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

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

Postby cancan64 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:19 am

We are getting down to 4c, heavy rain and strong winds... yesterday I could see the city lights from home so didnt take rain gear...got soaked and this morning I grabbed rain gear but Di2 battery was flat... Charged it on Friday night so something is draining it...went back home and changed bikes.
1 Day left of work although I may come back on Friday to finish my last 2 weeks work...
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Postby jasonc » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:30 pm

Cancan left you a message on your ride on Strava. I have read ideas about how to problem solve a "leak"
Still no access to the bike cage at work
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Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:19 am

still no access to the bike cage. no access to the showers. annoying....
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Postby find_bruce » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:13 am

Heard the familiar tick tick of a spoke hitting something each rotation - nope it was a 2" nail sticking out of the marathons. Threw it in a nearby bin & all was good again.
jasonc wrote:still no access to the bike cage. no access to the showers. annoying....
Chain your bike to the building managers desk, have someone else complain that you haven't had a shower

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Postby cancan64 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:17 am

Below zero this morning but at least the rain as gone. Di2 charged but Garmin on/off button now broken... over Garmins
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Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:07 am

find_bruce wrote:
jasonc wrote:still no access to the bike cage. no access to the showers. annoying....
Chain your bike to the building managers desk, have someone else complain that you haven't had a shower

Our company facility manager is trying to help me. Building managers are off site
Bike is chained to the outside of the cage
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Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:55 pm

Bike cage status update: I have been provided with a new card a now have access to the cage and showers. Win!
Wet roads out
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Postby jasonc » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:09 am

jasonc wrote:Bike cage status update: I have been provided with a new card a now have access to the cage and showers. Win!
Wet roads out

Bad news. Card works for bike cage and showers but not for my floor. The Saga continues
Wet roads and drizzle in
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Fly6ce failed. Wouldn't turn on. 2nd rear light died 5kms from home
Support call logged with cycliq
Had a puncture, valve core came out, then I couldn't get the valve core out of the flexihose. Thankfully a mate pulled up and I used his co2 dispenser and was on my way
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Postby Lizzy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:16 am

Fahrvergnugen cold 2.3 degrees when I left this morning. Thermals, thick fleece jersey and merino balaclava stuff. I also achieved a personal-worst time and I guess it's because my legs were frozen :shock:
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Postby find_bruce » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:26 pm

jasonc wrote:Fly6ce failed. Wouldn't turn on. 2nd rear light died 5kms from home
Support call logged with cycliq
Had a puncture, valve core came out, then I couldn't get the valve core out of the flexihose. Thankfully a mate pulled up and I used his co2 dispenser and was on my way

Fair dinkum Jason the way your luck is running atm I wonder if you didn't throw a black cat under a ladder and in to a mirror

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Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:05 pm

find_bruce wrote:
jasonc wrote:Fly6ce failed. Wouldn't turn on. 2nd rear light died 5kms from home
Support call logged with cycliq
Had a puncture, valve core came out, then I couldn't get the valve core out of the flexihose. Thankfully a mate pulled up and I used his co2 dispenser and was on my way

Fair dinkum Jason the way your luck is running atm I wonder if you didn't throw a black cat under a ladder and in to a mirror

There's some non bike related stuff too. It's ok. I'm still standing, healthy-ish, have a job and my wife hasn't stopped me buying bike bits, yet.
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Postby opik_bidin » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:41 pm

Funny thing on commute to work this morning.

Turned right to Westbourne street from Crystal st at Petersham, and was passed by a Car who seems in a hurry, but there was some road work ahead that blocked the street where the driver need to stop, but I as a cyclist was let to cycle through.

+1 thing to make drivers fume about cyclists

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Postby Cyclophiliac » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:15 pm

Somehow I ended up leading a bunch of about 4-5 other cyclists along the Koonung Creek Trail heading home today. :shock: I don't normally do that (because I'm just a middle-aged guy who rides a 16kg touring bike to and from work), but today I just decided to see how far I could lead them, and pushed myself to stay at the front of them all. After about 6-7km or so, I was just about to give up and wave them past, when one of them said "Thank you VERY much", and they all turned right off the path (and I breathed a stealthy sigh of relief! :) ).

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Postby find_bruce » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm

Much better than the poor bloke running toward me on Iron Cove Bridge - he went down hard, face first. I thought he had tripped over his own feet, but hiding in the shadows was a box. Blood all over his face but his friends turned up so I left it to them

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

Postby fat and old » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:42 pm

Clip stacked this morning. First time ever. ouch.

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Postby bychosis » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:30 pm

School hols so I get to cycle commute for the full week, not just 2 days.
Monday was dirt day. Took the MTB 'up and over'. Enjoyed that despite not having a lot of extra time to detour.
Yesterday was fixie day. Gained 2 CCR points passing two roadies on the way to work. Was in a bit of a hurry for an early start. On the way home I stopped by the car parts place to pick up an order, but the box was a lot bigger and heavier than expected so I raced home and drove back to pick it up right on closing time.
This morning was flat bar roadie day and a morning detour around the place because it's Council cleanup week and there have been a few half decent bikes around lately because scrap prices are down. Managed to find a set of car ramps so stashed them in the bushes for later pickup.
Which bike tomorrow? Fixie, Fatty, Dually, (Flat bar) Roadie, Oldie...
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:15 pm

Cold this morning, got to work a Garmin still said it was only 9ºC, that was in our basement parking area. But no real drama.

This afternoon was good - even extended my commute by 10km. Went past a family with kids, one of their young sons (probably only 5 I guess) was like "wow" as I went past. He thought my bike was about the coolest thing ever. So I stopped on the way back and chatted to the parents and let young kid have a look at my bike.

Not much to do, but maybe it's good some good PR.

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

Postby bychosis » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:09 am

Apparently today was the seventh day
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Well, it's the 7th commute for the week. Day 4, bike 4. What to ride tomorrow?
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:52 am

Wet roads and drizzle again
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby g-boaf » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:07 pm

jasonc wrote:Wet roads and drizzle again


I can one-up that, stuck in a huge thunderstorm. :(

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

Postby jasonc » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:57 pm

g-boaf wrote:
jasonc wrote:Wet roads and drizzle again


I can one-up that, stuck in a huge thunderstorm. :(

you can keep them. we don't get thunderstorms in winter.
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Postby g-boaf » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:32 pm

jasonc wrote:
g-boaf wrote:
jasonc wrote:Wet roads and drizzle again


I can one-up that, stuck in a huge thunderstorm. :(

you can keep them. we don't get thunderstorms in winter.



Yes, it was quite a surprise- it rolled in very quickly. If I had stopped at the nearby train station I might have remained dry. Light hail too.

Today was alright. Left late this morning and rode fast to make up for it.

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

Postby Mububban » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:11 pm

fat and old wrote:Clip stacked this morning. First time ever. ouch.


Welcome to the club :mrgreen:

Details? Operator error or did someone pull out in front of you?

I had my first stack the very first time I ever test rode them. The bike store's test pedals were cranked up so tight I couldn't unclip and down I went right in front of the guy :D
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Postby opik_bidin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 pm

Commuted to strathfield from home then strathfield to home for and after mtbing in the blue mountains, If only the T3 line were much faster connecting to T2 or T1 line in sydney trains, The trains to lidcombe were so slow, Im faster on my MTB from Lakemba to strathfield rather than taking the train.

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