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The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 21:50
by mikesbytes
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
- Anti Doping Policy (Masters are exempt)

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Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 22:21
by NOOG
mikesbytes wrote:3. Hill climb (bottom of the bank on the corner to the top)

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I don't think this would even be possible...(ie. there's a beer in it for the first person to do it going straight up the bank)

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 00:20
by karen
Mike,

I have one the same size. A race perhaps?

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 00:35
by mikesbytes
karen wrote:Mike,

I have one the same size. A race perhaps?


Match racing :D

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 00:40
by karen
So who are the riders?

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 00:43
by mikesbytes
karen wrote:So who are the riders?


Victoria and Christian

Are you entering?

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 00:45
by karen
I have a stuffed knee so cant ride. I will be a spectator.

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 11:20
by lindsay
I'm in... it can't be worst than penny farthings...

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 11:21
by weiyun
Does it qualify for the fixie century?

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 11:26
by karen
Some kids I know borrowed my bike a while back and took it over to training at Dunc for the fun of it. One of them is quite tall and he manages to do wheelies on the bike.

If a race is put on, he would definately give you guys a run.

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 11:33
by mikesbytes
weiyun wrote:Does it qualify for the fixie century?


Its a single speed

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 11:49
by karen
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My forks are better. They have the winning advantage :)

Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 23:11
by mikesbytes
karen wrote:Image

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


A monkey mountain bike

Posted: 17 Aug 2009, 21:47
by mikesbytes
Hey Christian, can you build me some rollers

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Posted: 18 Aug 2009, 14:11
by Michael Chidgey
As one of the taller people in the club I feel obliged to enter but i dibs not going first.

i think Jo has an un-fair advantage if she enters.

Posted: 18 Aug 2009, 14:32
by mikesbytes
Karen, you can be the commissar

This is my prediction

Hill Climb - Lindsay - excellent balance not to big
Flying 20 - Amy - quad dominate bmx rider, small
333 time trail - Christian - if I have to explain that, then you don't know Christian.

Posted: 18 Aug 2009, 14:40
by karen
There is an additional bike which you may want to add to the race Mike.
I picked up an Alenax yesterday. I will post some pics later today. If you google the name you will find some info on it. :)

Karen.

Posted: 18 Aug 2009, 14:56
by G
mikesbytes wrote:Karen, you can be the commissar

This is my prediction

Hill Climb - Lindsay - excellent balance not to big
Flying 20 - Amy - quad dominate bmx rider, small
333 time trail - Christian - if I have to explain that, then you don't know Christian.


Lindsay is actually quite big!

Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 23:13
by mikesbytes
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.

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Christian did a cracking 2 minute 25 second lap

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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 ???

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 08:33
by timyone
I'd love a go if I ever end up at training again!

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 08:43
by christian
That's a break neck 8.8km/h from me, I think I can do a better time with a bit of practice.

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 09:02
by mikesbytes
8.8kph man you were moving

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 10:47
by christian
Correction, 8.193km/h. I can walk faster then that.

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 10:59
by mikesbytes
Slow as

Next time we want to see some quad dominate spinning

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 11:03
by weiyun
With such low gearing, I can't see how quads can dominate spinning in this event.

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 11:08
by mikesbytes
No cleats

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 11:21
by othy
Is it against the rules to just run while carrying the bike? Is this allowed in normal bike races?

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 11:31
by mikesbytes
othy wrote:Is it against the rules to just run while carrying the bike? Is this allowed in normal bike races?


To claim the win you would have to pay the $700 for drug testing

Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 14:39
by weiyun
othy wrote:Is it against the rules to just run while carrying the bike? Is this allowed in normal bike races?

I would say this is perfectly acceptable if you include a bit of grass during the run ie. Cyclo-cross.

Posted: 02 Sep 2009, 22:24
by mikesbytes
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Posted: 03 Sep 2009, 11:52
by Michael Chidgey
damm now everyone knows my secret training techniques.

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 09:15
by mikesbytes
Will anyone beat Christian's 333 TT time?

Find out this Saturday 2pm

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 09:46
by christian
I may need to put in a bit more practice before then.

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 09:50
by mikesbytes
christian wrote:I may need to put in a bit more practice before then.


According to my calculations, it would take 15 hours to complete Cootamundra on the monkey bike.

If you want to take it out for training on Wednesday, your welcome to pick it up. I'm at a training course Wednesday night.

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 19:58
by karen
For those with long legs, this one could be the go...(handlebars added of course)

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Posted: 09 Sep 2009, 10:45
by timyone
what on earth?! man the chain isn't heaps strait

Posted: 09 Sep 2009, 11:50
by Michael Chidgey
thats one of those pump bikes, like rowing with your legs.

Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 06:56
by mikesbytes
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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Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 07:35
by weiyun
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Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 09:10
by mikesbytes
Rumor has it that Christian is sourcing some singles so to shave off 2 seconds required to retake the record

Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 19:08
by Trouty
mikesbytes wrote:Rumor has it that Christian is sourcing some singles so to shave off 2 seconds required to retake the record


I must say, watching Christian spin on that bike was the funniest thing I have seen in ages. We did take a video, but all you can hear is me laughing hysterically. THat will be a clip to save for the next promo video.

Posted: 24 Sep 2009, 10:00
by mikesbytes
Will Christian retake the 333 time trial record?











Monkey bike racing, its all about attitude

Posted: 07 Nov 2009, 20:25
by mikesbytes
333 time trail 7/11/2009

V 3:38
Noog 3:32

Photo's to follow

Posted: 07 Nov 2009, 21:58
by mikesbytes
Tomas took the photo's of Noog, can someone get them.

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Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 20:46
by mikesbytes
Monkey Bike Trainer
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Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 20:49
by orphic
I want in on secret monkey bike training!

Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 20:58
by mikesbytes
If you really want it, I'll go and pick it up

Posted: 19 Nov 2009, 07:38
by christian
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.

Posted: 19 Nov 2009, 07:45
by mikesbytes
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

Posted: 20 Nov 2009, 22:00
by mikesbytes
mikesbytes wrote:If you really want it, I'll go and pick it up


The monkey bike trainer is still there :shock:

Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 11:06
by mikesbytes
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

Posted: 18 Dec 2009, 13:33
by mikesbytes
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MYO8QP-Afs
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gFfZbzZEDs

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Posted: 18 Dec 2009, 13:52
by G
mikesbytes wrote: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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MYO8QP-Afs
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gFfZbzZEDs

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I think it was 2:35 with the ugg boots on, and the second time you said I had cut down 16sec. :P

Posted: 18 Dec 2009, 13:54
by mikesbytes
No, you were about 80metres off the record, which is 2:14

Posted: 18 Dec 2009, 14:37
by G
mikesbytes wrote:No, you were about 80metres off the record, which is 2:14


This doesn't sound right. Because travelling 80m at "333m in 2:30min" speed will take 36 seconds. I can't be 80m off the record and then finish in the next 10 sec at 2:24! You messed my times Mike :x

Posted: 18 Dec 2009, 21:39
by mikesbytes
Must of been the first run where you were 80mtrs behind the record

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Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 16:22
by Michael Chidgey
mikesbytes wrote:Monkey Bike Trainer
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all this photo needs is a Hawaiian shirt and some aviators and its complete.

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 16:25
by Michael Chidgey
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.

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 16:30
by mikesbytes
Yip

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

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

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 17:06
by PocketRocket77
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 =)

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 19:38
by Trouty
PocketRocket77 wrote: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 =)


Finally some one at DHBC that is shorter than me...that isn't a junior. Could that be possible? I'm 153cm, so welcome PocketRocket77!

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 08:45
by mikesbytes

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 13 Jun 2010, 17:55
by mikesbytes
It seems that someone has built a track specific monkey bike

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Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 13 Jun 2010, 22:56
by timyone
:shock:

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 22:04
by Nada Z
Can we have another monkey bike championship? Who's in?

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 21:27
by mikesbytes
Nada Z wrote:Can we have another monkey bike championship? Who's in?


There was chat about having a monkey bike road racing championship. Could use the kiddies track at CP for example.

Nada, if you want to organise an event like that or something else, the bike is available

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 09:55
by Karzie
Nada Z wrote:Can we have another monkey bike championship? Who's in?


What about Saturday at the Open Day?

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 10:03
by mikesbytes
Yeh sure, the bikes available. I'll be a little late to the open day, can someone else take the bike?

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 10:05
by christian
Is that a good look for the club?

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 10:14
by mikesbytes
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

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 10:46
by Karzie
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...

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 14:08
by Michael Chidgey
i wouldn't be concerned about a monkey bike if we have a clown riding a penny.

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 17:41
by T-Bone
No one said anything about dressing up as a clown!!! :shock:

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 17:55
by mikesbytes
So I guess they didn't tell you about the juggling sticks either

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 20:21
by Michael Chidgey
mikesbytes wrote:So I guess they didn't tell you about the juggling sticks either



i thought it was chainsaws?

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 22:16
by Karzie
I think the answer as to who was riding the penny was "Oh, we've got some clown to do it".

:)

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 22:44
by timyone
lol its all dependant on a clown suit!

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 26 Sep 2010, 21:06
by mikesbytes
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Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 25 Apr 2011, 09:49
by mikesbytes
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 :)

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 25 Apr 2011, 13:54
by christian
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.

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 25 Apr 2011, 18:58
by mikesbytes
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.

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 26 Apr 2011, 08:27
by mikesbytes
Perhaps after a couple of beers
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Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 08:16
by Lizanne
i'm totally going to kick ass in this!
christian you have no chance

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 11:26
by timyone
just because your short doesnt mean your gonna win :D

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 11:37
by Lizanne
it will give me a good advantage though 8)

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 11:43
by orphic
You need good leg speed...

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 12:01
by timyone
i like the idea of the hill climb championships.

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 12:29
by mikesbytes
timyone wrote:i like the idea of the hill climb championships.


Assuming the bike can actually be ridden up hill :roll:

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 14:11
by christian
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?

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 14:20
by Lizanne
no way!
unless i can get a handicap for everything else i do because i have small legs

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 14:29
by mikesbytes
christian wrote:Should we develop a handicap system based on leg length?


Reminds me of a 'the goodies' where the devised 'apartheight' so Bill Oddie had to do all the work

Re: The Monkey Bike Championships

Posted: 04 Sep 2011, 22:32
by mikesbytes
Tandems are quicker

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