Funny things you see on the commute (winter blues come early content)
last friday on the commute home i saw another cyclist (not the usual BSO type) merrily cycling on the pavement in the opposite direction, that was until someone in a car opened their door into him. He seemed fine, but it looked like his front wheel was properly trashed. I rarely take pleasure from the misfortune of others, but when you’re doing something illegal/dangerous i do reserve the right to chuckle 😈Posted 7 years agojp-t853Member
I commute about 15 miles each way a couple of days a week in the summer months (whenever it is light enougth). I live in a Cumbrian fellside village and it is hilly twisty, with areas of road two feet deep with water for a good part of winter or covered in snow or ice.
Yesterday after a holiday it really felt like my rides were numbered now as it is getting darker cars have lights on etc. I gave a red squirrel a coronary as it raced up a tree to get away from me and it started me thinking about the things I have seen this year – little owl, red deer, hundreds of beetles crossing the road to get in trees out of the morning sun, hares etc etc.
One evening however I saw an African parrot flying overhead you know the blue/ red & yellow things. They are huge. I nearly got run over as a car driver coming the other way was also watching it and came on to my side of the road.Posted 7 years agonoseminebMember
Funniest/strangest thing was a butt naked lad running along a local A road. Glad i drove that day!Posted 7 years ago
Seen foxes, owls, buzzards. The most memorable thing is Deer rutting! Quite scary especially at early dawn or dusk. I had one stag charge at me last year, with 20-30 metres to go he then caught sight of some photographers which seemed to divert his attention!ourmaninthenorthSubscriber
despite being quite hungry I left it alone.
I once found a bunch of bananas (intact) in the road when riding into Manchester. I shared them with a colleague.
Yesterday, I noticed the sweet smell of the overhanging pines in Dunham Massey, and I rode through the my first pile of golden leaves of the year.
Autumn is my favourite season and I’m so happy to be back on the bike.Posted 7 years ago
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