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

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:39 pm

Get well soon Gretaboy
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Postby marinmomma » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:01 pm

So sorry to hear this news about Gretaboy, all the best for a speedy recovery.

Take care out there guys.
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Postby jules21 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:17 pm

that's terrible news Gretaboy. wishing you a speedy recovery. stay strong.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby michael_w » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:01 am

gretaboy and Mrs gretaboy, I wish your family all the best at this terrible time and may gretaboy make a full and speedy recovery
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Summernight » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:06 am

Terrible news about Gretaboy, thank you for updating us and I hope he makes a quick and speedy recovery.

My commute this morning was uneventful, but I encountered more cyclists than usual. Maybe the cooler conditions have brought them out of the woodwork.
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Postby westab » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:32 am

Gretaboy and mrs gretaboy - wishing you both all the best during this difficult time.

Hope and pray that you make a full recovery Gretaboy - all the best for you and your family.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby alexander » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:49 am

much love and good vibes going to gretaboy and family.

Melbourne: swirling blustry winds, mostly southerly, hard to tell.

Felt like a sad sack this morning, heavy legs, head wind, felt like my back tyre was fl@. But suprisingly, passed a tonne of people, and climbed well? Very weird. Only rode one day last week, and it was Monday so had a whole 7 days off due to Melbourne's heat wave.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lizzy » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:58 pm

Oh dear Lloyd, very best wishes beaming out to gretaboy and clan :( :(

First day back at work after a glorious break, started the year as I hope to continue on the new(ish) 28km commute. Beyond that I think I'll just count my blessings.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby WarbyD » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:35 pm

Ride from home to bullcreek train station (15km) this morning was very pleasant in spite of only getting around 4hrs sleep last night..

Riding home though felt like I was going to die haha.. Hot dry wind in one's face sucks!! Hopefully that ride home feels easier as the week goes on..

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

Postby poohkies » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:40 pm

Brisbane commute to airport

didn't enjoy it, stupid wind and running late! guess you get that on the good jobs,

is anyone taking suppliements for muscle repair etc over night / what you taken and how well is it working
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:49 pm

poohkies wrote:is anyone taking suppliements for muscle repair etc over night / what you taken and how well is it working


http://danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_522 ... rbon-750ml

Pretty good! :P
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby DavidS » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:58 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
poohkies wrote:is anyone taking suppliements for muscle repair etc over night / what you taken and how well is it working


http://danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_522 ... rbon-750ml

Pretty good! :P


Very nice.

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Postby poohkies » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:26 pm

not what i was thinking, but think it will probably do the job :)

Airport to Kenmore Commute 10:30pm


epic ride home, the wind was on my side loved every minute of it :)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby DaveOZ » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:01 am

Rain didn't stop me today.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby westab » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:40 am

DaveOZ wrote:Rain didn't stop me today.


+1 it was even a nice change from the heat on saturday.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:52 am

warm ride this morning
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby poohkies » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:05 am

wife's commute in, i just carried her bag

kenmore to southbank and back to Kenmore

lovely ride lots of people out :)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Summernight » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:20 am

I was late heading out today because after my swim at the gym this morning I headed out to the car park only to find some frustrated fellow gym goers with a stuck boom gate blocking the car park. Some were contemplating ramming the boom gate (that would have been fun!). It took about half an hour for the maintenance people to find the right key and hit the boom gate in the right spot in order to pull the boom out of the holder, and then off we went, 25 minutes later than anticipated.

Then the side street I usually take to get home after the swim was closed so I had to do a rat run through some one-way streets that didn't quite work. As expected after the boom gate debacle, I arrived home late, left home on the bike late and got to work late. Almost forgot my wallet and phone too in the rush, but remembered 200m from home so turned around and grabbed them.

I've been thinking about riding the bike to the gym as well. If I had this morning I would have sailed right out of there without a care that the boom gate was stuck. Ah well.

The ride was pleasant though. I had a quick chat to another cyclist while waiting for the lights on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth St about the 'lovely' new bike lane installed there in Elizabeth St... Which that morning was sporting two or more delivery vans that were poking out and blocking half of the already small bike lane. I don't ride in that lane anyway, but it just compounded the fact that that lane has been poorly installed. Here's hoping they actually do something about my complaint.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:25 am

Didn't ride last Friday or on Monday, I think the heat got to me last week. On top of that, I developed an inflammtion of my outer ear canal which then swelled up to the point where I couldn't hear properly in my right ear.
Decided that enough was enough and I'd take a break.

The heat on Thursday was enough to expand a concrete section on the path along Cheddar Rd to the point where two sections pushed together to form a flat inverted V, steep enough to throw one off the bike if one didn't brake for it
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Did ride to a picnic on Sunday on my cargobike, but was thwarted by one of these "cattle gates" meant to prevent cars and motorbikes from getting through. Unfortunately, a Bakfiets is way too long to fit through too:
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Sluggish ride in this morning - still not feeling 100%, but got there eventually, slowed down even more with a cool sourtherly headwind.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Robinho » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:31 am

poohkies wrote:Brisbane commute to airport

didn't enjoy it, stupid wind and running late! guess you get that on the good jobs,

is anyone taking suppliements for muscle repair etc over night / what you taken and how well is it working

I use musashi protein carb matrix (chocolate) which seems to do the trick to top up some calories and assist the muscles. Don't have much to compare it to, but it certainly seems better than when I wasn't using it
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:53 am

poohkies - go to nutrician warehouse jindalee homemaker centre
grab a tub of "100% lean whey"
also while you are there, grab a tub of revive - awesome pre- and in ride drink
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Summernight » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:20 am

TailWind wrote:The heat on Thursday was enough to expand a concrete section on the path along Cheddar Rd to the point where two sections pushed together to form a flat inverted V, steep enough to throw one off the bike if one didn't brake for it
The angle isn't that obvious in the pic:
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Woohoo! New jump! :P
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby H0LD THE LINE » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:23 am

My commute is right on 11K, this morning I got about 200m (10.8k) from work and realised I wasn't wearing my helmet. I'd ridden all that way and not noticed I'd left it at home :(
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How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby warthog1 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:59 am

Just read about Gretaboy :(

Best wishes on a good and speedy recovery to Greta and family.

Stay safe everyone. There are some seriously incompetent and distracted drivers out there.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby alexander » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:08 pm

Melbourne:

Grey, and mild wind, 16º. Well it felt like a mild wind this morning, more like a dutch hill when I was pedalling east towards the city, felt a lot stronger than it looked. Spotted 3 people walking their bikes along the Footscray bike path today, all in different spots. Very weird.

I find the greatest issue in getting a decent time, or shaving more off my commute is the red lights, I seem to get stuck in Docklands on some serious 90 second sets almost 4 in a row. Plus the amount of people I needed to pass was a lot, and I'd prefer to do this safely rather than rush for the sake of shaving off 30 seconds. But I suppose thats a good thing as it means more cyclists on the move! :)
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