Monday, 31 August 2009

Monday 31/08

Last day of August,but the good weather is holding out. Lovely ride in this morning despite the continuing nuisance of the tram route construction.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Friday 28/08

Probably the most enjoyable journey type this morning. Pleasant chat and traffic free ride with my neighbour (who picks me up from literally my front gate) to Levallois, followed by brisk walk over the Pont de Levallois and into Bois Colombes.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Thursday 27/08

Public transport today as I need to conserve some energy for a tennis match this evening. The trains are still half empty, but all the commuting Parisians will be back next week.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Wednesday 26/08

Cooler today, but still a lovely morning for a ride in.

A word about the construction work in progress to build the T3 tram route around Paris

While this may (or may not) be a good idea, the work is being carried out with no regard whatsoever for the urban cyclist. Minimal or incorrect roadsigns, cycle lanes which are no longer accessible or usable, cycle tracks which end in a set of stairs ! ridiculous diverted routes..these are just some of the nuisances we have to put up with for the tram rider of tomorrow.

And finally an article from the Parisian which dispels some of the myths about cycling and safety.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Tuesday 25/08

just about beat the rain yesterday evening, but was not brave enough to take my chances with the weather this morning. First day back on public transport less depressing than usual as many Parisians are still away. Hope to be back on the bike tomorrow and the rest of the week.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Monday 24/08

Yes, dear readers, I'm back.

Can't commute when you're not working so this blog has been on hold for the past 4 weeks.
Had a pleasant ride in this morning on the still empty roads of greater Paris. Hoping to avoid the storms which are forecast for this afternoon. Pleased to report that both the bike and the body are functioning well.