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

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

Postby DavidS » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:25 pm

jasonc wrote:First ride in a while without my gilet


Yeah, me too on the way home. Nice.

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

Postby find_bruce » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:47 am

Once again morons come in 3s
  1. truck blew through a give way sign without bothering to slow down or look, let alone give way - emergency braking saw me stop just before getting hit
  2. pedestrian on 1 side of the bike path, dog on the other, fortunately no leash between them
  3. "professional" taxi driver managed to break 3 road rules at once - stopped blocking the ramp off the bike path, contrary to no-stopping sign, obstructing traffic
Hopefully things return to the normal quiet for the trip home

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

Postby bychosis » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:22 am

Beautiful morning here this morning, shame the ride was truncated by arriving at work.

As I crested the first climb two inconsiderate clowns flew out in front of me. Cue emergency braking until they managed to gather enough speed and get away in front. No idea. It’s as if I startled them from their morning breakfast of bottle brush nectar and they thought that taking off along my line of travel was going to mean the little green lorikeets didn’t want to get eaten.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Lizzy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:08 pm

bychosis wrote:Beautiful morning here this morning, shame the ride was truncated by arriving at work.


IKR, seems to happen to me ALL the time ...

Now that I can grip handlebars again following last week's pterodactyl attack - was nice to get back out there. Midseason makes outfit selection challenging, but got by OK with light jersey with a merino underlay and shorts. It's also nice not to be taking off in pitch darkness.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby cancan64 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:58 pm

Super busy in new job... dont even have time to do personal stuff... missing the government gigs... commutes have been short and direct. I picked up a cheap fixie and then broke the chain...7km walk. otherwise pretty uneventful... havent even been hit in a few months but have dropped my km by 200km a week... will have to start gearing it up soon
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby ironhanglider » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:28 pm

cancan64 wrote:Super busy in new job... dont even have time to do personal stuff... missing the government gigs... commutes have been short and direct. I picked up a cheap fixie and then broke the chain...7km walk. otherwise pretty uneventful... havent even been hit in a few months but have dropped my km by 200km a week... will have to start gearing it up soon


Buying a fixie and then gearing it up? What was wrong with the other bike? :D Maybe you are going to put a s3x hub on it.

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

Postby geminimum » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:17 pm

Braved my first ride to work in the rain today, seeing as it's clearing up in Parra. It was quite cold but no sign of magpie who attacked me on Mon morning. My face was cold and there was some headwind by the riverbank. I wished I had on my long sleeve merino but at least my cycling jacket kept the wind away (kinda) and I had my long sleeve gloves on again. Syd weather is unpredictable!

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

Postby RobertL » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:55 pm

Today was the first morning ride for a long time where I didn't even consider a second layer. Just my jersey - no thought of gilet, jacket or anything else. Spring has come to Brisbane!
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby trailgumby » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:03 pm

Surprisingly uneventful for a Friday night.

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