prudential bike rides. not all that great really. too disruptive of buses and traffic.

2 Aug

london 4.44pm sunday 2015 25.5C sunny

a very sunny warm day today for the prudential bicycle ride. it is a really disruptive event, all the buses i normally take are affected and disrupted, not delayed but completely broken up, with them running both ends of the route with the central part taken out. i had to take the tube to go to paddington library. 

simon said he was cycling back and he too found his route blocked off by the cyclist routes. you would think being a cyclist he could ride with them, but no… i think they get a medal if they take part, because i saw some of them, walking their bikes across vauxhall bridge road, and they have medal slung on their necks.

when i first heard of this ride, i thought it is to make some roads traffic free and allow anyone to ride on it. but it is not like that at all. long queues for  motor cars. it must be real frustrating to motorists. it is frustrating for us bus travellers.

i wish they would hold the event in the velodrome, that was built specially for the olympics, and keep them there instead of letting them do it on the public roads. 

it is for racers, wearing their flourescent clothes and tight pants and racy helmets. haha. they look very colourful and sporty, but i think i would like it better if they all go and do it at the velodrome. the route is really very extensive and covers a wide area of greater london, esp the south. 

added 8.58pm i knew the motorists must be fuming at the delay. i dont like it myself, but at least i can get round by tube, even though it is really crowded with everyone being forced to use it as the buses are non existent today. here is a dailymail account of feedback from motorists.

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9 Responses to “prudential bike rides. not all that great really. too disruptive of buses and traffic.”

  1. Thumbup Sunday August 2, 2015 at 9:16 pm #

  2. alifesgayventure Sunday August 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    very nice gif. very different from an emoji. where did u get all these gifs… is there a website that shows it or what?

  3. Garfield Hug Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    Thumbup is always great with images!! I love it whenever I am left with an image that is animated 🙂

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

      i wonder where thumbup get these images. they are certainly better than the emojis. haha.

      • Garfield Hug Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

        🙂

      • Thumbup Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

        From

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        Go to google, type in google image, then type in whatever image you want.

      • Garfield Hug Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

        Thanks!!! You are 👍👍

      • alifesgayventure Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 5:52 am #

        thanks, though when i tried it , i dont get that kind of gif image u got. with the animated expression.

      • Thumbup Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

        Type in
        animated gif smiling cat
        I did and here’s the cat. Remember the word animated.

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