ride to work day 12/10/2011

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ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby teamdanby » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:28 pm

http://www.bv.com.au/general/ride-to-work/
i know most already do ride to work almost every day that read this section but tomorrow is ride to work day

sorry for the late notice but only heard it on the radio this morning
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby DaveOZ » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:41 pm

I'll be riding.

Nice to the Sydney Marxist Herald encouraging people NOT to ride... :roll:

http://media.smh.com.au/reasons-not-to- ... om=newsbox
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Oxford » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:14 pm

DaveOZ wrote:I'll be riding.

Nice to the Sydney Marxist Herald encouraging people NOT to ride... :roll:

http://media.smh.com.au/reasons-not-to- ... om=newsbox

did you watch the video? reason 6 is a good one, off course its all tongue in cheek and a liberal dose of this.Image
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Comedian » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:01 pm

I'll be attending the Brisbane function :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Oxford » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:08 pm

I'll be there in spirit. Have a safe journey in everyone.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Comedian » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:12 pm

Oxford wrote:I'll be there in spirit. Have a safe journey in everyone.


+1 .. ride it safe everyone. :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:28 pm

I'll be riding as usual but won't get the free feed. Not leaving home at 0700 to start at 1330.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby damhooligan » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:40 pm

Mulger bill wrote:I'll be riding as usual but won't get the free feed. Not leaving home at 0700 to start at 1330.


I wil also be riding, not for the food (as I don't even know if there is one on the way to work)
But to supprt the 'ride to work day'.

I wil be doing a nice round trip of 75km.. 8)
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby drubie » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:17 pm

I've been putting up posters, calling local sponsors for a breakfast etc. here and got absolutely bloody nowhere.

I think I ended up with 3 whole registered users for the UNE - one of 'em was me. Tiny place with low traffic and few impediments to cycling, lots of people with bikes, nobody terribly interested in it. Commuting is apparently only for nutters and the poverty/license impaired. I give up.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby kiso » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:26 pm

I'll be riding, just like I do every day. No free breakfast near where I'm riding though.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Sydguy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:36 pm

Yup - Ride almost everyday, but looking forward to seeing more people out on bikes.

Will be at Hyde Park South for the breakie, 2012 Giant TCR 2 & poverty stricken Cell jersey, the blue one.

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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Schmenz » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:56 pm

im riding to parramatta.

if i can work out where the food is ill be there. i wasnt going to be able to make it but i had a family of patients reschedule so my morning opened up! :D
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Matthewb » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:07 pm

drubie wrote:I've been putting up posters, calling local sponsors for a breakfast etc. here and got absolutely bloody nowhere.


I know what you mean, I've put up the posters you gave me and spread the word but most seem happy just riding their normal route at the normal time. What's worse is a few days ago I completely messed up my illiotibial bands so I can't even walk properly, so I'll send my apologies for if I don't make it on my bike tomorrow...
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby csy75 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:05 am

I'm always punctual and wouldn't you know it, they were setting up the breakfast function on the north side of the harbour bridge at 6.45am today....no brekky for me! :lol:

damn these early starts at work!
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Max » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:36 am

No ride for me today. I was too disorganised to arrange all my clothes etc at work. Not that it would've mattered anyway - I'm on call, which means I have to be able to deal with operational problems straight away. Tough to do if I'm on the bike. :( And... this morning I got called. I'm still sitting in front of the computer at home dealing with this outage. Blah. :(

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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Warnesy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:53 am

I made it in and got my free breakfast at work. We had 50 people registered, which seemed pretty good for a workplace of around 1500.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Schmenz » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:06 am

i made it! :D

tested out the bicycle route too, as my previous rides had been super early and id just gone straight down the main road.

im quite suprised my shirt isnt too scrunched from being shoved in my backpack - it actually looks better than when the ironing lady does it!

now at least i can leave my shower stuff at work so i wont have to carry as much tomorrow :D
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby themerlin » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:27 am

Less bikes on the rode then normal today! Maybe everyone was using the bike paths.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby themerlin » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:30 am

drubie wrote:Commuting is apparently only for nutters and the poverty/license impaired. I give up.


I think people are just too lazy. I parked yesterday on level 3 of the car park, the exit walkway is on level 2. Yet everyone was waiting for the lift instead of waling 1 level of stairs.
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ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Comedian » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:10 am

Hmmm... Bit of a flop here... Got there at 7:40 and there was cheese rolls and some water left. :(
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby moreegolfer » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:26 am

I got out the dually Norco as it is not getting a lot of love atm. It was a great morning here in Toowoomba to ride to work and I hope it stays that way tonight for the trip uphill to home. My commute is 5km each way with a bit of traffic down the main drag into the CBD. It would have been a lot quicker trip if I had taken the roadie but it gets ridden at least 3 times a week so it can wait till tomorrow morning's training ride.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby jules21 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:38 am

rode in.. as usual. didn't see a lot of bikes, but i was a bit late this morning.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby Parker » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:42 am

Rode in, got french toast at the gov't breakfast, with juice and muffins and tarts... its worth riding 5km for it ;)
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby grimbo » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:01 am

Beautiful morning in Sydney for riding. Plenty of people on their bikes, but it didn't feel unsafe at all.

My favourite thing was my wife coming in with me (her third time) and actually enjoying it! Best comment - "that wasn't hard at all".

Really enjoyed seeing all types (bikes and people) at Hyde park. Thanks to Bakers Delight for the breakkie snacks.
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Re: ride to work day 12/10/2011

Postby wombatK » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:34 am

Did the ride to work thing with a workmate - via Rookwood and Prospect Canal Cycleway then on to Eastern Creek.

Work organised a breakfast, and escort vehicle for the last few km's of shonky B-double laden road. About
half the peeps who had signed up for the Ride To Work pulled out at the last minute. So drubie, you're not
alone in poor hit rates with recruiting converts.

Sunshine was brilliant, even if 8 degrees at 6 am wasn't real warm. Was surprised that we passed only
4 other riders over 40 km (2 women, 2 guys). Possibly starting too early for most or maybe it's just
because we were riding away from the CBD and into the back-blocks of Sydney.

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