2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby cancan64 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:16 pm

I have had 2 long weekends and next week is first 5 day week, and I am in Wellington Tuesday so only a 4 day commute.... hoping to be back in Brisbane for winter... winter here was crap...
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:31 am

Good commute this morning it was nice and cool. after uploading last weeks rides I was in 9th as the challenge is very competitive and last week I was off sick one day (gastro bug) and flat for Friday and Saturday afterwards so no extra distance.

Feeling well this week and have lots of things I need to attend so it may be a 200+ week.

Hopefully I should pickup a couple of places.
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby caneye » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:37 pm

missed a few days of commuting because of an off-site training last week (avoided 2 wet days and a heat wave too!) .. coupled with nursing a saddle sore (an unexpected consequence of this year's heat wave!?).
slowly regressing in the ladder .. down from 3rd to 4th now struggling to cling to 5th.

brutal competition. :shock:

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby ironhanglider » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:33 pm

Not a great week. Two work from home days left me 100km short. Hoping to sneak in some extras this week. At least my new taillight is mounted, I've a feeling I'm going to need it this year.

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:26 pm

I only commuted one day so you had a reprieve
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cardy George » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:46 pm

Before the awkward questions start, we had our home Wi-Fi connected today. I may move a few spots....

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby ironhanglider » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:40 pm

There are moves afoot to have me doing more work from home. :cry:

I'm trying to get as many k's in as I can before then. :D


Cheers,

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:55 pm

Strider isn't making it easy for me. Next week is looking crappy
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby cancan64 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:34 am

Not as easy to extend the commutes whilst my partner is over here,.... and it will be winter when she heads back to Brisbane.. managed to juggle a few things to stay in the good books and stay in touch with the lead group
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:58 am

Busy few weeks ahead with the Saturday commutes to little athletics about to stop. I'm hoping that I can hold onto the top 10. The last few days have have been just wonderful weather to ride - I have enjoyed them and judging by the extra bikes on the shared path along the M7 i'm not the only one.
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby find_bruce » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:09 pm

cancan64 wrote:Not as easy to extend the commutes whilst my partner is over here,.... and it will be winter when she heads back to Brisbane.. managed to juggle a few things to stay in the good books and stay in touch with the lead group
I am hoping you are too polite to tell your partner that she is interfering with your bicycle habit :D

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:10 pm

I have been back at work for a month today and haven't driven yet.

Pretty happy with 918kms so far.
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby ironhanglider » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:56 pm

Ah well,

like all good things it would seem that my time in the sun has come to an end.

It was not exactly unexpected and I'll still keep plugging on though just to keep people honest.

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:20 pm

You have it for twelve more hours, give or take. Strider looks like he'll keep me honest too. Cheers for being the rabbit
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby cancan64 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:06 am

A lot of rain hitting here this week so my km's will be down.... a pain living 4km from work its to easy to not extend the ride when cold and wet
“Some say he isn’t machine washable, and all his potted plants are called ‘Steve’.

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:31 pm

cancan64 wrote:A lot of rain hitting here this week so my km's will be down.... a pain living 4km from work its to easy to not extend the ride when cold and wet


I hear you mate - it may not be cold here yet but it is still dark in the morning. The rain reduces the desire but the desire to not those above get away too far keeps the wheels turning over. But in your case maybe you should just take the rainy or cold days off so you don't get sick (this has nothing to do with the fact you are ahead of me :wink: )

Getting cooler this week and with little athletics ending this week no more Saturday morning commutes but there may be soccer commutes instead. Not as far but more often so I still might be able to make the top 5.

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:32 pm

Is it bad that I am thinking about buying a cargo bike so I can include my weekend rides ;-)
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby fat and old » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:32 am

As usual a good week ending with issues. Nothing new wheels, new chain, sprockets and a Di2 rear derailleur (or just substitute $$$$$ for that buch of words :( ) couldn't fix.....so a bad week follows. Gotta lot of riding to do in the next three days to get back on track :D

Oh....and my hilux blew its motor after 19 years and 550,000 k's. :cry:

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:50 pm

fat and old wrote:Oh....and my hilux blew its motor after 19 years and 550,000 k's. :cry:


Sorry to hear about the hilux - it makes it hard to get the n+1 home (hard not impossible). Hope repairs don't cost too much.
Mugglechops it will be great to see pictures of the new bike - I am looking forward to seeing / hearing about it. I like the idea of them

Good riding over the last two days - with all the rain about I managed to miss most of it.
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:15 pm

bugger f&o
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby fat and old » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:51 pm

westab wrote:
fat and old wrote:Oh....and my hilux blew its motor after 19 years and 550,000 k's. :cry:


Sorry to hear about the hilux - it makes it hard to get the n+1 home (hard not impossible). Hope repairs don't cost too much.



Repairs? Nah, retired now. Not a salvageable part on it tbh....it's lived a hard life. More a sentimental issue than anything else. Kids grew up going camping in it, youngest son started his driving life in it, started the business using it and so on. meh, life goes on. Until you price a new one....poverty pack S/C cab chassis is 50k now :shock:

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby fat and old » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:52 pm

More disturbing was the Di2 derailleur going south and freezing up :?

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:39 pm

fat and old wrote:More disturbing was the Di2 derailleur going south and freezing up :?

Check merlin and ribble for the best prices
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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby fat and old » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:01 pm

After spending a night and morning trying to work out why I couldn't put a chain and cassette on a bloody bike properly (so it seemed), I gave up and took off to the friendly LBS. Worked out the derailleur was the issue pretty quick. I'd already priced a Dura Ace (AT) high 400's from Wiggle fearing the worst. Then he sorted a warranty claim that I hadn't even thought of but that is two weeks. So I gave them some custom and copped the LBS tax on an Ultegra unit for the time being. Their price on 9070.....$800.00+ :shock: ; along with an apology that they're stuck with that. Wiggle's rate seems to be cheaper than their wholesale price. Don't ask what the LBS tax on 6870 was :( but hey.....build that relationship. The bloke had me show as they opened the doors at 0900, I was back out riding at 09450.

If the warranty's accepted...good-o. If not, I'll try Duck's advice of lube etc. If that don't work I may change it.....tbh I can't tell the diff except to look at it so meh.

I'll have a look at Merlin :D

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Re: 2017 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:29 pm

I've previously stolen lukeyboy's dura-ace di2 rear derailleur. can't feel the difference in the shifts. the only difference is the weight. considering ultegra di2 rear derailleur is about 200 from ribble/merlin. that's a lot of LBS tax
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