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

Postby Marto » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:06 pm

I was just settling in to my commute in this morning, when I realised I forgot my water bottle. I quickly tried to remember the location of water fountains and taps on my way, but I haven't used them since lots were removed or had their handles taken off, so I had a few side tracks to my commute. I didn't feel too bad, but I did have a large drink on arriving at work. Just as well there was pretty much full cloud cover. I guess I better head over to the "I'm an idiot" thread...
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby higdawg » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:26 pm

I did the no water bottle this morning. Felt terrible for a while.
Had a good mini stack, went to cut the corner of the bike path and went over some sand. Front wheel went a bit sideways and I have a good chunk out of my ankle and a few scrapes up my other shin. :oops:
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:32 am

Pleasant ride back yesterday afternoon.
This morning I made it to within 5km of the office in the Melbourne CBD when it starting pouring down. Caught just about every red light along Brunswick St in Fitzroy North, getting thoroughly soaked in the extra time it took to get in while waiting at the intersections. Hopefully the kit dries out by this afternoon.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:37 am

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

Postby gretaboy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:08 am

was a good ride this morning....left home at 6, was very pleasant...by the time I got to the office just after 8 it was steaming and I was sweating buckets

yesterday the storm clouds rolled in and the BOM radar wasnt looking too good. Luckily got home dry and no incidents. Had a good storm early evening and into the night
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby goneriding » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:24 pm

The humidity in Sydney yesterday was a bit on the nasty side. I managed to miss the downpour in the late afternoon but it didn't seem to make much of a difference in terms of clearing the air. I was dripping on both commutes!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Comedian » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:21 pm

Man it was hot today... And the headwind. :(
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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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby schurms » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:00 pm

Comedian wrote:Man it was hot today... And the headwind. :(


Headwind. Am assuming you live on the north side of brisbane. Must be 80% of the year those of us on the Southside ride home in that same headwind.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby marinmomma » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:46 pm

schurms wrote:
Comedian wrote:Man it was hot today... And the headwind. :(


Headwind. Am assuming you live on the north side of brisbane. Must be 80% of the year those of us on the Southside ride home in that same headwind.


Looks like us south siders will have a tailwind for the commute home for the rest of this week...time to go out and get some more QOM action happening on the commute home...or at least increase my lead on the ones that I have :wink:
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:05 pm

Comedian wrote:Man it was hot today... And the headwind. :(

hot, yes. but interestingly if you commute out of prime commute times, the ride home is leisurely and below critical headwind speed.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:56 am

Good ride back via MYT, Banyule Trail and the Ring Road Trail.
Warm and calm commute into the Melbourne CBD this morning.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:13 am

Beauty of a ride in this morning. Was a bit concerned that I could die at any time so I was taking it easy, first time I'd ever built a wheel and it was the first ride... and I didn't die, so I call that a success! 8)

It settled in after the first 500m - 1km and after that it was good as gold, still haven't given it a hard flogging, will start subjecting it to some harder braking on the way home.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Kenzo » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:07 am

marinmomma wrote:
schurms wrote:
Comedian wrote:Man it was hot today... And the headwind. :(


Headwind. Am assuming you live on the north side of brisbane. Must be 80% of the year those of us on the Southside ride home in that same headwind.


Looks like us south siders will have a tailwind for the commute home for the rest of this week...time to go out and get some more QOM action happening on the commute home...or at least increase my lead on the ones that I have :wink:

Yes - I see your name against some of the segments I ride... nice work!

The hot ride yesterday arvo was tempered nicely by the splash into the pool with the kids when I got home... and by a few PRs and a top 10 on some segments.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:45 pm

Perth:

Not long after leaving home I came across a lot of shredded bark from tasmanian blue gums, ghost gums etc. Must have been a few early squalls to start the day off. Though I didn't notice any fences down.

Looking out the window now I can see that the smart people are indeed those that left the bike home today. Roland passed me but there weren't too many others out there.

Certainly gonna be the train for me tonight.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Comedian » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:10 pm

landscapecadmonkey wrote:
Comedian wrote:Man it was hot today... And the headwind. :(

hot, yes. but interestingly if you commute out of prime commute times, the ride home is leisurely and below critical headwind speed.

While I'm with you in spirit there my early marks are to pick up kids. It's a balance between getting more done at work and getting there in time so often I have to go faster than I'd like.

Those in BNE should check the radar. People leaving later could get rained on. :(
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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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:27 pm

Comedian wrote:Those in BNE should check the radar. People leaving later could get rained on. :(


I'll swap, you catch the bus and I'll ride in the rain, and clean your bike.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby dillonp » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:20 pm

schurms wrote:
Comedian wrote:Man it was hot today... And the headwind. :(


Headwind. Am assuming you live on the north side of brisbane. Must be 80% of the year those of us on the Southside ride home in that same headwind.

correct.
Parkinson I see - I saw a pic of your ride and I HAVE seen the black Surly with racks on Algester Rd when I occasionally catch the bus, I too have a black Surly Crosscheck, I ride it to the city most days.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby jasonc » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:22 am

warm morning with the fog this morning. this afternoon is going to be a stinker
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby gretaboy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:42 am

clouds threatened to rain all morning, got the faintest spray at some points but rain held off. Was very muggy. Legs are pretty stuffed and I took it easy. Thought about and even started an attempt at a Strava segment...but realised my body had nothing to give so sat back down and wussed out. Didnt help that the day prior I consumed a copious amount of alcohol and not that much food.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby TailWind » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:29 am

Steamy ride back yesterday afternoon. Couple of stops for refreshments made it quite tolerable though. :mrgreen:
Warm commute in this morning as well, and Melbourne will hit 38C today, according to the forecast...will be pretty hot work...
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Kenzo » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:21 am

Except for two segments - I took it easy today.. e.g. cruising up a climb (just a slight incline really) at around 22km/h instead of the usual pushing for 30+.

Actually found myself feeling a little skittish on some leaf littered corners - for some reason my confidence left me in the middle section of my ride.

It came back though... all good again.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Comedian » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:44 am

Commuted via Redcliffe this morning.

Problem is the drool has been running down my chin and dripping on the keyboard.

It's stopped working and I can't find the energy to go and find a new one. :mrgreen:
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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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:05 pm

My commute wasn't the best today.

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I got out of the car to get my bike and dropped the garmin. Skipped across the road and a car ran over it. Very short end to a rather useful life :(
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:46 pm

Perth:

Windy. Stuff all over the path. Not much company. Somehow I never had to bring out the pancho though I did get some spray from the river in places.

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

Postby DavidS » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:23 pm

Today? Bloody hot. Riding home in about 38C I got about half way and ditched the helmet, those things are way too hot when it is a hot day. I carry extra water on the way home on days like today so I can throw some over myself, still hard to lose all the heat though.

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