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Mmmm, Shorts weather...that's better!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fab Foodie, 20 Jan 2008.

  1. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Went out with my pal about 4 o/c this afternoon...and wore me shorts....lurverly!
    Very warm here in Oxfordshire today, weather was best described as mildly moist, a slight mizzle I guess...anyway opted for the shorts and a nice 20miler with a few steep hilly bits for fun. Was great to be bare-legged once more, unencumbered by leggings.
    It was dark as we sped for home off the top of Cumnor hill...no street lighting, a slight spit in the air, silence all around except the sound of our tyres on the wet tarmac and the hum of chain drives, I pulled out of my mates slipstream and came alongside him, we were clipping along about 20 mph, men and machines in perfect harmony...one 50 year old and one 43 year old kid with big grins on our faces...
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Shorts...no never !!!
     
  3. yoyo

    yoyo Senior Member

    Yes! It's been as warm as any day of 'summer' 2007 here in the south. 16C in London this afternoon and a mere 15C in Berks.

    Yoyo
     
  4. I'm still in 3/4's, it only 2-3deg here; and I read that scary thread about keeping your knees covered.
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Closer to zero here, so shorts are not an option to think about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member


    Never really imagine China to be cold.
     
  7. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    I remember reading that if very cold air gets to the hairs on your legs repeatedly during the winter months, they can become brittle and drop off. Legs or hairs, not sure which.













    Actually, I may have written it too... :biggrin:

    :angry:
     
  8. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I was in shorts for a quick trip on Saturday - was ok, until it started to rain. The rain is very cold at the moment :biggrin:
     
  9. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    too windy for me...tommorrow they say it might stop for a while...i think i'm becoming a wimp agin....what with a lack of sleep etc...oh well..