How was your commute today

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Canuck » Tue 11 Sep 2018, 9:47 am

Second day commute to work running with pram; having knee issues again thanks to a chronic thing, but getting by... More importantly, at the construction site we saw a crane, digger, forklift, lift thingie and big trucks all at once! Hehe. Boy was pleased.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby bc » Tue 11 Sep 2018, 10:08 am

Weather is warmer, but not first thing out Warrandyte way - left the wind breaker on until Banksia St. Crossed the river at Burke St only to find the MYT closed with a traffic mgt ute and a guy who had no idea of detours. can't see it on the Vicroads or Bicycle network websites either. Ended up on the bouli, then Heidelberg Rd for the first time ever - not good, but not as bad as I feared. Discovered a bicycle hook turn lane and button to push as the top of Lonsdale St, so did that and went down Latrobe to Docklands. Looking forward to knowing where I'm going on the trip home tonight.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Eddy Pla » Tue 11 Sep 2018, 6:13 pm

Wow, another great day for it today. A touch of crispness in the air in the morning with a light head wind. Sunny and very warm for the ride home with a blustery cross/tail wind. Great stuff :D

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Helen » Wed 12 Sep 2018, 9:33 am

Had a nasty fall at the intersection of Parker and Moreland st Footscray where you turn left to join the Footscray -Shepherds Bridge path. I have done this a hundred times but today the bike just went out from under. Apparently I went too close to the kerb or something but I don't remember. Thanks very much to the bonza blokes who scraped me up off the path and checked me and the bike for any damage (just a big raw scrape to the right elbow, a mildly sore shoulder and some lovely bruises coming up, plus my front Knog and brake covers have an interesting new "distressed" look) :(
Could we have some decent bike paths plz
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Canuck » Wed 12 Sep 2018, 9:48 am

^ouch, sounds nasty. Hope you are OK and not too sore later...

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Claude Cat » Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10:10 am

Hope you're ok!

A touch cooler this morning. Last night it was quite warm, spring really kicking in now.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Matt1 » Thu 13 Sep 2018, 2:44 pm

Summer has arrived early. Not much traffic on the roads and no angry motorists made it a pleasant ride.
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Snuffy » Fri 14 Sep 2018, 8:59 am

Took an extra long extended commute via Edithvale this morning

And was met with a headwind along Beach Road the entire way to the city

Yay Friday legs
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby LovinDirt » Fri 14 Sep 2018, 9:37 am

Beautiful morning for a ride, shame it ended at work :(
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby parawolf » Fri 14 Sep 2018, 10:04 am

LovinDirt wrote:Beautiful morning for a ride, shame it ended at work :(

amen

Work had me out of bed just before midnight until 3am this morning... could have slept all morning.... but then got out on the bike and god damn what a beautiful day for a ride.

Traffic was light too - would have been awesome to just keep riding down to the peninsula and back.
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Snuffy » Fri 14 Sep 2018, 10:28 am

Crikey

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 503os.html

If I'd gone my usual way on the bike or heck, decided to run in, I would have been pretty close to this location at the time!

Hopefully our forumites who are local to this weren't impacted!
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 14 Sep 2018, 10:43 am

Snuffy wrote:Crikey

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 503os.html

If I'd gone my usual way on the bike or heck, decided to run in, I would have been pretty close to this location at the time!

Hopefully our forumites who are local to this weren't impacted!

That's probably why I woke up this morning around that time. :o
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Canuck » Fri 14 Sep 2018, 4:47 pm

Ah, there's that headwind we've been missing....

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 14 Sep 2018, 5:18 pm

Canuck wrote:Ah, there's that headwind we've been missing....

From the north, of course.
I wouldn't say I've been missing it.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Magnus tG » Mon 17 Sep 2018, 1:24 pm

first commute wearing cycling glasses with prescription lenses...the nausea dissipated after ~15 mins and eyes had almost adjusted after 40. Last 20 mins quite pleasant, at least by that stage I'd almost lost the feeling of being so close to the road, which had been quite disconcerting.
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