Out A Grade Event
Quarry Road, Sunday
10th May 2009
southerly breeze greeted the fifteen Grampians Vets
cyclists who tackled the hilly Quarry Road circuit
Sunday morning, before dispersing to do their duty
on Mother’s day.
scratch races were held over the 47km course, with
riders battling a head wind for the first half of
the race, and then heading into the hills for the
Danny Monaghan, Harvey Lang, Wayne Klauss, and Dean
Hayward made up the A Grade bunch, and remained together
until the steepest section of hills about 6 kilometres
to sort the field out, but most riders made it to
the final sprint, where Tim Schneider showed he was
too good for the rest of the field.
riders Leon Gibson, Sean Prins, Alan Barnett, Tony
Lloyd and Daryl Elliott put the pressure on over
the final few hills, but the bunch came down to the
final sprint, where Tony Lloyd went past a tiring
Prins and Gibson to snatch victory.
riders Tom Eldridge and Peter Parnaby rode a steady
pace until the first of the Mount Drummond Road hills,
where Peter Parnaby showed his superior hill climbing
ability to pull away for a comfortable victory.
Grade riders Meg Parnaby, Bridget Lang and new rider
Tony Rathgeber also split up over the final section
of hills, with Meg Parnaby making her break up McCracken’s
Hill, then going on to an easy victory.