Author Topic: On the commute today  (Read 1232937 times)

JennyB

  • Old enough to know better
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20475 on: October 10, 2018, 09:15:08 pm »
The problem with the sheep is that if there's a wall slightly too close to the road for their liking (which may be quite a way off the road) on the side they've run off to, they will just dart straight back across the road to the other side, often coming very close to you (the cyclist they are running away from). How this has evolved as a survival tactic I don't know.

The other hazard tends to be pheasants exiting roadside hedges at head height

Once, up in the Sperrins, I came across a couple of sheep in a road with a high bank either side. Then a couple more, and a couple more ... until I  was driving over twenty sheep before me for about two miles until I got to a house where someone was able to turn them into a field.

I've never had a problem with pheasants,  but  late last night I almost ran over a hedgehog. No, it wasn't  curled up in a ball.
Jennifer - walker of hills



hulver

  • I am a mole and I live in a hole.
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20476 on: October 11, 2018, 10:09:36 am »
I had a lovely ride in this morning. I took the trail, past somebody who held their dog when they saw me coming. I overtook a couple of joggers who acknowledged my bell by giving me room to pass them.

The temperature was cool thanks to some rain overnight, but not cold. Perfect riding temperature.

The only problem was that it ended too soon when I got to work.

I must remember this feeling when I'm doing the same tomorrow, as I suspect the weather will not be as nice.

hulver

  • I am a mole and I live in a hole.
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20477 on: October 12, 2018, 09:20:19 am »
Well that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It looked really windy but I barely felt a thing.

In completely unrelated news, I got to work in record time today, didn't feel like I was working hard at all!  ;D

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20478 on: October 12, 2018, 10:24:34 am »
In comparison, I was on my MTB fighting gusts of 60mph down the Cumbrian coast today. Average speed was only just over 10mph. The ride home should be quite fun though :)
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20479 on: October 12, 2018, 11:17:44 am »
Gusty, swirly wind down in Swansea. I was expecting a (Cumbrian-type) headwind slog, but it wasn't that bad.

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20480 on: October 12, 2018, 01:27:29 pm »

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20481 on: October 12, 2018, 01:33:28 pm »
I expect the first thing he bought was new pants  :o :o
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20482 on: October 13, 2018, 12:03:05 pm »
Why is it so damn warm?
Surprisingly sweaty commute as I wore my long sleeve thermal...

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meddyg

  • 'You'll have had your tea?'
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20483 on: October 15, 2018, 03:59:46 pm »


Extraordinary Health n' Safety here then at the tram crossing in Timperley...





to clarify, if your high vehicle has rung the bell, you're dead metal !
You appear to get more warning approaching from the far side