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Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By GUMK

I’m working remotely until this whole thing blows...

I’m working remotely until this whole thing blows over, just completed my first week of ‘substitute commutes’ (in the back garden with a turbo trainer for the same time I would normally commute).
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Forum: Commuting
01-19-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,681
Posted By GUMK

A veteran cyclist once phrased it this way to me...

A veteran cyclist once phrased it this way to me “You can be in the right, and in the cemetery”

So yeah, if it’s safe(r) to move, do so, regardless of who’s ‘technically correct’.
Forum: Commuting
12-26-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,247
Posted By GUMK

Not knowingly. ’Better safe than dead’ my...

Not knowingly.

’Better safe than dead’ my old driving instructor used to say, it’s even more true when cycling.
Forum: Commuting
12-25-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By GUMK

Started cycle commuting full time in December...

Started cycle commuting full time in December 2018, after giving up on public transport being unreliable, and I’m loving it.

Tested commuting with an old MTB, made just about every mistake it’s...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By GUMK

I also wear prescription glasses, and the best...

I also wear prescription glasses, and the best thing that ever happened to me was getting a helmet with a detachable visor.

When those rain + headlights situations happen, I now just run my...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,801
Posted By GUMK

No punctures for the 5 months I've had Marathon...

No punctures for the 5 months I've had Marathon Plus (700x38) tyres on, then one yesterday (front), and another today (back) !!!

So 2 in 2,200 miles...or 2 in 46 miles (depending on your POV).
...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By GUMK

Quite agree. In addition, I used to get...

Quite agree.

In addition, I used to get stressed about connections for public transport and missing one by getting stuck at work.

Now I’m on my own timetable it’s not a bother...and a quicker...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 40,943
Posted By GUMK

Played both Blood Bowl and Gorkamorka, but much...

Played both Blood Bowl and Gorkamorka, but much preferred Necromunda.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,194
Posted By GUMK

As above, but with a yellow neon helmet with rear...

As above, but with a yellow neon helmet with rear blinky light and reflective strip along the length of my mudguards
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,506
Posted By GUMK

This morning was a perfect example of what...

This morning was a perfect example of what motivates me...multiple traffic jams due to collisions on the major routes into the city I work in. Local trains delayed due to signalling issues. Local...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,316
Posted By GUMK

​​​​​ I was in a very similar situation to the...

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I was in a very similar situation to the OP, gifted an old MTB to commute with. I gradually worked my way down to 1.5 slicks and now use that width on my latest commuter.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,367
Posted By GUMK

I have two approaches, one for family and...

I have two approaches, one for family and friends, another for those incredulous souls at work expressing amazement I ride 11 miles each way.

Family and Friends; I thank them for expressing their...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,835
Posted By GUMK

That moment when you go from cycling into a...

That moment when you go from cycling into a headwind, to a tailwind, match the wind speed and suddenly everything is eerily calm.

Saying hi to fellow cyclists and joggers.

Being able to use any...
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