Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cold and...

It’s still very cold today but not as cold as some places. Rob went off to work on his bike this morning. I’m having the car so that I can take Olivier to his lift back to Poitiers. I’ll be on well used main roads, most roads are dry now with a bit of ice in quiet places where the sun doesn’t warm. Rob left this morning asking me to keep him informed setting off, arriving home etc…

When he set off he had on his shiny top, flashing red light and flashing front light, he was going to stay on the main roads as they are clear in that direction. The other day a car pulled up by him at the lights and the driver congratulated him on being so visible. Around nine thirty I sent him a message asking if he’d arrived safely (just so that he knows how annoying it is). Apparently, this morning a band of youngsters in a white car hit him on the head as they drove past. This was quite close to the 24/24 MacDonald’s so we must assume that they were still drunk from last night. Rob was a little shaken, but unharmed. He told me that one of his colleagues has broken some fingers. He went to help some people in a car that had skidded into some water and got his hand stuck. Nice start to the day… not.

6 comments:

caroline said...

France is the only place I enjoy riding on roads now, they are usually so friendly to cyclists.

Caroline xxxx

alan said...

Glad he's only shaken a bit...here we can't even get cars to share the road with each other, let alone anything smaller!

alan

Dru Marland said...

I've been enjoying riding my bike in the snow, though cars seem more reluctant than ever to make space for me... someone once threw an egg at me when I was riding my motorbike; it was a bit of a rude shock, as it was so unexpected.

Zed said...

I'm glad to hear that Rob was only shaken - what was he hit over the head with? If France is like Belgium (I think it is), helmets are not compulsory - was Rob wearing one?

I love cycling - but not in this weather - especially as one of my daughters has gone and lost my gloves :(

cassie-b said...

be safe. And I won't call you - I know how annoying that can be.

Cas

Anji said...

Caroline: Usually things go well. Rob had just left the cycle path that covers most of his journey to work.

Alan: Fortunately they wern't typical drivers.

Dru: My dad once had a cigarette end, thrown from a car, down the inside of his shirt.

Zoe: He doesn't know what hit him. Probably someone's hand. Helmets aren't compulsory yet so he doesn't wear one.

Cas: I appreciate that!