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Cyclists taking over the mountain roads on Saturday

By johnboy 9 August 2012 65

Territory and Municipal Services are warning that the Canberra Cycling Club are racing this weekend:

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of possible traffic disruptions along Uriarra Road and Brindabella Road from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday 11 August 2012 to allow for the Canberra Cycling Club road race.

Warning signs will be erected to alert people of the cycle race.

Reduced speed limits will be in place on the affected road for the duration of the event.

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Holden Caulfield 6:09 pm 12 Aug 12

troutfisher said :

“It’s bad enough when people are asked to share the roads with cyclists or whatever.”

or answer a question

Quite.

Your original post was pretty simple to comprehend. I’m surprised at some of the people who struggled with it.

Even better that it was in an attempt to mount a high horse as well, haha.

Jono 1:58 pm 12 Aug 12

Silentforce said :

I thought that the purpose of the Velodrome at Narrabundah was for cycle racing. Safe, off-road and purpose built. If it is no longer required, perhaps Katy could offer up the site for more apartment complexes. Canberra needs more apartments.

Yep – the same “logic” says that they should get rid of the running track at Stromlo since they’re not using that for the Canberra Times fun run in a month or so, but are closing public roads instead.

jb1964 1:57 pm 12 Aug 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Appears to be a lot of half wits here.

Pretty simple, obey the road rules wether on bike or in a car.

Troutfisher, if I were you, I would have just kept going slower.

+1

patrick_keogh 1:51 pm 12 Aug 12

Silentforce said :

I thought that the purpose of the Velodrome at Narrabundah was for cycle racing. Safe, off-road and purpose built.

Yes we tried that. Unfortunately the downhill MTB races are very short (about five metres from the start to the finish. The cross country MTB races were fine although the riders complained about dizziness because the infield of the velodrome only allowed for a 200 metre circuit and it wasn’t very technical. For the road races we thought that the steep climb would make a selection in the field much as the French Alps do in the Tour de France but although the climb was steep it was only four metres long. There was a bold plan to incorporate a BMX track in the infield too, but after one test ride the idea was abandoned because three riders accidentally jumped right out of the velodrome and were never seen again.

What we did find though was that it was fairly suitable for track racing. Back in its day it attracted a fair amount of racing. A student of cycle racing such as yourself must have noticed that these days all top class velodromes are indoor. The old Canberra concrete track, with all its bumps and cracks is steadily deteriorating and probably one day it will be closed. Then the site can be used for apartments.

Silentforce 9:03 am 12 Aug 12

I thought that the purpose of the Velodrome at Narrabundah was for cycle racing. Safe, off-road and purpose built. If it is no longer required, perhaps Katy could offer up the site for more apartment complexes. Canberra needs more apartments.

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