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FFFffflippin' heck that was fffreeezing!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...just did the daily 35km loop, autumn has arrived it seems....cold northly wind....i had a cycle T shirt on under by Altura night vision jacket and some specialized arm warmers...also had some nike neoprene overshoes on...erm...but because of wiggles out of stock policy (i.e always out of stock of my size) my legs and dangly bits are now numb.....I got passed by two roadies out in just vests and shorts....please call me wimp;)xx(
     
  2. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    BTFB...you big ...nah...I don't blame you mate...it is far colder out there today than it has been for a long time.
    If I get cold I find I get cramp easily.
    Will wear the long sleeve jersey, cycle shorts and the trusty Ron Hill Bikesters over the top in the cold.
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Eee, y'great pansy
     
  4. girofan

    girofan New Member

    I you think it cold down sarf; come and ride in Shropshire and Wales.
    You'll wonder where your tackle has gone!
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I wouldn't call you a wimp at all....... more of a big jessie! xx(

    (I should trademark 'big jessie')
     
  6. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    At the weekend I noticed several of Yorkshire's finest roadies had migrated to tighst and l/s jerseys. Maybe they are so fit they don't get hot climbing hills.

    I put a gilet on my usual summer kit and was still a bit warm.
     
  7. APIII

    APIII New Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire, UK
    I took a 2 hour spin this afternoon and yes, it was on the chilly side. The strong winds meant it felt like I was cycling through treacle. It was only when I got home that I discovered my rear brake pads were rubbing xx(
     
  8. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I hate cycling in windy conditions...really saps yer energy....and chills yer exposed bits.....woolly beanie hat under yer helmet time soon. xx(
     
  9. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    I quite liked the temperature for my (7 mile) commute today, wearing T shirt and shorts. Pretty nippy at the start, but I warmed up as the ride continued. by the time I finished, my hands had actually warmed up. The cool thing was that it was cold enough to stop me sweating much, which is a nicer way to arrive at work.

    I was riding in London though, it's probably a few degrees warmer than the rest of the country, and of course I was only riding a fifth of the distance of bigfattallbloke...
     
  10. pw2389

    pw2389 New Member

    Yes, I've come back from a quick 38-mile spin and yes it was decidedly colder than yesterday. I was in shorts and long-sleeve top but still felt it. I, too, blame it on the chilly northerly wind. xx(
     
  11. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    Yes, it's that time again to get out the longs and the fleecy tops. Make sure you all check your batteries in your lights as well. Unless of course you have a dynamo set.xx(
     
  12. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    certainly chilly this morning going in and ended up wet coming home. Winters on it's way folks.Time to wrap up well and keep those tootsies & fingies snug and warm.
     
  13. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Days like today aren't bad it s bloody RAIN that $%^&es me off...
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Shorts and short tops...blimey....... Generally always have tights on, yep even when warm - (I like toasty legs) - Today.... shorts, long bottoms and long top (with under garment) for me - gloves and another top tomorrow am... Rather be warm than cold as my legs shut down if cold....Dry today whoooooo.... and sweat like soaked sponge !