Perth weather

Re: Perth weather

Postby Marty Moose » Fri May 03, 2013 9:37 pm

Thankyou climate variation :P
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Re: Perth weather

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue May 07, 2013 11:00 pm

120kph storms? Pussy stuff. I am really looking forward to the ride in to work tomorrow. :?

I've dug the tarp pancho out of the cupboard. It may be one of those occasional times when I sleep in and take the train most of the way.

I will still have 7kms to ride. That and the same in the afternoon should be enough to justify my daily coffee and muffin at Sassys still. :D
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Re: Perth weather

Postby jet-ski » Tue May 07, 2013 11:50 pm

I love the weather too ColinOldnCranky ;) I will be testing out my new 'rain legs'
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Rex » Wed May 08, 2013 10:44 am

Canning Bridge underpass flooded on the eastern side. Beware of a big rock hidden under the water that has washed onto the path.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Rusty6149 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:23 pm

Glad I was on my Mountain bike this morning - that flood at Canning Bridge was about 20cm deep.. gave my shoes a wash, just to make me feel even happier about cycling in the conditions :)
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Red Rider » Wed May 08, 2013 3:50 pm

Loving the wet weather for a change :)
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Re: Perth weather

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed May 08, 2013 9:11 pm

Water flooding under bridge is pretty rare in the mornings. I have only ever come across it once. Plenty in the afternoons though.

This morning was not that strong weatherwise so I expect that the tide was the push that it needed.

It's quite a challenge with a pancho on a unicycle and I actually quite like the challenge occasionally. Just for the hell of it. And surprising how many others have to go thru it with me.

However, as my arvo ride currently doesn't take me along Como. Sth Perth I may not have the pleasure of being bucketed by the river this year. Pity. :?
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Timeonabike » Wed May 08, 2013 9:23 pm

Made excellent time to work this morning, so had to look up if rolling resistance is less in the wet - and apparently it is!
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Re: Perth weather

Postby eldavo » Wed May 08, 2013 11:19 pm

I'd suggest this is more likely candidate than wet versus dry weather rolling resistance =D
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On a day like today, if it doesn't feel like you're riding into the wind, or that there is any wind at all, then it's probably at your back =D

I dropped 10% average trip speed with just the westerly vector at 35-40kph with some big gusts. Any improved rolling resistance would have aided the wind pushing me backwards =P
I was grinning maniacally riding at a crawl into it on riverside drive while oncoming riders were flying with it at their back.

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Re: Perth weather

Postby Marmoset » Thu May 09, 2013 5:57 pm

I quite enjoyed last nights ride home, some guy in front of me had a great save as he got blown onto the dirt just before the sea scouts hut and bobbled along in for what seemed like an age before making it back to tarmac! I then I nearly took myself off around the back of the Raffles apartments on a load of washed up sand/dirt/vegetation that I didn't see in the dark. A bit of trail variation is never a bad thing on a mountain bike - glad I wasn't on the road bike though 8)
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Re: Perth weather

Postby eldavo » Thu May 09, 2013 6:25 pm

yes some luck is good. Last night after surviving the narrow low barrier height freeway overpass at Stirling/Osborne Park Hospital, a rider passed on the right bend of the downhill northbound giving me no room to evade a big squiggly shaped branch. Pure arse that I picked the bottom of a U shaped section and got right over it without catapulting it up either side of the bike/me. Psyching up for the trip home, hope some Samaritan pedestrians or dogs looking for a good time have cleared the obstacles for us.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby higdawg » Fri May 10, 2013 1:49 am

brilliant ride home on tuesday. perfect tailwind, average speed was 5kmh faster than normal and I hit 46kmh on a flat piece of road that is by far my fastest speed on the flat.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby rolandp » Fri May 10, 2013 8:28 am

eldavo wrote:.. hope some Samaritan pedestrians or dogs looking for a good time have cleared the obstacles for us.

Could also have been a good Samaritan cyclists reporting them to MainRoads:
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Both cleared up on return trip in the evening.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby rolandp » Fri May 10, 2013 8:32 am

And from an other cyclists/pedestrian using NeatStreet this morning at around 6:0am:
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Re: Perth weather

Postby eldavo » Fri May 10, 2013 2:13 pm

I had footage of those two I took frames of last night, but already after the fact =D TBH if I was walking the path I'd just drag it out the way at least.
I'll have to give the neatstreets workflow a test.

Glorious sunshine on the way in I needed sunnies and strip off the arm/leg warmers halfway. Wind is like a drug, glorious highs and amplified lows, got it at the back again this morning for the twisty section of Riverside Drive gave great speed and change of directions like being at speed on a motorcycle through the hills again... but a crawl heading into it last night not miserable but humble futility.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby MarkG » Sun May 12, 2013 12:48 pm

Beautiful out there today, although a little crisp!
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Re: Perth weather

Postby roller » Sun May 12, 2013 1:47 pm

yes!

today = amazing.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Rex » Sun May 12, 2013 2:35 pm

No chance of risking life & limb to ask for a pass today.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Redbull » Sun May 12, 2013 2:51 pm

Rode to Mandurah from Coogee this morning and left at 6am.

Far out, it was cold. Never been so happy to see a Dome and a hot coffee in my life.

Beautiful riding home though.


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Re: Perth weather

Postby jlh » Sun May 12, 2013 9:54 pm

Was quite nice out this arvo at 5PM as well, note that there is still a lot of debris on the path near the raffles apartments (river side of path). Almost got caught out in the low light situation.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon May 13, 2013 7:27 am

7 degrees - first cold morning. I've bought out the balaclava for that first hour. Gloves on. Let's see if I can ward off the sniffles between home and Sassys. cu out there early risers.
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Marty Moose » Mon May 13, 2013 9:04 am

Yup was chilly just go home from my ride :)
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Marty Moose » Thu May 16, 2013 3:04 pm

Commute home is going to be tough if the radar is accurate.

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Re: Perth weather

Postby Lizzy » Thu May 16, 2013 4:01 pm

Hmmm, yairs, thought I heard a few rumbles ... lucky I packed the worst case scenario kit
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Re: Perth weather

Postby Marty Moose » Thu May 16, 2013 5:31 pm

Lizzy wrote:Hmmm, yairs, thought I heard a few rumbles ... lucky I packed the worst case scenario kit

Me to CAR KEYS :)

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