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Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:35 am
by Jean
I've had a terrible few months for getting on the bike (family things, sickness etc), and now that I'm in the clear to ride again it just keeps raining. The dams are full and the grass is long - it can stop now. It seems like I spent the whole winter cleaning my MTB (and my road bike for that matter) and it's all getting very tiresome. :roll:

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:38 am
by twizzle
It's only water. :twisted:

And glass... :(

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:02 am
by sogood
You are not the only one. :roll:

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:41 am
by nescius
Jean wrote:it's all getting very tiresome. :roll:

agreed, I didn't mind too much at first, but I'm a bit over it now

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:57 am
by trailgumby
I think all this belongs in Missy's Sooking Thread. :mrgreen:

Know what you mean, though. Got out for a trail ride with soem mates 7am Sunday morning. By the 8:30 finish I was well and truly over the heat, and the legs were letting me know they weren't happy after 2 weeks of no weekend traininag rides due to rain.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:10 pm
by Zac150
Be careful with what you wish for! Rode from Tuggies to Lake George on the weekend, 120km round trip, very hot and windy. I went through six bottles of water and still felt dehydrated that night.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:39 pm
by psike
Riding in South Australia earlier this weekend + last weekend. Most rain this season they've had in years. Red dirt turned to mud - the stickiest clay ever. it stuck to the wheels and coated everything. The wheels just grew and grew to the point they would no longer turn because the mud was a solid block from the tyres to fork, which stopped them rotating. Fun fun fun apart from the poor bugger with 2 broken derailleur hangers.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:04 pm
by Zac150
Have to say I was very glad to see a dry track on Sunday for the Triple Tri, push bike hill would have been hell in the mud.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:04 am
by mrgolf
Ah, things werent that bad when this thread was started.... :roll:

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:35 pm
by Jean
Sure are now though. I was looking at water proof over shoes on the internet this morning, having just bought some new white Northwaves :roll:

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:35 pm
by mrgolf
Most of my roadie gear is white. Lucky I have some mtb gear as well. 28kms today as commute. fairly damp now. Drainage on paths is slightly less than adequate. 8)

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:57 pm
by twizzle
Vets race cancelled tomorrow, both Cotter and Uriarra crossings closed so no way to reach the course. :roll: And the whole of Stromlo park is closed as well, according to the media release, hopefully they will let the crit circuit be used for Tuesday night or I am going to suffer withdrawal symptoms.

Bike is very second hand at the moment, chain has washed the grease out, rear derailleur has gone laggy when shifting in both directions. :evil:

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:27 am
by ZepinAtor
We took advantage of the rainy weather this morning & rolled around Bunya (Brisbane) in the drizzle on the single speeds. Only saw one elderly gentleman walking twice for the entire 2hrs we were out. Come on people it's only water & the gravel trails are under no threat what so ever of damage in these conditions.

Forecast for Sunday is rain periods, so it looks like a 100km single speed road/ bike path ride to the bay is highly likely. I'll bet it's very quiet there as well which is a real pity in some ways, but eerily pleasant in others.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:56 pm
by Jean
Sunny on Sunday & today (hooray), but can't ride due to surgery recovery (boo-hiss).

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:59 pm
by mrgolf
Well, I can claim to be more sick of the rain than most! See Todays Rides...

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:01 pm
by nescius
Now it's really getting ridiculous, lots of crazy photos on RiotACT and there are plenty of Road Closures.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:30 pm
by HAKS
Was planning on cruising up the bike path from Weston Creek toward Scrivner to check out the Molonglo in flow but guess I won't get far after seeing those photos which show water over the path. And can only assume it will increase if they open the 5th gate which NCA have said will likely happen this afternoon.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:23 pm
by cp123
Twiz - there are back ways to at least have a look - or ride a MTB if you know where...

Cotter Road, Yarralumla Woolshed/Equestrian park - park at the woolshed and up and over the horse cross country course

Dunrossil Drive - near the GG's house - down the bikepath hill, under Lady Denman Drive and chuck a right...

Kirkpatrick street - down past the horse paddock on the corner to the path that goes along parallel to the river down to streeton drive.


But if you drown yourself, please don't blame me. :D

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:59 pm
by HAKS
Twiz? :P

Heading out now for a looksy :)

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:06 pm
by cp123
errr - sorry Haks :oops: :oops: :oops: major mcfail! :roll: please accept my apologies and I'll fix any punctures you get for the next 6 months.... *slaps self in head*


i must've been looking at his post up a bit. I'll be there in about an hour and a half wallowing around doing photos. I wouldn't be riding over the wooden bridge below the dam now... Not with water lapping not far below it. :shock:

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:14 pm
by bpmhigh
Watch out also for the bike path near Duntroon next to the river. I ignored the blockades last night thinking "it's probably just water over the path" and it turned into an episode of "When Bike Path's Attack!!"

The erosion from the river has caused major damage - parts of the path missing, and massive earthquake like cracks over a span of about 50 metres. It's buggered and will take considerable expense and time to fix - and worst of all has put paid to the popular "full lap of the lake" ride as there's no other way through.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:01 pm
by HAKS
Just got back, fun and games :). Will post some photos soon but needless to say Scrivner Dam was like a major shopping centre carpark on the Boxing Day Sales :P

BPM: See the today's ride thread for some photos and chat about the path near duntroon :)

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:54 pm
by mrgolf
I was out there today just after 4:30. Pretty fricking amazing. The debris in the lake was the most impressive bit.

Re: Rather sick of the rain

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:39 pm
by HAKS