It's my anniversary...

...of cycle commuting. At least it is approximately. I can't remember what date I started (it's a shame the old C+ forums weren't archived!), but it was around about now. So that's 5 years I've been commuting to work on the bike.

It's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride! :biggrin:


Here's to the next 5! :thumbsup::biggrin:
 
Happy Anniversary ;-)
 
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magnatom

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Aye I started of cycling 4.5 miles each way. I remember the little hill in the Clyde Tunnel being an absolute killer at first! My original route even took me on a path or two. :thumbsup::biggrin: I soon learned the err of my ways!

Now 10-13 miles each way and loving it! :biggrin:
 

Crankarm

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Nr Cambridge
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to ........ :thumbsup:.

5 years eh Magnatom......... The roads have never been safe .... r.

Think of all the changes you have seen over this time, the scrapes from which you have lived to tell the tale and laughs you have been given by motons and POBs. It will soon be Grandad Magna with Magna jnrs, sitting around, listening in awe and trepidation, to your tales of adventure and swash buckling decades ago.

Bon anniversaire.
 
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magnatom

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Crankarm said:
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to ........ :rolleyes:.

5 years eh Magnatom......... The roads have never been safe .... r.

Think of all the changes you have seen over this time, the scrapes from which you have lived to tell the tale and laughs you have been given by motons and POBs. It will soon be Grandad Magna with Magna jnrs, sitting around, listening in awe and trepidation, to your tales of adventure and swash buckling decades ago.

Bon anniversaire.
Surely that should be, 'it's my party and I'll squeal like a girl if I want to!' :ohmy:

In truth a lot has changed. There are significantly more cyclists on the road now which is great. I have fewer incidents than I did at the start (better cycling on my part, probably) and I'm a lot fitter! :sad:

I certainly have my fair share of stories and I look forward to capitalising on that one day when I write my book! :sad:
 

arallsopp

Post of The Year 2009 winner
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Bromley, Kent
Well done mags.

Sorry. Dave. Tom. Sir.
 

biking_fox

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Location
Manchester
5 years, phooey. the youth of today. :rolleyes:

I started cyclign to work with my first job in '97 and although I've changed jobs, and moved since then, its still the best way to get to work. I'm sure there's plenty around been commuting much longer than me too.

Well done, keep it up.
 
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magnatom

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biking_fox said:
5 years, phooey. the youth of today. :rolleyes:

I started cyclign to work with my first job in '97 and although I've changed jobs, and moved since then, its still the best way to get to work. I'm sure there's plenty around been commuting much longer than me too.

Well done, keep it up.
Ah but, every year cycling in Glasgow counts as five anywhere else! :ohmy:;):sad:
 
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