Sydney weather this morning!!!

Sydney weather this morning!!!

Postby challs » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:55 pm

Who else froze??? Coldest morning I've had on the bike in Western Sydney this year!!
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Postby sogood » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:07 pm

Hehe... I was snug and warm in bed this morning. :wink:
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Postby simonn » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:32 pm

Well, I was going to post a new topic with the subject line "Sydney commute" and a body of just "brrrr".

Not looking forward to the journey home. I have a 3.5km downhill (168M -> almost 0M) before I have warmed up. Froze last night, almost to shivering point.
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Postby Chuck » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:29 pm

Headed down to the train station at 5.20 this morning, very cold.

Went for a ride after work between 12.30 and 2.20 this afternoon, much better :wink: .
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:53 pm

It was a beautiful day this morning, if you had proper cold weather gear on.
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Postby sandman » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:02 pm

I didn't get out of bed before 9:00am. :lol: It was perfect around 1:00pm but stuck on conference calls so I had to wait until 4:30pm and went down the Regatta for a few laps and some sprinting. About 10 mins in, back to the car for the wind vest, by about 5:40pm, damm cold, time to go home.

I did have a wicked idea of getting some of the crazies together like Killer and Boognoss, out at 2:00am on a clear night and go do some hill climbing, maybe ride up the Hawkesbury lookout. All you'll hear is the icicles snapping off your nose and ears...

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Postby KillerHeadWind » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:51 pm

sandman wrote:I didn't get out of bed before 9:00am. :lol: It was perfect around 1:00pm but stuck on conference calls so I had to wait until 4:30pm and went down the Regatta for a few laps and some sprinting. About 10 mins in, back to the car for the wind vest, by about 5:40pm, damm cold, time to go home.

I did have a wicked idea of getting some of the crazies together like Killer and Boognoss, out at 2:00am on a clear night and go do some hill climbing, maybe ride up the Hawkesbury lookout. All you'll hear is the icicles snapping off your nose and ears...

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Nah just leave at about 5:30am and greet the morning frost as the sun rises, whilst in the mountains. Why do you think I ride after work now. Too cold in the mornings.
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Postby leximack » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:29 pm

just came home from a 55km run up the m7 cycleway and back, perfect conditions, had the full winter gear on and was toasty warm, was good to be out.

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Postby sandman » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:55 pm

Went down the Regatta around 4:00pm until dark, it got a little cold towards the end but well worth it. The ride home was its usual "hillarious self", people trying to get home 1 minute faster than usual, taking risks over double center lines, dickwitts..

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:35 pm

It wasn't cold in the lower north shore/inner west on the way home tonight, perhaps being closer to the ocean delayed the onset.
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Postby challs » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:24 pm

It was a pleasant ride on the way home in the west too.

I had trouble fitting the extra layers I had stripped off into my backpack for the ride home. It was about 4 degrees when I left for work this morning...and not far of 20 for the return trip.
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Postby jr1991 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:30 pm

I rode this morning. The temperature at 6.30 am was a balmy minus 5. :shock:
Not much talk on the ride as everyone's lips were so cold we couldn't form words. My fingers are still tingling. I need new gloves!!!
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Postby sandman » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:57 pm

JR, where in Central West r u ? That sounds excruciatingly cold ! I'm leaving home at 5:00am tomorrow morning, driving to Domestic terminal, heater set to HIGH... Boognoss and Killer can enjoy the cold, Sandman needs warmth to function :-)

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 01, 2008 10:59 am

While still cold, it seemed a bit warmer in the inner west this morning
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Postby jr1991 » Thu May 01, 2008 1:48 pm

sandman wrote:JR, where in Central West r u ? That sounds excruciatingly cold ! I'm leaving home at 5:00am tomorrow morning, driving to Domestic terminal, heater set to HIGH... Boognoss and Killer can enjoy the cold, Sandman needs warmth to function :-)

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The official weather was -3.1 but my car said -4.5 and a mates thermometre read -5. Near the river is always one or two degrees colder than where the temp is officially read.
Coldest I've ridden in is -7. The trick is to find a hill early in the ride. Mt Panaorama is always good, but you don't go all the way up or you end up freezing again on the way down.
Usually for these temps i'll wear a thermal undershirt, log sleeve jersey and full winter jacket, longs; inner and outer gloves and neoprene overboots.
Yesterday was a shock because of the sudden temp drop overnight. Minus 5 is usually about as cold as it gets in mid-winter.
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Postby Chuck » Thu May 01, 2008 3:24 pm

Anyone know where you can pick up a thermal under shirt, and a rough price range ?
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Postby sogood » Thu May 01, 2008 3:35 pm

Chuck wrote:Anyone know where you can pick up a thermal under shirt, and a rough price range ?

Try Kathmandu. Even better is to wait for their almost regular sale.
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Postby jr1991 » Thu May 01, 2008 4:57 pm

Chuck wrote:Anyone know where you can pick up a thermal under shirt, and a rough price range ?


I got mine from the local camping store. Merino, long sleeve about $80-90. I checked out ground effect but their thermals were about the same price and looked about the same quality
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Postby Chuck » Thu May 01, 2008 5:15 pm

Thanks JR and sogood, definitely want to purchase one. Will keep an eye out.
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Postby mikeg » Thu May 01, 2008 8:43 pm

Chuck wrote:Anyone know where you can pick up a thermal under shirt, and a rough price range ?


Kangaroo Tent City have a range of thermal wear

edit: prices are reasonable any 2 items for $50
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 01, 2008 9:36 pm

sogood wrote:
Chuck wrote:Anyone know where you can pick up a thermal under shirt, and a rough price range ?

Try Kathmandu. Even better is to wait for their almost regular sale.


The sale was about 4 weeks ago
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Postby Boognoss » Mon May 05, 2008 9:44 am

sandman wrote:JR, where in Central West r u ? That sounds excruciatingly cold ! I'm leaving home at 5:00am tomorrow morning, driving to Domestic terminal, heater set to HIGH... Boognoss and Killer can enjoy the cold, Sandman needs warmth to function :-)

Cheers..Pete


Getting back from balmy Phuket into Sydney weather I've picked up a cold :-(. I was looking forward to the weather and riding the day after we got back (Sunday) but I'm still feeling average today too. Maybe tomorrow, and all the while you guys streak further ahead in the journal.
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Postby sogood » Mon May 05, 2008 9:54 am

Cold 9℃ morning and rode out at 6:30am to meet a friend. The sore legs from the weekend didn't help with the pleasure of riding one little bit. :twisted:
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Postby sandman » Mon May 05, 2008 9:59 am

Sogood, smashed yourself a little over the weekend ? I finished off the weekend with 4 reps of Lapstone hill and the left quad is feeling a little sore. I might head out for a recovery ride a little later this afternoon ( when it warms up) to stretch the legs. It looks absolutely gorgeous outside !

Can't say 6:30am was a time when I was awake !!!

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Postby sandman » Mon May 05, 2008 10:01 am

Boognoss wrote:
sandman wrote:JR, where in Central West r u ? That sounds excruciatingly cold ! I'm leaving home at 5:00am tomorrow morning, driving to Domestic terminal, heater set to HIGH... Boognoss and Killer can enjoy the cold, Sandman needs warmth to function :-)

Cheers..Pete


Getting back from balmy Phuket into Sydney weather I've picked up a cold :-(. I was looking forward to the weather and riding the day after we got back (Sunday) but I'm still feeling average today too. Maybe tomorrow, and all the while you guys streak further ahead in the journal.


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Anyway, welcome back !!!

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