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Carlsberg don't do cycle-commutes...

psychlepsychle Posts: 83
edited April 2008 in Commuting chat
... but if they did...

2nd attempt at my new commute this morning, this time with the main cycle before I got on the train, including six miles along a rural canal towpath.

No roads, no buildings, no people. Just swans, ducks, deer, a heron pacing me as he glided over the glass-like water surface and on the far bank some white horses emerging through the mist-enshrouded foliage.

Ok, there was a slight headwind and the towpath surface is awful, but still, not too shabby. :D


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  • GEPCGEPC Posts: 123
    I wish there was a route into central London like that!
  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    GEPC wrote:
    I wish there was a route into central London like that!

    Yeah, if the Thames was straight, and didn't wobbly round like the local drunk, it would make the commute from Twickenham to town a lot easier.With less traffic, on a nice morning it would be magic...Though they'd have to sort it out that bikes going in go on one bank and those going out go on the other!! :)
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  • BelvBelv Posts: 866
    I had a day like that earlier in the week (minus the scenery), it put a smile on my face that wouldn't go away.
  • JameyJamey Posts: 2,152
    I think it must have been a combination of it being a Friday plus slightly nicer weather today as my commute in was decent too. Started out fast, flagged a little in the middle but then blitzed the last third.
  • psychle wrote:
    ... but if they did...

    2nd attempt at my new commute this morning, this time with the main cycle before I got on the train, including six miles along a rural canal towpath.

    No roads, no buildings, no people. Just swans, ducks, deer, a heron pacing me as he glided over the glass-like water surface and on the far bank some white horses emerging through the mist-enshrouded foliage.

    Ok, there was a slight headwind and the towpath surface is awful, but still, not too shabby. :D


    Sounds like cycle commuter's heaven to me.
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  • A - WA - W Posts: 253
    Where's the pics?

    :lol:
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  • Is it the Union Canal? I sometimes take the canal into Edinburgh from Almondell Country Park. It can be lovely, especailly heading out here to Livingston on a summer morning. Tonight its a lovely sunny summer (?) evening. If I finish early, maybe by 7pm, I'll take the canal back into Edinburgh. Fantastic.

    I used to drive one day a week, but now I enjoy the cycle (and sometimes the train) so much I haven't driven for weeks. Aren't we cyclists lucky? :D
  • psychlepsychle Posts: 83
    A - W wrote:
    Where's the pics?

    :lol:

    And I thought my poetic imagery would paint a vivid enough picture inside your head :P

    It's a section of the Forth & Clyde canal, West of the Falkirk Wheel which passes underneath the A80, about here...
    http://www.williemiller.co.uk/wp-content/forth-and-clyde-canal-near-kilsyth.jpg

    Coincidentally, traffic news this morning said the A80 was at a standstill because there was a dead deer on the cariageway :shock:


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  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    I cycle along this river:

    SWPeninsularProperties_Pendowr_Exterior.jpg

    Past this cathedral:

    Truro%20Cathedral-5-09-04.jpg

    and into this valley:

    Room_1_View_(valley_2).jpg

    and then back to this view at home:

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    which is nice.
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    They certainly haven't done any the last couple of days
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