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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:59 am
by grt046
elantra wrote:What's going on ?

Almost no rain in Brisbane for almost 24 hrs ?


Raining again ..... normality has returned :(

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:01 am
by CRV
elantra wrote:What's going on ?

Almost no rain in Brisbane for almost 24 hrs ?


See it's going to come down again :( Thats because I want to ride up Glorious and Nebo in the morning :(

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:46 am
by DTdotcom
I might be wrong but I haven't ridden on a completely dry road for 3 weeks before this morning.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:31 pm
by Lukeyboy
Last Saturday was a scorcher. 36 degrees average on my GPS :D

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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:33 pm
by Dan
Dimma wrote:I might be wrong but I haven't ridden on a completely dry road for 3 weeks before this morning.


I hear you brother. I still had slick tyre cx mud action happening, but gutters were dry.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:44 pm
by DTdotcom
Lukeyboy wrote:Last Saturday was a scorcher. 36 degrees average on my GPS :D


Yeah but I was hungover like a MF and missed most of the day. Went for the ride through an electrical storm Sunday option, with flash flooding and landslides.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:16 pm
by Purt
Dimma wrote:I might be wrong but I haven't ridden on a completely dry road for 3 weeks before this morning.


I got rained on :cry:

I actually can't remember the last time I rode on a dry road...

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:12 pm
by Dan
Spat the dummy.

Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk 2 whilst sitting on the bus with umbrella shoes helmet and backpack since it rained as soon as I went to get ready to leave aaaaaaahhhhhhhh I'm so over all this water..... Head explodes.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:41 pm
by Kenzo
Dimma wrote:I might be wrong but I haven't ridden on a completely dry road for 3 weeks before this morning.

I was quite optimistic and after each wet ride I would clean down and relube the bike... Then I gave up. Haven't ridden at all since Sunday even though the muscles felt no soreness or fatigue from that day's "effort".

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:14 am
by darkelf921
I've managed to get three days riding in this week. So I woke up with hope this morning only to see almost torrential rain occurring. My backyard neighbour's driveway is flooded. So I decided against riding. And then the sun came out <sigh>

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:51 am
by Dan
Wazza made me ride in the rain this morning. And into a headwind. Then into a headwind plus rain. Sadist.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:14 am
by jasonc
finished the 15hr strava challenge this morning. I'll leave it at that for you guys to work out how much wet stuff I've ridden in...

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:19 am
by DTdotcom
Nice effort Jason/Dan was too wet for me, I think I've worn my trainer out.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:25 am
by darkelf921
jasonc wrote:finished the 15hr strava challenge this morning. I'll leave it at that for you guys to work out how much wet stuff I've ridden in...


Great effort!

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:41 pm
by marinmomma
elantra wrote:What's going on ?

Almost no rain in Brisbane for almost 24 hrs ?


Spoken too soon :evil:
Back to wet all too soon.... :roll:

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:45 pm
by marinmomma
jasonc wrote:finished the 15hr strava challenge this morning. I'll leave it at that for you guys to work out how much wet stuff I've ridden in...


Congrats Jason...now there an even a bigger gap between us, I got four rides in this week but today's short ride was the worst, got totally drowned, blerk!

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:01 pm
by jasonc
marinmomma wrote:
jasonc wrote:finished the 15hr strava challenge this morning. I'll leave it at that for you guys to work out how much wet stuff I've ridden in...


Congrats Jason...now there an even a bigger gap between us, I got four rides in this week but today's short ride was the worst, got totally drowned, blerk!


thanks

I've been sneaky only riding my flat bar so I only have 1 dirty bike.... but I sooo miss riding the Fuji

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:46 pm
by darkelf921
I finally gave in and decided to go to my LBS to buy some rollers. They've sold out. One of the guys working there is bringing his in for me to pick up tomorrow to try out.

I guess this is one way of getting the sun out, me getting rollers to beat the rain :-)

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:51 pm
by elantra
Got lucky this morning - attended the Chappy Challenge 65km ride in Boonah and the rain held off until almost 9am.

By which time most of the riders were back at the start and conversing over coffee :D

Admittedly we were all a bit damp because as soon as you get off the bike your shoes sink into the mud and wet.

And of course there was a lot of spray off the wet roads.

Hows this for an almost-dry road
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and before the penultimate leg of the event - Ganthorpe Rd, which we were warned would be full of potholes and partially under water. Actually it was not too bad...
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The drive back to Brisbane northside was quite hairy - lots of rain, surface water and the usual numbskull driving

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:42 pm
by Lukeyboy
This is my version of todays dry roads...

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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:59 am
by redrover3
Got lucky this morning - attended the Chappy Challenge 65km ride in Boonah and the rain held off until almost 9am.

Hadn't heard about this ride Elantra but looks good. Might join in with you next year.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:25 pm
by singlespeedscott
Finally fitted the mud guards to my fix gear and went for a ride today. It's been 10 days since I have ridden and I was going stir crazy.

Mud guards were great. No spray in the face, no spray on the feet and no skunk mark up the back. Got home wet but clean, not muddy from the pot holed farm tracks I rode.

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:15 pm
by Crittski
I headed for the clouds
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:30 pm
by InTheWoods
Mice! Where is that?

Re: Qld weather venting posts

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:38 pm
by Dan
InTheWoods wrote:Mice! Where is that?


Rats! In the Woods?