How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lizzy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:02 pm

Little chilly, little headwind, felt surprisingly good considering unscheduled wakefulness ~0300. Felt a bit creaky due to tooling around on my bike all afternoon on Saturday (it is mutually agreed between homeboy and I that I'm removed from the house during AFL grand finals) so took it easy and trained it after 20km. Might head home tonight and see if I can get 2 return trips in this week.

Due to a long period of fatigue and demotivation I have been having impure thoughts about an e-bike. I even went and met some, but maybe I'll try getting fit again first. Signed up for two R2W breakkies so far :)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 pm

Got a puncture on the way home. Then my fly 6 wouldn't turn on. Joy

Update: Fully charged fly6 using original cable. It now turns on
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby bychosis » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:06 am

Great commute this morning along the foreshore on the fixie. Spoiled the mood a tad when I arrived at work and realised I'll be wearing the 'emergency reserve' old shirt today, forgot to bring a clean one.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby cancan64 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:22 am

Has been a magic week here... nice and dry so have managed a bit of climbing .. well 6500mtr so far ... off to the beach after work thanks to daylight savings... although partner is leaving early so I am commuting their and then back home in the morning via a bit of gravel ... rain due Sunday so wont be so lucky next week

This is from last Fridays commute


and from this morning
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:41 am

Cancan is about to over take me in the endomondo commuter challenge
This morning it was raining at my place so i started putting on the velotoze over shoes. They take forever to get on. I finally get them on, open the garage door and it had stopped raining
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby kb » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:03 pm

jasonc wrote:Cancan is about to over take me in the endomondo commuter challenge
This morning it was raining at my place so i started putting on the velotoze over shoes. They take forever to get on. I finally get them on, open the garage door and it had stopped raining

That’s the way they usually keep me dry too :-). At least your shoes would have aero.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:16 pm

kb wrote:
jasonc wrote:Cancan is about to over take me in the endomondo commuter challenge
This morning it was raining at my place so i started putting on the velotoze over shoes. They take forever to get on. I finally get them on, open the garage door and it had stopped raining

That’s the way they usually keep me dry too :-). At least your shoes would have aero.

The bag cover helped too....
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:44 am

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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Kev365428 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:20 pm

Well, that's very disheartening when I look at the side by side comparison with Laurens ten Dam.

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Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:13 pm

Kev365428 wrote:Well, that's very disheartening when I look at the side by side comparison with Laurens ten Dam.

Kev.

it's ok though. he's not competing in the ACF endomondo commuter challenge
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby cancan64 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:40 am

The forecast for Auckland on Sunday was rain up to today... have been lucky and missed most of it... well up to yesterday arvo... meet up with a few others to go find some gravel roads... rush to get to the start on time from work to find everyone late... and me being the only person still lugging a backpack (full of wiggle goodies)... then into the head wind we went... then rain... then a 4.5km climb at an avg of 7% by which time it was dark... a small break from climbing in a rooty walking track with stairs followed by a 15% 600mtr climb with the first 300mtrs at an average of 19%... was wrecked by then and we all decided to skip the rest of the gravel and head home... was just under 95km when I was close to home and normally I would keep riding to hit the 100km mark but being 10pm and temp had dropped below 10c so that was it for me... have made a note to save those rides for the weekend and not for going home
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby bychosis » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:46 am

I know we need the rain, but it arrived at the wrong time this morning. Ended up with a direct commute, later than I wanted - no extensions. Took the fixie so I don't need to clean any fiddly bits after the wet track. Rain is gone now, but we still need more.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Cyclophiliac » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:29 pm

I just had my 2nd 30° commute home in a row, and of course the heat just reminded me again of the glorious mid-30s heat I had in the European Alps and Pyrenees (especially the latter) in late June to early July. But then it doesn't take much to remind me of that trip: a steep and/or long hill will also do that. I wish I was back there, where cyclists are just treated as road users: nothing more or less.

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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby find_bruce » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:26 pm

Disappointed - ride to work day tomorrow ... and I'll be taking the bus. Darn injured shoulder

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