Tales from today's commute....

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by martint235, 28 Jun 2012.

  1. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    The sun is glorious, just wish I was out riding bikes instead of fixing them (still, not that bad as it is bikes anyway :smile:).
     
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  2. si_c

    si_c Über Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Nice run in this morning, a little damp and cold, and the road was a bit greasy. Minor incident (my fault) where I was filtering up the inside of a line of cars waiting to turn right at a junction (filter lane) when the lights changed. The car in front of me was passing the line on yellow, and I assumed that they would continue through the junction. They didn't, and stopped hard, leaving them stopped completely after the line. I had to slam on, but given that I was pretty close, and can't stop as quickly, I slid into the back of the car at about 2mph, slightly embarrassing as it's right outside my workplace but nevermind.
     
  3. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Veteran

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
    Lordy, that was cold. Brrrrrrrrrrrr!
     
  4. Ciar

    Ciar Über Member

    Location:
    London
    It was fresh as you like, but otherwise nothing exciting to report :smile:
     
  5. Hop3y

    Hop3y Padiham Commuter

    Location:
    Padiham, Burnley
    Rest day.
     
  6. hennbell

    hennbell Über Member

    -24C and no wind nor new snow. Made sure to layer up to keep warm. Pre-ride bicycle inspection rear tire pressure a little low. Pump up both tires and head out into the predawn darkness. I made it less then 4 kilometers and the rear tire is flat. Bicycle has no quick releases and I have no tools to remove bolt on wheel. Had to call the wife for a pickup. Got to watch a spectacular sun rise.
     
  7. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Veteran

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
    I apologise for my "Lordy that was cold" remark at a piddling -4.
     
  8. captain nemo1701

    captain nemo1701 Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.

    Location:
    Bristol
    Two little irritating moments today.....

    On the way to work down the railway Path, bloke cycling in front has his dog running alongside on a rope lead. I'm just thinking that it looked a bit unwise given the mix of dog and bikes.Everyone goes under a road bridge and then it's up a small incline when suddenly, dog squats for pee in middle of path and we all had to swerve around this guy....hmmmm.

    Coming home tonight, I am turning right, waiting at the front of the T junction. Car on my left stops and bloke flashes me to say I can go out in front as he was turning right into the road I'm leaving. But first, we had both to wait for two cars coming in from right. As they went past, bloke in hatchback comes up behind first car and simply mounts narrow pavement to get around car. Since when has it become acceptable for some idiots like that to drive onto the pavement as if it's the road simply because they aren't patient enough to wait less than a minute?:cursing:.
     
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  9. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    Location:
    N Ireland
    Dropped my wifes car up to the mechanic for a service. He lives up in the country a bit, surrounded by farms which mean the roads are stinking. Cycled on to work and when I got into the shower room and looked in the mirror, it was like I'd been downhill mountain biking such was the dirt on my bake. Not a bad ride in all the same, bar the dirt and getting stuck behind a few buses but as I passed over the motorway bridge all is made well when I see the 3 lanes into the city backed up for miles!
     
  10. Ciar

    Ciar Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Fresh again but deceiving, yesterday feels like -3 it was cold and this morning feels like -1 and everything frosty :smile: is it's purely wind chill as the -3 was colder yet no frost!
     
  11. kevin_cambs_uk

    kevin_cambs_uk Veteran

    Location:
    Near Cambridge
    Rubbish this morning, had one of those high pressure head winds, where you stop and there is no breeze, but as soon as you cycle its there like an invisible hand pushing you back. Just never got going, but still managed to overtake the skateboarder, but only just!

    Not long before the road bike is out!
     
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  12. kevin_cambs_uk

    kevin_cambs_uk Veteran

    Location:
    Near Cambridge

    Broken Britain mate
    We need more police with zero tolerance
     
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  13. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    That was a bad commute. :sad: For the first time in months, I arrived home more stressed than when I left, thanks to numerous aggressive motorists. I used my AirZound 4 times.
     
  14. Hop3y

    Hop3y Padiham Commuter

    Location:
    Padiham, Burnley
    Woke up feeling good so did the 6 mile commute instead of the 3.6. Felt really bad, as coming up to a now disused pub (Inn on the Wharf) I spotted something in my way last minute, slammed on, discs were wet so made a screeching sounds. It was a homeless bloke just asleep flat out on the middle of the towpath, and I woke him up! He said he was fine (he looked fine, I'd have stopped if I was concerned), I went round him, looked behind me and he put his head back down and went to sleep!

    Weirdest commute in a long while
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1398679146
     
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  15. rivers

    rivers Senior Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I pulled the bike out of the shed this morning, brought it around the side of the house, and started to fix lights and computer, only to notice the rear wheel was completely flat :-/. As I was already running late, I had to take the motorbike in this morning. And now I'm cold
     
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