Thursday, 30 September 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Saturday mornings are nice in ashton. Pretty quiet until 11am. I'm just on my first of two 7s. Just wondering where this speedwell s49 is going to be leaving from. I think the positioning of the stand will have a huge impact on how many people they pick up. Especially at 4pm when people are waiting 30 minutes for the 409. I can't knock the service too much, i use it alot and rarely get let down. But i don't pay so don't mind if they turn up a little late at busy times. Got the car fixed for a lovely 160quid hence the reason i have worked friday and saturday on my long weekend off. Off to southport tomorrow for either a day in the pub or a day watching the planes. All weather depending. One more week to go then i'm off to wales for the week to work for the park and ride at the ryder cup. I'll explain more later in the week when i get the full details.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
No posts for the past few days i'm afraid. Couple of reasons for this. Firstly i was off Satuday and Sunday and have been a little busy socialising and secondly because of said socialising i have managed to misplace my mobile. Yes Again! So another one ordered which should be here intime for my 12 start tomorrow and hopefully should be set up for blogging sometime tomorrow evening.
So anyway, Remember the story ( and yes it was a story) about the breast feeding mum. Well Route one did a nice article on the piece in the 2nd September edition. If you don't read it and like everything bus like here is the link. The E version is very easy to use and a good read especially on this occasion. It's issue 349 if you can find it. If not send me an email and ill forward it page 26 and 27 should you get the chance.
Also why don't we send drivers for the Bus driver of the year competition anymore? It seems all the other stagecoach areas do apart from Manchester? I thought it had been cancelled clearly not.
In all week this week earlies after tomorrows lie in but 3 days off at the end of the week coming up. Southport air show outing from Ashton depot on Sunday so i'm looking forward to that. Never been to one before.
Friday, 10 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
there was nothing more for me after a school trip to Longendale over the
dreaded Broadbottom Bridge I finished early and headed out. I started
heading for Liverpool again but this time on a different route. I soon got
bored and though I'd go for a more in-depth exploration of Chorton and Sale
Water parks and the surrounding areas. I was looking at increases my average
speed today so didn't take too many pictures. But 51 miles in 4 hours later
I had done what I needed to do. I'm back in on a split tomorrow which is
good because I can head to the gym in-between to carry on the hard work. We
are having a works outing in Manchester on Saturday so I need to burn more
off to make it balance lol. Next week I'm off to Scotland for 3 days to work
for Stagecoach in Glasgow. We are providing extra buses for the Popes visit.
That should be interesting. I am sure I will be posting plenty whilst there.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Monday, 6 September 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
I was in at 530am yesterday and today is my rest day but our summer holidays must have come to an end at our depot so we are fully staffed and had spare drivers including myself. I stayed until 930am then decided to head off. There were other spares so I got changed and headed out on my bike which I went to work on.
One challenge I have wanted to do for the past year or so is Home Moss. This is the big hill in between Homfirth and Woodhead road with the large transmitter on the top of it. So I headed up Mottram road. In to Hadfield. And started up the Longendale trail. After helping to clean up an old ladies face which was covered in blood I carried on. Luckily I keep allsorts in my bag for injuries after my last fall.Then I crossed over the Woodhead road and up the hill. It was harder than I thought but I made it. Brilliant views from the top and a great ride into Holmfirth too. Then I carried on to Huddersfield and then to Marsden up the