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Bloody wind

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 3 Mar 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    will it ever stop?:biggrin::cry::wacko::angry::biggrin:;):smile::smile:
     
  2. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Yes
     
  3. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    it was a rather nippy wind as well. i'm still thawing out.
     
  4. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Not as windy as it has been, except it is snowing. No cycling today that's for sure.
     
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    It's driving me up the wall, racing day's have been windy, training days have been windy, commuting has been windy. And if its not windy it's wet and windy, so training kind of goes out the window and just becomes a ride as I don't really want to be blown off on the wet roads
     
  6. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Fnarr! Fnarr!, Warf! Warf!, K-Woo! K-Woo! ;)
     
  7. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    You been at the Curried beans again then BTFB? ;)

    I'm glad of the group riding yesterday...we were packed pretty tightly and it sheltered me a bit...:blush:
     
  8. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Ordinarily I would agree, but I got back on the bike after three weeks off on Saturday and I rather enjoyed it. I even did half an hour of hill work waiting for my sons' piano lesson to finish and it felt kind of good. ;)

    Roll on those still sunny days.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I chickened out during the last two or three days of ind...but today I set out into oblivion determined not to be defeated...I managed 20 miles before I'd had enough...such a shame 'cos the sun is shining and the sky is blue
     
  10. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk

    Wimp! Some of us were out doing a time trial at the weekend!

    Some of us came last! ;)
     
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    It was good to get out in light winds yesterday after what seemed like weeks of gales. It wasn't all good though, it started snowing 25 miles from home.;):sad:
     
  12. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Some of us rode into the prevailing wind up a number of hills. And then found one tea stop was full of the Lanterne Rouge CC, and the other one was full of everyone and their dog buying lunch for their mums.:blush:

    Sorry to hear you came last Waffles.
    I'm sure there's an innuendo to be gleaned there...:ohmy:
    Nope, can't come up with one.;)
     
  13. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Why thank you. Being last doesn't actually bother me one iota. I have no illusions about my cycle fast ability (none) and the reasons I'm doing some short time trials (10-milers) are:-
    1. I like being on my bike
    2. I hate going to the gym
    3. Pushing myself a bit harder on the bike for 10-miles is infinitely preferrable to spending even a nano-second in the gym.
    4. It was fun
    I may do it again! :ohmy:

    I am unlikely to do any better...
     
  14. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    But you're not really competing against other people. It's just an exercise in self-inflicted masochism.:tongue:
    I've been meaning to give TTs a go for some years. I've done a 28 min 10 on one of the local TT courses on my flat bar road bike (currently in bits all over the living room while I swap the frame, get drops on ,etc etc) so I should be able to enter without keeping everyone waiting for hours after they'd have gone home.
    Maybe this year is the year...:biggrin:
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    yo, I don't know. Turn off the light's and I'll glow.

    To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal, light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle.:biggrin: