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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How was your journey home from work?



My journey home from work is normally a bit of a cross-town slog on the bike, with lots of people and traffic. But today, I discovered the Grand Union Canal, which took me very pleasantly indeed from Acton to Camden Lock, which you can see here. The 7-ish miles took just less than 25 minutes, and that included slowing down for people time. It was brilliant.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 8

Comments on "How was your journey home from work?"

 

Blogger Carlos said ... (02:08) : 

Curious...How do you commute to/from work in poor weather?

 

OpenID mostlyjakarta.com said ... (05:51) : 

If you have good traffic and unpolluted air in your city, then you can ride your bike to work safely and quite pleasantly.

 

Blogger Ham said ... (07:24) : 

In bad weather? That'll be on my bike. I'm fortunate in that the places I work all have showers, and I have stashes of clothes. Doesn't matter really, whatever the weather it is easier and faster on a bike. You can't get wetter than wet.

And mostlyjakarta, even if you have dreadful traffic and polluted streets, there's still a lot to be said for being on a bike, as opposed to being confined in a train or car.

 

Blogger Nic said ... (08:53) : 

Ah, I remember that bridge over Camden Lock...back to my Uni days and living (and cycling) in Camden.

 

OpenID londiniumcabbie said ... (14:03) : 

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Blogger cara said ... (01:26) : 

I can't believe it. 25 minutes?

All those hours of my life I can't get back...

 

Blogger Martin Singleton said ... (09:16) : 

Nice bike, looks like a disc brake on front, prefer to ride a bike with mudguards in wet, especially when the farmers have been muck-spreading around here!

 

Blogger Ham said ... (09:59) : 

Martin, it's the On-One Pometamine Versa, my treat to myself (courtesy of the bike scheme) for my cross town commute. Steel frame, drop bars, disc brakes, Alfine 8 geared hub and I do have removable mudguards for it, too. Fast, comfortable, makes me smile. Only real fault I have found so far is a lot of toe overlap, but I can live with that.

 

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