This morning's commute and other commuting stories

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  • What a lovely morning it is, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, I'm pretty sure I saw Cliff Richard helping up a Granny it's that lovely.

    BUT I think I've discovered the most irritating thing in cycling to work every day, worse than plastic bags wrapped around rear hubs, worse than buses parked so close to the curb you cant get past them..

    Sitting at red lights, and a host of (geared) neon fools pull up past me and assemble in front of me, only to pedal along at a snails pace, with the occasional freewheel, once we're in heavy traffic and I can't get past. Same thing happens a lot with people jumping reds then pottering along - if you're not in a hurry why cut in front of other people?

    Rawr.

  • Hardly worth the pixels it's printed on.

  • Leave your bike sideways so they can't get past.

  • there* are *cycling forums for this sort of thing you know..

  • You should wear a helmet.

  • Move along please.. nothing to see here.. bikeradar.com/

  • ....just me then

  • Learn to pick better lines through traffic, I never get held up by those knob ends, because I never allow myself to get into a situation where I would!.....Ok well maybe once in a blue moon when I haven't had much sleep, but don't tell anyone.

  • stab them or run the red light
    not sure about which gets the longest jail sentence choose the lowest

  • Get dicki to stab them.

  • mon plaisir

    gearer tossers the lot of them

  • Riki

    we've all been there, done that, not bought the t-shirt because it wasn't worth it.
    Commuters are using the roads, they are common sight and obstacle to avoid, don't let a glorious morning like this one, be wasted on things which aren't worth getting het up about.
    Commuters are part and parcel of the cycle into work, learn to love/ignore/avoid them, whichever floats your boat, but please don't rant about them here, there are better things to talk about and better reasons to get het up...

    enjoy the ride home and remember

    YouTube - RAZZY & THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS --- I HATE HATE.

  • To be fair to the OP - it was full-on nodder mayhem this morning.

    I can already feel that this summer is going to have me yearning for the quiet dark, wet winter's mornings. Or needing to find a new route.

  • The amount of gears on your bike defines how much of a wanker you are.....therefore if a commuter has 21 gears, and I have one....you get the picture.
    I'm sure there is a formula for measuring cuntitude also, Em? ;)

  • Corny

    you rock dude :)

  • ride around in circles, having attached those things that bodecia was such a fan of to each axle, whilst kicking out in high legged cowboy boots with spurs, whilst brandishing an indiana jones style whip.

    at least thats how I do it.

  • I woke up this morning smelling like beer and smoke. My room was a mess and I'd fallen asleep across my bed. My head was hurting due to hangover, and also from resting on the bed frame instead of the pillow. I need the weekends so much that I try to hang onto them and not let them go which results in regular Sunday evening sessions. For me there is nothing better than enjoying a sip when you know you shouldn't be having one. My alarm clock plays Paranoid by Black Sabbath. The way I figure it is that if I'm going to have to drag myself out of bed for work, I might as well be woken by something amazing. It kind of makes it a bit better. I got that feeling like a kick in the guts when Ozzie brought me back to consciousness this moring and I had the realisation that it was Monday and I had to go to work. I was exhausted and felt like crying.

    Had it not been for the chance to have a ride, I'd still be in bed feeling sheepish for calling my boss for a self inflicted sick day. My bike saved me today.

    Sorry for venting. I dont know what the point of this is.

  • ride around in circles, having attached those things that bodecia was such a fan of to each axle, whilst kicking out in high legged cowboy boots with spurs, whilst brandishing an indiana jones style whip.

    at least thats how I do it.

    I think I saw you the other day on clerkenwell?

  • ride around in circles, having attached those things that bodecia was such a fan of to each axle, whilst kicking out in high legged cowboy boots with spurs, whilst brandishing an indiana jones style whip.

    at least thats how I do it.

    eyebrows - This is not the "How I try to impress the ladies of Oxbridge" thread.

  • To be fair to the OP - it was full-on nodder mayhem this morning.

    I can already feel that this summer is going to have me yearning for the quiet dark, wet winter's mornings. Or needing to find a new route.

    Forum BINGO!

    First post of the year yearning for winter to come back!

  • eyebrows - This is not the "How I try to impress the ladies of Oxbridge" thread.

    no for that I play the bagpipes, whilst simultaneously yodelling and riding unicycle, juggiling flaming batons with my feet.

  • First sunny day and you want rain. I kill you.

  • no for that I play the bagpipes, whilst simultaneously yodelling and riding unicycle, juggiling flaming batons with my feet.

    Clearly that's a much better approach.

  • First sunny day and you want rain. I kill you.

    I don't want the rain. I like the sun. I even have a red face after yesterdays scorcher!

  • Forum BINGO!

    First post of the year yearning for winter to come back!

    fuck that, this winter was fuckin orrible

    bring on summer, bring on the noddys!

    the thing is, those nodsters upset you because they ride as fast as they can at all times and don't read the road, they only hold you up if you want to go as fast as you can at all times because you are faster than them. That's part of sharing the road, just overtake them.

    to avoid the stress of other people, avoid the routes they travel or ride at a less urgent pace, more speed/less haste.

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