Perth rides lately

Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:57 pm

One tree farrington rd to south st, black cockatoos were feeding off the honkynut, you can guess where they ended up :roll: All over one section of Kwinana Fwy PSP. Lucky I was in my trike so just flew thru them, didn't look like much of a path for a roadie...
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:49 pm

Honky nuts + trike = trike drifting. Please go back to the PSP and do it properly Mr Baalzamon. Lock those brakes.

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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Marty Moose » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:15 am

Ok Fess up who's a nutter and rode this morning. I got up an hour ago went outside then back to my warm bed ;) Just don't have the gear for this cold.

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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Rex » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:57 am

Not on your nelly.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby MarkG » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:32 am

I think I'll drive in to work today.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Redbull » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:16 am

61kms

under armour vest
jersey short sleeve
arm warmers
Polyprop shirt with arms
Long sleeved jacket
bib shorts
long fingered gloves
booties


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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby uglybob » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:28 pm

was great after the first few kms and warmed up! no real difference than the 4/5/6 deg mornings we've been having as far as i'm concerned. still warm enough for shorts :wink:

what i have enjoyed most have been the innovative ways people have been covering up their faces. a guy last week looked like he'd just robbed a bank - black balaclava, with the tiny holes for the eyes & mouth, with a helmet on top. spotted colin on his uni with a similar getup. a bloke this morning had a scarf tied around his face, covering all but one of his eyes.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby dino1969 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:01 pm

uglybob wrote:was great after the first few kms and warmed up! no real difference than the 4/5/6 deg mornings we've been having as far as i'm concerned. still warm enough for shorts :wink:

what i have enjoyed most have been the innovative ways people have been covering up their faces. a guy last week looked like he'd just robbed a bank - black balaclava, with the tiny holes for the eyes & mouth, with a helmet on top. spotted colin on his uni with a similar getup. a bloke this morning had a scarf tied around his face, covering all but one of his eyes.


+1...though i was not man enough for shorts only! :mrgreen:
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby RoFlmaTiC » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:33 pm

I had planned to do a 50km ride this morning before work with a mate... woke up at 5:30am per my alarm, checked the weather, saw this:

25/05:30am 0.8 -1.1
25/05:00am 0.7 -1.2
25/04:30am 1.0 -0.9
25/04:00am 1.1 -0.8
25/03:30am 1.4 -0.4
25/03:00am 1.4 -0.5
25/02:30am 1.8 0.0

Promptly messaged my mate that I wasn't so keen anymore, he agreed and I went back to sleep.

Still road into work though!
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby tallywhacker » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:47 pm

I have to admit that it was a bit cold this morning. wore 2 pairs of gloves and still couldn't keep my fingers warm.
I'd be interested if anyone else finds that synthetic gloves just dont cut it. I have no problem at -15c skiing with leather gloves but freeze with synthetic ones.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby rider29 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:20 pm

8 degrees....5....1...doesnt make much difference! sit havent wore gloves riding this year.....your fingers can only get so numb then the pain goes, was a great morning for a ride! just like everyday :D
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby embee8 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:26 pm

Marty Moose wrote:Ok Fess up who's a nutter and rode this morning. I got up an hour ago went outside then back to my warm bed ;) Just don't have the gear for this cold.

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Yeah of course!!! And checked the BOM temps to see it was 0.6C when I left home (but the apparent temp was -1.3C :mrgreen: )
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby RoFlmaTiC » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:40 pm

tallywhacker wrote:I have to admit that it was a bit cold this morning. wore 2 pairs of gloves and still couldn't keep my fingers warm.
I'd be interested if anyone else finds that synthetic gloves just dont cut it. I have no problem at -15c skiing with leather gloves but freeze with synthetic ones.


Totally agree - I went for a longer morning last thursday (when the apparent temperature was also minus something) and took a minute or so to get my synthetic long fingered gloves off because there was no blood in my hands and my fingers didn't want to work!

Funny that you mention skiing as you've just reminded me that I have a pair of ski gloves in the cupboard somewhere, may have to give them a go.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby MarkG » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:13 pm

You know it's cold when it hurts your fingers trying to shift up on the front chain rings!
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:14 pm

I've really gotta put my Altura Nightvision gloves to the test. They haven't faced minus temps yet as I wake up 5:20am crap it's cold and try to go back to sleep and have failed miserably at that this past 2 weeks lol.
So might as well give them a crack tomorrow.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby rolandp » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:44 pm

Was out around 5.15am. We decided to do a group work ride this morning, so in total around 55km. It was cold.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby sim-o » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:59 pm

Left my jacket at home this morning. Bad move. Skin was red on the chest by the time I got home.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Rex » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:20 am

About a month ago I had a chain-snap incident which left me with mild-hypothermia as I waited for my rescue crew to arrive at 1degree temp.
Got sick, passed it on to family etc.

Since then I haven't been game enough to hit the commute at these low temps, so I bought a trainer and struggling to find the motivation to get on that also!
Doesn't help that my morning commute starts on Jandakot Rd!

So a bit of a lull for me unfortunately. Hopefully it will start to creep above 5 soon and I'll get on it.

Thats my excuse anyway.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Tornado » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:12 pm

Hey Rex. I rode along the Roe this morning around 6am. Was damn cold. I don't blame you for staying in.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby trimike » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:24 pm

Rode this morning 5.30am..brrr...was cold. 2 thermals,jacket, beanie, tights, thermal socks,2 pairs of gloves...just about did the trick...the cofee was nice after.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby sim-o » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:43 pm

Went on the trainer this morning, felt colder than yesterday although technically warmer? If my hr dropped below 140 then could almost start shivering from the cold lol.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Red Rider » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:24 am

I've been doing well in these temps of late. I have some thermal riding gloves, over-shoes, beanie, track pants and jumper. The only thing that gets cold still is my fingers. Some ski gloves would fix that, so I'll get those for next winter.

The only problem with rugging up so much is that by the end of my journey, if I go fast then I'm pouring with sweat but my fingers are still frozen. Sometimes I strip off once I've warmed up.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby Mrfenejeans » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:42 am

Cold weather aside, this Winter has been terrific to actually get the bike out since we've had such little rain fall, I've only got my trainer out a few times, and if it has been raining I've been riding so much i can just have the odd rainy day as a rest day.
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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:24 pm

It's been nearly a fortnight that I have had a ride other than the bare essential to the train due to the dreaded lurgy.

Got out today and the weather is certainly easy this winter. 40kms and it didn't seem hard at all. Sunny. NO wind. Pleasantly warm in the sun (and it was ALL sunshine). Light traffic.

Into the last 200km before my BIG number too. :D

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Re: Perth rides lately

Postby eldavo » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Driest July on record was it?

Glorious afternoon right now, the lack of strong winds seems foreign.
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