RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

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RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby BoardRider » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:20 am

HI ,just thought BNA members might like to support this. As this is what some of the members do every day.
http://ride2work.com.au/
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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby hosko » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:02 am

Our work is actually promoting this on the Gold Coast.

It is 3 days after the HTM Brisbane to Gold Coast ride.

How far has everyone got to ride to their workplace? Be interesting to see who has some good distances they could cover.

26kms for me, and I do the ride whenever I can at the moment.
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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby BoardRider » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:33 pm

Hi , I ride 25km to work approximately three times a week through the Adelaide hills.
My goal is to do this five days a week.
I have been nagging my wife and colleagues to ride on the 12th Oct .I hope I get some company!
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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby Cardy George » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:38 pm

I'll be riding!

My contribution will be 18km in the morning, and somewhere between 30km and 35km for the trip home thru Grapevine Country :D

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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby verbs and nouns » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:59 pm

I'll do it... But everyday is ride to work day for me.
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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby DaveOZ » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:52 pm

Bump. Don't forget this.

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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:05 am

I never ride to work, my van is parked 10m away in the driveway and today I'm taking a day off work to watch the Masters Games road races, I will however ride tonight just for the sheer hell of it.
A mate of mine had justbposted on FB about seeing lots of bikes on Cross Rd this morning so it looks like lots are riding to work :D
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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby verbs and nouns » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:32 am

The turn out in Vic Square was pretty average.

Or maybe I'm just cynical.
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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby moreegolfer » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:41 am

Moved to Commuting thread.

EDIT: Just realised this is the SA Forum so I hope you excuse my mistake.
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RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby Sir Stinkalot » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:02 am

I didn't make it into Vic Square as I was running late however I did stop to have a chat to a guy in a suit from Unley Council at the Greenhill Rd / Porter Street crossing.

I asked about having a keep clear on the southern side of Greenhill Road (Porter Street intersection) so when the traffic comes to a stop at Unley Road at least it would help the drivers think that they should leave the intersection clear for bikes trying to cross, vehicles turning right into Porter from Greenhill and any cars trying to get out of Porter.

Generally it isn't to bad however you still get the group of vehicles that would rather crawl up to the line of cars waiting at the lights than let anybody in or across. When you have three lanes of traffic this is 95% of the time.

The response to the very simple and easy keep clear roadmarkings was yes we could do that or we can do expensive lights like the have on Greenhill Road near the showgrounds.

Fingers crossed it is only line marking as it would be terrible to have to sit there waiting for lights when it is clear to cross, and the stupid pedestrian rat run cage thing. That and given it takes Adelaide council worker 4x longer to do anything than any east coast Council we will still be riding through a construction zone for the 2013 ride to work day.

I did get a showbag with an apple, puncture repair kit, muesli bar, prima, map and a survey. Very happy with that. My rates at work!

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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby MikeyD360 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:13 am

I rode to work... just like every other day.
Did stop in at Victoria Square for some munchies though. Nice change.
Tried to get people at work motivated to join in but didn't end up with more than just me.
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RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby Sir Stinkalot » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:46 pm

100% participation at my office (as with every other day).

I was very proud of myself as I am the only one and gave myself a pat on the back.

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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:11 pm

I registered, I rode(as I do most days anyway), I didn't attend the stuff in the square cause i've got a phobia of Hubbards on MTB's with slicks and fatties on flatbars, pigging down free food. :lol:

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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby zephy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:20 pm

zephies hand goes up.... a little too far from Vic square but was there in spirit! :mrgreen:
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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby Biffidus » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:36 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:I registered, I rode(as I do most days anyway), I didn't attend the stuff in the square cause i've got a phobia of Hubbards on MTB's with slicks and fatties on flatbars, pigging down free food. :lol:


what's a hubbard?

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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:57 pm

Biffidus wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:I registered, I rode(as I do most days anyway), I didn't attend the stuff in the square cause i've got a phobia of Hubbards on MTB's with slicks and fatties on flatbars, pigging down free food. :lol:


what's a hubbard?


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hubbard

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Re: RIDE TO WORK DAY 12 OCTOBER 2011

Postby Biffidus » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:00 pm

Well as a both a hubbard on a MTB with slick tyres and a fattie on a flatbar I can only say :P

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