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Commuting to work by bike

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25 Sep
12:42pm, 25 Sep 2020
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Yorkshire Pie
I have commuted to work today :) Changing rules mean that it's likely to be the last bike commute of the year, so I'll have to find other excuses to buy new kit ;)
25 Sep
1:28pm, 25 Sep 2020
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Bazoaxe
Cycling is still allowed ? If you are now WFH, you can still cycle to work. I did that this morning :-)
25 Sep
1:36pm, 25 Sep 2020
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MazH
passes Baz the "t" meant to have instead of "w"
25 Sep
1:47pm, 25 Sep 2020
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Helegant
Hello. I've only just seen this thread.
Hybrid bike with lunch and work clothes in an Ortleib pannier bag.
I get changed in the toilet at work.
7.3 miles each way and always into a headwind going home.
I used a shorter route during lockdown but two 270 degree roundabouts with main A road traffic make it a bit of a challenge now.
Sweaty cycle gear goes into the pannier bag to brew during the day and I put it on again to battle home.
What I know about bikes would fill the back of a large stamp.
25 Sep
2:14pm, 25 Sep 2020
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MazH
Lots of knowledge here Helegant, and lots of similarly clueless (like me folk too)

also this thread fetcheveryone.com/forum/cycling-for-noobs-61379/
25 Sep
2:15pm, 25 Sep 2020
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Helegant
Oooh, thanks.
25 Sep
2:19pm, 25 Sep 2020
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Helegant
And I have a new bike. Can't commute with it yet as no pannier, but will spin the wheels tomorrow.
25 Sep
2:22pm, 25 Sep 2020
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MazH
oh we love new bike pics...!!

and old bike pics....!!

and bike kit....!

and tom Hardy pics, oh no wait, that's just me!
rhb
26 Sep
7:58pm, 26 Sep 2020
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rhb
"7.3 miles each way and always into a headwind going home"

I manage a headwind both ways most days. An easterly on the ride to work is always a westerly at hometime!

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About This Thread

Maintained by HappyG(rrr)
There is a nice thread about commuting to work by running, and there are loads of terrifying threads about bikes and cycling which are about carbon and grams of weight and lycra - not this one: how to dry your kit, how to carry/store your work clothes etc. and some bike specific stuff about best mudguards to minimize wet and dirt and maybe some stuff about cycle paths, safety, simple bike maintenance etc.

And if you declare yourself at the outset as:
A. Total bike head, train lots, do bike races/triathlons and the commute bit is just a way of getting extra miles in and is done at full bike training pace.
B. Bike for fitness (either with running as main sport or not) and like to do bike in lycra, at reasonable speed, certainly always shower necessary!

C. Bike is firstly a mode of transport, essential for the commute, sure a bit of fitness is good, but it's secondary. Safe, reliable and clean are the priorities.

:-) G

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