- Thursday moaning. Whats the worst thing about your commute then?
Inspired by yesterdays MTFU commuting thread
The present horizontal rain I can just about cope with. As long as its not for the whole distance. A headwind is a tailwind 50% of the time. The homicidal taxi drivers aren’t too over-represented on the route I ride. The roads aren’t in that bad nick. In all, its quite pleasant
In the last half mile of my commute in the morning, I pass not one, but three… three!… butty vans! THREE! And they know what they’re doing! The evil swines constantly pump out an aroma of fried breakfasts. Its like chemical warfare. A haze of eau de bacon butty’s assaults my nasal passages just at the point that my body is telling me it could probably use an infusion of calories
I’m effing starving now!!!! Must…. resist….
your moans and whines please….Posted 4 years agoon and onSubscriber
I’m not working at the moment so effectively my commute is going to the kitchen to make coffee and returning to bed.Posted 4 years ago
This morning it was ruined when I couldn’t find my slippers so had to stand on the cold stone floor while the kettle boiled.
Seriously, what’s the world coming to.
on and on, the horror!
Not been doing too bad with rain horizontal or otherwise, ony a few soakings but the incessant mud is starting to get to me. I’ve had to take to a road to cut out a proper 2 mile slog of the stuff, it is not a nice road. Quiet but narrow so there’s a good chance I will only be overtaken once or twice but there’s also a good chance they will be right nobbers about it. It’s also introduced some elevation to my otherwise pan flat commute 🙁Posted 4 years agoti_pin_manMember
the worst thing about my bike commutte is the time between the bed and the front door, after that its blissful even in the rain and wind.
BUT I get the butty van problem, I used to ride into town and had to go past bakeries just opening, the smell of warm bakery goodies was just soooo tempting.
this morning my commute was down the stairs to my home office.Posted 4 years agotwiglet_monsterMember
Deliberating over which new bike kit to spend the £2000 plus per year I saved by moving jobs and riding to work
getting delayed by having to watch herons, woodpeckers and buzzards
enduring the sunrise through the trees every day (ok not a for a few days)
(I’ve probably not got the hang of this have I?)
TMPosted 4 years agoransosSubscriber
I take my daughter to nursery on my way to work, using a trailer on the bike.
Yesterday, I heard an odd sound and turned round to see the trailer’s rain cover flapping in the breeze, and my toddler covering her face with her hands as she was being jetted with spray from my back wheel. Upon reaching nursery, she went straight to her key worker and said “Rain cover blowed off. That wasn’t very nice”.
So the worst thing about my commute is that the nursery now think I’m neglectful of my child. Brilliant.Posted 4 years agoscaledSubscriber
Getting out of bed in the morning.
I know that I can make it in to work in 30 minutes on the bike. Lately I’ve been doing a 20ish mile route, it’s much easier on the way home but in the mornings the longer bike ride vs time in bed is a pain in the arse.
Once i’m out the door however, it’s ace.Posted 4 years ago
That I did my normal sarcastic look and point to driver who had stopped in the cycle box and she promptly apologised rather than swore at me; didn’t know what to do next.
I called a driver who didn’t give way to me on a crossing (I was on foot) a mildly naughty name, he parked up and came over and apologised I just mumbled “no problem”, later felt bad for not thanking him for a proper apology.
Since decided to be overtly cheery and nice to anyone who is genuinely apologetic for minor transgressions (if someone knocks me off my bike through their stupidity I doubt I’ll be cheery no matter how apologetic)
Seems a sad state of affairs when we feel the need to be thankful for an apologyPosted 4 years agodeludedMember
I’ve always struggled with commuting because I don’t want to associate or hard wire in my brain, work and my favourite pastime (cycling) – for fear that the former will negatively effect the latter.
I saw a pratt in their car the other day, who was playing at being Tank Commander – peering out a small oblong aperture in the windscreen that had been cleared of frost and thought, ‘F cycling to work’ – with doughnuts like that on the road.Posted 4 years ago
getting delayed by having to watch herons, woodpeckers and buzzards
enduring the sunrise through the trees every day (ok not a for a few days)I get days like this, been a while tho, only had a few stop and soak up the gorgeousness of UK outdoors moments since october 🙁Posted 4 years ago
The rest has been dark, rainy and mud splattered.ads678Subscriber
It was nice this morning, even though i felt like I had zero energy. It was actually properly light, I even thought about not putting my lights on.
Gonna piss down on the way home though, joy!!
Oh, and back wheel trying to overtake the front when braking a bit too hard wasn’t nice 😯 but did make me laugh afterwards!Posted 4 years agoTPTcruiserSubscriber
Anticipating the rain on the way home seems to be worst thing for today. The BBC News Channel half in view shows some sort of end of the world weather rolling across the country.
If I have to moan:Posted 4 years ago
The woman driving the Luncheon Express van at 8.40, just leaving their base but still trying to work her phone touch screen.
The man driving the Minder security company van at the traffic lights in Ecclesfield a couple of miles on, failing to let go of his phone after the change to green.
What did we do before we were so instantly connected to the world? An umbilical we cannot let go.phiiiiilSubscriber
That it’s uphill both ways. Or rather, there’s a big hill in the middle, so I can never just twiddle my way home if I’m not feeling up to it. I’d happily go a longer distance just so I could have an evening off climbing that loooong drag of a hill, but there isn’t really a decent way round it.Posted 4 years agoVortexracingSubscriber
that’s now’t binners
Going home on Tueday it was a butty van on Preston Docks, the Indian in Penwortham, the Chippy 100 yrds from the Indian, the pub at next to the level crossing at at Cockers bar cooking steak !!
and to finish of the bloody Chinese Chippy in Eccleston’s door open !!!
my biggest problem is I’m commuting today and have the run the gauntlet past all of them again tonight. 🙁
oh and it’s dark, cold and wet at 5:30 in the morning, can’t wait for summer.Posted 4 years agohatterSubscriber
With 2 busy motorway junctions and plenty of unlit, potholed A-roads my commute’s never been particularly pleasant but the worst thing…. bloody Range Rover alley, otherwise known as Radlett.
I have foreseen my death, and it’s driving a white Porsche Cayenne holding the phone in one hand to organise her weekly colonic, whilst the other hand keeps the Waitrose bags upright with one eye on the rear view mirror to eyeball Rupert and Tabitha who are fighting over the iPad in the back seat.
She’s going to get me one day.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
The wind shifted on Tuesday so I was riding into it one the way in and the way home…
I’ve looked out the window and it’s pissing it down now… That’s the worst bit, being tired at the end of the day, sat in a warm office and knowing you have no other choice than to get changed and go out in the cold pissing wet…Posted 4 years ago
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