- Commuters – just me, or does anyone else…
Haha, the racing at lights is a classic too. Best is when you stop at the lights, another commuter pulls up, looks at you, you look at them and know it's on. Sprint for the lights!
Admittedly that's only happened to me twice, but it was quality both times.
Coffeeking – either your work's amazing or you should try lightening up a bit, make the commute a bit of fun in the morning 🙂Posted 8 years ago
…. enliven the ride in with running tour style commentary in their head?
Today an early attack on the col du morningside saw me take another glorious stage victory. However, I was a sweaty mess when I got in, due to chasing down the counterattack of the no. 23 bus on the col du bruntsfield.
No? Just me then…Posted 8 years agoGhostRiderMember
My favoraties are,
Racing buses between red lights.
Track standing and predicting green lights, this can infuriate motroists as much as just going through the red.
Pursuit racing distant cyclists, (i only ever catch the slow ones). I passed a guy this morning just as he reached the crest of a hill,,titter, titter.
Seeing the look on the motorists face as i pass them when they're slowing to avoid the speed camera at the bottom of a hill.
Also guilty of singing along to fave tunes on the MP3.
Oh it sounds fun, can't wait to go home…….Posted 8 years agosoulwoodSubscriber
Yesterday as I rode home I noticed a guy on a nice looking bike join the road behind me. Some minutes later I was grinding into a strong headwind, cussing loudly when I suddenly thought "hey wheres that guy gone?" and lo and behold he was tucked in right behind me. I pulled out and told him that it was his turn on the front and he duly obliged and took the front for the rest of the road. Now theres a tour de france moment for you. Luckily I was able to keep up with him…Posted 8 years agoMulletus MaximusMember
Same as nbt.Posted 8 years ago
I have to climb a small hill outside my place of work so if i see anyone at the crest of the hill (about 200m away) it gives me just under a mile to catch and pass before i have to turn off. I play lead out man and sprinter all in one. I usually win then congratulate myself for a good lead out!!! Even better now I use my roadie for the commute.2tyredMember
tour style commentary
Heh heh, me too!
I've been enjoying bursting away up the hors-categorie Firhill Road – well, it feels that way on a fixed wheel – through the crowd of mentalists blocking the road waving Basque flags (Buckfast bottles) on my way to the summit to take the red-peas points at the entrance to Ruchill Park.
You can't beat a good commuter race. I've only ever been properly beaten once, by a guy in club gear on a tasty-looking Ribble road bike. Ruined my whole week, that did.Posted 8 years ago
i constantly think about writing one of this shit christmas present type books about urban riding, with a list of names for different scenarios. so am always giving different things names as i go, eg. the red blocker – when you know you can go through a red light junction without slowing down cos a bus has obstructed both the intersecting lane and the crossing. 🙂Posted 8 years agodanceswithcatsMember
I tend to sing badly or have random tourettes style swearing sessions in the middle of nowhere.
Both being slightly embarrassing when you notice another cyclist tailing you
Excellent! I've caught myself winning imaginary arguments with Jeremy Clarkson, on occasion, as well. I'm so ashamed. 😳Posted 8 years agoCaptJonMember
I sometimes get competitive, but my favourite thing is to make a neeeeoooiiiwwnnn noise as a super commuter overtakes me on my warm up/down. I love super commuters: tatty lycra (often full length leggings), big rucksack (usually non-bike specific), some form of hi-vis clothing (top, jacket, vest over rucksack), and lots of LEDs (presumably bought by their kids every birthday and Christmas), toe clips, massive calves.
note: nobody here counts as a super commuter as they only ride their bikes too and from work.Posted 8 years ago
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