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Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:39 pm
by Rex
eldavo wrote:The BOM temps are shaded weather station temps, so if you're in full sun, I'm picturing Wiggles on bikes top to toe skivvies and non vented skate helmets singing 'hot potato hot potato'


Sounds about right, looking at the graph the minimum was when I was in shade for a few minutes changing a tube at about 5:45am

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:24 pm
by dynamictiger
And this is the only time of the year I get an opportunity to cycle to work every day for a week or so...

...Been melting coming in with very slow times but not so worried about that. Just congratulating myself for making it each day.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:51 pm
by rcmkII
I'll be riding down to Jarrahdale from the Parkwood area at about 5pm today, returning tomorrow after midday (unless I cave in and strap the bike to the wife's car.) 34 tomorrow, so not too bad. Just depends how I feel when I wake up on NY day ...

I just swapped the rear wheel for another with big granny gears, so hopefully I'll be able to make it up J'dale hill. (My regular cassette is a 7-speed corn cob which goes with hills like hot english mustard and chocolate.)

I usually ride my hybrid down to Jarrahdale with loaded panniers, so this'll be the first time on my road bike. Half the weight should be good, but nowhere to stash 10L of water, nine Mars Bars, fifteen spare tubes and a solar-powered bike pump.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:20 pm
by roller
ugh.

so hot, especially the bits when I was heading NNE into the foul NNE wind.

didn't enjoy the flat tyre that ended my ride either, looking forward to 2013 now.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:26 pm
by _mike_
Rode at 2pm yesterday, after 40min i think i was going delusional and called it quits. Hottest temperature i have ridden in.

Just so i dont feel so bad about my effort the first paragraph of this article made me feel better
http://www.bicycling.com/training-nutri ... en-its-hot - Temperature difference is 36.5 / 20 degrees celcius

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:15 pm
by cavebear2
I did ride 207km to Pinjarra and back on NY's eve. My Garmin registered an Average Temp. of 42 deg. C

http://app.strava.com/activities/34924319

Started at 9:40AM, finished at 7:00PM - had an extended stop in Pinjarra to fill up bottles and hydration kit with ice. I carried 6 litres of water on the bike, 4 bidons and a 3L hydration bladder. Kept the liquid cool pretty much all day. I used NUUNS tabs to avoid cramps and arm & leg protectors to avoid the UV.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:21 pm
by Lizzy
Pushed out into about 35 degrees and 9000% humidity this morning to go meet some friends for yum cha. Just as I was about to turn around and ditch onto the train instead, a nice light drizzle set in that kept the evaporative cooling system going all the way into n'bridge, which was just the ticket. Gave myself a bit of extra time to sit in the shade and cool off, but still had sheets of sweat rolling down my back when we sat down ... bit antisocial maybe but I wasn't in any worse shape than those who had parked 3 blocks away!

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:30 pm
by Kaffine
Personally I blame OP for this :P

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:19 am
by Thoglette
Kaffine wrote:Personally I blame OP for this :P


Particularly all the slippery, bloody leaves on the oily, wet, bricks where I tried to stop yesterday.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:49 am
by Marty Moose
Much nicer today 23c atm still humid but a very welcome change :)

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Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:31 pm
by Marty619
Was great temp but the wind was a killer along the PSP until, i got into the shade after Farrington Rd.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:02 pm
by eldavo
There must be a bunch of gods who answered prayers for cool weather calling us a bunch of moaners 'now its too windy for them... Pfft.'
'hottest day in Australia' was an odd headline to read

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:40 pm
by elStado
Doing about 10km/ph this afternoon riding south for the same amount of effort that would usually see me cruising along at 30km/ph... just can't win!

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:48 pm
by Karati
Perfect riding weather this morning. 21 degrees and hardly any wind.

Yesterday afternoon though...heart rate at 190 and big effort to go over narrows at an earth shatteringly fast 25km/h. :oops:

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:04 pm
by Marty Moose
Yep nice weather even went to the hills :)

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Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:23 pm
by ColinOldnCranky
Whew - As usual I rode all the way in - 90 minutes and muggy as buggery the whole way.

And at 12:30 I had to sprint from East Perth to Ardross for a 2:00pm dental appointment. Another ninety minutes and his time at max speed. Dunno what the temp was but it had to have been higher than the forecast 34. :oops:

Then 90 minutes in the dentist chair.

And then twenty minutes in the heat again to get home. Temperature has gone up further. :oops:

I am now looking forward to pizza and a number of beers to go with it. I figure I have already worked them off.

And going back in time - On Friday the house air-con finally fixed after three weeks. I am still waiting for a part for my car air conditioning that packed up on the trip to Dongara on Christmas eve.

Bring back winter. Please.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:54 pm
by sli123
Kaffine wrote:Personally I blame OP for this :P


Totally uncalled for :P

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:53 am
by damonik
Was 30ºC when I left this morning for work. Awesome riding conditions. Swam all the way to work.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:55 am
by smerm07
Weather yesterday was fairly intense. Going home from Welshpool to Como at 3:30pm was a struggle.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:39 am
by JBark
damonik wrote:Was 30ºC when I left this morning for work. Awesome riding conditions. Swam all the way to work.


Yeah, I think this morning was the most uncomfortable I've been since I started commuting daily a few years ago. 30C, 60%+ humidity, NE headwind. I just stopped sweating a few minutes ago, and I took a cold shower when I got in at 8.

I'd prefer the 42C I had riding home on New Years Eve over this kind of weather.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:11 pm
by Redbull
My thermometer said 31 at 4.30am this morning :(

Lots of sweating today!!

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:15 pm
by Marty Moose
found this morning stifling, was ok early but my ride home at 9am was just plain tough.Had to slow down which sucked as I was lycra :):)

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Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:45 pm
by thestaph
Muggy morning, wot? Just got back from a week in Singapore and it was less humid there I swear.

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:56 pm
by ColinOldnCranky
Initially there was nothing to be pleased about, weatherwise. But a but before 6:30 I got a light breeze - N or NNE - that flet like a breath of fresh air. Still muggy but at least it was sorta cool.And lasted most of the way thru Como/South Perth.

Of course that breeze from that direction probably means that there is not much to look forward to for the ride home. :cry:

Re: Perth weather

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:23 pm
by Rex
Yep, 31deg at 4am in Jandakot.

Got to up to Canning DAM with a PR which was nice, but I was dehydrated much earlier than anticipated which didn't leave me much after I got there!