Discussion in 'Commuting' started by martint235, 28 Jun 2012.
Apparently it was Cycle to Work day today. Guess who had the only bike in the shed at work?
Looking at all the doom weather forecasts yesterday predicting moonson like conditions I was expecting this mornings commute to be akin to cycling in Hell. I must have been very lucky. Even though it rained over night and the roads were wet. The only rain I had was just a bit of drizzle for half an hour. Nothing to really moan about. I was talking to a fellow cycle commuter last night about today's predicted wet storms. He said he wasn't going to chance it and get the train. That thought really never enters my mind. I would rather be wet then get the train(s) to work.
However, the wind, it wasn't strong though it was very warm. weird.
So, scores on the doors.
Rainy commute # 27 for 2019
For the same period last year 33 rainy commutes.
Lovely ride to work today. Sun shining and little wind
I suspect the ride home wont be as pleasant though
Me too, although that's the same every day
Car today because I can
Managed 90% of a commute on Monday. Trying out my new carbon wheels, which were great.
I had to take an alternative route as my usual way to work was stopped by a closed bridge, much to my surprise,
and disorientation. I Got near to work when my new tubular punctured on some gravel. Couldn't fix it so I did a walk
of shame to the office. Local Evans couldn't fix it. Had to get a lift home.
Abandoned the rest of this week due to being ill, and threats of electrocution.
Yesterday ride in: got wet
Ride home: got wet
Todays ride in: got wet
There is a car and a motorbike on my driveway.. but it still doesn't occur to me to use them. if anything I'm sitting at my desk in work researching waterproofs.
Goretex here I come!
I find there's really no need for waterproofs for wet riding in the summer. You'll only boil in the bag and over heat. That's why lycra clothing is so good. It dries very quickly.
I agree, but winter is around the corner. and I'm planning ahead for once.
Fair enough. I find for the winter that a waterproof jacket and leggings is enough for even the coldest and wettest of days. But of course everyone is different.
Commuting on carbon wheels and tubulars
Regular sturdy wheels with clincher tyres/inner tubes you can fix yourself at the side of the road are what is required for commuting. You could have been back on your way in 10 minutes....
Back on it after 2 weeks off. Only 6 miles ridden into work but one cockwomble in an Astra tried to overtake me in the face of oncoming traffic, and had to abort at last minute cutting in close behind me. I stuck out my arm to persuade him to desist.
Another close pass off a Nissan Micra driver too, not close enough to bother reporting really. But it is nevertheless good to cycle to work.
Soaked ! Thankfully I can put the heating on low to dry everything out.
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