Spokes(Wo)Man

Scared of traffic ? No bike infrastructure ? Too Far ? Helmet hair ?

 

Fuck it, ride anyway

I'm totes with HG on this one

Is there anything more despicable than being forced to take public transport after you start to commute by bike ? I felt like a modern day Mr Darcy at the Netherfield Ball, contemptuous of my surroundings and my fellow man, but at least he ended up getting in a bit of a jig with Lizzy, so he had that going for him.

 Mr. Darcy stood near them in silent indignation at such a mode of transport. He would much rather have been on his bike.

Mr. Darcy stood near them in silent indignation at such a mode of transport. He would much rather have been on his bike.

Dreadfully tired from my big day out on the bike, I slept heavily and later than usual and the journey in by bus and train was uneventful - if you exclude me asking hulking great schoolchildren to take their dirty feet off the seats. I was never going to bike yesterday as I had a boozy lunch scheduled, and I'm not keen on riding home unless I'm at my absolute sharpest.

But the train trip home last night ? Eugh. A hot and crowded platform, people who for some unfathomable reason WILL NOT STAND CLEAR OF OPENING DOORS TO LET PASSENGERS ALIGHT FFS, and then having made it through the carriage doors accompanied by the eldritch-like screech of the conductors whistle increasingly shrill and urgent, let's all passively stand around on the stairs creating a blockade and preventing other poor commuters getting on their train home. But, and this is the absolutely crucial part, nobody SAY anything to improve the situation. 

I absolutely despair for the future of the human race at times like these. I stood for several stops until a seat freed up, and then sat squashed the remainder of the journey.

That's more like it !