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

Postby rheicel » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:19 am

Wet morning ride to work. I am fully equipped today, so there is no problem riding in wet. I only saw one cyclist though :-)
Where are the others?
It is only hard on my first step outside. Once I have stepped onto the pedals, adrenalin kicked in and there is "no stopping me" after that. Went straight to the hot shower at work after the commute.

Here is the short video of my commute...

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

Postby Summernight » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:12 pm

Foggy and cold this morning, although there wasn't as much frost on the grass this morning as Friday morning so possibly not as cold as Friday. Still cold, but once in the saddle all was good apart from needing to get the fingers to warm up.

Fairly uneventful ride apart from the right hand hook turners on the corner of Collins and Elizabeth who decided to start turning on the just-turned-yellow without looking (people are still going through then, not to mention that the road rules say you do not turn until the light turns green!!!). The cyclist in front of me apologised to me for swearing at the drivers (no need to apologise, Mr Cyclist, as I was thinking the same thing :P ).
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby oxonabike » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:54 pm

Commuter bike was out of position (ie: still at work) for the trip in this morning, so the roadie was rostered for the run. Wow, fast trip very enjoyable. Infact, noting the headwind out there, I think it will be doing the return run tonight. The commuter can go home in the car with the wife!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby queequeg » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:45 pm

rheicel wrote:Wet morning ride to work. I am fully equipped today, so there is no problem riding in wet. I only saw one cyclist though :-)
Where are the others?
It is only hard on my first step outside. Once I have stepped onto the pedals, adrenalin kicked in and there is "no stopping me" after that. Went straight to the hot shower at work after the commute.

Here is the short video of my commute...



I saw one other cyclist between Dural & Nth Sydney. It was mostly drizzle at 5:30am, but due to flooding I had to detour around my usual M2 underpass route, and the poor visibility from headlights reflecting on the road meant that I took the circuitous backstreet route.
Should get a dry ride home as we've been given the ok to bail early before the nasty weather arrives.
If it is awful tomorrow I will work from home.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby CXCommuter » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:04 pm

[quote="rheicel"]Wet morning ride to work. I am fully equipped today, so there is no problem riding in wet. I only saw one cyclist though :-)
Where are the others?
It is only hard on my first step outside. Once I have stepped onto the pedals, adrenalin kicked in and there is "no stopping me" after that. Went straight to the hot shower at work after the commute.

Here is the short video of my commute...

Rheicel, Thanks for the video- having lived up Mowbray Road up to the start of 2013 (and still owning property along there) was good memories, one question, has the Shell and Maccas at Lane Cove West turned into a construction Site?
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby queequeg » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:23 pm

CXCommuter wrote:
rheicel wrote:Wet morning ride to work. I am fully equipped today, so there is no problem riding in wet. I only saw one cyclist though :-)
Where are the others?
It is only hard on my first step outside. Once I have stepped onto the pedals, adrenalin kicked in and there is "no stopping me" after that. Went straight to the hot shower at work after the commute.

Here is the short video of my commute...

Rheicel, Thanks for the video- having lived up Mowbray Road up to the start of 2013 (and still owning property along there) was good memories, one question, has the Shell and Maccas at Lane Cove West turned into a construction Site?


The Shell servo is now a hole in the ground, but the main building and car wash are still there. I think they are cleaning up where the fuel tanks were.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rheicel » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:37 pm

queequeg wrote:The Shell servo is now a hole in the ground, but the main building and car wash are still there. I think they are cleaning up where the fuel tanks were.

^This.

They will probably start the construction sooner than later. Time is money to the builders!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rheicel » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:39 pm

queequeg wrote:I saw one other cyclist between Dural & Nth Sydney. It was mostly drizzle at 5:30am, but due to flooding I had to detour around my usual M2 underpass route, and the poor visibility from headlights reflecting on the road meant that I took the circuitous backstreet route.
Should get a dry ride home as we've been given the ok to bail early before the nasty weather arrives.
If it is awful tomorrow I will work from home.

Car for the next two days as I have early medical appointments on those days. :-(
I will be back commuting only on Thursday!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby queequeg » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:41 pm

Bailed from work 35min early to beat the approaching wall of water. Home nice and dry!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby DavidS » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:29 pm

Wow, fog thicker than I have seen in years this morning. No fog before Albert Park though, Brighton and StKilda seemed fairly clear.

I can't believe people went out on Saturday morning, I stayed home in a nice warm bed as it ain't a work day so it ain't a commute day.

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

Postby Sparx » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:02 am

Well despite the predictions of Armageddon here in Sydney, this mornings ride was dry and pretty good conditions. A nice moment when I gave a smile and wave to a motorist who had been nice and patient and she gave me a big smile and thumbs up.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:20 am

very cold in Brisbane this morning. half way around the riverloop it was 5.5 degrees. happy I wasn't leaving home then - would have been about 2 degrees.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:43 am

Uneventful ride back yesterday afternoon, coolish, and a few drops from a hazy sky.
Warmer at 3C this morning, some damp/wet patches from the previous night's rain/drizzle. Good thing we didn't hit freezing again, would have been a very slippery ride otherwise. Lots of fog made parts of the trail quite eerie, and the sound-insulating quality of the fog instilled an interesting sense of isolation. Incident free ride into the Melb CBD, which is always pleasant.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Summernight » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:10 am

I thought it'd be foggy the whole way in to work but it burnt off before I got to Hoddle Street. It was a lovely ride in today.

And last night's ride home was okay too, apart from one MGIF who roared past me in the straight-ahead lane as I'm in the bike/left turn lane, then indicated to turn left in front of me, had merged halfway into my/the left turn lane and then decided he'd actually seen me (or realised the speed I was going wasn't as slow as he'd thought) so stopped his turning to presumably let me undertake on the left of him. No way was I putting myself in that position to get left-hooked even if he had seen me so he got waved to continue with his left hand turn.

Oh and the cars held me up again on one of the streets I ride... These slow cars should be registered. :wink: Not that I overly mind if I can cruise at a constant speed and they drive smoothly and don't decelerate quickly before the speed bumps.

Two uneventful commutes in a row. Lovely. :)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby __PG__ » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:39 am

Foggy this morning..meant my glasses kept fogging up.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby CXCommuter » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:00 am

Plenty of CCR action this morning (with me as the bunny). Lots of people out and about trying for that last bit of fitness before this weekends cyclosportiff at Swam Valley. Seriously things got dangerous with big trains of up to 8-10 roadies screaming past people at over 40km/h. Amazed no one got hurt. After being sick over the weekend and yesterday I took it at a moderate pace. If they are still around tomorrow might have to give it a stab at regaining some CCR points
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby oxonabike » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:59 am

Cairns and perfect riding conditions this morning although at 18 degrees I need to think about the full fingered gloves :wink:

Honourable mention to good guy motorist who performed a text book pass on a narrow bridge this morning. I was so impressed, I've uploaded it - who know's, maybe it might (should) become a training video!

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

Postby Lizzy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:12 pm

Back in the game :)

Was having a nice easy time of it this morning then 5 minutes out from the office I got nailed right in the face by a brief but powerful downpour. The only article of riding gear that didn't get saturated was my rain jacket, still safely tucked away in my trunkbag because I didn't feel like stopping.

In my haste to get out the door I grabbed the wrong pants - my skinny low-slung ones, when sadly I'm in a non-skinny phase ATM - luckily I keep a spare set of more office-appropriate mum-pants in my foot locker at work, because I'm sure my colleagues would much rather get their muffin top fix from the cafe ... :oops: Hooray for spares!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Lizzy wrote:Hooray for spares!


N+1 works for clothing as well as bikes

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

Postby casual_cyclist » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:47 pm

My commute this morning was wet...
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TraceyG » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:54 pm

Frustrated this morning. Gloriously clear, dry morning but my headlight failed unexpectedly just 5km from home so I had to turn back and make my way back home very carefully. Looks like I will be up for a new one.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby __PG__ » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:50 pm

Helped a fellow commuter with his jammed chain on the ride home tonight. My reward for this good Samaritan behaviour? My left pedal snapped in half a kilometre from home at the bottom of a 10% hill !! Where is the karma?
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:44 am

Beautiful conditions in Melbourne yesterday afternoon for the ride back via MYT, Banyule trail etc. Made it in a good time too.
Cold this morning, 1C according to the digital temp display on Heidelberg Rd, but arrived in the CBD in good shape.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby alkhoo » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:03 am

Uneventful commute in from Southern Cross to my Port Melbourne office except that it was freezing and my toes are just starting to thaw out after an hour in the office! I took the knobbies off the Crux last night (after Sunday's Melburn Roobaix) and put on 28mm Conti 4-Seasons - felt quicker this morning without all that rolling resistance. :D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Sparx » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:26 am

I seem to be having pretty good luck in avoiding the rain here in Sydney. Wet roads this morning and strong winds but otherwise a pretty good ride in.
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