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

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

Postby P!N20 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:20 am

Cyclophiliac wrote:I hate this country. Several times a week I get abused and treated with contempt by motorists, pedestrians, and sometimes even other cyclists. I can't afford to leave Australia permanently now, because age and finances are no longer on my side, so I'm stuck in a country that hates me, with only one way out, and I'm too bloody gutless and weak to take it.

Eh, it sucks when you get a bad run in life - on the bike or off. I always try to remind myself of the bigger picture; cycling keeps me fit and healthy, I'm not dependent on fossil fuels, I'm saving loads of cash and having fun while doing it. I'd still rather the odd abusive motorist than inching along in traffic with the A/C turned up full boar.

You know, often the one way out is actually the gutless and weak option.

PM me if you want to have a chat. I realise you've probably got your own network of support, but sometimes it's nice to have an independent ear.

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

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:46 am

Cyclophiliac. PM me. I'll send you my mobile number. Call me any time. You are not the problem.

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

Postby Lizzy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:56 pm

I hope you're feeling better about life these past few days Cyclophiliac. You're among friends here. Look for the helpers in dark times, there's always at least a few.

I haven't been around much, life has been complicated, I'm getting out on the bike a bit but not enough. Took a rail assisted jaunt to a family thing, and noticed purely by chance, sitting down on the train behind my bike, that my back tyre was worn to within microns of spectacular oblivion. And at nowhere close to the lifespan I would have expected of it. Because I have full-wrap mudguards, I never actually see the tread from normal angles. A good reminder to visually inspect much more often than I do (ie, sometimes). I was lucky enough to be able to borrow a car to take the wheel down to a nearby LBS who took excellent care of it.

Took a much-needed week off work last week, trying once again to get back into a commuting habit. 22km in on Monday, about 16 home yesterday at sunset along the river with the seabirds & their little spring chickens. It was pretty nice.
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby kb » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:30 pm

Accidentally gathering data on running tyres at lower pressures. Had a nice fast run in Tuesday morning but noticed tyre felt a little soft putting it into the rack at work. Checked before leaving and both were around 45psi. That was ... surprising and probably a little low for 23Cs!

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

Postby opik_bidin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:29 pm

first time on a bent, can't fully utilize it as it was rusty brought from gumtree and need so many repair. but still was a nice try getting 13 km to home

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