Tales from today's commute....

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

  1. hennbell

    hennbell Über Member

    Only -3 today yet I parked the bicycle, I am getting weak.

    So it is only -3 but the wind is over 40 kph, we have us a spring blizzard. Our "normal" staying snow is very dry, it will not stick together to make a snow ball. When the temperature warms up to -3 the snow is very wet and makes for a much harder ride.
     
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  2. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Guru

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
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    The red car wasn't quite blocking the cycle path so the black car had to pull up close
     
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  3. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    Wet ride in again this morning, started as drizzle and progressed to rain as I neared work. Despite being 8 degrees C I felt cold and struggled to get warm even with a buff, hat and base layer.
    Nice ride home, got too hot though:laugh:
    Looks like wet again for tomorrows commute too:rain::rain:
     
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  4. Jenkins

    Jenkins Veteran

    Location:
    Felixstowe
    Today's commute was the last day of 19 consecutive days of cycling - 13 round trip commutes, 1 trip to collect my car from its MOT, 1 shopping trip & 4 leisure rides.

    Weekend off at Brands Hatch (Sat) and Silverstone (Sun) then back to normal on Monday - and it's a short week thanks to Easter:thumbsup:.
     
  5. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    What a surprise, wet again:sad::rain::rain: Headwind to boot, and with nearly 200 miles done this week I really felt it. Maybe I should take a couple of days off..
     
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  6. straas

    straas Über Member

    Got to love half terms!
     
  7. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    What a lovely spring day! looking forward to the ride home. I'm sure all the daffodils will be out.
     
  8. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    Location:
    N Ireland
    Half term fairly lightens the traffic. Added to that, I left the house much later this morning and sailed in without any issue. Well, apart from struggling to get my gloves on. It was a little nippy so I took out my Polaris lined gloves and the lining was fine for 7 fingers and 1 thumb but for the other finger and thumb, I couldn't get them anywhere near comfortable or straight.
     
  9. Ciar

    Ciar Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Nice ride up until a fairy decided to attack me! then i took an age to change inner tube as i run marathon + tyres which have not been off the bike since fitting, which has to be about 2.5k miles, they were a complete git to get back on. only to realise that i had replaced the tube, but not checked the tyre properly and slowly rode in on another flat!
     
  10. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Nothing happend whilst cycling but was in a area in town with a friend and these two guys on mountain
    bikes wearing hoodies nearly tried to get my friend with a knife but then we both looked at them they both sped off. So would you guys leave it or tell the police?
    I feel i should do something but i don't know if i should
     
  11. MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    Certainly tell the police.
     
  12. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking off that at the time but my friend didn't want to get police involved :/ and i feel i loose my friend as the police will probs have to ask me and my friend. Also what's the best way to tell 101 or Online form or just visit the police station tommorow and mention that way but i know i should tell them it's just my friend
     
  13. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    What a miserable journey. Wind driven rain for and hour and ten minutes, on roads with many large and deep puddles. Everything bar my top base layer wet through. Currently decorating two radiators set at full heat, trying to get everything dry or at least to damp stage before the majority of work colleagues arrive.
    Didn't even have the pleasure of yesterday's weather as a suit and tie and train disruption meant a commute by car. :sad:
     
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  14. dhd.evans

    dhd.evans Über Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    Today's ride very similar to this; described the 'weather' as "permeating dampness". Felt shivery and ming when i got into the office.
     
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  15. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Cold and wet. Again.
    This time last year I was in short sleeves and shorts.

    Rainy commute 21 of the year so far, only 6 the same time last year, 31 rainy commutes over all for 2017
     
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