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

Postby jasonc » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:28 am

poohkies wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:Balderdash. But then again I have been riding at night time where the garmin says 22-23 degrees :P


Yesterday morning at 2:45am it was warmish riding home at 1pm near killed me! Drank all my water before I got to the city :(


I've been consuming A LOT of water. I think the humidity is the reason I feel tired
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Paul 1965 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:21 pm

poohkies wrote:Brisbane Airport to Kenmore


ONLY A FEW WORDS OMGosh ITS HOT

that is all
You should have tried riding here in Melbourne over past few weeks, 40c+ for days on end :lol:
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:08 pm

poohkies wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:Balderdash. But then again I have been riding at night time where the garmin says 22-23 degrees :P


Yesterday morning at 2:45am it was warmish riding home at 1pm near killed me! Drank all my water before I got to the city :(


http://www.strava.com/activities/113665879/analysis
http://www.strava.com/activities/113954267/analysis

Look at those temps. Their not commutes but they were nice cool rides :P :P
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby poohkies » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:17 am

Kenmore to Brisbane airport

Beautiful morning ride to work, so many cyclist out
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby RonK » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:20 am

poohkies wrote:Kenmore to Brisbane airport

Beautiful morning ride to work, so many cyclist out

Yes, it was nice on the way out, but bloody windy on the way back...:D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby poohkies » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:17 am

RonK wrote:
poohkies wrote:Kenmore to Brisbane airport

Beautiful morning ride to work, so many cyclist out

Yes, it was nice on the way out, but bloody windy on the way back...:D


i saw a massive group as i went over the bridge, i'm hoping the wind has turned by 3:30 for the trip home
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:33 am

poohkies wrote:i'm hoping the wind has turned by 3:30 for the trip home


it was a south-easter. probably still would have been unpleasant for you

damp commute in this morning. ran into a riding buddy. he convinced me (didn't take much) to add a few kms in with him.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby WarbyD » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:51 am

Not a bad ride in this morning.. Decided to extend the commute by going around the river to causeway into the city rather than the narrows - only added around 4km to my journey (office is down the east perth end of the terrace) which was less than I expected. Tomorrow I think I will extend it further over to the Graham Farmer Fwy.. I definitely preferred coming in from the east of the city instead of via mount st overpass to St George's.

Bike felt incredibly sluggish on the flats this morning for some reason... Average was only 25.6km/h over 34km and felt like I was riding into a headwind in spite of there not being any such headwind.. Gotta figure out what the go is there.. Im thinking either the straps I wrapped around my rack are rubbing on the rear tyre (there is a small gap between the straps and the tyre when I'm off the bike, but I imagine it entirely possible that when I put my fat arse on the bike it's closing that gap) or one of my brakes is rubbing.. I couldn't hear anything rubbing this morning though to confirm either of these scenarios. Anything else that it could be?

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

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:33 am

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

Postby kb » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:06 pm

Kinglake detour again. Very foggy up there this morning. The route still needs a couple of tweaks but might make it semi-regular (at least while there's enough light).
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:28 pm

Only a 10km commute for me on Friday to pick up Mrs TW at the hospital in Malvern (the car was parked there).
Working from home today in order to play nurse here, attending Mrs TW's every beck and call. Did head to the shops on the cargo bike tho :).
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:31 pm

Perth:

One word. Muggy. :(
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby CXCommuter » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:49 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Perth:

One word. Muggy. :(


Two additional words- No Wind :D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby poohkies » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:59 pm

Kenmore to Brisbane Airport commute,

really didn't want to ride after this mornings Cootha effort, was about to go stuff it and take the car, but i didn't , even ran into the wife and moggile road for a kiss :) also Rhubarb that was me that said hello at Toowong! Other than that fantastic Ride had a Blast lovely weather temps that late in the evening, thought I had pushed really hard, didn't get that many pr's :(
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby find_bruce » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:20 pm

A commute for the weirdos - cabbie who wanted to share the lane & didn't appreciate the rebuff, a cyclist turning right who thought other cyclists coming up the hill were (1) going too fast & (2) were meant to give way to her.

Then there was me - got a few comments about carrying 3 tyres over my shoulder. Chose not to mention the 2 folding tyres in my backpack along with other cycling goodies ... got to love parcel deliveries :D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rodneycc » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:45 pm

Got overtaken by an old bloke on one of those foldup bikes with the massive seat posts. Oh the indignity! :-)

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:20 am

A bit of a wet one today. Thank God for mudguards. My opionion of P-plater tradies was re-enforced again this morning.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby DaveOZ » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:34 am

Been a bit off last few days, had a bad sleep and woke up with runny eyes but I had a great ride to work, a hot shower and feel better now! :D It is a beautiful morning so I waited for dusk and left 15min late. I'm the boss so I can do that. :twisted:
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:11 am

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

Postby poohkies » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:21 am

Local Ride, Drop Kids off at Daycare little inbetween and woolies for some shopping

Lovely weather lots of cyclists, was great!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby WarbyD » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:31 am

Enjoyable ride in.. Took longer route in today, around the river to Graham farmer fwy and over to the office from there.. Realised once I got over the river that I really don't know that part of town and had no idea which way to go from there lol. Ended up behind the WACA and went down Plain St (fun little hill!) to Adelaide tce.. Ride still wasn't as long as I wanted. Want to increase my morning commute to 40-50km..

All in all an entirely pleasant if completely unremarkable ride. The only semi-interesting thing was seeing Colin out on his unicycle (first time in the AM.. I was the fat guy on 29er that greeted you when passing on the approach to Cranford Ave). Oh and pulled the strap off the rack, fairly certain that's what was rubbing and making the bike feel sluggish yesterday...

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

Postby TailWind » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:25 am

Felt fairly fresh this morning despite a poor night's sleep. Had a good ride into the Melbourne CBD.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Summernight » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:37 am

Last night on the way home I passed a large group (easily a hundred or more) of screaming girls (mostly of Asian ancestry) who seemed to be following someone in particular (a celebrity?) at the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets. The large group of girls had complete disregard for any traffic and were blocking most of Swanston Street and were starting to block Collins St.

It was a really strange phenomenon to watch as the 'celebrity' crossed Swanston Street and all the screaming girls who were 9-10 deep followed him (I assume it was a him with all that screaming) in a bubble/wave formation with their phones out taking photos or videos.

I couldn't really see through the horde to the epicentre and the celebrity there, but is anyone aware of some J-Pop or K-Pop or other kind of something-Pop star/band being in Melbourne that would cause so many girls to clump together and go crazy?

The ride in this morning was nice and horde free. :D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Cowcorner » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:41 am

rodneycc wrote:Got overtaken by an old bloke on one of those foldup bikes with the massive seat posts. Oh the indignity! :-)


If you see it again, you might want to take a closer look. I got passed by one on the Docklands bike path - passed me like I was going backwards. It was only on closer inspection I discovered it was an e-bike. Didn't know they made 'em that small. 8)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:18 pm

Cowcorner wrote:
rodneycc wrote:Got overtaken by an old bloke on one of those foldup bikes with the massive seat posts. Oh the indignity! :-)


If you see it again, you might want to take a closer look. I got passed by one on the Docklands bike path - passed me like I was going backwards. It was only on closer inspection I discovered it was an e-bike. Didn't know they made 'em that small. 8)


I love playing with these buggers on coro drive - they can't sit on 30 and don't seem to like it when I go by them at over 40
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