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Wrongcog

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Jan 2017

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    Yeah good question Soul! Lever crushed but what about your actual leg?

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    Just thawing out.

    Someone suddenly pulled out of a traffic jam to park on the other side of the road while I was carefully filtering this morning. We collided and I took out her wing mirror and hub cap. I think the fact I was rolling fixed stopped me bouncing off as I continued pedalling through the impact and it kept me in control. She was lovely. Her daughter was in the car so once I'd stopped shaking I assured the kid I was ok. No serious damage to my bike and none to me so I told her not to worry. She gave me an apologetic hug and we went on our way.

    Then the old 'thundersleet' journey home. The cycle superhighway through Stratford was just flooded with icy water. Not lovely.

    Felt attritional today. 4/10 cos now I'm toasty and I didn't break a leg.

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    Completely avoided CS2 and took the high road through Viccy Park and Cassland Road to get to the wilds of Leyton today. Soo much less stress! - even when filtering away from psycho lane changers trying to dive onto the A12. crispy autumn fun/10

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    Not to mention the neglected one on the chair...

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    Amazing! But who's the less than impressed sort on the floor in the background?

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    I really can't express enough how much I'm loathing CS2 right now. All the pedestrians near it, all the leaves on it, all the drivers adjacent to it and a vast majority of the bells riding on it. What a narrow, slippery, poorly conceived, anxiety inducing length of greasy blue shite.

    I honestly think that racing rush hour cars along the narrowing Cassland Rd is safer and less stress.

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    I'd buy Swrve and Levi commuter again.

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    When Tower Bridge is open I go up to Elephant, NKR, Tower Bridge Rd, Bridge, CS3, left up to Cannon St / New Rd, Whitechapel, Cambridge Heath Rd, right at York Hall, left onto Approach rd, along the top of Victoria Park, Wick Way, Eastway (bit hairy joining the multi carriageway by the Hockey Stadium), then I jump off behind the bus stop after the lights at the Leyton sign and weave round the back near Orient footy stadium...

    So essentially I'm on the main roads too, apart from the park bit...

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    Yeah I try to avoid but Kennington to Leyton when Vicky Park and Tower Bridge are closed generally narrows the options somewhat.

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    CS2 can completely fuck the fuck off. Especially as the nights draw in. Yesterday evening was such a shitty ride home. Shitty riding by people incapable of sharing what little space we've been crowded into, oblivious - suicidal road crossing, left hooking cars, pot holes, raised mannhole covers.... fucking unpleasant. Summer is so much nicer when I can cut through Vicky Park. 3/10.

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