The ride home

  • Posted by howies
  • 7 August 2009

rain night

Last night in London it was raining cats and dogs.  We closed the shop at 8pm and I started my ride home at about 8.15pm.  My shorts were soaked in about 30 seconds - even before I reached Regent Street.  By the time I rode past the US embassy my boxers were saturated.  My ride takes me through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, along Kensington High Street, into Hammersmith, along the river to Chiswick Bridge, across the bridge, and finally along the river to Kew. My commute is usually pretty great - of the 9.5 miles, I have 5.5 of it on footpaths, singletrack, and towpaths.  However, last night was the best work-related ride I have had in a while.  I stopped and took the above photo of the river at low tide in between Hammersmith and Chiswick bridges - this city always has a surprise up it's sleeve.