I think I've found the sweet spot

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by downfader, 24 Apr 2010.

  1. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    Dont know where to post this tbh. Went out for a solo ride at 6.30am this morning as I wanted to see how long it took me to do my Father's route on my own. He reckons it takes him about an hour. It took me about 20-25 minutes to do his lap.

    No one about.

    I saw about 5 cars, 4 dog walkers. That was basically it on his route. I came back around to do another lap but the asthma was giving me jip (thanks to the trees and fields of crops I rode past). Stopped for 5 minutes to have a puff on the inhaler and catch me breath and then whizzed up hill towards a local park in Netley.

    Stopped again to take in the salty air by the park and have another puff and then rode home.

    Oh and I saw the beginnings of a dawn raid in woolston too. Only slight downside was hitting a pothole whizzing up hill towards Netley Abbey and hearing a seriously loud bang off the back wheel. Bike checked over and all fine.

    Other than that, bliss. :smile: 15 miles in an hour, would be faster without the asthma....
     
  2. HaloJ

    HaloJ Rabid cycle nut

    Location:
    Watford
    Totally understand how you feel. I'm wheezing like a set of bag pipes this morning. Woo, summers here, *cough* *sneeze*
     
  3. OP
    OP
    downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    LOL yeah bagpipes makes sense. :smile:
     
  4. Looking at the title, I was wondering where this post would head.........:smile:

    Nice when you nail something like this and it all goes your way isn't it.
     
  5. Tinuts

    Tinuts Wham Bam Helmet Cam

    Location:
    London, UK.
    Yes, being a Southampton dweller at one point in my life I remember some very nice scenery from my stay down there. Still sounds fab.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    Just a 10 or 15 minute bike ride to some nice scenery from my home:


    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba79sAbce7Y


    Battery went dead after a short while. Will recharge tonight. :blush:
     
  7. Echolalia

    Echolalia Senior Member

    I want to get into this, up in the morning rise and cycle for a few hours - need to sell my Specialized Nexus hybrid first then get a racer. It's only when I am on my own, do I have those moments of clarity where everything just fits innit.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    Dont worry about the bike. Just do it :ohmy:

    Just make sure you carry ICE, mobile, lock or whatever other essensials you need.
     
  9. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Nice one, that's so awesome!
     
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