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The daily "I cycled to work" thread

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AyBee

8,006 posts

111 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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ewenm said:
Ride in today much better along the main roads rather than the cycle path, still learning my optimum route though. Grey and dull but looked better through the yellow lenses hehe
If you're talking about the Bath-Bristol path, I'd stick to the main road, the bike path is lethal at this time of year with the leaves. I've had two offs on the path, one on ice where both myself and the guy I was riding with did a syncronised fall hehe and one on leaves when a dog/rat I didn't originally see and which wasn't under control shot across the path causing me to grab a handful of brake whilst on wet leaves frown

Dowks

402 posts

155 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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TonyHetherington said:
Puncture last night on the way home. Couldn't believe it rofl
Karma indeed - I just bought some GP 4 Seasons so going to try them out

donfisher

752 posts

75 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Anyone got any experience of Schwalbe Luganos for commuting on the puncture front? They're prefitted to my new bike and I'm wondering if they're worth swapping straight away to something like a gatorskin for the winter.

ewenm

28,506 posts

154 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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AyBee said:
If you're talking about the Bath-Bristol path, I'd stick to the main road, the bike path is lethal at this time of year with the leaves. I've had two offs on the path, one on ice where both myself and the guy I was riding with did a syncronised fall hehe and one on leaves when a dog/rat I didn't originally see and which wasn't under control shot across the path causing me to grab a handful of brake whilst on wet leaves frown
Not yet. I'm just commuting across Bath. Come January I'll be cycling (or train) Bath to Bristol everyday. I'm expecting a few crashes. hehe

Gizmoish

18,150 posts

118 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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donfisher said:
Anyone got any experience of Schwalbe Luganos for commuting on the puncture front? They're prefitted to my new bike and I'm wondering if they're worth swapping straight away to something like a gatorskin for the winter.
They're what came on my CAAD8. They're nothing special but do the job. Lots of little cuts in the surface, but only one puncture in six months, and that was a 5mm long shard of glass on a wet evening.
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donfisher

752 posts

75 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Cheers - I'll see how I get on then.

will_

5,247 posts

112 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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louiebaby said:
TonyHetherington said:
Puncture last night on the way home. Couldn't believe it rofl
I don't want to laugh along with you, because Karma is a bh. But I feel your pain. wink
Having told a mate I rarely get punctures I've had three in the last week, including two last night - one in each wheel.

I used to swear to the joys of Armadillos, now I just swear at them. hehe

louiebaby

6,536 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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will_ said:
Having told a mate I rarely get punctures I've had three in the last week, including two last night - one in each wheel.

I used to swear to the joys of Armadillos, now I just swear at them. hehe
They will lose their ability to resist over time. If you shoot an armadillo enough times with a shot-gun, you'll kill it eventually.

otolith

32,325 posts

113 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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louiebaby said:
They will lose their ability to resist over time. If you shoot an armadillo enough times with a shot-gun, you'll kill it eventually.


You rotter!

yellowjack

7,638 posts

75 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Armadillos - smooth on the inside, crunchy on the outside!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hbgvXYGUZA

will_

5,247 posts

112 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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louiebaby said:
will_ said:
Having told a mate I rarely get punctures I've had three in the last week, including two last night - one in each wheel.

I used to swear to the joys of Armadillos, now I just swear at them. hehe
They will lose their ability to resist over time. If you shoot an armadillo enough times with a shot-gun, you'll kill it eventually.
You're right - but they are as near as dammit new tyres!


Justin Cyder

12,624 posts

58 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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It's all gone a bit quiet in here. Have we all hung up our spd's for the year?! Nice tootle in this morning with the sun shining down & a strengthening headwind, although a bit leggy following a week off for biblical rain dodging. Should make the return leg a quick one.

louiebaby

6,536 posts

100 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Nope, if I get home tonight I'll be two for three this week.

If the weather is fair, I'll be taking a scenic route home too, since the missus is out tonight, and I fancy avoiding the big pile of washing up for as long as possible...

smile

ewenm

28,506 posts

154 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Just started cycling to work regularly. Only about 3 miles each way, through Bath city centre traffic.

Much better now the bike is commute-focused with rack, panniers and mudguards. My exercise day is now cycle to work, run at lunchtime, cycle home - duathlon races here I come!

hurstg01

2,283 posts

152 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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For you guys who commute in and leave your bike in the office, where do you leave it?

I leave mine behind my desk against an unused filing cabinet, 'hidden' by a chair with my cycling gear on it; I get in before everyone else and leave just before everyone else so as not to be a hazard to them and use the lift to get up and down the 2 floors....

But the work Health & Safety Nazis want me not to do this........mad despite me stating I was going to do it when I got the bike and they didnt object then

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

159 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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I'm still very much commuting smile

In fact, I drove today (I have to drive somewhere at lunch, and go straight out after work, and I have to do the same tomorrow tomorrow), and it annoys me when I can't cycle now - I feel like I'm wasting it hehe

Started wearing the new merino base layer I have (on a night ride last night, too) - very impressed with it, seems to keep my temperature just right.

shouldbworking

4,100 posts

121 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Still riding here. Kit is gradually shifting to winter attire. Overshoes for the first time ever today, numb toes are a thing of the past!

No records being set today though, hanging from circuit training yesterday and depressed having seen the plan for a TA weekend ahead. To give you a clue, sleep isnt on it.

donfisher

752 posts

75 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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It’s a good temperature at the moment shame it’s so dark.

Very keen to keep up the momentum through winter. Last year discouraging weather and being too festively refreshed too often meant weeks of tubing it in.

lepetitoeuf

6,529 posts

171 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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hurstg01 said:
For you guys who commute in and leave your bike in the office, where do you leave it?
Over the spare desk biggrin



donfisher said:
It’s a good temperature at the moment shame it’s so dark.
I beg to differ, I find this temp a PITA. You need something to keep the wind off now that there's a chill int the air, but I get too hot wearing even the thinnest windproof, breathable outer layer. I prefer it when it's either hot, or proper cold.

miln0039

2,012 posts

67 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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lepetitoeuf said:
I beg to differ, I find this temp a PITA. You need something to keep the wind off now that there's a chill int the air, but I get too hot wearing even the thinnest windproof, breathable outer layer. I prefer it when it's either hot, or proper cold.
This.