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

Postby TailWind » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:43 am

A dry ride yesterday afternoon....ok, overcast, but dry! Riding along the MYT at the point where the trail along the river climbs up to Yarra Boulevard level, I spot emergency lights in the distance. Getting closer, I see cops and a fire truck blocking YB at the Monash offramp intersection. The issue suddenly becomes apparent. A car had managed to knock over a lamppost, which was now lying across the eastbound lane of YB. Unbelievable. I forgot about this until I started writing - deleted the footage off the cam already.
Good ride back otherwise.

Drizzle in the outer north this morning, and lots of vehicle traffic. Saw three peds en-route, which is highly unusual for the early hour between 4am-5am, a record for me even.
One of them was the dog walker on the Darebin Creek Trail, whose canine buddy has a blinky on his collar. Another, also on the DCT, was walking in my direction of travel dressed totally in black, not a single reflective patch anywhere. Was quite startled in he suddenly appeared in my lights.

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

Postby ShogunHy » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:45 am

Lots of water around this morning - some of the highway underpasses were under water along the Eastlink Trail! No rain though which was good..
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Crawf » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:22 pm

jasonc wrote:didn't make it home before the storm. waited at the shops til just drizzle which became rain again of course
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have a photo that i'll post tomorrow


So many cyclists waiting under shelter... they would have been waiting a while.
I really enjoyed it in a sadistic kinda way. Made a nice refreshing change, didn't need to sip from the water bottle that's for sure.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:23 pm

Crawf wrote:
jasonc wrote:didn't make it home before the storm. waited at the shops til just drizzle which became rain again of course
bike cleaned
have a photo that i'll post tomorrow


So many cyclists waiting under shelter... they would have been waiting a while.
I really enjoyed it in a sadistic kinda way. Made a nice refreshing change, didn't need to sip from the water bottle that's for sure.


I waited less than 30 mins
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Crawf wrote:
jasonc wrote:didn't make it home before the storm. waited at the shops til just drizzle which became rain again of course
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have a photo that i'll post tomorrow


So many cyclists waiting under shelter... they would have been waiting a while.
I really enjoyed it in a sadistic kinda way. Made a nice refreshing change, didn't need to sip from the water bottle that's for sure.


I find it enjoyable riding in heavy rain :)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Crawf » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:31 pm

You're a patient man.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Crawf » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
I find it enjoyable riding in heavy rain :)


Especially when you've barely seen any for 3mths.
I got home just as wet as a normal, dry, humid day :)
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rheicel » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:41 pm

My commute distance is only 5 km, so rain is also not an inconvenience.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:38 pm

Crawf wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:
I find it enjoyable riding in heavy rain :)


Especially when you've barely seen any for 3mths.


That's nice.

*starts uploading own video :P*
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:49 am

Multi-hop commute on Friday afternoon, picked up some malt, hops etc, and then heavily loaded toward home, after stop at my brother's place.
Mild morning here in Melbourne, felt a little sluggish for the commute into the CBD. Had some nocturnal bird swoop across the path out of nowhere almost hitting my front wheel. I was pretty awake after that little surprise.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby gretaboy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:36 am

Torrential rain and strong winds in Newcastle and combined with new chain, BB and rear cassette = no riding for me.

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

Postby jasonc » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:40 am

I posted a couple of nice photos from my commute this morning over Mount Coot-tha. wet roads with Coot-tha covered in fog. nice morning.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby lobstermash » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:46 am

Lovely quick ride in this morning. Tail wind all the way, few pedestrians and no waiting at on-ramps. Without trying, was surprised to see Strava tell me my ave was 31.9km/h, as I hadn't been going very hard at all. I guess the ride home's going to be a lot less pleasant...
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby nezumi » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:56 am

TailWind wrote:Multi-hop commute on Friday afternoon, picked up some malt, hops etc, and then heavily loaded toward home, after stop at my brother's place.
Mild morning here in Melbourne, felt a little sluggish for the commute into the CBD. Had some nocturnal bird swoop across the path out of nowhere almost hitting my front wheel. I was pretty awake after that little surprise.


So it was a...... malty-hop commute?
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:07 am

nezumi wrote:
TailWind wrote:Multi-hop commute on Friday afternoon, picked up some malt, hops etc, and then heavily loaded toward home, after stop at my brother's place.
Mild morning here in Melbourne, felt a little sluggish for the commute into the CBD. Had some nocturnal bird swoop across the path out of nowhere almost hitting my front wheel. I was pretty awake after that little surprise.


So it was a...... malty-hop commute?

:lol: Haha, excellent!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:11 am

TailWind wrote:
nezumi wrote:
TailWind wrote:Multi-hop commute on Friday afternoon, picked up some malt, hops etc, and then heavily loaded toward home, after stop at my brother's place.
Mild morning here in Melbourne, felt a little sluggish for the commute into the CBD. Had some nocturnal bird swoop across the path out of nowhere almost hitting my front wheel. I was pretty awake after that little surprise.


So it was a...... malty-hop commute?

:lol: Haha, excellent!


that joke was obviously brewing for a while
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:16 am

nezumi wrote:So it was a...... malty-hop commute?
TailWind wrote::lol: Haha, excellent!


jasonc wrote:that joke was obviously brewing for a while


Hehehe, you guys are way too witty for a Monday morning! :D
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:17 am

TailWind wrote:Hehehe, you guys are way too witty for a Monday morning! :D


waking up around 4:30 does that to me
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby nezumi » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:26 am

Commute today was FAST.

I don't think I was putting in any massively extra effort, but I managed to make it in to work in 44 minutes dead, compared to my normal 45 minutes moving/1 hour total travel time.

This included a stop at the top of Willismere hill to turn my lights on before hitting the city streets.

I passed a few people today, especially on Albert St. Had one guy I passed complement my pace, which was nice to hear.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:38 pm

jasonc wrote:
TailWind wrote:Hehehe, you guys are way too witty for a Monday morning! :D


waking up around 4:30 does that to me

Yeah, woke up at around 4:30am too, but by then I was already 30 minutes into my commute! :mrgreen:
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby rheicel » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:39 pm

Soaked both ways today, but I enjoyed it!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:15 pm

made it about half way home before the thunder and lightening started. just waited it out.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby cancan64 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:14 pm

I got home just as the storm hit..... by the time i walked inside the hail was coming down.. and since I cycled the wife used my car today and I didn't get time to put it in the garage.... hopefully no damage
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TraceyG » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:35 am

Lovely ride in this morning but I wish I hadn't ditched the peak cap. I didn't realise how much it protected me from the angle of the morning sun which was especially blinding through the trees. As they say, you don't know what you've got til it's gone - but that cap aint staying gone for long!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:46 am

Warm afternoon in Melbourne yesterday and the trails and paths where consequently busy with peds and cyclists. I'm still forced to choose between Dalton or Plenty Roads heading north as these are still the only open underpasses under the M80 in my direction of travel. Rode along Dalton Rd, via Epping. Hopefully only another few weeks until the works on the Ring Road are complete in this area.
Comparatively warm this morning and a pleasant ride into the CBD.
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