jasonc wrote:no. this is the first climb outbound on the western fwy bikeway (from anzac park). the bike path all looks the same along there
Thanks. Sorry I could have been a bit clearer
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These days being 18Kg or whatever lighter and riding in a mainly flat area (SOP, Parramatta river) I find CCR harder than I used to. I've got less peak speed on the flats (although faster overall) and really need to wait for the hills to confidently pass someone of similar pace. If I see someone coming up in the mirror on the flat, it's generally all over already since I won't be able to outpace them. And these days I'm more reluctant to try. But the hills are obviously more interesting for me. I had one roadie that passed me on the flat to find I could catch him on the next hill.
In a region with a passion for cycling — and an altitude of 6,562 feet above sea level — Quintana was soon overtaking hardcore riders, blowing past them and their fancy equipment with his school books on his back.
softy wrote:All good fun stroking the unofficial race ego!
But i have seen it taken a step to far, where safety is thrown out the window.......
eg: taken the road crossing at full speed, just beating the motor traffic, or overtaking riders or groups when others are coming the other way without dropping speed.
I ride an ebike so attract some, i also get a number when riding my roadie. If i feel that someone is taking risks i drop back. It takes the competitiveness away and reduces the risks to others. No need to chase if it is causing danger to other cyclists or peds.
otherwise have some fun!
Must be extra points in it - riding with a bmx saddle heightbychosis wrote:After my experiment on the dragster this morning I was resigned to being slow on the way home. 20", v low saddle, single speed and wide upright bars do not make for a fast ride. But.... I managed to pass a guy on a full size MTB into a headwind. Couldn't resist keeping the pace a bit too high to stay in front. Pedalling with your knees around your chin isn't efficient, but I was faster than him
fat and old wrote:CCR!....forgot this existed. Commuting on an R5 cervelo means never getting any ccr points......but I got some the other day by passing a couple of Conti team blokes out cruising That counts yeah?