How was your commute home this evening?
I’ve recently started commuting once a week. I rode to work this morning on the crunchy snow that fell yesterday, wonderfully clear and crisp. However riding home this evening was genuinely scary. Bits of trees disintegrating around me, wind too fast to walk at times never mind ride.
An adventure maybe, but I was certainly glad to be home for my own safety.
My commute home is currently as follows:
Up through the woods surrounding Dewsbury golf course to Whitley.
Falhouse Lane from Whitley to Grangemoor
Passed Cinnamon Lounge
Linfit Lane to home.
Anybody else ride in this area tonight? Not nice was it!Posted 4 years agoNZColSubscriber
(last night) Awesome, an old guy in an Audi on the phone ran me over. It was a superb piece of quality driving – over take – tick, immediately throw the car left into a parking space – tick, don’t indicate – tick, get abusive about me being spreadeagled on his bonnet – tick.
You have a sixth sense though and i was being careful through there as always so managed to brake hard and follow him into the space before i landed on th bonnet. When he was Mr Shouty and i was trying to persuade him that maybe him being on the phone, not indicating and just chucking the car into a space might have contributed to the problem the chap in the car following me had stopped and stepped in. Mr Shouty threated to **** him at which point the guy identified himself as a police officer. Oh how i laughed. I left shortly after as he dug himself into a very deep hole.
It’s that sort of really unobservant driving that irritates me, i know cyclists aren’t perfect but justifying your actions by being generally an eeejit is very frustrating.Posted 4 years agosimondbarnesMember
Mine was pretty damn terrifying. Trees snapping like matchsticks and got blown clean across and off the road 4 times. Had to walk across the top section of the Warburton Toll bridge and even then nearly got blown in front of a car! Almost 2.5 hours to do 43km.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Noisy. I think the mighty Galaxy is about to spit out a drive shaft or CV joint or two.Posted 4 years ago
Ordered a pair of new drive shafts, rather than faff about, so an hour under the car come the weekend. 😐
£60 a pair from a place recomended by the Galaxy owners club. 🙂
Ford dealer wanted £300 each…!!!
dabble, on two occasions branches fell off trees within about 10ft of me (about half way up the golf course, the bit where you have to watch out for flying golf balls when they’re playing), I just went as quick as I could and was glad to get to Whitley! Only then I had to push by the ice cream place as the wind there was mental. Going on Paul Lane where Cinnamon Lounge was horrible, I could no longer feel my hands and the rain was like bullets in the side of my face.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Was supposed to be getting the train to London.
Joined half of Manchester standing at Piccadilly, all London trains cancelled at about 7pm. Went back to pick up the car and drive home. As I was about to turn onto the M60, I saw the gridlocked traffic. Managed to get round the back roads but coming back over the hill from Broadbottom and Charles worth was interesting.
Thank God I wasn’t riding!
Just hoping that trains are back to near normal tomorrow…Posted 4 years agomrchrispyMember
7.5 miles of South Manchester, tried to stick near shelter but every time is ventured away from it (junctions and such) I nearly ended up on the other side of the road, I’m glad I set of early while it was still light.
I take my had of to you simon, over Warbarton way looked mental.Posted 4 years ago
And it was 50/50 if a driver gave you extra room, I took the primary down 80% of edge lane, just wasn’t worth some fairy dust powered bint killing me!scaledSubscriber
I left the office at about 3:15 – I went down hard on black ice on monday so am still feeling a little fragile/nervous.
4 banks in Chorlton was hilarious, pedestrians were getting blown about everywhere while trying to cross the road. It was less funny when I came out of the shelter of the bank and got hit by the same wind.
Like most people, lots of primary position on the way home 🙂Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
I took the bike in every day last week. Saw the weather forecast for this week and thought ‘not a chance!!!’. My route takes me over completely exposed open moorland at some height – they put wind turbines up there for very good reason. It would have been absolutely suicidal to even attempt it in winds like that.
As I got down from the tops, the car was hit by a falling branch. Made a nice ding in the bodywork, and sounded a lot worse than it was when it hit. Probably would have done slightly more damage if it hit me and my bike.
If you were aware of the weather forecast and you still went in by bike yesterday, then I’m sorry but you need sectioning for your own protection, as you’re clearly unhingedPosted 4 years agoedward2000Member
Binners – My good lady cycled home in the storm. Although she didn’t actually make it. She abandonded her bike and found refuge at a nearby friends house where she was promotpy treated for hypothermia. Did i feel sorry for her? I probably should have done. Upon her return, one big cuddle and a cup of tea later and things returned to normal.Posted 4 years ago
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