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Re: Frockfest

Posted: Apr 30 2013 11:49pm
by Hyena
Nice investigations tesla.
full-throttle wrote:Not sure about everyone, but I'm not a big fan of NASCAR style. How bout routing the course through the flat as well?
Yeah nascar = boring and the same would apply to ebike racing around a loop. Not to mention that place would end up a bloody thunderdome of carnage with that bank on it :lol: But yeah, incorporating some of it with a mapped out course in the centre could be 4TW. You'd need it to stop raining for long enough that the bottom wasn't filled with atleast some water / mud - and good luck with that happening in Melbourne over winter :lol:

There's next to no skill required and basically the guy with the highest voltage, faster wind motor is going to win.
Plus high speed = increased danger IMO. There's a proper cycle track near me that is a prime smooth surface to race on (it's where all the lycras race and play) but again it's largely a big loop so you're just doing sustained high speeds with the odd bit of slowing down for a corner. I use it as a testing / proving ground of sorts, I've had my bike up to 95km/hr on it but it's not really the sort of track I'd find interesting to race on. Unless it's stirring up lyrcas :P :twisted: (I think this was posted earlier in this thread )

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 01 2013 3:49am
by Brute
You summed it up Jay . The banks are too steep . A lot steeper than it looks in the pics . Takes serious balls to hold it wide open along the sides with a fear the front will go any second , a recipe for disaster if a race was held around it . The ends are no prob though .

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 01 2013 4:30am
by Samd
Strava track or GTFO.

You know you want to.
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Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 01 2013 8:48am
by Animalector
I am not against nascar style racing. limit the CA's to like 1000w or even 750 or something and let's go... "control" racing.. that would make things interesting especially if we have a bunch of cones on the straights so they are not straights etc.,,

Also FYI there are two other velodromes one at coburg behind the bunnings, and another on the Merri Creek Bike trail.. I have strava plots for them both will post when I get time.. Not now..

The are nice and close for me so it's an option..

And I think there is an abandoned go kart track somewhere along the western ring road service road, in between sydney road and pascoe vale road.. maybe an option if we can get in.. legally (call someone??)

I like the idea of a go kart track. motard style.. wicked.
Andy

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 12:19am
by full-throttle
Animalector wrote:I think there is an abandoned go kart track somewhere along the western ring road service road, in between sydney road and pascoe vale road
Can't find it..
Found a dirt jump track though (cnr Keith cres). And there's another that looks even better (200mm south off Lorraine cres)

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 12:32am
by Hyena
hah, Frockfest dirt jumping.
Sponsored by Sapim, DT Swiss and Honeywell :P

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 2:59am
by TheBeastie
Hyena wrote:Nice investigations tesla.
full-throttle wrote:Not sure about everyone, but I'm not a big fan of NASCAR style. How bout routing the course through the flat as well?
Yeah nascar = boring and the same would apply to ebike racing around a loop. Not to mention that place would end up a bloody thunderdome of carnage with that bank on it :lol:
Yeah thats how I feel too, tight bends it are what make tracks challenging and fun, the more I have thought about it the more I think the Altona track is quite hard to beat.

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 3:07am
by full-throttle
Hyena wrote:hah, Frockfest dirt jumping.
Sponsored by Sapim, DT Swiss and Honeywell :P
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Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 4:29am
by Hyena
Really ? That was too cryptic too ? I thought that'd be fairly obvious
Sapim and DT swiss are some of the biggest spoke manufacturers and the better halls sensors are made by honeywell.
Dirt jumping on a hub motor is likely to result in the breaking of both spokes and halls - hence those companies would sponsor the event as you'd be breaking their "consumables"
I better stick to toilet humor huh ? :P

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 6:00am
by jonescg
Jay, of all people, you come up with the high-brow stuff :? :P

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 12:25pm
by t3sla
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Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 6:33pm
by Samd
Nice pic mang. Which suburb?

Perhaps we should just evolve into cyclocross.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclocross

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 8:52pm
by full-throttle
Coburg

Love the video t3sla ;)

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 02 2013 10:13pm
by Samd
I think that is a cyclocross location.
Ah hell. The weirdest of lycras.
...Seductive isn't it.

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 07 2013 7:06pm
by Samd
I think I found a new frockfest powerplant. Should be good for a few gigawatts:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-holes-star ... 416dcf086f

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 07 2013 8:03pm
by Animalector
looking around, Sydney road at craigeburn there is a go kart track that has on their website a $30 per hour to race your own kart. seems to me that for 30 an hour they may not care what is on the track. Could contact them to check if they wouldn't mind an electric motard event. Maybe. people's thoughts on this?
Andy

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 07 2013 8:04pm
by Animalector
duplicate. . might even be able to get a hold of the transponders so the event is timed. ..
Who knows
Andy

Re: Frockfest

Posted: May 07 2013 10:47pm
by Samd
On a side note I'm thinking a friday yarra night ride and a few beers from Fed Square to the Mountain Goat Brewery in Richmond might be fun in the next few weeks. I'll add an event if there's a show of interest.

Re: Frockfest

Posted: Aug 13 2013 7:22pm
by Melbourne
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Re: Frockfest

Posted: Sep 06 2013 1:37am
by TheBeastie
Thought I would bump this thread to lift the head of Melbourne ebikers as Winkinatcha has started a new Melbourne group ride thread! http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/vi ... b6#p791371

Re: Frockfest

Posted: Aug 07 2016 1:00am
by LockH
Hyena wrote:
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(From March, 2013.)

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(EVen has its own Wiki thingee now:)
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