Monday, 18 May 2009

Monday 18/05

Cycled in on a cool but bright morning, despite being somewhat below par physically due to an unwelcome bout of sciatica. Funnily enough, cycling is a good deal easier than public transport as body weight is supported.

THe forecast is good for the next few days, but will have to listen to what my GP has to say about the situation..

Friday, 15 May 2009

Friday 15/05

It has been a bit of a bleak week all round in commuting terms. showers and storms have ruled out the road bike as a realistic possibility and the overground train services out of St. Lazare have been running as usual, i.e. badly.

For some variation, I have been experimenting with a novel route which, after just 2 days, I have now perfected.

I can get a lift to Porte de Champeret (I would never drive in that kind of traffic myself other than in an emergency). From there, it is now possible to cross Levallois by VĂ©lib, which I did this morning. ONce at the Levallois side of the bridge it is only around a 20 minute walk to the office.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Monday 11/05

Was contemplating cycling in this morning...until I looked out of a window.
LIght rain, with showers promised in the forecast over the next few days.
I may try cycling anyway tomorrow (with waterproofs) as I do not intend to commute in for a full week on the public transport network.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Wednesday 06/05

Back on public transport (which was plagued by shortened trains, delays and cancelled trains) this morning following 2 days on the bike.

Yesterday was an interesting one..there was some kind of gas leak which prevented any vehicles or even pedestrians from moving eastwards towards la Villete/Pantin.

Took a good 20 minutes to negotiate an alternative route