So, I'm still taking January off....

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by stu20001, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. I missing much?

    The weather thus far has not been inviting - windy, windy and wet, wet. I don't mind wet on the way home but on the way in its a practical nightmare leaving me with a pile of wet gear in the office and no way of drying it or keeping it somewhere its miniging smelly wetness won't offend my colleagues.

    While I have felt the odd tinge of guilt, the tube has been a snug and cosy place to be in the morning.
  2. The tube?


    Was your mouth out stu.:biggrin:
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Not been so bad up here - managed 3 days this week (although yesterday's ride home was miserable - the rain was heavy and damnably cold - I think a better waterproof than my £20 seconds one is in order).
  4. I did all seven days on my last batch of seven.

    Got to transport a newly built wheel back next week from Waterloo so it will be the train part of the way.
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    getting on fine and doing some good times

    decent top and the short sleeve underneath on coat hangers on the coat racks, tights hung over a piece of board in the corner (they never get very wet

    the only things that do need drying after rain are socks and gloves and shoes and they can go on a discreet radiator

    you let rain get you down and it all goes tits up
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Snow and sub zero temps coupled with work has curtailed my month so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Stick newspaper in your shoes.That's what I do and I keep changing it during the day....then the shoes aren't too clammy.

    Take spare socks.:biggrin:
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    I 'm lucky I have my own office and a hot radiator.....just naffed off with this rain....not a dry ride in two weeks.....
  9. I'll never take January off.:biggrin:
  10. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Stu get the bike out. These are the miles that make the most difference! Well, that's what I tell myself anyway.

    After 1/2 a mile in it, you wont care about the weather and you'll be feeling smug and virtuous compared with the tube sardines.
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    I'm with the man up above.... get the 'orrible stuff done, the spring and summer is great....... now is the time we all put weight on anyway, and I ain't putting 2 stone back on since I got back to commuting on a bike in August.

    Only pause the riding if it gets Icy..... falling off in front of a car isn't funny........
  12. Falling off isn't funny.Im with you there.
  13. threefingerjoe

    threefingerjoe Über Member

    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Wild weather change!

    What a WILD change in weather we had, today! I rode to work this morning in my shirsleeves...14C. At noon, it was 21C. At 1300, it hit 23C. Then, a ferocious wind kicked up! Must have dropped 10 degrees in ONE MINUTE! Never saw anything like it, before! I rode home, bundled up, but fortunately, I had a GREAT tailwind all the way! When I arrived home from work at 1600, it was -2C, and snowing hard! I was covered in snow, but, fortunately, the ground was still too warm for the snow to stick on the tarmac. As I write this, at 2000, the temp is -8C! From 23C to -8C from afternoon to evening! Wind gusting to 45mph. I lost a few shingles from my roof. Hope to get up there to replace them after work, tomorrow. I sure hope the wind dies down!

  14. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    And folks on here think the changeable weather we have in Scotland is bad....

    That was some commute you had, Joe.
  15. iwf

    iwf New Member

    I've just started riding and all my journey's are in SW London. It's been fine for me. Mind you that south westerly can be a bugger.
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