First commute to work

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by boybiker, 20 Aug 2012.

  1. boybiker

    boybiker Über Member

    I done my first commute to work today on my Giant Defy 1 from Maidstone to Tonbridge about 13 miles but a nice flat route. I allowed an hour and a half and done the route in just 50 mins :laugh:

    I must admit seeing the sun low in the sky and the crisp morning breeze was lovely. The ride home was a bit more hot and sweaty! I had a stressful day at work but by the time I had cycled home it was all forgotten and I liked that feeling!

    There was also not that much traffic on the way there and back despite travelling on the main route between Tonbridge and Maidstone which was nice. I'm already considering extending the ride on nice days like this morning though :whistle:
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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Do it a few times and you'll be addicted. There's something enchanting about the sights, sounds and smells of the morning commute. A great way to start the day.
  3. OP

    boybiker Über Member

    Indeed I'm gutted I've got to take the car tomorrow as I need go some where after work :rolleyes:
  4. well done mate !
    I caught the bug 3 years ago, 21,000 miles later, I wish I had done it years ago, its still my biggest regret, wasted so much money on a car for getting to work....
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  5. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Nice bike too ;)
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  6. beany_bot

    beany_bot Senior Member

    My first commute today too mate. Absolutely loved it (except the hills :P) cant believe I hadn't done it sooner and cant believe more people dont!
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  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti

    good for you.
    Over the years the number fo commuting cyclists in London hs risen dramatically.
    In some roads in London cyclists out number cars. It's not uncommon to see 30 or 40 cyclists waiting at junctions during rush hour.
  8. beany_bot

    beany_bot Senior Member

    Wow, in Glasgow I saw 3 today on the way in and 1 on the way back 16miles total.... Perfect cycling route too as there is (fairly decent) cycle lanes and pretty courteous bus drivers too. ON YER BIKE GLASGOW YA FAT ****!
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  9. annaspanna

    annaspanna Active Member

    Used to live in Staplehurst so I know you have a lovely route there! Lucky you :-)
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  10. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    30-40 cyclist at major junctions is very common at rush hours.
    OP - so envious - wish i could take my Defy to work :sad:
  11. OP

    boybiker Über Member

    I might be moving jobs to Tunbridge Wells soon which will be a bit of a pain! The roads to Tunbridge are nice and wide so it stops the closes passes etc.
  12. annaspanna

    annaspanna Active Member

    Yeah that can be quite a different journey can't it :-(
  13. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Well, there probably are more people living in London than in the whole of Scotland :rolleyes:
  14. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting

    The honeymoon is over when you meet your first beemer,pal.:wacko:
  15. beany_bot

    beany_bot Senior Member

    You are right, however 5 million in London, 1 million in Glasgow, if there are 30 to 40 cyclists waiting at the lights in London I'd expect to see 7 or 8 at lights in Glasgow but I only saw 3 the whole journey in and 1 the whole journey out.
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