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Commute General

Emergency lighting

It’s dark now when I get back to Didcot station, and it’s a mile and a half from the station to home. I rather foolishly lost my very expensive (but pretty old) Exposure Joystick front light on the train on Friday. I think it came off the folded Brompton when I threw it on the luggage […]

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Commute Running

New Game

I changed jobs in the new year, and that includes a whole new commute. I’m now working in Oxford, so I have to get the train (driving would be madness). That gives me two options for the journeys to and from the stations: bike or run. Each section of the run is around 1.5 miles […]

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Bikes Commute

Yes, I cycled

My preferred method of commuting is by bike. It’s been my preferred method of commuting for a long time now, and I suspect it will be for a long time to come. I enjoy the exercise, I get lots of beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and it’s just so much better than driving I can’t even […]

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Commute Running

Fast and slow

I had a busy running week last week. Both Clarkie and I ran the Pheonix 10k on Wednesday night. I did this race last year, on a distinctly different evening. This year it was hot and almost perfectly still. Sadly, with Clarkie running as well there were no photos (or there were, but they are […]

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Commute Running

Lazy run

I was feeling a little lazy this morning, so I told myself it was a perfect day for a dawdling run taking photos. What follows is a picture-heavy post! I ignored the first mile, that’s just houses and pavement and stuff. Yawn. This is the part it starts to get interesting.  Yup, the oil seed […]

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Bikes Commute Running

Winter boots

I know it’s not strictly speaking Winter yet, but it’s the time of year I start to prepare for the weather ahead. The wind picks up down here on the coast (well, 2 miles back up a hill), which makes the route I’m using for work rather unpleasant. It’s a pretty typical road, single carriageway, […]

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Bikes Commute

A good day’s riding

Last Friday was a good day for riding. Hot, hardly any wind, but that wasn’t why! On the way into work, I pulled up at the lights in Rottingdean as normal and someone else pulled up along side. I mostly ignore other people, but the guy commented on my bike. I’m riding my Long Haul […]

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Bikes Commute

Trails and tribulations

Rottingdean pond has frozen over completely, which looks quite nice. This shot was taken yesterday morning, as I cycled in. Note the ridge of snow on the road along the sides where the cars haven’t been. It wasn’t a problem in Rottingdean, but when I hit busier roads it started to be.  Today I thought […]

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Commute General

Kind of cold

It is unusually cold for December. Which sounds odd, but it doesn’t normally get really cold until around February. But we have snow! Normally if we get snow in December it’s about a centimetre, and it’s melted by 8am. Not so much today.  Those are our steps this morning. We’re staying put I think. There […]

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Commute House

Flushed

A couple of Saturday’s ago, we were heading off to a friend’s wedding up in Derbyshire. The morning was a bit of a rush, we’d slept in a bit, you know. And the toilet stopped flushing. Not ideal. Not by a long chalk. It made us slightly late. Not as late as the traffic on […]