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The weather - an apology

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by rugby bloke, 19 May 2017.

  1. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Über Member

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    So there we were - enjoying what seemed to be months of unbroken dry riding days. Until Monday, when we collected my daughters new rode bike. Since when it has been one long rain storm - I am fairly sure there is an old guy with a beard building an ark down my road. Hoping it will be fit to get out this weekend for our first proper ride together.

    So to all fellow cyclists I apologize, I appear to have invoked the wrath of the rain gods.
     
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  2. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    I didn't help the situation by deciding it was time our outside woodwork needed a fresh coat of varnish.
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    wellingborough
    I squeezed a ride in at 5.30 am this morning

    And hopefully again 2moro am
     
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  4. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Über Member

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I'm heading out tomorrow morning - got a window between taxiing Junior to her gymnastics training and the Saints game. Fingeres crossed its dry !
     
  5. The nation has much to thank @rugby bloke for.

    Just 5 days ago the scientificistologists were shaking their heads worryingly, telling us there's a 'drought', and we all need to tighten our belts. Boom, it then rains a months rain in 24 hours, two days running.
     
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  6. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Bloody 'ell! You varnish the trees!?

    ;)
     
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  7. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    Location:
    ...New Tealandia
    I thought it was because I washed the worst of the bird poo off my car. Nice here yesterday but back raining again and, according to the met office, another week of this :sad:
     
  8. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    No trees will be harmed when I get my brushes out^_^

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  9. marshmella

    marshmella Über Member

    Thanks mate:okay: double soaking on the commute Wednesday, aint had a full dry day since.
     
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  10. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Least i havent had to mow the lawn, although i might find some interesting wildlife in it by the time i get around to it
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  11. I just replaced the gear and brake cables, all brake pads, handlebar tape and tyres on my commuter bike. If that doesn't offend the bad-weather gods, nothing will...
     
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  12. PaulSecteur

    PaulSecteur Specialized fanboy

    Can everyone fo out and buy mudguards?

    When i first fitted some cruds and wanted to test them we had a 2 week dry spell. In November.
     
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  13. Vantage

    Vantage Senior Member

    I washed the bike this morning and got it all sparkly and shiny. Even opened up a brand new bottle of oil for the chain.


    It's currently sat in the hall still dripping water over the carpet from the torrential downpour that hit on my way home having survived the drizzle of the last 2-3 hours.
    I'd even put laundry on the line outside before I set off.
    Typical.
     
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  14. Sunny Portrush

    Sunny Portrush Senior Member

    Location:
    Musselburgh
    I thought it was because I booked a go at Meadowbank Velodrome - it doesn`t have a roof!
     
  15. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    I think there some of these at the end of the garden waiting for the war to end........

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    Shaun
     
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