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

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

Postby apollo95 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:11 am

I decided to take the Azzurri road bike with 25C tyres this morning, it was wet AF and the brakes turned to mush black paste :(
Still a fun ride in, as Bus replacements for Trains meant the freeway traffic was fkd! So glad I don't drive 2 work!

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

Postby g-boaf » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:43 pm

apollo95 wrote:I decided to take the Azzurri road bike with 25C tyres this morning, it was wet AF and the brakes turned to mush black paste :(
Still a fun ride in, as Bus replacements for Trains meant the freeway traffic was fkd! So glad I don't drive 2 work!



What brake pads do you have? They shouldn't do that.

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

Postby caneye » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:30 am

article below reminded me of what I witnessed on the M2 while riding home last week.
westbound afternoon traffic was reduced to a crawl when suddenly a driver got out of his car (on the middle lane no less) and started threatening the driver in front of him - "bring it", "bring it on" .. yadda yadda yadda.

so much anger when everyone has the common goal of .. just trying to get home :roll:

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Postby find_bruce » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:08 am

Always seems to be those most in a hurry to get somewhere that have time to stop for a fight :roll:

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

Postby apollo95 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Just stock standard Sora brakes on the Azzurri, which is a 2012 model!

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

Postby apollo95 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Tough last night 11/12 headwinds on the way home and again 12/12 on the way in to work headwinds again arghhh ! Slow on the ROAM with a heavyish backpack too!

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

Postby g-boaf » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:50 pm

apollo95 wrote:Just stock standard Sora brakes on the Azzurri, which is a 2012 model!


See about getting some different/better pads. Swisstop are good.

My commute yesterday afternoon was a nice 65km, but my planned same one today was rained out, only 25km. :(

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

Postby DavidS » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:05 pm

Passed 10,000 commuting KMs for 2018 today, and 70,000KMs on Bike Journal since December 2010.

Must be why I'm feeling a bit tired!

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

Postby jasonc » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:23 pm

Broke the front derailleur tonight. I got the buttonto change up, heard a noise but it didn't go anywhere. Looked down and the linkage had snapped. Can't find the receipt either
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Re: How was your commute ... today, yesterday, last week ...

Postby Mububban » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:35 am

My first commute in ~10 weeks since I got hit by a car, and man, I was nervous. And it was not helped by seeing a motorbike rider knocked off not far from where I got knocked off!

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I did a u-turn to check in although I didn't see it. She seemed okay, ambos turned up, I did tell her friend about reporting the crash so she can et all medical expenses covered (if required) by ICWA so at least she doesn't have that to worry about. 10 weeks later and I'm still getting physio once a week but no out of pocket thanks to ICWA!
When you are driving your car, you are not stuck IN traffic - you ARE the traffic!!!

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

Postby find_bruce » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:42 am

Mububban wrote:My first commute in ~10 weeks since I got hit by a car, and man, I was nervous.
A great job just to get back on the bike.

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