Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Retro man » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:03 am

Sorry guys I should have been more specific I ment the questions for the Rainbow ride from Byron.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby nitramluap » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:33 am

Awesome day. Here is my perspective:



Good to chat to you on the day 'ezzy', both at the start and when I passed you 8)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby winstonw » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:07 am

Excellent video N (what's your nick mean?).
Would love to know what camera and editing software you use.

This was the first time I've started in the 30+ group. Was surprised how many riders I still had to pass. Maybe they can have a 35+ group next year, and not let the slower groups jump the start, as I heard the 25 group did this year.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby nitramluap » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:15 am

winstonw wrote:Excellent video N (what's your nick mean?).
Would love to know what camera and editing software you use.


Thanks. nitramluap is just my name backwards - Paul Martin :) It started out years ago when Hotmail began (before MS got their hands on it) and I missed out being [email protected] by a few hundred, so I just flipped my name. Most people don't see it, some do.

The camera is a GoPro Hero HD, mounted with some stick-on mounts on the body of the velomobile. They've not fallen off yet! I also have a suction cup mount which allows me to put it in various locations on the bike without ruining the bodywork. Editing is mostly done with Final Cut Pro X on my iMac.

winstonw wrote:This was the first time I've started in the 30+ group. Was surprised how many riders I still had to pass. Maybe they can have a 35+ group next year, and not let the slower groups jump the start, as I heard the 25 group did this year.


I don't think adding an extra group will make much difference as there were plenty of people in the 30+ group who couldn't maintain that average, plus there were many blue riders riding at the very start - most of the people I passed early on in that video, including some children!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby winstonw » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:40 am

nitramluap wrote:Most people don't see it, some do..


ah yes, the hangover from hotmail days. was a challenge to find a unique name, but quite necessary to avoid spammers.

nitramluap wrote:The camera is a GoPro Hero HD, mounted with some stick-on mounts on the body of the velomobile. They've not fallen off yet! I also have a suction cup mount which allows me to put it in various locations on the bike without ruining the bodywork. Editing is mostly done with Final Cut Pro X on my iMac.

I don't think adding an extra group will make much difference as there were plenty of people in the 30+ group who couldn't maintain that average, plus there were many blue riders riding at the very start - most of the people I passed early on in that video, including some children!


thanks for vid info.

I heard some red riders got in amongst the front blue riders. Those reds took off with the reds in the 30+ lane, and triggered the blues to go....and there was no effective marshaling to deal with it apparently.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby nitramluap » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:47 am

winstonw wrote:I heard some red riders got in amongst the front blue riders. Those reds took off with the reds in the 30+ lane, and triggered the blues to go....and there was no effective marshaling to deal with it apparently.


That would explain it. There were a few people pushing in (see 3:17 in the video for two of them) and many people were starting FROM the busway stations!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby franklin » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:22 pm

excellent video paul!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby nitramluap » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:57 pm

franklin wrote:excellent video paul!


Thanks :)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Le Velo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:37 pm

Awesome Video Paul .... Jealous I couldn't be there on the day
BTW I see you often around the Richlands area on the bikepath do you live / work around here?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:01 pm

nitramluap wrote:
winstonw wrote: nitramluap is just my name backwards


Mate that has been driving me nuts every time i see one of your posts, trying to work out WHAT ON EARTH 'nitramluap' could possibly mean and if it was some kind of velo slang! :lol:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby nitramluap » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:27 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
nitramluap wrote:
winstonw wrote: nitramluap is just my name backwards


Mate that has been driving me nuts every time i see one of your posts, trying to work out WHAT ON EARTH 'nitramluap' could possibly mean and if it was some kind of velo slang! :lol:


Haha! Well know you know! :lol:

Someone actually threatened me on this forum by 'outing' my true identity. I've never really hidden it so it didn't worry me... ;)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby notwal » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:03 pm

Great vid Paul. I relived the ride :D . You obviously put some work into it.

I was interested to see your shot of the engine room. Pedalling in your undies were you :lol:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby nitramluap » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:09 pm

notwal wrote:Great vid Paul. I relived the ride :D . You obviously put some work into it.

I was interested to see your shot of the engine room. Pedalling in your undies were you :lol:


The running shorts help keep all equipment at normal operating temperatures 8)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby michaelbarring » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:20 pm

Three huge cheers to all the volunteers, sponsors, support crew and vendors who made the event happen. Details of next year's event will be released in the coming weeks.
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