London Whips Burnaby's Ass

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Davey Crockett, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Or London Velodrome sponsors First Six-Day race in Canada (at least since
    Van Steenbergen won way back when)

    If you like bicycle racing, you missed one of the best nights of
    aggressive racing we have had in Ontario in a long time. Night #2 on
    Saturday at 7pm should be just as exciting.

    It was sprinter night or so it seemed in the first 2 Madisons. The Delhi
    Team with super fast Keith Thoranson & Mike Renneboog had the field covered
    by winning the first 5 points sprints of the evening. By the end of the
    second Madison they had built up a lead on points that could only be
    defeated by another team taking a lap on the entire field. I will get
    back to that later.

    We break each night into 3 segments of 30 minutes, During the 30 minute
    segments the organizers usually have the teams compete for sprint points,
    however to spice the racing up the teams were asked to do a flying 2 laps
    just like the Velo-Kids, but with a twist, each team during the 2 lap dash
    had to do a handsling to through their partner into the final lap. This is
    were the Delhi team first showed that the sprints are going to be hard to
    win. Their time of 18.37 was a tenth faster than the Burlington team of
    Garnet Abbey & Vince DeJong. All of the other teams were very close
    behind. the sprints continued and Team Delhi won the final sprint of the
    first segment to take a large lead into the second 30 minute session.

    The second segment saw the teams still feeling each other out with a couple
    of attacks but nothing was able to get away. At the mid point of this
    session the organizers put in a Miss & Out which is always a crowd
    pleasure. The final sprint came down to the Brantford Team (Eric Robertson
    - Piers Davidge) and Team Waterloo (Neil Dignam - rg) With 2 laps to go
    Roberston blew the race open with a solid attack which Dignam could not
    respond to and the win went to the Brantford bunch. How ever the top
    points went to Team Delhi due to their riders stayed in the race the
    longest and combined points of both riders meant that they won again.

    In the third Madison of the night, the teams knew that if they were to win
    they had to put Team Delhi down a lap. The first Jam was started by an
    aggressive move by Team London (Dave St James, Dave went through 3
    different partners on the night because of the illness of his partner Dave
    Byer, We are hoping he will return to action on Saturday night). The first
    attack was short lived, however 3 minutes into the session the Burlington
    Team of Abbey & DeJong went over the top in what turned out to be close to
    15 minutes of eye popping speed. They gained 1/2 a lap very quickly then
    seemed to falter, then they attacked again, all the while the other 4
    teams were trying to claw them back (didn't work). After 10 minutes Abbey
    finally made his way to the back of the bunch, that's when a counter attack
    went off the front of the bunch and the Jam continued for another couple of
    minutes. It all came back together and the Burlington Team had their hard
    earned lap on the field, almost guaranteeing a win on the night. With all
    the legs of the riders shattered, the racing continued with the final
    sprints of the night, won by Davidge from Team Brantford & the Delhi team.

    In the end, Team Burlington with the lap gained in the final Madison,
    sealed the victory on night # 1 of the Forest City 6-Day Bicycle Race.

    Racing resumes on Saturday Night at 7pm. If you are in London you will not
    want to miss any of the action.
     
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  2. In article <[email protected]>,
    Davey Crockett <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Or London Velodrome sponsors First Six-Day race in Canada (at least since
    > Van Steenbergen won way back when)


    London lies! Did I not post profusely about the Sext Dagen Burnaby in
    December? I'm pretty sure it happened: I was a starter, picker, fan, and
    miscellaneous volunteer on various nights.

    http://www.burnabyvelodrome.ca/sixday05.html

    London is getting too close to the centre of the universe...it's
    understandable that they were ignorant of the Burnaby 6-day, being a few
    thousand miles away (I've discussed before the question of whether
    London is closer to London than it is to Burnaby, but I can't remember
    the answer), but the Canadian track community is pretty small. I'm
    surprised they didn't know about this.

    Is there some technical reason London DQs the Burnaby 6-day?

    > If you like bicycle racing, you missed one of the best nights of
    > aggressive racing we have had in Ontario in a long time. Night #2 on
    > Saturday at 7pm should be just as exciting.


    > Racing resumes on Saturday Night at 7pm. If you are in London you will not
    > want to miss any of the action.


    I have no near-term likelihood of going to London, Ontario, but if I am
    in the neighbourhood, I will drop by.

    This year's bodge project is to assemble a cheapo track bike. I'm riding
    the boards next Winter.

    --
    Ryan Cousineau [email protected] http://www.wiredcola.com/
    "I don't want kids who are thinking about going into mathematics
    to think that they have to take drugs to succeed." -Paul Erdos
     
  3. On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:11:18 +0000, Ryan Cousineau wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Davey Crockett <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Or London Velodrome sponsors First Six-Day race in Canada (at least since
    >> Van Steenbergen won way back when)

    >
    > London lies! Did I not post profusely about the Sext Dagen Burnaby in
    > December? I'm pretty sure it happened: I was a starter, picker, fan, and
    > miscellaneous volunteer on various nights.
    >


    Well, they were talking about reasonable facsimilies of an Honest to
    Goodness Six-Day.

    And whilst I certainly don't want to become involved in London-Burnaby
    Pissing Match, if you really want to be technically correct, London
    actually ran a Six-Day back in October right after the track was completed.


    --
    Le Vent à Dos
    Davey Crockett
     
  4. Stuart Lynne

    Stuart Lynne Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Davey Crockett <[email protected]> wrote:
    >On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:11:18 +0000, Ryan Cousineau wrote:
    >
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> Davey Crockett <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Or London Velodrome sponsors First Six-Day race in Canada (at least since
    >>> Van Steenbergen won way back when)

    >>
    >> London lies! Did I not post profusely about the Sext Dagen Burnaby in
    >> December? I'm pretty sure it happened: I was a starter, picker, fan, and
    >> miscellaneous volunteer on various nights.


    Ditto... I think everyone involved had fun.

    I know the A-group riders put in an amazing effort with a Madison and
    2-3 other races on all six nights.

    The B level riders raced 3 nights, with us C's only two. Plus one night
    for Juniors.


    >Well, they were talking about reasonable facsimilies of an Honest to
    >Goodness Six-Day.


    I don't think it would be possible or legal to do a real six-day...
    didn't they run them 10-12 hours a day...


    >And whilst I certainly don't want to become involved in London-Burnaby
    >Pissing Match, if you really want to be technically correct, London
    >actually ran a Six-Day back in October right after the track was completed.
     
  5. "Stuart Lynne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > I don't think it would be possible or legal to do a real six-day...
    > didn't they run them 10-12 hours a day...


    Why would it be illegal? Look at RAAM.
     
  6. On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:52:10 -0600, "Carl Sundquist" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Stuart Lynne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>
    >> I don't think it would be possible or legal to do a real six-day...
    >> didn't they run them 10-12 hours a day...

    >
    >Why would it be illegal? Look at RAAM.
    >


    Not quite the same, as the six days would probably have salaried
    professionals competing, moving it under labor laws. Still should be
    fine though, since we're not talking about the same people riding all
    six days, but team members rotating in and out.

    How did they do the tickets back when? Just assume that no one was
    going to stay around long enough and that normal attrition of the
    spectators would open up space to sell tickets?

    Curtis L. Russell
    Odenton, MD (USA)
    Just someone on two wheels...
     
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