It's a lovely day, the roads I knew were going to be even quieter because of some random sporting event or other happening this afternoon, which meant my pedal home would be done on fairly quiet roads as everyone was stuck in pubs watching said random sporting event.
So why oh why did I start listening to my inner wimp again? 0600hrs I got out of bed and started looking for my day clothes as I'd made an excuse to myself about it being late and I needed drive in.
Luckily I couldn't find my shoes, well I knew where they were but the noise of digging out the wardrobe to get them would have woken the house up, so I got my cycling kit on as I always have it ready to go and got on my bike. Let's hear it for an untidy wardrobe! Inner wimp beaten by random chance, if my shoes had have been handy I know I wouldn't have pedalled. Why? I enjoyed it once on my bike as always.
The pedal in as predicted was very quiet and uneventful, I even got 2 overtakes in, both blokes I hadn't seen before on MTBs. I absolutely flew by them. Indeed, it felt like a very quick pedal in.
Started: 23 Jun 2010 06:16:43
Ride Time: 35:30
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.87 miles
Average: 17.17 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 39.07 miles/hr
Climb: 98 feet
Ahh, that's why it felt quick, it was quick!
Yesterday's pedal was uneventful, interestingly, the bus that nearly killed me wasn't around yesterday and there was a different one parked up at the school. Not sure if it means anything though. If you haven't read the comments from yesterday I had this emailed to me from the bus company:
Good morning Mr Chapman
I hope you are well
Re : Stonehouse Lane incident 21.06.2010
Thank you for your email
We shall investigate this incident thoroughly and report back to you shortly.
Thank you again
Operations and Customer Service Officer
The Green Bus
t: 0845 234 2222
f: 0121 643 6230
p: The Green Transport Company Limited, 111 New Street, Birmingham B2 4EU
I love the fact he says he hopes I'm well, maybe he thinks I've had to run the gauntlet of his buses again!
I shall stay all over this and I've decided to give them 48 hours from the above mail to respond to me before I'm on his case again. This time by phone.
Stats from yesterday's ride home here:
Started: 22 Jun 2010 15:04:36
Ride Time: 45:18
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.72 miles
Average: 14.88 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 31.73 miles/hr
Climb: 466 feet