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Temperature makes a difference

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Keith Oates, 27 Jul 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    The past couple of weeks the weather here has been mostly sunny and hot with temps in the mid to high 30's. Coming home at night after a hard day can be a struggle, particularly the almost 2Km of climbing I have to do before getting home. Today many thunder storms and lots of rain during the working day but going home the rain has stopped but the temps were still lower. Did the trip in about 3 minutes less than last night. Nice feeling!!!!!!
     
  2. cupoftea

    cupoftea New Member

    Location:
    London
    Yeah I find in the constant rain that I'm a lot quicker than the hot sun last year
     
  3. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    If it gets over 20°c here people start to pass out...:thumbsup:
     
  4. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Location:
    Holmfirth.
    How would you know...

    Lets face it Scotland.... lovely place, but it needs a roof :thumbsup:
     
  5. Andy 71

    Andy 71 New Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Surely you mean 20 fahrenheit??

    Answer me this - if it's so effin cold North of the border, why do Scots I know sometimes refer to each other as 'sweaties'?? Or are they just a few wee neeps short of a tatty?
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    My heart bleeds for you Keith mate !

    Must be sooo hard in that heat - anyhow I thought thats normal in Vietnam ?


     
  7. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    Probably, the extra speed can just be put down to you were scared of the rain starting up again and didn't want to get wet so you pedelled faster.
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Maybe it was the mini skirt on a small motorbike up ahead, that I forgot to mention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    probably to do with the fact that it's rhyming slang. Sweatie Sock = Jock
     
  10. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Different people, different result...
    I love the heat, hotter it is, the faster i go.
    Stupid really, i'm late 40s and still push myself hard and go just as hard if its really hot.
    Did my fastest 34 mile route last year when the heatwave was at its peak...32 degrees. I had two frozen bottles of drink on the bike....they were warm ;) within 5 or 10 miles :ohmy:
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest


    Keith Oates is in vietnam? They've got the internet in vietnam then?! Not long since that war is it?
     
  12. Peyote

    Peyote New Member

    Quite a while Bonj, I think it finished in the mid '70's so thirty odd years to put in place the necessary technological infrastructure. I doubt many people in Britain had Interweb access much longer than 10 years ago. It's also in East Asia where most of this technology seems to be produced anyway!
     
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    I was wondering about this the other day. When there is low air pressure ie when it's raining, as opposed to high air pressure, shouldn't this make you go faster through the air?
     
  14. Peyote

    Peyote New Member

    Are you thinking of the relative differences in air/wind resistance between low and high pressure weather systems? I guess there must be some advantage, not sure if it would be noticeable though.

    As an after thought, if it's raining wouldn't the rain create additional reistance thus outweighing the benfits of the low air pressure? Also wouldn't relative humidity levels (before precipitation actually occured) have an impact on resistance? 'Course this is all assuming no wind too!

    This seems more complicated than I originally thought!
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Aye that's what I was thinking.

    Hoy went to Bolivia to try and break the 1KM record didn't he cos it was the highest track in the world and that meant low air pressure and less wind resistance? - a question more than a fact!

    I reckon if we can identify precisely the pefect conditions to minimise air resistance, we could force Keith O to take on the 1km record and smash it to smithereens ha ha ha!