Commuter Cup Racing

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby jules21 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:51 pm

that's impressive Rhubarb - you can see the rider has taken being overtaken quite hard..

my coach has banned me from CCR. i'm only allowed to spin gently on my commutes now, so that i don't 'waste' energy for harder, specific stuff. does this make me a xxxxxx? :)

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby warthog1 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:12 pm

Really missing KonaCommuter's instalments on here :(
KonaCommuter come back :)

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby bychosis » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:37 am



Haven't had much action on CCR lately
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby jasonc » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:43 am

awesome work bychosis
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby warthog1 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:34 pm

+1 complete with funky music :)
Looks like a beautiful commute and you were motoring, passed the tractor so hard he probably had to readjust his mirrors 8)

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby silentC » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:24 pm

Does a skateboard towed by a couple of huskies count at all?
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby bychosis » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:59 pm

warthog1 wrote:+1 complete with funky music :)
Looks like a beautiful commute and you were motoring, passed the tractor so hard he probably had to readjust his mirrors 8)


Here's some older footage of the full commute, complete with CCR.

The sharepath has changed a bit since the installation of new traffic lights, makes it harder to enter at speed from the road!
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby warthog1 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:57 am

Nice! thanks :)
What a beautiful commute you have. It must be a great way to start the day.

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Summernight » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:39 pm

silentC wrote:Does a skateboard towed by a couple of huskies count at all?


Hmmm, is dog powered similar to horse power? :P

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby silentC » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:55 pm

I don't know but they get up to 30kph in bursts. They're great fun when you come up alongside because it spurs them on.
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby jasonc » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:25 am

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby warthog1 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:53 pm

Thanks for that fix :)
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Lizzy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:38 pm

So, what do I get for shellacking a colleague on an elliptigo?
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:59 pm

Lizzy wrote:So, what do I get for shellacking a colleague on an elliptigo?

One of these...
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You were on one of these?
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Lizzy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:27 pm

Haha, no, my opponent was!
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:40 pm

Ahhh, phew.

If you did it without breaking sweat while singing your favourite Sinatra tune, the entire internet! :lol:
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:04 am

Lizzy wrote:Haha, no, my opponent was!


I think Colin is the only one who can claim that as a CCR scalp Lizzy
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Lizzy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:40 pm

::sulk:: FINE :lol:

In my defence, she was going pretty hammer and tongs! Anyway she works in my building so quite possible there will be more opportunities.

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:52 am



I was on my roadie. This guy took a while to shake :shock:
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby warthog1 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:07 am

Was that the same hill Jason? He was out of the seat to no avail.
Heaps of bikes in that clip.:) Nothing like that on my commute.

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:16 am

same hill as what warthog? (failing to follow)
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby biker jk » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:38 am

jasonc wrote:same hill as what warthog? (failing to follow)


Your post of August 2014 on the jerang st climb?

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:55 am

no. this is the first climb outbound on the western fwy bikeway (from anzac park). the bike path all looks the same along there
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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby Nobody » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:34 pm

jasonc wrote:I was on my roadie. This guy took a while to shake :shock:
Did the path start getting steeper toward the end, or did he just blow up? Are you lighter than him?

I not the biggest fan of CCR in my middle age and so I don't go looking for it. But I passed this older guy (60s?) who looked like a full blown racer (by the legs and gear). Looks like I caught him napping, because once I passed he was in CCR mode. Although he didn't catch me over the next ~1Km (I could see him in the mirror) I had to put in such an effort to keep him away, that I needed to stop pedaling to have a rest when he turned off (which I'm glad he did). :oops:

Another time I passed a guy at the same point as above who was on a SS and who had the legs of a track racer. This guy jumped onto my wheel into a head wind then convincingly passed me a Km or two later and kept going. :oops:

I was also passed on the flat by a woman some months ago who had huge legs. So big were her legs that she almost looked like a guy. Her legs were bigger than the average guy and she had track bars on. So I suspect she was a track racer. She was also coasting when she passed me, just to add to the insult. I didn't bother following her up the next hill, choosing to take another path as I didn't want to be humiliated any further. :oops:

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.

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Re: Commuter Cup Racing

Postby warthog1 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:48 pm

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