How was your commute today

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Ghislain » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 8:16 am

Busier on the GCT/CCT than I expected. Maybe some new season wet weather gear being trialed.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Canuck » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 9:40 am

cold_erin wrote:Thanks guys! No-one else really understands what a big deal it is to not be able to ride. I'm happy to be walking again, though. I was bedridden for a week and that was pretty crap.
Off for at least another six months (nooooo) and possibly more. I've been diagnosed with a chronic immune disease....and one of the complications affects my butt muscle. Here's hoping the muscle heals quickly, and I can get back on the bike next year.


:( Bummer.

:oops:

But seriously, that is so lacking in goodness. Sorry to hear and hope your body decides to work better soon.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Snuffy » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 9:59 am

Crossed paths with an old friend on his bike while riding home. I knew he was more of a gym meathead and not so much of a cyclist, so I dropped it down a few gears and chatted over my shoulder. There I was half a length ahead, chatting and spinning away. Noticed that he was responding less and less.... and dropping back more and more.....

Turns out that it was only his second ride home ever and well... he's really not all that cardio fit (plus he's a big gear masher).

Ooops.

Dropped it down another gear or two and played nice.
Reaching new levels of softness!

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Dcyclist » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:17 am

:oops: :oops: :oops: Okay I admit it, I'm soft. I caged it today.
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby wagger » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:02 am

Last time it rained I was in Canberra
This time it rained, I'm home sick with an infection

all in the timing :mrgreen:
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Claude Cat » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:33 am

Ghislain wrote:Busier on the GCT/CCT than I expected. Maybe some new season wet weather gear being trialed.

For sure. A lot more riding this morning that the last time we had a solid wet AM ride (last month).

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Summernight » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 3:33 pm

Wasn't as bad a drenching as a couple of weeks ago, but still got wet on the ride in. At least the wet weather gear (mudguards etc.) works. :)

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Frosty » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 3:57 pm

wagger wrote:Last time it rained I was in Canberra
This time it rained, I'm home sick with an infection

all in the timing :mrgreen:

wagger,
I hope that you get over your infection soon and are back on your bike.
Frosty.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby baudman » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 5:33 pm

My commute home is now in the dark. This time last year my regular ride had dyno lights. This year, I have a different regular ride and it doesn't. I'm really missing them. Hmm... checks wallet.

I also managed to get a particularly heavy shower on the ride in. Thankfully, the Racecourse Rd Flemington underpass was empty, so that's a win, but yeah - still loving my Carradice Duxback cape, although I think I need to rejuice its waterproofness (it's fine for a quick commute). There's some online options for wax wash, but I think I may see what the local horse/saddle sort of place has? It's just waxed cotton - it can't be that unique?

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby LovinDirt » Thu 07 Apr 2016, 8:21 am

What a stunning morning to ride! Such a contrast from yesterday.

Notes from today's ride.
- keep to the left of the path / bike lane
- don't pass on the left
- look before you change your line
- concentrate on keeping a straight line rather than outright speed

(I wasn't involved but saw many close calls and frustrated people)
Stay dirty, my friends!

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Dcyclist » Thu 07 Apr 2016, 8:57 am

Swapped bikes to my commuter bike today, (have been riding my play bike). Thought I was protecting myself from the puncture fairy, got 4km into the ride when that sinking feeling struck. Found it was a slow leak, so thought, it's not far home, I'll ride home and swap bikes. Only got a little way up the road, when slow leak, turned into big leak :evil: , walked home then drove in. I'll fix it tonight.
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby NightFallTech » Thu 07 Apr 2016, 9:35 am

Lovely crisp morning, so i rode the single speed in, which i generally regret at amount Mt Waverley on the way home, but it is a nice ride on a nice morning.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Helen » Thu 07 Apr 2016, 9:49 am

Well that was a heck of a lot drier than yesterday :mrgreen:
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby weg » Thu 07 Apr 2016, 12:27 pm

cold_erin wrote:Here's hoping the muscle heals quickly, and I can get back on the bike next year.

Hope so. All the best.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby weg » Thu 07 Apr 2016, 12:28 pm

baudman wrote:There's some online options for wax wash, but I think I may see what the local horse/saddle sort of place has? It's just waxed cotton - it can't be that unique?
Driza-a-bone people?


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