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atticaattica Posts: 2,362
edited January 2009 in Commuting chat
I got promoted today, yay me.

Only trouble is I need to be "integrated" into my new team, which will mean 3 days a week in Birmingham for the next 6 months.
I'm either going to have to
1 get the train and a Brompton
2 drive it (at 40p/mile it is tempting despite the eco downside)
3 get a flat/room in Brum, drive up on a Wed, cycle commute for three days and drive home on Friday night.

Whatever happens I'm going to miss out on my usual commute, might find some more scalps in Brum though bwhahaha!
"Impressive break"

"Thanks...

...I can taste blood"

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  • Congratulations - rare to hear some good news on the job front at the moment so a welcome treat.

    As for the choices, decisions decisions....
    Pain is only weakness leaving the body
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    Attica wrote:
    I got promoted today, yay me.

    Only trouble is I need to be "integrated" into my new team, which will mean 3 days a week in Birmingham for the next 6 months.
    I'm either going to have to
    1 get the train and a Brompton
    2 drive it (at 40p/mile it is tempting despite the eco downside)
    3 get a flat/room in Brum, drive up on a Wed, cycle commute for three days and drive home on Friday night.

    Whatever happens I'm going to miss out on my usual commute, might find some more scalps in Brum though bwhahaha!

    Promoted to what? chief tea boy :twisted:
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  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    Yep, I've got to learn how to make coffee now as well :D
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Good news mate. Well done.

    If you've been promoted, nothing can stop you buying a new steed. A Seven maybe? :D
    FCN 2-4.

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    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    I would be interested to hear tales from "Attica on a Brompton"

    Would you then start wearing a suit to commute in? :wink:
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    Congrats fella! Pity about Brum though!
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  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    cjcp wrote:
    A Seven maybe? :D

    Thanks All

    Merry Christmas too

    @CJCP, a Seven? Was ist das?
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,599
    Where in Birmingham will it be? I look forward to taking your scalp on a daily basis.
  • congrats Attica good work

    you forgot option 4...

    leave house at 4am cycle 103 miles to Birmingham for 9am work till 5pm jump back on bike and cycle 103mile back again home in bed for 10pm :) I dont see the issue!!!
    FCN 8 mainly
    FCN 4 sometimes
  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    You're right Gert, I really should MTFU
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Attica wrote:
    cjcp wrote:
    A Seven maybe? :D

    Thanks All

    Merry Christmas too

    @CJCP, a Seven? Was ist das?

    :shock:

    Stone him!!!! :wink:

    http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/app/web/Sub ... ?BrandID=8
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • ... I hadn't heard of sevencyles either,....but just googled them :oops:
    FCN 8 mainly
    FCN 4 sometimes
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Heathen. :)
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    BROMPTON BROMPTON BROMPTON


    :lol:
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Look out. Here come the revolutionaries.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    Hmm, is there such a thing as a fixie Brompton?

    If not, why not?
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
  • Attica wrote:
    Hmm, is there such a thing as a fixie Brompton?

    If not, why not?
    Apparently so.......

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlepixel/2173983253/
    FCN 8 mainly
    FCN 4 sometimes
  • iain_jiain_j Posts: 1,941
    Congrats on the job Attica :D
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    Congrats on the job. Guess thet means the Yokel beat the Local?
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    whyamihere wrote:
    Where in Birmingham will it be? I look forward to taking your scalp on a daily basis.

    I've been meaning to reply to this for ages, had to hunt back to page 6 to find it, goes to show how healthy the forum is.

    The office is at Great Charles Street here Had an interesting chat with a colleague who says that the last 7 miles can take up to an hour to cover. Any suggestions as to where I can leave the car near the M5 to then jump on my bike and beat the jams?

    Cheers in advance Atts
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    Try here to leave the car :lol: There has to be somewhere between the M5 and the office you can leave the car. There is a scheme/website where people rent their driveway out in places where parking is at a premium such as close to football stadii.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    Ha bl00dy ha :D

    Thanks RV, that's a full 200yards in the car!

    I'll try googling for the driveway scheme though, cheers
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
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