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07-03-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeadSlow

Well that didn't work out very well. I started...

Well that didn't work out very well.
I started June hopeful that we'd finally got over covid and coughs around the house, then the bad weather came along killing the riding for the first half of the...
06-19-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeadSlow

Woohoo I finally got back on the bike after 25...

Woohoo I finally got back on the bike after 25 days. It was definitely a struggle, although I still managed my usual 29.4km at a slightly slower pace that usual. It was very wet and foggy out there...
06-13-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By DeadSlow

Good on you, I wish I could be that eager but...

Good on you, I wish I could be that eager but once the wind gets over about 10-15kph here I'm not going anywhere. I'm heavier than 200lb but we really only get winds from two directions here and I...
06-13-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeadSlow

Oh yeah, what a month. Finally get the house...

Oh yeah, what a month. Finally get the house covid free, finally get over all the crappy weather, finally see the opportunity to get back on the bike and then one of the kids brings a gastro bug home...
06-11-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeadSlow

Haha, that happens to me a lot. If the wind is...

Haha, that happens to me a lot. If the wind is below 10kph I don't really notice it from any direction on my 4 lap circuit, but if it gets over 10kph and comes from the east I have one hill which I...
06-08-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeadSlow

Still haven't started my June rides yet. 9 days...

Still haven't started my June rides yet. 9 days into the month and it's been both rainy and windy every day and doesn't look like easing up until mid next week!
I know it's winter and poor weather...
06-04-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeadSlow

Dammit, I finally start seeing the back end of...

Dammit, I finally start seeing the back end of this cold and cough and start getting some hope that I'll get back on the bike this week and start my June totals, but the weather has turned again....
05-31-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

If only the watch was smart enough to quickly zap...

If only the watch was smart enough to quickly zap a protection bubble around you! :)
05-31-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,627
Posted By DeadSlow

I'm just hoping the high winds, rain and hail...

I'm just hoping the high winds, rain and hail stop so I can get on the bike :)
05-31-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Well it's officially winter here (June 1) and...

Well it's officially winter here (June 1) and with it's come with an icy blast of high winds, rain and blizzard like conditions in the mountains. I suppose if there is a good time to get a cold it's...
05-29-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

My month is over, although it is the 30th here so...

My month is over, although it is the 30th here so that's not as dramatic as it might sound.
Between really bad weather and coughing like a dog on his last legs I doubt I'll be back on the bike...
05-26-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Got a bit wet this morning, not from fog this...

Got a bit wet this morning, not from fog this time but from the road.There was still quite a few puddles around from last nights rain. I probably should look into getting some mudguards one day, or...
05-24-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Got back from my ride this morning and it looked...

Got back from my ride this morning and it looked like I'd wet my pants :)
I knew it was foggy out there but with long sleeves, full length gloves and even a face covering I really didn't notice how...
05-22-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

I pretty much expected there to be some...

I pretty much expected there to be some discrepancy, if I found two GPS unit reporting the same thing I'd automatically think one was faulty.
Because I ride in the dark I can cut many of the corners...
05-22-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

My watch and my phone argued about the distance...

My watch and my phone argued about the distance this morning, they were too far different, only a few hundred metres over 29kms but still interesting to see the difference.
Was 0 degrees when I went...
05-19-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

-4C here the next few mornings when I go for my...

-4C here the next few mornings when I go for my ride, it's a bit early for that too :)
Thankfully though it's dry so there wont be any ice around and it never snows here.
05-19-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

The butterfly (i.e doesn't go out in the wind or...

The butterfly (i.e doesn't go out in the wind or rain), finally got out on the bike this morning. It's been 7 days since I last rode because of high winds and rains and it didn't feel too bad. It was...
05-17-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Thankfully drunk drivers are not a huge concern...

Thankfully drunk drivers are not a huge concern here, we still have them but not so much in my area. When I mentioned drunks I was talking about the walking ones. My route takes me past a few...
05-13-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By DeadSlow

I'm an Aussie, I haven't done miles since the...

I'm an Aussie, I haven't done miles since the 70's.
Actually that's not entirely true I use miles randomly quite often. Something is miles away. On a clear day I can see for miles. And the most...
05-13-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By DeadSlow

Well done. I do kilometers too because they are...

Well done.
I do kilometers too because they are much easier than miles :)
05-13-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Another 29.1 but my heart wasn't really in it and...

Another 29.1 but my heart wasn't really in it and I was a little bit slower than usual. Because of the hours I ride I'm not keen on weekend rides. It doesn't happen every weekend but even out here in...
05-11-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Another 29.1ks this morning. I'm glad I didn't...

Another 29.1ks this morning.
I'm glad I didn't listen to the weather reports that said there was going to be thick fog out there between 3 and 6am. I didn't see any fog at all, although the...
05-09-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Two days in a row is unusual for me but I went...

Two days in a row is unusual for me but I went out again this morning and did another 29.1ks.

146.4 total for the month
05-08-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

After the last few days of wind we are suffering...

After the last few days of wind we are suffering a heatwave at the moment, it was 5.6C out there this morning when I hit the road at 4:15am. For the most part I was able to ride under the fog and it...
05-07-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By DeadSlow

Also take into account that some pressures...

Also take into account that some pressures mentioned look exceedingly high because they are different tyres. On another forum I see a lot of guys tell people 90psi is the pressure to be at without...
05-07-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

It's good to see some motorists can co-exist with...

It's good to see some motorists can co-exist with cyclists. In this country it's a real 'us against them mentality'. Which is really strange given how many motorists, especially out here in the...
05-05-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

If it wasn't for the hills where I can pick up...

If it wasn't for the hills where I can pick up speed I probably wouldn't worry too much about long sleeves because it's only really cold when I get over about 30kph. My fingers are a bit different...
05-05-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Another 29.1 ks this morning. It was 2C when I...

Another 29.1 ks this morning.
It was 2C when I left at 4:14 this morning It rose to a massive 2.6 by 5am and then dropped back to 1.6 by the time I got home.
My full length gloves and jersey can't...
05-03-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

29.6km this morning, no idea where the extra 100m...

29.6km this morning, no idea where the extra 100m came from but it was a good ride with no dramas, although I nearly ran over a little yapper that bolted away from his owner while they were walking...
05-01-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

I'm in Southern Australia. We've just come out of...

I'm in Southern Australia. We've just come out of day light savings and Winter starts next month. I do pretty much all my riding in the dark so the darkness doesn't worry me, in fact being dark until...
04-29-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,420
Posted By DeadSlow

Weather is getting colder, more fog in the air,...

Weather is getting colder, more fog in the air, most moisture even when it's not raining, but it can't really get any darker than dark.
This time last year as winter approached I was walking the...
04-28-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Respond to myself here :) I fixed the $5 backup...

Respond to myself here :)
I fixed the $5 backup light by making one light out of two. Woohoo! (the effort I go to to save $5 :) )
It means I don't have spare back light if my main one goes flat...
04-28-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

28.4ks this morning. The new route is definitely...

28.4ks this morning. The new route is definitely making me work harder and puff harder, although not hard enough that I think I'm going to die.
Using more gears has shown me that the derailleur...
04-26-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Decided to try a new circuit this morning, it's...

Decided to try a new circuit this morning, it's pretty much the same distance but it's longer straight runs and more hills. My speedo has stopped working completely at the moment for some reason but...
04-24-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Another 27.84 km this morning, I was about 0.5kph...

Another 27.84 km this morning, I was about 0.5kph slower today than I have been lately but I also tried a little bit of different circuit with a few more hills. I know the roads well enough in the...
04-23-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,911
Posted By DeadSlow

I presume Clydesdale is a reference to the big...

I presume Clydesdale is a reference to the big horses. If so I have no problem being called one of those, they are huge, strong, get the job done horses. You don't call a pony in to do a job that...
04-22-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Broke 200ks for the month today and clocked over...

Broke 200ks for the month today and clocked over 800ks on the bike with about 5 days to go until it's 4 months old.
Today I did 30ks of back roads and highways, a lot more hills than I'm used to and...
04-20-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,911
Posted By DeadSlow

No broken spokes in 54km I'm not counting any...

No broken spokes in 54km I'm not counting any chickens yet (because I only have cows), but I am hopeful.
04-20-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Another 27.4km this morning and no broken spoke,...

Another 27.4km this morning and no broken spoke, not only that it rained 10 mins after I got home. WIN WIN!
04-18-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Wow is that really a thing? I have the power to...

Wow is that really a thing? I have the power to make people, I mean their posts, obsolete?
I never knew I wielded such power!
All bow before me
Oops that last line was suppose to be in my head! :)...
04-18-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

I'm not really interested in tracking my heat...

I'm not really interested in tracking my heat beat and stuff (I might be too shocked!) but it's interesting that programs like MapMyRide etc can tell me how many calories I've burnt without knowing...
04-17-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Happy Easter to you too :) No riding for me...

Happy Easter to you too :)
No riding for me this morning it's raining and I'm a delicate butterfly.
04-16-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Diesel had a big push here a few years ago, but...

Diesel had a big push here a few years ago, but it shouldn't be as expensive as it is for what is essentially a waste product. But in general fuel is just expensive because the government pretty much...
04-16-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

My brain can't do the conversation at the moment...

My brain can't do the conversation at the moment but I paid 1.90 per litre of diesel this morning. Standard fuel is down about the 1.65 mark. It's come down since my last trip though, last time I...
04-15-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

0km on the bike today but I'm going to do nearly...

0km on the bike today but I'm going to do nearly 500ks in the truck taking the wheel to get fixed, is that exercise? :)
04-14-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,707
Posted By DeadSlow

I haven't got a photo of mine but here's a promo...

I haven't got a photo of mine but here's a promo shot. It's a Chinese made XDS, apparently they make frames for several different companies but started shipping under their own name a while ago. They...
04-14-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,377
Posted By DeadSlow

This pretty much sums it up for me too. When I...

This pretty much sums it up for me too. When I first got back into riding I decided to buy a jersey, I figured riding in the early hours of the morning I owed it to myself to get something reflective...
04-14-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

Yeah I'm going down to the place I brought the...

Yeah I'm going down to the place I brought the bike from tomorrow and I'm going to ask them for options.
I'm hoping they can give me options under warranty, and I'm prepared to buy something else if...
04-13-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

I rode 25.9ks this morning, was a bit of a wet...

I rode 25.9ks this morning, was a bit of a wet ride with the fog coming down. The ride itself was good, I was a little sore mid ride but I got over it, however the ride was a bit of a let down in the...
04-12-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,722
Posted By DeadSlow

I haven't really set myself any goals other than...

I haven't really set myself any goals other than to get out there and not leave another bike to rust.
I ride most days, although I have had a few days off in the last two weeks because the bike...
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