Reluctant to move

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bompington
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Reluctant to move

Postby bompington » Tue Nov 20, 2012 06:31 am

Normally it doesn't bother me, there's a grim inevitability about the cold, the dark and the rain & I just get on with it, but right now I'm just sitting dallying here when I should be on the road.
Just as well the way I commute is by leaving the car at work, cycling home then back to work in the morning. So I have no choice.

Right, now that's off my chest, I'm off to pull on my wet gear and head out :?

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Re: Reluctant to move

Postby gosport_commuter » Tue Nov 20, 2012 06:48 am

I share your deliberation! I got another 10 mins, then I HAVE to move!

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Re: Reluctant to move

Postby rubertoe » Tue Nov 20, 2012 08:09 am

Your not the only one, I poked my head out the door this morning and was so close to stripping off my gear and getting back in bed!

I hate these 5:45 get ups! roll on the 22nd december whan it starts to get light again!
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Re: Reluctant to move

Postby bompington » Tue Nov 20, 2012 08:24 am

Well, of course it's fine once you get out. Pretty mild for round here, wind was SE too, which means more or less perpendicular to my route, even a few bits with a tailwind. As well as a few with a headwind of course.

Shame about the pothole which has squared my back wheel a bit badly. One spoke is very loose and quite distinctly bent - mind boggles at how great the extent of deformation of the rim must have been as it hit, I'm amazed and impressed that the tyre didn't blow.
I'm no great expert on wheel truing but I'm a bit worried that'll be hard to straighten?

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Re: Reluctant to move

Postby Ride hard » Tue Nov 20, 2012 08:25 am

rubertoe wrote:Your not the only one, I poked my head out the door this morning and was so close to stripping off my gear and getting back in bed!

I hate these 5:45 get ups! roll on the 22nd december whan it starts to get light again!


Thanks for the reminder! You have really started my day off on a positive note as I didn't realise my pain will be over so soon.

I'm finding it hard too. I think my non-descript journey into work is partly to blame. I hardly see any cars, people or other cyclists as they're all traveling in the opposite direction. When I was living in South West Londinium it was very different as it was a joy to join the throng of the daily peloton that is £20 million of blue paint (aka CS7.)
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Reporter: "Yes. Prediction"
Clubber Lang: "....Pain!!!"


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