Commuters = hardcore
The problem isn’t the wind, the rain or the puddles. It’s the bloody idiots that insist on driving like the roads are bone dry. I’m half expecting to get round a cormer to find a bloody great pile up either that or end up underneath someones wheels because they’ve come up behind me far too fast and close to brake.Posted 5 years agocamo16Member
It wasn’t too bad this morning in the Northwest. Someone posted yesterday that you should bring in an extra pair of socks on your ride, for office usage. That simple piece of advice may well save my feet, which, I am pleased to report, are dry and toasty warm. 😉
Even in this weather, the thought of taking the train makes me shudder. So MTFU-ing isn’t so hard.Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
its days like this that ive bought the roadrat(that isnt here yet thanks to a mix up with brakes) for ……
i started out on the bike on 44:17 fixed
realised that it was futile after about 20 minutes as i was doing about 6mph into the headwind and it was going to take me about 3 hours to get in to the office and about turned- jumped in the motor.
(in aberdeen where its 70mph gusts)Posted 5 years agoxherbivorexSubscriber
actually not as bad this morning in south/central manchester as it was yesterday. it was barely raining as i rode in at about 8am today, and no real wind to speak of either. it’s a bit worse now, but i don’t have to worry about it until 5pm!Posted 5 years ago
still plenty of idiots driving though…whatnobeerMember
Pretty wet and miserable here too. Nearly stalled out on the only thing that even resembles a hill on my ride to work due to the head wind. Will be a fast ride home at the end of the day though. And its been a good test for the Montane jacket that I got in the CRC sale after a PSA on here.Posted 5 years agobutcherMember
today was no problem really. Took half an hour, like it always does. Guy that drove in, who lives round the corner from me, it took him 2 hours.
Yeah, took me an hour and a half to get to work this morning (normally 20 minutes). If I’d taken the bike I would’ve been here in 40 minutes. And I would’ve been able to play in the puddles.
I did ponder it at the last minute when I seen the carnage (and would have done if I knew the extent of it), but wussed out as I didn’t have my kit together, and, well, it looked a bit cold 😳 Wish I had now.Posted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
“Working” from home today. 😀 Seems like half the roads in the North East are either flooded, shut or just at a standstill with remaining traffic.
Couldn’t ride in as I am on nursery pickup duty today, but I suspect the cycle path isn’t much better anyway as it was already pretty flooded on the way home last night.Posted 5 years ago
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