Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby Troy C » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:14 pm

Ok, if ride in Kings Park on a Tuesday Morning between 5:30 and 8:30, you would have notice ATTA with Police and KPA approval close Lovekin Drive for a time trial. This is done 7 times over the summer months.
This morning I witnessed first hand how arrogant some cyclist are. When a approved "Road Closed and Detour" sign are up, would you drive through it?. then I ask the 5 cyclist, (not together) why would you ride through it and to cap it off, cut off a competing rider. It would have been disastrous if they had collided. Shocking is all I can say. ATTA will now look at ways of completely barricading each end, as my priority is the safety of the competing rider. Next week we have 2 Green Edge riders competing. Image telling you mates that you just T boned a world champ on your morning commute!!!!!!!
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby damonik » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:08 pm

Saw that event on this morning and wondered what it was about.

I just followed the detour signs and had an enjoyable (if not incredibly sticky) ride regardless.

Some people really are twits.
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby wellington_street » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:22 pm

Hardly surprising, it's just another road rule that plenty of cyclists consider to be for everyone but them.
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby Karati » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:10 pm

Not sure if this is done already but I think most cyclists would respond better if as well as the road closed/detour signage there was a ATTA branded notice with "time trial in progress" or something along those lines as well.

Many people will just try and nip through unless there is constant activity around the barrier without a reasonable explanation of why the road is closed and detoured.
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby Troy C » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:56 pm

Yes, Along with the road closed sign was a sign saying caution Cycle Race, A sign saying event ahead and an orange sign picturing a bicycle race. It could not be more obvious and as I said to make maters worse, a cyclist went straight through while the "activity" was clearly on, riders almost collided.
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:14 pm

I was wondering the same about the nature and signage of the closure. Question answered thanks. So it is hard not to go with the OP.
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby Karati » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Yikes.

That's poor taste considering most people riding through Kings park to work will be "cyclists" rather than bike riders I'd imagine.

Sounds like some danger tape right across the road would be the go to protect the TT riders.

I've had people pull out in front of me on the PSP and that's bad enough let alone concentrating on going full bore and not expecting it.
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby eldavo » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:14 pm

On a positive note I've wanted to see this event in action and next week seems like the last possible end of commute into CBD chance to do it.
Any tips on vantage points start/finish line for the laps and sensible way obeying detours to access it by bike/trike?
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby Troy C » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:43 pm

A video, I took this morning with Cameron Meyer and Luke Durbridge
http://youtu.be/mrNknooS5EE
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby roller » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:26 pm

so how many laps is the course?
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby Marty Moose » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:40 pm

5 last time I rode. Its a very tough course. I'll find out again in Jan :)

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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby fixed » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:52 pm

I've marshalled and worked the rego desk more than I've ridden this course for a very good reason.
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby ikm » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:47 pm

Marty Moose wrote:5 last time I rode. Its a very tough course. I'll find out again in Jan :)

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I'll have to let your tyres down a bit so I have a chance. :P


Thanks for the vid Troy, far out those guys accelerate quickly.
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby Marty Moose » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:34 pm

ikm wrote:
Marty Moose wrote:5 last time I rode. Its a very tough course. I'll find out again in Jan :)

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I'll have to let your tyres down a bit so I have a chance. :P


Thanks for the vid Troy, far out those guys accelerate quickly.

Ha its the others you have to worry about not me :) Its very good training at the end off the day.

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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby wexford » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:09 am

Is there a map showing the course? I'd like to have a go and see if it's worth joining in some time (if anyone is free to enter!).

I'm probably horribly slow compared to these guys but after bagging a bunch of KOMs/CRs on Strava recently I'm curious to see how well I'd do compared to REAL riders in a race condition :D
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Re: Kings Park Early Morning Riders

Postby Marty Moose » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:35 pm

wexford wrote:Is there a map showing the course? I'd like to have a go and see if it's worth joining in some time (if anyone is free to enter!).

I'm probably horribly slow compared to these guys but after bagging a bunch of KOMs/CRs on Strava recently I'm curious to see how well I'd do compared to REAL riders in a race condition :D

Go to the atta website and enter anyone can. But do it asap as they will fill.

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