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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #575 on: December 10, 2019, 08:42:13 am »
40 knot winds and 91% rain forecast for my ride home. Erm... not today.  :(

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #576 on: December 10, 2019, 08:27:40 pm »
Same here gales n' rain, but traffic was bad going home & it took twice as long in the car, as bike normally does.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #577 on: December 11, 2019, 11:56:46 am »
Really grim last night, made  worse by the twunt that overtook at speed as I went through the flood under the bridge  >:(

Edit: oops wrong thread

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #578 on: January 07, 2020, 08:02:51 am »
I paid too much attention to the forecast last night and before going to bed last night I'd pretty much decided I was taking the car today.  The rain wasnt that bad this morning.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #579 on: January 16, 2020, 12:34:15 pm »
I'm sick of the wind and rain. Twice i was nearly blown off the bike yesterday. The car has been used today without any guilt.
Mind of a cyclist, body of a dart player.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #580 on: January 16, 2020, 01:17:47 pm »
I'm sick of the wind and rain. Twice i was nearly blown off the bike yesterday. The car has been used today without any guilt.

It does get to you after a bit.
This is my first week of being on the on-call rota and I dont want to get called when I'm piss wet through on the canal path into a headwind. So I've taken the car all week. Felt a bit of guilt this morning.  If it rains tonight I'll get over it.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #581 on: January 18, 2020, 03:01:49 pm »
........... since being made redundant in 2017 and setting up my own business, I either work from home or am away for days at a time on clients sites = Ickle Car + hotel stay or Biggie Van + kip in the van for the week.

(Although when I did cycle commute, being in South Wales, rain/wind was common (normal) and I got used to getting wet. A ride home without a headwind was something to celebrate!)

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #582 on: January 21, 2020, 09:51:34 am »
I set off this morning but just went round the block as there was frost on the pavements and my ice phobia is strong.
It's not that bad up here on the top of the hill- I was expecting worse.
May get the studs out tomorrow, I'm already super slow so they won't add much time.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #583 on: February 10, 2020, 08:53:35 am »
Up at commute o’clock and dressed for bike as I didn’t hear any weather.  Went downstairs and looked out and went back upstairs again !    Driving in later, I was quite happy with that decision

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #584 on: February 12, 2020, 06:38:28 am »
Not touched the bike since Saturday  :-[ I have no wish to commute by bike in this weather, every day has had sleet, snow, hail, horizontal rain and a very strong icy wind.

There were patches of ice in my street this morning so the car is being used without guilt.
Mind of a cyclist, body of a dart player.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #585 on: February 16, 2020, 10:13:59 am »
On Friday...

Feeling like crap - raging sore throat. Decided that with two gut-busting hills in each direction, it would not be a good idea. Annoying as it would have marked 4 weeks of no-car commutes. I have to reset the counter now.  :(

The way I'm feeling, won't be cycling tomorrow either. Bugger.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #586 on: February 17, 2020, 01:28:19 pm »
...Half term.

Roads are way less horrendous than usual and parking easy to come by at work.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #587 on: February 20, 2020, 12:57:19 pm »
Monday - too wet and windy
Tuesday - funeral to attend
Wednesday - Health assement requiring no exerise in the previous 12 hours
Thursday - fairly wet and windy, and cba.
Friday - ??

The problem is that the works bus picks me up and drops me off at the end of the drive, costs £2.00 for the week, I get an hour longer in bed and arrive home at the same time as I would had I cycled, and my flexi is mounting.  I fear my resistance to temptation is crumbling, my chain is rusting, and my general good health (as confirmed by the assessment) is about to take a plunge.