Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

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Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:29 pm

big week caught up with me i think. :oops:
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Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:10 pm

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Postby Dan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:18 pm

I hit 70km/h down the gateway.....
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Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:28 pm

..and you accelerated past me from the top. i think i'm more aeropro, even though you're gloves are white.
funnybike was so fast, he needed an extra 200m to slow down.
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Postby Dan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:43 pm

munga wrote:funnybike was so fast, he needed an extra 200m to slow down.


I think I'd have passed him had I not braked for the exit :) By the time I'd caught him, there was no time to slip past. Monoplanars can do only so much....
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Postby Zynster » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:02 pm

Am I the only one that thought that the turn off at the bottom of the bridge was incredibly dangerous? The stopping distance you need on a bike going 60kph is quite long. I overshot and was worried for a bit there that I was going to plow into Dan.
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Postby Dan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:12 pm

Zynster wrote:Am I the only one that thought that the turn off at the bottom of the bridge was incredibly dangerous? The stopping distance you need on a bike going 60kph is quite long. I overshot and was worried for a bit there that I was going to plow into Dan.


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Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:13 pm

Transport Minister Rachel Nolan commented in a statement that the speed limit is 'advisory', and that, given the height and slope of the bridge, cyclists should take extra care.
"Cyclists will need to manage their speed as they head down the crest of the bridge and we've put an advisory speed limit of 10km/h in place," she commented.


http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/201 ... 938603.htm

zynster, i think you weren't braking hard enough.
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Postby Wal42 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:15 pm

66.4 kph for me, I didn't pedal or get aero had absolutely no problems stopping for the turn.


There is more than enough area to go straight ahead (it comes out on Lytton Road), so no it isn't dangerous.


The only danger would be if you didn't use a level of common sense, you really have to responsible for your own actions, if they stuck a chicane halfway down, would that make it any more or less dangerous, there is warning signs at the top advising you of the steep decent, it's supposedly a 10kph zone, short of making it a pedestrian only walkway, I can't see how they can make it safer.


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Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:23 pm

let me qualify that by saying that we made it more dangerous by being all balls-out. regular commuters, or strangers, would not be riding as aggressively as we were today.
if you felt you were getting too close to dan, you probably were, however, if you rode that path again, you would know the corner was coming up and be more prepared for it.
was bloody awesome fun tho!
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Postby Wal42 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:45 pm

munga wrote:let me qualify that by saying that we made it more dangerous by being all balls-out. regular commuters, or strangers, would not be riding as aggressively as we were today.
if you felt you were getting too close to dan, you probably were, however, if you rode that path again, you would know the corner was coming up and be more prepared for it.
was bloody awesome fun tho!




Plus, dan did warn everybody at the top that there was a sharp turn down the bottom, he repeated that warning as we were descending, wazza & I were coasting down & heard him quite clearly, neither waz or myself had any difficulties making the turn.

Not sure with verbal warnings from the guy leading, the signs on the bridge, etc.

Everybody chose their own speed, I agree with munga, we all chose to hit it fairly hard, we are all responsible for our own actions, we chose fun over extra safety, nobody else can be responsible for our actions. Most people made the turn, I think out of our whole pack, 3 maybe 4 guys didn't, nobody crashed, no harm, no foul.

Maybe those who didn't make the turn misjudged how quickly their bikes stop from that sort of speed.
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Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:51 pm

i missed the turn coz i wanted to catch funnybike! :lol:
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Postby Dan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:08 pm

I missed the conversation as I was stitching this together. Don't let Apple fool you - that's no camera on the iPhone....
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Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:15 pm

i missed the girl in the brown dress as i was too busy looking.






















too soon? 8) :lol:
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Postby Dan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:19 pm

Like OMGROFLWTFBBQ.... as the kids say.
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Postby Dan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:41 am

brett.hooker wrote:Bwahahaha! HTFU sandwich!!! Just coughed up my teeth..... :-)


How was your riverloop Brett?
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Postby Wal42 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:50 am

Ok, Raturday 1st Dec video's


Video #1 http://youtu.be/p903AGbq-og

Video #2 http://youtu.be/3ZmAiCvDBrY

Video #3 http://youtu.be/8rs9oweJjjU

Video #4 http://youtu.be/Gz1GidrLsC4

Video #5 http://youtu.be/29cjR1wCfog

Video #6 http://youtu.be/AS-I-Jt4UAM

Video #7 http://youtu.be/e0easNQoXLg

Video #8 http://youtu.be/Rc89Twj5cto



Video number 6 is the static bike video at the Bulimba cafe` stop.


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Postby munga » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:31 pm

i like video #9
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Postby Wal42 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:29 pm

munga wrote:i like video #9




Oooopsies, that 'helmet' cam video was supposed to be posted on 'red tube' not 'you tube', my bad, hope you're
not going to watch that over & over again because you'll go blind. And my stats will go through the ceiling.



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Postby Dan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:54 pm

Wal42 wrote: ...my stats will go through the ceiling.



Look out, he's on a redtube segment!
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Postby pentlandexile » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:12 pm

I feel ill.
Long day's journey into alt-bars
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Postby brett.hooker » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:22 pm

Dan wrote:
brett.hooker wrote:Bwahahaha! HTFU sandwich!!! Just coughed up my teeth..... :-)


How was your riverloop Brett?


Awesome Dan! My mates bike was freshly serviced and sporting a new chain and a new six speed cassette. We ended up doing 65km odd, including a run back into the city for beans...

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At one point we pulled up to a light and about a small house worth of Italian bikes rolled in beside us... They seemed happy... :-)
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby elantra » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:20 pm

munga wrote:11 riders today, and only 2 non-retro bikes: alex on his Orbea, and funnybike on his Colnago.
we had
    a duracell berretto,
    an orbea aqua,
    a rastafarian repco superlite,
    a mint raleigh competition in team ti colours,
    a guy leech vertex with too many modern conveniences and too few horns/bells/flashing lights/speakers,
    a fausto coppi reparto corse,
    a dawes stratos with 7400 dura-ace,
    a tamari,
    a colnago c59,
    my raleigh 653 race, and
    a malvern star double x

overall, i think we did ok considering none of us ride the 'riverloop east' very often.
keen to do it again, but argh! all those red lights!
the best part was from kingsford smith dr to kangaroo point cliffs. the wort part was southbank..
spent a few minutes waiting for the late/lost/explorers.
saw some jellyfish from the gateway
saw a ferrari california in a garage
vomited on kingsford smith drive - wal owes me one breakfast.
stopped at about 1400 traffic lights
rode on the footpath for a bit
browning st swapmeet was a success as usual.
gtralex7dude, call me maybe re: your 105.

see ya next week!

Thanks Team that was a bonzer bike ride.
Sorry i had to take a shortcut home from Bulimba - had some domestic driving duties to attend to.
Then i had to pack up for the Tour de Tamborine destination.
This is how i felt AFTER the TdT
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Postby Dan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:22 pm

Sounds like it was pretty warm Steve! I got my sweat on by mowing the lawn and resurfacing the bathroom floor.
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Postby elantra » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:34 pm

Dan wrote:Sounds like it was pretty warm Steve! I got my sweat on by mowing the lawn and resurfacing the bathroom floor.

A sensible plan.
I would say that Tour de Tamborine was taxing.
Fortunately i got in at about 9.15, just before it got really hot.
After the event i found it a physical strain just looking at some Antique shops at North Tamborine.
A business proprietor took pity on me and told me to go and have a lie down.
Felt better after a sleep.
There was a stunt team show at the Sportsground after the event.
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