Broke my best commuting time on the way home tonight on the SS roadie, from Eight Mile Plains to Parkinson (end of Algester Rd)
Whether geared or suspension or SS, previous best was about 33 min’s
on the undulating route.
Tonight I cracked the magic 30 min’s.
Got 29m55s rolling time for 14 kms at 28.0 avg of course. It’s got 48-20 gearing and 700C wheels.
52 kph max and had 6! dead stops for lights in that !
Well I was pleased anyhow :lol: am new to riding roadies.
I’ts nice to get home fast but much more satisfying when you just have the perfect ride ie. nail all the trackstands (get rid of the freewheel Dillon) and take all the opportunities that the traffic gives you (running reds, splitting lanes and getting the jump across lanes to the next turn).
My ride is Wilston to Adelaide st in Bris via Lutwyche Rd, 10 fast 15 mins slow but heaps of challenges.
Stuffs me how you guys ride through the gap between cars at a red light in a narrow road and a full height kerb … while the cranks are spinning…BANG, DAMN ! BANG, DAMN ! :? :lol: or take a fast corner with a 45 deg lean while cranks are spinning. Full respect.
Dillon, it is only scary until you try it.
And that goes for everyone no matter how experienced they are now, read the FAQs on Fyxamatosis to her about how TC started.
I’ve clipped a cars mirror with my bars once, cut 50mm of the sushibars the next day and all good since. There’s normally heaps of room up the middle. With a good height BB and shorter cranks cornering is fine but obviously nothing like you gan do with a FW.
hehehe… commuting PBs are dangerous things… always pushed me to run reds. My only commute that got a good going over was red hill to belco through civic in the can. quickest time was 26.45 on an early morn with a sizeable tailwind. i guess that wont mean much to many of you except maybe joel and dave. i gave it a%$holes EVERY morning trying to lower that mark.
i work at riverside too. I live at Wickham Tce., Spring Hill. It is all downhill from home to work. with all the lights i have done it in just over 1:10s. Hardly justifies getting in to the lycra.
Swanky- is that your orange SS i see hanging under the riparian ramp?[/quote]
No Bruv, not me, I don’t work in Riverside anymore. I did last year, I had a Geared Trek 4300 then. It was stolen and INS has only just come through so I’ve only just recently (in the last month) built a Grey SS. I don’t live at Calamvale anymore either. I live near Cannonhill.
wanted to squeeze out every last shared second with my new lady friend sunday morning, left the house a little later than usual. My 14.08km commute took only 26 minutes for a 32.49 km/h average. 48/16.
All after being awake most of the night She went back to sleep until 11:30 !