Discussion in 'Commuting' started by martint235, 28 Jun 2012.
Wet wet wet this morning, bit like an 80's pop group.
Nice dry sunny commute this morning. Slight headwind, but not too bad. Definitely starting to get over this cold a bit now, cough notwithstanding. One dopey git from a local gas fitting company tried pulling out in front of me from a side road as I was filtering up the inside of traffic. Asked him what the fsck he was doing, apparently looking dopey was all he had.
I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes....
It was wet wet wet this morning**. Cold too.
16th wet commute of the year so far (31 over all last year)
**beaten to it by Mr @cosmicbike
Nice dry albeit a little overcast with a wee headwind. It'll be nice if it stays that way all day and I get a little help home.
Only issue this morning was I was doing around 22mph on a dual lane 30mph stretch out of one of the towns. I was keeping up with the traffic and had left myself about a car and a half space from the car in front. Some bloke in a BM decides he's having it and pulls in in front of me. I passed him a matter of seconds later when I pulled out into the outside lane as I seen the inside lane had stopped up ahead. Gave him some 'any chance ye big buck eejit ye?!' as I passed. He doesn't care but it done me the world of good.
I picked up my summer bike from service this morning. I was going to pick up the winter bike, but they forgot to put a new cassette on the wheels (I was having quite a bit of work done and wheels swapped about). It's sunny and spring-like so I figured the summer bike could come out to play. My new wheels were put on and they are lovely. Short spin into work in the sunshine. Looking forward to my ride home
Miserable grey day with drizzle both ways and got caught out by how cold it was this morning with the wrong gloves.
After work, I had to take the car to Ipswich ready for its MOT & service tomorrow so stuck the bike in the boot and rode home trying to beat a fast approaching shower line (failed by 30 seconds).
Just out of interest @ianrauk - what do you classify as a wet commute? Proper rain, drizzle or just a few spots?
Very similar to mine. Legal case still going on but we have had to agree on 90% him/10% me as they were waving all the recent case law with motorbikes etc etc being 50/50 at best. We sent back some evidence, so agreed on 90/10 - I can live with that as an unstable spinal fracture is serious ! Spoke to Skolly a few days ago and it's very similar to mine. Idiots in cars again....
If I get wet it's a rain commute. So anything from light mizzle to stronger and/or heavier.
PS Hate driving into work, and hate driving defensively all the time... hard work. As you know I used to ride...
After a really fast Monday, a fast Tuesday, an average Wednesday it was 'recovery ride' Thursday. Pretty close to fantastic conditions although I'd take a degree or two of extra warmth just to drop the big gloves as I was too sweaty half an hour in.
The rain was hammering against the windows at 6.30am this morning, it looked really vile out. Not a cycle commute to enjoy. So my plan was to cycle to the closest station a mile away rather then the station I normally board at 4 and half miles.
I left the house at 7.10am to sunny clear blue skies. Mad... so the longer commute it was.
Woke up at half six to Mrs C telling me it'd been snowing overnight - it was supposed to be around 3° overnight too! Still snowing when I left, but the roads were just soaked in snowmelt. By the time I'd reached work the snow had given way to heavy rain, and I was soaked through.
Currently using three large radiators around the office to dry things off.
I'm not sure this qualifies as commuting but perhaps it does.
I had to rescue my son last night. He had ridden home along the Kennet and Avon canal and got a puncture near Aldermaston Wharf. He did not have any tools or puncture repair equipment so I grabbed some tools and rode out to rescue him. I ended up finding him near Theale Lock. Fixed the puncture on the side of the road (replaced innertube) in the dark and rode back on the roads (no way I was going back down the canal over the muddy fields (I might have fallen in :-( )
It was a bit of an adventure though unpleasant and a bit muddy.
I had to get over to the Childrens hospital during rush hour for my little tinker and I realised people do this everyday ! How they have the will to live doing that day in,day out baffles me !
CS7 through Tooting and Balham a dream today, closed to cars thanks a broken water main and flooding yesterday. Feel sorry for those affected by the water problems but having no traffic on a major road is a real eye opener to the havoc cars create. If that route was closed to cars permanently you would have 10s of 1,000 of people cycling into London.
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