Gusty crosswind and headwind on the way home, not to mention the rain.
It's always fun when you're stopped at the lights and a cyclist who thinks he is faster than you then burns past you as you are accelerating on the green and you then have to move into the vehicle lane to overtake them. *sigh*
Oh well, it gives me something to work for - making sure that once they've been passed they stay that way!
There had been a plastic orange horse toy in the basement hallway leading to the car park that I'd seen on the ground and placed on a little ledge that was on the side of the hallway. I think someone else prior to me had had the same idea as this plastic horse had a fair bit of dust accumulated on its back and I'd found it near the only ledge in the whole place. I used to go past morning and night and check it was there and say hello to it. It had pride of place for weeks and weeks but last night it had gone. RIP plastic orange horse. Clearly someone doesn't appreciate your splash of colour in an otherwise colourless, boring, nondescript hallway.
Headwind on the way in too this morning and cold. A ute driver at Hoddle and Albert clearly didn't like the idea of the three cyclists getting in front of him when the light changed (I was the third in line) and so started inching and gunning his engine just before the light changed and then gave no room to the cyclists in front of me. I called a warning so they were aware he was coming but he passed a bit too closely to them.
And the same two cyclists seemed to know bunch rules as they signalled to me to look out when a blue car had its nose out and was pulling out to enter the street (said blue car only checking after already starting to move). The only problem with their riding was that they failed to claim the lane and that is why the car caused them issues as, if they'd been in the middle of the lane like I was behind them, they wouldn't have had to alter their line or bang on the side of the car. Riding in the door zone isn't the best idea.