I'm riding regularly before work start 5:45am to meet others at 6:00am for approx an hour ride. Its bloody cold but it has to be done. Apart from a group from FRA that I see almost everytime riding the same route in the opposite direction, there a less and less riders in the mornings.
As I commute I ride all through winter.
As to group rides, I might skip them if it is raining or take Sir Lancelot and go on a shorter/slower one. Can't get Froggie wet
Proudly "a bleeding heart with too much spare time on his hands"
who are the FRA group?
I'm not letting the cold weather stop me, although on the weekends we might start a little later than normal.
not me! i try to go out in the arvos during the week and on weekends in the mornings. a little later though
Oppy Le Mauco - Dura Ace (wet weather bike)
Cervelo S5 VWD - dura ace Di2
Happy to commute as long as it's not raining.5.30 start to be at work for 6 o'clock start.
Still see quite a few commuters on the usual routes(Hutt, K william etc) around the city these mornings.
The FRA is a local group of riders
am trying to continue my hour ride in the afternoon.
am getting a trainer so as to still get some time up when it is raining.
all this with a view to be able to commute regularly
Travelling at the speed of slow
haven't ridden in 3 weeks. I'm a pussy.
Been riding most days to work (rain or no rain, thank god for work showers), and we've continuing on weekly Tuesday night fixed as well.
You'll see me on Port Road riding fixed most mornings between 7.30 and 8.00 towards the city.
V & N - I seen ya on Hindley St heading west... [thinks... if I just hook tackle him on the way through I'll have a nice shiny silver fixed gear to add to the collection]
5.45 am commute daily will continue through winter...but then I'm in Qld
7:30-8:30 from Brompton to Elizabeth... I'll need thermals soon!
every day, rain,hail or shine.no car. got the gloves out this week. still shorts and gillet. hill climbing at 6.30 am mon/wed/fri. rather ride in cold than heat. rain just plain sucks though...
Most rides are at night (6:45pm onwards) and typically 45km in length.
If I do a morning ride, I'm up at 4am and same type of ride. It's hard not to chnage alarm to 6am and go back to sleep .....
Indeed you are ...
Yeah, more than likely heading home... I'm on the Europa today, bit more straight forwrad, it's got drops and everything!
trying to keep the hours in the saddle up. Now that I have a trainer (interactive at that) I'm getting use to staying out of the cold, and still enjoying saddle time outsid eon the weekends when the sun is shining.
COLNAGO 2008 CLX - CAMPAG RECORD ROLLING ON ZIPP 404's
commuting when i can,prospect to hope valley,rain or shine,only thing that sucks is getting into damp riding gear in the afternoon,will look to purchase a spare kit in the near future.
Then you should have called it Gizmo instead
Getting paid tomorrow and going to buy some warmer clothes this weekend, then I'll cycle again from next week.
Found the T-shirts a bit cold and can't very well cycle in my one-and-only normal/evening jersey.
Ive been riding to work for about 10 months, and i'd have to say this morning was the worst weather i have had. I leave about 5.30 in the morning, and my feet were soaked. The only time i get to go for a good ride is straight after work, so most of my harder rides are after work. Mind you i was going pretty hard this morning trying to get out of the rain. The worst part is when you first feel the water seeping into your socks, i normally have a spare pair but not this morning. I need some shoe covers at least you can have them under your wet weather pants.
Got my winter gear yesterday, It certainly makes a difference, the morning rides will be much more enjoyable now.
It's all about the woolen jersey, arm warmers, light rain jacket and cap under the helmet. My legs are fine, cut off (hipster) jeans work good enough, but it does make a huge difference when you know you have a shower at your destination.
But wet socks.... ugh.
Commuted to work this morning. Was 5deg C when I left at 630am brrr...
Armwarmers, legwarmers, gloves, overboots, balaclava and an undershirt/singlet thingy. Hands were the only thing that got cold.
Will be an interesting ride home tonight as the wind has really picked up.
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Two wheels good, Four wheels bad
Froggie is an ironic name for a bike that can't get wet
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