How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby ValleyForge » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:12 pm

Look don't get me wrong, Marcel is a nice guy, but strewth the groups riding under his banner can be MIGHTY annoying!

I'm sure the ride captains feel stressed, what with so many dentists & orthodontists riding Pinarellos and talking about Campbell & Lisa Newman's business arrangements to marshal around. I wish the ride captains would just lay off abusing the pairs or single riders that get caught trying to overtake/get out of the way of the cycling version of a Panzer Division.

I might be unfair singling the MB groups out, but in the western suburbs they seem to be the main offenders.
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby pentlandexile » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:57 pm

I laughed.
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:02 pm

Ooooh Popcorn. I mentioned the behaviour of these guys and the Zupps rides last year and World War 3 broke out. I agree 110% VF. This is gonna get mighty sticky 8)
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby marinmomma » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:31 pm

Not just in the western suburbs either, there is a fair sized bunch that rides out Logan Rd to Mt Gravatt on a Tuesday morning....they only appeared when the weather warmed up...not a single sight of them, or the Boom Time bunch for that matter, over the winter months :roll:

After going faithfully to Mt G every week right through winter, I felt like 'my' Mt G was overtaken once spring arrived :wink:
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby Disco » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:30 pm

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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby PawPaw » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:11 pm

Can't say I've ever had an issue with MB bunches, though don't run into them often. And the Zupps guys have never been an issue. Joined them once for 10 km and they didn't ride offensively.

But then, there's also dills who get p1$$ed off at bunches that ride 2 abreast tight and predictably on the Hornibrook Bridge or KBB.
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:10 pm

Zupps, Telstra & BoomTime crews are all fine. They ride well and coming across them isn't like taking on a Panzer Division or a 1000m long road train.
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby whichway » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:10 am

The main thing that annoys me is how fast they are and how slow I am
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby marinmomma » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:21 pm

whichway wrote:The main thing that annoys me is how fast they are and how slow I am


True that, :oops:
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:33 pm

Actually there was a really good MB group out this morning. Kept it tight around the corners and kept formation in the hill as we went past. There were only 8 of them I think, but much more pleasant to share the road with.
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby jacks1071 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:52 pm

ValleyForge wrote:Look don't get me wrong, Marcel is a nice guy, but strewth the groups riding under his banner can be MIGHTY annoying!

I'm sure the ride captains feel stressed, what with so many dentists & orthodontists riding Pinarellos and talking about Campbell & Lisa Newman's business arrangements to marshal around. I wish the ride captains would just lay off abusing the pairs or single riders that get caught trying to overtake/get out of the way of the cycling version of a Panzer Division.

I might be unfair singling the MB groups out, but in the western suburbs they seem to be the main offenders.


I'm sure they mean no disrespect, I know they don't like "random" riders sitting in the middle of their bunches but this is for safety reasons as the skill level of the "random" is unknown and their riders I know are well trained with calls and group communications. Randoms would be more than welcome to sit on.

I've ridden with them before and they call so much stuff its almost comical but safety first :-)
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby munga » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:46 pm

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Postby jacks1071 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:19 pm

munga wrote:"cat turd!"


"Horse S*?t" is one we get in a rural area we ride in :-)
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Re: How MB Cycle bunches annoy other riders

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:00 am

jacks1071 wrote:
munga wrote:"cat turd!"


"Horse S*?t" is one we get in a rural area we ride in :-)


Don't worry - "horses*?t" turns up in the CBD on Saturday mornings courtesy of the QPS horses. Usually in George St, outside the Treasury Casino. Sometimes it's difficult to distinguish from the patrons (AT) 5am.
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