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  • Premier Icon CHB
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    Right, had every intention of starting my new year cycling in style and riding to work and back tomorrow. I live in south Leeds and work in that there Harrogate. The 43 miles don’t worry me too much….however there is going to be a frost, on friday the 13th.

    So STW do I MTFU and do my normal 40mph down Harewood bank at 0720 in the morning, or do I have an extra hour in bed and use the risk of crashing my road bike on black ice as a reason for delay in me starting my commute habit again?

    Encouragment or caution welcome.

    You’ll be reet man, what’s the worst that can happen eh…?

    sc-xc
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    I had three punctures on the way to work today. Used both my spare tubes, and had to call my wife to get me because a) I was miles from either home or work, and b) I wanted to sob into her bosom.

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Do you have any idea how many Audi’s and BMW’s are on that road?!!!!

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I don’t do that sort of distance but regularly commute between 3.00 am and 5.30 am. The joys of shift work.

    So yes, MTFU 🙂

    Hell yeah, ride in! I’m on the bike at 6:15 every morning but only for eight miles. Twelve on the way back though.

    For added excitment, spill some salt before you leave, walk under a ladder, break a mirror and tweak the nipples of superstition.

    sc-xc
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    spill some salt before you leave

    You dirty bastard. You’ll go blind.

    Premier Icon CHB
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    walk under a ladder, break a mirror

    If I get knocked of by a window cleaners van and take his wing mirror out I could do both these together.

    Its the road through Wike that scares me for ice.

    😳

    That’s not what I mea……oh never mind. 🙂

    Premier Icon DezB
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    43 mile each way?? Jeez that’s a big ol’ commute.

    Premier Icon CHB
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    DezB nah its about 22 miles each way.
    Woodlesford
    JS at Colton
    Crossgates
    Tesco at Seacroft
    Wike
    Harewood
    Harewood Bridge
    Kirkby Overblow
    Rudding
    Starbeck

    Premier Icon monkeyp
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    I did 45 today and left at 5:45 and I have done the journey when its been -6 before. Early is fine as the traffic is better

    LOL @ the big softy shandy suppin’ Northerner whimping out because it might be an ickle bit chilly….

    😉

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Can’t afford shandy since the pits closed, lemonade is too expensive.

    muddodger
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    do it! I’ve commuted as low as -18, (but not 22 miles)

    lazybike
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    I wanted to sob into her bosom.

    tweak the nipples of superstition.

    must be the early mornings giving you some kind of breast fixation.. 🙂

    robhenry85
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    i’d say MTFU,

    but i live just down the road from you, in Rothwell and work in wetherby and would never ride to work anyway! to far for me before work!

    Premier Icon CHB
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    OK am going for it!!

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Unleash the Liberator….

    That’s not a whippet! And where’s your flat cap?

    🙂

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Is that a headless dog…?

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    yodagoat
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    MTFU. I’ll be cycling home from work at 3.30am.

    Do it! 😀

    Is it a hilly 22 miles there? (been to Yorkshire exactly twice, and both times were on the train. 😳 )

    yodagoat
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    What I never said in my last post is its only 2 miles or so home. 🙂

    Its the road through Wike that scares me for ice.

    It would be the bit through Seacroft that would worry me!

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Nah! I grew up in Seacroft, its my terroir.
    Besides I always carry a couple of chicken nuggets and a half smoked Lambert and Butler to distract the local 9 year olds if they look excessively feral.
    Any how…dole day was tuesday so older ones wont be up.

    Premier Icon ton
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    43 mile bike ride………….you lucky geyt. 🙁

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    I did it Tuesday (40 miles) at 5:30am. much better early in the morning, much less traffic.

    hammy7272
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    How long did it take you? I live in Harrogate but work in Skipton and considering trying it by bike.

    carbon337
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    Think I’ll get a 72 mile round trip commute in tomorrow as long as its not too icy at 7 when I leave. Nobody else in so I can be flexible with my hrs.

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    Doesnt look to cold out…..

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Liberator placement puzzle, why not over the stem and centred?

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Have you left yet ?
    Is there a live feed, like the one from the Puffer…?

    samuri
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    Just done my 16 miles. Left about 5:40. Bit frosty but nothing too slippy.

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    Made it.
    446m acent and 390m decent.
    Took 30 mins longer than my best summer times (a vaguely embarrasing 1h45…but I always pootle into work otherwise I am knackered for a the day).

    Liberator placement is so the power lead doesn’t get in the way of the Garmin.

    Return leg this evening!

    trail_rat
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    why must people have their lights centered ?

    it will make sod all difference to your vision !

    and good ride 😀

    carbon337
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    36 miles done here – was very nice – cool but not too slippy at all.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Trail rat, the liberator clamp is asymmetric so it fits over the stem ( perfect for the OCD rider) 🙂

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    Fair play mate, 22 miles in the morning would kill me (and take me ages)

    Did my little 7 miles this morning, with a hangover, and a puncture on the way in. It just makes that first cup of coffee taste better 😀

    Premier Icon MadBillMcMad
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    Well done for doing it.

    A gorgeous morning – perfect for commuting IMHO – no wind or rain.

    Just a tad cold on my idex fingers. Everything else was good.

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Now starting to psyc myself up for the return leg…

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Yep, lovely morning for a ride to work, makes a change from all the rain over the last few weeks.
    Rode to work on the road (6 miles) and then came home at lunchtime the long way round, over the moors and through the woods (9 miles). 8)

    FunkyDunc
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    “Now starting to psyc myself up for the return leg…”

    I can’t say I would fancy that return journey at rush hour!

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