Round 8 Wonthaggi Sprint
The format of off-road on Sat and MX on Sun was very popular it seems with good entries for both and many deciding to ride both.
Andrew Lambie and his team set up a good track and maybe with the exception of Adam Cornthwaite who had a fight with a post and come off second best all had a fun day.
A big get well to Adam and hope to see him back on a bike early next year.
The weather leading up to the event was not favourable and driving into Wonthaggi with all the flooded paddocks was not looking good for the event to proceed.
But surprisingly the track was pretty good with only a couple wet spots that got a bit boggy.
The off-roaders got the pick of the weather for the weekend with a fairly nice day on Sat with Sun being fairly average early to such an extent that the MX was abandoned.
Big thank you to those who offered to help at sign on, but the sign on team was inundated with help and thus had it well and truly covered early on.
Round 9 Erica Sprint
We need to give a big thanks to the petrol heads who didn’t want this round on the Sunday as they wanted to watch Bathurst, as a result of many requests the event was moved to Sat.
The reason is the weather, Sat was a great day being nice and sunny and warm and Sunday was wet and cold, so again with some luck we picked the weather for the weekend.
Was great to see Adam Cornthwaite up and about after his broken leg from Wonthaggi round.
With the event being moved to the Sat, this meant that all the track work needed to be done the w/e before, so a big thanks to all those who went to Erica the Sat and/or Sun beforehand to set up what was an awesome if not challenging track.
With temperatures in the mid 20’s on the day and a tight and rough track it was a challenging ride and thanks to our finish flag waver who can’t seem to count, most riders ended up doing 6 laps rather than the 5 planned. (The story was that 5 laps wasn’t close enough to 2hrs duration he thought!)
Anyway most riders were pretty well spent and a big thanks to the juniors and couple of very senior riders who went out after racing and took down all the arrows and bunting.
Race and working bee dates for next ORCC round is as follows:
Round 10 Hallston XC
Sat 26th Oct working bee.
Sat 9th Nov working bee.
Sun 10th Nov ORCC R10.
Contact Nathan (Bear) Allen via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help at any of these working bee dates.
ORCC SERIES RESULTS
To be eligible for points for the year, you must attend one working bee to help with the round preparation for the race, So thank you to all the people that have helped so far and looking forward to hearing from all the others. If you have already done a working bee you are most welcome back to another working bee as most new members find this is the best way to meet other members and become involved in the club. It is also a great opportunity to get in some riding with better riders to improve riding skills and technique.
Series results after round 9 will be published in a couple weeks, once the last couple of rounds are added.
ORCC SERIES PRESENTATIONS
The ORCC trophies will be presented at an in informal picnic were you bring your own tea.
Presentation will be at Lysterfield Lake on Nov 21st, Presentation is now a the clubrooms. Thursday evening from 6pm with awards starting from 7pm.
The presentations will be in the lower picnic area in the park which are off to the left once you enter the park.
Link to park web site as follows: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/lysterfield-park/things-to-do/reservoir-picnic-areas/electric-bbq-number-2-spotted-gum-picnic-area
If the link doesn’t work, cut and paste into your internet browser.
Park entry is from Horswood Rd which runs off Belgrave-Hallam Rd Narre Warren North.
By all means get there earlier and take your mountain bikes and do some rides on the great mountain bike trails which range from easy to challenging.
If the weather is looking like being unfavourable (raining) then presentations will be done at the clubrooms from 6pm, bring your picnic tea anyway and the clubrooms does have a BBQ if you need to cook up something.
Frank, Al, Justin, Nathan and Bryan