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Rode to work today!

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by deafwish, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. With it being such a nice clear, crisp morning in Melbourne to day, i decided to brave the Monash fwy and ride from Mt Waverley to Derrimut.
    I fitted my bicycle computer yesterday and heres the info it gave me of my commute:
    Max speed: ummm.....100.... :roll:
    Average speed: 59.9 km/h
    Distance: 42.33 km/h
    Elapsed time: 42.23 min'.



    Funnily enough, my average time in the car is near on 1 hour exactly!
    I limited lane splitting to two or three times (not much really).

    Some useless info for y'all!
    Daz. :wink:
     
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  2. Sweet. What sort of bicycle computer did you fit?
     
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  3. Where the hell is Derrimut?? :shock:
     
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  4. I ask myself that question every day!
    It's past Laverton North on the ring road.
    The computer is a Specialized COMP.
    Was about $50.
     
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  5. So, where did you get it, how do you attach it, how do you read it, etc etc???
    C'mon, man, we need ALL the information!
    (sounds like a great ride anyway)
     
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  6. Officially Derrimut (according to the latest Melway [Map 39) is bounded by Robinson's, Boundary, Western Ring, Fitzgerald & Foley Roads.

    Basically it's located between Deer Park & Laverton in Melbournes Industrial western heartland (my home turf).
     
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  7. deafwish,
    I was most likely zealously cursing you as I sat in my car driving from Moonee Ponds down to Doveton... such a lovely day, wish I was on the bike and didn't have to come into work.

    Yeah, would be good to know where you got the bike putter from.
     
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  8. I rode to work today too, it was fun. Sun was shining and I took the tiwsty back road from home to school.

    Might do that again.
     
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  9. rc36... funny haha... you lucky ...

    I was riding in as well, making bike noises as I sat and wait for the traffic to move...

    Can't beleive I'm still doing it at 30 yrs of age!!!!
     
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  10. The ability to make bike noises whilst sitting in traffic, because you are jealous of the bike that has just gone past or is sitting beside/behind you does not go away ever.
    I wish I could have bought mine in this morning even with the wet on the roads for most of the way in.

    Maybe tomorrow. Then again maybe not.

    :):):):):)
     
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  11. Since when did wet roads stand in the way of riding? :)
     
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  12. well can say i enjoyed the ride into work today, for some reason wasn't as busy as it normally is, just hope the rain stays away untill i get home tonight
     
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  13. Ah well, that explains why I don't know where Derrimut is, it's west :p I also rode into work today, not too much traffic, although there was this tosser in a black van weaving in and out of traffic and not bothering to indicate. Several times he almost got collected by massive semis. :?
     
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  14. I got it at a bicycle store......
    Make sure if you get one, it goes past 100!
    It's mounted next to my left hand grip.
    I ran the cable down the left fork leg (cable tied) and cable tied next to my disc rotor. With the magnet, i had to epoxy glue (Quicksteel) it to the inside of the rotor.
    The install looks clean and the display looks HOT!
    Gives me two trip meters, now i can effectively lube chain etc. at the right intervals!
    A must buy for any biker IMHO!
    Daz. :wink:
     
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  15. Just a quick question. How did you calibrate a pushbike speedo to accurately work on a motorbike? The circumference of the wheel/tyre need to be calibrated to get a a accurate reading. Obviously your timing won't be affected the speed and distance travelled would be.
     
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  16. hey Daz, send us a couple of photos of same, please!!
     
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  17. The computer allows you to measure in millimetres, the distance the wheel travels in ONE FULL ROTATION.
    You enter this data into the computer and it's very accurate!
    I reckon my Honda speedo is out now!
     
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  18. I rode to work today too. Problem is it is only about 4 kms from my house to the school I'm at today so it wasn't very interesting. School finishes at quarter to 3 at this one so I might go for a quick blast before I go home...

    Coffee night in Sydney tonite so get a chance to ride then too.

    Whoohooo
     
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  19. well wish i hadn't ridden to work today, was lucky noone did anything stupid in front of me as had enough trouble just thinking about what i was doing... mind was on other things ](*,) :facepalm: :cry:
     
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  20. You get a bit of chalk (ask smee for some) and mark a spot on the ground, and your tyre where it touched that mark. Sit on the bike, and roll forward until the wheel has gone through a complete revolution. Mark the spot. (it helps to have a helper). measure the distance.

    When I did mine, I used three revolutions to get a bit more accuracy.

    I wouldn't go anywhere without my bike computer.

    BTW a useful mod is to get a little rare earth magnet from Jaycar to replace the original. Mine is strong enough to stay put without any adhesives (at speeds up to <deleted>).
     
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