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Forum: Commuting 09-16-09, 03:26 AM
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Posted By blxm
8 degrees C and slightly damp and had to stop...

8 degrees C and slightly damp and had to stop near the horses to remove a layer.

Failed at an attempted scalping but still broke the 30 minute barrier.

Locking my bike into the rack at work...
Forum: Commuting 09-15-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,000
Posted By blxm
There's five of us (out of 500) who regularly...

There's five of us (out of 500) who regularly cycle. Funnily enough there was a sixth guy today - soccer shorts, padded jacket, big rucksack, saddle too low, spoke reflectors, helmet on the back of...
Forum: Commuting 09-15-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,108
Posted By blxm
Whit!? Bunch of arse. Given that there are...

Whit!?

Bunch of arse. Given that there are something like 2 million untaxed motor vehicles on UK roads are the cops really going to hunt us down and pull me over on my bike because I haven't paid...
Forum: Commuting 09-15-09, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Awesome. 10 deg C, low sun rising. Felt like...

Awesome.
10 deg C, low sun rising.
Felt like *my* ride today.
Forum: Commuting 09-07-09, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Fabulous - spent time yesterday degreasing,...

Fabulous - spent time yesterday degreasing, cleaning and lubing all the bits that have become squeaky due to the recent apalling rainfall we have had here in the last two weeks.

Also cleaned up...
Forum: Commuting 09-03-09, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By blxm
I ride 12 miles and a lot of that is over heavily...

I ride 12 miles and a lot of that is over heavily rutted farm track with two sets of steps thrown in for good measure. I use the black Altura Night Vision and they have never come off my cheap rack...
Forum: Commuting 09-03-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Really, truly, horribly north of Scotland wet and...

Really, truly, horribly north of Scotland wet and as I was leaving the house, my 4 year old looked at me earnestly saying "Dad, take the car". I feel the need to instill in him the sense that you can...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-25-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By blxm
Suddenly my bike doesn't fit me

Hope someone can help me diagnose this.

Over the last six months I have replaced my flat handlebars with risers and moved the saddle up and down and up again. I now find myself constantly pushing...
Forum: Commuting 08-13-09, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Caught up with an older guy whose style I liked -...

Caught up with an older guy whose style I liked - hi vis vest/ panniers/ mudguards/ spds - same as me.
Drafted him for 1/4 mile and found myself going too fast so overtook him shouting "mornin!". He...
Forum: Commuting 08-11-09, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Met a guy pushing his bike on the path near the...

Met a guy pushing his bike on the path near the airport. Looked like he was carrying a pedal. I slowed and asked him if he need an Allen key. Because it's Aberdeen, he says "Naw, min, 'at bolts...
Forum: Commuting 07-31-09, 04:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,681
Posted By blxm
The guy who takes part of my route and rides in...

The guy who takes part of my route and rides in too high a gear, 4 inches from the kerb looking down at his front wheel.

He annoys me because he is oblivious and disrespectful to the surrounding...
Forum: Commuting 07-29-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By blxm
My commute is similar (except I have running...

My commute is similar (except I have running water) - 2 miles of gravelly, muddy, potholed farm track then 5 miles on the road.

I use a rigid aluminium mtb with Specialized Nimbus 1.5 tyres. Can...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,206
Posted By blxm
In this part of the world the weather is usually...

In this part of the world the weather is usually bad - wet/cold/windy and 1/3 of the 7 mile trip is thru a muddy farm to get to work so wearing my "office" clothes isnt an option.

The more i...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-09, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By blxm
Must-have accessory?

Call me overly cautious but I cant help thinking that a gadget made up of components from a Kenyan junk yard might just catch fire whilst in your pocket.
...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-09, 03:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,714
Posted By blxm
Here in the UK, we have a near obsessive interest...

Here in the UK, we have a near obsessive interest in the weather and there's an update on tv and radio every ten minutes. When I started commuting, I paid really close attention to the weather...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-09, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Heavy drizzle so my new SKS muguards got a good...

Heavy drizzle so my new SKS muguards got a good workout. Fantastic.
Dude in a VW Golf accelerated fast past me at the lights then pulled in fast. It's a wide road so I threw my hand up in the air...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-09, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Fabulous There is a transport company near...

Fabulous
There is a transport company near where I work and their HGV drivers are notoriously aggressive.
This morning though, one of them stayed behind me at 12 mph for half a mile shielding me...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-09, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14,530
Views: 8,769,123
Posted By blxm
Taken this morning

Stopped halfway to work to take a snap of my 12 year old Rockhopper.

The mudguards are the latest addition and I'm amazed at the difference it makes. From where I am standing I am about ankle...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-09, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Daft

Picture this:
Cars parked all down the opposite side of the road.
A 20 mph speed limit.
Speed cushions all down my side.

So I am making good progress at about 20 in a hi vis t shirt and Peugeot...
Forum: Commuting 06-19-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By blxm
On Tuesday this week I didnt go to the bathroom...

On Tuesday this week I didnt go to the bathroom before leaving work. *Had to* stop and pee while on the dirt track that passes thru the farm.
So I am relieving myself onto a barbed wire fence,...
Forum: Commuting 06-16-09, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 197,319
Posted By blxm
Not so good. A beautiful morning 12deg C and I...

Not so good. A beautiful morning 12deg C and I was full of energy so gunned it down the dirt path to get my morning adrenalin fix.

Took the steps a bit fast and pannier detached itself from the...
Forum: Commuting 05-05-09, 04:37 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 708,798
Posted By blxm
Nice, cool morning and I'm feeling much stronger...

Nice, cool morning and I'm feeling much stronger and fitter since I got my bike out of hibernation. The new MUP is improving with time so getting faster daily. Realised that 25mph down the farm track...
Forum: Commuting 05-04-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By blxm
Cyclocross bike worth it?

I've been commuting for a few weeks now and loving it for all the right reasons.
We are moving office soon and my daily route will be 3.5 miles rough farm track plus 3.5 miles road.

At the...
Forum: Commuting 04-29-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,660
Posted By blxm
I have a Specialized Mountain Man with a velcro...

I have a Specialized Mountain Man with a velcro attached visor. It is quite low so I probalby do crane my neck quite a lot in good conditions...but this is Scotland and it rains a lot. The visor does...
Forum: Commuting 04-29-09, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 708,798
Posted By blxm
Excellent. Found out that the local Transport...

Excellent. Found out that the local Transport Management Organisation (TMO) which iwas set up to encourage intelligent commuting had arranged for some free bike fixing/ checking at the Marriott car...
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