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Post Holiday Blues

dragonontheedgedragonontheedge Posts: 496
edited September 2011 in Commuting chat
Sigh !

I resumed commuting this morning by bike having returned from a two week cycling holiday in Spain.

What a contrast. I have gone from 40c + temperatures and no traffic whatsoever with roads as smooth as a babies bum to temperatures in the teens, the usual shite roads and congestion.

What with the post holiday blues I am feeling sorry for myself. I need a hug !

Ho hum, life goes on.
Hey, maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!

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  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    "Temperature in the teens" - lucky you, I would cut my right arm off for temperatures like that. "sh1t3 roads" - well, I would berat up my old grandmother with a rolling pin to get roads as good as that.

    You sir, are just ungrateful!!
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,291 Lives Here
    Dragon, I feel your pain. I wasn't cycling but have recently got back from 2 glorious weeks in the Tuscan hills. Now back to reality, I've got to pay for it, the EPO's been laid off, lots of things need to be done around the house. I need my afternoon nap by the pool about now.
    Wallace, however right you may be. I'm not listening.
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Me too...... I actually had that little mental conversation this morning "What if I just handed in the office keys and walked away - how long could I live in the tropics on the proceeds of selling my worldly posessions?"

    Sigh.
    FCN 5 belt driven fixie for city bits
    CAADX 105 beastie for bumpy bits
    Litespeed L3 for Strava bits

    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,567
    edited August 2011
    It is bad. I've been to both Italy and France this summer for some riding, and it's just not the same in London. My motivation to get out and ride is really lacking right now, it just doesn't seem enjoyable to be on bad roads, with awful traffic going along what are pretty dull routes.
  • clarkey catclarkey cat Posts: 3,641
    Cycle heaven!


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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,036 Lives Here
    I got the post-holiday blues quite baldy this time.

    Only thing that kept me going was that I was going on another in October....

    Not sure how I'll cope coming back to a cold October UK with no warm weather prospect for 6 months.
  • HamishDHamishD Posts: 538
    I've got pre-holiday blues.

    I'm planning our honeymoon and alternately looking out of the window at a grey W London industrial estate and at Google images of Koh Samui . . .

    Making me rather depressed/quite excited at the same time.
  • clarkey catclarkey cat Posts: 3,641
    I'm off on honeymoon in 4 weeks!
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,421
    I've hardly been out on the bike at all this year. Haven't really been on holiday either :cry:
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  • nichnich Posts: 888
    I'm on holiday this week 8)
  • kieranbkieranb Posts: 1,674
    yep, just back from 2 weeks in Croatia, went from 37C to this. The last week was on the island of Losinj, swimming in the Adriatic, morning, noon and evening!
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,035
    Haha I too have been to Croatia last month this month I'm in Florida and boy is it hot here, when I get back I'm off to cornwall for a long week then NY and SF for work.

    Hating every minute ;-)
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    itboffin wrote:
    Haha I too have been to Croatia last month this month I'm in Florida and boy is it hot here, when I get back I'm off to cornwall for a long week then NY and SF for work.

    Hating every minute ;-)

    When did you start working in the public sector?
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  • pst88pst88 Posts: 621
    There is one way to avoid the post holiday blues... don't go on holiday.
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  • medoramasmedoramas Posts: 202
    pst88 wrote:
    There is one way to avoid the post holiday blues... don't go on holiday.

    That's the answer! :D I didn't go and I must say I was quite happy to get on my bike at 5 am after the long weekend (UK). I didn't do any riding during these days, also my route is totally opposite to all those big city traffic struggles: quiet, scenic roads and double rainbows all the way! Woooow! ;)
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,035
    Up at 6am this morning, three large cups of fresh Monmouth coffee and out on the road. What's not to like about that?

    Some fettling now and then perhaps a BBQ oh and maybe a beer or 2 :roll:
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Whereas I'm washing away the taste of the islands with rum and ginger beer - after going for a little ride and a pint of Stella with Gtvlusso.

    Bermuda it ain't though.....Oh well...
    FCN 5 belt driven fixie for city bits
    CAADX 105 beastie for bumpy bits
    Litespeed L3 for Strava bits

    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
  • LibraioLibraio Posts: 181
    I'm not looking forward to this 'Post Holiday Blues'. Fortunatly it is three weeks before I have to combat it :D . Of to Greece on Monday and I'll be visiting you lot in two weeks time. Any good looting planned for the third week of September? :wink:
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  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Libraio wrote:
    I'm not looking forward to this 'Post Holiday Blues'. Fortunatly it is three weeks before I have to combat it :D . Of to Greece on Monday and I'll be visiting you lot in two weeks time. Any good looting planned for the third week of September? :wink:

    London?
    FCN 5 belt driven fixie for city bits
    CAADX 105 beastie for bumpy bits
    Litespeed L3 for Strava bits

    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
  • LibraioLibraio Posts: 181
    Yup, spending a couple of days visiting museums and doing a bit of shopping.
    The Commuter: 2009 Trek District
    The John Deere: 2011 Van Dessel WTF
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