Tough day in the saddle at Horsham
graded scratch races
Sunday 27th September 2009
head wind made the outward journey to Noradjuha tough
for the small field of riders who fronted for the
50km graded scratch races, from Horsham to Noradjuha
riders Tim Schneider, Alan Barnett, Frank Kean, Daryl
Elliott, Sean Prins and Harvey Lang made it out to
Noradjuha together, but split on the first of the
hills on the homeward journey.
and Tim Schneider lifted the pace, with Daryl Elliott
and Harvey Lang first off, followed shortly on the
next hill by Alan Barnett and Sean Prins.
Schneider kept up the pace, and finished well in
front with Schneider taking out the sprint from Kean.
grade riders ( you had to be called Peter to qualify)
Peter Parnaby, Peter Blair and Peter Mayo headed
off with C grade riders Meg Parnaby and Tony Rathgeber.
the turn at Noradjuha, Peter Blair showed his strength
by kicking up the pace, and tackled the first hill
hard, dropping the two C grade riders in the process.
Blair faded near the top, allowing Peter Parnaby
to break clear and establish a small lead, taking
Mayo with him. After a hard ride down the other side,
Parnaby kept hitting the next few hills hard, aware
of Blairs strength down the hills and along the flats,
and with help from Mayo, they slowly pulled away
from Blair, who put up a valiant effort for a good
7 or 8 kilometres before fading.
went on to take the race, ahead of Mayo.
took out C grade with a clear win from Meg Parnaby.