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Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:17 pm
by Marty Moose
You going with Pawl? ??

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Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:11 pm
by Baalzamon
Marty Moose wrote:You going with Pawl? ??

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Plan is to meet up in Norseman, he is doing a different initial route to me. I should beat him to Norseman and have a rest day or 2.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:22 pm
by just4tehhalibut
Baalzamon wrote:I've got great weather sending me on my tour.... to Corrigin and maybe Hyden 8)


Hopefully you're not thinking of doing that track from Hyden to Norseman, bit rough and not really an official road. I broke a bike frame out there years back, ran out of water in similar weather to now as the terrain was so tough, it was a hard slog.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:24 pm
by Aushiker
just4tehhalibut wrote:Hopefully you're not thinking of doing that track from Hyden to Norseman, bit rough and not really an official road. I broke a bike frame out there years back, ran out of water in similar weather to now as the terrain was so tough, it was a hard slog.


It is a gazetted road and has been for years. I do agree that the Shire of Kondinin does not do a great job of their section but the rest is good condition and is great riding. So in effect there is about 21 km of 297 km that is rough road.

Myself, Cavebear, Mike and Baalzamon rode it last year in April as part of our ride from Esperance back to Perth. I wouldn't hestitate to go back and ride it again and do plan in the future to ride in the area, taking on the Holland Track.

These photos was taken on the rough section in the Shire of Kondinin

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and these photos are from the Shire of Dundas side, the good side.

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and the boy himself :)

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Even a close up of the road surface :)

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Enjoy your ride Stuart and all the best.

Andrew

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:55 pm
by Baalzamon
just4tehhalibut wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:I've got great weather sending me on my tour.... to Corrigin and maybe Hyden 8)


Hopefully you're not thinking of doing that track from Hyden to Norseman, bit rough and not really an official road. I broke a bike frame out there years back, ran out of water in similar weather to now as the terrain was so tough, it was a hard slog.

Last time I was there I was carrying 16L. This time I'm carrying 14L as I can most likely get water from the mines, or from McDermond rock which has water on it.

Will be quite hard to brake a Thorn Nomad Raven bike.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:19 pm
by Marty Moose
Somehow I think its about to get a bit wet http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR703.loop.shtml Will have to see how windy it is in the morning. I had it in my mind to do Ewen street repeats tomorrow its not looking good.

Marty

Perth weather

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:17 pm
by Redbull
That wind over the last two days has been painful. It blew out my fufu valve both days.

Up in the hills we haven't seen that rain front yet.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:23 pm
by kellyu
Sorry, need definition of fufu valve. Is that the same as the CBF valve?

Perth weather

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:25 pm
by Redbull
Generally you sit on it. When I was playing rugby after a hard training I would have to go an find it somewhere on the field ;)

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:28 pm
by sli123
Marty Moose wrote:Somehow I think its about to get a bit wet http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR703.loop.shtml Will have to see how windy it is in the morning. I had it in my mind to do Ewen street repeats tomorrow its not looking good.

Marty



Yep. Dry cycling for the past week on the Bianchi but looks like I'll be back on the Apollo tomorrow for a wet spin. It's only water :wink:

Fufu valve = check out a Carl Barron video :lol:

Perth weather

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:36 am
by Redbull
I love this time of year in Perth. Feels good to be alive pedalling in this climate.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:15 am
by elStado
Redbull wrote:I love this time of year in Perth. Feels good to be alive pedalling in this climate.


Enjoy while it lasts - soon will be stinking hot.

Right when I am allowed back on the saddle no doubt.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:26 am
by Redbull
I don't mind the heat either.

I know, about 6 weeks in spring and autumn and Perth beats anywhere hands down.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:56 am
by Marty Moose
Well I'm on holidays was out yesterday in the SUN YAY. Have been getting on the bike at a very gentleman like hour of 7.30am home by 11(with coffee stop:) ) so nice.

MM

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:58 pm
by northboy
did 60 km up to two rocks and back yesterday in the howling gail - tends to take the edge off the enjoyment factor....

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:59 pm
by wagr1213
northboy wrote:did 60 km up to two rocks and back yesterday in the howling gail - tends to take the edge off the enjoyment factor....


Yes a bit like being in a Fan Forced oven yesterday about 2pm. :(

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:44 am
by sherlock
Not so great today. Had 50-kilometres planned, but that's out of the question. Might try and sneak in a shorter ride before dinner if things clear a bit.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:20 am
by wicksey
I used to hate wet weather, but it keeps the dust down on the trails for another week or so!

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:00 pm
by Aushiker
Hi

30 km commute this morning. Rained from start to finish along with some heavy periods when on the coast. The joys of commuting :)

Andrew

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:14 pm
by jet-ski
had a training course to go to this morning and hence nowhere to change, was prepared to ride in my office gear but it was pelting down outside when my alarm went off - so train for me today! :?

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:43 pm
by sherlock
Clearing this afternoon but looking fairly windy. Should make my South Perth foreshore route "fun".

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:40 pm
by Marty Moose
Aushiker wrote:Hi

30 km commute this morning. Rained from start to finish along with some heavy periods when on the coast. The joys of commuting :)

Andrew


LOL woke up heard the rain and went back to bed :) :) I know soft but at least I rode the home trainer :)

MM

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:09 pm
by suff
maybe I am just getting old, but it was bl00dy cold this morning on the way into work!

This afternoon is looking glorious, might have to detour on the way home ;)

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:54 pm
by sli123
suff wrote:maybe I am just getting old, but it was bl00dy cold this morning on the way into work!

This afternoon is looking glorious, might have to detour on the way home ;)


I rode to work at 4am this morning and it was a little chilly but not too bad. Considering I was wearing shorts, t-shirt and thin tracksuit jacket it was pretty good. My hands were a tad cool though. And yes, this afternoon was/is glorious (except for the puncture waiting for me when I came out of work :evil: )

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:38 pm
by Marty Moose
Left home this morning at 6am just a splatter of rain nothing really turned round and got a rain jacket just in case. Was riding West on Reid about an hour later up ahead there was lightning and BLACK clouds. Looked really cool the roads were pretty wet from then on and the coffee shop emptied pretty quick :( :(. Bring on summer warm dry mornings.

MM