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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:50 pm
by kom123
I concur! Couldn't seem to get the hands warm this morning on the ride to Parramatta :shock:

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:45 pm
by JV911
I've got these http://www.cyclingexpress.com/cycle/cyc ... glove.aspx

only cheapies but work a treat!

It's my ears that suffer but I can't wear a beanie or headband without getting too hot. Catch 22 so just have to HTFU

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:00 am
by JV911
not bad after all :D

a bit draughty but otherwise fine

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:08 am
by Addictr3
rode last night was crazy with the wind and rode again this morning, its hectic out there, keep safe if you rode in too. Will be interesting tonight.

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:56 am
by JV911
70km/h+ winds out there now, gusting to 105!

apparent temp of 1

:shock:

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:28 pm
by JohnJoyner
Addictr3 wrote:rode last night was crazy with the wind and rode again this morning, its hectic out there, keep safe if you rode in too. Will be interesting tonight.

Damn south westerly... 22km into the head wind last night... hard work. No riding today due to predicted 50km/h winds.

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:00 pm
by NhiTrac
Man that wind out there right now is something fierce!

Just as well my bike is out of action...

But then again I could HTFU and go out there without my left brifter :twisted:

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:50 pm
by JV911
this bloke has the right idea

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:06 pm
by Johndec
Starting to rain the BOM website reports wind gust of 102 km/h at Sydney Airport. The only excercise I'm getting today is bending the elbow up the pub... Image

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:06 pm
by TimW
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:shock: :shock:

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:11 pm
by g-boaf
I was out along the Canal cycleway this afternoon/early evening and it's littered with tree branches, foliage down (especially in that cutting with the trees left and right of it) and basically there is pretty bad wind gusts. I'm back with no problems - but it's pretty nasty. :shock: :shock: :shock:

I know - I'm mad. :D

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:02 pm
by Sydguy
Commute home was windy, over Anzac Bridge and out to SOP.

No Strava segments taken tonight! lol

JM

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:30 pm
by sogood
Sydguy wrote:Commute home was windy, over Anzac Bridge and out to SOP...

Just "windy"? What an understatement! :mrgreen:

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:04 am
by AndrewBurns
Considering going for a quick ~6.5km ride to get some coffee beans this morning, wind could be exciting but big sticks and fallen branches all over the shop could be dangerous...

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:20 am
by AndrewBurns
Just came back from my ride to Concord to get some coffee, glad I went because it was an interesting ride. Got a little lost at one point but found my way to a bus stop with a map of the area on it and had no problems from there on. All up 13km in 33 minutes, the best thing is that I drove to and from the same place at about the same time two weeks ago and it took me 1.5 hours by car, now that I know the route I'm certainly not doing that again.

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:57 pm
by g-boaf
AndrewBurns wrote:Considering going for a quick ~6.5km ride to get some coffee beans this morning, wind could be exciting but big sticks and fallen branches all over the shop could be dangerous...


Yep, I didn't go anywhere today either - too windy and too much debris all over the place. My ride yesterday afternoon spent more time dodging fallen branches than anything else. It was still fun - but I won't do that again for a while. I hear it'll settle down tomorrow.

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:20 am
by humanbeing
A bit calmer this morning. A couple of spits of rain near Dover Heights.
Good ride, hope you have one too.
Peter

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:38 am
by goneriding
AndrewBurns wrote:Just came back from my ride to Concord to get some coffee, glad I went because it was an interesting ride. Got a little lost at one point but found my way to a bus stop with a map of the area on it and had no problems from there on. All up 13km in 33 minutes, the best thing is that I drove to and from the same place at about the same time two weeks ago and it took me 1.5 hours by car, now that I know the route I'm certainly not doing that again.


Saturday + Inner West = car park. I had to take my son to tennis about 10 minutes up the road. Took 30 minutes. If you don't have to, don't drive! BTW, if you are looking for good coffe beans around Concord, try Di Stefano's on Parramatta Rd at North Strathfield. They are a specialist coffee joint. There is another one next to the car wash on the corner of Parramatta Rd and George St that is supposed to be quite good as well.

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:22 am
by JV911
nice morning 8)

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:57 pm
by rdp_au
Avoided Friday thankfully, but did get out on Saturday afternoon. Still windy, but the main issue was the debris strewn all over the road. Made for a very cautious run down into Bobbin Head.. Certainly no Strava PBs to be claimed, but nice to be out none the less.

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:38 pm
by goneriding
JV911 wrote:nice morning 8)


+1. Not overly cool, no wind, and I woke up early! Snuck in a few extra km's before breakfast.

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:39 am
by humanbeing
Brilliant morning.
It felt just a little bit more dangerous on the roads this morning. :shock:
Maybe it was just me and not the cars :P
Have a safe ride,
Peter

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:48 am
by AndrewBurns
humanbeing wrote:Brilliant morning.
It felt just a little bit more dangerous on the roads this morning. :shock:
Maybe it was just me and not the cars :P
Have a safe ride,
Peter


It was a lovely morning but I think you were right about the roads, I had two near-incidents this morning which is unusual for me, I thought it might be the full moon but the moon is almost completely dark right now...

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:38 am
by goneriding
humanbeing wrote:Brilliant morning.
It felt just a little bit more dangerous on the roads this morning. :shock:
Maybe it was just me and not the cars :P
Have a safe ride,
Peter


+1. Over the last week or so the cagers seem to have become a little more aggressive. Either they're not paying attention, or the Sun is causing problems, or they just got their latest electricity bill. I've been regularly cut off by turning cars, had pushy cars trying to merge me onto their bumper/door, and just some general stupdity. On the flip side, I've also had some very courteous behaviour where cars have been patient until I've had the chance to get out of their way.

Spider senses of full ladies and gents!

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:26 am
by humanbeing
goneriding wrote:
humanbeing wrote:Brilliant morning.
It felt just a little bit more dangerous on the roads this morning. :shock:
Maybe it was just me and not the cars :P
Have a safe ride,
Peter


+1. Over the last week or so the cagers seem to have become a little more aggressive. Either they're not paying attention, or the Sun is causing problems, or they just got their latest electricity bill. I've been regularly cut off by turning cars, had pushy cars trying to merge me onto their bumper/door, and just some general stupdity. On the flip side, I've also had some very courteous behaviour where cars have been patient until I've had the chance to get out of their way.

Spider senses of full ladies and gents!


++1 I had to take radical evasive action in the roundabout at Kingsford as a white van that I was sure must have seen me continued on his merry way into the roundabout .
Rule #1 - never assume you've been seen or given the right of way.
Cheers,
Peter