|17th September 2006
Hail! Hail! our worthy Wesconians!
The Saga of the Treacherous Thorny Trail continues in sans surround sound.
We thank God Almighty for a lovely day at the races! Great fun! Great excitement of finally
being a part of a TTT! Wonderful to see so many swctAngels and friends out on a Sunday
Thou brave Wesconian Knightryderz have displayed great joy, fortitude and bravery
in bringing Fair Lady Stealth Stephh safely through the treacherous thorny trail (TTT) at
Changee. Thou and Magnificent Prince Vincent , brushed off and overcame the attack of
the Tar Macs so victoriously with the help of Valiant Prince Vinod. Lady Stephh herself
was a revelation, riding her steed at such great speed with such fearless spirit!
Awesome! We are greatly encouraged by thine erstwhile example. Indeed, let us all the
loyal subjects of our Fair Queen Noor from the other provinces of Eastonia and
Boondockia, raise our voices in unity to hold our very own swct tourney with the
Saga of the TTT at Two Ass village in the west end province of Wesconia.
As for thy humble servant, I shall seek out the genius inventor Da Vinci to install his new
fangled fire breather on my iron steed to spur mine stubborn ass (the donkey, not errm.)
effortlessly at the combined power of four horses to speed back and forth three times
or more from your abode in Wesconia to the western reaches of Two Ass village.
Perhaps thence our cousin Abe Linden who may now be able to swim across the Atlantic
waters to reach the calm waters of Two Ass by this year's end may accompany me and
mine stubborn ass to the tourney. Our royal cousins who hail from the extreme cold lands
of Russia may thus be persuaded to join the merry tourney in celebration of the founding
of swct.zerland. All for one and one for all,
- Jester J
Thanks also to Foo Yew who was beverage sponsor, turned photographer! Race Director
aka Queen Noor also turned snack sponsor! Yong Siew who also came along to support
must have wished she had taken part. Captain Richard was ruing that he missed the
action, "I promise I will (take part next year). It was great that the Changi Coastal Road
was closed for the event!"
|Hi All, Yes, the TTT was a real blast! We were very disciplined and kept our places in
the line until the crash which was towards the end. Mike and Vince (3rd & 4th in the line)
went down after touching my wheel. Fortunately Mike was OK even though he now has
some war wounds to show off (actually one of the scrapes is on his backside so he
wont be showing it off!). Vince escaped relatively unscathed.
We had a lot of fun, the support from Foo Yew, Jeannie, Nur, Desmond, June, Karen,
Lim Fung, James Woo and his friends and the others was inspiring. We had coffee,
pappadum, Nasi Lemak etc. . .
We are not sure what time we did or what position we finished up but the whole idea
was to have fun and we really achieved that. I would really encourage everyone to give
it a try when the next event comes around.
|Hi! The TTT was 100% undiluted not made from concentrate pure fun! =) Fantastic riding
from Mike, Vinod and Steph who took turns pulling against some headwind. Glad that
we're all ok even after a potentially nasty crash. Thanks also to the marshals who made
sure we didn't ride into unwanted territory.
|Hi all! I guess the guy with the sore butt has to finally get on-line and add to this trail of
messages. Yes, the TTT was awesome and it was a great experience for me - thanks to
a fantastic team - Vinod, Vincent and Steph - you were simply great! The pulling, change
over, drafting and u-turning went better than I had expected. Don't know what our time
is but sure had great fun!
As for the crash, well, now at least I can say that I have something in common with
Dave Zabrinski (remember the guy who crahshed at the final TTT at TdF 2005?), although
I don't and will never have his pace and finnesse. I took my eyes off Vinod's wheel for
one second to speak with Vince who was changing over "Hey, last lap coming up, go
all out, huh?" and the next thing I knew was me going all out across the tarmac. A little
overconfident, a little tired, a little careless...I hope this didn't spoil the TT too much for
you team! Of course, I told my kids that a pink elephant ran across my path.......
Foo Yew, Lim Fung, James and Jeannie, thanks for all the encouragement, photos, food
and drinks (didn't realise they sell papadum chips in vacuum sealed packed nowadays),
Desmond, Karen, Dennis, June (and anyone else I may have missed) for being excellent
marshalls cum cheer team for us, and of course, Noor, our directeur sportif for all her
encouragement and support - she said to win a TT just ride at 44 - 48 km/h - and keep it
there for 3 laps!
Hey, we must do a swct event before end of year - Boondokians v. Eastonians v.
|Road Race 3 / Team Time Trial 2006
|SUNDAY 17 SEPT 2006
CHANGI COAST ROAD