January commuter by judithg

January commuter

There's something particularly unpleasant about cycling in the snow and there weren't many people smiling about it. Although I dragged myself out of bed and walked into town in time for the worst/best of the snow it didn't amount to much. Not the best thing to do if you've got shingles - my advice is stay in bed with a nice cup of tea and browse some lovely 365 photos instead!
You paid the price for this photo! I love how you can see the blowing snow, the motion of the bike and the muted color that makes it look cold. I'm so sorry you have shingles!! I had them once, and you are right... stay in bed and I hope you feel better soon.
January 13th, 2017  
A classic Cambridge shot Judith, love the black top & bottom too, I had forgotten that was a style of yours. Where is that woman's bobble hat? Cold head & cold hands! The red mail boxes are a nice touch too!
January 13th, 2017  
@happypat the folly of youth Pat!
January 13th, 2017  
Excellent shot, composition
January 13th, 2017  
Get well very soon! A wet and very slippery school run. Littlest needed to borrow school clothes after he fell head first into slush!
January 13th, 2017  
Fabulous shot, but hope you haven't made things worse for you, get well soon. Fav
January 13th, 2017  
She looks so determined! So sorry to hear about the shingles.
January 13th, 2017  
You captured the chill and effort wonderfully
January 13th, 2017  
That does look bitterly cold! Shingles is not good, h ope you are feeling better soon.
January 13th, 2017  
Great shot but ooh shingles.
January 13th, 2017  
Fantastic photo - love how the commuters are braving the snowy weather.
January 13th, 2017  
This shot is superb!!! I just love this!! Made going out with your ailment worth it...unless it horribly worsened your condition. Hope you've decided to take your advice and stay in bed with some tea...
January 13th, 2017  
that takes commitment! great photo
January 13th, 2017  
Super capture, love it!
January 13th, 2017  
Looks like she's battling the wind too! Well done you for getting out. I just went as far as the back garden. Did have a lie in though.
January 13th, 2017  
looks fabulous judith, almost timeless , centrally very retro
January 13th, 2017  
Ooh yes yuck. Hope you're starting to feel a bit better?
January 14th, 2017  
Looks like you're having similar weather to ours. I hate cycling in this kind of weather.
January 14th, 2017  
I very much like this shot Judith, you've captured the misery of cycling in bad weather. I notice she still has the obligatory earphones in, this always amazes me it must be a distraction and unsafe.
January 14th, 2017  
A wonderful capture..glad you made it out to take this.
January 14th, 2017  
Nice shot. It always amazes me to see people on bicycles in the snow
January 14th, 2017  
@judithg @happypat does that confirm my old age? Never without hat, sxarf amd gloves....
January 15th, 2017  
@newbank oh definitely Ruth, in my opinion the youth of today has no sense of cold weather wrapping up! Us sensible ones remember the old days, scratching the ice off the inside of the bedroom window! I wouldn't put you in that category though, far too young to know about all that! Oh & paraffin heaters, the lovel niff of paraffin as you walk in the door! It's a wonder we didn't all die of fumes or fire!
January 15th, 2017  
You are far too young too Judith!
January 15th, 2017  
That photo looks so so cold
January 15th, 2017  
@gamelee The city is full of cyclists and a war rages between cars that don't look where they are going and cyclists that don't have lights/helmets/visible clothing/any regard for traffic signals etc etc. Most people drive and cycle and so can fulfil both roles!! Head phone wearing is generally not the most common offence however.
January 15th, 2017  
@happypat @newbank my sister was born in January 1963 when the big freeze was in full swing. We had no central heating or double glazing and as far as I remember the only heating was coal fires in the kitchen and living room - though I suppose they may have had a bar fire in the bedroom. My mum and dad must have been constantly bringing in coal. I remember my mum's delight when the central heating went in in about 1968 though we probably weren't allowed to have it on very much! When our old lodger came to visit he was saying that in the mid 50's there was a coal shortage and his gas fire was the only heating in the house - he would come home and find the family all sitting in his bedroom (which was actually the dining room) - the next door neighbour's only heating was a paraffin heater in granny's bedroom and they said it was a wonder the fumes didn't kill her. We are definitely soft in comparison - and of course the children all had shorts or skirts and blue knees!!
January 15th, 2017  
@judithg On I remember it well Judith! Those were the bad old days! Our legs all had those blotched check marks too, not a good look! Your front was roasting if you sat over the fire & your back was freezing! Oh & then there was the smog....trimming the wick of that darn heater, I could go on! We were hardy in those day!
January 15th, 2017  
Great capture, caught the feel of that weather perfectly rest up and get better soon.
January 17th, 2017  
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