team GB not team sky kit very popular on freeway PSP

team GB not team sky kit very popular on freeway PSP

Postby nickobec » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:13 pm

Did I miss the announcement that Team Sky are in Perth or did a local shop have a special on their kit. Saw two riders on Monday and three today in Team Sky kit on my trip up the PSP to Perth

The first two had identical red CF bikes (not close enough to see if they where Pinnies) and probably the same pair I saw on Monday. The third, on a similar CF bike but blue.

*** realised it was team GB sponsored by Sky TV so editted title to reflect that 25 Jan 2010 ****
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Re: team sky teamkit very popular on freeway PSP

Postby Chaderotti » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:38 pm

I saw a couple of guys on Dogma's in blue kit. Glen Parker Nedlands.
Yep, same guy that grunted at me.
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Re: team sky teamkit very popular on freeway PSP

Postby Dunk » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:54 pm

The GB track team is in town at the moment - I'm assuming they are still sponsored by Sky.
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Re: team sky teamkit very popular on freeway PSP

Postby nickobec » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:17 pm

Dunk wrote:The GB track team is in town at the moment - I'm assuming they are still sponsored by Sky.

That explains it, Team GB colour with SKY plastered over them and they looked like track riders - ie people you do not want to mess with. No scrawny climbers there.
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Postby Baalzamon » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:42 pm

What time have you been seeing them? I'm going to ride to city n back from 5am tomorrow morning, I can't commute :(
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Re: team sky teamkit very popular on freeway PSP

Postby Chaderotti » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:47 pm

nickobec wrote:
Dunk wrote:The GB track team is in town at the moment - I'm assuming they are still sponsored by Sky.

That explains it, Team GB colour with SKY plastered over them and they looked like track riders - ie people you do not want to mess with. No scrawny climbers there.


Always preferred track cats than scrawny climbers :P
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Re: team sky teamkit very popular on freeway PSP

Postby oldchris » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:34 am

I know Nicole Cooke is staying in perth over summer
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Postby moosterbounce » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:31 pm

I haven't seen these guys but while driving home from Bunbury on Tuesday I did see a good looking bloke with a BNA jersey on :D

Shame he was on that damn 'bent though :wink:
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Re: team GB teamkit

Postby nickobec » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:45 pm

It is team GB kit not team sky kit my bad

Did not see any this morning but did sit behind 4 young fit guys doing a recovery ride on some very expensive kit this morning

On the way home did see one team GB kit heading into town, looked like a lot of riding into the doctor and was heading back.
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Re: team GB not team sky kit very popular on freeway PSP

Postby Timbuctoo » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:19 pm

I rode past a group of Team GB guys this morning, they were passing over the Narrows bridge at 8:00am. Probably 6 or 7 of them in fresh gear out enjoying the perfect weather. Yeah definately not tour riders would be correct.

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Postby Timbuctoo » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:22 pm

Just noticed that the last post was almost 2 years ago, well they're back. Not sure what they'd be training for. I was on a Pina and wearing Team Sky apparal at the time so that was a confusing moment. Nice gear that Sky stuff..
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Postby Phil » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:01 pm

Yep. They are here.

A few pics on the Star Physio WA Facebook page.

Caption from one photo.

Check out Star Physios Todd Lonie and Tara West with British cycling golden couple, triple Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny and Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott


Guessing you probably don't want to take these guys on ;-)
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Postby wizzfizz » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:19 pm

I see Dani King and Laura Trott have also made their mark at the SPR crits at Tech Park. I waved to them on my Tuesday morning commute as they flew past and I was heading into the city.

Also the Meyer brothers plus Luke Durbridge from GreenEdge are around, knocking out crits and TTs.
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Postby Timbuctoo » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:33 pm

Yeah I followed Cameron Meyor and someone else from the Narrows to Russell Road early this year just after the TDU. No I don't think I'll be taking those guys on but to ride with them and gauge yourself would be interesting, one guy past me doing about 55km/h this morning along the Freeway Bike Track. I managed to stay with him but it felt ultra dangerous with all manner of things coming in the other direction. I swear this commuting thing is becoming quite serious but thankfully I haven't seen to many crashes. What Crits are they doing? I wouldn't mind to go watch..

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Postby Troy C » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:47 am

The whole GB track team is here including Sir Chris Hoy, the are training at the speed dome 4 days a week and obviously out and about on the road and paths. Cameron, Travis and Luke are here for xmas with family and getting ready for the National Road Champs and TDU. The 3 have been racing Crits and TT. with (as expected) good results.
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Postby MilkRacer » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:27 pm

Pretty sure I was passed by Sir Chris and a female rider (track physique) going south, PSP from the narrows. Stayed with them into the 20 knot headwind until my 50/16 SS gear spun out! Some power there. :lol:
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Postby ovie68 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:56 pm

I warned my husband as he does have a tendency to chase anyone that passes him. Turns out he had already chased them along the freeway PSP doing 45km/h and they were just cruising!
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Postby wagr1213 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:07 pm

Troy C wrote:The whole GB track team is here including Sir Chris Hoy, the are training at the speed dome 4 days a week and obviously out and about on the road and paths. Cameron, Travis and Luke are here for xmas with family and getting ready for the National Road Champs and TDU. The 3 have been racing Crits and TT. with (as expected) good results.

Yep saw 4 of these guys yesterday on the Midland PSP at East Perth heading towards the city about 4.30.
OMGosh they looked impressive in that kit. Very distracting driving past :o
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Postby Red Rider » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:07 pm

wagr1213 wrote:
Troy C wrote:The whole GB track team is here including Sir Chris Hoy, the are training at the speed dome 4 days a week and obviously out and about on the road and paths. Cameron, Travis and Luke are here for xmas with family and getting ready for the National Road Champs and TDU. The 3 have been racing Crits and TT. with (as expected) good results.

Yep saw 4 of these guys yesterday on the Midland PSP at East Perth heading towards the city about 4.30.
OMGosh they looked impressive in that kit. Very distracting driving past :o

Ah yeah, that must have been them I passed at Mt Lawley station. I was too busy puffing my way up the 'hill' there to pay much notice. They did seem very relaxed.
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Re: team GB not team sky kit very popular on freeway PSP

Postby dougalh » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:14 am

I spotted team GB too! :P
Yes chances are guys they're riding bikes, so are you people do see people!
They're here training because, don't quote me on this one, the head coach at WAIS used to coach team GB mark cavendish ect so they've got an agreement that athletes can go and train. They're everywhere with their pinarellos, I saw them in Midland while heading to the track then later at the track session monday night and multiple times around the place. They sure stand out.
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