bottled out

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by davidwalton, 23 Mar 2008.

  1. davidwalton

    davidwalton New Member

    Well, today was meant to be my first ride with the local CTC. Bottled out though due to it currently snowing here and having no idea about how a recumbent handles in such conditions.

    What I need is a trike as a second bike, then it wouldn't matter, but can't afford one of them for a year or so....a good one anyway.
  2. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I wouldn't feel too bad about that at all....cycling in the snow? Not done it but don't fancy it unless it's absolutely necessary!! Wait a week or so and it'll be sunny again!!
  3. OP

    davidwalton New Member

    Me being me, I would generally ignore such conditions and just get on with it. I must be getting soft in my old age:sad:

    Now, if I had a trike, I would be leaving about now to meet up:biggrin:
  4. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    If you had a trike, you'd still be snuggled down on the sofa thinking you should be outside!! Enjoy Easter without worrying about it.
  5. OP

    davidwalton New Member

    If I had a trike, I would be even slower, and I am already really slow :becool:

    Nah, if I had a trike I just wouldn't care about the weather. Seen it loads colder, with strong winds, snow laying very thick, and that never stopped me. I have one of those built in heaters that keeps me nice and warm. Only problem is that the heater never turns off:sad:
  6. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    snow is not normally problem - once it freezes to coat the road with a nice layer of ice that is when it gets tricky.

    with a recumbant you have less distance to fall ;)
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    I was out and about in the car on duties on Monday in heavy snow and saw two separate pairs of club type rides bravely soldiering along, a pair going around the immense Redbridge roundabout, oof
  8. OP

    davidwalton New Member

    On a motor bike I wouldn't of even hiccuped at the weather.

    There might be less distance to fall from a recumbent, but I would rather stay on my comfy padded seat thanks;)
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