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A bit sick of cycling this evening. I hope it passes

Old 07-03-14, 12:48 PM
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A bit sick of cycling this evening. I hope it passes

Traffic, eh!

I'm getting a bit more trained to do this in 9 days time, a week after the Tour De France starts in northern UK.

Virgin Money Giving | Fundraising | Richard Atkinson's fundraising page

Now, this post isn't a request for sponsorship. There are other pages for that.

But, when I'm trying just to do miles and hills, and I get hit by 4 wing-mirrors, hooted at by 6 texting smoking children, and have to take to the ditches by people who can't steer to within 6 feet of their own side of the road....

It's enough to make you take to beer!

Anyhow, 120 kms and I triggered a 50 mph 'slow down' sign.

I think after this event I'm for the off road gang!
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Old 07-03-14, 02:12 PM
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I'm fortunate to have a training route with WIDE shoulders and while the traffic is heavy I'm rarely within three feet of a moving vehicle.
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Old 07-03-14, 05:58 PM
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See, I have this image of Great Britain where everyone rides their rod-braked roadster to work all week and, on the weekend, drives the Super 7 or Morgan to the airport to fly the Gypsy Moth. I gather that's changed.

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