Tales from today's commute....

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

  1. rivers

    rivers Senior Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Sunnies on, summer bike out. Lovely ride into work today
     
  2. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Morning fine. Decided to find out where a cycle path i've not been down went in afternoon ended to a dead end but the weird thing is bassically this was by a river and near a boat there was a hybrid bike with no sort of lock or anything and there was a hammer lying by that bike and flat head screwdriver and opposite their was just a bike frame lying down with no wheels or handlebars Just frame and fork with a a kids toy on top of it, something wooden and a small radiator. This seem weird, i have photos on my camera.
    Do you guys think it's weird. Should police know about it or not?
     
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  3. Tom B

    Tom B Über Member

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Riding home though one of the little villages today a SUV decides to overtake me, alongside she decides her Chelsea tractor wont fit past the oncoming car, so instead of standing on the brake she squeezes me into the ker, which was a bit rude. When she got even closer I slapped the window.

    Half a mile down the road she decided to stop and offer me the benefit of her advice.

    I just replied.... "If you are close enough for me to hit, hard, then you are too close love....tataa"
     
    Last edited: 4 May 2018
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  4. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Some twonk in a Range Rover* undertook me at the exit of a roundabout only to join a queue a little later.

    Nice day though.

    *are they giving those farking things away or what? every other bastard seems to have one.
     
  5. Maverick Goose

    Maverick Goose A jumped up pantry boy, who never knew his place

    Shorts for me now...still chilly at night here in Cumbria though. @palinurus you're totally right about the Rangerovers-I've had a few close encounters on some of the lanes:blink:.
     
  6. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    Location:
    N Ireland
    School drop off day so it meant the usual, bike on the roof until I did the drop offs, drive toward work and pull over to ride the last 7 miles.

    All good apart from an aul dear pulling in tight during her overtake. I was doing 25mph, she was just over 30mph I reckon. The picture below is when she started to pull in again.
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  7. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    1, So bassically i was going downhill in cycle path. Van which i think was highway matience or something similar) honked i was wondering why. looked back and a cyclist was overtaking me but he didn't check which is why the van honked i guess and this was near end of cycle path as i was coming out to take middle of lane up. So the van overtook and pull in closely to avoid hitting that cyclist who was still in the inside (there was no cycle path by then) coming up to a junction.
    2. Bus ovetook during downhill and then pulled into bus stop. So i overtook it. I don't get point why overtake when your about to stop :tongue: Espeically if it's downhill.
     
  8. I was riding through the woods at 4.30am this morning. Lovely weather in Denmark and great sunrise. I had my Exposure joystick on high beam and saw something running just ahead. I am used to seeing cats in the woods as there is a cottage halfway through. But this was a bit too "bouncy" to be a cat. Whatever it was left the road and I stopped and pointed my torch in the direction it had gone. About ten metres away in a little clearing the bouncy animal stopped, turned around and sat down to look at me.

    It was a fox cub. Maybe a couple of months old.

    Its the sort of picture wildlife photographers dream about. We looked at each other for a few seconds and then I made the first move by moving off. Hopefully, I will see it again but I doubt it.

    It makes cycling in the freezing cold, through the winter all worth it.
     
  9. dhd.evans

    dhd.evans Über Member

    Location:
    Dundee


    I might stop taking this route into work.
     
  10. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    After yesterdays summer rebuild the bike was a lot more fun to ride in today, felt a lot quicker and more responsive. Wasn't actually quicker though :laugh:

    Loving the warm sunny ride in though. :sun:
     
  11. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    I hate Trench Lane, it's the fastest way to work after dropping my daughter off at school.

    There's always one impatient driver who can't overtake safely even when the car in front shows how it should be done.

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  12. booze and cake

    booze and cake probably out cycling

    Whoops. This from this morning in Loughborough Junction. Lorry crashed into bridge, road closed for hours, and trains stopped on line above until the bridge given the safety all clear. Commuter misery for those not on a bike^_^. Not @PeteXXX I hope:whistle:. I guess this is covered by the insurance, but I bet the driver had a uncomfortable call to his boss earlier. Does'nt seem like anyone was hurt thankfully.
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  13. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ... Photo Winner

    Location:
    Hamtun
    Not me in the truck or on the bike... It costs a fortune ( and usualy the driver his job) Engineers have to come out and check the bridge is safe to use etc etc.
    All hgv have to have, by law, a correctly set height marker in the cab, so there’s not much excuse really, assuming the bridge was ‘advertised’.
     
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  14. Lovely morning in Denmark. I saw a hedgehog up close. 2 foxes. Lots of hares and a herd of 8 deer, including a flne stag. They frightened me as much as I frightened them
     
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  15. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Rained upon for most of the commute back last night. Bike and legs filthy, but made it home just before the clouds really dumped their load.

    This morning a lot chillier than yesterday morning's commute. Full fingered gloves and zipped up jacket right up to the fringes of the city. The very low sun, chill and mists and fog were like riding at the end of September, not seven week or so from the longest day.
     
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