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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:59 pm

9th race today and I got my first win.

Summary on my training log;
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?p=1656980#post1656980 post 159 on page 7.

Detailed description plus lots of pictures, including ones of sabotage on my club website;
http://test.dhbc.org.au/webboard/viewtopic.php?t=286
another report here;
http://test.dhbc.org.au/webboard/viewtopic.php?t=288

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Postby LuckyPierre » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:09 am

Well done Mike! :D :D :D
Sadly, I finished at the opposite end of the field in my event. :cry:
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:30 pm

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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:36 pm

Ironically if I hadn't of taken a camera to the race, I would of had a DNF. I convinced a fellow club member who had just raced in D grade to stay and take photos and if he hadn't I wouldn't of been able to borrow his wheel when I got the flat, because he wouldn't of been there.

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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:42 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:Well done Mike! :D :D :D
Sadly, I finished at the opposite end of the field in my event. :cry:


What happened in your race Peter ?

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Postby Halfanewb » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:27 pm

Grats Mike! :)

Dang look how skinny you three guys are, not much wind resistance there!
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:29 pm

Imanewbie wrote:Grats Mike! :)

Dang look how skinny you three guys are, not much wind resistance there!


Ha Ha, perhaps its the picture, I'm proabably 10kg heavier than the guy who came 3rd in the blue and black.

If you click on these 2 images, you can see that I'm quite bit around the shoulders and as a result need to keep my body out of the wind;

Down the straight 20070414 Heffron Park
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Postby gdl_gdl » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:13 pm

Well done Mike!

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Postby tuco » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:08 am

Well done Mr Bytes and C grade too!

Did anyone catch the pricks (no pun intended) who supplied the tacks?
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:49 am

tuco wrote:Well done Mr Bytes and C grade too!

Did anyone catch the pricks (no pun intended) who supplied the tacks?


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Don't worry tuco, Judge Dredd, thats, Judge Jury and Executioner Dredd has been assigned to the case
Sabotaging a bicycle race is a serious offence, thats why we introduced the death penality, to make sure you can't be hurt by a bike crashing into you.
OK, who has a description of the 2 boys on mountain bikes?
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Postby MichaelB » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:34 pm

Well done despite the turds with no life - I couldn't work out what the tyre pic was about until I read the race repoprt.

Interesting comment on the GP4000 tyre - In a previous discussion with the Utra Gatorskin tyres, the GP4000 rated the same puncture resistence but much better rolling resistance (5 stars vs 2 stars) - what brand is the Ultra Sport ?

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:27 pm

MichaelB wrote:Well done despite the turds with no life - I couldn't work out what the tyre pic was about until I read the race repoprt.

Interesting comment on the GP4000 tyre - In a previous discussion with the Utra Gatorskin tyres, the GP4000 rated the same puncture resistence but much better rolling resistance (5 stars vs 2 stars) - what brand is the Ultra Sport ?

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The Ultra Sport is a budget Contential tyre that I swaped a book for with Sogood. No tyre is puncture resistant to a tack.

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Postby sogood » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:18 pm

mikesbytes wrote:The Ultra Sport is a budget Contential tyre that I swaped a book for with Sogood. No tyre is puncture resistant to a tack.

Never expected you to race on them... The earlier you wear them out the earlier you can get onto your new tyres. :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:46 pm

sogood wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:The Ultra Sport is a budget Contential tyre that I swaped a book for with Sogood. No tyre is puncture resistant to a tack.

Never expected you to race on them... The earlier you wear them out the earlier you can get onto your new tyres. :wink:


Yeh, they were suppose to go on the beast, wern't they. I just stuck it on the OCR to try out 25mm.

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Postby 531db » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:38 pm

Conti Ultrasport's are not bad tyres, there are asian made rather than German made as the higher spec Conti's (GP's etc) are, but I've had good results with a 23C on the rear wheel of the Falcon fixie.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:41 pm

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Postby 531db » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:48 pm

Gee, the Heffron Park circut looks a bit on the rough side, I think racers are a bit luckier out in the wild west with the repaving of Lansdowne Park to a wider, smooth surface and then there is Eastern Creek Raceway which is pretty good as well.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:26 pm

I hear that Lansdowne is quicker since it was resealded.

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Postby 531db » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:26 pm

Mikesbytes wrote:

'I hear that Lansdowne is quicker since it was resealded.'

Most riders and bike computers say this is so.
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Postby europa » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:56 pm

Oh bugga. I guess I have to say 'well done that man' and 'jolly good show old boy' and ... well.

Good onya Mike (we need a 'thumbs up' smilie). You've worked hard for this and I for one am enjoying your success. Keep it up mate ... though I did understand that you were supposed to have your arms in the air in salute as you crossed the line rather than head dropped in utter exhaustion :D

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seriously, well done mate. Take a chocky out of petty cash :D
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:19 am

europa wrote:We need a 'thumbs up' smilie


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Postby DrEvil123 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:30 am

Congrats on the win. It looks as though you have really put the work in for it :D
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:16 am

Thanks everyone.

Question time.

Why does Warath Vets B Olympic Park at an average of 37.x kph feel easier than RBCC Heffron Park Club C average 35.x kph ?

More consistant speed? Smoother surface ?

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Postby sogood » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:23 am

mikesbytes wrote:Why does Warath Vets B Olympic Park at an average of 37.x kph feel easier than RBCC Heffron Park Club C average 35.x kph ?

More consistant speed? Smoother surface ?

Greater Wind? Tighter course? Higher road rolling resistance?
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Postby LuckyPierre » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:37 am

mikesbytes wrote: ... Why does Warath Vets B Olympic Park at an average of 37.x kph feel easier than RBCC Heffron Park Club C average 35.x kph ? More consistent speed? Smoother surface ? ...

Both, would be my answer - as well as wind / temperature conditions if they are different at the two venues.
The Heffron Park surface looks like it would take a bit out of you with the cracks. When I saw Tuco's little map of the circuit he did his crit on, I thought it would be slowed a bit by its corners - so track layout could be a factor too.
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