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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #75 on: November 25, 2010, 10:44:38 pm »
Fresh snow over black ice don't mix as far as I'm concerned, particularly down the one in five hill which is part of my commute... I used the opportunity to take the direct route and walk in through the woods - its normally too wet at this time of year.

PaulF

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #76 on: November 26, 2010, 12:47:52 am »
I was in Canada and my bike in England. Did a virtual commute in the gym. Does that count?

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #77 on: November 26, 2010, 06:37:11 am »
...I have to go for a flu jab at lunchtime and will need the car to get there.  Anyway, I've frozen my nuts off on the bike every other day this week.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #78 on: November 26, 2010, 07:38:01 am »
.... there's a slight chance of snow later and I don't want to risk it.  First time since the last snow.

TheLurker

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #79 on: November 26, 2010, 08:27:54 am »
It's shopping day.  :(
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Mobbsy

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2010, 08:57:08 am »
'working' from home, lunchtime ride instead methinks

jogler

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2010, 09:15:58 am »
this morning I commuted in my birthday suit ;D

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2010, 10:46:21 am »
I had to drive in to collect my replacement frame for the bike that got killed.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #83 on: November 26, 2010, 01:10:02 pm »
Looks like my decision was a good one.

LindaG

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #84 on: November 27, 2010, 11:51:33 pm »
I'm still not well enough to go to work.

I developed a migraine just before knocking-off time yesterday.

So I got a lift home with a colleague last night, bizarrely on clear roads.  Which was in contrast to their condition in the morning when I rode my bike.  I just couldn't see well enough to ride.  Or drive.  Or walk.

Head still a bit hurty, disoriented at times, rather vague.  It's rubbish.  And I'm already 'under monitoring' for my sickness record   :-\

And my poor bike is still in its locker at work.


CrinklyLion

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #85 on: November 28, 2010, 09:28:40 am »
LG, I hope you feel better soon.  I've only ever once had a migraine, and it was a most unpleasant experience which left me feeling slightly peculiar for a couple of days afterwards.  Look after yourself!

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #86 on: November 30, 2010, 01:11:00 pm »
.....I regret not doing so. Three s*dding hours in the car, and the same number or more on the way home. Grrrr.

Speshact

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #87 on: November 30, 2010, 01:13:41 pm »
...the school cancelled the cycling course today that I should have been teaching because the pupils might get cold/injured/wiped out in a blizzard by a gritting lorry.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #88 on: November 30, 2010, 01:41:13 pm »
...the school cancelled the cycling course today that I should have been teaching because the pupils might get cold/injured/wiped out in a blizzard by a gritting lorry.

depending on conditions, that seems reasonable - well the first part anyway.

We've just had a cycle maintenance session put on by our Green people as a elayed part of Environment Week postponed because "The adverse weather has meant the cycle company providing the training are unable to access their equipment". I have visions of their lockup being buried under a huge mound of snow.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2010, 02:27:42 pm »
My boss is neurotic lovely and sent me a message saying not to bother :thumbsup:
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clarion

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #90 on: November 30, 2010, 02:28:09 pm »
My boss didn't :-\
Getting there...

jogler

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #91 on: November 30, 2010, 02:29:48 pm »
Neither did I mine

clarion

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #92 on: November 30, 2010, 02:31:08 pm »
Was there much snow on the landing?
Getting there...

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2010, 03:20:15 pm »
We had an email yesterday afternoon exhorting us to think carefully before making the journey home and advising us where overnight accommodation could be found.

This morning's 06:49 email just said "the site is open, the roads are clear". It might just as well have said "where are you?" to which the answer would have been - "on the way to work"...)

itsbruce

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #94 on: November 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm »
It started snowing and my winter tyres hadn't arrived.  Since I know from painful experience that my Gatorskins have poor grip in slippery conditions, I came in via public transport.  The good news is that my winter tyres have arrived, so I'll be back on the bike tomorrow.
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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #95 on: December 01, 2010, 06:20:40 am »
Shank's pony for me this morning  :(

Basil

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #96 on: December 01, 2010, 07:44:25 am »
Train again fo me I'm afraid.
It's not the snow, there isn't much, it's the cold.
I'm feeling a bit crap and the cold really hurts.
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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #97 on: December 01, 2010, 08:36:01 am »
Still clearing last weeks lurgy and cough so cycling in sub zero temps not advised, particularly when father commutes past my office.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #98 on: December 01, 2010, 09:56:36 am »
Tried to commute but just wasn't going to work. The A57 was a parking lot and the surface through Aston was unridable, even on a 'cross bike. I say unrideable, I did manage to make it to the Coop but didn't want to sustain such rough riding for the remaining 9 miles into town. I came to the conclusion it would be better to buy coffee and pancakes and head back home. I may try again later.

MercuryKev

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #99 on: December 01, 2010, 10:10:32 am »
The locks are frozen on my shed so I couldn't get my bike.