I went out this morning for a 12 mile bimble between Harlow and Epping. Since living in Harlow I have not been out just after 7am. Being retired I can normally leave it until after 9am when commuters have commuted and spacially unaware mummies have ferried their precious little darlings 200 yards to school in their 4x4's. Anyway because Of major roadworks between the motorway and Harlow and long tailbacks, just about every lane in the area is being used as a rat run to avoid the said works. The ride was an education for me being so long since riding in the early rush hour. Blind drivers, dangerous overtakes, people who think they are in Germany and driving on the wrong side of the road round bends. London bound in Epping was at a standstill for quite a distance. I have often wondered why you guys who commute, and through far busier routes than my little ride today, have so much hassle. Now I see why. It is so different to when I go out later in the day, a practice I intend to stay with!!