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Old 06-10-04, 04:59 AM
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Don't tell us anymore about the interesting natives and their custums down there, or you'll be inviting a flood of American tourist, .
Just as long as you take them with you when you leave, I won't mind.

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who will descend on South Queensland to observe you. Of course, once we're there, we'll demand McDonalds, and other civilized accomodations.
There are a lot of words that come to mind when one mentions McDonalds. "Civilised" isn't one of them. You're quite welcome to that, too. Actually, I've just ridden my weekly circuit of Hinze Dam, there's a section there that I refer to as McDonalds. Mainly because the road suddenly goes down very fast, before coming back up just as quickly.
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Old 06-10-04, 05:13 AM
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Oh yeah, strangely quiet ride home from work this evening. Temperature was around 20 C for most of it. For some reason there was in increased police presence in Surfers Paradise, so maybe that explains it. Maybe they should do it every night.

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A crappy week for commuting. Rode on Monday but then had to drive to work on Tuesday (found out later that it was unnecassary), drive\Metro on Wednesday (suddenly reminded of how much I hate the Metro), then woke up to a flat rr tire this morning with no time to change it-Metro again. I'm really hoping that I can get it together for tomorrow-especially with the anticipated road closures/traffic problems during Reagan's State funeral. The only upside of this week is that it's given my right knee some time to rest after re-aggrevating my tendonitis.
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Lets see, rain, flat rear tire, rain, forgot my lunch and rain. Yep that sums up my morning commute.

At least the humidity wasn't as bad as they days before.
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Overcast, 57F/14C, 10mph wind. But really not that bad. Tried to take it a bit slower today because I didn't want to work up too much of a sweat. Was partially successful.
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Originally Posted by ridealot
Lets see, rain, flat rear tire, rain, forgot my lunch and rain. Yep that sums up my morning commute.


At least the humidity wasn't as bad as they days before.
Wouldn't the rain make for 100% humidity?

No morning commute for me today thanks to an afternoon meeting about 50 miles away... man I hate driving the car!
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Originally Posted by Stubacca
Wouldn't the rain make for 100% humidity?

No morning commute for me today thanks to an afternoon meeting about 50 miles away... man I hate driving the car!

Yeah, guess you are right, I meant to say that it was cooler

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Originally Posted by Stubacca
Wouldn't the rain make for 100% humidity?
It is raning here now, and the humidistat shows 80% humidity, maybe the rain just needs to be reconstituted...
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I had a great ride in, you heard the the weather from prabbit, I took my winter bike for a change. Man, I like this route to South Minneapolis office (one of four that I work at), it's my favorite of all of them... so far. No rain but it looks threatening.
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No commute today: I have to drive out to Granite Bay for a graduation ceremony after work. I'm sure I'll just love sitting in traffic on I-80 out to Placer Co. sprawlville.

Plus, my buddy canceled our training session this morning. Plus plus, our receptionist brought in donuts this morning. I should just go to the tailor and have my pants let out. Blah.
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Strong steady headwind today, with even stronger gusts. Add in a persistent drizzle to boot. Beats driving, but I was pretty happy to get to work Had to do an odd detour across the road in the seemingly eternal construction site. They actually paved a path for this detour so methinks it will persist.

re: Humidity
Humidity measures the moisture content of the air. Rain falls through the air, so the humidity can be fairly low while it is raining. Here in the Pacific Northwest, though it rains a lot, we have relatively low humidity. Thus some people refer to it as a "dry rain" for that reason.
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Rain, rain, rain.
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Me to! 53F, windy & rain at 6AM but the rain soon stopped & we just had heavy clouds & wind for the remainder of the day. Monday evening, I serviced & polished up 2 of my dry weather only bikes (no fenders). Now all I need is some sunny weather.
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Broke a couple of spokes on the way home last night. My wife crawled out of bed to come pick me up at around midnight. She didn't realize that the "in sickness and in health" applies to my bike, too.
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Cold 43 degrees, feels like winter's back, I had to break out the shoe covers and jacket this morning. Otherwise it was a great clear, bright morning, traffic was on the heavy side but moving along.
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Decent ride home yesterday. Weather was not to bad and the wind was light. Traffic was a little heavy in some spots.
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Did something different today - shuttled my road bike to the park and ride and rode in from there. This route is about 14 miles and has no hills. It was a bunch of fun to ride in faster on a red bike. The weather was cooler, temps in the mid 50's.

I ran into my neigbor in the parking lot who rides this route 3-4 times a week. He's hardcore, but he stuck with me the first mile as we warmed up before he shot off.
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Things have been quite pleasant, if uneventful for the last month or so. This week, summer has finally hit -- high remperatures (86 F / 30 C) and near 100% humidity.

The Reagan funeral has had little effect on road traffic, although there have been hordes of people on the Metro. Even though the government was closed today, road traffic was normal on my route.

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In a word,

RAIN

Starting to get used to being wet and riding in the rain. Temeratures for the morning commutes have been in the low to mid 40s.

One place I ride past has the smell of rotting flesh. I think a deer got hit and is just over the edge of the river bank out of sight. Sure stinks.
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In a word,

RAIN

Starting to get used to being wet and riding in the rain. Temeratures for the morning commutes have been in the low to mid 40s.

One place I ride past has the smell of rotting flesh. I think a deer got hit and is just over the edge of the river bank out of sight. Sure stinks.
I rode in the rain home on Wednesday and it felt great! It was also in the mid 70's, so I was refreshing rather than chilling. Speaking of road kill, I saw a big turtle in the middle of the road. Poor turtle!
 
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Hey everyone send some of that rain this way! I haven't been over here in awhile and thought I would post as I am now commuting everyday and enjoying the gas savings. Todays commute was a beautiful 78 degrees (as opposed to the 90 degree morning commutes and 113 degree evening commutes of last week). I hope the weather holds out but living in the Arizona desert I know that hope is vain. I guess I can still hope for rain! Anyway, the commute was nice and I can honestly say, after two years of commuting I think I have found the best route. Anyway, great commute today.
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Hang in there, Paul! The monsoons are just another month or so away! Where are you in AZ, btw? I used to live in N Phoenix and my folks and youngest brother still live there.
 
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Hang in there, Paul! The monsoons are just another month or so away! Where are you in AZ, btw? I used to live in N Phoenix and my folks and youngest brother still live there.

I live in mesa and work on the border of Tempe and Phoenix (I grew up in Flagstaff so getting use to the heat has been interesting). Luckily there are many water fountains between work and home to soak the jersey in. Heres hoping for an early monsoon this year!
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Downtown Sac is dead today, all but a few state workers are home because the Governor closed the state government for RR's funeral. Unfortunately, I'm one of those few who had to work today. Nice to have mostly empty streets to myself this morning.
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Hey Paul, I wish I could send the rain to you along with the COLD air!

Well, on the trip home, IN THE RAIN, I was passed by 2 roadies in full kit. I lost sight of them around the first bend and didn't get another glimpse of them. Man, they were hauling a$$!
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