Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby thelivo on Tue 5/Apr/11 12:53pm

Oh - and who is the knob? (i have no reason for asking other than curiosity!)
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby wgtngrl on Tue 5/Apr/11 12:54pm

The guy was an epic plonker. His attempt to ride off the lookout was while the women and young guys were lining up. I saw him checking it out, then next thing he was landing on his head. It looked like he snapped the steerer, and bent various other bits. For the next few minutes until I was set off on my run he jumped up and down on it, threw it all over the show and kept attempting to ride it.

After I crossed the line at the bottom there was a big gap and it was a while before they radio'ed through that it was because he was on the course.

He must have run on to the course between my start and the next start because no one was held up while actually on course as far as I am aware. Had you come across him during a race run he could have caused some serious damage.

He'd been causing trouble on Saturday too, apparently.

thelivo: The bike looked pretty clapped out to begin with, and from memory it had a rear carrier. It did have mismatched tyres (knobbly front and slick rear). That's about all I can remember. There was a guy and a girl filming a lot of it and I saw them later on down at rego - if you can track them down they should have some good footage.
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby thelivo on Tue 5/Apr/11 1:06pm

Ah OK - not who I thought then I think - no worries!

Sounds like it was kind of entertaining then, apart from the risk of injury to competitors part....
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby benw on Tue 5/Apr/11 1:10pm

thelivo wrote:Oh - and who is the knob? (i have no reason for asking other than curiosity!)

It's not so much a who but a what. It's a derogatory name for Mt Alfred aka "Gays Knob" in the local vernacular.

It's actually half owned by Wellington College (which fits if you think about it). Think of it as the 'behind the bike sheds' at Wellington College only up the hill and full of guys who are really old and seedy.

Mike gives tours on request.
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby Piki on Tue 5/Apr/11 1:11pm

Oli wrote:Jesus, it takes all sorts, innit?


Apparently he turns up at R&R Sport talking about riding up Mt Everest. The R&R Sport crew have nicknamed him Jesus man :thumbsup:
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby Mike_the_Hippy on Tue 5/Apr/11 1:24pm

yellow , it looked like a pretty old tenspeed with gussets and stuff .

oh and he was runing alot after i let loose loose with a few words at high volume i dont tend to use.
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby michael on Tue 5/Apr/11 2:48pm

Anyone with photos of #116? :blink:
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby benw on Tue 5/Apr/11 2:52pm

Piki wrote:
Oli wrote:Jesus, it takes all sorts, innit?


Apparently he turns up at R&R Sport talking about riding up Mt Everest.

Meh, Wellington bike stores are full of punters who wander in and talk up their riding achievements. That hardly narrows it down ;)
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby Percy Pig on Wed 6/Apr/11 3:57pm

Anyone got any results for this 'ere event? :)
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby sifter on Wed 6/Apr/11 4:00pm

Percy Pig wrote:Anyone got any results for this 'ere event? :)

czech it =} http://www.spokemagazine.com/2011/04/mt ... wo-halves/
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby Percy Pig on Wed 6/Apr/11 4:02pm

sifter wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:Anyone got any results for this 'ere event? :)

czech it =} http://www.spokemagazine.com/2011/04/mt ... wo-halves/

Cur chur! :thumbsup: :cool:
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby Mike_the_Hippy on Wed 6/Apr/11 4:32pm

Percy Pig wrote:Anyone got any results for this 'ere event? :)


goto the wellington mountain bike club's page on facebook , it has the official results from the timing people
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Re: Mt Vic Super D

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Wed 6/Apr/11 5:10pm

thelivo wrote:Oh - and who is the knob? (i have no reason for asking other than curiosity!)


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