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  • crikey
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    Is that in that Belgium?
    Brussels maybe?

    I used to get proper culture shock when we went to stay in Gent and the drivers would stop for us!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Hmph. Showing off with yer fancy European cycle ways!

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Is that in that Belgium?
    Brussels maybe?

    Yep, it’s Brussels. I read up a bit on it and it seems as though it’s another test of something that was tried in another city where it was successful. There is a bit of a risk here as it is on quite a busy street but in summer the bikes can block the street during rush hour anyway so it may not end up being that controversial. Still a brilliant move though rather than the half-assed stuff that we sometimes get. Would love to have full segregated lanes but this may be a good second best

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    I read short book riding to work once…

    (In Cornwall)

    yossarian
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    I saw an old man on an even older bike puffing away on a fag as he rode slowly but steadily up a pretty large hill the other morning. I probably shouldn’t have been impressed but I was.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I’ve got this on my commute:

    It’s on Crown Point Road, which features in this:

    Have ridden it a few times on pootles, but haven’t quite summoned up the balls to ride into work yet though. 😐

    mcmoonter
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    Good to see you out on your new Stoater Rik

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    How long is the climb?

    ianfitz
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    I can swoop round parkwood springs on my commute but I’d swap that for those bikes lanes!

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Good to see you out on your new Stoater Rik

    It just rocks. Didn’t think I would get on with the drop bar thing but they aren’t a problem and it is so zoomy and loads of fun offroad

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    I was just cycling on my way into work this morning as usual when I suddenly came upon this:

    Someone had taken one of the lanes of a two lane road and stuck a bike lane right down the middle of it. None of the trying to squeeze and extra teeny lane in right next to the car doors. This was a full on right down the middle job. Brilliant. Cars are even leaving it well alone after only one day rather than driving over it.

    Then I realised that the road turned to one lane round the corner so my joy had to end but no….

    They’ve only gone and made it priority to bikes not cars. Cars just have to wait behind. And just to prove the point…

    We got bike symbols all over the road and all the way down it. πŸ˜€

    Anyone else had a great start to their day?

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Was brilliant last week to see a family of 8 tiny ducklings on the canal on the ride in.

    Only 7 slightly larger ducklings today – are ducks cannibalistic?

    My commute takes in a few sights.


    and more.

    It’s rather nice, really!

    Oh, and so many people on bikes! So many people! Hurrah!

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    ooo, nice commute indeed. Do you have a camera in your bag all the time (assuming of course you don’t have a gopro and mutter car numberplates to yourself as you ride along)?

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    The sun, I saw the sun!

    Leffeboy, I often take a camera on sunny, glorious days. Crossing the Col du Blackfriars on a spring evening at sunset is stunning.

    Never needed to record my commute, though. Mainly because I don’t ride like a dick, so never get in to the sort of situation that might merit recording! πŸ™‚

    mogrim
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    Frequently ride past rabbits feeding, storks stalking, cows n horses n donkeys, even had vultures circling overhead a couple of weeks back.

    Depending on the time of year the sunrise over Madrid in the distance is pretty cool, too.

    Kevevs
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    A transformer doing some shopping.

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    Yesterday it was a Kingfisher as the highlight of the commute. The dog also provides some amusement when he’s in the river. Rural commuting is ace, when it’s dry!

    trail_rat
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    Yesterday i got abuse from some kids in the form of ” hi dad” as i went past……….

    When i was young that wasnt an insult….. Grandad perhaps- implying i was old, but dad !!!

    I saw this just before xmas, which made me laugh.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    That is why you should always carry a camera πŸ™‚

    ndthornton
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    No brilliant things today unfortunately
    I got blasted by a lorrys horn for choosing not to ride on the cycle path on a short section of road – again. Really getting sick of this – terror followed quickly by rage. If only it wasnt up hill maybe I could catch the ba****ds up and do……something?

    julianwilson
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    Depending on which way I ride to work and what day it is, I ride past this sometimes. πŸ˜€

    jmahon
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    What bike do you ride leffeboy? Looks nice! Wish we had that kind of infrastructure in the UK πŸ™

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    My highlight was a kingfisher dropping into the river and catching a fish. I was then able to keep pace with it as it flew along river.
    When I lived on the coast some of the winter sunrises were amazing.

    trail_rat
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    I sometimes have this fella swoop along side me as i leave my house to ride to work. – i live in a red kite conservation zone

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    The last couple of nights I’ve met a chap walking his lab up the river. He’s a wildlife photographer and had some great wax wing pics on his camera. The dog gets to play too which is ace.

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    it’s not strictly on the way to work, more on the “should i skive off being productive and go surfing instead route!”

    (yes! if you were wondering)

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    What bike do you ride leffeboy? Looks nice! Wish we had that kind of infrastructure in the UK

    Sorry for being late in replying jmahon, I was out of action for a few days. It’s a very poor picture of a very lovely Shand Stoater.

    Steam railway pic is great as well. Seems out of place when you are heading to work. Feels a bit like when they used to run a ferry back from Burnt Island to Edinburgh and you could put you bike on it rather that doing the ride home. Felt like being on holiday.

    Marge
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    Leffeboy; where is that street?
    Haven’t come across it yet on my motorbike commute through Bruss..

    adi66
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    During January’s cold snap, I rode past this little beauty every day, It was a bush that got splashed with water (from a burst pipe up the road) every time a car drove past it.

    Looked amazing, and I kinda watched it grow over the days, then die during the freeze, Wish I could have seen it in the daylight, but long working days didn’t allow it.

    unovolo
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    That bush above looks otherworldy,really quite impressive.

    ska-49
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    OP, what road bike is that? Looks lovely!
    Great photos. Keep ’em coming!

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    Leffeboy; where is that street?
    Haven’t come across it yet on my motorbike commute through Bruss..

    Hi Marge

    Top end of Ave Louise (general Jacques end). You won’t see it as you’ll be doing 150 down the two lane bit in the middle while we are on the side lanes holding up the traffic πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    OP, what road bike is that? Looks lovely!

    Shand Stoater and it is just as lovely as I imagined it was going to be which isn’t always the case.

    samuri
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    Since I started going into work half an hour later on my bike, I’ve started passing a nice lady who walks her dog every morning.

    We’ve been flirty eye contacting every day for about two weeks.

    I’m hoping in a few more weeks that the woman starts doing it as well.

    eskay
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    It is the time of year when the lady joggers come out of hibernation.

    They cheer up my morning commute.

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