Author Topic: On the commute today  (Read 1326759 times)

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20650 on: March 15, 2019, 05:31:19 pm »
I'm getting really tired of this wind.
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20651 on: March 20, 2019, 01:48:00 pm »
First cycle commute at the new job.
Features:
Nagging headwind
Close passes
Steep hill
Skipping gears
Off road shenanigans
A monster pothole on said off road track
Lets call it a wheel eater
Slo-mo collapse into the mud
Wet feet
Muddy longs
Bruised hip
No audience=pride intact :thumbsup:
Crappy footpath
Partially completed closed roads
No clean socks.
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20652 on: March 20, 2019, 05:23:17 pm »
Took the track bike.  Nervy, twitchy, rear wheel has a tendency to skip over bumps.  But it's silent, unexpectedly supple, and it absolutely flies on the flat.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20653 on: March 20, 2019, 07:41:47 pm »
A driving colleague, later at coffee, said that he knew it was me on the bike out on the road earlier, because he saw the 'just in case' duct tape I have wound around the top of my water bottle...    :o   ;D
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20654 on: March 20, 2019, 08:56:17 pm »
Shat on by a pigeon as I went under a bridge. It got the side of my helmet and face  :sick:
I thought I'd wiped it off but when I met my wife at the docs on the way home she wasnt too happy at the sight of me with crap down my helmet, on my hands and a bit still on my face.

Also, I pass this
https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/red-bull-neptune-steps-uk
Not sure I'd want to swim in it. Might try to persuade my son to come along on Saturday and watch though

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20655 on: March 21, 2019, 07:47:45 am »
Dragged the best bike out, there was mojo, enthusiasm even, enough to get involved in a bit of SCR, I'd even go so far as to say I enjoyed that, a step in the right direction  :thumbsup:

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20656 on: March 21, 2019, 08:05:32 am »
Two noteworthy things today:

1 First morning commute in shorts this year
b I saw a man on a unicycle in Campton  :D
What duck?