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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby trailgumby » Sat May 11, 2013 12:11 pm

gretaboy wrote:Kona...that rider looked like he was wearing Dunlop volleys...and your going to claim that ???? lol standards are getting lower and lower

will wait for the day you post a CCR that involves a kid with trainer wheels :)


There you go Kona, the gauntlet has been dropped :lol:

Very funny :)
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat May 11, 2013 3:55 pm

trailgumby wrote:
gretaboy wrote:Kona...that rider looked like he was wearing Dunlop volleys...and your going to claim that ???? lol standards are getting lower and lower

will wait for the day you post a CCR that involves a kid with trainer wheels :)


There you go Kona, the gauntlet has been dropped :lol:

Very funny :)


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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat May 25, 2013 10:14 pm

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby warthog1 » Mon May 27, 2013 9:53 pm

Another classic Kona :D Nice work.
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby trailgumby » Mon May 27, 2013 10:28 pm

haha, love your work KC :lol:

I was waiting for that guy to use the Farmer's Hanky ;)
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:47 pm

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:53 am

So, you turned left there 'cos you knew you wouldn't get the points on No3? :P
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:22 am

Mulger bill wrote:So, you turned left there 'cos you knew you wouldn't get the points on No3? :P



I don't like the intersection up ahead and I can avoid it so I do. At the end of the day I'm commuting and the goal is to get to my destination safe and sound :P


I think I could have taken #3 though 8)
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby warthog1 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:29 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:


Another ripper 8) :lol: Thanks Kona. Loved the video in video in the r corner. Haven't heard any motorhead for years either :)
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby oxonabike » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:51 pm

Cars. We can claim car scalps right?

Saw this bloke trying to creep up on me in the mirror. Challenge accepted, and stepped on it. The camera uhhmm... ran out of film just after the right turn...

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby alkhoo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:28 pm

I'm gonna claim a CCR win today. This morning as I was about to get onto Lorimer St from the shared path, I saw another cyclist about 200m ahead on what looked like a fast roadie with deep carbon clinchers. I normally like to 'cruise' into work, but if you dangle a carrot in front of me, I've been known to give it a go. 8)

Anyway, I closed up the gap in 500m and passed him and his Ridley Noah Fast. I said 'Morning!' but he didn't seem very happy getting passed by a fella riding a cyclocross commuter wearing regular pants and carrying a backpack. :lol:
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby CXCommuter » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:04 pm

Lots of CCR action in Perth this week as everyone prepares for this Sundays Team Time Trial Cyclosportif in Swan Valley. Still holding my own and coming out on top in the balance but getting creamed by some seriously fast guys on occasion. Tuesday didn't help when I checked the tyres in the morning and thought these will be okay, turned out they were at 80psi instead of the usual 115psi. Felt like riding through a semi dehydrated soup (which I do regularly).
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby KonaCommuter » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:34 pm

PWND this poser on my commute home this arvo :lol:

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Livetoride » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:23 pm

CCR !!!
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Lizzy » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:30 pm

Livetoride wrote:CCR !!!


Yeah!! Now tell me, what other sport requires one to go hard AND go home! :mrgreen:
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Comedian » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:07 am

Lizzy wrote:
Livetoride wrote:CCR !!!


Yeah!! Now tell me, what other sport requires one to go hard AND go home! :mrgreen:


Well said!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Livetoride » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:30 am

I think you both missed the point (unless I did) The last few posts don't seem to be true CCR, doesn't CCR imply two people racing one another.... or have I missed something altogether... :!: :!:
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Bah77 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:43 am

I thought CCR was one guy racing, while everyone he passes is oblivious?
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby jasonc » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:44 am

Bah77 wrote:I thought CCR was one guy racing, while everyone he passes is oblivious?


no, that's just Kona
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby KonaCommuter » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:00 am

Livetoride wrote:I think you both missed the point (unless I did) The last few posts don't seem to be true CCR, doesn't CCR imply two people racing one another.... or have I missed something altogether... :!: :!:



My average speed is 22km:hr so the video's of my scalps are all in fun at my own expense 8)



This video epitomises my scalps the best :P
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby bychosis » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:07 am

Bike Radar's Silly Commuter Racing

When is a race not a race? When it's CCR. I'm guilty of racing people who aren't in a race all the time, it's a training technique and adds another dimension to an otherwise mundane commute. Personally I don't get much in the way of CCR action, don't often see other riders and when I do they arent' much of a challenge becuase they are out cruising on lower ranked bikes.
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:49 pm

I got a ripper this morning, I was riding my 54 Healing singlespeed (complete with full length steel mudguards and steel water bottle on the handlebars) in steel cap boots, jeans and a t shirt and rocketed past a lady in lycra on a mountain bike with slicks :D .
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby gretaboy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:57 am

I got one yesterday....think he was a 8-10 year old on his bmx bike...he saw me coming, started pedalling hard and kept looking behind...he was worried

I upped the gears, increased the leg pressure on the pedals and dropped down into aero dynamic mode...as I flew past him I yelled out "eat my dust loser"....just kidding, I didnt say loser hahaha...ok I will be honest I didnt say anything

funny tho watching this kid start to peddle hard and look back
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby trailgumby » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:10 pm

Video or it didn't happen :lol:
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby eldavo » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:49 pm

gretaboy wrote:funny tho watching this kid start to peddle hard and look back

It's good when it's fun, not when guys throw brains out the windows and make stupid dangerous moves to try to keep ahead.

A funny memory like BMX kid I remember being a post-high school teen on MTB with friend seeing how far we could keep up with roadies as the benchmark you compare to.
I saw a couple high school teens last year girl/boy on average bikes with some work commuters around, after a downhill they must have felt good/quick.
The male teen says to female "lets catch up to the fast one", so guy starts off riding faster. Almost instantly after cranking hard he notices me in his peripheral, I had taken the road left lane to get out of the slug of bikes (shared path on right side of road in this spot).
He looks across to see my fairly obvious electric bike pedalling past them, guy sighs in futility "awww farrrk" and gives up as more riders come up on them it seemed in the moment he was making a race of it commuters of all shapes were swamping them from all directions =D
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