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

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:02 pm
by Lizzy
Little chilly, little headwind, felt surprisingly good considering unscheduled wakefulness ~0300. Felt a bit creaky due to tooling around on my bike all afternoon on Saturday (it is mutually agreed between homeboy and I that I'm removed from the house during AFL grand finals) so took it easy and trained it after 20km. Might head home tonight and see if I can get 2 return trips in this week.

Due to a long period of fatigue and demotivation I have been having impure thoughts about an e-bike. I even went and met some, but maybe I'll try getting fit again first. Signed up for two R2W breakkies so far :)

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

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 pm
by jasonc
Got a puncture on the way home. Then my fly 6 wouldn't turn on. Joy

Update: Fully charged fly6 using original cable. It now turns on

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

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:06 am
by bychosis
Great commute this morning along the foreshore on the fixie. Spoiled the mood a tad when I arrived at work and realised I'll be wearing the 'emergency reserve' old shirt today, forgot to bring a clean one.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:22 am
by cancan64
Has been a magic week here... nice and dry so have managed a bit of climbing .. well 6500mtr so far ... off to the beach after work thanks to daylight savings... although partner is leaving early so I am commuting their and then back home in the morning via a bit of gravel ... rain due Sunday so wont be so lucky next week

This is from last Fridays commute


and from this morning

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

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:41 am
by jasonc
Cancan is about to over take me in the endomondo commuter challenge
This morning it was raining at my place so i started putting on the velotoze over shoes. They take forever to get on. I finally get them on, open the garage door and it had stopped raining

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

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:03 pm
by kb
jasonc wrote:Cancan is about to over take me in the endomondo commuter challenge
This morning it was raining at my place so i started putting on the velotoze over shoes. They take forever to get on. I finally get them on, open the garage door and it had stopped raining

That’s the way they usually keep me dry too :-). At least your shoes would have aero.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:16 pm
by jasonc
kb wrote:
jasonc wrote:Cancan is about to over take me in the endomondo commuter challenge
This morning it was raining at my place so i started putting on the velotoze over shoes. They take forever to get on. I finally get them on, open the garage door and it had stopped raining

That’s the way they usually keep me dry too :-). At least your shoes would have aero.

The bag cover helped too....

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

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:44 am
by jasonc

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

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:20 pm
by Kev365428
Well, that's very disheartening when I look at the side by side comparison with Laurens ten Dam.

Kev.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:13 pm
by jasonc
Kev365428 wrote:Well, that's very disheartening when I look at the side by side comparison with Laurens ten Dam.

Kev.

it's ok though. he's not competing in the ACF endomondo commuter challenge

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:40 am
by cancan64
The forecast for Auckland on Sunday was rain up to today... have been lucky and missed most of it... well up to yesterday arvo... meet up with a few others to go find some gravel roads... rush to get to the start on time from work to find everyone late... and me being the only person still lugging a backpack (full of wiggle goodies)... then into the head wind we went... then rain... then a 4.5km climb at an avg of 7% by which time it was dark... a small break from climbing in a rooty walking track with stairs followed by a 15% 600mtr climb with the first 300mtrs at an average of 19%... was wrecked by then and we all decided to skip the rest of the gravel and head home... was just under 95km when I was close to home and normally I would keep riding to hit the 100km mark but being 10pm and temp had dropped below 10c so that was it for me... have made a note to save those rides for the weekend and not for going home

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

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:46 am
by bychosis
I know we need the rain, but it arrived at the wrong time this morning. Ended up with a direct commute, later than I wanted - no extensions. Took the fixie so I don't need to clean any fiddly bits after the wet track. Rain is gone now, but we still need more.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:29 pm
by Cyclophiliac
I just had my 2nd 30° commute home in a row, and of course the heat just reminded me again of the glorious mid-30s heat I had in the European Alps and Pyrenees (especially the latter) in late June to early July. But then it doesn't take much to remind me of that trip: a steep and/or long hill will also do that. I wish I was back there, where cyclists are just treated as road users: nothing more or less.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:26 pm
by find_bruce
Disappointed - ride to work day tomorrow ... and I'll be taking the bus. Darn injured shoulder

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

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:01 am
by g-boaf
Cyclophiliac wrote:I just had my 2nd 30° commute home in a row, and of course the heat just reminded me again of the glorious mid-30s heat I had in the European Alps and Pyrenees (especially the latter) in late June to early July. But then it doesn't take much to remind me of that trip: a steep and/or long hill will also do that. I wish I was back there, where cyclists are just treated as road users: nothing more or less.


I don't know about riding in the heat in those mountains, but I do remember riding over there in the mountains in Austria and Italy very much. Glorious. Absolutely glorious. And every hill here feels like nothing in comparison.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:11 am
by cancan64
cycling in 30c is a distant memory for me...7c this morning, and rained as I was leaving

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

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:01 pm
by Lizzy
Happy ride to work day :) Popped down to Elizabeth Quay to the breakfast, it filled up pretty quick! I was lucky enough to have a lady from Star Physio have a look at my setup, I've always had niggling heavy-handedness and a tendency to slide forward on my saddle, but now have a plan to shorten my stem a bit. Nice coffee and fun atmosphere.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:07 pm
by RobertL
find_bruce wrote:Disappointed - ride to work day tomorrow ... and I'll be taking the bus. Darn injured shoulder



I took the bus today too. Ironically, I consider myself a bike commuter but I don't ride on most Wednesdays due to after work activities, so I missed out on the Ride2Work stuff here in Brisbane.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:40 pm
by jasonc
I had drizzle and wet roads this morning. The breakfast at the law courts was empty.
Punctures Galore for me lately

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

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:38 pm
by Cyclophiliac
g-boaf wrote:
Cyclophiliac wrote:I just had my 2nd 30° commute home in a row, and of course the heat just reminded me again of the glorious mid-30s heat I had in the European Alps and Pyrenees (especially the latter) in late June to early July. But then it doesn't take much to remind me of that trip: a steep and/or long hill will also do that. I wish I was back there, where cyclists are just treated as road users: nothing more or less.


I don't know about riding in the heat in those mountains, but I do remember riding over there in the mountains in Austria and Italy very much. Glorious. Absolutely glorious. And every hill here feels like nothing in comparison.

Agreed. The hills on my commute seemed flatter than usual when I got back, and I've still managed to keep that overall level of fitness since returning.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:53 am
by tabb
jasonc wrote:I had drizzle and wet roads this morning. The breakfast at the law courts was empty.
Punctures Galore for me lately

5th puncture for in the last two weeks for me yesterday arvo - completely over this rain and all the crap it washes on paths.

Also didn't stop for breakfast yesterday... would have felt a bit weird being the only cyclist there.

Much better commute this morning. I see there's even a bit of sunlight currently, hope that sticks around.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:24 am
by cancan64
magic morning here...except the temp dropping below 6c... hope the rain clears in Brisbane soon... back there this weekend to see my kids and family

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

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:07 am
by bychosis
Got in some extra kms before the heavens supposedly open up tomorrow. Great start to the day. Pity I missed Ride2Work yesterday, but little tackers that need to get to school leave it too late to get to work by bicycle on time.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:21 pm
by Lizzy
Nailed a free snag and coffee this morning at the City of Vincent R2W breakfast, yay. A good gaggle turned out for it too, I was enterprising enough to stake out some sunny turf right next to the coffee cart when it opened.

Very gnarly looking crash on the Kwinana path as I headed south of the Narrows, rider well and truly down, being tended to by several others and ambos en-route when I passed. According to a fellow who was warning traffic upstream, one of the first on scene was a doctor. Those there seemed to have things under control so I figured the best contribution I could make was to get out of the way and keep going :( Hope he recovers well.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:56 pm
by chriso_29er
Beautiful morning yesterday for ride2work day down here in Melbourne.
Bit of a hot 30deg headwind on the way home though, but great to see so many out riding their bikes where I would usually be the loansome rider slogging it to work without seeing another rider.