taka wrote:I have emailed BV regarding the following issues:
1. Bollards and their placements.
2. People starting early and use up the whole shoulder lane, slow and not moving left for riders passing right.
3. Potential solution: Sectioned off part of road (shoulder plus one left lane) on Princess Hwy from Williamstown to Werribee, helping traffic flow of riders at different speeds (25 to 45kmh).
icarus_m wrote:taka. I think the issue is you're treating the event like a race, which it wasn't. If conditions weren't ideal for passing at a given time, you should sit in until there is an opportunity to pass. We'd all have liked to be part of high speed bunches all the way, but given the number of riders involved and varying skill levels, there's no way of doing so safely.
Maybe check out the competition forum?
Knocked over bollards were a problem on the day.
taka wrote:Blocking off a lane from Williamstown to Werribee would be ideal, but Vicroads to date has not agreed to this. we are attempting to work with them to achieve this and overcome their objections.
taka wrote:Anyhow, I was thinking the danger may arise or has in some degree occurred when a bunch of riders merging into a narrow lane because of the bollards... it creates some nervous moment in my mind. I don't want a stack if I don't have too.
May be I am totally wrong... but I was thinking if the slower riders are behind the faster riders at the start line than we just wouldn't see 100 people in pack trying to go through a narrow spot? Peter from BV agrees with me in that point. Break squealing and people yelling stopping!!! and all these... I guess it is unnecessary.
victor wrote:Has it occurred to anyone that one excellent reason for the slow riders to start earlier, not later than, the faster ones, is because they're slower, and therefore under more pressure to finish the ride at a reasonable hour of the afternoon/evening?
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