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Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:51 pm
by sherlock
Went for a run from Coode St Jetty, over Windham Bridge and down to Mosman Park and back again at 7AM. Got drizzled on a bit to start with and it picked up as we went under the Narrows—wasn't too bad. Lightning over the northern suburbs was impressive. Came down a lot more on the way back and got pretty dirty. Was a nice morning though: cool temps and very little wind.

Still cleaning the bike now though...

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:57 pm
by Aushiker
Hi

Did the Coastal Cruise 200 yesterday. Coped some rain south of Mandurah (it got quite cold) and then again as we neared Fremantle, otherwise wasn't to bad weather wise. We missed the early morning thunderstorm/lightening ... rode around it in fact.

Andrew

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:37 pm
by sli123
Aushiker wrote:Hi

Did the Coastal Cruise 200 yesterday. Coped some rain south of Mandurah (it got quite cold) and then again as we neared Fremantle, otherwise wasn't to bad weather wise. We missed the early morning thunderstorm/lightening ... rode around it in fact.

Andrew


Good ride Andrew?

Was expecting rain this morning after listening to the forecast yesterday......very happy to have a nice dry ride. Brookton Hwy is a nice lengthy climb :shock:

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:22 pm
by MarkG
The last 5 or so days have been so bloody windy - copping head winds to and from work, and even Sat and Sunday were hard and intense.
To make matters worse, got swooped by maggies to and from work yesterday!bastards!

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:43 pm
by Marty Moose
I'm hearing you Mark minus the Maggies though :)

MM

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:49 pm
by MarkG
I swear - the wind turns on me the minute I change direction!

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:42 pm
by sherlock
With you there re: the wind. Has been kicking my ass every morning—tucking in only helps so much. I feel it for the commuters on flat-bars who are copping a chest-full of wind, though!

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:59 pm
by MarkG
I'm usually in the fortunate situation of riding south to work (light E / NE most times) and north going home (S / SW).
This past week tho - it's been mad easterly all day.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:30 pm
by orbeas
Im on the path (AT) 7.10am, ya know its going to be a warm day when the easterley is in at this time

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:04 pm
by GingaNinja
the weather was great this morning on my 20km commute. During the afternoon I watched the weather turn bad from where I work and ventured out a little later than planned to head north home only to be caught in a large storm front with gusting winds from the west :shock: .
It was hard work and I was soaked. Still something refreshingly satisfying about getting through it 8) .
Alas the breaks suffered badly in the weather and stopping power was negligable, thankfully the driver slowed as I skidded through a stop sign. :oops:

Perth weather

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:31 pm
by Redbull
Trained tonight - did only 45 km but the 20 back into the wind and rain was tough.

Only saw 2 other riders, so I'm happy that I'm one hard training ride up on the competition :).

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:38 pm
by zues
Where did you ride Redbull? I rode around Pickering Brook between 3 and 5pm , missed all the rain :D

Perth weather

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:58 pm
by Redbull
I left from work and went from Anketell down to Pagonni ( spelling) Rd.

Sand everywhere including right up the yingyang!!

Damn crappy bike computer died tonight.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:00 pm
by Aushiker
Redbull wrote:Trained tonight - did only 45 km but the 20 back into the wind and rain was tough.


Didn't ride today but did a 200 on Saturday and coped a fair of very cold rain between Pingelly and Wandering so don't feel so bad about not riding today :)

Andrew

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:28 pm
by Aphexchefpusher
Russell Rd to Burswood & back-60.4kms Avg 30.4 with a bloody howling nw (AT) 9am this morning, struggle between Mt Henry & Narrows, great wind down Riverside, managed to clock 61kph :D, South Perth to Mill Pt again a struggle and a nice tailwind all the way back home, what a great morning!

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:46 pm
by Marty Moose
I woke up it was Gray and a 20knt WSW wind so I went back to bed. Did intervals on the trainer tonight now I'm sore :) :)

MM

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:16 am
by Marty Moose
So how was the weather in the South last night??? It looked tough on the radar, had a great lights show here in the sunny North. laid out the back with my two eldest and watched the lightning for a few hours.

MM

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:09 am
by Redbull
Did an hour and a quarter last night and timed it perfectly :D

When it came down, it was insane

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:44 am
by Baalzamon
I went out and got a bit of rain going to work, coming home lucky I had my rain gear. I stayed perfectly dry except my shins. I saw a few drenched rats going the other way tho. They must have been freezing.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:30 pm
by Pravda
Came home from Nedlands to North Perth at around 11pm last night had to wait for an hour after work for the worst of it to pass. Missed most of the storm but there was still a lot water around. saw about 3 cars stuck in the middle of Loftus st which looked like it had about a metre of water flowing across it near Hay St.
Scary night to be out riding.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:32 pm
by MarkG
I've used this cruddy weather to take the past 3 days off the bike - feels good!
November / early December always sux - the changing seasons means it's been so bloody windy in the mornings.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:57 pm
by cavebear2
I went for an 80k ride and got back home a bit damp at 8PM. At 10:00PM I was in my shed//workshop pulling apart my integrated headset which had begun to creak a lot. When it started I couldn't hear anything except what sounded like intense hail on the roof. I prodded doubtfully at the skylight wondering whether it would be ok then tentatively stuck my hand out the door and was very surprised that it was only rain but what incredible intensity! My rain guage recorded 30.5 mm in about 20 minutes! Never heard or seen rain like it. I guess that's what the rain is like in the tropics.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:46 pm
by jet-ski
cavebear2 wrote:I went for an 80k ride and got back home a bit damp at 8PM. At 10:00PM I was in my shed//workshop pulling apart my integrated headset which had begun to creak a lot. When it started I couldn't hear anything except what sounded like intense hail on the roof. I prodded doubtfully at the skylight wondering whether it would be ok then tentatively stuck my hand out the door and was very surprised that it was only rain but what incredible intensity! My rain guage recorded 30.5 mm in about 20 minutes! Never heard or seen rain like it. I guess that's what the rain is like in the tropics.


Yep, exactly what it is like in the tropics, though it is a bit colder here..... reminded me very much of Darwin in the Wet

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:19 pm
by just4tehhalibut
Happy Summer Solstice everyone!

We're at the top of the curve and headed back to Winter and all that gloomy weather that everyone likes to talk about so much on this thread. Today would also be the day to sacrifice a small furry animal to appease the God of the Office Photocopier. In the meantime don't forget the sunscreen.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:37 pm
by Marty Moose
Yep was out at 7am today nice Southerly to keep cool ad an even nicer ride round the North side of the river with a coffee stop in Subi. Sunscreen, holidays does it get any better :) :)