Sunday 6 November 2011

Does it get any better?

You may have noticed that I've been a bit quiet recently. Not like me, I'm not known for being quiet as I am sure you've noticed!

So why the radio silence?

A couple of reasons really. The first, and most boring is that I am busy. Yes, contrary to what many people say about me on my YouTube videos I do actually have a life. That life which has a busy job, a wife and three young children in it, has been pretty demanding recently. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing. Mind you, as I write this my wife is battling to get our youngest to sleep, now she has contracted Hand, Foot and Mouth for the second time in 2 months. That isn't such a great thing.

However, the slightly less mundane reason I have been quiet is commute has been quiet. No, the roads haven't suddenly cleared of cars, far from it. It has been pretty busy on the roads recently. It's just that I am going through a magical period of stress free cycle commuting.


It's never perfect, but any incidents have been of a very minor, forget in 10 seconds nature.

So no, videos then?....not quite. In fact I think I have produced my best video to date. Ok, that's my opinion, but you can have a look and decide for yourself below. The only thing I'll say about the video is that it was filmed during one of my best commutes ever. One of those commutes where from start to finish you just can't stop grinning. You just feel at one with the bike and everything around you...including the traffic.

I got to work totally buzzing and wanting to keep cycling for another 100 miles.

I love driving. Not commute driving, that's never much fun in Glasgow, but I do love driving, especially on open country roads. However, driving has never made me feel the way I felt during this commute, and never will.

Enjoy! :-)


  1. Amen to that, I often think it's the cycle commuters dirty little secret - getting to work CAN be fun ;-)

    I do keep meaning to post up a clip of one of the bits of my commute that always makes me grin and I had a pretty much perfect run at it on last Friday. It only lasts about 30 seconds but is one part of my commute that doesn't always fall into place due to traffic or the lights half way through.

    It's a small downhill section that has a bus lane which means in ideal conditions I can absolutely blitz it :-D Just put grab a higher gear (52x13!), light the afterburners and bomb past a massive queue of cars and through the lights at the bottom, generally doing north of 30! If I'm really lucky I'll have some scooters or motorbikes to chase as their allowed in the bus lane on this stretch. I normally get stopped at the next set of lights by the station, after a little rise, with a MASSIVE grin on my face!

  2. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
    I'm gutted because I watched this on the one day that I had to take the car to work instead of cycling. I'm already starting to feel fat. ;)

  3. I love the country road section, including breather to look at the view! Great video!