I ride in every day, usually 8 miles but the wind was no joke today (especially as ride along the seafront). So I took the short route and that was difficult enough. I took the MTB as the plastic road bike would probably just blown away.
Commuting at this time of year
Indeed fella. I had the ultimate double edged sword this morning. The one that gives with one hand, ready to take back, in spades, later, as it extracts its bitter and terrible vengeance - the mother of all tailwinds
I absolutely flew up the climbs this morning. The journey home is going to be absolutely hellish! Theres nothing more demoralising than coming over the brow of a hill, after a mahoosive climb, then just grinding to a halt As I know full well I will do when I get to the top of here…..
Still…. its a nice view to battle through, and it won't quite be dark
My commute is 22 miles each way from Caterham to Hounslow, google maps walking directions for CR3 to TW7 and you will get the rough idea. My average speed is pretty good until i hit Kingston and then the traffic slows me up.
I know someone that commutes into central London from Sevenoaks so i could ask him what route he takes, you would just have Sevenoaks hill to contend with!
That'd be great if you could put him in touch with me. Cheers!
Bloody glad I wasn't commuting today, absolutely pissed it down all day.
Got a 20 mile errand run to do tomorrow if I can fit it in between teleconferences.
All year here. 3rd year now 2/3 times a week on average (just under a 40 mile round trip). When the weather is like this it's shite and those that say otherwise need to be on some kind of register. Some days I can honestly say i'm absolutely shagged out but at least I arrive to work/home stress free.
And then there are those warm sunny days....man oh man!
I feel like I should run a public service by announcing the days I will take the bike. I always decide the night before and it always pisses down
Shoes, gloves, trousers, pants etc are currently steaming on radiators
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