Qld weather venting posts

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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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Re: Qld weather venting posts

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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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:34 pm

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Re: Qld weather venting posts

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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Re: Qld weather venting posts

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.
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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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Re: Qld weather venting posts

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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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:42 pm

Lukeyboy wrote: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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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:00 pm

A cyclone is coming boys and girls. Time to buy that wet weather bike or a trainer and get as many kms while the sun is still sort of shining :P
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby BrisVegas » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:03 pm

marinmomma wrote:
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...



yeah, that didn't work obviously. got it yesterday and tried it out last night.

Maybe I need to buy some shoe covers.... :roll:
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby marinmomma » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:49 pm

BrisVegas wrote:
yeah, that didn't work obviously. got it yesterday and tried it out last night.

Maybe I need to buy some shoe covers.... :roll:


And a rain jacket and some mud guards for your bike...then it's sure to stop raining :roll:

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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby InTheWoods » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:13 pm

My shoe covers turned up today (fast delivery!!) so it will be nice and dry tomorrow morning.

Sad thing is, I now actually want it to rain so I can give them a try... :)
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby jasonc » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:17 pm

InTheWoods wrote:My shoe covers turned up today (fast delivery!!) so it will be nice and dry tomorrow morning.

Sad thing is, I now actually want it to rain so I can give them a try... :)


fooooooo. then again I should be nice to you so you bring my goodies with you (pretty please, thanks)
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby elantra » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:15 pm

Coottha was not too bad this morning...

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Looking to the south-east, most of Brisbane except Yeronga area was under cloud or rain.

Splendid example of a brisbane pothole here...
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby munga » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:55 pm

pro tip: foot/sock/shopping bag/shoe. feet stay dry for defs.
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