Has spring sprung?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Domus, 11 Mar 2018.

  1. Domus

    Domus Über Member

    Sunny Radcliffe
    Out this morning for short 30 k before lunch at number 3 daughter’s. it was so nice to get home with working fingers and toes.
  2. It looks like it'll be pretty mild round here this week so fingers crossed.
    Last edited: 11 Mar 2018
  3. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

    The only thing spring has sprung round here is a leak! :rain::rain:
  4. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Fingerless gloves for both rides this weekend!
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  5. Oldbloke

    Oldbloke Guru

    Mayenne, France
    48 kms this morning in a buffeting circular headwind; it's now howling with pouring rain again. Still, first ride this year without the full winter regalia!
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  6. andrew_s

    andrew_s Guru

    Shorts, sandals, no gloves & no socks for both rides this weekend.
    Waterproofs were required tho'.
  7. Thank you for reminding me of that delightful poem that google tells me is not by Ogden Nash or ee cummings or Tom Lehrer, but by that prolific writer, Anon.

    Spring has sprung, the grass is ris,
    I wonder where them birdies is
    The bird is on the wing,
    How absurd
    I always heard
    The wing is on the bird!

    (That's my version. Google offers many variants, often with Brooklyn "boid" spelling.)
  8. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Spring is sprung, da grass is riz.
    I wonder where da boidie is.
  9. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    What a difference a day makes! Yesterday I was housebound; the rain was coming down in sheets and being blown horizontal by the wind. Seriously horrible day, and cold too, so fire on and an afternoon of rugby on TV..
    Today - rode down to Ardrossan, got the ferry to Arran, did the full circuit, ferry back to Ardrossan, and rode home. 85 miles all in. Hardly any wind, mild temperatures, and for once - no rain. So hopefully yes; spring may have sprung. But this is Ayrshire and it could all go horribly wrong again......
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  10. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    What's that saying?... If you can't see Arran, it's raining. If you can see Arran, its going to rain.
  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Perfect day for it, good effort. :thumbsup:

    After the football I've been in the garage most of the afternoon getting the salt off various components of the bike. I've Just checked the weather, and I think tomorrow is the first morning for a while that the temperature is not due to get lower than +2. Not exactly spring, but enough to look forward to a commute ride without the salt on the road.
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  12. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    37 miles today, and it was the first time this year:
    ...my toes and fingers didn't get cold
    ...I didn't wear my under-helmet cap
    ...I removed a layer when out
    ...my hands were too warm in full-finger gloves
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  13. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Dunno about spring, but the April showers are early.
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  14. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    after a very long time the ice has finally cleared from the garden pond, and llok who I seen having a peep this afternoon - and the frog noise tonight is just amazing, there must be dozens of them all making frog noises - just brilliant.

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  15. ADarkDraconis

    ADarkDraconis Cardinal Member

    Ohio, USA
    I had always heard:

    Spring has sprung,
    The grass is green.
    I wonder where the flowers been?

    Certainly not here, we are still below freezing with terrible winds. At least it seems to have stopped snowing for now! We will wait and see, but I would like to ride without my lungs feeling like glass.
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