Tales from today's commute....

dhd.evans

Veteran
Location
Dundee
As the forecast for today was good, yesterday I prepped my best bike, popped the mudguards on it etc..

Of course, that guaranteed a soggy commute !

Had a fast pass that felt too close, but on looking at the rear footage, although the driver certainly didn't leave 1.5m from me, it was not all that close.

50mph meant it felt worse than it was.
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This. I feel you on this one. I often find myself shouting all kinds of expletives only to discover that, actually, it's not that bad just a little careless on the driver's part.
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
Well, after a week of cycle touring in Southern Spain in temperatures pushing 30° at times (and one morning down to 1°). It was a bit of a shock to the system to get back on the SE London commute in the dark, cold and wet.
Though after a week of Spanish mountain miles of 25,000ft of climbing, my legs felt surprisingly fresh. I've not put the commute/Tourer back together fully yet so I dug out the Van Nich and threw on a raceblade on the rear. It was lovely to throw around compared to a double panniered bike.

So rainy commute # 39 of the year, the same amount as the same period of time last year. We are on par rainy commute wise,.
 

ColinJ

It's a puzzle ...
I had a final commute from the job I'm leaving today. Got to leave a bit early, but slightly weighed down from having to bring back my big lock and a big bag of chickpeas I was giving as part of my leaving present.
Suma? :whistle:
 

GetFatty

Active Member
Yep, 7° when I left this morning but looking at thr forecast, it seems to be getting warmer again with teen temperatures by the end of the week. And at least the rain has gone for a while.
Ha!!! This morning my outside thermometer was reporting 3C. The Alexa was saying 7C. Thankfully I believed the outdoor one and wore a jacket and lobster gloves.
 

lazybloke

Veteran
Location
Surrey Hills
It's a poor photo taken at max zoom on a cheap phone in low light during my Mon evening commute, but there's definitely a very large giraffe in that field near Cobham. Well, a life sized model anyway.

Not sure why. Guy Fawkes? Seems a bit off to burn effigies of endangered animals.

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Bazzer

Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.
It's a poor photo taken at max zoom on a cheap phone in low light during my Mon evening commute, but there's definitely a very large giraffe in that field near Cobham. Well, a life sized model anyway.

Not sure why. Guy Fawkes? Seems a bit off to burn effigies of endangered animals.

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Nessie gone walkabout?
 
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