BNA member record for overtaking cars?

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BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby newbikeorupgrade » Thu May 10, 2012 1:51 pm

Just wondering in half an hour what is the most number of cars you have overtaken?
Be nice to have video evidence to back it up!
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby gururug » Thu May 10, 2012 2:03 pm

legally?
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby DoogleDave » Thu May 10, 2012 2:11 pm

That number would probably be quite high if you could ride (outbound) along most of the freeways here in Melbourne around 5.15pm - 6pm....LOL
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby r2160 » Thu May 10, 2012 2:15 pm

Concord road was funny this morning. There was a light truck I saw as I went over the bridge on Concord road. I rode up the hill, and beat him to the top lol

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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby birdbrain » Thu May 10, 2012 2:23 pm

Just wondering in half an hour what is the most number of cars you have overtaken?
Be nice to have video evidence to back it up!


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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby queequeg » Thu May 10, 2012 3:01 pm

newbikeorupgrade wrote:Just wondering in half an hour what is the most number of cars you have overtaken?
Be nice to have video evidence to back it up!


Geez, my record would be measured in the thousands, but I don't have video on the bike.

How is this possible? Well, when we could still access the M2, I have on occasion ridden it when there has been an accident blocking all lanes except for the shoulder bicycle lane. So, all the cars were stopped with engines off and I simply rolled past km after km of traffic jam.
Likewise, I have done this on Gore Hill Fwy/Epping Rd for the entire length from Naremburn to Epping due to car accidents (which is about at the 30 minute limit).
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby jacks1071 » Thu May 10, 2012 3:07 pm

newbikeorupgrade wrote:Just wondering in half an hour what is the most number of cars you have overtaken?
Be nice to have video evidence to back it up!


I'm going way too fast to count :-)
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby find_bruce » Thu May 10, 2012 3:23 pm

Someone posted a lovely video recently of all the cars the passed on the way to the spit bridge in Sydney - it would have to be more than 100. I haven't been able to find it again though, sorry about that
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby JV911 » Thu May 10, 2012 3:29 pm

pffft cars are too easy. motorbikes are more of a challenge :mrgreen:
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby Ozkaban » Thu May 10, 2012 6:38 pm

JV911 wrote:pffft cars are too easy. motorbikes are more of a challenge :mrgreen:


+1 :mrgreen:
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu May 10, 2012 6:52 pm

find_bruce wrote:Someone posted a lovely video recently of all the cars the passed on the way to the spit bridge in Sydney - it would have to be more than 100. I haven't been able to find it again though, sorry about that


That'd be one of Trailgumbys efforts, loved it :mrgreen:

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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby ft_critical » Thu May 10, 2012 7:54 pm

newbikeorupgrade wrote:Just wondering in half an hour what is the most number of cars you have overtaken?
Be nice to have video evidence to back it up!


You'll need to so a search but I think it was 32 moving cars in 30 min, so extrapolate that. There was a whole thread about it, pretty competitive too. Too many rules for my liking though. Be such a fun idea if you started it up again. It was really popular back in the day.
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby newbikeorupgrade » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm

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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby Marto » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:02 pm

Here is one of mine from 2 years ago. Never bothered to count.

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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby boyracer » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:15 pm

I'm usually disappointed if i don't pass at least 1- 2 cars on the way down Greenhill/Norton/new Belair!
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby ohexploitable » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:48 pm

m5 at about 5:30-6pm

m5 revesby to bexley is about 9km

assume each car occupies a 5m space

9000/5 = 1800 cars
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby jasonc » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:04 am

have plenty of afternoons where the western fwy is backed up all the way from the jindalee bridge to the mount coot-tha round about
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:14 am

At times waaaaaaaaaaaay too many.
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby RonK » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:09 am

Marto wrote:Here is one of mine from 2 years ago. Never bothered to count.

Ah yes - during the Indooroopilly bridge maintenance work. What a pain, got caught up in it myself once.

Pretty impressive video record. I have one similar somewhere but I think yours trumps it.
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby trailgumby » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:31 pm



Can anyone count the number of cars passed? :)
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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:46 pm

These videos should be in the why drivers hate cyclists thread :twisted:

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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby briztoon » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:35 pm

Hey Trailgumby, I have two questions if you don't mind. What camera are you using? and where is it mounted?

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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:37 pm

trailgumby wrote:
Can anyone count the number of cars passed? :)


And not one of 'em took enough umbrage at you destroying the smokebox advertising paradigm to carve you up... :shock:

Briz, that'd be a GoPro on chest mount.

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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby briztoon » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:06 pm

Thanks Shaun.

I've been looking around for a couple of bike cameras. One to mount on the helmet and one on the seat post. I'm considering this model.

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Re: BNA member record for overtaking cars?

Postby trailgumby » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:13 pm

Correct on the chest mount.

I think the camera would have then been a Hero2. That has been shifted to seat post duties and a Hero3 Black has replaced it up front.

I have no idea how many cars I passed...,but it wasn't nearly enough :lol:
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