Here's the rain for morning commute

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by mustang1, 15 Jan 2018.

  1. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    Has been raining gently for a few hours but now has become heavy. I'm still riding in though.

    Anyone else riding in or taking substitute transport?
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Enjoy the alleged 40 mile winds too. I've got an appointment....I'm driving there!
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  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Yep. Teeming down here. Just about to head out.

    As proven with last week's supposed 40 mile plus winds. They hardly ever materialise in the SE and I expect the same today.
  4. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider Photo Winner

  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Certainly sounds windy here :smile:
  6. iwantanewbike

    iwantanewbike Senior Member

    Going in regardless - the car is in the garage!
  7. gaz71

    gaz71 Über Member

    Its a bit windy here and its raining.I"ll be heading out on my bike soon.
  8. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I cycled in this morning, but to be honest it's not too bad here and I'm not at my usual place of work so not as long. As long as I have access to a hot shower and a change of clothes I find rain just adds another dimension to the challenge of a commute ride. I do avoid gales though.
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  9. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Rather than the full commute, I opted for a 10 minute thrash in the rain to the train station and then through Manchester to work. Whilst I don't particularly mind getting wet if I can stay warm, arriving at work soaked and getting changed in a toilet, with no clothes drying facilities other than a radiator by my desk, is not a pleasant experience. And wet clothes drying out can get a bit whiffy, which is bit unfair on colleagues in an open plan office.
    If have arrived damp either with sweat or getting caught in rain on the journey, generally I can get them dry or dryish before the majority of my colleagues arrive.
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  10. Hop3y

    Hop3y Padiham Commuter

    Padiham, Burnley
    Committed to today being the first day commuting in 18 months. Woke up and saw the rain, didn't stop me. Back on it!
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  11. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    It really wasn't that bad out there in my neck of the woods. Wet on the first leg to the station, little windy but nothing more then a breeze. Train to SE London. Stopped raining by the time the train pulled in, just a light mizzle in the air. Pushed to work by fab tailwind.
    All in all, despite the not great conditions, it was a fair enjoyable ride to work. Raining heavier now but looking drier and less windy for the commute home later today.
  12. C R

    C R Über Member

    Not too bad here, just a bit of rain and the wind died down now, it sounded bad during the night, so I rode in. Didn't really get wet, but then my commute is only ten minutes.
  13. MichaelO

    MichaelO Über Member

    Merstham, Surrey
    I rode in - was expecting to get a drenching, but wasn't actually all that wet. Nice tailwind too! Hoping it dies down a bit before this evening's ride home - looks like it might switch to a crosswind :sad:
  14. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    It was persisting down at home this morning. I decided today could be my day off as I did the imperial century yesterday, and the van coped well with the wind and rain^_^ Shame about the traffic though...
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