All that running dug me out of a hole today ! Kryptonite no problem !

All that running dug me out of a hole today. Would you believe it locked my bike at work and couldn't ride it home Tuesday because it would not unlock !! Won't bore you with all the details but must have been something wrong with the D Lock mechanism. After work today a Nice lady Community support Officer helped me with bolt cutters to cut the cable which secured my bike to post and D Lock.

So how to get to work. I work part time cleaning at Co-Op about 3K away. As an aside being a "Mr Mop" swinging that mop really works the upper body !. Best job I've ever had (beats accountancy) and get a cup of tea, sometimes 2, from the lovely ladies at the Co-Op. Some good banter too !

So anyway back on track I decided to run to work ! I had done my usual 30 minutes run yesterday. So I got there in about half hour doing roughly 5 minute alternating running and walking. Beat the best Bus I could get which meant I would have to set out 15 minutes earlier at 5:45 and hang around at least 10 minutes to start work.

So there's a tip for you ditch the bus ! Become a "MR" or "MRS" mop and get fit into the bargain ! And "chew the fat" with the lovely Ladies at the Co-Op.

Now I've got to sue "Kryptonite" the manufacturers of the D' Lock that ruined 2 days of my life ! Kryptonite may have floored Superman but not me and the lovely ladies of the West Midlands Police !

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  • Wahay! Great stuff. Doing C25k takes you places! I now RUN errands and don't take the bus, and leave the car at home, these days thanks to the fabbo programme.

    Glad you got your bike sorted!

  • Thanks for that !. Did consider regularly running to and from work but then thought of hazards and traffic etc. Like my run round the lake and starting to think about my technique etc. By the way when cutting the cable was gathering an audience. Was gong to put a hat round for a collection ! After all I wasn't going to entertain them for free !

  • Sounds like a good plan for everyday! Why bike it if you can run!

  • Thanks for that !. Did consider regularly running to and from work but then thought of hazards and traffic etc. Like my run round the lake and starting to think about my technique etc. By the way when cutting the cable was gathering an audience. Was gong to put a hat round for a collection ! After all I wasn't going to entertain them for free !

  • I think running is safer than cycling. I keep off the roads at all costs!

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