Event: Newsletter 29th July 2017

Yarra Glen, 22nd July 2017 – Tour de Metro race 4.

Big day last Saturday. You all know why – Eastern won the day and clinched the Tour de Metro series on a wild and woolly afternoon in Yarra Glen – but there are race reports and a letter from Adam inside to help you relive the glory.

Saturday night was Awards Night at the Kilsyth Club. Again, there are more details inside, but let me share a favourite moment or two. No, not hearing of Nic Skewes’s amazing fortitude in continuing the Indian Pacific Wheel Race despite horrendous saddle sores – though that topped the chart for ‘Ick!’ factor. It was great to see Juanita Stumbles awarded Life Membership, and Nigel Kimber made the inaugural Club Member of the Year. And I will remember for a long time special guest Steve Fairless’s conversation with Guy Green, including these gems on diet and nutrition: ‘If the body called for half a dozen potato cakes, the body got half a dozen potato cakes,’ and ‘I’ve raced as well on jam doughnuts as anything else.’ What a legend! No, seriously, what a legend, and what tales Steve had to tell from a lifetime of hard, hard bike racing.

 


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