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Lovely Commute Home

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by yorkshiregoth, 28 Oct 2007.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    Just got back from a 18 mile commute home from work after a 12 hour shift and it was great. Fairly annoying headwind, rain chucking it down and my cheapo overshoes from Aldi and my rainlegs did an outstanding job of keeping me dryish. If I didn't have to go back to work in 11 hours I would have carried on riding. xx( :tongue:
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Nice to get home with a smile on your face isn't it? 18 miles after a 12 hour shift sounds a bit harsh though xx(
     
  3. Old Walrus

    Old Walrus Über Member

    Best therapy after a shift especially the grotty variety! Did the same yesterday after a head v brick wall day, sorted things out as did the red wine purchased en route.
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I had a good ride back on Friday...I thought I'd picked up a puncture, so I pulled up and checked the tyre. Just then, a cyclist approached me, slowed down and asked if I was OK. As it turned out, there was no puncture, but I thanked her for asking. Made my day.
     
  5. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Glad you guys had it good. After months of hassle free riding i managed to get a p*ncture on the way home Friday night.

    Then on the Club run on Sun a guy got two p*nctures (o.k,one, but we ballsed uo replacing the tube) and of course Sunday was wet and windy.

    Then this morning going through the Wandsworth one-way system, my chain broke...bugger, bugger, bugger.
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Don't tell me you carry a spare chain!...hope you didn't have too far to go.
     
  7. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    It was drizzling this morning - stopped before I needed to leave - but it made me think of that great urban myth about only getting rained on 12 times a year. I can't remember the last time I donned rainlegs and overshoes in anger. Certainly the last couple of months it's been nippy occasionally, but I'm not out of my gilet yet. Long may it continue.
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Well..... it's going to be dark setting off tonight....can't wait....get to use my lights properly now.....

    I used to hate the next couple of weeks when I commuted in the car because of all the accidents on the motorway on way home - would take upto 2 hours to get 25 miles
     
  9. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    My technical ability is so laughable that it wouldn't be worth me bothering...

    Phoned Mrs ChrisW to come and collect me in the car (she was happy:wacko:) and took another bike in. See we ALL need more than one bike (not that Thread again!).

    LBS is going to sort it out later this week.
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Yeah, but did you get her number?
     
  11. Maz

    Maz Guru

    If only I were single...
     
  12. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Bizarrely enough, i was following a vision (female!) in lycra when my chain went, made it all the more galling...