Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

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

Postby Aushiker » Fri May 15, 2009 6:02 pm

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


Cavebear2 is trying to convince me I can get him wet. BTW Froggie is French, hence the name :)

Plus any one of the fanatical steel is real folks will tell you carbon melts in rain so he shouldn't get wet :)

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

Postby casual_cyclist » Fri May 15, 2009 6:36 pm

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


Cavebear2 is trying to convince me I can get him wet. BTW Froggie is French, hence the name :)

Plus any one of the fanatical steel is real folks will tell you carbon melts in rain so he shouldn't get wet :)

Andrew

I figured Froggie referred to French as opposed to those lovable amphibians :D It's just that you would think that anything with Frog in the name should be able wet. I guess in Perth though, because it has been so dry, it's not the rain you need to worry about, it's all the muck from a wet road that would be flicked all over your nice bike. You can't get Froggie dirty!
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Fantapants » Mon May 18, 2009 6:12 pm

AMT

I ride with a group of triathletes that meet at Royal Adelaide Hospital every Tuesday leaving the RAH at 5:35 up Magill rd, then Norton Summit regroup at the top then across to Montacute then back down coffee at some place on Hutt st.

We get back into the city at 7:15am if that fits come along
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby amt » Mon May 18, 2009 9:42 pm

Fantapants wrote:AMT

I ride with a group of triathletes that meet at Royal Adelaide Hospital every Tuesday leaving the RAH at 5:35 up Magill rd, then Norton Summit regroup at the top then across to Montacute then back down coffee at some place on Hutt st.

We get back into the city at 7:15am if that fits come along


That's the kind of ride I do on the weekend. It would push my time limits during the week before work. Thanks for the offer anyway. At the moment to allow for a quick coffee before work I start at West Tce BP corner 6am head down Henley Beach Rd turn left at West Beach head to Glenelg onto Anzac Hwy then onto Cross Rd to stop in King William Rd for a quick coffee.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby MichaelB » Tue May 19, 2009 9:09 am

amt wrote:
That's the kind of ride I do on the weekend. It would push my time limits during the week before work. Thanks for the offer anyway. At the moment to allow for a quick coffee before work I start at West Tce BP corner 6am head down Henley Beach Rd turn left at West Beach head to Glenelg onto Anzac Hwy then onto Cross Rd to stop in King William Rd for a quick coffee.


Pretty much my nightly ride, except I start with a bit of a Loop taking in East Ave, Duthy St, down Greenhill to Grange (via Railway Tce) Rd, along the Pat to Glenelg, Anzac and then left at Marion Rd, right onto Richmond and then back home near the showgrounds.

Typically a 45 - 47km route depending final finishing cct.

Typically 1:25 - 1:35 riding time. Hate all of the traffic lights though.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:59 pm

We (Perth) have just had some great squalls, lotsa river washing over the foreshore and the like. Damned hard work riding in it with a pancho on.

It's on it's way over to you, though greatly diminished if the bureau of met is right in their predictions. Enjoy.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby fitnhealthy » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:22 pm

I've only started riding to work again this month (after about 6 months off) and I really have had to rug up, scarf, trackies, jacket and gloves
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby rmgrimes79 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:53 pm

haha yeah im riding through "winter" although here in the tropics so far my "rugging up" has been long pants and a long jersey (also gloves but they are always on anyway) its has reached 8C one morning!!! wow cold huh??? but arvo riding is in lovely 20 - 25C so no rugging up required sorry just have to rub it in :twisted:
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Biffidus » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:53 pm

I'm getting away with knee warmers, shorts, long sleeve t-shirt and a sleeveless, netti, rain-jacket. So far I've been lucky and managed to avoid any heavy rain on my 7:30-8:30am commute.

I thought I'd have needed warmer gear by now!

Edit: now I have a Baked Alaska wool+fleece top from Ground Effect. Between that and the knee warmers I risk being mistaken for a proper cyclist!
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby robbie d » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:14 am

I have been riding except when rain is forecast or it is raining.
leaving at 6:30 windsor gardens to mawson lakes. Leg warmers, arm warmers and skull cap. I found my netti jacket too warm to wear (its only for rain), but finding out the hard way that you need some cold wind protection, I picked up a tioga windstopper vest from SE in the city the other day.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby SLH » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:09 pm

Rode to work today and I couldn't feel my toes when I got there. I've reisited the "booties", but it might be time to get them out.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby 318ute » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:06 pm

I usually commute daily from Upper Sturt in the hills to the city and back daily, but have been off the bike for the last three months due to illness...
Water & wind proof clothing helps as I roll out of the shed around 5.30am most mornings! :shock:

The worst part of the ride is through the Belair National Park! the critters in there have zero road sense and it can be dangerous with only bike lights to guide me through on the darker mornings!

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

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:24 am

I've been doing the regular morning (well 7.45am) ride to work... the bloody roadworks / tram works on Port Road is a hassle though. My bike is constantly conevred in grit and grime from wet roads + sand. Thank god for the fixed drived train. Easy to clean, easy to maintain.

Can't wait til the rain stops though...
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Biffidus » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:12 pm

I copped my first proper soaking this morning. Good gear kept me warm but wet shoes aren't much fun :/
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby rustychisel » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:43 pm

why won't my flying bicycles avatar thingy work?

all I said was the 'f' word
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:13 am

rustychisel wrote:why won't my !!! spammer !!! avatar thingy work?

all I said was the 'f' word


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

Postby robbie d » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:55 am

Biffidus wrote:I copped my first proper soaking this morning. Good gear kept me warm but wet shoes aren't much fun :/


Yeah, not a particularly nice day for riding. It cleared up about 3, but the clouds rolled back in just in time to go home :roll: . Only got wet in the last 3 km thankfully :)
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:40 am

Yeah, I chickened out this morning. Caught the train in with the girl.

I did ride from Thebarton to Cheltenham in the pouring rain on Tuesday night though. And I mean pouring.

Bloody weather reporters though... it'll be fine on Friday, not wait, showers, it'll be fine on Saturday, no wait, more showers.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby robbie d » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:39 pm

I drove today, was a bit colder than yesterday.
You're far braver than I am, rain or dark by themselves, but not together!
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:09 pm

Verbs & Nouns wrote:....
I did ride from Thebarton to Cheltenham in the pouring rain on Tuesday night though. And I mean pouring.
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I too went for a ride Tuesday night, primarily to try out my training wheels that i had built.

First 10km was fine, then got completely soaked going down Duthy/Greenhill & Anzac whilst heading to Glenelg. Ended up doing 45km getting down to Henley Beach.

Was going to go last night, but just after I checked it wasn't raining and started to get chnaged, down it came. That made the decision pretty easy.

Time to cook the T-Bone for tea !!!
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby robbie d » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:30 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Verbs & Nouns wrote:....
I did ride from Thebarton to Cheltenham in the pouring rain on Tuesday night though. And I mean pouring.
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I too went for a ride Tuesday night, primarily to try out my training wheels that i had built.

First 10km was fine, then got completely soaked going down Duthy/Greenhill & Anzac whilst heading to Glenelg. Ended up doing 45km getting down to Henley Beach.

Was going to go last night, but just after I checked it wasn't raining and started to get chnaged, down it came. That made the decision pretty easy.

Time to cook the T-Bone for tea !!!


I thought you could buy training wheels anywhere, even in kmart :D
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby bongo » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:26 pm

Rode up greenhill then across the top to norton summit and down to work tuesday morning,a little wet and foggy up there,and rather chilly, lots of caution on the descent,a few people still getting about.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby robbie d » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:31 am

Newton to coast and back up on saturday morning, cold cold cold and no skullcap to be found. ANZAC highway is a long trek in a headwind.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby steveoc » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:30 am

I think the weather is starting to look stable now.

Last commute was very cold with a 40k headwind - that put me off for another week. Time to HTFU and get regular again methinks. It has been nice having the car back on the road, but driving is more hassle than its worth.
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Re: Who's riding early mornings now and through winter?

Postby rustychisel » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:52 am

robbie d wrote:Newton to coast and back up on saturday morning, cold cold cold and no skullcap to be found. ANZAC highway is a long trek in a headwind.


Morning Robbie, glad to hear you got home okay... coffee and raisin toast can be invaluable. It were cold Saturday morning - very frosty - so we rode hard to keep warm. And I broke a spoke (grr) so had to drag another bike out of the house so we could do our ride. And then, as mentioned, a moderate headwind all the way up Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road.
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