Category Archives: Commuting

The Return of Dave and Bob

I didn’t dare check the date of my last post – but I know it was quite a while ago.  Unfortunately life intervened with a combination of separation, divorce and ill-health (not unrelated to the previous two items). The result … Continue reading

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Are you one of those paralympians?

As Bob and I were returning home from work on Friday we paused to let two women over the zebra crossing at the junction of Benwell Road and Drayton Park. “Cool bike” said one as they crossed over.  Just as … Continue reading

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The commute goes on and I discover how to avoid the junction at Archway

I may not be reporting back the week after my last post as I intended, but I’m happy to report that I did stick to my plan and covered 50 miles commuting, and the following week did somewhat better when … Continue reading

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So how’s the commuting going?

It’s a little while since my last post, not because I’ve not been riding but rather because there’s only so much that can be said about the same commuting journey. Taken overall however I do feel more confident on Bob … Continue reading

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The Return of Dave and Bob – Thursday 14th June, 2012

This was the big one that I’d be somewhat dreading more than the journey to work – the journey back. Barnet is one of the higher points in London so there’s a lot more uphill on the way back than … Continue reading

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Our first commuting run from Barnet to Soho – Wednesday 13th, 2012

At last, the day arrived where I felt I’d got sufficient practice, competence and confidence on Bob to do my first commute in. Inevitably there was the little voice in the back of my head suggesting I give it a … Continue reading

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Saturday 2nd June – trying the commuting run

The plan for today had been to head out to Knebworth on the train and follow a route which would take me around Stevenage. Luckily I didn’t try this, for reasons which will become apparent. What happened instead is that … Continue reading

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