That's Sydney and Brisbane weather,Melbourne,s is VERY HOT and DRY.jasonc wrote:reminded me of melbourne weather on my commute this morning - dry then rain then sunshine (with a rainbow)
Beating the system - the cycling commuting section
That's Sydney and Brisbane weather,Melbourne,s is VERY HOT and DRY.
Bad luck dude! How was it though?
I did Cootha on Tuesday arvo, rewarded myself with a couple 150 lashes at the top
There was a guy on an electric peddle assist on the way home yesterday so I drafted him for a good 5km. Gees it makes commuting so much easier in a headwind when you can draft someone.
I thought I already had by virtue of not specifying Queensland - Your Queenslanders, not to be bundled with or confused with anyone else. (A bit like Snadgropers.)
Unchain yourself - Ride a unicycle .
phew. I was born in Melbourne, like half the people up here anyway.
Brisbane born and raised Yieewwwwwwww
Managed to ride in everyday this week, 38 degree ride on way home 13km . I ditched the kmart bike in favour of the RFA today and yesterday as it's an easier and faster trip compared to the kmart ride.
It's hot outside in Perth today (where isn't it?) but great riding conditions anyway.
Came across a few riders I am familiar with, changed my mind about the coffee at Deep Water point. I was greeted with "It'll be 20 minute dalay, it that's OK" - I've learned that their estimates are just an excuse for a far longer delay so, instead, I saved the break for the little place at the end of Coode Street.
After taking the long way around, I stopped at Sassys for the usual ten minute workout outside (shoulder circles, flutter kicks, leg raises, butt raises, situps, and arches) before having my usual coffee etc while I read the paper.
Headed around the river before heading into the CBD where I dipped into the Forest Chase fountains. Bought an icy lemon slushy. Tolerated briefly some annoying bullying twerp who was loudly and offensively trying to elicit a fight from some guy that was sitting with his girlfriend trying not to encoiurage him. I got up and told him, in equally offensive terms, to please be my friend - he was the most cowed bully I have seen in a long time as it only took some pensioner in lycra scare him off. (I hate bullies - To me bullies are those people who want to pick fights with people who are either physically at a disadvantage or people who would rather avoid a fight at all costs -which is most of us. Typically not willing to confront anyone else).
Got home and settled down for a freezing cold ginger beer and now I looking for another.
Unchain yourself - Ride a unicycle .
Hi there this is gretaboys wife here. Just informing you that gretaboys commute to work on thursday morning ended very badly. He was hit by a 4wd in Bersefield and sustained serious head and spin fractures. It was touch and go there for a while but currently in a stable condition in ICU. Unfortunately gretaboy has sustained a spinal cord injury. Surgery was required to fuse his neck fractures so there would be no further damage sustained to his spinal cord. Next step after things settle is rehab at RNS. The future at this stage is uncertain.
Thoughts are with you.
Fark me. Really sucks to hear about that. My thoughts go out for you, gretaboy and your family.
PLEASE pass on our thoughts to gretaboy. And please keep us updated
No words, I just hope he is able to recover, thoughts with you guys
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
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X 2. Very sorry to hear this. Hoping for a speedy recovery.
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Just awful news. Hoping the rehab & recovery go well. Let us know when he makes it to RNS & is ready for visitors
I hope things go well.... For Gretaboy, wife and family,
Thinking of you,
Geez, hope Gretaboy will be ok. Looks like a long rehab by the sound of it. Best wishes and get well mate.
Let's all be careful out there.
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Oh no, oh no! Words fail me.
Devastating news. My thoughts are with you and gretaboy, and I wish you and gretaboy and family all the strength and positive energy to pull through this.
gretaboy is determined and fit and I am sure he'll do his utmost to achieve a full recovery. Please send him my best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Soma Double Cross 2012 - Commuter || Giant CitySpeed (Alfine 8 IGH) - Commuter || Bakfiets Long 2011 - Cargo Bike
All strength to the gretaboy clan, prayers for a swift recovery.
Tapatalk did this...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
I am so very sorry to hear about this tragedy. I add my best wishes to everyone else's and hope that you and your family are strong enough to cope with the recovery process. One day at a time. Heal well.
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Thanks everyone for your well wishes. Not much has changed since last post . Still in ICU and in a lot of pain
Please tell him I'll do my best to hold TW away from P1 on the endomondo commuter challenge. hopefully that'll give him a smile
I'm so sorry to hear this terrible news, very scary thing to happen, thoughts and wishes are with you and your family
Greetings Commuters, it's been a long time since I last checked in. I started a new job waaay on the other side of town a fortnight ago, and my commute is now 31km each way instead of 20. I managed to ride 3.5 days in the first week, and 3.5 days last week (it was 40 degrees most days, and I'm still carrying 5kg extra from Christmas wine and pudding). I'm loving the extra ride in the mornings, but the heat during the afternoons last week was brutal. I'm gonna be so pleased to get used to this commute. It's just what I needed to inspire me to commit to ride more. This week I'm aiming for five days.
Being Canberra, I can stay on the paths for up to 3/4 of the ride, which is good as Canberra roads tend to be a sea of broken beer & alcopop bottles during Spring and Summer. One arvo last week I was riding on someone else's wheel and rode over an old steel laundry tap handle which I didn't see (and the other rider didn't point out). Fortunately it only caused a pinch flat, but that sized debris can cause a crash or buckled rim.
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OMGosh, that is terrible news. I wish Gretaboy and yourself all the best for rehab and recovery. He's very fortunate to have you there to help during such a difficult time.
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