Bloody Awful

John the Monkey

Frivolous Cyclist
Location
Crewe
Worst commute for a while today - not in a horrifyingly scary sort of a way but a "My word, is everyone particularly stupid/unobservant/careless today?" sort of a way.

I'm not sure why it is, but the absolute sh*****g down rain seems to bring out the worst in the drivers on my home stretch - close overtakes, rushing to beat you through pinch points, not allowing you out past parked cars... You would think that the poor conditions would engender a bit more care in driving, but it invariably seems to do the opposite, with few of the poor dears (apparently) able to see beyond the ends of their bonnets, and caring little about what sits outside their cosy vehicles, so long as they can rush hell for leather to the next queue of traffic.

Oh, and my feet got REALLY wet. I hate that.

Ah well, a small dry sherry or two once home, and tomorrow is another day...
 

col

Veteran
John the Monkey said:
Worst commute for a while today - not in a horrifyingly scary sort of a way but a "My word, is everyone particularly stupid/unobservant/careless today?" sort of a way.

I'm not sure why it is, but the absolute sh*****g down rain seems to bring out the worst in the drivers on my home stretch - close overtakes, rushing to beat you through pinch points, not allowing you out past parked cars... You would think that the poor conditions would engender a bit more care in driving, but it invariably seems to do the opposite, with few of the poor dears (apparently) able to see beyond the ends of their bonnets, and caring little about what sits outside their cosy vehicles, so long as they can rush hell for leather to the next queue of traffic.

Oh, and my feet got REALLY wet. I hate that.

Ah well, a small dry sherry or two once home, and tomorrow is another day...


Mmmm sounds like a day at the office for me;):biggrin:
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
Took it easy last night, just didn't push it as visibility was crap. Just watched out for the loons. It can be very difficult seeing out of a car in weather like that and bikes can get lost in all the reflected glare.

Trick with dry feet.....neoprene overshoes with a plastic bag underneath - works a treat. I cut the bottom corners off a bag so the plastic just covers the toe and the top of the shoe leacing space for the cleats. The Aldi waterproofs are still doing the job...
 

Tetedelacourse

New Member
Location
Rosyth
John I had a ride home like that on Tuesday. I'm not normally one for complaining at the standard of driving in my area but Tuesday night was open season. On two separate occassions I anticipated that people wouldn't spot me if I carried on at same pace and so slowed down, and on both occasions I'm 99% sure I'd have been squished if I hadn't acted.

No such probs today on way in, so hoping for more of that on way home. For all of us actually! Sherries sounds like a good shout though.
 

HJ

Cycling in Scotland
Location
Auld Reekie
Terminator said:
Yeah bring on the rain.It's better than snow.:biggrin:
Na snow is much more fun:evil:
 
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