results are up too!

results are up too!

Postby nimm » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:22 pm

http://www.greatbikeride.com.au/event_results.html

it wasn't a race but 228th for me (53km ride) =)
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Re: results are up too!

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:30 pm

nimm wrote:http://www.greatbikeride.com.au/event_results.html

it wasn't a race but 228th for me (53km ride) =)


34.9kph not bad nimm!
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Postby sogood » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:31 pm

Nice ride!

Did you guys all get an electronic tag for the ride? Or how else did they record your start and finish times?
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Postby nimm » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:40 pm

It was an RFID tag on a velcro strap (around ankle). At the start/finish line they had a reader and it automatically registered and made a beep as you crossed it. Pretty good system.
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Postby sogood » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:43 pm

nimm wrote:It was an RFID tag on a velcro strap (around ankle). At the start/finish line they had a reader and it automatically registered and made a beep as you crossed it. Pretty good system.

Ummm... Gives new meaning to 'Put your best leg forward' at the finish line.
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Postby Cambo » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:51 pm

Excellent result Nimm. Should see you in the top few next year.
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Postby JB » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:01 pm

I 've got something to work on for next year (555th) :?

No excuses...just more kms needed! :wink:
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Postby roller » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:06 pm

apparently i'm still going ! \m/
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Postby JB » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:27 pm

Maybe if you come across in a big bunch that could confuse the heck out of the sensors...then again....

did you get some air as you crossed the line? :)
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Postby roller » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:29 pm

i was doing a wheely!!

hahahah . .

same thing happened to me in the city to surf. . :roll:


but i went over at the exact same time as a friend of mine, so i know what my time was, that half hour stop in matilda bay at the start of the second lap really didn't help us. was such a good day though, looking forward to next year's ride :D
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Postby Aushiker » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:41 pm

Well done Nimm.

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:17 pm

JB wrote:I 've got something to work on for next year (555th) :?

No excuses...just more kms needed! :wink:


32.1kph well done !

There seems to be a stack of riders in this ride who could average 30kph +
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Postby JB » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:50 pm

Yip, when you look at how many riders finished say within a couple of minutes, a small improvement in time would shift you way up there.

On a personal note, the one thing I'm going to do different next year is find a way of getting up that dam tiny steep Mead's Hill (or whatever it's called) far quicker. Some technique tips?

Some general (sweeping) observations about the riders on the day (that I saw anyways) that I think would help them get a faster time.

...and hey - I'm as guilty as my next fellow rider but still worth talking about...
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1. Many riders do not go down to the low handle bar position (even *into* the wind) which I found surprising.

2. Many riders cruise downhill to get a rest - even when they could have instead gained speed to get up the other side whole lot quicker).

3. Failing to get into a group is way way sloooower... - I think that is the number 1 lesson learnt for me.



ok who has some more?
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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:49 pm

Hey - I got 616th. My lucky number! ;)

I see one of my mountain biking mates finished third. Not bad for someone who only road-rides as training for his real riding. :twisted:

Another of my MTB mates (a female one) finished 9th in the women's section. (Another road-rider only when she can't get out on the real bike .....)

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:41 pm

I notice that the winner of the 106k ride has a faster average speed than the winner of the 53k ride
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Postby nimm » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:27 am

Yeah all the pros ride in the 106km so that was bound to happen. While we were on the starting grid they came around finishing their first lap (divided road - we on one side, the 106km-ers passing by on the other). That lead group was moving pretty fast!
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Postby JB » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:22 am

That'll be you you next year! :P
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