Harrison “H” Munday beats Greg “Gregatron” Manttan in a hornswagglin’ 30km handicap on Dangarsleigh, with Iron Mick Hoult in third. Newcomer Aaron O’Grady gets the bum steer.
A smaller than usual crew competed at Dangarsleigh, with many riders saving their berries for the gunfight at the Nemingha-Nundle the next day. Rob Tindale raced showed up twice this weekend without Kirkie which I think set a new record for the both of them, given that they’re normally thicker than Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
As Col Maciver relates:
What catches my eye are the times for H, Greg and Mick. Must be close to being one of the fastest times ever for club riders on Dangarsleigh Road (Peter Macdonald and maybe Straub excluded). Greg and H dropped Mick, I think on Knobs Hill coming back, and that in itself says something.
Good rides also from [Dave "Ralph" Rubie], Wilf and another mountain bike refugee, Peter Hosking.
(I think the good ride award should go to Chicka - all round brilliant domestique and he also doubles as Dave Boundy’s crash pad).
Apologies from the handicapper (that’d be Col) to Aaron O’Grady. He promises to do better next time. Aaron (fresh from racing A grade in Coffs Harbour) must be the only honest cyclist in Armidale. When asked whether he had been riding much, he gave the expected answer (i.e. no) but in his case he meant it! Bravo Aaron. If you ask Mick Hoult if he’s been doing nothing, he’ll also say “no” but if you look at his Strava account he probably clocked up 600km that week.
Dangarsleigh Handicap 19th May 2012
|Name||Start Time||Place||Finish Time||Race Time|
|Mick Hoult||12m||3||56m 22.9s||44m 22.9s|
|Greg Manttan||12m||2||55m 57.1s||43m 57.1s|
|Harrison Munday||12m||1||55m 56.7s||43m 56.7s|
|Aaron O'Grady||12m||14||67m 49.9s||55m 49.9s|
|Pat McMillan||10m||6||56m 58.2s||46m 58.2s|
|Ben Harris||10m||8||57m 50.0s||47m 50.0s|
|Dene Bourke||8m 30s||10||58m 05.2s||49m 35.2s|
|Peter Hosking||8m 30s||9||57m 52.3s||49m 22.3s|
|Bob Murison||6m||13||63m 46.5s||57m 46.5s|
|Adam Bourke||6m||12||63m 45.9s||57m 45.9s|
|Wilfried Keller||6m||7||56m 59.3s||50m 59.3s|
|Charles Russell||GO||5||56m 48.6s||56m 48.6s|
|Ray Phillips||GO||11||59m 17.5s||59m 17.5s|
|Dave Rubie||GO||4||56m 47.5s||56m 47.5s|