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Cold mornings have their redeeming features.

By mezla - 2 May 2012 21

Lake Burley Griffin at sunrise

I left home in the dark for a pre-dawn ride around Lake Burley Griffin on the way to work.

I stopped to admire and took a photo at about 7am.

You can’t see it in the photo, but my toes are numb.

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Cold mornings have their redeeming features.
wildturkeycanoe 6:15 am 03 May 12

Another great thing about the cold is that car engines run better as the density of oxygen in the air increases, providing better combustion [more air = more power]. Ice is the only drawback, as it takes a while for the demister to start working.
Beautiful photo though, bravo.

toriness 8:08 pm 02 May 12

amazing photo!!! inspires me to do the same thing. might buy me some icebreaker socks first though 🙂

Thumper 8:06 pm 02 May 12

goggles13 said :

Thumper said :

Canberra winters are simply fantastic.

and so are Canberra autumns – which is when this picture was taken

Either way, crisp, cold, misty, and quite beautiful…

bigfeet 7:50 pm 02 May 12

poetix said :

carnardly said :

Given Canberra is cold in the mornings for a lot of days through winter I guess we’re all insane as we all get up and do our thing. 🙂

Yes, but if you have a good whinge about it, that means you’re not crazy. I suppose the really mad are the jolly ones. Or those who use words like ‘brisk’.

I actually think winter is the best time to go camping in this part of the world. Nice and ‘brisk’ and then you can get a roaring fire up and going to sit around and sip some nice wines (or whisky)

I love crawling out of the tent at dawn, shaking the frost off and stirring the remains of the fire to get the billy boiling in the fog.

After a bit over a decade I have finally convinced the missus that it is actually glorious.

KB1971 7:26 pm 02 May 12

carnardly said :

a clue for winter riding – Icebreaker socks. They are *the* best $50 you will ever spend. I gulped at the price when i heard about them but trust me, you won’t go back.

Paddy’s have them.

I have wind breaking shoe covers, only cost half that. They have made the cold mornings really comfortable along with my Ground Effect top & gloves.

Look at the Torpedo 7 website, you will never go back 😛

goggles13 5:57 pm 02 May 12

Thumper said :

Canberra winters are simply fantastic.

and so are Canberra autumns – which is when this picture was taken

breda 5:32 pm 02 May 12

I will never forget going to work early one morning, passing through Griffith in heavy fog, when a couple of white bunnies hopped on to the nature strip. It was like something from a fairy tale – the mist, the bunnies, the white-on-white.

People who prefer the blaring colours of the Gold Coast are welcome to it.

Deref 4:47 pm 02 May 12

🙂 Very noice indeed!

poetix 4:09 pm 02 May 12

carnardly said :

Given Canberra is cold in the mornings for a lot of days through winter I guess we’re all insane as we all get up and do our thing. 🙂

Yes, but if you have a good whinge about it, that means you’re not crazy. I suppose the really mad are the jolly ones. Or those who use words like ‘brisk’.

carnardly 3:11 pm 02 May 12

Given Canberra is cold in the mornings for a lot of days through winter I guess we’re all insane as we all get up and do our thing. 🙂

poetix 3:04 pm 02 May 12

Anyone who wants to get out of bed when it’s cold is insane.

Geoff_from_Lushpup_I 2:35 pm 02 May 12

That is really pretty. Love the gold.

Watson 2:31 pm 02 May 12

Winter mornings can be truly stunning. I used to ride along the lake every morning when I lived in the Inner South and worked in the Inner North and I seriously miss those views in winter. Used to have me smile for hours after.

Thumper 2:22 pm 02 May 12

Canberra winters are simply fantastic.

carnardly 2:01 pm 02 May 12

a clue for winter riding – Icebreaker socks. They are *the* best $50 you will ever spend. I gulped at the price when i heard about them but trust me, you won’t go back. Paddy’s have them.

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