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ASTTer

Member since Sep 2017 • Last active Oct 2019
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Mostly ride TT's, but getting into track riding aiming to race some pursuits next season. Have given bunch racing a few cracks but it's not for me.

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    Saw a bloke on a hybrid nearly kill himself 3 times in 3 junctions up Moorgate this morning. Knew something was afoot when he was track standing at the lights by London wall. This was followed by squeezing between a reversing lorry and a car that was stopped to let it out, under taking a van as it was turning left, and then over taking another van that was turning right. Thankfully Darwinism in action was avoided, but is getting to work 30 seconds earlier on a Friday really that important?

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    Apologies to anyone doing the 8am commute for the rain shower I bought with me from Reading. It started 5 minutes before I left the house and followed me all the way in, which was nice.

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    Locking my bike up at the racks in Paddington last night, lady comes to remove hers from the other side of the same rack, we have a nice chat and she heads off. I bend down to get on with locking mine at which point a chap in suit spots the space she vacated, rushes to claim it and in his haste to lock up twats me in the head with his handlebars. Twice. I was so taken aback I couldn’t even muster a ‘U wot m8’, and instead just wondered off, somewhat confused, to my train.

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    Ah I see, looks a much nicer route, thanks! I'll give that a go tonight.

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    I'm getting off CS3 by Southwark Bridge then Queen Vic street up to Bank and left onto Moorgate, then cutting across to Curtain Road which thus far has been by trial and error. One day I really cocked it up and ended up having to walk through Liverpool Street, which was fun! On the way back I go down Paul Street and Wilson Street and join Moorgate just north of the station but I somehow haven't worked out how to do that in reverse yet.

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    Coming to the end of my first week of commuting from Paddington to Shoreditch and have been really pleasantly surprised. I was preparing for a horror show of close passes and drivers trying to kill me at every opportunity, but actually I have felt far safer than I do getting to and from the station in Reading. Moorgate is a bit hairy but otherwise it's pretty much all separated cycle routes and now I've managed to do the trip without getting lost it's about 35 mins, so no difference to the tube and considerably less stress. No doubt I've jinxed it now but a very promising start.

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    Got my soviet track tractor built up and took on the commute on the bike for the first time yesterday going via Hyde Park, Birdcage Walk, CS3, Bank & Moorgate. So much better than the circle line! Thanks again to all for the route advice.

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    Thanks, those could do nicely. I’m just waiting to hear back from a friend who has a mountain of old bits kicking around but if he hasn’t got anything I’ll get in touch - Liverpool Street at lunchtime would work well.

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