I love cycling in the summer in Dunedin. The weather is stunning (mainly), the traffic (by Dunedin standards) absent and there is just something in the air. Around the holiday period one cycles into work at a respectable hour and the roads are nigh on deserted, of cars anyway. It is so much fun not having to worry about heavy traffic. The traffic has returned however, at least in the afternoons. The cyclists are out in force as well though and when you meet someone you know you can cycle alongside and have a yarn – much harder to do than encased in a metal can. It must of made some car drivers sliding past smile however, to spot four cylcists grouped behind another. They were travelling at a more sedate pace. I wasn’t annoyed about a slight delay in my commute though. It would seem that my cycle frustrations seem confined to cars and pedistrians who invade/block the cycle path, and trucks for being so big, close, fast and therefore threatening.