle Club) 9.41|
|24 Stephen Alexander (Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 9.42|
|25 Stephen Ikin (Ffast Cycle Club) 9.44|
|26 Jeffrey Gray (Illawarra CC) 10.08|
|27 Jon Guy (Murwillumbah Cycle Club) 20.22|
|28 Eugen Schilter (Dulwich Hill BC) 23.38|
|29 Paul Kean (Sutherland Shire CC) 23.55|
|30 Stephen Dowdell (Hunter District CC) 23.56|
|31 Michael McCall (Murwillumbah Cycle Club) 23.59|
|32 Jeff Brown (Southern Tasmanian Veterans CC) 30.25|
|33 Tony Clarke (Northern Rivers Cycling Club) 34.10|
|34 Edward McLane (Inverell Cycle N Tri. Inc.) 37.30|
|35 Matthew Brown (Central Coast CC) 37.31|
|36 Ryan Lee (Uni Cycle Club) 37.33|
|37 Tony Zanchetta (Townsville Cycle Club) 39.28|
|38 Kristian Hollins (Uni Cycle Club) 39.46|
|39 John Kelley (Logan City Cycling Club) 40.31|
|40 Ian Porteous (Macksville CC) 40.41|
|41 Alex Marshall (Balmoral Cycle Club) 41.57|
|42 Michael Navybox (Goulburn CC) 43.00|
|43 Glenn Chapman (Coffs Harbour CC) 43.43|
|44 Thomas Brouard (Uni Cycle Club) 47.50|
|45 Richard Watson (Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) 48.55|
|46 Derek Hazell (Inverell Cycle 'n' Tri) |
|47 Julian Townsend (Randwick Botany CC) 51.13|
|48 Peter Baz (Inverell Cycle 'N' Tri Inc.) 54.51|
|49 Tony Mills (Rockhampton Cycle Club) 58.01|
|50 Bryan Ferris (Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 1.03.08|
|51 Peter McMahon (Murwillumbah Cycle Club) 1.03.09|
|52 David Palmer (Kooragang Open CC) 1.07.18|
|53 Rikki Corcoran (Grafton CC) 1.08.46|
|54 Morris Treolor (Ipswich C C) |
|55 Gregory Walmsley (Manning Valley CC Inc.) 1.08.48|
|56 Marc Goodall (Dubbo CC) 1.08.49|
|57 Adam Sleigh (Wynnum Redlands Cycling Club) 1.08.58|
|58 David Fraenkel (Ffast Cycle Club) 1.10.32|
|59 Neil Thorburn (Sutherland Shire CC) 1.17.21|
|60 Dieter Berens (Bundaberg Cycle Club) 1.18.16|
|61 Grant McMillan (Kooragang Open CC) 1.21.53|
|62 Ben Woodman (Victor Broncos) 1.28.53|
|63 Garry Reardon (Grafton CC) 1.29.43|
|64 Paul Hooper (SUNSHINE COAST CC) 1.29.45|
|65 Peter Jansen (Ffast Cycle Club) 1.31.11|
|66 Peter Kent (C.R.A.B.S Cycling Club Inc) |
|67 Kalon Playford (Uni Cycle Club) 1.35.00|
|68 John Williams (Inverell Cycle N Tri. Inc.) 1.38.59|
|69 Michael Dalton (Rockhampton Cycle Club) 1.39.00|
|70 Creighton Dolbel (Inverell Cycle 'N' Tri Inc.) 1.40.34|
|71 Christopher Colling (Hunter Valley Vets CC) 1.41.47|
|72 Cesare Verna (Ffast Cycle Club) 1.45.09|
|73 Chris Carson 1.51.52|
|DNF Steven Jennings (Dubbo CC) |
DNF David Gerrish (Dubbo CC)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 20:38
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 23:32
* Racing Licences - Please note that all riders must produce their racing licence at all HPRW club events - no licence, no race.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:42
Notices from CQ:
The NEW ONLINE GRADING SYSTEM will be in place from the BROOKWATER CLASSIC (13 July).
If you do not have an open grade in the list below you will not be able to enter open races! If you need an open grade contact your club handicapper and fill out a GRADE QUERY FORM to CQ. Riders will not be changing grades the day of the event from this point, it will have to be done before!
Compliance with Road/Race Rules
As a result of the ongoing disobeying of pre-race instructions and the Road Laws of Queensland, Cycling Queensland have issued a compliance notice which must be brought to the attention of all members. All members please read the Cycling Queensland Compliance Notice and ensure it is followed.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:54
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:34
Congrats to HPRW member Ryan 'Rhino' Hawson who is in Italy for the UCI World MTB Marathon Championships in Villabassa in the Dolomites Mountains in Italy.
You can check it all out on the official site and read all about his exploits on his blog
Monday, 16 June 2008 21:43
The Sunshine Coast Tour this year was massive. The weather wasn't the greatest but the racing was fiercely competitive. HPRW was very well represented and we came away with some great results.
This caught out many riders, it was a very technical start with in difficult lighting conditions. No-one really felt they went full pace. Lucas Nicoll however came within 0.1 seconds of winning Elite B!!! Donna Fyfe rode strongly for 3rd in Masters Women.
Stage 2 - Kenilworth
This was a very tough course! There were two major hills, the second around 1km at 10% and the following descent was made extremely slippery due to the drizzling rain. Unfortunately this caught out quite a few riders, with a few broken bones and lots of gravel rash. Chris Millen in particular lost a lot of skin and a big chunk from his elbow but was back spectating on Monday.
Sandra Foerster rode a strong race but a car interrupting the sprint so Sandra had to settle for 6th place in Elite Women B.
Patti White from HV Vets had a solo win in Masters Women, but Donna Fyfe outsprinted the chase group for second place, after being misdirected the wrong way with 300 metres to go! Her sharp trackie skills helped her pull a beaut u-turn and fire it towards the line.
Lucas made up for the prologue loss with a fine second place in Stage 2 at Kenilworth to put him in the Elite B yellow jersey. Andrew Patten won this stage in Masters B and was then in yellow as well. Tom Bentley also fought hard in Elite C and came up with the win, wearing yellow with a 1 second margin! In Masters A, Adam Harrison got in a 5 man break with ex-HPRW riders Bill Ayres and Paul Butler, along with Craig Taylor and one other rider. 3 of the 5 crashed on the very slippery descent with Adam and Bill making it to the line ahead of the pack. Adam got the win and was in yellow by 11 seconds.
So not a bad haul for HPRW with 4 yellow jerseys!
Stage 3 - Montville Hill Climb
This is the stage Kim Flesser had been waiting for! Sadly the draft effect didn't work nearly so well as on the flat, and he couldn't sprint for 6km. Tom Bentley had a storming ride to retain yellow with 3rd place up the hill. Lucas unfortunately didn't have enough of a margin to keep the bird-like Elite B climbers from stealing his thunder. Andy Patten kept the yellow and put a lot of time into his rivals with another great ride. In Masters A Adam Harrison got second just behind Bill Ayres and just managed to retain yellow by 6 seconds. Alberto Monte Rego selflessly helped Adam, and finished just behind 3rd.
Stage 4 - Yandina
Stage 4 was a very hard fought fast race in all grades. Andy Patten rode a smart race finishing 5th in Masters B, as did Tom in Elite C with 2nd place. Adam lost the yellow by 20 seconds in Masters A to Craig Taylor, who got away with Roger Blackmore.
Stage 5 - Eumundi
Pouring rain at times and slippery conditions made the final stage a nail-biter with most grades still up for grabs. Elite B men in particular was an extremely finish with Craig Mendoza just stealing yellow from David Crosswell with the win and the bonus time.
For HPRW however, Andrew Patten watched his rivals, fought off all the attacks, let a non-contender take the win and kept his Masters B yellow jersey overall by 34 seconds.
Tom Bentley did the same in Elite C and a bunch finish gave him overall yellow by 35 seconds.
Adam Harrison gave it a shot over the climbs and was greatly helped by Alberto, but was outclassed by Ipswich hard-man and great sport Craig Taylor and finished 2nd, only just ahead of Bill Ayres.
Congratulations also to Bill and Melissa Anderson on the birth of their baby daughter Helena last week.
Donna Fyfe placed 2nd with a great sprint and secured the Green Sprinters Jersey in Masters Women.
There were lots of other great rides from HPRW, I'm sure I've missed some, so please let me know your race stories.
Alberto Monte Rego has written about his race on his blog
Sandra Foerster also has a blog and a here is her report - Sandra's Sunny Coast Tour Report
Plenty of photos are at:
HPRW Gallery: http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/index.php/component/option,com_phocagallery/id,11/view,category/Kevin Coppalotti: http://maxhr.zenfolio.com/
Nick Shultz's Site: http://nickschultzimages.zenfolio.com/
HPRW'er Daniel White http://picasaweb.google.com/daniel.3408/2008TourDeSunshineCoast
Full results: www.tourdesunshinecoast.com.au
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 08:08
Thursday, 29 May 2008 09:11
All you have to do is turn up for your allocated official duty! All members who have performed their roster duty so far go in to a draw for a $500 voucher from Velo Bicycles The first draw will be after the Lakeside race Saturday on Saturday June 7th. Velo have also very kindly donated a whole swag full of goodies for minor prizes as well. Don't worry if you are racing at the Sunshine Coast Tour or can't make it you will still receive your prize.
There will be two more random prized later in the year so everyone gets a chance to win.
Here is the updated Volunteer's Roster please check when you are rostered on for duty and if you can't make it then contact Willow to make other arrangements.
Here are some notes about how the roster system works.
If your name is in bold you are team leader for that race.
Team Leader: The person indicated in bold * is the leader for the day and is required to contact all team
members in the week of the event to ensure full attendance. Contact list will be sent to the leader on Monday
of their duty week
Sign-on (2): Set up tables/chairs/tent, collect fees, distribute race numbers, carbon copy start sheets to
starters, ensure Marshalls have road signs, open toilets/lock toilets, collect race numbers, prepare prize
Road Marshals (4-5): Mobile phone #’s to commissaire, Know the course, place road signs, Carry flag, wear
Marshals shirt, direct riders, alert traffic of riders. Lead & Follow vehicles attach signs to vehicles
Start/Finish (3-5): 1 Commissarie, 1 timekeeper, 2 judges. Have start sheets, define race & rules, count
laps, record finish time & order, call for riders to claim places, complete final results on start sheets
These duties will be performed on a roster basis, once each per year (more often if you desire)
Officials should be at the venue 30 minutes before start time of 8.00am or 1.30pm for Elimbah, Pine Dam,
and Somerset Dam (particularly sign-on staff, 1 hour)
Wayne Wilson will bring the trailer with all gear required each week (unless advised)
Numbers indicated above are a minimum.
Start officials generally assist at the start/finish after their early duties are complete.
If you are unable to attend, you must find a replacement and notify the team leader
If you are unable to attend, at the very last moment, please call Wayne Wilson 0418 870 876.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2008 09:24
Monday, 26 May 2008 23:00
From Mick Young
On Saturday,13 Sept 2008, 50 riders (including myself) and 10 support crew will depart Brisbane to take part in the Bottlemart 2008 Smilling for Smiddy Challenge. This is a charity bike challenge over 8 days of gruelling riding covering 1600 km, without any rest days – From Brisbane to Home Hill.
The ride is to commemorate the life of physiotherapist, and keen triathlete, Adam Smiddy. Adam passed away in Aug 2006 from an aggressive cancer at age 26. Our aim is to honour his life by raising funds for the Adam Smiddy Cancer Fund to go towards the research and treatment of cancer.
In it’s first year, three riders raised $25,000.00. Last year, 22 riders raised $192,000.00 This year our target is $400.00.00, 100% of which will be donated to charities dealing with cancer research, thanks to all expenses being met by sponsors. The majority of the funds will be donated to the Mater Foundation with some funds being distributed to regional centres. We are primarily supporting work on melanoma and prostrate cancer.
I know you’re all loaded, so over the coming months I will be annoying the crap out of you seeking your support to ensure we meet and exceed our target of $400,000.00. To do this I will be conducting fund raising activities in the form of raffles, regular lunches etc. In addition, I would ask all people to consider a personal contribution. I will even consider “offering my services” if I thought it would help.
A visit to the informative web site, http://www.smilingforsmiddy.org.au/ will provide further details of the Bottlemart Smiling for Smiddy Challenge including all necessary info on how to make a donation, details of the route and all of the riders and the ability to follow the progress of the riders on line.
In anticipation of a great event and your generous contribution, I would like to say a big thank-you to you all. I will be in contact again in the near future to further discuss this event. In the meantime, should you require further info, please call me directly.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008 08:21
Very cold weather greeted riders for the Ipswich Open Criteriums but Terry Bourne reports our riders did well.
Well done to Lucas Nicoll and Paul Barton for going 1-2 in Elite B. Andy Patten had terrible luck, puncturing while storming off the front like a motorbike in Masters B with a few laps to go. Andy rode for a few laps on a leaking tyre before stopping for a quick wheel change (no lap out), and still finished with the bunch.
Full results courtesy of Troy Anderson from Ipswich CC
Elite A Grade
1st G.Campbell (Ffast)
2nd M.Rudolph (M’borough)
3rd P.Thompson (Ipswich)
4th M.Wood (KP)
5th M.Roland (Life Cycle)
Prime 1 M.Werrell (CATS)
Prime 2 M.Roland (Life Cycle)
Masters A Grade
1st P.Butler (Ffast)
2nd C.Taylor (Ipswich)
3rd P.York (Twmba)
4th B.Ayres (Ipswich)
Elite B Grade / Womens A
1st L.Nicoll (HPRW)
2nd P.Barton (HPRW)
3rd C.Mendoza (Ipswich)
4th L.Stoker (Uni)
5th R.Langton (Ffast)
Prime P.Barton (HPRW)
1st Women B.Stewart (Balmoral)
2nd A.Schramm (Ffast)
Masters B Grade
1st C.Lonergan (Balmoral)
2nd L.Stariha (Wynnum)
3rd D.Shelberg (Balmoral)
4th G.Davies (Ffast)
5th R.Williams (Balmoral)
Prime R.Williams (Balmoral)
Elite C Grade / Womens B/C
1st S.Petterson (Balmoral)
2nd A.Patching (Twmba)
3rd M.Lim (Balmoral)
4th C Nash (Ffast)
Prime A.Patching (Twmba)
Ist Woman J.Hurikino
Prime B.Sheraton (Ipswich)
Masters C Grade
1st A.Cavarski (Ffast)
2nd C.Richards (Ipswich)
3rd R.Parker (Ffast)
4th R.Waters (Ffast)
5th & Prime C.Forster (Ffast)
Masters D Grade
1st J.McRae ((Day)
2nd S.Eyres (Ipswich)
3rd K.Morris (Woman,Logan)
Prime G.Wilson (Ffast)
Juniors U 17
1st S.Watt (LifeCycle)
2nd J.Lacey (Bikeline)
3rd & Prime T.Hudson (Balmoral)
Juniors U 15
1st B.Carman (Logan)
2nd M.Lonsdale (NRG)
3rd & Prime D.Gordon (Ipswich)
Juniors U 13
1st J.Carman (Logan)
2nd M.Gatehouse (Balmoral)
3rd C.Petersen (Logan)
1st Female J.Goodwin (Logan)
Thursday, 15 May 2008 20:54
2008 Tour de Sunshine Coast
Last year, HPRW members achieved great results on the Tour de Sunshine Coast. For 2008, we are expecting a tougher Tour with riders from all parts of Australia entering the event. Good preparation will be very important for our success and for those planning to race the 2008 Sunshine Coast Tour, HPRW riders are organising a Sunday of riding and fun for June 1st.
It is the weekend before the Tour and we are planning to ride the new stage 2 (Kenilworth) course and stage 3 (Montville hill climb). The idea is to do reconnaissance rides and exchange some ideas on how to do even better this year.
A suggested time table has been set:
Sunday, 1st June
07:15 am - meet at a TBA point in Kenilworth
07:30 am - start the 34 km course (+/-1h45min)
10:00 am - meet for a snack in Montville
10:45 am - start the descent and warm up
11:15 am - start the climb
11:45 am - regroup and head out for a nice lunch
Let me know if you are interested and if you have any suggestions for the Sunday.
See you soon,
Alberto Monte Rego
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2008 20:59
Sunday, 11 May 2008 20:08
Several HPRW members recently travelled up to Cairns to compete in the Tour de Tablelands
including Shane Bedford,John Flynn, Sandra Foerster, Alberto Monte Rego, Kendall Simpson,
Jason Smith and Hayden Stewart.
Full results are on the Cairns Cycling Club Page
Sandra rode very strongly and was first women in D Grade. Alberto was 6th in a tough
B grade dominated by strong teams and Shane Bedford had a cracking tour winning C
grade by 20 seconds. Here's a couple of photo's of Shane from the presentation.
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 May 2008 20:27
Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:21
Nic Schultz's has taken some great shots from Lakeside and put them on his photo gallery page
Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:21
If you left behind a fulcrum wheel at the Soldier's Honour Handicap please contact Wayne Wilson. It looks like it was left behind the car and run over.
If you left behind a bidon style 'pro' tool holder at Nundah please contact Adam through the website Contacts page.
Wayne has a large amount of lost property (tools, pumps etc) that he carts around to each race. If you have lost something please come and check - the remaining unclaimed items will be auctioned off.
Last Updated on Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:24
Thursday, 10 April 2008 14:58
Friday's River Loop & Raisin Toast Ride - On Fridays, a bunch of HPRW riders does an Easy River Loop (45 to 60 min). The objective is to do an easy ride and recover from the week's training. In addition to the ride, we stop at 19 Juice Bar (Southbank) for coffee and a chat. It is a good time to work out a riding plan for the weekend and tactics for Saturday's race (well, we mostly talk about gear, clothes, food, wine, but will get into the race tactics soon!).
The ride start at Velo Cycles, Grange, at 5:00 am. We ride to Park Road, Milton (via Kelvin Grove) where we meet a few more riders at 5:25 and head to the Regatta for our last pick up at 5:38. ALL INVITED! Contact:
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2008 15:04
Monday, 07 April 2008 21:46
HPRW 100 YEAR KIT – some extra items are for sale, please contact the person listed if you are interested.
Geoff Messer 3366 1410
Secretary 0418 870 876
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Mark Wright 0404 813158
Aaron Snell 0401993047
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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2008 16:01