Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

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Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby Ross » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:45 pm

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... 2o2h8.html

Pretty crap article, trying to sensationalise the bike speeds and start another motorists vs cyclists vs pedestrians debate. Last time I checked all those ROADS had a speed limit greater than 50km/h which was the highest speed recorded and perfectly legal to do.

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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby cp123 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:03 pm

most of the comments seem waaay better than the usual "gettem off the road" type. I think it's been overrun by cyclists! :lol:

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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby JohnJoyner » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:12 pm

What a wasted article. Trees died for that drivel to be printed on. What was the point of the story?
Imagine being stoopid enough to compare the speed downhill to that of TDF averages... Most totally irrelevant comparison I can remember.
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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby Philipthelam » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:30 pm

I find this quote very funny
The slowest speed measured was 10.0km/h on Belconnen Way, about twice the average walking speed for adults.


OMGosh twice the average walking speed of an adult :shock:


The top speed of 50km/h was reached by morning and afternoon riders on Belconnen Way near Barry Drive, while cyclists were measured travelling at 49.9km/h on the Barton Highway near Randwick Road between 7am and 8am.

Drug cheat Lance Armstrong holds the two fastest average Tour times of 41.65km/h in 2005 and 40.94km/h in 2003.


Is the author trying to say that bike commuters are on drugs or is he saying that we are better than tour de france winners and should be racing instead? He seems oblivious to the fact that the tour de france is a 21 stage race that covers 3200 km and that they go up and down mountains where they can reach speeds of greater than 100km/h

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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:47 pm

Wow, I hadn't realised that Canberra commuters had to scale mountains like Plateau de Beille, Col du Galibier and L'Alpe d'Huez, :roll:
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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby Howzat » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:01 pm

Looks like sacking all the journos last year has worked out just fine for the Fairfax papers.

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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby m@ » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:03 pm

find_bruce wrote:Wow, I hadn't realised that Canberra commuters had to scale mountains like Plateau de Beille, Col du Galibier and L'Alpe d'Huez, :roll:

Well, the ramp up to the northern end of the shared path on the King's Avenue bridge isn't to be trifled with ;)
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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby Slvr32gtr » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:03 pm

Sounds like the reporter Tom McIlroy needs to put down the ice pipe....

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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby Tornado » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:18 pm

Funny article. I had to check the date. Nope not April 1.
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Re: Cyclists enjoying life in the fast lane

Postby InTheWoods » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:56 pm

Philipthelam wrote:Is the author trying to say that bike commuters are on drugs or is he saying that we are better than tour de france winners and should be racing instead? He seems oblivious to the fact that the tour de france is a 21 stage race that covers 3200 km and that they go up and down mountains where they can reach speeds of greater than 100km/h


Maybe the author doesn't understand the difference between "max" and "average" ... ? :roll:

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