Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Boognoss » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:04 pm

Which Shimano wheels do you ride on Challs?
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Postby challs » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:54 pm

They are 600 level wheels (about 2 years old now) much better than the 500 level wheels. I broke so many spokes on those wheels that I have had the rear wheel replaced twice I think.

This is the third nipple head I have broken in about a month tough. Very frustrating. I should buy some bullet proof hubs 32 or 36 hole hubs and have them laced to mavic open pros and have done with it....
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Postby Boognoss » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:10 pm

That would be frustrating! I'm hoping the 651s that came on my Corsa last a while (only had the bike a couple of months) :-).
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Postby challs » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:24 pm

I really shouldn't complain, these wheels have been pretty good to me, it is only lately that I have had issues... The 600 series wheels seem to be a fair bit more reliable than the 500 series that I have experienced (and others have written about on forums etc) I'm sure your wheels will be tops!! :)
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Postby zozza » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:39 pm

What's with all the cats on the cycleway? :shock: I raced one this evening :lol: Didn't take too long to catch his tail, I nearly fell off my bike laughing
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Postby Boognoss » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:56 pm

M7 cycleway zozza? I've seen a couple of cats on there at various times. Usually only one per ride though and they're not too erratic.
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Postby Chuck » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:59 pm

zozza wrote:What's with all the cats on the cycleway? :shock: I raced one this evening :lol: Didn't take too long to catch his tail, I nearly fell off my bike laughing


.......and rabbits.

I'm sure I saw a fox out there as well.
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Postby zozza » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:42 pm

Yep M7, I saw at least 6 cats and one rabbit tonight, I don't think they're all feral, prob just like to have a wander from nearby homes?
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Postby Boognoss » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:45 pm

challs wrote:I really shouldn't complain, these wheels have been pretty good to me, it is only lately that I have had issues... The 600 series wheels seem to be a fair bit more reliable than the 500 series that I have experienced (and others have written about on forums etc) I'm sure your wheels will be tops!! :)


Sorry, a tad dyslexic tonight. I have 561 wheels, not 651s. I wasn't too far off :-).
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Postby Starfire » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:50 pm

I thought I'd have trouble on the hills today coz I haven't been on the bike for a week but I made it! I think the rest did me good actually. I've been feeling some muscles I've never felt before. Sorta weird really...

Anyhow, how lovely was the weather!
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Postby Boognoss » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:52 pm

Starfire wrote:Anyhow, how lovely was the weather!


Perfect for a run on the M7 cycleway this morning :-D.
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Postby Boognoss » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:20 am

I got my days and bikes mixed up :shock: .

The Blade which has been relegated to wet weather use, yesterday. Beautiful day. No rain.

Today - the Corsa. It looked overcast but OK. Rode the M7 shoulder and it started raining enough to make me turn around by the M4. Now my baby is dirty and it's cleaning time.....
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Postby zozza » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:16 pm

Ditto Boognoss,Today I did less than half the K's I wanted to do, so I went home and cleaned the bike, I was keen to go out this evening but the bike is Soooo clean,and it's raining again anyway :roll:
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Postby challs » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:21 pm

I rode with a local bunch this morning and was caught in the rain on the way into Penrith - it wasn't particularly heavy but I was frozen and soaked by the time I got home to Windsor, half an hour to clean the bike - but it does look good - for the time being.

Still trying to dry my shoes in front of the heater...
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Postby sogood » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:27 pm

challs wrote:Still trying to dry my shoes in front of the heater...

Unless you need to dry it in a hurry, it's probably better to let it dry naturally (slower). Heater can do wonderful things to shoes. :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:03 pm

challs wrote:Still trying to dry my shoes in front of the heater...


I put mine in front a fan left on in the garage over night.
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Postby sandman » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:07 pm

challs wrote:I rode with a local bunch this morning and was caught in the rain on the way into Penrith - it wasn't particularly heavy but I was frozen and soaked by the time I got home to Windsor, half an hour to clean the bike - but it does look good - for the time being.

Still trying to dry my shoes in front of the heater...


Kirt, bugger !!! What bunch do you ride with on Sundays ? Carol and I were going to head to the Regatta this afternoon but the rain came over.. Hopefully it will be dry tomorrow morning, I'm meeting Jeff at Lifecycles at 7:00am, fingers crossed
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Postby Starfire » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:55 pm

I knew I should have ridden. It wasn't raining when I left home for work and it didn't rain when it was time to get home. It just rained in the middle. Sorry... I added to the pollution today.

Looks like the weather for most of June is rain.... :(
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Postby Hawkeye » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:55 pm

challs wrote:Still trying to dry my shoes in front of the heater...

A tip I got from another forumite for when they're really wet is to to stuff them with newspaper. The paper seems to wick the moisture out and help them dry faster.

Seems to work, too - so long as I take out the removable insole first. :oops: :lol:
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:29 pm

Forecast is for another wet week in Sydney
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Postby BadBlood » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:01 pm

i got a good ride in around midday today, needless to say i didnt see another cyclist on the M4 at all
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Postby sandman » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:24 pm

Todd, we were on the M7/Windsor road :-) rocking n rolling :-)
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Postby Bnej » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:35 pm

Went riding in the rain today.

I started on the trainer but after 10 minutes thought this is bloody boring it's not that wet and went out.
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Postby zozza » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:48 pm

Hey Mike, Forecast is that Zoz is going for seven rides this week, Rain, Hail or Shine 8)
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Postby leximack » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:15 pm

yes, looks like more rain for all of this week. I cleaned the bike too after a few wet rides this weekend. Times like this i am glad i have a dedicated commuter bike and dont mind if it gets wet and dirty. The TCR can stay indoors and wait for nice weather.
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