Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Global warming














Today I decided to ride to work, about 80km all up. Nothing exciting about the ride at all, just pleasant until the last 10km which was in heavy peak hour traffic.

Unlike Europe, most Aussie drivers do not care much for push bike riders, so it is important to be on your guard, prepare to take evasive action, and keep your energy levels up so you can sprint away from traffic lights etc.

Fortunately 70km of the ride is on bike track which is becoming better as time goes by!

I hope to be able to do this once or twice a week... leave the car at home and save on carbon emissions

19 comments:

  1. I only have just over 3km to bike to work:-) Trouble is, we have a few equinoxial westerlies blowing our way at present. They are worse on the east coast.... but it took me longer than usual to get home tonight... and I was puffing hard... straight into the face of a westerly! Sigh!

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  2. Nothing worse than a head wind. I think its knocks a couple of gears off the speed!

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  3. Hey you obviously have this groovy new facility on your 'new' blog to get further comments on a thread e-mailed. I was able to do it when I commented. I looked up the settings page for my 'old age' blog and couldn't find such a setting. Maybe eventually...... Meanwhile... you are up with the new techno-whiz stuff more than the rest of us it would seem!!!

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  4. Actually I am telling a lie.... I realise this new bit of techno-jazziness is also available on my 'old blog' comments page now!

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  5. Are you keeping a "seen on the way to work" bird list?

    By the way, do you know what Darwin said of Australia?

    "Australia is a rising child - too great and ambitious for affection, yet not great enough for respect"

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  6. :o)

    What a blast for a commute!

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  7. Good on you! Hubby always cycles to work, but it's in central London, and he takes his life in his hands most days. He got run down last month, no broken bones, but buckets of blood and a mangled bike. The driver didn't even stop!

    ps. You've got your blog back, whey-hey!!

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  8. Hey mate, we'll both be able to see the Southern Cross for a couple of weeks :-)

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  9. hey, long time.... My life has been (nothing much than) about global warming, C02 emissions and environmental footprint the last months, so makes me happy to see a post like this. You are an eco movement on your own!

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  10. Yeah maalie.... we'll let you share it for a wee while.... but it is ours to keep after you are gone;-)
    And I will bring a wee symbol of it to Europe with me in the flag sewn on my pack!

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  12. Simon, you Just missed my blog update by an hour or two!

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  13. Cor .. what strong thighs you will have.
    Lorenzo.

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  14. Hello I just entered before I have to leave to the airport, it's been very nice to meet you, if you want here is the site I told you about where I type some stuff and make good money (I work from home): here it is

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  15. did i do the math correctly almost 50miles one way?????? wow, how log does that take? i can't imagine biking close to 100 miles a day to and from work, sugar!

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  16. savannah:- yes it is a long way... what I did not bargain for was the dice with the traffic at the end... you have to sprint off everywhere of you get run over...

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