Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:06 pm

It's half way into April, the weather is supposed to suck at this time of year. So, why do we have so many cycling related things still going on. I am becoming aware of more and more events on Sunday.

This Sunday, afaik:
  • The Three Dams and Five Dams Challenges
  • The Great River Ride
  • Festival of cycling
  • Tour de Perth (which seems to be wrapped up into the Festival
  • Triathalon (I think they are on every weekend anyway)
  • Walk Wheel Run

Not to mention non-cycle related events. The Relay for Life this Sunday for example.

It must be that Perth people are just tough. 8)

Not really though - while the farmers may have issues, this climate has got to be about as good as it gets for being outdoors. A promoters dream.
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Re: Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby Thoglette » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:34 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:.... A promoters dream.


Looked out the window lately?
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Re: Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:16 pm

Looked at the forecast lately?
I think it's finally realised it's supposed to be Autumn and rain/showers most days
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Re: Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby Marmoset » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:48 pm

Speaking as a brit, even the rain here is good - it's pleasantly warm :D
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Re: Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:34 pm

Thoglette wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote:.... A promoters dream.


Looked out the window lately?


Yeah - But in Perth on a day like today we would then say "It's a rainy day". Elsewhere they would say instead "It rained today". Elsewhere a "rainy day" is a day that it rained A LOT!

Today it rained. But hardly a rainy day.

I am still leaving to go to work at 5:40 in my singlet and riding daks. No gloves, no beany, nothing to keep the nose warm. And when I rode home yesterday and it was drizzling, I still got home 80 minutes later with just a damp (but warm) singlet.

Nope - we hardly know what rain is here. Or cold. I just wish that there was just one spot with snow and a steep mountain. You never feel the cold when skiing. :)
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Re: Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby rcmkII » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:49 pm

I've been riding for exercise at around 8pm lately, and the warm weather and light drizzle make a great combination. I usually come home drenched with sweat anyway, so a bit of rain is quite pleasant.
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Re: Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby cyclotaur » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:31 pm

You should've been in Melbourne this week ... perfect. 8)
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Re: Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby Thoglette » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:40 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote: I just wish that there was just one spot with snow and a steep mountain. You never feel the cold when skiing. :)


Now I'm with you!

But I do think we know what "rain" is - just wait for the first decent front which dumps an inch in an hour coupled with 25knots gusting to 50.....

(OK, so there's places which get a foot in a day. But an inch is rain)
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Re: Perth - The best seasons on the planet?

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:48 pm

Thoglette wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote: I just wish that there was just one spot with snow and a steep mountain. You never feel the cold when skiing. :)


Now I'm with you!

But I do think we know what "rain" is - just wait for the first decent front which dumps an inch in an hour coupled with 25knots gusting to 50.....

(OK, so there's places which get a foot in a day. But an inch is rain)


I love them and make an extra effort to get off work early. It gives me a chance to prove I can ride with a strong wind on the right and water bucketing over the river walls in South Perth and Como. It truly amazes me that each time there have been around 80 others who pass me. Cyclists are seriously screwed up people. :lol:

Of late we are having about three of four of those in afternoons each year. And last year I even rode through one in the early morning - pretty rare as storms at that time in Perth are mostly from the south, not the west.
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