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

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

Postby find_bruce » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:53 pm

That's my commuting done for the year - 5,225 km over 195 days. Happy days.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rheicel » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:55 pm

find_bruce wrote:That's my commuting done for the year - 5,225 km over 195 days. Happy days.
good job Bruce!

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

Postby nezumi » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:25 pm

nickobec wrote:First commute of the week (raced Sun, Tues, Wed) with a 30kph ESE, I head due north so crosswind.

Didn't push enough power out, only 180W along PSP instead of 200+, still got decent speed. Got to Canning Bridge, wind felt more SE, so did a 7min VO2max session, died in last minute. Had a rider stuck to my wheel for 5km (AT) 42kph.


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

Postby tubby74 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:44 pm

checked weather when I left work, 32 in the city at 39 at home. oddly didn't feel that bad but most of the hills are in the city end of the route. Sure was quiet though. Not often I leave right on 5 but I saw barely any bikes on the way home, even crossing kind street & Pyrmont bridge I only saw 2 other bikes
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:28 am

perfect weather in Brissy. pity I had to come to work. Only saw one other person commuting to work - we had a nice chat. Finally hit 13000kms commuting for the year. Only 1 goal left!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby __PG__ » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:27 am

Wetter than expected in Melbourne this morning. I think I need to put some silicon sealant around my cleat bolts and around the cleat, I'm getting moisture ingested through the bottom of my feet.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:37 am

jasonc wrote: Finally hit 13000kms commuting for the year. Only 1 goal left!


Well done, jason!
I scraped through 15000km on Friday, with a few commutes still to come during the last few working days of this year.
Next milestone for me is 40 000km (once around the world worth of commutes), which I should hit sometime in early Feb.

Managed to miss the rain this morning, roads were damp, and it started pouring down after I got settled in at the office. Hope it dries up for this afternoon's ride.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jules21 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:41 am

obviously i got up too late this morning! left at 8am, checked radar online before leaving the house - rain looked like it was skimming above Melb - smiled - rode off - 5 mins. later it started raining and didn't stop for the next 1:20. soaked.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby poohkies » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:25 am

Ride home killed, but stayed of milton road, was doing well till i had to do the centenary highway bike path then onto moggill road up the hill towards kenmore then some stupid hill that goes to Kersley road, before the last to hills i was still averaging above 30 :( plus side it took less than an hour, cause of my weird ride time's I'm currently ranked 3rd in the Ralph 500, haha that wont last long:)

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

Postby jasonc » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:57 am

did a 105km commute this morning. eat that gretaboy. :D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby poohkies » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:02 pm

jason that's not a commute, that's just being silly :P
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:19 pm

poohkies wrote:jason that's not a commute, that's just being silly :P


I may have taken a wrong turn or two. Some hills got in the way
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:31 pm

jasonc wrote:
poohkies wrote:jason that's not a commute, that's just being silly :P


I may have taken a wrong turn or two. Some hills got in the way


Don't you hate when that happens!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:32 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
jasonc wrote:
poohkies wrote:jason that's not a commute, that's just being silly :P


I may have taken a wrong turn or two. Some hills got in the way


Don't you hate when that happens!


seems to occur too often

finished the day with 127kms and over 2500m of climbing...and a unimpressed wife
biggest commuting day ever
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rabbit stew » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:09 am

Went for a late night xmas eve ride, very little cars on the road, lite shower of rain, nice and cool, beautiful.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby warthog1 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:15 pm

Hardly any cars on the road on the way in this morning. The kids opened thir presents before I left so it was a short sharp run on the tt bike via the direct route. No breeze, no cars and a tt bike made for a fast commute :)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rheicel » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:21 pm

Would be awesome if it is always like no cars on the road.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby isabella24 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:13 pm

rheicel wrote:Would be awesome if it is always like no cars on the road.


+1!

I went for a quick fang round parra park this morning before all the family commitments kicked in. Hardly saw a car between seven hills and parra, and the weather was perfect!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rheicel » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:23 pm

Good on you isabella24. I am planning to ride too but the rain put me off grrr!

2 more commuting days this year for me. Hopefully I can ride more next year!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby warthog1 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:34 pm

rheicel wrote:Would be awesome if it is always like no cars on the road.



So much more pleasant without having to worry about getting run over.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rheicel » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:36 pm

warthog1 wrote:
rheicel wrote:Would be awesome if it is always like no cars on the road.



So much more pleasant without having to worry about getting run over.

Yep, I guess it will remain just our dream for now until the time the mining companies can no longer find oil deposits.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby poohkies » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:53 pm

totally terrible ride in, had no mojo against the wind, couldn't wind up, nearly took me 1h 1/2 went the wrong way and did an extra 2-3 km's onto my commute in saying that i know have a route that's 35km's
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby poohkies » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:12 am

Ride home was fantastic, had a blast kept the mojo up and did it with a 30 plus av
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:18 am

geez poohkies - you're smashing it
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:47 am

jasonc wrote:finished the day with 127kms and over 2500m of climbing...and a unimpressed wife
biggest commuting day ever

:shock: That's massive....I feel downright lazy doing only 70km.... :wink:
To top off the guilt thing, I only commuted to work on Monday, worked from home on Tuesday - other than a couple of rides to by brother's place for lunches/dinners and some shopping with the cargo bike, the only thing I rode was my chair in the study :mrgreen:

Back to it today, feeling mighty sluggish!
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