Qld weather venting posts

Qld weather venting posts

Postby brades68 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:38 am

If the weather is doing your head in, vent away!

I'm glad i got my first 500km month in before this weekend. Right now BOM reports wind gusts at Yeppoon +50km/hr and wind speed of 33km/hr, it will blow a dog off the chain. Nice day otherwise, but not for long - cyclones coming x2 :cry:
just what we need here, more water :roll:

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Postby Max » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:40 am

Ahhh, Mick, sorry to hear it :( Batten down the hatches mate. I hope the folks up North don't get beaten down by that cyclone.

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Postby Comedian » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:00 pm

Mick... just HTFU and get a spinnaker. Get the wife to pick you up in Emerald and you might make 1000k for the month. :)

Seriously, I hope you are all alright up there and don't get too wet with this cyclone.
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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Postby marinmomma » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:42 pm

The winds down here this weekend has made cycling difficult....if that big cyclone blows in we're all going to get it! :roll:

I'm 24k's off 500 for the month, planning on getting it knocked off tomorrow morning, if the weather cooperates!!!
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Postby brades68 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:59 pm

marinmomma wrote:I'm 24k's off 500 for the month, planning on getting it knocked off tomorrow morning, if the weather cooperates!!!


so close, yet so far!
raining here now :evil: wind gusts up to 54km/hr

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Postby elantra » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:09 am

Brisbane weather today is vile, because of extreme humidity.
An interesting demonstration of biology and science, whilst in motion it feels tolerable but as soon as you stop sweat starts running like a leaky tap and core temperature rises.
Not nice. :?
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Postby lethoso » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:00 pm

elantra wrote:Brisbane weather today is vile, because of extreme humidity.
An interesting demonstration of biology and science, whilst in motion it feels tolerable but as soon as you stop sweat starts running like a leaky tap and core temperature rises.
Not nice. :?


yeah, I'm dripping like a leaky tap right now :cry:
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Postby marinmomma » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:35 pm

For the first time ever I actually wanted it to rain this morning to cool things down! Of course it did start...as soon as I'd pulled up in my driveway!
The 30 k's felt like double that!
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Postby Comedian » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:16 pm

elantra wrote:Brisbane weather today is vile, because of extreme humidity.
An interesting demonstration of biology and science, whilst in motion it feels tolerable but as soon as you stop sweat starts running like a leaky tap and core temperature rises.
Not nice. :?

Not that I'm in Brisbane...but I see the apparent temp of Brisbane at 4pm was just under 36 due to the humidity :shock: :shock:

Even Condamine was oppressively humid today and it's quite a way inland.
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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Postby Waza » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:52 pm

ok slightly over this weather. bloody hot one day, raining the next.
was looking foreward to a ride this afternoon once i got home from work. but nnoooooo... it had to be raining.. :evil:
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Postby Max » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:24 am

Ahhhh, Waza, don't let a little rain get in the way of a good ride! Just put some booties on, a rain jacket if you want one, and goooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Anakist » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:01 am

I am stuck in Japan. Not much riding for me!

It is also single digits and raining in Hiroshima lately. CBF'd hiring a bike in that weather!

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Postby elantra » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:19 pm

Anakist wrote:I am stuck in Japan. Not much riding for me!

It is also single digits and raining in Hiroshima lately. CBF'd hiring a bike in that weather!

James

So what's the skiing like ?
Think of it as cross-training for mountain-biking.
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Postby Anakist » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:48 pm

Haven't got there yet. Still sight seeing through the eastern seaboard. So many bicycles here, some super nice, some pretty average!

Skiing will be awesome. It is going to snow tonight in Hiroshima, and we are 700km south of the ski field we are going to! The field is getting 25 - 30cm every second or third night!

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Postby russellgarrard » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:07 pm

Absolutely boiling here...I think I might wait until tonight to go for a ride!
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Postby Mustang » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:19 am

WET WET WET its hosing down here on the "Sunshine Coast", there go my BNA ratings today :evil: :evil: :evil: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby elantra » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:43 am

bendertiger wrote:Absolutely boiling here...I think I might wait until tonight to go for a ride!

Yes i think it was a scorcher weekend, i was on the Gold Coast near the ocean for most of it. :) :?
31 degrees and humid at Main Beach, which usually means 34 degrees and even more humid inland.
In terms of human physical comfort that is a lot of difference :!:
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Postby brades68 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:52 pm

okay i leave home late sunday, drive to Tieri arriving about 9:30 (3.5hr drive) with the bike on board seeing as i'm here for a few days planning to get at least ne ride in. Monday - no go, by the time i leave the minesite it's near 6pm and no way am i riding the roadways out here at that time of day (B Doubles, Semis, heaps of cars on a coarse chip road.....and i mean coarse!). No worries, Tuesday, early start out there, early finish aiming for 4:30.

rain, rain and rain, bloody storm comes across. i am so over the rain

My bike has gone for a drive :( :(

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Postby elantra » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:57 am

brades68 wrote:okay i leave home late sunday, drive to Tieri arriving about 9:30 (3.5hr drive) with the bike on board seeing as i'm here for a few days planning to get at least ne ride in. Monday - no go, by the time i leave the minesite it's near 6pm and no way am i riding the roadways out here at that time of day (B Doubles, Semis, heaps of cars on a coarse chip road.....and i mean coarse!). No worries, Tuesday, early start out there, early finish aiming for 4:30.

rain, rain and rain, bloody storm comes across. i am so over the rain

My bike has gone for a drive :( :(

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Just think of it as a contingency plan.
If your vehicle breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you can pedal to somewhere for help ! :shock:
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Postby anniegray » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:29 pm

I have taken my bike for drives.

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Qld weather venting posts

Postby Comedian » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:37 pm

This weather is driving me nuts! It's like Singapore.

I went on a shop ride this morning and didn't get rained on as such, but the wet roads were enough that my clean bike is now filthy and my clothes and shoes are all wet :(
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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Postby Oxford » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:52 pm

I fooled the weather gods today, decided to ride the mudguarded fixie in instead of the backup commuter and now we have rain all day, so it will be a pleasant ride home. :mrgreen: now will the gods be fooled tomorrow? :?:
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Postby elantra » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:08 pm

Comedian wrote:This weather is driving me nuts! It's like Singapore.


Maybe we should lobby to change the name of our soggy city to Brisapore or Singbane ?

There must be some serious water-release occuring from Wivenhoe at the moment.
The river was fractionally over the coro bikeway near the underpass to Lang Parade this morning :!:
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Postby schurms » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:14 pm

I think the best we all can do is accept that you may get wet anytime on the bike from now until April / May - according to the long range weather forecasts. For me, I just wonder whether I will get wet at the start or end of my ride. (I know the spray off the front wheel of my MTB gives me a good soaking even after it has rained. The mountain bike has the added advantage of allowing me to take deeper puddles of water at speed, which is more enjoyable if someone is on my tail. :D )
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