Tin Can Ten - Held on the West Leake Course - Sat. July 8th 2017 - 10.4 miles
Weather - warm - 24deg - sultry - variable wind
The race attracted 2 debutants but not enough of the "old guard"
The event was noteable in a quite a few ways :-<
Timekeeper, infrastructure and dry wit - Stuart Crick.
Pusherer offerer - Self start
Stewards Dave Bousfield, and Ron Johnson
Magnificent refreshments - ???????????
|Mark||Hudson||Not Claud But||1950's||SA close ratio||3||28.28||1|
|Nick||Hando||Moulton series 2||????||SA3||3||29.35||3|
|John||Dainty||J.Pavey track frame||1940's||SA ASC fixed||4||31.53||5|
|P||Collinge||Moulton Series 2||196o's||SA3 AW||3||36.58||6|
|Chris||Lomas||Raleigh Lenton Sports||1954||SA3-AW||3||37.51||7|
|Harold||Hayworth||1947 Rudge Roadster.4 sp.SA||1964||SA AW||3||31.43||9|
|C||Hall||Black traders bike||???||SA FC?||3||40.37||10|
|Andy||Lomas||Raleigh Lenton Sports||1954||SA3-AW||3||40.43||11|
|Morgan||Reynolds||Suspected with motor||???||AW3||3||43.00||14|
|Stuart||Collins||Van Nicholas||2009||Shimano Nexus 8||8||DNF||15|
Ron Johnson has also a special age as well - 87. Un-believable performance. He also loaned a bike to Chris Thompson, the most successful ever tincantenner
Alas the three Moultoneers, including the "never missing" Minoru Mitsumoto, were missing from the line-up this year. The sole Moulton was ridden by local Nick Hando - a recent project put to good use. C.Hall on a grocery / bakers / fishmongers' bike (not stolen from Greggs the bakers wall???) did well too. His sales were not good, but then his basket was empty. He may have had good sales in the Nottingham University Sutton Bonington campus.
Battle of the Lomas's was won by Chris, once more.
But another Chris (Thompson) failed to win. He said he was saving himself a little for a 20K track event near London. Clearly his priorities are wrong.
The product once boasted that it restored the over 40's males(to what?)
Then it was realised that the claim was B+++ocks : plus they were missing the under 40's market. They also worked out that females were a potential market too. In any case science has shown that the only beneficiaries were the shareholders.
In fact I believe this years TCT is the only one where all the riders have been over 40
In unearthing this advert for the websiteI came across a product called Phallusan.
Whatever it does ( I expect you might quess ) it probably wouldn't help Tin Can Ten performance!?