Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:24 pm

Nice one Pete,B grade for your first race is keen :D...and 6th place is even better.I think Oakville will give the grimpeurs a bit more chance...the winter course has a couple of good little climbs.
Talking of winter!...it is supposed to be spring here,my second club ride today and I had icicles hanging off my nose before it warmed up this morning...and it only warmed up because a couple of thunderstorms came thru...and I still saw at least 100 cyclists out!.I am not sure if I have had a dry ride since arriving...come on Summer!.
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Postby sandman » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:32 pm

Hey Toolong

Thanks for the feedback, I think Oakville will be more of a challenge. I've not ridden there but the ground is not as flat so it will be a little more fun. 14 laps of the Regatta circuit is kinda boring :-)

Cycling in France is like Football/Soccer to the Aussies, just so popular. Impressive that they pulled 100 cyclists together in that temperature. I rode in Canberra with a few guys last week, we had ice forming on the gloves but nothing like icicles off the nose :-) Even though the weather has been unkind to you, you really sound like you're at home....cant wait to hear more riding stories from you !!!!

Cheers..Pete
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Postby leximack » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:25 am

looks like its wet, wet , wet fot this week.
better get those rain jackets out :lol:

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Postby NotTim » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:07 am

leximack wrote:looks like its wet, wet , wet fot this week.
better get those rain jackets out :lol:

Don


I might be a wimp, but wet I can deal with, cold I can deal with, but cold and wet is the point I stay at home on the couch, I just hope it doesn't last too long
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Postby sandman » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:42 pm

Must admit, if the road is wet when I look outside, I roll over and go back to sleep...
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Postby leximack » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:37 pm

managed to sneak home today in total dry conditions. Lets hope for more of the same tomorrow.
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Postby Boognoss » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:56 pm

Lucky Don. I was actually ready to go for a night ride tonight (and got the Corsa wet too) but decided to turn around after only about 1 km because it started light and got heavy fast..... Maybe tomorrow morning :-).
n = 3 for now

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Postby zozza » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:12 pm

Tonights ride..nice 26k out..then rain 26k back :roll:
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Postby sandman » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:25 am

Its raining in Canberra today so probably no ride. Bugger...looks like Sydney isnt much better off.....
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Postby ozlegacy » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:35 am

Nope its p1ssing down!

1.5 hrs on M7 track this morning and only saw 2 bikes and a guy sitting on a armchair with two wheels! :D

Both of the REAL bikes where female too!!!

Have also just learnt that those torpedo 7 booties do nothing to stop water spraying up under your shoes feet still ended up saturated
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Postby leximack » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:31 am

i did a short 15km commute this morning, very wet conditions. The traffic was shocking so it was a good choice in the end.

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Postby Kev365428 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:51 am

ozlegacy, try a little electrical tape over the vent on the sole of your shoe.

Works for me.

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Postby ozlegacy » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:24 am

Thanks Kev will give it a go, as others have said too those booties are ok but in a big down pour they still seem to let water in from the top
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Postby alchemist » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:01 pm

37km for me this morning (first time comuting in a while) fog & cloud kept things pretty warm and I didn't get rained on.
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Postby Bluerider » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:49 pm

Was going for a 5.30am ride, looked outside thought no way,bed was a better workout :wink:
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Postby Chuck » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:08 pm

This weather (and the promise of more to come) had me looking at the exercise bikes on special at K-Mart today :? .
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Postby Kev365428 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:27 pm

ozlegacy wrote:Thanks Kev will give it a go, as others have said too those booties are ok but in a big down pour they still seem to let water in from the top


Short of wearing waders, I think you'll always get wet feet. It's just a matter of time.

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Postby zozza » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:19 pm

Tonights ride 34ks..WET WET WET, i think i need better wet weather gear :lol:
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:35 pm

Hows this for good luck. I rode to work and back without getting rained on :)
A helmet saved my life
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Postby Chuck » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:12 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Hows this for good luck. I rode to work and back without getting rained on :)


:shock: Yep pretty amazing given todays weather.
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Postby ozlegacy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:10 am

Better today only half the ride in the wet..
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Postby sandman » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:10 am

Bluerider wrote:Was going for a 5.30am ride, looked outside thought no way,bed was a better workout :wink:


Sandman puts fingers in ears and says "lalalalalalalalalalala" :lol: :shock: :lol:
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:01 pm

ozlegacy wrote:Better today only half the ride in the wet..


Yeh, I didn't wimp out either
A helmet saved my life
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Postby Bluerider » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:01 pm

sandman wrote:
Bluerider wrote:Was going for a 5.30am ride, looked outside thought no way,bed was a better workout :wink:


Sandman puts fingers in ears and says "lalalalalalalalalalala" :lol: :shock: :lol:


hehe keep it that way and close your eyes as well :lol:

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Postby Boognoss » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:01 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
ozlegacy wrote:Better today only half the ride in the wet..


Yeh, I didn't wimp out either


I've been a wimp all week :oops:
n = 3 for now

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