Let's talk about the weather

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by NigC, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. NigC

    NigC New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    It's what we Brits do best anyway! :sad:

    I'm absolutely delighted that, having paid my du's to the [insert preferred diety here] of Winter (and BOY have I got in some good credit there), the Spring has finally started and I have been able to enjoy my cycle/walk to work and back for the last 2 weeks :smile:

    After this last Winter, which looked like it would never end, I think we all deserve a drop of the good stuff (sunshine) on our journeys - hope you're all feeling the benefit :smile:
     
  2. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I honestly think we had a great winter. There was a period of snow of course, but apart from that it has been unusually dry, and importantly, it hasn't been too windy.

    I can't remember if it was the winter of 2008/2009 or the one before that, but that was a killer with almost constant strong winds and rain! :sad:
     
  3. gouldina

    gouldina New Member

    Location:
    London
    Perfect cycling weather at the moment IMO. Sunny but not too hot and with lowish wind speeds. Lovely.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    NigC

    NigC New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    For me, the rain we had this winter was awful :sad: It seemed like at least one journey everyday was wet. The snow was a pain too, but as I often walk, this just made it more interesting and a little longer than usual (I didn't venture into the snow on the bike).

    But I must admit, the wind was fairly calm most of the time :smile: I'd rather have a wet ride than a windy one!
     
  5. Theseus

    Theseus .

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Not too hot!. It has been positively Baltic the last few days in the morning.
     
  6. gouldina

    gouldina New Member

    Location:
    London
    In Edinburgh perhaps... :sad:
     
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    I think it has been unusually dry here in Glasgow. Makes a nice change! :smile:
     
  8. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit
    The benefit of the good weather is that it has just taken me an hour and a half to get into the shower.
     
  9. Downward

    Downward Über Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Good weather ? It might be sunny but theres a real cold wind here. Not in shorts yet.
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    WTF...ICE on the car this morning...I'm back off to get stuck in Turkey again...FFS......

    3C on the car...10C at lunch....... argh.................
     
  11. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Lovely weather, although I did get excessively English about it on Sunday.

    I rode past a lady of a certain age and bid her a pleasant afternoon, she responded with "Lovely weather, isn't it."

    My reply was "It's a bit warm!"

    WTF! It's April, the sun is out, the skies are blue, I've done 30-odd miles in t shirt and shorts and I'm complaining that it's a bit bloody warm. What a miserable git, eh. If I wasn't wearing a helmet, I would have stopped to bang my numbskull head against the nearest wall.

    I spent today building a shed. It was glorious.
     
  12. BrumJim

    BrumJim Poster

    Lots of static.

    On the other hand - lovely, sunny and cool - perfect cycling weather and then some. Knocked 1min45s of my best commuting time this morning (~20 mins), and averaged almost 19mile/h. Wind behind me. Is this as good as it gets?
     
  13. OP
    OP
    NigC

    NigC New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    It's good until you go the other way :tongue:

    And while we're on the subject, why is it that 90% of cycle journeys are wind against? :biggrin::angry::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  14. MGBLemonrider

    MGBLemonrider Active Member

    Location:
    Stevenage, Herts
    I'm a bit concerned by the lack of rain. I can feel water shortages coming on.
     
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