I could just copy and paste my morning ride here. Same old story, cool, windy and grey. The winter riding acclimatised me perfectly for this sluggish summer as I had a gilet, thin long sleeve over a merino base layer. It didn’t feel cold as I rode on the crosser, put my head down and averaged 24km/hr. I’m trying to get faster by going faster…

Work was non-stop after being away at the beginning of the week. I took a call from the garage. It wasn’t good news but it wasn’t the worst case scenario either. The head gasket has blown due to a frozen thermostat and needs replacing. All up it will cost £1200 including a full service, new spark plugs and whatever else it needs. It’s going to take a couple of days as it’s an imported petrol model so parts can take a while to source. So the other bit of not so bad news is that I will be riding my bike to work for the rest of the week.

Eventually I headed out into the drab, drizzly gloom later than planned. I took the short route anticipating heavier rain but the fine drizzle kept me company in the mild evening and the wind was at my back to ease my passage from a tired grind to a steady spin home on the busy road.

About biking2work

Sometimes bad tempered Dad to 2 sons who break things. Use the 2 wheels to get from A to B when I can
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2 Responses to #45

  1. capejohn says:

    I have been retired for a few years and the only thing I miss about working is the bike commute to the office. It was the two best parts of my day.

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