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Nick Cowie

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Finally a race report

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:00:07 +0000

PDCC C grade Dog Hill 18 June 2016 I have not posted a race report for some time, it is not that I have not been racing, raced most weekends. Just ended up writing the reports for the local newspapers. 25 riders lined up in C grade, some familiar faces including a the juniors from […]

Jebediah – Harbourside – 1 August 1995

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:55:43 +0000

Wandered into the Harbourside on a stormy Tuesday night to see two new bands, Turnstyle and Jebediah. Took a few photos and wrote a review for Grok ( Curtin Uni Student Mag). Here are the best of the black white photos of Jebediah. The colour photos may follow at some time. As usually very early […]

Month of Sundays – Newport – 25 June 1995

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:43:16 +0000

A long time ago, I would go see live bands most weekends. A one stage, I decided to take a few photos of my favourite bands as they kept breaking up or heading over east. A short time later, I was photographing bands and writing reviews for Bubblehead, which was a music blog. Four year, […]

Lets talk racing philosophy as I am to ill to race effectively

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:39:57 +0000

After suffering from a mild cold and congestion on the lungs for the last couple of weeks. My intention was to hide in the pack for at least the first three of the five lap race before deciding, if I had recovered enough to be my normal aggressive attacking self. That plan went out the […]

Another day, another poor performance

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:35:03 +0000

After yesterday’s performance, I was back for more, same circuit, two more laps and sprinting every lap. I assumed my poor showing yesterday was due to smoke setting of my asthma, so I was prepared, two inhalers and used one in a preventive manner as there was a fire just off the course. I found […]

Not a great race

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:28:49 +0000

I was feeling much better than last week, even managed a couple of training rides/commutes during the week. Though try as I might I could not get my heart rate anywhere near what it got to last Saturday. I was confident given my performance last week and my previous race on this course. I set […]

Totally out of character

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:11:43 +0000

PDCC C grade Serpentine 6 June 2015

Anybody who has read my race reports or has raced with me, knows I only ride in two positions in the bunch on the front or at the back, well today was different. With 24 riders, it was the largest PDDC grade I have raced. I knew about half the riders, the ones to get in a breakaway with, the wheel to follow in a sprint, the riders not to near in the sprint. The other half were unknowns, including a number racing for the first time (the club is doing a great deal on three event licences and entry fees to get them hooked). I rolled out on the front on the bunch, up Gull Road, everybody wanted to move up, I ended up mid pack as we turned on to Rapids Road, into a headwind. The bunch really stretched out, I had to kick hard to get to the half dozen riders on the front, and that is were I stayed for most of the race …

Back to writing race reports

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:06:10 +0000

Dwellingup handicap 31 May 2015

Just because I have no shared any race reports, does not mean I have not been racing or writing reports. I even won my first race in over a year, taking out a reduced bunch sprint at Casuarina four weeks ago. I did want to publish all my reports in chronological order. However, there is a lot of work to be done in finishing the reports written and writing missing reports. So I am cutting my losses and starting from last Saturday. The Dwellingup Handicap is not a favourite of mine, mainly because as you ride back from Pinjarra up a busy Williams Road, there is a six kilometre or so climb, with a two kilometre section averaging 7%.

A special race

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:04:04 +0000

Lara Devenish Memorial Criterium PDDC D grade 8 February 2015

This race was personal, when I started racing almost 3 years ago, I was racing with Lara …

That close to going with the plan

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:32:41 +0000

PDCC Criterium C grade Parklands 1 February 2015 After my last couple of C grade races at Parklands, I went in with the simple intention of doing the minimal amount as work as possible, not to attack and finish with the pack. It almost went to plan.