Friday riding?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by jonny jeez, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. Did anybody else notice a real lack of riders in their town today...I get the feeling that many of the new riders who are encouraged by the warm longer days, are taking fridays off.

    I assume this has much to do with the fact that many people go out for a drink on a friday night after work and riding home after a few jars is always going to be tricky.

    It felt pretty deserted...I actually missed the crowds
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Or Friday legs. Oooh I'm hurting today, hope to get in a couple of naps since it's my day off. I'll need them in order to recover enough for a hard day at work planned tomorrow.
  3. NigC

    NigC New Member

    Fridays are always much quieter. Before I started walking/cycling, I would look forward to the Friday drive as it was nearly always traffic free. I guess a lot of people take Fridays off for a long weekend.

    Anyway, I walked today and leaving at 6:00am I only ever see the occassional jogger or suited businessman on the way the the station.
  4. BrumJim

    BrumJim Poster

    Friday is the day that I get up 1/2hr earlier, and cycle in along the roads rather than through the park. So all my usual "buddies" don't see me.
    Why? Big fat full English breakfast in the canteen. Cholesteroltastic!!
  5. garrilla

    garrilla Senior Member

    Some people possibly don't take the bike on a Friday so they can go out on the lash straight from work?
  6. gouldina

    gouldina New Member

    Yeah. Majorly quiet this morning bicycle-wise. I was wondering why myself.
  7. redddraggon

    redddraggon Blondie

    North Wales
    Are you Sean Kelly? You certaintly sound like him ;)
  8. Davywalnuts

    Davywalnuts Chief Kebab Taster

    tbh I saw more cyclists on the way in today than i've seen in a long time, including, for the first time ever, not 1 but 3 female cyclists! Two on BSO's and one on a lovely WSD Trek and was very cute too, almost caused my own smidsy! haha
  9. OP
    jonny jeez

    jonny jeez Guru

    the WSD Trek is a very cute bike
  10. Davywalnuts

    Davywalnuts Chief Kebab Taster

    So was the lady specific lycra... ;)
  11. gouldina

    gouldina New Member

    Sorry to disappoint but I'm from Wales like you. Although a Hwntw.
  12. Mike!

    Mike! Veteran

    As a new cyclist my muscles are tired so came by Bus today!

    Going to gradually build up to cycling probably 3 or 4 times a week but not overdo it!
  13. Downward

    Downward Veteran

    West Midlands
    I never see any cyclists anyway in the morning, Today was no different
  14. I don't see many others at 5 in the morning maybe 1 or 2,although I have seen a new one recently-well I actually hear him before I see him,no lights and the most horrendous sounding bike I've ever heard!! Constant sqealing/grinding noise with every revolution-must be awful to ride like that.
    Have had a couple of quick 'chats' on the way home too,must be the sun bringing the best out of people:smile:
  15. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    I don't see many cyclists all week, this morning looked about the same as the rest of the week. Like BentMikey I had Friday legs today, half twelve finish on a Friday and I had to resist the urge to get changed when I got home and head out for an afternoon ride.
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