Tales from today's commute....

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

  1. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

    Location:
    Felixstowe
    Apparently it was Cycle to Work day today. Guess who had the only bike in the shed at work?
     
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  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    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.
     
  3. Threevok

    Threevok President of the Not From Brazil party

    Location:
    South Wales
    Lovely ride to work today. Sun shining and little wind

    I suspect the ride home wont be as pleasant though
     
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  4. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Same here
     
  5. Threevok

    Threevok President of the Not From Brazil party

    Location:
    South Wales
    Me too, although that's the same every day
     
  6. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    Car today because I can :laugh:
     
  7. clippetydoodah

    clippetydoodah Active Member

    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.
     
  8. Grievesy

    Grievesy Active Member

    Location:
    Dumfries, Scotland
    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. :smile:
    Goretex here I come!
     
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  9. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    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.
     
  10. Grievesy

    Grievesy Active Member

    Location:
    Dumfries, Scotland
    I agree, but winter is around the corner. and I'm planning ahead for once.
     
  11. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    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.
     
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  12. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Commuting on carbon wheels and tubulars :wacko:
    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....
     
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  13. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    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.
     
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  14. dhd.evans

    dhd.evans Über Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    Amen brother.
     
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  15. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    Soaked ! Thankfully I can put the heating on low to dry everything out. :smile::rain:
     
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