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The Wonder of Sun

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Aperitif, 17 Apr 2008.

  1. This evening, in warm sunshine, I made my way home through London. No wind in my face and a head full of uncomfortable thoughts from today's 'chat' in the Café.
    It really was a pleasure to ride - didn't matter that careless people stepped out or cars were on a 'mission to cut in' - and I hope that others may soon be able to 'feel good' about daily life...particularly those with more important things on their minds...
     
  2. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    It's sunny (but not that warm) here, though my ride home did at least have a 15mph wind behind me, pushing me up the hills - bliss!
     
  3. MER Veteran

    MER Veteran New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    I came off Southwark Bridge at 7:30am and as I wasn't due at Waterloo till 7:45 I was well early and surprised.Fought the wind on the way back though.
     
  4. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    I didn't commute in this morning as it was really gusty and started to sleet. Gorgeous weather this evening, or so I thought. Decided to go on a little bike ride. It was 'orrible. Wind against me most of the way, and it had quite a chill to it. Took me just over 55 mins to do a little more than 10 miles. Pathetic.
     
  5. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Had some beautiful commutes this week myself - especially the early morning ones, which have been just cold enough to be comfortable...

    It really is a pleasure to be on the bike at the moment.
     
  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    did three 26 mile round trip commutes this week. Orpington to Greenwich. Lovely crisp sunny mornings. A complete joy. Though had a bugger of a headwind riding home tonight.
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I had a ferocious head wind to contend with this evening and could barely talk when I got home.
     
  8. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I can beleive that : its arctic out there !
     
  9. historyman

    historyman New Member

    We buy all these fancy accessories and none of them can abolish wind. Maybe I should hire some servants to blow it out of the way with bellows as I approach. The weather can be as bad as it likes as long as the wind doesn't blow.
     
  10. The start of the week was good here for change, and with the light evening I've got plenty of rides in. Its turned windy again :tongue: however, and tonight I couldn't be bothered.
     
  11. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    I didn't think it was that bad, I cycle home in shorts...
     
  12. Maz

    Maz Guru

    It was gloriously sunny on the way back, but there was a deceptively strong headwind to contend with. So frustrating making such slow progress.
     
  13. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    Yes twas windy on the way back yesterday but expected it after finding the ride in a bit too easy.I got to the bottom of Southwark Bridge at half seven am which was earler then expected.
     
  14. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    And when we go out in bulky jackets etc, the wind resistance just gets worse! :ohmy:
     
  15. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    That's why I don't wear bulky jackets.
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