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Crew Challenge 164 - I Want To Ride My Bicycle

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Crew Challenge 164 - I Want To Ride My Bicycle


A solo bicycle race challenge on

Tour de XDBX: The Hills

  • Best time for a 2 lap race (not fastest lap)
  • Any time of day, any weather, non-contact if you race with others
  • Please do not make your bike start moving before the race begins
  • Choose any of the cycles available - the only difference should be what colour they are

Starts now 
Ends 10th Sept 19:00 BST (18:00 UTC)
All times to be posted by 19:00 BST on 12th Sept please.

 

 

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I’m in like a whore at a whore convention. 

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 I like to ride my bicycle, I’m in. :) 

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6 hours ago, no_snacks said:

In too.  I'll kick things off with a 1:51.114

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Well I give up! 

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10 minutes ago, omarcomin71 said:

Well I give up! 

Lmao.  Why?  What time did you get? :lol:

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I'll run some laps.

What's the secret to riding a bike in this game? Just rapidly smashing the x button doesnt do it because some of you are insanely fast in playlists.

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2 hours ago, no_snacks said:

Lmao.  Why?  What time did you get? :lol:

I’m getting around 58 seconds a lap. Not sure I can tap the button any faster. :D 

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1 hour ago, SINISTER120 said:

I'll run some laps.

What's the secret to riding a bike in this game? Just rapidly smashing the x button doesnt do it because some of you are insanely fast in playlists.

 

2 minutes ago, omarcomin71 said:

I’m getting around 58 seconds a lap. Not sure I can tap the button any faster. :D 

That's weird, @omarcomin71.  I didn't think my 1:51 was a particularly quick time.  It was just my 1st timed run after doing 5 or 6 practice laps to learn the track.  

You need to hold either R1 or X button to lean forward while pedalling.  It's the equivalent of doing a wheelie on a motorbike.  Makes a big difference to your top speed, but also makes it harder to turn, so you'll need to briefly let go of that button for the tight corners.  It's fairly common knowledge but I guess a lot of people forget about it because we don't use the Race Cycles very often.

The other trick is to keep momentum everywhere.  Never stop pedalling and definitely no braking.  Just keep nice straight lines between turns and cut whatever corners you can. 

If it helps, here's a video. (and a new time, sorry) :D

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Common knowledge to those that ride bikes, lol. Outside of a few playlists, I spend zero time on one.

Thanks though,  just got less than a minute laps. 

My thumbs do not like this at all :)

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37 minutes ago, SINISTER120 said:

Common knowledge to those that ride bikes, lol. Outside of a few playlists, I spend zero time on one.

Thanks though,  just got less than a minute laps. 

My thumbs do not like this at all :)

You don't need press X that fast, there is a limit it reaches where it won't go any faster. I think if you do about 3 a second that should be max speed. The other thing is actually leaning forward (with the left stick) in turns makes them sharper, but also easier to lose control.

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I'll have a go.

Used to be pretty quick on bicycles.

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4 and bit days to go. What sort of times are we getting?

@no_snacks 1:49.3

me 1:53.951

@omarcomin71 ~1:56?

 

@JustHatched @Con @SINISTER120 @kernalhogan @DavidCore89

@Potato @Lann also having a go I think?

 

Anyone else?

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Yeah that is nearly exactly my time @djw180  1:56 flat is what I think it is. 

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I couldn’t improve.  At least three times are better. 1:56.003 I think. 

Thanks @djw180

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I've done nothing so far, will do a few runs before the time expires.

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1:51.632 after 5 runs.

That'll do me.

Snacks been taking tips from Lance Armstrong, test him for PED's :P

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That's it then. Stop peddling. Please post your final times ASAP. So far we have

  1. @no_snacks 1:49.279
  2. @Potato 1:50.510
  3. @djw180 1:51.381
  4. @DavidCore89 1:51.632
  5. @omarcomin71 1:56.003
  6. @Con ~1:57 - 1:58
  7. @SINISTER120 2:00.000
  8.  @kernalhogan ?
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Stop the snackinance! My 1st place in the crew challenge hof won't last much longer.?

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I have to get home to retrieve my time. Sorry. 

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Sorry. I can’t find my saved video I think it glitched and didn’t save. Only thing I can vaguely  remember is :59 and :58 were my best consecutive laps. But sadly I now have no proof.

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Nothing from me, got sidetracked

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Any more times to post / update - @kernalhogan ?

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