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Postby NotFlyingScot » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:17 pm

wombatK wrote:
I'm hugely impressed by your ride times - and could never imagine anyone calling you lazy.


Carefull with these plaudits WombatK :!:
We know this man, I'm sure it's some sort of reverse psychology he's working on. If he can't manipulate his friends into agreeing he is a lazy sooky la la he's never going to improve :wink: :wink:
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PS Kev, I'd never heard of a "Dead Whores Gap" either but that's what they call the turn around point on the ride ( at least they do on that Bikely map). I suspect a bit of tongue in cheek!
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Postby Kev365428 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:54 am

The name of the place is actaully "Dead Horse Gap".

Nothing to do with whores, no matter how much you want it to be. :lol:

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Postby RobRollin » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:24 pm

Best Commute time so far was yesterday 19/2/09

Max Speed 68.4kmh
Avg 30.5kmh
Avg Cadence 65
Max Cadence 121

Kms: 10.87
Time: 00:21:24

And I know I can get it down further and go faster.

Yesterday I went 00:21:49.
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Postby munga » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:14 pm

2m25s door to door. i am teh pwn
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Postby familyguy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:55 pm

munga wrote:2m25s door to door. i am teh pwn


You can get that down...
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Postby Kev365428 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:04 pm

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munga wrote:2m25s door to door. i am teh pwn


You can get that down...


Try a more aero position, or if your on a MTB, fit slicks, tri-bars, and wear the tightest lycra you can find.

I reckon we can get you down to 00:02:10 for sure.

We can also try out mid foot cleats, as discussed in this thread, although it seems to be a contentious issue.

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Postby simonn » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:29 pm

Shaving your legs might help as well. Also, do you have a friend who lives nearby? Maybe you can commute together and take turns drafting each other?
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Postby wombatK » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:54 pm

NotFlyingScot wrote:
wombatK wrote:
I'm hugely impressed by your ride times - and could never imagine anyone calling you lazy.


Carefull with these plaudits WombatK :!:
We know this man, I'm sure it's some sort of reverse psychology he's working on. If he can't manipulate his friends into agreeing he is a lazy sooky la la he's never going to improve :wink: :wink:
NFS
PS Kev, I'd never heard of a "Dead Whores Gap" either but that's what they call the turn around point on the ride ( at least they do on that Bikely map). I suspect a bit of tongue in cheek!
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OK, I'll take it back, I'm not hugely impressed. Until he does your Summer Holiday ride next year, Kev's a sooky la la. :lol:
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Postby Kev365428 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:05 pm

wombatK wrote:
NotFlyingScot wrote:
wombatK wrote:
I'm hugely impressed by your ride times - and could never imagine anyone calling you lazy.


Carefull with these plaudits WombatK :!:
We know this man, I'm sure it's some sort of reverse psychology he's working on. If he can't manipulate his friends into agreeing he is a lazy sooky la la he's never going to improve :wink: :wink:
NFS
PS Kev, I'd never heard of a "Dead Whores Gap" either but that's what they call the turn around point on the ride ( at least they do on that Bikely map). I suspect a bit of tongue in cheek!
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OK, I'll take it back, I'm not hugely impressed. Until he does your Summer Holiday ride next year, Kev's a sooky la la. :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'd love to do the Summer Holiday Ride, trouble is I might throw a hissy-fit trying to get up those hills.

I'm a flat-lander. Kev90210 and hills don't mix real well.

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Postby stated » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:48 pm

Hi munga, I got a 1.4km commute, I'll try to beat your time :lol:
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Postby RobRollin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:54 am

I set a new commute record for me this morning. I knew I was going to break 20mins this week.

Distance: 10.92kms
Time 19mins 51 seconds
Max Speed 70kmh
Avg Speed 33kmh
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Postby simonn » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:05 am

Fastest trip home yet. Almost got 27km/h, but alas the feeling of the puke won over :lol:. Got caught by the traffic lights at the bottom of Spit Hill and did not manage to stay 40km/h+ all the way along Balgowlah Rd, so definitely room to get a bit faster.

Distance - 24.26km
Time - 00:54:01
Av Speed - 26.95kph
Av Cadence - 76
Max speed - 55.10kph
Total Ascent: 451m (according to bikely.com)
Total Descent: 493m (according to bikely.com

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Postby hartleymartin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:32 pm

A 1.4km commute! If that short, you wouldn't bother with cycling shorts or Jerseys - just a healthy does of deodorant and wear a light T-shirt during your ride. I thought I had a fairly short ride at 5.5km's
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Postby munga » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:26 pm

stated wrote:Hi munga, I got a 1.4km commute, I'll try to beat your time :lol:


right. you're on. computer time. 8)
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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:23 pm

After work yesterday I rode to my daughter's dance class in Putney. I left there just after 5:30 at the same time as my wife. I went left down to the river, she went right to Victoria rd. and I beat her to West Ryde shops (we were getting sushi for dinner!). From WR shops, I beat her back to home to Ermington.

So, my (partial) commute time was: faster than a car in peak hour on Victoria Rd.

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Postby Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:25 pm

Kev365428 wrote:I must stress that 60% of my commute occurs on the M5 Motorway


Was wondering when you were going to come clean about that :wink:

Impressive figures though, and it is a nice, fast piece of road to ride.
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Postby wombatK » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:37 pm

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Kev365428 wrote:I must stress that 60% of my commute occurs on the M5 Motorway


Was wondering when you were going to come clean about that :wink:

Impressive figures though, and it is a nice, fast piece of road to ride.

Fast, yes, nice :? - I think not. Look where Kev is in the black cat awards this year.

I hate to see a man kicked when he's down. So in his defence, the 40% of Kev's trip off the M5 is more than capable of destroying his average.

For example, suppose he can average 40 kph on the M5 part, he still needs to do 30 kph average on the rest to get an overall 35 kph average. I'd like to see anyone here try to average 30 kph on the section from Bexley North through to Mascot, so I suspect Kev has averaged much better than 40 kph on the M5 segment.

U de man Kev - can't wait for you to get back on your bike and impress us some more.
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Postby stated » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:54 am

Hi munga, I got a 1.4km commute, I'll try to beat your time Laughing


right. you're on. computer time. Cool
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Postby Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:04 am

wombatK wrote:I hate to see a man kicked when he's down.


Who's kicking?
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Postby stated » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:00 am

I got 2:30 didn't stop at the intersection so it was a fast run. My legs got stiff for a few minutes after :lol:
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Postby wombatK » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:11 pm

Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones wrote:
wombatK wrote:I hate to see a man kicked when he's down.


Who's kicking?

Well I exaggerated - but only so people would realise I'm not trying to sook the man. His stack is quite a set-back and has made him nervous about racing again - so I thought a bit of ego-stroking might be excusable as long as I alluded to his down-time.
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Postby Kev365428 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:12 pm

Mmm, I'm feeling all warm and cuddly for some reason......


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Postby Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:46 pm

wombatK wrote:
Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones wrote:
wombatK wrote:I hate to see a man kicked when he's down.


Who's kicking?

Well I exaggerated - but only so people would realise I'm not trying to sook the man. His stack is quite a set-back and has made him nervous about racing again - so I thought a bit of ego-stroking might be excusable as long as I alluded to his down-time.


Oh, Ok. I thought you meant I was having a shot at Kev, when I wasn't.
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Postby munga » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:01 am

ok, no warm up and a 1:52. Shaving, drafting, lycra and aero position to come :lol:


[Edit: officially 1010m and bugger-all gradient, so according to my rough calculations *punches calc*, sated is beating me by about 7s/km.]

geez. how am i gunna drop 7sec on a 1k sprint with 4x90° corners? and then i've gotta drop that time even more to actually be in front! must work on cornering speed..
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Postby ajh_ausnzcf » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:46 pm

Best commute time around these parts is between 12:00am and 5:00am. The least traffic and the least squally wind. It's euphoric.
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