Commute Pictures.

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Postby munga » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:26 pm

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this one might give someone a clue:
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Postby crog » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:58 pm

My Commute whilst in Sydne consist of:

Pyrmont around Darling Harbour, through Central Park into the Domain through Botanical Gardens, past opera house around circular key and rocks across harbour bidge though North Sydney and along trail into Chatswood.

Would challenge others to find a beter commute as I can divert through Kirabilli, around the harbor when i want to ad K's and even sometimes go via Manly or Bonda

I'll post some photos but can anyne claim a better commute being about 20 ks and scenic, not to mention the lycra brigade of girls walking and training with there personal trainers in the park
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Postby martinjs » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:30 pm

Ok not technically commuting pictures, but I did take them on one of my extended commutes home from work. Always reading about people cross training so I decided to go run up a hill.

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View from the top.

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Only about 500 meters each way and for my first time only ran half way and walked the rest, but was lots of fun and a great view.

Oh and no there's no roads at all to the top. :lol:
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Postby Aushiker » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:33 pm

G'day

Since we now have a proper commute section, I have moved this. Might be worth making it a sticky here.

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:01 am

G'day

Thanks to Martin for starting this thread. I have now bumped it up as a sticky to encourage more folks to share their commuting pictures.

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:01 am

Sometimes you see things on the commute that are worth stopping to take a photo

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Postby leximack » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:16 am

looks like a nice neighbourhood you ride through there Mike :lol:
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Postby sogood » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:22 am

I am surprised that it hasn't been picked up for conversion by a fixie diehard.

What's the bet that it'll show up in the retro/fixie sections, seeking for an ID of the frame? :lol:
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Postby martinjs » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:26 pm

Sure it's not your latest bike, Mike? :lol: :wink:
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Postby mikeg » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:08 pm

martinjs wrote:Ok not technically commuting pictures, but I did take them on one of my extended commutes home from work. Always reading about people cross training so I decided to go run up a hill.
Only about 500 meters each way and for my first time only ran half way and walked the rest, but was lots of fun and a great view.

Oh and no there's no roads at all to the top. :lol:


Is that out along the road to Ardlethan?
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Postby martinjs » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:03 pm

mikeg wrote:
martinjs wrote:Ok not technically commuting pictures, but I did take them on one of my extended commutes home from work. Always reading about people cross training so I decided to go run up a hill.
Only about 500 meters each way and for my first time only ran half way and walked the rest, but was lots of fun and a great view.

Oh and no there's no roads at all to the top. :lol:


Is that out along the road to Ardlethan?


Yes, one of the back roads Colinroobie RD and the dirt road is Middle Rd I think.
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:11 pm

The owner came out while I was taking the photo. His shed had caught on fire.
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Postby njg02 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:51 pm

Sometimes my ride takes me past Wollongong Harbour. Sometimes I'm there before the sun comes up and sometimes after.
Today I was there after and it still looked good.

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I tried to make a pano but the auto P&S didn't want to play.

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Postby martinjs » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:11 pm

Jeez, that Lighthouse has a bright light. :lol:

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Postby m@ » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:52 am

njg02 wrote:I tried to make a pano but the auto P&S didn't want to play.


Nice shots! :)

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Postby sharktamin » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:53 pm

Time for some Victorian countryside...

Todays commute:
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The rail trail...

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Postby munga » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:03 pm

my commute's so short, by the time i got my phone out i was already at work:

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:38 pm

munga wrote:my commute's so short, by the time i got my phone out i was already at work:

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Deep V's, looks like 36 spoke. What hubs are they laced to?
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Postby munga » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:11 pm

32 spoke front and rear, laced to 105 hubs mike.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby DaNmAn » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:40 pm

Drizzly morning, Canberra style...

Always pack my camera and phone in my backpack and on a schedule so yet to get any choice photos.

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Just over half way on my 16km morning commute - Cnr of Gunghalin Drive and Barton Hwy, Crace.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby steveoc » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:00 pm

Most of the people at my office think I am weird for riding a bike to work - surely its much easier and faster to drive, just like normal people do ? Some others think that I must be bitterly poor, and can't afford the petrol or running costs of a car. I think they might even feel sorry for me.

Anyway : here is how I start my day at work .. see the pictures, and see if you can work out why, given a choice, I ride to work. This is the 'long' way - 25mins tops, relaxed pace.

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Leaving the house.

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First part of the road heads up to the beach. No traffic through here.

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Onto the beachfront - shared path, usually a few pedestrians and a few bikes.

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Bouncy thing, camels, friendly crowd.

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Fee beach volleyball all year round.

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More paths - this is the rebuilt 'Magic Mountain' and million dollar ferris wheel. Nice wide paths to ride on.

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Tra la la la, la la la la.

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The old girl is still looking good.

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Path now splits off from the road and follows the beach - bikes and walkers only. This is the slow road - if you are running a timetrial, go right here and follow the road.

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Up to the boat club.

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Boat ramp and fishing spot.

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After the boat club, path now winds its way along through the sand dunes - awesome path, very wide and everyone is very friendly along here.

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Through the dunes - past the back of the holiday camp / caravan park.

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More path ... almost out now.

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Final section - used to have problems here with sand blowing across the track, so they rebuilt this track using pine planks, now all the sand problems are fixed. This wooden track continues later on after you get past semaphore, and its fun to ride.

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Out of the dunes and into West Beach -

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Bike friendly West Beach lifesaving club - brilliant spot to stop for a coffee if you need a break :)

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Down onto Burbridge Rd - a nice little descent, you can easily pickup over 45km/h down here and hold it on the straight that follows. Low traffic, wide road, no probs.

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First set of lights, crossing Tapleys Hill Road ... Adelaide's Hills looking inviting in the distance. This is the only slightly dangerous part of the route - major intersection with traffic flowing in from the left here to head up Sir Don Bradman Drive .. and no declared bike lane. Can get a bit squeezy up ahead, although the option is there to hop on the path which you can see to the left of this pic. This path is for inner suburb traffic and continues along to the golf course. Notice the lights have car lights, pedestrian lights - and bike lights !

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Last light - this light is an access light for bikes and pedestrians to cross Sir Don Bradman. Bike lane exists here, but it stops and starts for the rest of the way into town. We are going to push the button here and cross over into the airport - nice big wide roads in there with only courier traffic.

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Inside the airport complex now. Can stop to look at the helicopters and things - or put in a big sprint finish.

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There is actually an MTB path over to the left of the roads inside the airport here .. worth a look.

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There is a truly awesome Criterium track around here - that is not in use over the weekend. I wonder if we could organise something ?

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And there we go - made it to work. There are a couple of other guys that ride to work as well, and we always LOVE to talk about how our ride's went that morning. There is always something to tell, something different and genuinely interesting every day. I have NEVER heard any of the car drivers come in, greet each other enthusiastically and ask how their trip to work was ;)

I guess that makes me the weird one.
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby Pax » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:40 pm

MAGIC :D
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Postby rmgrimes79 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:01 pm

Pax wrote:MAGIC :D

+1 .... was going to add smart ass comment like ... 'still wonder why you ride' but that is a truely nice ride indeed 8)
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby trailgumby » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:19 pm

Brilliant! :lol: Why on earth would you take a car to work and miss out on that?
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Re: Commute Pictures.

Postby hartleymartin » Fri May 08, 2009 7:54 am

+1 You'd have to be an idiot to drive to work when THAT is your commute. You're damned lucky to have most of your route on cycle-ways and shared pathways. Mine's all roads except for a short bit on grass to avoid traffic lights and go down a back street. There are 3 sets of traffic lights on my commute, so it's not too bad I suppose. Bug DANG! I'd love to have a commute like yours.
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