How was your commute today

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby smitty » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 7:41 am

empty roads and sunshine for this mornings commute
wish it was like this every day
pity I am at work

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Snuffy » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 7:55 am

Riding home through Friday's hellish weather, I pulled up at the lights and was surprised to find a bag of ice....

I mean... a whole, bag of Bells Ice.

I looked around for someone to come running up to claim it, but since it was already half melted, I figured that it was abandoned. Sooooo I did the obvious thing.... ripped it open, jammed a handful down my jersey, another handful up each leg and carefully balanced a few blocks in the vents of my helmet.

Such

Relief

Could almost say I was comfortable riding home after that :lol: :D
Reaching new levels of softness!

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Daicos Mullets » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 8:38 am

Friday's ride home was actually worse than I had anticipated. I went through all three of my frozen bottles by the time I got home. I'll echo others and says it was probably the hottest conditions I've ever ridden in. I hopped straight in the kids' inflatable pool and sat there for a good 15-20 with a cold beer before I did anything else.

Perfect conditions this morning for the final commute of the year. I noticed the roads were very empty, so definitely a lot of people on leave already.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Helen » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 9:22 am

Huge props to everyone who rode home on Friday.
I did a short hop to the station and took the train to my suburb and just rode home for the last 2 kms.
Even then it was shocking. Like being in a fan forced oven. I don't remember wind like that even on Black Saturday.
There's always one: Ripped bogan guy covered in tatts, no shirt, Camelbak on back, backwards cap on head, doing his afternoon run. :o :shock: :roll:
Today was fabulous with the empty roads but now I have a flat tyre, last one of the year I hope.
Merry Christmas / Festivus / holidays to all of you!
"The revolution will not be motorised"

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Daicos Mullets » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 4:40 pm

Time for my last commute of the year. I'm going to cruise along home via the Darebin Creek and enjoy the ride. Have a great Christmas everyone and enjoy the break.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Canuck » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 7:08 pm

Snuffy wrote:Riding home through Friday's hellish weather, I pulled up at the lights and was surprised to find a bag of ice....

I mean... a whole, bag of Bells Ice.

I looked around for someone to come running up to claim it, but since it was already half melted, I figured that it was abandoned. Sooooo I did the obvious thing.... ripped it open, jammed a handful down my jersey, another handful up each leg and carefully balanced a few blocks in the vents of my helmet.

Such

Relief

Could almost say I was comfortable riding home after that :lol: :D

:lol:

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby fixie » Mon 23 Dec 2019, 8:45 pm

Claude Cat wrote:4 deaths on Australian roads today.

1 in Horsham (hit run)
https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/655 ... t-horsham/
2 in NSW (head-on, car on the wrong side of the road)
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/one ... 53lci.html
1 in SA (truck driver charged)
https://7news.com.au/news/sa/cyclist-di ... d-c-613644


Just 2 years ago we had a similar crash to the South Australian accident.

A lot of pious phrases used. No apparent action.

Ref: Andrews announced that trucks on the Melbourne Metro project would have side guards to stop cyclists and pedestrians getting sucked under the wheels in a collision. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/victori ... v2s9u.html

My question: why the hell aren't these compulsory on every truck already?

I ask also : Why are these not compulsory already?

In Europe, all of the trucks are equipped with side guards by law. We really are a backward country.

It is not just cyclists that need protection, Motorcyclist and pedestrian deaths have prompted action.
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Re: How was your commute today

Postby smitty » Tue 24 Dec 2019, 7:20 am

struggled against the south breeze all the way today
must be last day of the year commute legs
still very happy with the lack of cars and the sunshine
just thought I get to sleep in tomorrow
but the kids will probably wake early to open presents
ho ho ho

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Canuck » Wed 25 Dec 2019, 12:10 am

Merry Christmas everyone...

:D

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Claude Cat » Thu 02 Jan 2020, 8:51 am

And back into it, first of the new year.
Perfect morning to ride to work today.

Happy new year everyone.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Eddy Pla » Thu 02 Jan 2020, 5:58 pm

Lovely morning for it today, although the legs were struggling a bit after a fortnight off. Didn't even go for a rec ride these holidays, which was unusual for me. Did some swimming, but really didn't feel like getting on the bike.

Warm with a steady head/cross wind for the ride home. Quite a lot of broken bottles on the road, but I could definitely get used to these traffic levels ;)

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 03 Jan 2020, 7:59 pm

Nice morning for a ride in, but the smoke rolled in and it certainly warmed up to make the return a bit less pleasant.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Ghislain » Sat 04 Jan 2020, 7:13 am

Back to the city commute a few days early after having to leave Falls Creek. It's so dry up there. Fingers crossed.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby Eddy Pla » Sun 05 Jan 2020, 8:46 am

Claude Cat wrote:Nice morning for a ride in, but the smoke rolled in and it certainly warmed up to make the return a bit less pleasant.


Yes, the morning was lovely. By the time I left work though, the smoke was so thick in my area that I ended up catching a train after a few km's. Terrible.

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Re: How was your commute today

Postby victor » Mon 06 Jan 2020, 7:53 am

Smoky and a bit rainy this morning. Due to the rain, and a backpack filled with work clothes and other things, I barely noticed the benefit of my new road bike wheels. The new wheels are 1.1kg lighter than the old! I expected them to be lighter, but not by that much, so I was pretty happy with that. I'll probably notice it more this afternoon when I ride home without the backpack.


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