Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby amt » Wed May 13, 2009 2:11 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Aushiker » Wed May 13, 2009 2:19 pm

G'day

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 :)

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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby optoplex » Wed May 13, 2009 3:42 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby ni78ck » Wed May 13, 2009 4:02 pm

not me! i try to go out in the arvos during the week and on weekends in the mornings. a little later though :shock:
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby brauluver » Wed May 13, 2009 4:15 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby amt » Wed May 13, 2009 4:37 pm

optoplex wrote: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.


The FRA is a local group of riders
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Mallacai » Wed May 13, 2009 4:56 pm

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
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby rustychisel » Wed May 13, 2009 5:01 pm

haven't ridden in 3 weeks. I'm a pussy. :evil:
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Wed May 13, 2009 5:12 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby rustychisel » Wed May 13, 2009 5:52 pm

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] :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Pax » Wed May 13, 2009 8:01 pm

5.45 am commute daily will continue through winter...but then I'm in Qld :D
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Biffidus » Wed May 13, 2009 8:19 pm

7:30-8:30 from Brompton to Elizabeth... I'll need thermals soon!
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby boyracer » Wed May 13, 2009 10:57 pm

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...
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby MichaelB » Thu May 14, 2009 9:22 am

Most rides are at night (6:45pm onwards) and typically 45km in length.

If I do a morning ride, I'm up at 4am :shock: and same type of ride. It's hard not to chnage alarm to 6am and go back to sleep .....
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby MichaelB » Thu May 14, 2009 9:23 am

rustychisel wrote:haven't ridden in 3 weeks. I'm a pussy. :evil:


Indeed you are ... :roll:
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Thu May 14, 2009 9:39 am

rustychisel wrote: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] :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Yeah, more than likely heading home... I'm on the Europa today, bit more straight forwrad, it's got drops and everything!
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby brettjames » Thu May 14, 2009 4:04 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby bongo » Thu May 14, 2009 5:20 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby im_no_pro » Thu May 14, 2009 5:34 pm

Aushiker wrote: Can't get Froggie wet :)

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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby justD » Thu May 14, 2009 7:25 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby scott71 » Thu May 14, 2009 9:14 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby amt » Fri May 15, 2009 11:14 am

Got my winter gear yesterday, It certainly makes a difference, the morning rides will be much more enjoyable now.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Fri May 15, 2009 12:06 pm

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.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby ruscook » Fri May 15, 2009 2:00 pm

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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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby casual_cyclist » Fri May 15, 2009 5:49 pm

Aushiker wrote:G'day

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 :)

Andrew

Froggie is an ironic name for a bike that can't get wet :D
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