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April 2015

APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER

WELL CHAPS AND CHAPPESSES THAT IS ROUND 2 DONE AND DUSTED AND WHAT A GREAT EVENT IT WAS. A BRISK CHILL GREETED US IN THE MORNING BUT IT IS BETTER TO BE COLD THAN EATEN ALIVE WITH THE DREADED MIDGY, OF WHICH THERE WERE NONE. A SLIGHT HICCUP WITH THE NEW TIMING SYSTEM HELD UP PROCEEDINGS FOR A SHORT TIME. WE CONTINUED WITH THE HELP OF SUPER BECS BURRELL AND THE THE GORGEOUS ANNE HOPTON AS LAPSCORERS TO ALLOW GRAHAME AND THE DELECTABLE SAM FOOTE SORT OUT THE ELECTICALS.

BY RACE 2 ALL WAS FIXED THANKS TO THE ASSISTANCE OF SAM AND THE DETERMINATION OF GRAHAME.. AFTER THE INTERVAL AGAIN WE HAD NO SIGNAL FROM THE TRANSPONDER LOOP, THIS WAS TRACED TO AN UNPLUGGED CONNECTION THAT MUST HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY SOME TWAT WALKING AND OR TRIPPING OVER THE WIRING AT THE INTERVAL. THIS HAS BROUGHT THE COMMITTEE TO TAKE THE DECISION TO BAN ALL PEOPLE FROM THE FINISH AREA APART FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW YOUR POSITION IN ANY RACE YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE RESULTS ARE ON MYLAPS OR IF ALL IS GOING WELL THEY WILL BE POSTED ON THE VAN AT OR NEAR SIGNING ON. JUST STAY AWAY FROM THE TIMING EQUIPMENT / FINISH AREA.

THAT APART IT WAS A VERY WELL RUN MEETING, STEWART CAMPBELL HAD THE TRACK IN SUPERB CONDITION AND IT REALLY WAS A PLEASURE TO RIDE ACCORDING TO ALL THE RIDERS THAT I SPOKE TO. DUE TO THE TIMING GLITCH WE HAD TO RELY ON THE OLD STYLE LAPSCORING IN RACES 1,2 11 AND 12 JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE SO THE END OF MEETING TROPHY PRESENTATION WAS CANCELLED AS IT TOOK A BIT OF GENIUS TO WORK OUT THE FINAL RESULTS, ANYONE THAT WAS IN THE TOP 3 IN ANY CLASS WILL GET THE TROPHY AT POWMILL. ALLAN HUGHES OUR NEW RACE REPORTER WILL HAVE THE FULL REPORT UP SOON ON THE WEBSITE AND IN THE T.M.X NEWS. ALLAN IS DOING A SUPERB JOB AND IT IS SO REFRESHING TO READ EXCITING NEW REPORTS FROM OUR EVENTS. GORDON STEWART IS STILL DOING THE CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS AND THEY SHOULD BE ON THE WEBSITE SOON, JUST WAITING ON SANDY DOING IT. (Obviously, if you are reading this, he has done it !!!)

AS A FORWARD THINKING SECRETARY I HAVE DECIDED TO RE JIG THE RACE FORMAT ON A TRIAL PERIOD ONLY, THERE WILL NOW BE 3 BLOCKS OF 6 RACES AND RACE 6 ,12 AND 18 WILL BE FOR DAY MEMBERS, ALL OTHER RACES ARE FOR MEMBERS ONLY. THERE WILL BE NO GRAND NATIONAL. IF ANY MEMBER WANTS EXTRA RACES THEY CAN GO IN RACE 6,12 OR 18 BUT WILL NOT GET INCLUDED IN THE RESULTS IN THOSE RACES. DUE TO THE EXTRA RUNNING TIME OF A MEETING THERE WILL BE NO GRAND NATIONAL AND NO INTERVAL. ONLY AND ONLY IF A MEETING IS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND EVERYTHING IS GOOD, I.E. WEATHER,NO INJURIES, EVERYBODY HAPPY, WE MIGHT HAVE A SHORT INTERVAL BUT OTHERWISE THERE WILL BE NONE. WE WILL SEND A POSSE OUT TO THE MARSHALS POSTS WITH THE SNACKS THAT OUR FOOD VAN PROVIDES. I HOPE THIS NEW FORMAT LAYOUT SUITS EVERYONE AND WE CAN STILL BE FINISHED AND OUT THE GATE BY ABOUT 5PM. .(I DROVE OUT OF LOCHGILPHEAD TRACK AT 4-30.) AT THE LATEST. I AM SURE MOST OR ALL OF YOU DONT WANT TO BE HANGING AROUND TILL THE BACK OF 6 JUST BECAUSE WE COULD NOT ORGANISE IT PROPERLY. THIS WILL BE THE LAST EVER INCREASE IN RACES FOR MONOSHOCK AS LONG AS I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS TWINSHOCK CLUB. AS THE NAME SUGGESTS IT IS A TWINSHOCK CLUB SO NO MORE MONO CLASSES EVER, BE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU HAVE AT PRESENT AND DO NOT UPSET THIS SUPER CLUB WITH PROPOSALS OF MORE MONO CLASSES. END OF

THE OMNITOOL- RHINO BOILERS TEAM CHALLENGE IS HOTTING UP NICELY. HERE ARE THE TOTAL SCORES AFTER ROUND 2:

1ST --THE BALLISTIC 5 = 438 PTS  

2ND --ONESTOP RACING = 366 PTS    

3RD –DIAL-A-TOW = 298 PTS

4TH—MINISTRY OF BIKE = 243 PTS    

5TH –BRITTONS GOT TALENT = 225 PTS          

6TH –DIAL-A-TWO = 57 PTS .

WE HOPE TO HAVE THE DANCE TICKETS READY TO SELL AT POWMILL, REMEMBER ONLY 2 PER MEMBER AS IT WILL BE TIGHT AND WE WANT MEMBERS TO GET FIRST CHANCE OF BUYING TICKETS. THEY WILL BE HELD AT THE PREVIOUS YEARS LOW PRICE OF £10 PER PERSON.

THE NEW CLUB WULFSPORT T-SHIRTS ARE SELLING LIKE T-CAKES, WE HAVE SOLD HALF OF THE FIRST BATCH ALREADY, IF YOU WANT TO BE UP WITH THE LATEST IN TWINSHOCK FASHION YOU BETTER GET ONE SOON, IN FACT MOST PEOPLE ARE BUYING 2 THEY ARE THAT GOOD AND AT ONLY £10 EACH ARE SURELY THE BUY OF THE CENTURY, THEY COME IN BLUE OR BLACK AND IN ALL SIZES. I WILL BE ORDERING A FEW CLUB JACKETS IN TIME FOR POWMILL SO COME AND SEE ME IF YOU NEED ONE, THEY ARE SUPER QUALITY AND ALSO AT A BARGAIN PRICE.

IT WAS GOOD NEWS RECENTLY WHEN WE HEARD OF THE SAFE RETURN OF CLUB MEMBER NO. 41 JAMES GREIVE AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL, AS FAR AS I KNOW JAMES WAS ON A SPOSORED HIKE/CLIMB FOR CHARITY WHEN THE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK AND HE WAS STRANDED WITH OTHERS UP A BIG HILL (MOUNTAIN) FOR 3 OR 4 DAYS, THANKFULY HIM AND THE OTHERS WERE RESCUED AND RETURNED TO SAFETY. WE HOPE TO SEE JAMES BACK RACING SOON .

ROUND 3 WILL BE ON US IN NO TIME AND IT IS BACK TO THE NATURAL TRACK AT POWMILL, OUR NEW TRACK BUILDER HAS IDEAS OF A FEW CHANGES SO WE WILL WAIT WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION TO SEE WHAT IS IN STORE, GOING BY PREVIOUS YEARS THIS IS THE ONE WHEN THE OLDER GUYS LIKE TO GET THE OLDER BIKES OUT FOR A SPIN. THE YOUNG DUDES AND HIGH FLYERS HAVE HAD THEIR MODERN MEETINGS NOW IT IS THE TURN OF THE GREEN ICE SPECIALISTS FOR THE NEXT 3 EVENTS. TRACK BUILDIONG AS USUAL WILL BE ON THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THE 20TH OF MAY, JUST ARRIVE ABOUT 5 AND GIVE US A HAND, YOU MIGHT EVEN GET PAID.

IF ANYONE REQUIRES ENTRY FORMS YOU CAN GET THE NEXT MEETINGS FORMS AT SIGNING ON OR SEND ME AN S.A.E AND I WILL POST THEM ALL TO YOU .

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