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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:54 pm

No wonder you have done so many kms with a ride like that everyday.

A few shots of my commute from today. Got a bit wet for the last 40kms. Taken on my Nokia N8

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:24 pm

Mugglechops wrote:No wonder you have done so many kms with a ride like that everyday.

A few shots of my commute from today. Got a bit wet for the last 40kms. Taken on my Nokia N8


Nice... The bike, the scenery and the camera, thanks for that. :D

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Aushiker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:45 pm

Mugglechops wrote:No wonder you have done so many kms with a ride like that everyday.


Hi

You have a pretty good looking commute too. Love being out in the bush.

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby lethoso » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:22 pm

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cheers for digging up the path right next to a telephone thingo guys :roll:
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby norbs » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:13 am

Sharing the road.

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Marto » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:24 am

Hot and humid commute home Monday 21 March 5:30 ish. Got this nice lens flare on my video (not 'shopped at all):

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Lark2004 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:37 pm

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The beginnings of one of the nicest mornings that I have been lucky enough to be able to ride.....
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Aushiker » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:14 pm

Nice photo Andrew

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby waramatt » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:13 pm

I can't match some of these awesome pics but it's inspired me to pack a camera. My phone's an old brick because I lost 2 fancy modern ones so no longer trust myself. Can get some good country scenes of Hunter River outside my work - starts to look good this time of year.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby thomashouseman » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:15 pm

No wonder you cycle Andrew... you're missing a wheel there!
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Lark2004 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:06 pm

lol.... it's missing more than that :P

Thats basically a spare parts car. some guy was selling it to a scrap metal yard and I told him I'd give him $50 bucks more than the scrap yard... so $130 dollars later it's mine. Considering the gearbox in mine was going to cost $250 to replace from the wrecker's, I got a bargain.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby ozipom » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:19 pm

I normally commute from Maroubra Beach to the CBD via the beach and Centennial Park, so my ride is quite scenic. Today I stopped at the beach, as there was an added attraction;

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Funny what you sometimes see on a ride to work :shock:
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Becker_11 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:13 am

norbs wrote:Sharing the road.

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It was exactly one of these trucks and trailers that nearly put me in hospital through no fault of his many years ago. He was passing me and I decided to pull behind him to catch the draft and without checking behind I started to move across. That was when i realised there was a trailer behind him on one of those long low tow beams. I damn near shat myself as I hurriedly pulled back towards the curb. I don't know how close I came to wearing it but it was a nice loud wake up call.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Lizzy » Tue May 03, 2011 12:57 pm

Becker_11 wrote: I don't know how close I came to wearing it but it was a nice loud wake up call.


:shock: :shock: :shock: Holy. Living. Crap. You, I suspect, are a very lucky person.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Becker_11 » Wed May 04, 2011 7:37 am

Lizzy wrote:
Becker_11 wrote: I don't know how close I came to wearing it but it was a nice loud wake up call.


:shock: :shock: :shock: Holy. Living. Crap. You, I suspect, are a very lucky person.


Yep I reckon I am too. I rode home rather sedately after that scare. Didn't stop me though. One of my best memories is of drafting a semi for approx 7kms on Leach hwy. Would have drafted him longer but he started speeding up. I held him no worries at 70km/ph, I was maxed out at 75km/ph and I lost him when he hit 80km/ph not bad on a 52/12. For the record I got behind him at the lights of Leach and Orrong and lost him just before Leach and Bungaree.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:46 pm

Hi

Not mine, but thought it worth sharing as a commuter picture. It was taken at the Michigan Tech University apparently.

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby familyguy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:11 am

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Nice to beat a line of traffic up a hill like that.

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:20 pm

familyguy wrote:Nice to beat a line of traffic up a hill like that. Jim

Sweet :)

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Marto » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:32 pm

familyguy wrote:Nice to beat a line of traffic up a hill like that.

Jim


It is great, and hard not to be smug (or to not show it anyway :D ).

Here is a video of the same sort of thing on my commute. Could cause motion sickness (2x speed) or extreme boredom, but it shows the only way to reliably commute on this road in peak hour:
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby DavidS » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:47 pm

Marto wrote:
familyguy wrote:Nice to beat a line of traffic up a hill like that.

Jim


It is great, and hard not to be smug (or to not show it anyway :D ).

Here is a video of the same sort of thing on my commute. Could cause motion sickness (2x speed) or extreme boredom, but it shows the only way to reliably commute on this road in peak hour:
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I watch this, and I see the traffic on the roads on the way in to work, and I don't know how people do this every day. The would be stuck for half an hour in that traffic. It would drive me crazy.

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Marto » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:57 pm

DavidS wrote:
Marto wrote:
familyguy wrote:Nice to beat a line of traffic up a hill like that.

Jim


It is great, and hard not to be smug (or to not show it anyway :D ).

Here is a video of the same sort of thing on my commute. Could cause motion sickness (2x speed) or extreme boredom, but it shows the only way to reliably commute on this road in peak hour:
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I watch this, and I see the traffic on the roads on the way in to work, and I don't know how people do this every day. The would be stuck for half an hour in that traffic. It would drive me crazy.

DS


Absolutely, these people in cars must be so patient or have some way of dealing with it or blocking it out. It makes their commute time so variable, so some days they must be really late for work due to outside influences. If I HAVE to leave my bike at home, driving makes me nuts. I would rather take public transport and read a book or listen to podcasts as I go.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Lizzy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:28 pm

Marto wrote:Absolutely, these people in cars must be so patient or have some way of dealing with it or blocking it out.


The ones I come into regular contact with seem to cope with it by continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results :P [/unrepentant smug-biznitch cyclist]
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:06 pm

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Marto wrote:Absolutely, these people in cars must be so patient or have some way of dealing with it or blocking it out.

I drove to work today for the first time in ages - patient I am not but the only way I could deal with it was think about how much more I am going to enjoy riding tomorrow
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Max » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:21 pm

Marto, that looks like Oxley Rd, heading away from the Ipswich Motorway end towards the Indooroopilly bridge. Can you tell me what traffic is like heading in the other direction at that time of morning? It's one of the longer routes I'm considering for my ride to work.

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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Biffidus » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:35 pm

Careful of those passenger-side doors... they are just as painful as the driver-side ones!
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