Author Topic: On the commute today  (Read 1192335 times)

Guy

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20400 on: June 29, 2018, 12:54:59 pm »
Watching 22 overpaid idiots prancing around a field in pursuit of a kiddies beach toy at 1/4 past 7 in the mornining?
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telstarbox

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20401 on: July 01, 2018, 09:24:47 am »
Thanks for that stunningly original take
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20402 on: July 05, 2018, 01:06:03 pm »
About a kilometre from home yesterday, I found the traction limit for a front Vittoria Hyper on a wet road. Some skin loss but not much bike damage and nothing broken. Still sore on today's commute but hopefully that'll settle down soon.
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TheLurker

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20403 on: July 05, 2018, 08:11:16 pm »
... traction limit for a front Vittoria Hyper on a wet road.
What's a "wet" road?

GWS.
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20404 on: July 10, 2018, 05:47:55 am »
Fuck sake, another cyclist dies cos of these bin lorries. This time at Queen’s Circus at Battersea. Scary thing is that the cycle lane are pretty much separated. However, A lot of cyclists race through on the road cos of the red lights taking so long on the cycle lanes. But even so....

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20405 on: July 10, 2018, 11:11:48 am »
Pedestrian stepped out in front of me whilst filtering yesterday afternoon.

I was probably going a bit quick for the conditions but I don't think I could've stopped even if I was going slower, would've hurt less though.

Bike looks fine, shoulder's sore.

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20406 on: July 10, 2018, 12:42:15 pm »
Pedestrian stepped out in front of me whilst filtering yesterday afternoon.

I was probably going a bit quick for the conditions but I don't think I could've stopped even if I was going slower, would've hurt less though.

Bike looks fine, shoulder's sore.
Ouch. Glad you're not too hurt.

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20407 on: July 10, 2018, 03:48:39 pm »
Pedestrian stepped out in front of me whilst filtering yesterday afternoon.

I was probably going a bit quick for the conditions but I don't think I could've stopped even if I was going slower, would've hurt less though.

Bike looks fine, shoulder's sore.
Ouch. Glad you're not too hurt.

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Cheers

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20408 on: July 11, 2018, 04:35:41 pm »
Pedestrian stepped out in front of me whilst filtering yesterday afternoon.

I was probably going a bit quick for the conditions but I don't think I could've stopped even if I was going slower, would've hurt less though.

Bike looks fine, shoulder's sore.

Been for an X-ray today, fractured my right humeral head

TJG

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20409 on: July 12, 2018, 01:49:43 pm »
Well I am glad the boys have finished playing with their balls on work evenings now.  The commute home when they were having a group session in the evening was bad enough but last night when they got a semi on it was mental!  Im sure if
I had been an hour later I would have had the road to myself but as it was I foolishly ended up stuck in the middle of it. 

TheLurker

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20410 on: July 12, 2018, 07:44:27 pm »
Ahh, it's that time of year again.  The annual slug-balancers kerosene fest.  About ten miles of watching the Italian aerobatic team rehearse their display on the way home today.  It's just as well I like aeroplanes, isn't it? :)
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TheLurker

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20411 on: July 18, 2018, 05:58:31 pm »
I rather enjoyed the ride home today.

There was the enjoyable near instant karmic retribution for the motorist who stupidly pulled out in front of me (forcing me to jam on the anchors - hard) as I was trundling down a steep hill* at 25mph (ish) only to find a car coming towards him.   This caused him to swerve into the kerb, one of those nice high "sea-wall" style ones.  At which there was the pleasing, to me,  sound of a tyre bursting accompanied by the sort of expensive sounds I associate with track rod ends and other suspension components going west.

There wasn't much in the way of a head wind which meant I managed to average somewhere between 18.5 mph and 19mph.  A speed I haven't hit for rather a long time.

And one odd thing.  The crop dryer was going at Donkeywell farm.  We haven't had rain here for 5(?) weeks and the rain we had before that was no more than light showers.  Very surprised it's being used.


*For those that know Ciren. it's the road that cuts down from Chesterton Lane towards Sheep St.; by the side of the amphitheatre.  The one with the scout hut and the obelisk.
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20412 on: July 18, 2018, 06:19:14 pm »
I rather enjoyed the ride home today.

There was the enjoyable near instant karmic retribution for the motorist who stupidly pulled out in front of me (forcing me to jam on the anchors - hard) as I was trundling down a steep hill* at 25mph (ish) only to find a car coming towards him.   This caused him to swerve into the kerb, one of those nice high "sea-wall" style ones.  At which there was the pleasing, to me,  sound of a tyre bursting accompanied by the sort of expensive sounds I associate with track rod ends and other suspension components going west.

There wasn't much in the way of a head wind which meant I managed to average somewhere between 18.5 mph and 19mph.  A speed I haven't hit for rather a long time.

And one odd thing.  The crop dryer was going at Donkeywell farm.  We haven't had rain here for 5(?) weeks and the rain we had before that was no more than light showers.  Very surprised it's being used.


*For those that know Ciren. it's the road that cuts down from Chesterton Lane towards Sheep St.; by the side of the amphitheatre.  The one with the scout hut and the obelisk.

Love it!

Equally annoying is the increasing amount of drivers left hooking into lanes from the main roads in London saving about 2.5 nano seconds.

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20413 on: July 19, 2018, 01:54:12 pm »

And one odd thing.  The crop dryer was going at Donkeywell farm.  We haven't had rain here for 5(?) weeks and the rain we had before that was no more than light showers.  Very surprised it's being used.

It'll either be to make sure it's all working correctly after a winter of no use, or as likely the crops are still on the unfit side. Despite the near-drought like conditions, alot of the fields I pass day to day are still unfit. You can still see green straws in the tramlines. Ideal moisture is down around 16%. Anything more affects the length of time it can be stored and makes it more susceptible to fungus and other infestations. The moisture content is of the whole grain, rain actually has little bearing on this other than making the outer layers physically wet after rainfall which can be righted with a day of sun and breeze.

. Frustrating for farmers, because when this ideal harvesting weather breaks, you can guarantee it'll rain in drips and drabs forever more.

TheLurker

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20414 on: July 19, 2018, 05:18:46 pm »
Ta.  Live and learn.
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SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20415 on: Yesterday at 09:25:29 am »
Stopped to advise a lady pushing her bike of the legal status of cyclist dismount signs she was observing. Doubt she'll take it  from me, I wouldn't, but hopefully it will prompt her to look it up.
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