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Postby darkelf921 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:46 pm

I finally gave in and decided to go to my LBS to buy some rollers. They've sold out. One of the guys working there is bringing his in for me to pick up tomorrow to try out.

I guess this is one way of getting the sun out, me getting rollers to beat the rain :-)
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby elantra » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:51 pm

Got lucky this morning - attended the Chappy Challenge 65km ride in Boonah and the rain held off until almost 9am.

By which time most of the riders were back at the start and conversing over coffee :D

Admittedly we were all a bit damp because as soon as you get off the bike your shoes sink into the mud and wet.

And of course there was a lot of spray off the wet roads.

Hows this for an almost-dry road
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and before the penultimate leg of the event - Ganthorpe Rd, which we were warned would be full of potholes and partially under water. Actually it was not too bad...
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The drive back to Brisbane northside was quite hairy - lots of rain, surface water and the usual numbskull driving
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Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:42 pm

This is my version of todays dry roads...

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Postby redrover3 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:59 am

Got lucky this morning - attended the Chappy Challenge 65km ride in Boonah and the rain held off until almost 9am.

Hadn't heard about this ride Elantra but looks good. Might join in with you next year.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:25 pm

Finally fitted the mud guards to my fix gear and went for a ride today. It's been 10 days since I have ridden and I was going stir crazy.

Mud guards were great. No spray in the face, no spray on the feet and no skunk mark up the back. Got home wet but clean, not muddy from the pot holed farm tracks I rode.
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Postby Crittski » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:15 pm

I headed for the clouds
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby InTheWoods » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:30 pm

Mice! Where is that?
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Postby Dan » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:38 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Mice! Where is that?


Rats! In the Woods?
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Crittski » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:43 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Mice! Where is that?


Its the South Boundary Road, basically the offroad version of the Mt Nebo road ride.
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby InTheWoods » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:21 pm

Crittski wrote:
InTheWoods wrote:Mice! Where is that?


Its the South Boundary Road, basically the offroad version of the Mt Nebo road ride.


Ah cool, I think I've seen that, sometimes along Mt Nebo road you can see it over the edge down the hill a bit?
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby WMC1 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:40 pm

If i have to spend another hour long run sweating in my undies on the indoor trainer, I think I will explode. :evil:

When will this crappy weather end????? :(
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Postby elantra » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:33 pm

Gone !
one bridge spanning the creek between Ashgrove and St John's Wood.
Anybody know which recent deluge claimed this bridge ?
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Postby Dan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:34 pm

Hi Dan!
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Postby InTheWoods » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:48 pm

elantra wrote:Gone !
one bridge spanning the creek between Ashgrove and St John's Wood.
Anybody know which recent deluge claimed this bridge ?
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I think I posted a pic of this a few weeks back. It was the first batch of floods we had this year, and the cause was a full sized power pole that had been rammed directly into the upstream steel I-beam, which pushed the the downstream one off the supports (including breaking it out of the concrete). The decking went with it. The upstream beam stayed until a crane took it away. The downstream one was bent link a banana and they were hefty beams. Enterprising kids were using it to balance on across the creek to get to school.
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Postby Comedian » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:08 pm

A foot bridge was washed away at the back of stafford city by the previous floods. Well when I say that the bridge was ok but the creek bank on one side was gone.

I'm pretty sure it took nearly 6 months for the them to fix that.
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 Marto » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:16 pm

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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby elantra » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:54 am

InTheWoods wrote:
elantra wrote:Gone !
one bridge spanning the creek between Ashgrove and St John's Wood.
Anybody know which recent deluge claimed this bridge ?


I think I posted a pic of this a few weeks back. It was the first batch of floods we had this year, and the cause was a full sized power pole that had been rammed directly into the upstream steel I-beam, which pushed the the downstream one off the supports (including breaking it out of the concrete). The decking went with it. The upstream beam stayed until a crane took it away. The downstream one was bent link a banana and they were hefty beams. Enterprising kids were using it to balance on across the creek to get to school.


Crikeys i do remember seeing those posts now - but at the time i was in a hurry, at a hotel in NZ trying to make do with half an hour of free Wifi :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby InTheWoods » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:03 am

Soaked again this morning on the commute in.

But never fear Brisbane commuters - I ordered some waterproof shoecovers online last night, so we will have 6 years of drought starting when they arrive.
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Dan » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:03 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Soaked again this morning on the commute in.

But never fear Brisbane commuters - I ordered some waterproof shoecovers online last night, so we will have 6 years of drought starting when they arrive.


Yep, my über dry rain jacket should be arriving on the front of that drought :)
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Postby BrisVegas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:07 pm

+1. Did my bit to start a drought by buying a fluid trainer on the weekend.
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby ozzymac » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:15 pm

Now we just need something done about the cyclonic winds......

If its not raining it's blowing a gale.




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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:19 pm

ozzymac wrote:Now we just need something done about the cyclonic winds......

If its not raining it's blowing a gale.


don't have a problem with the winds. they are just blowing the wrong way
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby marinmomma » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:25 pm

BrisVegas wrote:+1. Did my bit to start a drought by buying a fluid trainer on the weekend.


Has it arrived yet???

Its still wet outside....


I'm just getting out and riding regardless now, racing in the rain might be different though :roll:
About to buy shoecovers as well, wet and soggy shoes are the pits...
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:21 pm

Problem with the wet weather gear ive tried is that in this current humid weather, im as wet underneath from sweat, as i am from outside rain.

Shoe guards are great though..... if i have dry feet, all is good with the world.
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:34 pm

I'm also considering buying some shoe covers haha. As much as I want the rain to go away I want it to stay because of the cold :P
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