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Bit Damp

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Wolf04, 31 Jan 2008.

  1. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Halfway to work when gale force hailstones start lashing down. Not the best time to realise your overtrousers and overshoes are still hanging on the clotheshorse! :sad: Those hailstones really sting too :biggrin:
    Pete
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I'm glad I'm not on the bike today. Looking out of the office window the wind is far, far too strong. If I had to be out sur velo today, I'd be on the 'bent trike. Much more stable in such conditions.
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    it was moist when i left home, a downpour by the time i got to work, and finished by the time i'd got showered and changed.

    bloody weather :sad:
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    My god - it was crazy this morning..... lashing it down in Stockport as I left, very windy - but heavy MTB OK - spotted a few flashes...hmmm what's this (just near a speed camera). Passed another cyclist who was riding out of the saddle on the flat into the headwind...

    Pulled up at a set of traffic lights and as the other cyclist pulled up - said a cheery good morning then commented on the awful weather as it started lashing it down with hail and a thunderstorm. Roads went an inch deep in ice, couldn't see five feet in front, and nearly ran straight into a wayward wheely bin in the middle of the road.

    At this point the overshoes started to let in water - roads were deep in slush.....

    Struggle on, one mile from work, it all stops, wind drops, and I can see blue sky...bugger !

    Two colleagues waited for me in the car park - "You haven't ridden in.....thet's beyond the call of duty today..." :biggrin:

    Anyway, shoes and sock slightly damp, and waterproofs just dripping off.

    Snow for the return home journey tomorrow pm.... :sad:
     
  5. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    with the slightly lighter mornings, i thought i might ride in today - until i looked a the weather forecast. 13miles in gale force winds is no fun :sad:
     
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    It wasn't too bad in Glasgow today, I think the worst had passed overnight. A bit gusty in places but nothing a hard man like me couldn't handle :sad:.


    I wonder if the snow will have arrived for the commute home....:biggrin:
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    you lot have cheered me up, thanks

    set off feeling tired and weedy to find a strong gusty (between strong and very strong) in my teeth all the way, really not fancying it at all, crawling along in silly gears, no fun
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Took the car today cos I'm playing footie after work.
    Just felt like rubbing it in...
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I didn't fancy it either, but if i'd have got the bus then i'd be soaked all day...don't have a car park pass deliberately..... this weather is sent to test us..... cyclists or chicken.... tomorrow looks fun, windy am then snow for the return leg..... At least I'll be blown home today....
     
  10. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ugh! The thought of taking the car in today! :sad: No thanks, I'd rather take the bike, especially in this weather. A few puff of wind, or a couple of flakes of snow and everyone and their granny (even the ones without licences!) get their cars out and on the road. It was very busy this morning. I just love looking like a mad man sailing past the cars with a grin on my face. :biggrin:

    I probably should point out it was dry on my commute which helped!
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Very strong gusts in London this morning. Going over Bow flyover was a good laugh!! Not.

    What's the bet that by home time it will either have disappeared altogether or have reversed direction! :sad:
     
  12. A bit blustery here but it was worse the other week and the snow showers are only just starting.
     
  13. biking_fox

    biking_fox Über Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Timed that well then.

    Sounds like my route is similar to Fossyant's.

    I was having breakfast when that lot came down, and starting to have second thoughts about the wisdom of riding in.

    The last couple of raindrops landed as I stepped out the door. SO I had a lovely wind assisted ride into work. /smug

    Hoping it stays that way this avi.
     
  14. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Looks like I was super-jammy this morning by all your accounts!
    Woke to howling wind, rain and, at one point, hail hammering on the bedroom window. Got out of bed, grumbling about the weather, wrapped up warm and dry, got the bike out and...

    Clear, not a drop of rain falling!

    (Clearly I have now ruined any karmic chance of getting home in the dry.)
     
  15. gazzaputt

    gazzaputt New Member

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    Rain fine can handle. 30mph headwind for 20 miles no way.