Sydney weather this morning!!!

Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby find_bruce » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:07 am

Did anyone brave the pouring rain this morning? I am a big wuss & decided that I enjoyed being warm & dry at home. Yep, I am as hard as a junket sandwich
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Hergest » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:23 am

find_bruce wrote:Did anyone brave the pouring rain this morning? I am a big wuss & decided that I enjoyed being warm & dry at home. Yep, I am as hard as a junket sandwich


+1. It's a day to stay in and clean the chain.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Boognoss » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:45 am

I planned to ride to work today. Drove instead. Miserable weather and I didn't need the extra riding time.


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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby ni78ck » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:23 am

:( :( :(
i was ready to smash some hills...........
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Apple » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:22 am

very ugly sky today :shock:
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby AndrewBurns » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:34 am

Miserable morning, my trend of not riding in preference to getting fatter continues.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Apple » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:39 am

AndrewBurns wrote:Miserable morning, my trend of not riding in preference to getting fatter continues.

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby queequeg » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:54 am

AndrewBurns wrote:Miserable morning, my trend of not riding in preference to getting fatter continues.


If I was commuting to work, I would be riding. I have ridden in far worse. However, I would never take my road bike out in this on purpose.

if you want to see the tunnel under the M2 in flood, today is your chance :-)
BTW I checked out the other end of Cheltenham Rd for access to Kent St via the M2 overpass, and found it is perfect. There is one small set of steps with a small ramp you can use to one side. It gives direct access to the M2 overpass, so you are covered in wet weather :-)
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby humanbeing » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:18 am

AndrewBurns wrote:Miserable morning, my trend of not riding in preference to getting fatter continues.


Was ready and raring to go this morning, opened the door, looked, went back inside and took off my gear and went back to bed :cry:
Hopefully tomorrow,
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Xplora » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:36 am

Alarm went off at 515am, wandered out the front door, wet porch. Back door, could see the drops charging down, I bought a trainer to make sure I could still ride for a reason lol
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby TimW » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:01 pm

Xplora wrote:Alarm went off at 515am, wandered out the front door, wet porch. Back door, could see the drops charging down, I bought a trainer to make sure I could still ride for a reason lol

Would love to see a pic of you on the trainer with a video of Reg Varny's "On the buses" playing, chasing a bus on a trainer :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Hergest » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:23 pm

Tomorrow looks good now that the rain has gone. We'll all be doing 100km + rides to make up for today then? :D
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby AndrewBurns » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:22 pm

queequeg wrote:If I was commuting to work, I would be riding. I have ridden in far worse. However, I would never take my road bike out in this on purpose.

if you want to see the tunnel under the M2 in flood, today is your chance :-)
BTW I checked out the other end of Cheltenham Rd for access to Kent St via the M2 overpass, and found it is perfect. There is one small set of steps with a small ramp you can use to one side. It gives direct access to the M2 overpass, so you are covered in wet weather :-)


Cool, yeah I took a short ride to Epping shops to buy a few groceries this afternoon and I went that way, seems good. That ramp from Cheltenham down to Castle Howard was quite slippery when wet and in my SPD shoes though (the cleats stick out a tiny bit from the bottom which ruins their traction).

It's supposed to be a bit wet tomorrow morning easing in the afternoon too :S Not sure if I should attempt to get up early for a group ride or just sleep in and go for a ride by myself later...
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby riles » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:09 am

perfect morning! that is all :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Ozkaban » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:29 am

riles wrote:perfect morning! that is all :mrgreen:

Agreed. The best morning of the year.

Pedalling up Galston Gorge with the sun coming through the trees and mist was just magic. Nippy, but beautiful.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Hergest » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:43 am

Another one in agreement here, a stunning morning, one that is hard to beat. I went out to the M7, did the whole length and return to home, not even any flooding at Prestons which was good considering yesterday's weather, just a big puddle on the one side of the path.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby AndrewBurns » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:44 am

Glad I woke up early, weather was just brilliant. Went for a ride to Bobbin head, started out with winter gloves, arm warmers etc and came home in summer mode it was that warm.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby humanbeing » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Beautiful morning :D
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby tubby74 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:03 pm

Perfect conditions today and not many people out surprisingly. Nice contrast to Friday riding on snow in thredbo.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby g-boaf » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:42 am

Raining this morning, but clear now. Should be a great afternoon. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Hergest » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:15 pm

g-boaf wrote:Raining this morning, but clear now. Should be a great afternoon. Fingers crossed.


Yep. It is.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby isabella24 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:15 am

Brrr! Winter has arrived! 8 degrees on my commute this morning. Was very thankful I put a base layer on under my jersey. Good ride though.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby thomashouseman » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:20 am

isabella24 wrote:Brrr! Winter has arrived! 8 degrees on my commute this morning. Was very thankful I put a base layer on under my jersey. Good ride though.

Yes it was nice but chilly. 7.4° when I left home at Toongabbie at 4:55am.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby humanbeing » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:32 am

Beautiful but a bit chilly :D
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby AndrewBurns » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:52 am

Bit cold but a nice ride none the less. Hadly even had a chance to warm up over my 10k trip but I'm looking forward to a warm and sunny ride home.
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