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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:34 pm
by Nobody
find_bruce wrote:You are right, he was probably just on a recovery ride :roll:
Isn't everyone that gets passed? :lol:

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:34 pm
by KonaCommuter
Redbull wrote:Maybe he had just completed 120kms.
It's only a race if you all know you are in it.


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He peaked to early then.


find_bruce beat him fair and square under KonaCommuter rules 8)

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:34 pm
by warthog1
KonaCommuter wrote:He peaked to early then.


:lol:

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:40 pm
by hannos
I believe I defended a CCR today!
Turned onto the shared path from Concord West to Rhodes (within SOP) and caught a glimpse of a rider doing the same behind me. I was intending on taking it easy along here as I havent ridden ina while but I simply could not let another rider overtake! So I sat on about 33km/h all the way to Rhodes. There were plenty of safe places to pass me along here but gladly the other person didn't!
Not quite sure where the other guy went as I entered the road and he wasn't following...


I'm claiming a CCR Defense! :)

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:26 pm
by mikesbytes
Ha ha, either you had him on his limit or "cool I'll suck that wheel"

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:15 pm
by hannos
mikesbytes wrote:Ha ha, either you had him on his limit or "cool I'll suck that wheel"


Personally, I'd say b:) :twisted:

Reagrdless he didnt pass me so it's a defense! (defence??)

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:36 am
by rdp_au
hannos wrote:I believe I defended a CCR today!
Turned onto the shared path from Concord West to Rhodes (within SOP) and caught a glimpse of a rider doing the same behind me. I was intending on taking it easy along here as I havent ridden ina while but I simply could not let another rider overtake! So I sat on about 33km/h all the way to Rhodes. There were plenty of safe places to pass me along here but gladly the other person didn't!
Not quite sure where the other guy went as I entered the road and he wasn't following...


I'm claiming a CCR Defense! :)


Sounds like a sound defense, that! I had a similar experience in the same location last Monday evening. Caught up to a rider who was setting a good pace, waited for a clear section and moved past. He immediately clamped onto my wheel and stayed there all the way to Rhodes. Not sure how much draft he was getting as I ride a recumbent, but he made no effort to come around and seemed quite happy to stay there. He was riding well so I was happy enough to have him there as well. I’m coming back from a sore knee, so didn’t want to really put in an effort to pull away (CCR excuse), but we certainly maintained a good clip for the run. He turned off into Rhodes and I continued along the foreshore to the bridge, so didn’t get a chance to say hello. Added a bit of fun to the run home :)

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:10 am
by Rhubarb
CCR velomobile style....



PS - I do realise they weren't actually racing and neither was I, but KonaCommuter would claim it, especially the 1st one. He was a KC special ... :mrgreen:

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:20 pm
by warthog1
Rhubarb wrote:CCR velomobile style....



PS - I do realise they weren't actually racing and neither was I, but KonaCommuter would claim it, especially the 1st one. He was a KC special ... :mrgreen:


That's a year worth of scalps in one 48 sec clip :o

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:34 pm
by Nobody
warthog1 wrote:That's a year worth of scalps in one 48 sec clip :o
Maybe if you live in the country...

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:38 pm
by Dan
Do ride-on mowers count? Nailed one going up a short fast incline today. ;)

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:49 pm
by Summernight
Dan wrote:Do ride-on mowers count? Nailed one going up a short fast incline today. ;)

They do in my book. Even if he was on a recovery...um... mow. :P

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:11 pm
by warthog1
Nobody wrote:Maybe if you live in the country...


I don't get too many at all. :(

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:07 pm
by KonaCommuter
Rhubarb wrote:
PS - I do realise they weren't actually racing and neither was I, but KonaCommuter would claim it, especially the 1st one. He was a KC special ... :mrgreen:




I've upped my game and claimed a motorised pushbikes scalp and I made it stick 8)


Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:57 pm
by oxonabike
I've upped my game and claimed a motorised pushbikes scalp and I made it stick


Nice one! No motorised scalps here, but I did manage a quad. Rare to see this many bikes early in my commute.


Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:22 pm
by warthog1
KonaCommuter wrote:I've upped my game and claimed a motorised pushbikes scalp and I made it stick 8)



Loved the thumbs up for the camera when you passed SSBBW man :lol:

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:14 am
by Dan
For Summer :)


Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:41 am
by KonaCommuter
Dan wrote:For Summer :)





That's gold

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:59 am
by Dan
KonaCommuter wrote:That's gold


I wondered for a while what on earth he was doing, until I saw the truck was parked over behind Northey Street. HUGE shortcut - clever bloke probably earned himself enough time for two extra schooners :)

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:08 am
by Summernight
Dan wrote:For Summer :)



Yep, just as I thought. Legit CCR scalp there. He almost had you. :D

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:40 am
by Aushiker
Another long drawn out one. I didn't pass this rider but I did manage to hold him off/ "drop him" between lights/ eventually loose him (he probably turned off). Does it count? :) Backstory at http://aushiker.com/sccr-2013-4/



Andrew

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:14 am
by oxonabike
A long 8 Km CCR run this morning, and probably one of the best rides I've had in a while. Today's opponent was spotted early in the ride, was a strong rider who required considerable effort to make ground on, but eventually made a tactical error and went the wrong side of some barriers at road works, so I was able to take overtake him at that point. Next set of lights were red, and we exchanged good mornings, then he snuck to head of the queue. On the green, he was up on pegs and took off, gaining a little distance before I could match his speed (pannier full of a weeks work clothes were not conducive to quick acceleration). His next tactical error was probably due to timidness on the road / in traffic - we came to a bridge that does not have a shoulder, and he elected to take a narrow adjacent pedestrian bridge, which had a largish ped blocking the centre of it. I claimed the traffic lane on the road and shot past him - maintaining a healthy lead till the next red, but this time he did not sneak to the front. From here was an amazing 3.5 km spurt down the highway, being drafted all the way (did not mind - he was a good rider and I knew he was there) nudging speeds in the high 40's. After a couple of km's of maddness, slowing for a red, he came alongside, thanked me for the run and turned off, for which I was most grateful - there was no way I could keep that pace up for much longer.

And yes, got front and rear video, but no time right now to splice a highlights reel together.

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:38 am
by bychosis
Nothing like a tactical error to help get your points up. I was hoping for one this morning but he didn't make any errors!

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:16 pm
by ray
Dan wrote:For Summer :)



Lol! Off Herston Road onto Alberleigh Rd than pass the intersection onto Fagon - looked familar part of my route to and from work. You probably got a few CCR points off me - I generally ride a flatbar with a rack and a white pannier though I can be really annoying as the gradient goes up as I don't like going slow up them :) Hopefully this will change when I move to a drop bar commuter bike next week :mrgreen:

Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:00 pm
by Dan
I think I might've had a chat to you this morning Ray.