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

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu May 15, 2014 7:01 pm

"We are out of Bort license plates. I repeat. We are out of Bort license plates"
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lizzy » Thu May 15, 2014 7:26 pm

Stomach cramped up something wicked on the way home last night at about the 20km mark. Note to self: do not eat the ref nachos :x

Still conducting system tests on the headlight, after I got home I left it to run right down and it went a good 2 hours after the low-battery warning, so that makes me feel better since I want to be able to trust it. After a full discharge/charge this morning, will see what happens tomorrow ... (riveting, I know ...)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Thu May 15, 2014 8:03 pm

Whorl wrote:Got overtaken by jasonc tonight on the way home talking about his ticket. Tried to keep up, but was too slow! ;)

geez - it was a lazyish ride home
where was that?
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Whorl » Thu May 15, 2014 8:14 pm

jasonc wrote:geez - it was a lazyish ride home
where was that?


Down along the river :)

I'm still pretty slow lol, only a couple months into the full time commuting!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Thu May 15, 2014 8:22 pm

Whorl wrote:
jasonc wrote:geez - it was a lazyish ride home
where was that?


Down along the river :)

I'm still pretty slow lol, only a couple months into the full time commuting!


before or after oxleys on the river? i kind of put the hammer down after oxleys....
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Whorl » Thu May 15, 2014 8:27 pm

Somewhere around there mate! Caught up at the lights and wasn't far behind most the way out to jindalee
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Thu May 15, 2014 8:39 pm

Whorl wrote:Somewhere around there mate! Caught up at the lights and wasn't far behind most the way out to jindalee


ah - were you the guy on the giant I spoke to at sumners rd?
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Whorl » Thu May 15, 2014 8:41 pm

jasonc wrote:ah - were you the guy on the giant I spoke to at sumners rd?


Nah, I'm very quiet lol. Beardo on a trek flatbar, panniers. :)

I split off at jindalee and head up to canossa hospital.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Thu May 15, 2014 8:42 pm

Whorl wrote:
jasonc wrote:ah - were you the guy on the giant I spoke to at sumners rd?


Nah, I'm very quiet lol. Beardo on a trek flatbar, panniers. :)

I split off at jindalee and head up to canossa hospital.


red trek flat bar?
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Whorl » Thu May 15, 2014 8:42 pm

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

Postby jasonc » Thu May 15, 2014 8:43 pm

Whorl wrote:Black


will keep an eye out. say gday. I don't bite, most of the time
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Fri May 16, 2014 9:49 am

had an incident this morning. less than 500m from home going straight through a green light, a car coming the other way turns right in front of me. it's a dead end street. I knew exactly where they were going. Went and had a chat. Driver apologised, she didn't see me (I had my lights on, wasn't riding in the gutter). She was shaking, I wasn't. She'll pay more attention from now on.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Summernight » Fri May 16, 2014 10:51 am

Nice rides last night and this morning. Brakes seem to be working better, although sometimes a bit squealy. But I can live with that if they are properly contacting the rim.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lizzy » Fri May 16, 2014 11:14 am

Lovely mild weather this morning, got by quite happily with a t-shirt with merino zip-up cardy. PSP detour is adding a good 5-10 mins to my commute, looking forward to it being over so I can have a few more 'z's when it starts getting really cold.

Treated myself to an Allegro brass bell - so shiny and I loved the sound, had to have it. Being as shiny as it is, it has the unintended consequence of an extreme-fish-eye mirror effect. And of course I'm leaning into it chest-first; my reflection looks like the bow-legged offspring of Dolly Parton and a spider monkey :shock:
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Fri May 16, 2014 11:16 am

Lizzy wrote:my reflection looks like the bow-legged offspring of Dolly Parton and a spider monkey :shock:


thank you for making me laugh
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Mububban » Fri May 16, 2014 12:47 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:"We are out of Bort license plates. I repeat. We are out of Bort license plates"
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Hahaha, that is awesome. One of my mates here in WA had BORT license plates too :D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Mububban » Fri May 16, 2014 1:06 pm

jasonc wrote:had an incident this morning. less than 500m from home going straight through a green light, a car coming the other way turns right in front of me. it's a dead end street. I knew exactly where they were going. Went and had a chat. Driver apologised, she didn't see me (I had my lights on, wasn't riding in the gutter). She was shaking, I wasn't. She'll pay more attention from now on.


Glad you survived intact and the driver took it on board rather than blaming you.

I've only seen one poor guy get hit in exactly this circumstance, female driver turned across without seeing him (broad daylight), he tried turning down the side street and braking but ended up on her bonnet. He got a cut knee and one on the back of his head, his very expensive road bike got its back end smashed up, but he took it largely in his stride. Whereas the driver was absolutely in shock, shaking and apologising etc.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Fri May 16, 2014 1:23 pm

Not much to report, still good weather here in Melbourne, only fly in the ointment is a rather gusty northerly that's been making me work hard on the home-bound commute.

Happy Friday! :D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Fri May 16, 2014 1:28 pm

TailWind wrote:only fly in the ointment is a rather gusty northerly that's been making me work hard on the home-bound commute.


a week off will fix that
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Fri May 16, 2014 1:34 pm

jasonc wrote:
Whorl wrote:Black


will keep an eye out. say gday. I don't bite, most of the time


Unless you have a belt drive, in which case he will inform you there is something wrong with your bike (and I will argue the opposite).
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Fri May 16, 2014 1:41 pm

GeoffInBrisbane wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Whorl wrote:Black


will keep an eye out. say gday. I don't bite, most of the time


Unless you have a belt drive, in which case he will inform you there is something wrong with your bike (and I will argue the opposite).


don't get me started on belt drives.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Fri May 16, 2014 2:06 pm

jasonc wrote:don't get me started on belt drives.

You retro-grouch! :wink:

Form & Function - a thing of beauty...and Alfine 11 Di2! I'd be all over this in a heartbeat...

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

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Fri May 16, 2014 4:07 pm

Me too, want!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby tubby74 » Fri May 16, 2014 8:58 pm

Got a thorough honking tonight for the crime of not running a red light. Waiting to turn left as was the car, light go green except for a red arrow due to pedestrians crossing. Idiot seemed so intent on bike hate they didnt pay the lights any attention.

apart from that the weather has been awesome this week
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lurkin » Sat May 17, 2014 8:42 am

Managed to get green lights all the way from Melbourne to Preston on thursday.. home ten minutes earlier!
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