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The nice happy uncontroversial thread

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 24 Aug 2007.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I just though there was a fair amount of controversy going on in commute today (mostly interesting and some started by me!:biggrin:)

    So I thought I would just start a happy thread.

    I had a very pleasant cycle in to work today. No problems, cars gave me room and it was dry. Probably not worth posting on youtube though!!xx(
     
  2. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Easy enough ride in. If memory serves I saw maybe 18 other cyclists. Every single cyclist who I saw at any red light jumped it though; at least 6. Didn't confront any of them, but I did consider what kind of stinger could be deployed from the pannier rack.
     
  3. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    My commute's been fairly relaxed this past couple of weeks, no particular loons encountered that I can think of.

    I predict it'll all change back to normal when term starts at the beginning of September!!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    My controversy detector is hitting a 7/10 in this post!!:biggrin:
     
  5. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    My day has been OK. I stayed in bed until two in the afternoon with one of those just perfect hangovers (not enough to hurt, just so long as one remains lying down) reading, somewhat tardily, Alex Garland's "The Beach". I'm taking some holiday, and decided to just hang out at home for a few days.
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    very nice today, hitting over 30mph on the flat. it's sunny out and best bike is waiting. and i'm off for a week's jollies. and it's pay day.
     
  7. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I've just had a lovely bowl of Mulligatawny soup with 2 slices of bread, cleared the palate with a 2007 vintage can of draught Guinness and am now on my second chocolate eclair.
    Got a nice piece of fillet steak for my tea (about 7pm) with jacket spud, button mushrooms and a nice dressed side salad, tiramissou (sp.) to follow with a nice glass (or two) of an Australian Chardonnay to wash it all down.
    Life's a bitch aint it ????
     
  8. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I might need to reject this post as I have two young kids and never get to sleep beyond 7:30am. Therefore, you have made me sad :biggrin:
     
  9. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    7.30am! Half the day's gone! I'll cheer you up - I am awoken with a screeched "Stop in the name of PLOD" most mornings between 5.30 and 6.
     
  10. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    :biggrin::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::blush:
     
  11. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ah, but you get the occasional lie in though? Not here :biggrin:
     
  12. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I was back on the bike today. I've been off it for a while for various reasons connected with fettling a new house and moving. I had a lovely commute and I'm looking forward to the ride home. :biggrin:
     
  13. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    No more than 2 mins into my journey a bus overtook me just as I was signalling to leave the bus lane to negotiate a parked delivery lorry, before pulling into the bus stop just behind the delivery lorry. As I went past, cursing impatient drivers in my head, he put his hand up out of the window to say sorry. So he was forgiven, as it was obviously a mistake, not just idiocy.

    That seemed to set the tone for the rest of the commute. It was very smooth, many green lights and drivers being patient and giving room. There were plenty of awake and aware drivers out today too, I had a ball!
     
  14. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Got Rick Stein's mediterranean cookbook in the post AND had a great ride to work AND have sat here fantasising about what to have for tea AND it's not due to rain on the way home!

    Can today get better?
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Yes. Celtic 1 - 0 Spartak Moscow