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

Postby 98octane » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:27 am

Aaron.B wrote:Easy ride to and from work last Thursday, after the calf cramps of Wednesday..

This morning's trip in was good. Got pushed from behind by a MTB, he was damn fast. Was right on my tail the whole way to QUT, where I assume he changed course.

It's good to have somebody to give you incentive to push harder, I think it normally works better when they're in front, because you're trying to keep up with them, but having this guy tail me the whole way in gave me some extra push as well :)


I agree. I overtook a guy going pretty fast on a MTB near the CBD. I sped up to drop him, but he stayed with me for over 10km. Turns out he lives in the next street over. He did well to keep up (AT) 35-40kph on the straighter sections with his knobbly tyres (although he admitted it's much easier when drafting).

This morning, I overtook another guy who then drafted me for about 5km. I dropped him up a hill. Then I got stuck behind a bunch of slower riders between Chapel St and Punt Rd on the MYT. Still got to work with an average speed of 32.5kph though, despite the traffic and wind.

I'll probably feel the pain of these CCR efforts in my legs by the end of week!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:34 am

CXCommuter wrote:Spectactular morning over here in Perth- more fair weather cyclists awakening from hibernation (and overcooking it with grand CCR ambitions :roll: :roll: Generally they get put back in there place (after I get a good wheelsucking out of them :twisted: )
Ride2work day tommorrow- aiming to get there early.

There place > Their place. You can't be a CCR enforcer without good grammar ;)

I was surprised to have a road bike with twin rear seat bottle cages following me at a cruisy pace on a flat sheltered section of PSP with no wind to hide from.
He had gear top to toe so may have started a lot earlier a long way back and having a rest, as he rode off to follow the next faster group after bunching at an intersection.

Perhaps a pre-Ride2Work trend, I've noticed what look like couples riding slower than average with female in front and male behind, or possibly not related to Ride2Work and is just male perverts who don't know when it's time to pass in good taste.

I haven't managed to find a V8 Range Rover Sport to drive to work for my own Drive2Work day, and the full cooked breakfast by the river at $25 seems like it a lot, so I'll re-visit the bakery (I ended the Friday weekly detour past it a couple months ago) a little go a bit further there.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby kb » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:31 pm

eldavo wrote:There place > Their place. You can't be a CCR enforcer without good grammar ;)

How about, "...their 'There, there...' place"? ;-)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:40 pm

Variable conditions in Melbourne for the ride back yesterday afternoon. Had an appointment in Carlton North with the family, got slightly rained on during the ride there. At 3:30pm, Mrs TW and the kiddos headed back home in the car and I hopped on the bike for the remaining 22km back home, blue sky above.
As I was nearing Reservoir, it started bucketing down, and the rain persisted for the remaining 10km or so. Arrived home, opened the garage, and was surprised that the car wasn't inside. Took off wet kit, wiped bike down, then Mrs TW arrives. "Did you stop off at the shops...?" I ask. Nope, she drove home directly. So despite me riding 22km vs her 19km back, I still arrived 5 mins earlier. Another win for the bike!

Chilly again this morning, but dry.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby JohnJoyner » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:42 pm

Weird weather...
Rode home in 37degrees last Thursday, with a hot wind... Was high 30's again on Sunday.
Left this morning at 5.45am to do the extra long 52km commute to work... Was 3 degrees & I had to pull out the arm & knee warmers... The latter staying on all 52 km..
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:48 pm

kb wrote:How about, "...their 'There, there...' place"? ;-)

Appropriate, is that where serial wheelsuckers come from :D

I saw a guy my Dad's age who would sprint up to anyone at any speed, and cruise much slower, then sprint to latch onto any next person passing them.
I didn't notice it until I saw him baulk the riders passing so he could latch onto them easier.
Has an odour of post-ride "there, there..." place to it =D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:56 pm

TailWind wrote: Mrs TW and the kiddos headed back home in the car and I hopped on the bike for the remaining 22km back home,


doesn't count as an endomondo commute though as it didn't replace another form of transport. only your trip to carlton does
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:01 pm

jasonc wrote:
TailWind wrote: Mrs TW and the kiddos headed back home in the car and I hopped on the bike for the remaining 22km back home,


doesn't count as an endomondo commute though as it didn't replace another form of transport. only your trip to carlton does


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

Postby casual_cyclist » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:36 pm

I had a brisk commute in this morning. I have to leave early so I left home a 6:07. There were very few cyclists in my direction at that time of day.

In other news, the early cyclists at work are very chirpy and "good morning" each other. Some one needs to teach them some manners. The late crew (i.e. me) know how to conduct themselves properly and don't even make eye contact :wink:
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby hudnut » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:47 pm

First Commute with powertap installed this morning for a bit of a play.

Now I can tell everyone I'm on a "recovery ride" when I get blown away by kids with training wheels.

Interesting to see the difference between Strava made-up guesstimate power and actual power.

I no longer produce 1.3KW spikes in power on the way to work.

But!

I do consistently generate 500-750W for reasonable periods to haul my fat @rse up some hills.

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

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:49 pm

TailWind wrote:
jasonc wrote:
TailWind wrote: Mrs TW and the kiddos headed back home in the car and I hopped on the bike for the remaining 22km back home,


doesn't count as an endomondo commute though as it didn't replace another form of transport. only your trip to carlton does


Errr, what?
Morning commute: Mill Park (Home) -> Melbourne CDB (Work) counts
Afternoon commute: Melbourne CBD (Work)-> Carlton North (Appointment) counts Carlton North (Appointment)-> Mill Park (Home) doesn't replace car journey so it'd be recreation trip.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:03 pm

It reads to me that he cycled to and from work with a stop-off on the return. No car involved. No recreation (but let's not forget that "this crap is supposed to be fun" as Tim Rogers sings =D
PS: Does this affect business tax deductions on your bicycle registration or something?
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:05 pm

eldavo wrote:It reads to me that he cycled to and from work with a stop-off on the from.
PS: Does this affect business tax deductions on your bicycle registration or something?

the problem is a journey occurred on the bike that did not replace another form of transport. Where's gretaboy????
just the endomondo ACF commuter challenge (TW is far enough in front of me that it probably doesn't matter)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:20 pm

Where did the other form of transport come from?
He arrived to an appointment on a bike.
He left the appointment on a bike.
EOS.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:24 pm

he met the family at carlton. they came in the car.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:44 pm

lol, how does that affect his cycling?
Do you list dependents on your endomondo ACF commuter challenge and do you take responsibility for them?
This sounds more like the tax return...
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby CXCommuter » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:34 pm

eldavo wrote:
kb wrote:How about, "...their 'There, there...' place"? ;-)

Appropriate, is that where serial wheelsuckers come from :D

I saw a guy my Dad's age who would sprint up to anyone at any speed, and cruise much slower, then sprint to latch onto any next person passing them.
I didn't notice it until I saw him baulk the riders passing so he could latch onto them easier.
Has an odour of post-ride "there, there..." place to it =D


Their Their it is all gooderer.

I see lots of guys do that- found myself doing it this morning enforcing a guys natural CCR pecking order- went to overtake on a rise to find a succession of guys (four) already in the process of overtaking us, So tagged onto the back of these guys (but NOT realsucking, sorry wheelsucking). Good grammar does not an enforcer make- you need spades of stupidity (me).

P.S me being an enforcer is sarcasm in the extreme- I am still fighting to get out of my wet brown paper bag from lunch (also wondering how I got in the brown paper bag also)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:25 pm

Had a pleasant commute this morning with not a puff of wind. The best bit was it was my first commute to work in daylight in 6 months.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Tomca74 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:50 pm

After a run of bad luck with cars, I invested in a cheap action cam and mounted it on the right side of my helmet. Last week everyone behaved, but it was a cheap and nasty camera and the footage is terrible. I have since mounted a better one on the handlebars and this morning the bad behavior was back. For the afternoon ride I strapped the other one to the helmet again and I assume the camera is a visual deterrant for moron motoring because the trip was without even a close pass.
And while shopping I purchased a mirror which I find gives me a bit of fore warning for shoddy driving so I can anticipate how bad an overtake might be.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:32 pm

Hey, someone at work with the 2009 Norco A-Line Park next to you has the black fabric velcro chainstay guard on the non-drive side, and seemingly a dirty greasy drive side chainstay as a result =D
PS: here's what it should look like if you want to tell them ;)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:55 pm

jasonc wrote:
eldavo wrote:It reads to me that he cycled to and from work with a stop-off on the from.
PS: Does this affect business tax deductions on your bicycle registration or something?

the problem is a journey occurred on the bike that did not replace another form of transport. Where's gretaboy????
just the endomondo ACF commuter challenge (TW is far enough in front of me that it probably doesn't matter)


Going to stick this in the ACF Commuter Challenge Thread for further examination :wink: ...interesting views...
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Tomca74 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:37 pm

eldavo wrote:Hey, someone at work with the 2009 Norco A-Line Park next to you has the black fabric velcro chainstay guard on the non-drive side, and seemingly a dirty greasy drive side chainstay as a result =D
PS: here's what it should look like if you want to tell them ;)
http://all.global-riders.net/files/imag ... G_0928.jpg


that side is the one he leans the bike against a post at home.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:50 pm

haaha, fair enough, I was more chuffed that I spotted the bike model and then wondered why it was mirrored for a moment ;)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby kb » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:35 pm

eldavo wrote:Where did the other form of transport come from?
He arrived to an appointment on a bike.
He left the appointment on a bike.
EOS.

Perhaps the bike didn't fit in the car with the rest of the family. With a lift home he would need to fetch it, so the commute should count double :-P
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:38 pm

kb wrote:
eldavo wrote:Where did the other form of transport come from?
He arrived to an appointment on a bike.
He left the appointment on a bike.
EOS.

Perhaps the bike didn't fit in the car with the rest of the family. With a lift home he would need to fetch it, so the commute should count double :-P


I still see it as recreation. A car trip from carlton was still required.....

100kms for the day commuting for me (no cars, promise)
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