Some things never change

EKE_38BPM
EKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
edited February 2017 in Commuting chat
But some things change quite a lot.
Since I was a regular on this forum I've got married, had a kid, started training for a new career and I'm moving out of London.

Still riding a Kaffenback though.
FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!

Comments

  • bigmat
    bigmat Posts: 5,134
    Congratulations! Apart from the London bit, that depends where you're going ;)
  • gabriel959
    gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Congratulations on all of it, especially the wedding and kid bit :-) Where are you moving to?
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  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,303
    Good to hear from you. Many congratulations, pleased to hear it. As others have said, where are you off to?
  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    Still a Gooner though. Decent bloke apart from that.

    Oh yeah, and congrats :lol: 8)
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,052
    pah! lies all of it, he's been inside and we all know it ...
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck 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.
  • Ian.B
    Ian.B Posts: 732
    Hi, congratulations and glad things are going well for you!
  • EKE_38BPM
    EKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    edited February 2017
    No, I was not inside!
    I did have to go to court though. Road rage. Some nutter decked me and ran over my bike (destroying the Kaffenback). I got my bike replaced (and a cheeky upgrade to TRP HYRDs) but nothing else. Maybe I should change my surname to Vine?

    I'm moving to Letchworth Garden City in a few weeks. It's going to be weird not living in London, but I'll still be mostly working there so I'll still get my fix of pollution.

    I need to pass three exams for my new career and I passed the second one today so I'm a happy chappy. Time for a pint or two, methinks.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    I don't believe that. The car would have come off worse than the Kaffenback
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  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Congrats. Moving out of London was the best thing I ever did...
  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,439
    dhope wrote:
    I don't believe that. The car would have come off worse than the Kaffenback

    That's how they caught the guy :lol:
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  • Congrats. Moving out of London was the best thing I ever did...

    But did you move to letchworth? :wink:

    Moving out of London is a good thing, but if you then have to commute in every day... then not so good after all
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  • EKE_38BPM
    EKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    Congrats. Moving out of London was the best thing I ever did...

    But did you move to letchworth? :wink:

    Moving out of London is a good thing, but if you then have to commute in every day... then not so good after all
    The London commute is a temporary measure.
    I plan to do less schools and more SUDs (the lorry driver stuff) which takes me all over the place in the short to medium term, do local schools in the medium term (even though the pay is shockingly low) and in the medium to long term I'll be doing the new stuff which is local and pays significantly more.

    Did anyone see the news on Saturday morning? There was a representative of the Road Haulage Association talking about the current spike in cycling deaths and he mentioned the SUD (Safer Urban Driving) courses that I do. There is talk of a similar course being rolled out to bus and taxi drivers too. Lets hope, eh?
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • Congratulation and welcome back! Good luck with the exams :)
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,052
    whilst i think about it I'm pretty sure it's EKE round
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck 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.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,303
    itboffin wrote:
    whilst i think about it I'm pretty sure it's EKE round
    I think you're right, but then it's yours. :-)
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,052
    well if he mans up i will
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck 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.
  • EKE_38BPM
    EKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    itboffin wrote:
    well if he mans up i will
    When I move, come to Letchworth for dinner of my homebrew. I call it Sweaty Bib Shorts. It's quite tangy.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    Kaffenbacks are bomb proof; Moving out of the big smoke is the best thing i ever did too. I see 0 Cars for the first 7 miles of my commute, with only ducks, cows, sheep, geese and pheasants for company.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,303
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    When I move, come to Letchworth for dinner of my homebrew. I call it Sweaty Bib Shorts. It's quite tangy.
    Is that your way of telling us you don't want us to come and visit?