[Bilbys] Update 29 June
david.baldwin at bilbys.org
Thu Jun 29 18:20:03 EST 2006
A big thanks to everyone who signed up last Saturday at the membership
day - 118 of you! A special thanks to all the helpers on the day too.
Stuart Bardsley and Elliott Wise were both runners-up in their
categories at the Wests Sports Awards last Friday, picking up a nice
cash prize each - well done!
Stu was also selected to race in the elite category in the Australian
team in the World Long Distance championships in Canberra in November.
We'll all be there cheering!
Bike Skills Session -- Mt Stromlo
A Bilbys bike skills session will be running on Saturday 1 July starting
at 8am from ANU then heading out to Mt Stromlo. The session will suit
novice to intermediate riders looking to improve their hill climbing and
descending skills. All welcome.
Bilbys Trivia Night - Shave The Bilby
When : Fri July 7 , 6.00pm for a 6.30pm sharp start.
Where : Wests @ Jamison, Catchpole St, Macquarie
Who : - all are welcome , its not just for Bilby members, bring your
mums, dads cousins, friends, drinking buddies, trivia buffs, whoever....
Cost : $25 adults and $15 juniors and concession.
RSVP : social at bilbys.org by COB Wednesday 28th June.
Why : Fun and a chance to raise money for 2 great causes, Cancer Council
and Save The Bilbys. $3 from every entry will go to Save the Bilbys
whilst the rest of the profits will go to the Cancer Council.
Tables of 10, make your own or just tell us you want to come and we'll
put a table together for you. The famous challenge rounds from last year
will be back in full flight, and even more challenging than last year.
We also have a True/False Game, silent auctions, table questions and 8
rounds of facts and figures that you never knew existed.
We will also be introducing Bilbys newest sponsor, Freshstart Mortgage
Solutions in Kingston and to kick off the relationship they have
generously supplied 2 x $250 cash lucky door prizes. All you have to do
is show up to be in with the chance to win that one.
A couple of committee members have been hard at work drumming up some
fabulous prizes for the night and for the silent auction including :-
* One Race entry into next year's club champs team event
* An Ironman cycle jersey signed by Chris McCormack
* An Ironman polo signed by Chris McCormack, Jason Shortis, Lisa
Bentley, Belinda Granger, and Mel Ashton
* A Bilbys cycle jersey signed by Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Emma
* Muffin Break have donated a box of 6 muffins for a prize on the night
* A $50 voucher donated by Westfield Belconnen
* A $100 voucher donated by Westfield Woden
* A facial donated by the Canberra Day Spa
* An awesome set of cycle lights from Hammer N Cycle
* Sugoi tri travel tri top with the signatures from Jason Shortis,
Belinda Granger, Chris Legh and Luke Bell, plus hats and bags - all
donated by Tri Travel
and there's more to come....
Last year we saved the Bilby. this year we're going to Shave the Bilby.
Bald is beautiful or so we're told so Gary Rolfe, Garry Stevens, Stu
Bardsley and the amazing Jen Dixon have agreed to shave their heads for
the Cancer Council during the half time break of the evening. None of
them are cutting their hair between now and the trivia night. John
Brennan in Belconnen have kindly donated their time and equipment to
complete the head shave for us...
All additional donations would be gratefully received, so if you can't
make the night or would like to donate to such a worthy cause, the
easiest way to do it is to go on-line. Go to
http://www.actcancer.org/donation Choose the Secure On-line Donation
option and follow the prompts.
Don't forget to ensure that you select the following:
Specific Event: Me No Hair
Name of Event Participant: Bilbys Triathlon Club Head Shave
Participant ID Number: 21673
So far $225.00 has been donated on-line, and more in cash - so thank you
to everyone for all their support so far!
Just some of our generous Trivia Night sponsors :-
GO WHERE NO CYCLIST HAS EVER GONE BEFORE...AND BE THE FIRST TO DO IT!
CANBERRA AIRPORT RUNWAY EXTENSION TIME TRIAL - SUNDAY 2 JULY 8.00AM (WARM-UP
FROM 7.30) - 2.8km (2 X 1.4km laps)
Entry is now open to this amazing never-to-be-repeated opportunity to
race on the brand new runway extension at Canberra International Airport and
raise money for the Amy Gillette Foundation. Capital Airport Group is
extending this unique and once only opportunity to Canberra cyclists to
be part of this historic event.
ENTRY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE CANBERRA AIRPORT WEBSITE AT
www.canberraairport.com.au <http://www.canberraairport.com.au> No
entries on the day. The field will be limited and entries will be
accepted on a first come, first served basis.
As part of the entry process there will be a silent auction to bid to
become the FIRST person to ride where no cyclist has ever ridden before -
the highest bidder gets the honour of being the VIRGIN RUNWAY RIDER and
to complete the first lap on the course before anyone else, plus a
commemorative yellow jersey! The highest bidder will be guaranteed a
start in the event as well as the VIRGIN lap.
Barrel prizes include return airfares from Canberra anywhere in the
Virgin Blue network, $200 Brand Depot vouchers, and cycle shop
entrants will receive a muffin and tea or coffee after their race.
Prizes for the fastest male, fastest female and the person who comes
closest to their estimated time (guessed on the entry form).
All proceeds from the event will go to the Amy Gillette Foundation.
Minimum age 10 years.
Access to the runway extension will be open to the general public
(pedestrians, blading, cycling, etc) from 9.30am.
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
CANCEL THE EVENT AND REFUND ALL ENTRIES.
Inquiries to jane at tbp.com.au
Googong Dam Half Marathon
Saturday 1 July 2006. Start Time 1:00pm, includes 2 person relay of
1km run at 1:15pm, shorter run of about 4km at 1:30pm.
Full Details and information at:-
This is a normal ACT Cross Country Club event, free to members, one day
memberships will be available at $5.
Celluloid Cycles Film Festival
For those at a loose end this weekend, Electric Shadows are hosting a 4
day festival of cycling films - 13 films in 6 sessions. Starts tonight.
Tickets: $15, students $12. Program blurbs are below, more info
available at _www.electricshadows.com.au_
<file://www.electricshadows.com.au> or _www.celuloidcycles.com.au_
Note: no-one under 18 years old can be admitted - no, not because they
are racy, saucy or in any way naughty, but only because the films are
Program 1 -- Thursday 29 June. 6:15pm
BEAUTY AND THE BICYCLE (Dir: Alan Bernstein and Emory Van Cleve, 20min)
BEAUTY AND THE BICYCLE is a meditation on the art of frame building.
Exploring their working methods and philosophies, the film focuses on
premier frame builders Richard Sachs and Peter Weigle. Trained at
Witcomb Cycles in England, the pair returned to the United States to
start Witcomb USA in Connecticut. Working only in steel, they use
traditional time-intensive custom workmanship to create bicycles used at
the highest level of international cycling.
BUSH BIKES (Dir: David Vadiveloo, 6 min)
In town camps and remote area communities of central Australia,
Aboriginal boys and girls begin their apprenticeships early -- making
bush-bikes. BUSH BIKES witnesses the genius of bush-bike assembly; from
the greasing of parts and chains with animal fat boiled up by the old
women, to the ingenious use of a tree-branch as a makeshift seat.
Collecting parts from the town tip, off the street, even from the bush.
They use ingenious methods, to assemble their creations and realise
their ultimate objective - a trip to the waterhole.
A SUNDAY IN HELL (Dir: Jorgen Leth, 110min)
"A SUNDAY IN HELL is arguably the best film ever made about professional
cycling." - International Film Guide. This film is not only a study of
the battle between Merckx, DeVlaeminck, Marten and Moser over the pave,
it is also a powerful documentary film in its own right. A classic
psychological and dramatic study of what it means to race in the
greatest Spring Classic of them all...the hell of the north.
Program 2 -- Friday 30 June. 6:15pm
WE ARE TRAFFIC! (Dir: Ted White, 50min)
WE ARE TRAFFIC! chronicles the history and development of the Critical
Mass bicycle movement, one of the most spirited and dynamic
social/political movements of the apathetic 90's. With traffic
congestion, pollution, and road rage on the rise, growing numbers around
the world are advocating for transportation alternatives, and Critical
Mass is at the cutting edge of this mindset. WE ARE TRAFFIC! tracks this
leaderless, grassroots movement from its beginnings in San Francisco in
1992 to its spread across the globe. Presenting both the successes and
failures of this unique movement, WE ARE TRAFFIC! shows how Critical
Mass has brought together complete strangers in an exuberant,
commercial-free public space filled with creativity and unpredictability.
TOUR DES LEGENDES (Dir: Erik van Empel, 68min)
The film begins with an old newspaper article and a black-and-white
photograph of sweating, mud-smeared cyclists. Why are these blurred,
ghostly images so much more fascinating than today's television coverage
of bicycle races?
This question takes film-maker Erik van Empel to the annals of the Tour
de France: the yellowed magazines, scratched glass plates and damaged
film footage that capture the history of the world's most beautiful bike
race. It also brings us to legendary cyclists like Gino Bartali, Louison
Bobet and Jean Robic -- the fate of a whole nation was at stake during
their heroic 1948 struggle. The few riders of that era who are still
alive today describe the unforgiving circumstances in which the battle
was decided. The old archival material, the scraps of newspaper
headlines and the fabulous anecdotes lead to a visually spectacular
apotheosis that expresses the mythic character of bicycle racing.
Program 3 -- Saturday 1 July. 3:30pm
RETURN OF THE SCORCHER (Dir: Ted White, 30min)
This half-hour documentary looks at bike culture and bike lifestyles
around the world with beautiful and inspiring scenes of bike use filmed
in China, The Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.S. In the 1890's, before
automobiles ruled the roads, bicyclists were referred to as "Scorchers"
because of their blazing speed. A century later, in a world filled with
car-related environmental and social problems, RETURN OF THE SCORCHER
discovers an inspired and evolving bicycling renaissance. This
documentary touches on a surprising variety of subjects including
romance, rebellion, early feminism, and spirituality - all viewed within
the context of bicycling.
24 HOURS AT HURKEY CREEK (Dir: Bryan Thombs, 20min)
A mountain bike race film diary of how four friends, known as Team Hurl,
survive their first 24 hour mountain bike race. Through creative
graphics, high antics and original music, this 15 minute long film
captures time stamped snapshots of the 24 hour period in which anxious
energy and excitement turn to pain and fatigue. Original Music by The
High Speed Scene, The Real Skinny and Eskimo Hunter.
PURE SWEET HELL (Dir: Brian Vernor and Willie Bullion, 60min)
Pleasure and pain, glory and defeat, mud and...more mud, PURE SWEET HELL
tells the story of cyclocross, a sport that has emerged as bike racing's
punk rock cousin. Told from an insider's perspective, the film makers
travelled to 'cross competitions throughout north America, dug up
vintage photos and film footage, and followed 'cross luminaries Justin
Robinson, Gina Hall, Barry Wicks and Rick Hunter. Shot entirely on Super
8 and supported by experimental rock music, PURE SWEET HELL surfaces
both the strong community behind the solitary sport and the grace that
arises amidst all of its grit.
Program 4 -- Saturday 1 July. 6:15pm
RED LIGHT GO (Dir: Manny Kivowitz, Ben Barraud and Toby Barraud, 52min)
RED LIGHT GO is a wild ride alongside a select group of NYC bike
messengers. We follow them and their fellow riders in a series of
harrowing Alley Cat Races through the streets of New York City,
culminating with the annual and much anticipated Halloween night
Alleycat, a long and brutal race through rush hour traffic. Warning:
some scenes of pure and unbridled fixed wheel mayhem.
THE COLLECTIVE (Dir: Jamie Houssian, 40min)
"No tits, no in-your-face soundtrack, no tired camera angles...no noisy
blokes pretending they're hard, no ladies pissing in the men's urinals,
no flips and few supermen. No hookers, no pimps, no flange, no mange. No
crossers, carts, no crash after crash." - Dirt Magazine (UK) THE
COLLECTIVE is a group of film makers, photographers and mountain bikers
out of British Columbia. In a world awash with freeride films, this is
one of the all-time standouts.
Program 5 -- Sunday 2 July. 3:30pm
BUSH BIKES (Dir: David Vadiveloo, 6 min) - REPEAT
EVEN THE GIRLS (Dir: Ashira Seigel, 6min)
EVEN THE GIRLS documents the lives of female bicycle messengers in New
ADVENTURE HIGH (Dir: Liivo Niglas, 90min)
Five young men take a four-month break from their well-functioning and
responsible grown-up life to travel by bicycle from Mongolia to Nepal
hoping to experience old-fashioned travel adventures. Their journey
leads them from the Gobi Desert where water and roads are equally
difficult to find to the flooded dirt roads and landslides caused by
heavy rain in the Himalayan mountains. They meet Mongolian nomads,
Buddhist pilgrims, yak herders in the Himalayas. It appears that
messages from home can have a much larger impact on the overall state of
mind of the travellers than the daily difficulties that they encounter.
No fancy gear, no big sponsors, no highly polished athletes. Just an
inspiring boy's own adventure with some truly timeless scenes and scenery.
Program 6 -- Sunday 2 July. 6:15pm
BEAUTY AND THE BICYCLE (Dir: Alan Bernstein and Emory Van Cleve, 20min)
STARS AND WATERCARRIERS (Dir: Jorgen Leth, 90min)
This extraordinary film of the 1973 Giro d'Italia by Jorgen Leth
recreates the magic of a Grande Tour as Merckx drops, on his way to
victory, such luminaries as Basso, Gimondi, Battaglin, Fuentes, and a
young Francesco Moser. Muddy alpine roads, riders stopping for beers in
bars and the greatest rider of them always leading from the front. It
brings to life the thrills and disappointments of the Giro like no other
film. STARS AND WATERCARRIERS is considered one of the best films ever
made on professional cycling.
Sat 1 Offroad half marathon http://www.canberrarunner.com.au
Sun 2 Gold Coast marathon
Fri 7 Bilbys Trivia Night - Wests @ Jamison
Sat 8 Longstaff/Pennington 8/16K
8-9 ACT 24 hour rogaine champs - Bournda NP http://act.rogaine.asn.au
Sun 9 Sri offroad duathlon
Sat 15 Bilbys Hill Climb
Sun 16 CORC XC3 Sparrow http://corc.asn.au
Sun 16 Shoalhaven KOM http://www.coolrunning.com.au/users/calendar/2006/2006e004.pdf
22-23 Hells Bells SE Qld http://gar.com.au
Sat 22 ACT CC champs
Sun 23 TACT duathlon #3
Sat 29 bush capital ultra 5/16/25/42/60
29-30 ITU duathlon worlds Corner Brook Canada
Sun 30 MBO Newcastle http://ozmtbo.com
Sat 5 Deeks 3/6K
Sun 6 Sri Chinmoy half marathon
Sun 6 CORC 8hr Sparrow
Sun 13 City2Surf http://www.city2surf.com.au
Sun 13 Yeppoon half ironman
Sat 19 Dunrossil 4.2K
Sun 20 MBO Stromlo http://ozmtbo.com
Sun 20 CORC XC4 Majura
Sun 20 Chase Multisport Sydney
25-27 Trailwalker Sydney
26-27 Quoll Cairns http://www.adventureracing.com.au/AHQ/
Sat 26 Mt Wilson-Bilpin run
Sun 27 vets half marathon http://www.actvac.com.au
Sun 27 MBO Lapstone http://ozmtbo.com
Bilbys website: http://bilbys.org
TACT website: http://www.triathlonact.com.au
Cross Country Running Club: http://www.canberrarunner.com.au
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