I can't match some of these awesome pics but it's inspired me to pack a camera. My phone's an old brick because I lost 2 fancy modern ones so no longer trust myself. Can get some good country scenes of Hunter River outside my work - starts to look good this time of year.
Giant TCR Adv 0 Di2 SE Draft Lite SS Felt Dispatch SS Surly Cross Check CX Fuji Nevada 3.0 MTB Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H G Wells
Thats basically a spare parts car. some guy was selling it to a scrap metal yard and I told him I'd give him $50 bucks more than the scrap yard... so $130 dollars later it's mine. Considering the gearbox in mine was going to cost $250 to replace from the wrecker's, I got a bargain.
It was exactly one of these trucks and trailers that nearly put me in hospital through no fault of his many years ago. He was passing me and I decided to pull behind him to catch the draft and without checking behind I started to move across. That was when i realised there was a trailer behind him on one of those long low tow beams. I damn near shat myself as I hurriedly pulled back towards the curb. I don't know how close I came to wearing it but it was a nice loud wake up call.
Becker_11 wrote: I don't know how close I came to wearing it but it was a nice loud wake up call.
Holy. Living. Crap. You, I suspect, are a very lucky person.
Yep I reckon I am too. I rode home rather sedately after that scare. Didn't stop me though. One of my best memories is of drafting a semi for approx 7kms on Leach hwy. Would have drafted him longer but he started speeding up. I held him no worries at 70km/ph, I was maxed out at 75km/ph and I lost him when he hit 80km/ph not bad on a 52/12. For the record I got behind him at the lights of Leach and Orrong and lost him just before Leach and Bungaree.
familyguy wrote:Nice to beat a line of traffic up a hill like that.
It is great, and hard not to be smug (or to not show it anyway ).
Here is a video of the same sort of thing on my commute. Could cause motion sickness (2x speed) or extreme boredom, but it shows the only way to reliably commute on this road in peak hour: .
I watch this, and I see the traffic on the roads on the way in to work, and I don't know how people do this every day. The would be stuck for half an hour in that traffic. It would drive me crazy.
Absolutely, these people in cars must be so patient or have some way of dealing with it or blocking it out. It makes their commute time so variable, so some days they must be really late for work due to outside influences. If I HAVE to leave my bike at home, driving makes me nuts. I would rather take public transport and read a book or listen to podcasts as I go.
Marto, that looks like Oxley Rd, heading away from the Ipswich Motorway end towards the Indooroopilly bridge. Can you tell me what traffic is like heading in the other direction at that time of morning? It's one of the longer routes I'm considering for my ride to work.
One of the best things about bicycle commuting is that it can mitigate the displeasure of having to go to work. - BikeSnobNYC Cycling is sometimes like bobbing for apples in a bucket full of dicks. - SydGuy