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Postby mikesbytes » 10 Aug 2009, 21:50

Venue: Tempe Velodrome

Date: TBD

Events;
1. Flying 20mtr
2. 333mtr timetrail
3. Hill climb (bottom of the bank on the corner to the top)

Entry Fee: Buy Mike a beer or say "I owe you a beer Mike"

Monkey Bike: Supplied by Mike

Rules;
- Aero helmets permitted if they have the Australian Standards sticker
- (Masters are exempt)


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My forks are better. They have the winning advantage :)

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Postby mikesbytes » 17 Aug 2009, 21:47

Hey Christian, can you build me some rollers


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Postby mikesbytes » 19 Aug 2009, 23:13

Well the bike was given a shake out tonight. After a bit of practice in the grand stand, it was time to hit the velodrome.


Christian did a cracking 2 minute 25 second lap


Alex went for a different footwear option, but his longer legs let him down, finishing the lap in 2 minute 33 seconds

So the challenge is on, can Christian be toppled ???

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Postby timyone » 20 Aug 2009, 08:33

I'd love a go if I ever end up at training again!

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Postby christian » 20 Aug 2009, 10:47

Correction, 8.193km/h. I can walk faster then that.

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Postby mikesbytes » 20 Aug 2009, 10:59

Slow as

Next time we want to see some quad dominate spinning

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Postby weiyun » 20 Aug 2009, 11:03

With such low gearing, I can't see how quads can dominate spinning in this event.

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No cleats

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Postby othy » 20 Aug 2009, 11:21

Is it against the rules to just run while carrying the bike? Is this allowed in normal bike races?

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damm now everyone knows my secret training techniques.

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Postby karen » 08 Sep 2009, 19:58

For those with long legs, this one could be the go...(handlebars added of course)


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Postby mikesbytes » 16 Sep 2009, 06:56

Christian's 333 time trial time has been well and truly smashed, but it took kid power to trumph. Last Saturday's results;

333 time trail
2:14 Lindsay Jr
2:15.53 Christian
2:31:64 Lindsay Snr
3.03.55 Yilan (aged 9)

Flying 20
9.65 Mikesbytes
10.18 Micklan

Micklan is under investigation, there is question whether the Australian safety sticker was present.

BTW the monkey bike needs new pedals, its got a one piece crank so the threads are smaller. Anyone got some knocking around?




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Postby mikesbytes » 24 Sep 2009, 10:00

Will Christian retake the 333 time trial record?











Monkey bike racing, its all about attitude

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Nov 2009, 21:58

Tomas took the photo's of Noog, can someone get them.




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Monkey Bike Trainer


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I want in on secret monkey bike training!

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Nov 2009, 20:58

If you really want it, I'll go and pick it up

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Postby christian » 19 Nov 2009, 07:38

I intend on smashing my previous record on the next attempt. I think juniors should have there own competition as the rest of us are disadvantaged by having longer legs. And I don't like being beaten by them.

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Postby mikesbytes » 19 Nov 2009, 07:45

The Monkey bike championships is hotting up, with time running out, will Christian take out the crown, on what may well be his last attempt this year

Stay tuned to this thread

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Dec 2009, 11:06

The Monkey Bike hall of fame 2009
333 time trail
- Wed Aug 19 2009
2:25 Christian
2:33 Alex C
- Sat Sep 12 2009
2:14 Lindsay Small
2:15.53 Christian
2:31:64 Lindsay Munks
3.03.55 Yilan Yu
- Sat Nov 11 2009
2:38 Victoria
2:32 John (Noog)

Flying 20
- Sat Sep 12 2009
9.65 Mikesbytes
10.18 Micklan

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Dec 2009, 13:33

G got out on the monkey bike on Wednesday. I've forgotten his times, G can you correct me;

333 time trail
2:39
2:24

Video

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Postby Michael Chidgey » 19 Apr 2010, 16:25

there's been some rumblings of a new womens challenger for the monkey bike title. Watch the records tumble as the monkey bike challenge is turned on its head.

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Postby mikesbytes » 19 Apr 2010, 16:30

Yip

Victoria's woman's record is going to eat dust

At this stage details are classified until the next meeting of Team M3

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Postby PocketRocket77 » 19 Apr 2010, 17:06

Hi everyone!!
I am a new member.
The 2 Michaels- Clement and Chidgey have suggested I enter the Monkey Bike championships and reckon I should enter- I am 143cm =)

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Postby mikesbytes » 13 Jun 2010, 17:55

It seems that someone has built a track specific monkey bike


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:shock:

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Postby Nada Z » 20 Sep 2010, 22:04

Can we have another monkey bike championship? Who's in?

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Postby mikesbytes » 23 Sep 2010, 10:03

Yeh sure, the bikes available. I'll be a little late to the open day, can someone else take the bike?

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Postby christian » 23 Sep 2010, 10:05

Is that a good look for the club?

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Postby mikesbytes » 23 Sep 2010, 10:14

If your concerned it may have negative image then we won't do it. I'm not so sure how having it hang around is a problem and it could be a bit of fun for any kids that turn up, perhaps not on the velodrome itself though

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Postby Karzie » 23 Sep 2010, 10:46

Personally, I can't see how a little light-heartedness like this could be seen in a perjorative context but I guess it's up to the organisers...

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Postby Michael Chidgey » 23 Sep 2010, 14:08

i wouldn't be concerned about a monkey bike if we have a clown riding a penny.

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No one said anything about dressing up as a clown!!! :shock:

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Postby mikesbytes » 23 Sep 2010, 17:55

So I guess they didn't tell you about the juggling sticks either

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Postby Karzie » 23 Sep 2010, 22:16

I think the answer as to who was riding the penny was "Oh, we've got some clown to do it".

:)

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lol its all dependant on a clown suit!

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Apr 2011, 09:49

Christian expressed interest in getting the monkey bike out again, perhaps its time for the 2011 competition, but is reluctant to wear the official monkey bike helmet, so redesign is required. Depending on what materials I can find at the $2 shop, the following come time mind;
- The Elvis Presley helmet
- The Orthodox Jew helmet (lucky the velodrome is in Canterbury council)
- The Oxford St helmet
- The Lumberjack helmet
Of course I'm open to suggestions

And its time to bring out the secret weapon [drum roll].....[/drum roll] Fumi. So we can see Cristian beaten by a girl :)

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Postby christian » 25 Apr 2011, 13:54

I'm going to start training for this one, not that I know what sort of training would help. As this is being held on a velodrome all racers will have to be licensed, dare I say even a race license. I'm just trying to narrow down the field of people who could possibly beat me. Also, juniors don't count, that should be a separate title as they have shorter legs.

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Apr 2011, 18:58

Ah, but its not on the velodrome, its inside the blue line :)

Training - you can borrow the monkey bike and ride it to Waterfall

I'm thinking we can have a 3 stage tour and add up the times;
1. Flying 20
2. 333 time trail
3. Hill climb - inside of velodrome out thru the gate to the grandstand, finishing where Arthur collects the money.

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Postby mikesbytes » 26 Apr 2011, 08:27

Perhaps after a couple of beers

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Postby Lizanne » 27 Apr 2011, 08:16

i'm totally going to kick ass in this!
christian you have no chance

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Postby timyone » 27 Apr 2011, 11:26

just because your short doesnt mean your gonna win :D

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Postby Lizanne » 27 Apr 2011, 11:37

it will give me a good advantage though 8)

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Postby orphic » 27 Apr 2011, 11:43

You need good leg speed...

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Postby timyone » 27 Apr 2011, 12:01

i like the idea of the hill climb championships.

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Postby christian » 27 Apr 2011, 14:11

From memory I've tried to ride it up hill, I don't think I made it up.

Should we develop a handicap system based on leg length?

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Postby Lizanne » 27 Apr 2011, 14:20

no way!
unless i can get a handicap for everything else i do because i have small legs

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Tandems are quicker



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