Sydney weather this morning!!!

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby tez001 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:42 pm

Hope the weather is kinder tomorrow, planning on a ride down to Tempe / Kurnell.

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:56 am

Yuck! That's the only description for the weather this morning. :(

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby biker jk » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:09 am

g-boaf wrote:Yuck! That's the only description for the weather this morning. :(


Yes I looked at the radar at 4.45am and it was no cycling this morning. It's forecast to clear up after midday, however.

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:36 pm

biker jk wrote:
g-boaf wrote:Yuck! That's the only description for the weather this morning. :(


Yes I looked at the radar at 4.45am and it was no cycling this morning. It's forecast to clear up after midday, however.


Forecast yes.. Reality no... Grrr. :( I found that out the hard way. Looked nice and clear, blue skies and even pleasantly warm. By the time I got to Bonnyrigg - it looked really, really dodgy. Heavy looking dark clouds, few drops of rain. So turn around and rush back, see if I can beat the rain. No chance. By the time I got to Horsley Drive it was absolutely bucketing down, really really heavy. :oops: God that was bad. :oops:

Now I'm home and cleaned up - it is bright sunshine again. :roll:
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Greg@home » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:47 pm

That sucks.. boaf

I was just about to go for a squirt...seen the big black cloud... then it poured

still got my gear on waiting for the roads to dry out again
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:49 pm

Greg@home wrote:That sucks.. boaf

I was just about to go for a squirt...seen the big black cloud... then it poured

still got my gear on waiting for the roads to dry out again


No M7 either tomorrow - that marathon is on instead. Not sure where I'll ride tomorrow. I want to at least get 4 hours riding tomorrow. Still, today's 30.6km/h average with traffic lights and slow downs here and there isn't bad. :)

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Hergest » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:17 pm

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biker jk wrote:
g-boaf wrote:Yuck! That's the only description for the weather this morning. :(


Yes I looked at the radar at 4.45am and it was no cycling this morning. It's forecast to clear up after midday, however.


Forecast yes.. Reality no... Grrr. :( I found that out the hard way. Looked nice and clear, blue skies and even pleasantly warm. By the time I got to Bonnyrigg - it looked really, really dodgy. Heavy looking dark clouds, few drops of rain. So turn around and rush back, see if I can beat the rain. No chance. By the time I got to Horsley Drive it was absolutely bucketing down, really really heavy. :oops: God that was bad. :oops:

Now I'm home and cleaned up - it is bright sunshine again. :roll:


Ha! I did nearly the same thing. Went out after lunch when the sky was clear blue nearly all around. Riding around Olympic Park and that big black cloud came in with some horrible cold winds but fortunately only some light rain that soon blew away. Of course it all blew to Bonnyrig. Once i was home sitting out the front with a cuppa at 3-45 there wasn't a single cloud from horizon to horizon that i could see.
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Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby recumbenteer » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:57 pm

Ya bunch o' sooks lol

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Rockford » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:58 pm

g-boaf wrote:
Greg@home wrote:That sucks.. boaf

I was just about to go for a squirt...seen the big black cloud... then it poured

still got my gear on waiting for the roads to dry out again


No M7 either tomorrow - that marathon is on instead. Not sure where I'll ride tomorrow. I want to at least get 4 hours riding tomorrow. Still, today's 30.6km/h average with traffic lights and slow downs here and there isn't bad. :)


Just wait until 2pm and go for a quick ride on the M7. I'll be happy with a quick 50 or go on the M7 itself. (with plenty of tubes)
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Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby isabella24 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:59 pm

recumbenteer wrote:Ya bunch o' sooks lol

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3hrs 'n 50k round Parra 'n SOP... Carbon bikes must dissolve in the rain???
Only good old Steel Steeds out this morning LOL

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Hey Mr Velonaut, you are absolutely right :)

This carbon rider heard the rain and stayed tucked up in bed!!

I'm blaming you, you should have PM'd me and given me an incentive to bring out the steel bike and ride in the rain. Ah well, maybe next week....

BTW, well done :)
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Greg@home » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:06 pm

[quote="recumbenteer"]Ya bunch o' sooks lol

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What are you in there...??

Looks like a go-go mobile.... lol
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby g-boaf » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:49 pm

That's the famous green rocket! :D Absolutely unmistakable. 8)

recumbenteer wrote:Ya bunch o' sooks lol


Says the man with a roof over his head. :lol: I'm well known for riding in the rain. Carbon bikes be damned - they are made for riding and I'm going to use them, even if it is raining.

Anyhow - the weather today was superb. It's so nice to ride without being frozen! :) All thoughts of winter disappeared when I was sitting down at the Armory having coffee in the sun.

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby tez001 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:57 pm

I'll say, I took off at about 7 and it was a little chilly at first but then was fine after half an hour or so. Lots of cyclists out too (a good and bad thing :))

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Rockford » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:32 pm

Wind was horrible on the M7 today travelling south.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby biker jk » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:31 pm

2 deg at the bottom of Galston Gorge this morning,

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby leximack » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:17 pm

Rockford wrote:Wind was horrible on the M7 today travelling south.


and North, East and West. Headwind everywhere :x :x :lol: :lol:

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Hergest » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:57 pm

biker jk wrote:2 deg at the bottom of Galston Gorge this morning,



I was down in Mittagong at 8 this morning, not on a bike but in a warm car. It was 2 degrees there with a savage wind but i saw 2 cyclists out. They had my greatest respect.
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Postby queequeg » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:20 pm

biker jk wrote:2 deg at the bottom of Galston Gorge this morning,


What's the new road surface like through the Gorge?
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby biker jk » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:06 pm

queequeg wrote:
biker jk wrote:2 deg at the bottom of Galston Gorge this morning,


What's the new road surface like through the Gorge?


The section that has been resurfaced is from the bottom of the gorge heading to Galston and then not the whole stretch. It is an improvement since you can consistently keep left to allow cars to pass without worrying about potholes, ridges, etc.

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby rogan » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:21 am

Coldest Sydney morning in 4 years.

1 degree C at McCarrs Creek at sunrise this morning, and that's near the coast. Saw one guy heading in from Terrey Hills in full summer kit. :shock: Dude, I hope you're OK.

Colder inland I hear...
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Xplora » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:31 am

rogan wrote:Coldest Sydney morning in 4 years.

Didn't feel that bad, but I was the best equipped I've ever been. Still couldn't feel my toes though :lol: Kudos for all brave souls who took on the cold today!

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Hergest » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:00 pm

I'm another one who didn't think it was too cold...at first. I think the lack of wind was deceptive with the temperature. I was wrapped up in all my winter clothing and felt fine until i hit my first slight downhill and then at about 40kmh my cheeks and the underside of my chin froze into a lump and didn't thaw out for an hour.

Lovely once i'd thawed out and the sun was up though.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Boognoss » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:58 pm

Hergest wrote:I'm another one who didn't think it was too cold...at first. I think the lack of wind was deceptive with the temperature. I was wrapped up in all my winter clothing and felt fine until i hit my first slight downhill and then at about 40kmh my cheeks and the underside of my chin froze into a lump and didn't thaw out for an hour.

Lovely once i'd thawed out and the sun was up though.


+1

I stupidly went for a "lovely" early Sunday ride to the NW area (Maralya/Bligh Park/etc) and my fingertips froze (despite two layers of gloves). They thawed out at Maccas for brekkie and it was OK after that. Never had a colder ride, nor have my hands been so cold and painful.
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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby Xplora » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:08 pm

Boog, do you have one of those flashy -5 to 10 degrees type jackets? You commute so much I figure you're better equipped than most. I wonder if they help... I haven't ridden much lately and found a supreme dislike of the intense cold lately.

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Re: Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby g-boaf » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:54 am

I know I've got one of these (but maybe 2012 version I think):

http://www.shopslipstreamsports.com/cyc ... onfig.html

Castelli's 2014 version looks like the collar is better designed to keep your neck warm. It's decent enough for most days, but really cold conditions of zero - you need more than that (especially to keep your ears and face warm). In the cold conditions I wear that along with a winter-fleece lined long sleeve jersey and winter long pants as well - and I still freeze. Some days I will just not warm up at all.

Your mileage may vary though.

I didn't mind the weather last night, it wasn't as cold as it has been.

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