Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby DaveOZ » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:31 pm

What the? Thumb tack on the path....

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/tack-att ... 1lt2w.html
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby jules21 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:09 pm

DaveOZ wrote:What the? Thumb tack on the path....

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/tack-att ... 1lt2w.html

i wish they wouldn't blow those things out of proportion. i used to marshall at a HPV race and almost every year some local yokels would pull some similar stunt - "heoh heoh look darren theyas som tacks on da road ah pud der". it's not a conspiracy against cyclists.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby RadioDog » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:25 pm

Well, I'm back home in Sydney after my second ATB and I've got to say, Around the Bay in a Day always a challenge.

Did the 210 Melb-Q'cliffe-Sorrento-Melb and the wind slaughtered me. Huge crosswinds from Werribee along the freeway to way past Geelong. And rain. And hail. Got to Queenscliff freezing and starving. What I would have done for a meat pie and large sugary flat white.

Got a good tailwind from Sorrento and did some seriously good speeds for a while. I knew what to expect from The Nepean Hwy up Mount Martha and pushed up and over to Frankston but by the time I hit the home stretch at Mordialloc the winds came back with a vengeance. Just checked the Bureau of meteorology and the wind in St Kilda as I was riding though was a delightful 59km/h with gusts 70km/h.

But it was a great ride, a real challenge but next year I might just hang around for the BFF and do the Spring Cycle on the tandem :)
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Semar » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:41 pm

The prevailing winds in Vic in spring are Southerlies and South Westerlies. This was my first ATB and I didn't know about the preference for MQSM. 'If' there happens to be a rare Northerly, it will swing to the Southwest by mid to late afternoon. That's a CFA standard.

Living in the flat Goulburn Valley, wind is our hills. I know that at least one stage of a ride involves a hammering. :shock: But the Melb to Geelong must have been a 'what the hell am I doing here' moment. Or just 'character building'. :wink:
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby jules21 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:46 pm

Semar wrote:But the Melb to Geelong must have been a 'what the hell am I doing here' moment. Or just 'character building'. :wink:

ok i wimped out this year and didn't do the full ride, but the wind isn't so bad when you can hide in a bunch. much harder riding solo into it.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Semar » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:05 pm

The ride from Queenscliff to Geelong gave me a sensation I have heretofore not experienced; the feeling that my wheels were almost blown from underneath me. :lol:
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby pdundee » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:07 pm

First post (I think - or second?) sore bum definately :oops: ...Did MSM, had fun in the cross winds, managed 8hrs 12min in the saddle and pulled up not too bad today. Looking forward to next weekend to have another go at Olivers Hill. Think I may have coughed up a lung there on Sunday :roll:
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Re: Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby norbs » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:42 am

jules21 wrote:
Semar wrote:But the Melb to Geelong must have been a 'what the hell am I doing here' moment. Or just 'character building'. :wink:

ok i wimped out this year and didn't do the full ride, but the wind isn't so bad when you can hide in a bunch. much harder riding solo into it.


Thats fine if you are in a bunch.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Livetoride » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:12 am

pdundee wrote:First post (I think - or second?) sore bum definately :oops: ...Did MSM, had fun in the cross winds, managed 8hrs 12min in the saddle and pulled up not too bad today. Looking forward to next weekend to have another go at Olivers Hill. Think I may have coughed up a lung there on Sunday :roll:


Awesome job that you did it mate, good on, Yup Olivers hill is a good one to crack and once you get passed there as you'll know its where the real fun starts.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby grw » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:38 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-16/c ... ay/3574028

What happens to the cyclist behind the unicycling twin sister who jumps off?
:shock:
i would not be a happy bunny after that stunt!
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby w00dsy » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:02 pm

i'm don't think i'd be slip streaming a unicycle anyway. Either they were flying or he was cruising. That's a massive effort on a unicycle though, i have trouble going 20cm(intentionally) on one.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby RadioDog » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:35 pm

ROFL! That's what you get for drafting clowns on unicycles
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Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Redbull » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:14 pm

Back in Perth now. Far out it was cold in Vic - I had to wear arm warmers and a spray jacket from Pt Henry to Queenscliffe.

250ks went ok, wind was a bit constant but not too bad.

About 1-2 ks prior to Mt Martha some ass clowns in a commodore threw an egg which got me in the bicep. Hard enough to cause a bit of blood and some brusing.

Not much you can do about it but the adrenalin certainly helped me scoot up the hill.

Got back in plenty of time to have a feed, shower and watch those mighty AB's.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby brit_in_oz » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:24 pm

Redbull wrote:Back in Perth now. Far out it was cold in Vic - I had to wear arm warmers and a spray jacket from Pt Henry to Queenscliffe.

250ks went ok, wind was a bit constant but not too bad.

About 1-2 ks prior to Mt Martha some ass clowns in a commodore threw an egg which got me in the bicep. Hard enough to cause a bit of blood and some brusing.

Not much you can do about it but the adrenalin certainly helped me scoot up the hill.

Got back in plenty of time to have a feed, shower and watch those mighty AB's.


Sorry to hear you were got by one of the Peninsula Bogans...see what happens the closer to Frankston you get....
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Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:15 pm

@redbull you probably dont want to hear it nudged 30 today and is expected to do so for the rest of the week.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Semar » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:42 pm

No doubt the heat will be moderated by howling winds from the Roaring 40s. :lol:
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Redbull » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:50 pm

Yeah the sun was out from time to time but the wind was "the barber" - it cut right through you.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:36 pm

w00dsy wrote:i'm don't think i'd be slip streaming a unicycle anyway. Either they were flying or he was cruising. That's a massive effort on a unicycle though, i have trouble going 20cm(intentionally) on one.

Yes, there should not have been a surprise to the cyclist. I hop ehe didn't lose any skin.

As for the girls, it would certainly have been a tough five hours as the unicycles they were riding appear to be 24" and no-one who does distances like that chooses a 24". 29" and more. So they did they did it the hard way even for a unicyclist. Well done ladies.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby stryker84 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:49 am

grw wrote:http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-16/cyclists-ride-around-the-bay-in-a-day/3574028

What happens to the cyclist behind the unicycling twin sister who jumps off?
:shock:
i would not be a happy bunny after that stunt!
grw

His own silly fault for drafting unicycles. Besides, it wasn't an intentional dismount, she actually fell off (and did pretty well keeping her feet) ; those 'timing gates' that you cross to start and finish are like nasty speed bumps.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby norbs » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:07 pm

For the people not in the 6666k club...

Ride report is up.

http://cycling.norbtech.com/2011/10/aro ... de-report/

Its a longen.

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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Semar » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:25 pm

Anyone else having withdrawals? :(

First timer, four months training, first big event ride.

What do I do now? :?
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby KenGS » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:29 pm

Semar wrote:Anyone else having withdrawals? :(

First timer, four months training, first big event ride.

What do I do now? :?

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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Gassy » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:46 pm

KenGS wrote:
Semar wrote:Anyone else having withdrawals? :(

First timer, four months training, first big event ride.

What do I do now? :?

Alpine Classic


+1 Absolutely. No going back to ATB once you get addicted to the Alpine classic. Book it in every year.... Australia day long w/e Bright.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby jules21 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:02 am

+ 1

ATB is a great achievement, but now it's time for big league :)
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