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Very windy and freezing cold....

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by wherryman, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. wherryman

    wherryman New Member

    so I'm off for a quick thirty miles after I've had my porridge. Anyone else brave enough ?
     
  2. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    I'm thinking about it, I've just had my breakfast and thinking it would do me good to get out of the house.
     
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    wherryman

    wherryman New Member

    strewth that was hard work, the wind never seems to be behind you in Norfolk, crappy average speed of 17mph !
     
  4. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    Yes it was very windy up here as well, I didn't get an average anywhere near that fast. I blame the hills!
     
  5. It was fekkin windy when I was out earlier up here. I hate the wind:angry: One minute its your friend then half a mile down the road its making your life a misery. Anyway its a good workout cycling into a strong headwind
     
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  6. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I chickened out - 25mph winds and gusts of up to 45mph here in Bristol had me a bit nervous!
     
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    My, that was bracing! Just back from the Sunday ride of the Ninja Pootlers (yours truly & cycling buddy). Glad we went out - much of the ride was hard, but not due to speed of cycling, due to force of the headwind. It certainly gave the legs a good work out and a deep-clean of the lungs.

    The *interesting* bit was when we were cycling down one of the lanes we often cycle along: car parked at side of road. As we approach, pootling along, the lady in the passenger seat looked out at us and gave a surprised expression. Next thing, a man's head pops up *from* the front passenger seat - it's the driver - and he's looking, err, *flushed* Poor lambs - they thought they were on a quiet country lane, undisturbed, when two ladies go cycling by... Rural Norfolk: hot bed of depravity! :wacko:;)xx(
     
  8. bottlemsher

    bottlemsher Senior Member

    Hi all
    I've just got back from doing 30miles
    I didn't get to see the mating habits of the local wildlife
    all I saw were pot holes and frozen slush
    The part of Norfolk where you ride Wafflycat must be
    fun at night
    My area of the county is to quiet at night but the wife
    won't let change that
     
  9. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I tell you, bottlemsher, never seen anything like that on a night ride (and lord knows, I've looked... kidding!) this was in the middle of the day! I was shocked, I say, shocked! :biggrin:
     
  10. hambones

    hambones Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Waltham Abbey
    65 miles this morning around hilly Herts. The best part was that the wind seemed behind us most of the way! The lightweights couldn't hack the wind coming back so I was shoved up the front to act as a huge windbreak! :biggrin::biggrin: 3800ft of climbing, 17mph average
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Did a quick hilly hour's ride. Very gusty on the edge of Derbyshire in the hills - strong headwind wasn't a problem, but the gusts were - getting knocked all over ... nice to be out on the best bike in the dry though.
     
  12. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    Went out on the mtb and did 32miles, at some points I was pedalling just to keep going downhill it was so windy!
     
  13. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Now I feel like a complete wet lettuce! :tongue:
     
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    wherryman

    wherryman New Member

    Thats tame wafflycat, I had the misfortune to see two men in a car "adjusting" themselves just south of Norwich on a very quiet lane... these farmers eh ?