Yeah, seems crazy. It's about 12.5 miles (50 minutes) from home in Enfield to Waterloo Station, where I then catch a train to Wimbledon, to ensure I get into work by a certain time. After work, I ride all the way home from Wimbledon via Waterloo to Enfield which is roughly 20.5 miles. That takes about 1 hour 45 mins. But I'd rather do that than be on foot crammed into 3 trains/tubes for nearly 2 hours each way.
V12's are fine pedals. I think my mile and a half each way is quite sensible, 3hrs commuting each day. . . there must be some serious motivation there!
Either mad or motivated.
Cost of annual 4 zone season ticket kept going up to the point were I could no longer afford it on top of all the other bill rises. Also, was ill and had a bad back (see the Sciatica thread on here). At the same time, I was reunited with the old bike after many years. I felt that 2 hours a day each way, wedged into tubes trains standing at an awkward angle, was not value for money and precious time lost, particularly after the daily service delays. So once I'd got the bike road worthy again, I decided to save the money and use the time lost standing on trains, to cycle to work and get fit at the same instead. Now, if there are any days when I ever have to use public transport, I feel immensely frustrated and restless.
The V12s do a lot of spinning and have survived a couple of mishaps, but the only problem so far is a missing plastic dust cap off one of them. I'd buy those again, but may be in a more restrained colour.
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Wanted: 26.8mm Orange or Zoom seatpost and Onza RCR 160 Bar Ends (preferably both polished silver). Oh, and an end to 'The Struggle'.