Cycling in Sydney Australia
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney - judging by this it wont get down to 30degrees till 3am.
I finished work at 1pm. I decided that rather than ride home in the hottest part of the day I would catch the bus. The bus engine overheated and everyone had to get off and wait for a new one to come.
Even walking to the shops to buy ice cream at lunch was a bit much so I think I'll get the train home tonight.
drive to work day
We'll see... I rode 205km on Saturday of which 3.25 hours were after midday, so hey... I have 2x1L bidons. More worried about tires sticking to bitumen.
Wanted my wife and son to have access to the car in case emergency aircon was needed.
36° average according to my garmin.
Ridden in apparently worse heat.
My commute back is relatively easy compared to getting to work.
In preparation for today I brought in the 750ml water bottle plus a change of cycling top and knicks , but it looks like I can use the same set.
At this stage I think taking a deep drink of water before getting on the bike but will check if there is any train outage as an option.
Some trains on the North Shore, Northern, Western and Newcastle & Central Coast lines are delayed up to 20 minutes due to urgent signal and track repairs at various locations.
(edit : up to 20 additional minutes on top of my regular trip of 1 hour, with very many sweaty stressed out people? I'll take my chances on my bike and chant "Cunnamulla" - thanks )
never count your chickens before they hatch.
so I strolled out at 730pm with steely determination and 750mls of chilled water, plotting my consistently 50 minute commute... reached my bike and.....
.....a rear flat!
after stuffing around a bit trying to fix the puncture it was still giving a very slow leak.
It was 835pm by the time I finally gave up and rolled the bike to the train station....
add 10 minutes for the next train
add 20 minutes for the train swap.
add 7 minutes for another delay
meant I got home just about 1010
Now....coincidence? I think not!
I just got home after pulling the pin early. Normal wool t shirt and baggies, no sweat as it is a Cunnamulla sea breeze. It is hot when you stop, so off for a swim with the kids and dog.