Author Topic: On the commute today  (Read 2522554 times)

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21725 on: 15 May, 2024, 09:02:16 pm »
Great weather coming home but marred by three stupid overtakes when there was clearly oncoming traffic. No idea when people do this especially in fancy motors!

Two of them caused the oncoming drivers to get cosy in the hedge and the third turned off to the left about 5 seconds after the overtake ???
2019 🏅 R1000 and B1000

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21726 on: 16 May, 2024, 10:05:48 am »
World record times both to and from work yesterday. I'm doing more riding generally these days and have shifted some weight too, both of which probably help.

On the downside poxy mobile signal drops out part way round so I lose The Today programme/6Music/4 Extra at certain spots.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21727 on: 17 May, 2024, 04:34:10 pm »
On the way in today got left in the dust by a two man time trial team on the school run. Father and, I would hazard, 12 year old.
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21728 on: 27 May, 2024, 02:25:34 pm »
Coming home last week and the l/h crank arm feels odd. It does because it's loose. Looks like the arm is failing and although itbtightens, it's working loose. Middleburn from years ago on a square taper. Tracked down a nos sugino for 45 pounds otherwise new middleburn arms are £130 and I will have to replace the BB. The spindle may be damaged. Update[ the l/h crank has cracked

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21729 on: 29 May, 2024, 07:56:55 am »
Nearly knocked off this morning. I went through the green light, to turn right, and was nearly hit by a car approaching form the right. Not sure if they jumped the red, or it had just turned and they didn't have the patience to allow me to clear the junction. Cue much effing and blinding at the top of my voice at ten to seven this morning.

yorkie

  • On top of the Galibier
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21730 on: 07 June, 2024, 01:53:20 pm »
On the way home yesterday, just turning onto the "Barracks**" path between Walmgate Stray and Fulford Road in York and there was a "ping" and my forward motion was severely retarded. Turns out the little bracket that held the machine screw that adjusted the spring that held the right-hand front cantilever brake block off the rim had indeed gone "ping!"
Nowt I could do, not having a full set of cantilever brakes in my bag, so I rode slowly home with the blocks adjusted as far off the rim as possible. At least I still had 2 working brakes, even if one of them would only go "on" not "off"  ::-)
Would've posted last night, but I had to have a lie-down after the major expenditure of £20 for a replacement brake! (Well, I am from Yorkshire!  :-D )


**So called, because it runs between Imphal Barracks (Regular Army) and the TA barracks.
Born to ride my bike, forced to work! ;)

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Cudzoziemiec

  • Ride adventurously and stop for a brew.
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21731 on: 10 June, 2024, 07:27:34 pm »
As I actually have a commute this week, I feel like I might have something to write here. But so far, all I can say is, chilly on the way in, cold on the way home.
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

  • Miles eaten don't satisfy hunger
  • Chartered accountant in 5 different decades
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21732 on: Today at 09:48:48 am »
London commute today after Oxford commute yesterday.  The Oxford commute route is much nicer.  But the legs were better today, surprisingly.
Eddington Numbers 131 (imperial), 185 (metric) 574 (furlongs)  116 (nautical miles)

Cudzoziemiec

  • Ride adventurously and stop for a brew.
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #21733 on: Today at 06:26:15 pm »
Today I do have something to report – an unusual compliment. "Love your bottle cages"!!!
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.