Perth rides lately

Perth rides lately

Postby damonik » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:58 am

I bet I'm not the only one that has noticed that spring is most definitely upon us. It seems like a distant memory but it was surely less than 2 weeks ago where we were blessed with almost no wind and glorious riding conditions.

After a spectacularly good winter for riding I'm not complaining, but the morning easterly and the afternoon seabreeze are already starting to annoy me, bring on next autumn already! :D

On the plus side, the cycling tan is already coming along nicely and I'm sure all that hard work into the afternoon seabreeze down the Kwinana freeway will pay off.
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby PortableDave » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:17 pm

On the plus side it's far more comfortable temperature wise leaving for work in the morning.
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby moosterbounce » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:25 pm

Even I rode to work on Thursday morning, and that's saying somethnig!!
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby jet-ski » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:41 pm

Comfy temperatures but annoying wind! I am not sure it's an ideal time for 'cycle instead' hahah. I am enjoying the longer daylight hours too and getting home before the streetlights are on.
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby casual_cyclist » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:35 pm

PortableDave wrote:On the plus side it's far more comfortable temperature wise leaving for work in the morning.

I froze my @rse off this morning. It looked warm out so I didn't wear my winter woolies. I was shivering by the 1/4 mark. I am very lucky though to have lovely hot showers at work. Mmmm.... warm shower :mrgreen:
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby just4tehhalibut » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:12 pm

Yes, they installed showers at my workplace shortly after I started riding to work. Go figure, I made scents.
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby nathann » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:57 pm

PortableDave wrote:On the plus side it's far more comfortable temperature wise leaving for work in the morning.


No more having to dress up to keep warm while riding yay
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby moosterbounce » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:08 am

nathann wrote:
PortableDave wrote:On the plus side it's far more comfortable temperature wise leaving for work in the morning.


No more having to dress up to keep warm while riding yay


Ummm...yesterday I had a SS jersey, LS jersey and gillet, then knicks and knee warmers. My feet were cold. It's the coldest weather I will ride in.

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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby damonik » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:15 am

I'm sure I'll lose my road cyclists license for this, but yesterday I had a great ride home south down the freeway, tucked in behind a nice bloke on a recumbent bike (One of those tall ones that is nearly as tall as a normal road bike).

I've got no excuses apart from having a few beers before leaving work and feeling lazy (besides, he was going really fast!!:P) He had a BTA shirt on so perhaps he is a forum member here.

If so, thanks for the lift!

Hills ride tomorrow, easterly looks... "Fresh" UGH!
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:53 am

damonik wrote:I'm sure I'll lose my road cyclists license for this, but yesterday I had a great ride home south down the freeway, tucked in behind a nice bloke on a recumbent bike (One of those tall ones that is nearly as tall as a normal road bike).

I've got no excuses apart from having a few beers before leaving work and feeling lazy (besides, he was going really fast!!:P) He had a BTA shirt on so perhaps he is a forum member here.

If so, thanks for the lift!

Hills ride tomorrow, easterly looks... "Fresh" UGH!


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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby damonik » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:55 pm

Ahh is that who is was!

Thanks Kalgrm *thumbs up*
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby Kalgrm » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:39 pm

No worries mate. Any time. :D

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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby Marty Moose » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:36 am

Well I don't mind the wind as long as its not cold, I am sick of it being cold.
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby Chops » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:51 am

Ahhh... the Perth cycling season.

I miss it. :(
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby sim-o » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:10 pm

That Easterly wind this morning (Sunday)...

I think I was averaging between 15-20km/h heading East... then when I swung around towards the coast I was averaging 30-50km/h, without much pedalling :shock:.
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby moosterbounce » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:23 pm

I hear ya!! Did a kayak race this morning and hated every minute of one direction...and never seemed to get it at my back in the other!! Sneaky wind... going from a head wind to a cross wind... just trying to get me to fall off...
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby damonik » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:04 pm

Kalgrm wrote:No worries mate. Any time. :D

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4.40pm tomorrow on the top of the Narrows mate? :D
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby Kalgrm » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:41 pm

damonik wrote:
Kalgrm wrote:No worries mate. Any time. :D

Cheers,
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4.40pm tomorrow on the top of the Narrows mate? :D

I could leave work at anytime, but I'm normally home by 4.40. If someone organises a meeting for me, though, I might be passing through at that time ...

Better not wait for me though. :)

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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby damonik » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:00 am

Kalgrm wrote:I could leave work at anytime, but I'm normally home by 4.40. If someone organises a meeting for me, though, I might be passing through at that time ...

Better not wait for me though. :)

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Damn, I'll stop lurking on the top of the Narrows looking for a convenient draft then :mrgreen:

Went around the bridges again this morning, killer easterly :evil:
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby giwi2 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:12 pm

yep easterly winds are upon us again.

Did a 135km ride on Sunday from South perth out to Campersic road (Brigadoon) and going into the wind all the way was hard work but going back was great. Tacked on a loop round the river and the second half into the wind from Freo to South perth definately finished me off for the day.
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby nathann » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:54 am

It's heating up again which means more sweat! Sigh :x :x
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby damonik » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:52 am

Yeah it sure has started getting warm on the ride home - first day today riding to work in the summer riding gear.
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby zues » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:42 pm

The weathers been great, pity its been dry.
Went for a ride last saturday morning-stopped by the river and managed to hook this beauty.
Wasnt easy riding home one hand
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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby Kalgrm » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:29 pm

Just how far are you riding each day zues? I thought you could only pick them up in the tropics.

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Re: Perth weather lately

Postby zues » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:48 am

Kalgrm wrote
Just how far are you riding each day zues? I thought you could only pick them up in the tropics.

Caught out- :oops: but its all true, caught it on the Ord.
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