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Wednesday
Oct302013

Product Review- Vie13 Vest 

After just receiving a small shipment of new Full Cycle vests produced by
VIE 13, l was a little put out to see that a customer had the opportunity to
get to try one out before l did !
That is all now put to rest with a few decent test rides in different
condtions completed and these vests come through with flying colours.
The new double ended zipper is brilliant, allowing you to open the vest from
the bottom if need be so you can get access to your jersey pockets while
still keeping your vest on and zipped up. What a great idea. The fit is
superb aand this shown by the lack of wind flapping noise when descending at
high speeds.
The windstopping material does exactly that, block the wind, and it is also
exceptionally light making it easy to fold up and fit in the jersey pocket
while not in use.
All in all, perfect vest for this time of year and this kind of weather.

Tuesday
Oct222013

AWCC Road Championship 

As featured in The Border Mail:

VERSATILE athlete Michael Hosking has added the Albury-Wodonga road race title to his resume.

In May, Hosking finished runner-up to international triathlete Jesse Featonby in the Nail Can Hill run.

On Saturday, in difficult conditions and on a testing course, his endurance came to the fore again on his road bike.

Albury-Wodonga Cycling Club’s Rohan Christmas said Hosking had broken away on the final climb.

“The race left Bethanga and, as expected, Brendan Washington attacked from the start and was eventually joined by Wodonga’s Hosking and the two riders worked well to build up a lead of almost a minute,” Christmas said.

Multiple club road race champion Clint Roberton and Jacob Hanna joined the leaders but, by the first climb over Golf Course Hill, only Roberton, Hosking and Washington, who finished inside the top-100 in the Melbourne to Warrnambool a week earlier, remained.

“The trio led by more than a minute from the diminishing peleton, with Paul Flemming and Declan Gregory leading the chase,” Christmas said.

“Roberton ‘popped’ before the last climb and didn’t finish.

“But Hosking attacked as the leaders reached the final climb, and went on to win by 30 seconds.

“Washington finished second for the second consecutive year, while Declan Gregory rounded out the podium, outsprinting the experienced Paul Flemming on the line.”

Andy Kaye, who finished 19th in the world 24-hour mountain bike race a week earlier, finished fifth.

-Brad Worrell and Ben Eyles

Monday
Oct142013

Update from Jesse Featonby 

Well, I would be lying if I said I was writing this with mixed emotions but the reality is I achieved my best ever career result taking home 4th Place at the 2013 Tongyeong ITU World Cup Triathlon in South Korea on Saturday.
This event was my first ITU World Cup event in over 18 months after sustaining a stress fracture during the Banyoles ITU World Cup in Spain in June 2012. While I have had his best season to date with victories in ITU Premium Cups in Chizhou (China), Amakusa and Osaka (Japan) I only decided to race this event three weeks out due an ongoing (three bloody months!!!) ITB injury which forced me to withdraw plans of travelling to Europe to compete for Australia at World Cup and World Championship events. It was my old coach Ben Gathercole who gave me the confidence and belief that with hard work and good thorough preparation, anything was possible, but it wasn’t go to happen by sitting at home.
With only five weeks of running I tried to keep positive and remind myself of the recent form I had during the year and take that confidence heading into the event. However, I was definitely not expecting to be in contention due to the lack training required to be competitive at this level of racing.
Tongyeong is a long time host of ITU World Cup events and is renowned for its brutal course and tough racing conditions. In hot, humid conditions the race didn’t start well as I exited the 1500m swim 1 minute and 30 seconds down on a leading group of three. The three month absence of racing caught me well off guard and I was forced to fight hard and ride myself into the large chase group of 30 athletes over the five lap tough hilly bike course. The hilly bike course worked to my favour and I was slowly starting to regain the confidence as our group pulled the leading trio back to within 30 seconds as we headed off for the 10km run.
I got an awesome transition and was well placed towards the front of the pack. After the first lap we caught the leading three, however, Frances Tony Moulai put in an incredibly fast first lap to put himself firmly out in the lead. Despite my concerns for my running ability I actually felt great over the early portions of the run and surprised myself by taking charge and leading the chasers over the four lap course. Each lap had a 200m long hill which each lap split up the chase group. By the half way mark I was still in second position, something very unfamiliar for me as my previous best result in an ITU World Cup was 14th. I very was determined to try and catch Tony, however, I now realise all I was doing was dragging the chase group of six athletes with me. As we approached the final lap I tried many attempts to split the group and gave a huge effort on the hill where I established a gap. With this gap I pushed as hard as I could on the final 1km to hold this position, but unfortunately this was to no reward. The group clawed their way back and it was a group sprint for the minor places as we hit the blue carpet. Moulai took out the event and giving everything I had I was still holding onto 2nd with 100m to go. Unfortunately the attacks had taken its toll and within 100m I was overtaken by not one but two guys slipping to fourth spot, missing the podium by just two seconds.
Obviously devastated to miss the podium, I accept the fact I didn’t tactically run the smartest race but after the being fighting off an injury for the last three months I didn’t even expect to be in this position.
Even now it’s hard to swallow seeing a podium slip away so close to the finish, however, I’m determined to learn from this and do everything I can to get on that podium!
Sitting back and reflecting I couldn’t even run 5 minutes five weeks ago, so sitting back and realising I have raced toe to toe with the best triathlete’s in the world is incredibly positive for the World Cup season next year.
At first I was gutted and let the emotions really take it out of me but to be honest, I wasn’t even going to compete two weeks ago so it would be ridiculous to be disappointed with what I have achieved.
Video and article
http://www.triathlon.org/news/article/frances_tony_moulai_finishes_on_a_high_with_tongyeong_win
Results
http://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2013_tongyeong_itu_triathlon_world_cup/260129
I would like to thank my awesome team of sponsors, family and friends and especially Ben for not only convincing me to race but giving me belief in my ability when I couldn’t see it myself. Thanks mate

Monday
Oct142013

Carevan Ride Success! 

Over 140 riders turned out for the annual Anti Poverty Week Bike Ride in Albury yesterday. This year the ride was held in memory of Marg Fisher, a very dedicated member of the Carevan team. The weather was looking great as riders assembled at the start, taking on one of four distances. The first group to depart would ride 137km via Walbundrie and Burrumbuttock. Our very own Aaron led the way as the second group departed for a 110km journey, meeting up with the 137km riders at Burrumbuttock. The longer rides took advantage of prevailing tailwinds for most of the ride, with some riders averaging well above 30km/h for the trip.

The third group to depart would cover 50km via Jindera. Taking in the Jindera Gap, as well as climbs over Bungowannah and Splitters Creek. It was great to see such a great group of riders of all abilities taking on the challenge, with some newer faces joining in the fun, as well as some good friends of ours supporting the event.

It was great to see the Fisher family all take part in the shorter Family Ride. What a great day out along the river!

At the end of the rides, there was plenty of food and drink to go around, great coffee and pizza, and entertainment for the family.

The most impressive ride of the day would have to be that by Hannah Waite, who rode most of the 137km ride on her own, with the last 40km into strong headwinds! A great effort by Hannah.

Our good friend Jamie suffered a puncture at Burrumbuttock, and then only a few kilometres later his shift lever broke off and flew into the grass!

Thanks to everyone who came along to help, bought a raffle ticket or participated in the ride. This is a great event and supports local people in need.

A great day out on the bike. We look forward to next year!

Tuesday
Oct012013

Get on board the Carevan Ride! 

The countdown is on to the annual Carevan Anti-Poverty Week Bike Ride!

The ride takes place on Sunday the 13th of October, and raises much needed awareness and funds for the local Carevan Charity.

Register now online at ww.antipovertyweekbikeride.com

Don't forget to go in the draw to win an S-Works bike valued at $9999 by purchasing a raffle ticket in store!

For more details on the ride, call us on 0260414181

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