My first commute

HeyWayne

New Member
Location
Bedfordshire
Well, I did it.

Enjoyed it - a little brisk at first, but soon got warmed up (I think I have a bit of a stiff neck now though due to the early cold blast).

Only one 'close call' with a muppet driving a 7.5t truck, and then there was the crazy lady who overtook on the brow of a blind hill. She gave me plenty of room, but if there was something coming the other way....

Ouch.

7.98 miles, half an hour door to door. Changed, fed and cooled in time for reading my emails.

This could catch on you know, this commuting lark.
 

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
Well done, from where to where? It will get easier and faster as time goes on.
 

palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
Nice route. I sometimes ride up around there (not commuting though), usually returning from going up the hill south of Sharpenhoe.
 
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HeyWayne

HeyWayne

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Location
Bedfordshire
palinurus said:
Nice route. I sometimes ride up around there (not commuting though), usually returning from going up the hill south of Sharpenhoe.
That'll be The Clappers.

http://www.chilternsaonb.org/site_details.asp?siteID=115

Nice hill - about the same as the one just up the road from me. I've reached my land speed record coming down The Clappers. Maybe that's the place behind the saying - Going like the clappers...
 
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HeyWayne

HeyWayne

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Location
Bedfordshire
Whoop whoop - 41mph on the way home. Down 'the hill' that I had fun getting up the other morning. Into a headwind too - who knows how fast I'd of reached if I had the wind behind me!
 

Wigsie

Nincompoop
Location
Kent
HeyWayne said:
Whoop whoop - 41mph on the way home. Down 'the hill' that I had fun getting up the other morning. Into a headwind too - who knows how fast I'd of reached if I had the wind behind me!
.... and were not such a bloody great big man! :blush:;)

nice one.... and good to see your posting average at almost 10 a day! Now your truly hooked on CC!

Lets hope the IT fella's at your place don't monitor the sites you visit or they may mock you for CC overtaking the porn and the gardening websites you peruse daily while some poor schmuck at an agency does your work for you! ha ha ha :blush:;)
 
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HeyWayne

HeyWayne

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Location
Bedfordshire
Wigsie said:
.... and were not such a bloody great big man! :blush:;)

nice one.... and good to see your posting average at almost 10 a day! Now your truly hooked on CC!

Lets hope the IT fella's at your place don't monitor the sites you visit or they may mock you for CC overtaking the porn and the gardening websites you peruse daily while some poor schmuck at an agency does your work for you! ha ha ha :wacko:;)
IT fella's, yeah like it!

Anyway's it's called 'social networking', and as I ain't got no budgie it's the only promoting I can do! :blush:
 
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HeyWayne

HeyWayne

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Location
Bedfordshire
Wigsie said:
Still none? jesus mate! is that because its all been "creamed" by ze Germans?
Exactly! So in betwix my 'social networking' I'm also pimping myself out to every agency I can find.

Feels like the company is slowly being 'hung out to dry'.
 
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