Perth weather

Re: Perth weather

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:49 pm

michelle_s wrote:Hanging for work to end so I can get out on the pushy. Only bad thing is it gets dark so early now so can only get about 40kms in.

A decent set of lights really helps for that. I'm going to be testing out my new light this Thursday headed upto Ardross in the evening. Of course I'm taking a spare set in case something goes wrong.

I've been off my bike for over 5 weeks now, missing it and missing aiming for the black millipedes as well. Having fat tyres helps :)
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Re: Perth weather

Postby michelle_s » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:57 pm

Yeah I got a new light last week. 640 lumens! I just don't trust cars.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Rex » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:21 pm

Yes amazing this morning.

rcmkII wrote:
Marty Moose wrote:Today is AWESOME


Agreed. Just did 70 mins up and down the Roe PSP and it was very pleasant in both directions. I was enjoying the ride so much I almost forgot to aim for the millipedes.


I trust you've been along the PSP between Cockburn and SafetyBay Rd? The underpass' along the path is infested with them. MILLIONS of centipedes!
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Re: Perth weather

Postby rcmkII » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:49 pm

Rex wrote:Yes amazing this morning.

rcmkII wrote:
Marty Moose wrote:Today is AWESOME


Agreed. Just did 70 mins up and down the Roe PSP and it was very pleasant in both directions. I was enjoying the ride so much I almost forgot to aim for the millipedes.


I trust you've been along the PSP between Cockburn and SafetyBay Rd? The underpass' along the path is infested with them. MILLIONS of centipedes!


No, that's outside my regular ride.

The downside of aiming for the little buggers is that when you raise the drink bottle, you're not sure if it's grit or millipede guts all over the top.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:09 pm

rcmkII wrote:
No, that's outside my regular ride.

The downside of aiming for the little buggers is that when you raise the drink bottle, you're not sure if it's grit or millipede guts all over the top.

Mudguards :wink:
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Re: Perth weather

Postby MarkG » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:28 pm

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Was divine out there this morning!
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Re: Perth weather

Postby eldavo » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:40 pm

Divine indeed, late for work but took the scenic route and stop for photos, skipped the bakery stop though save it for tomorrow ;)

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Re: Perth weather

Postby rcmkII » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:41 pm

Baalzamon wrote:
rcmkII wrote:
No, that's outside my regular ride.

The downside of aiming for the little buggers is that when you raise the drink bottle, you're not sure if it's grit or millipede guts all over the top.

Mudguards :wink:


It's a road bike - I have one on the back but not the front. Yet!
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Redbull » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:44 pm

Marty Moose wrote:Today is AWESOME


Amen!!


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Re: Perth weather

Postby Marty Moose » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:10 pm

Well another groundhog day in paradise. Rode to Yanchep and back was really nice much better than I remembered, Old Yanchep road on the way out and Marmion of the way back.

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Re: Perth weather

Postby MarkG » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:13 pm

And more of the same tomorrow!
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Rex » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:47 pm

Perfect for the ride to the dawn service then group ride around the river.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Marty Moose » Thu May 02, 2013 4:34 pm

Not ridden for a week been sick, however I was thinking of you all getting drowned out there :)
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Walst » Thu May 02, 2013 7:25 pm

How many of my fellow sandgropers ride with mudguards/fenders during the winter months?

Or does our scarcity of rain not warrant them?

Thinking I might invest in a pair this weekend anyway just for those rare days
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Rex » Thu May 02, 2013 10:07 pm

Walst wrote:How many of my fellow sandgropers ride with mudguards/fenders during the winter months?


I use one of these on my roadie so my backside doesn't get covered in road grime :
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... i-11-45408

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Re: Perth weather

Postby nickobec » Thu May 02, 2013 10:37 pm

have a "winter commuter" with full guards, just don't seem to of ridden it this year
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Red Rider » Fri May 03, 2013 7:56 am

Walst wrote:How many of my fellow sandgropers ride with mudguards/fenders during the winter months?

Or does our scarcity of rain not warrant them?

Thinking I might invest in a pair this weekend anyway just for those rare days

I have mudguards on the commuter full time. I reattach mudguards on the roadie when needed. It makes rides so much more enjoyable on wet days. Even though it is rare that we get rained on while riding in Perth, it is often wet on the road in winter, which is where mudguards save you from getting a dirty back and bike. Happy days!
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Re: Perth weather

Postby rolandp » Fri May 03, 2013 8:35 am

Walst wrote:How many of my fellow sandgropers ride with mudguards/fenders during the winter months?

I'm the same as red rider and just leave the mud guards on the commuter all year. It is amazing the number of people who water shared paths during summer. Examples, city of Vincent depot in Osborne park and block of flats at city west PSP.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby rcmkII » Fri May 03, 2013 10:23 am

I have a mudguard on the back of the road bike, but not on the front. Got home yesterday with grit halfway up my legs and all over the bike frame, so I might reconsider the front mudguard. It does keep the mess down a bit.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Lizzy » Fri May 03, 2013 11:54 am

I have a hybrid with full mudguards for wet weather & haulage trips, the guards are Planet Bike Cascadias and officially the best thing ever.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Red Rider » Fri May 03, 2013 1:44 pm

Last week a tin of fresh paint had fallen off a tradies ute and was strewn across the bike lane. Glad I had mudguards, you just never know what you're gonna get in the big wide world!
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Marty Moose » Fri May 03, 2013 6:35 pm

Was pretty foggy up my way today about 6.30.

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Re: Perth weather

Postby dynamictiger » Fri May 03, 2013 6:49 pm

Has someone forgotten to tell Perth it is supposed to be too cold for short sleeves and shorts outside after dark by this time of year?
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Re: Perth weather

Postby rcmkII » Fri May 03, 2013 9:06 pm

dynamictiger wrote:Has someone forgotten to tell Perth it is supposed to be too cold for short sleeves and shorts outside after dark by this time of year?


They're talking about a 27 degree day coming up - nice and warm.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Magnum9 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Thankyou climate change.
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