Strewth it is chilly out there!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Jacomus-rides-Gen, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    Just nipped out for a quick 20mins circling uni to clear my head and whoa is it cold!

    My trusty Altura softshell jacket kept my torso warm, but my jeans were letting some windage though them! My fingers turned to ice in about 2 mins flat.

    Was really nice to be out, everything still and calm, just whooshing along in the sodium glow of the streetlights. Being very cold added to it I think, as it gave me a sense of cycling in a bubble of warmth once I'd put a little heat into myself. The roads were dry too, so I didn't have ice to worry about.

    If anyone has the chance to nip out for a little 20minute jaunt, it is lovely and refreshing.
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Went out in the car at around 7pm and it said 2oC on the thermometer.
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I went out for a run and once I'd warmed up, it was brilliant. It's very Christmassy.
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I had a short cycle home from work at around 1915, it was flippin' freezing on my exposed face and ears but the rest of me was toasty. Puddles were frozen solid though so a little care was required.
    I agree, nice atmosphere being out in these conditions.

  5. Yeah, bad winter that year.
  6. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Try Scotland - snow last saturday, ice on the roads and pavements, wind so cold it doesn't blow through you, it physically assaults you...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Nah, you're alright thanks! ;)
  8. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    I had to walk about 1/2 a mile this morning as the road was a sheet of ice! May have to risk the main road tomorrow.
  9. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Birmingham, UK
    Yeah I went out for just under an hour this evening. Off-road on the top of the North Downs it is freezing nicely. But I'm not complaining because I came back a lot less muddy than on Sunday.

    God bless my Lusso Repel tights and Lupine lights. ;)
  10. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Ooh yeah, gave the Ayups their first airing tonight! I was stopped behind a car at the lights and I'm sure that I could actually see through the metal of his car they were so bright!
  11. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I'm actually frightened of commuting tomorrow. I hate ice....;):tongue::biggrin:
  12. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I saw ice on the lanes around mid day the shadows ...dam dangerous.
  13. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    No choice when commuting. Couldn't find my riding gloves this morning (think I left them in a pub somewhere), so improvised with:

    -on my right hand, an ancient woolly glove I found at the top of the cupboard
    -on my left hand, a leg warmer, that kept on getting dangling and trapped in the brake shifters
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Oh yes, this morning it was: "Goodbye penis, hello Pecan nut". Thank god for hot showers!
  15. Beautiful day - I went for an extra lap of Regent's Park and saw the giraffes and zebras...(not crossing - eating).
    Aint life wonderful! My fingertips have just re-entered the land of the living. ;)
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