Going to be no sleep tonight

Kieran_Burns
Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
edited July 2009 in Commuting chat
It's just gone 10pm and my external thermometer is reading 25 Celsius. :shock:

God help us all. I might just go and sleep in the fridge. :?
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  • Cafewanda
    Cafewanda Posts: 2,788
    No problem sleeping for me. I love this kind of weather 8)
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    'tis warm. My thermometer reckons 22.7 outside, 24 inside, but then I do have lights on so it's my own fault.

    However, I am le tired, so I reckon I'll sleep just fine.
  • ellieb
    ellieb Posts: 436
    Come to Edinburgh: 15 degrees, thick fog :(
  • roger_merriman
    roger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    ellieb wrote:
    Come to Edinburgh: 15 degrees, thick fog :(

    sounds great! my wife would hate it, but i'd love it.

    though even she has being getting hot at work as her room has the server and few other computers and any other bits and bobs she's working on, all running blowing out hot air....
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    It's just gone 10pm and my external thermometer is reading 25 Celsius. :shock:

    God help us all. I might just go and sleep in the fridge. :?

    Erm I have air con :roll:
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  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    ellieb wrote:
    Come to Edinburgh: 15 degrees, thick fog :(

    Thats why I buggered off up the west of scotland today. A bit misty on loch lomond at first but glorious from about half one on. 8) Had a look at Rob Roy's Bath Tub and then walked some of the West Highland Way (from Bein Glas campsite)
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    itboffin wrote:
    It's just gone 10pm and my external thermometer is reading 25 Celsius. :shock:

    God help us all. I might just go and sleep in the fridge. :?

    Erm I have air con :roll:


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  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    My front room is toasty as the sun hits it in the afternoon, not helped by the PC being on all night from when I get home to when I go to bed. Got a fan on full blow stirring the air up but still bloody hot.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • downfader
    downfader Posts: 3,686
    I have trouble sleeping in the heat. Sometimes only 3 or 4 hours during nights like this. Not good, and then I go to work and wash crockery in a potwash which is 34 degrees C and 100% humidy.

    Have often wondered if I could build a hand-cranked air condenser to cool my room. :lol:
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    I did an extra two laps of the Park on the way home (an extra 13.4 miles), so I'm hoping this does the trick.
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  • White Line
    White Line Posts: 887
    The air con in my work broke a few days ago. That mixed in with the heat and a huge mother of an oven is not good. :o Had to drink so much water for it to be instantly sweated out. 30 odd degrees it was. :o Thank God I'm off four four days now! 8)
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Well - I was right :cry:

    That was a BAD nights sleep - tried with the window open and all I could hear was cows mooing. i didn't even know there were cows near enough to HEAR them moo!
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  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    Maybe they weren't cows? :shock:

    Slept fine meself, sorry Kieren! Did you try 'horizontal excersize'? Generally helps. Tell her if she's all sweaty anyway...
  • iclestu
    iclestu Posts: 503
    tardington wrote:
    ...Did you try 'horizontal excersize'? Generally helps. Tell her if she's all sweaty anyway...

    Tried this one myself last night.

    Worked a treat ;)

    ...


    ...


    Yeah - that cold shoulder cooled me down no end!
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  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    :lol::lol:
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Well I went to bed at 10 with my alarm set for 6. Midnight and I'm still wide awake despite the fact that it's not hot in my bedroom and I was nearly sleeping at my desk yesterday! Grrrr. Ended up necking a travel sickness pill to send me off. Alarm went of at 6 and I dragged myself out of bed. Glad I did as it was a lovely morning in Richmond Park. Did 1 lap in 17:50 which isn't too shabby considering I was stuck behind a police car for the run up Sawyers Hill.

    On another note, I don't know how you Chelsea Embankment folk put up with the traffic, it was already busy westbound at 6:30 but westbound at 7:20 - 7:30 from Worlds End all the way through to Chelsea Bridge was a sodding nightmare, not just gridlock but bloody nodders PULLING IN FRONT OF ME AT EVERY JUNCTION!! FFS, I'm head to toe in lycra, riding a roadbike with deep rims, carrying nothing on my back and sprinting between junctions, why can't these people wait their bloody turn instead of making me re-pass them 2 seconds after the lights change. Grrrrrr.

    And relax! See what not enough sleep does to me. :oops:
  • greg66_tri_v2.0
    greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    On another note, I don't know how you Chelsea Embankment folk put up with the traffic, it was already busy westbound at 6:30 but westbound at 7:20 - 7:30 from Worlds End all the way through to Chelsea Bridge was a sodding nightmare, not just gridlock but bloody nodders PULLING IN FRONT OF ME AT EVERY JUNCTION!! FFS, I'm head to toe in lycra, riding a roadbike with deep rims, carrying nothing on my back and sprinting between junctions, why can't these people wait their bloody turn instead of making me re-pass them 2 seconds after the lights change. Grrrrrr.

    And relax! See what not enough sleep does to me. :oops:

    If you wait to roll onto the Embankment until, ooooh, about 9, it's fine. :wink:

    Vicky Embankment east of the HoP is a right s0d at the moment though. :evil:
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  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Greg66 wrote:
    On another note, I don't know how you Chelsea Embankment folk put up with the traffic, it was already busy westbound at 6:30 but westbound at 7:20 - 7:30 from Worlds End all the way through to Chelsea Bridge was a sodding nightmare, not just gridlock but bloody nodders PULLING IN FRONT OF ME AT EVERY JUNCTION!! FFS, I'm head to toe in lycra, riding a roadbike with deep rims, carrying nothing on my back and sprinting between junctions, why can't these people wait their bloody turn instead of making me re-pass them 2 seconds after the lights change. Grrrrrr.

    And relax! See what not enough sleep does to me. :oops:

    If you wait to roll onto the Embankment until, ooooh, about 9, it's fine. :wink:

    Vicky Embankment east of the HoP is a right s0d at the moment though. :evil:

    Yeah, I was there last Friday at about 0900, it was pretty good until you got to Embankment, then good again until Tower Hill.

    Lateness is the way forward... :D
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Some of us have to be at our desks by 5. I can't leave 'til 6 either *sob.
  • risi
    risi Posts: 231
    Some of us have to be at our desks by 5. I can't leave 'til 6 either *sob.

    So a whole hour of work then. Less the time spent on here...
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  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    risi wrote:
    Some of us have to be at our desks by 5. I can't leave 'til 6 either *sob.

    So a whole hour of work then. Less the time spent on here...

    :lol::lol:

    I delegate...
  • NGale
    NGale Posts: 1,866
    tardington wrote:
    Maybe they weren't cows? :shock:

    Slept fine meself, sorry Kieren! Did you try 'horizontal excersize'? Generally helps. Tell her if she's all sweaty anyway...

    now I know where the commander gets his chat up lines from :oops: :lol:
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  • fossyant
    fossyant Posts: 2,549
    Thank god I don't live in London......

    Hot up in Manc land, but not sunny, humid, wet, overcast, and some sun. We do have a portable A/C unit in the house, and use it in weather like this - makes a difference in a modern house - warm winter, too hot upstairs in prolonged hot weather - the insulation retains the heat......

    Still struggle sleeping - I sleep out of the covers in winter.......
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Think it might come easy tonight after being 'forced' to drink the three pints that were bought for me at the Llandoger Trow.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    NGale wrote:
    tardington wrote:
    Maybe they weren't cows? :shock:

    Slept fine meself, sorry Kieren! Did you try 'horizontal excersize'? Generally helps. Tell her if she's all sweaty anyway...

    now I know where the commander gets his chat up lines from :oops: :lol:

    Just saying I've never chatted him up. Probably. :wink:
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    Well - I was right :cry:

    That was a BAD nights sleep - tried with the window open and all I could hear was cows mooing. i didn't even know there were cows near enough to HEAR them moo!

    Can't say I noticed, if anything we could do with a slightly thicker quilt. 8)
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Fireblade96
    Fireblade96 Posts: 1,123
    Going to be no sleep tonight

    Yes, that looks likely :(
    Misguided Idealist
  • Fireblade96
    Fireblade96 Posts: 1,123
    OK I'm bored now, how come no-one else is awake?

    Might have to go for a dawn ride ....
    Misguided Idealist
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    I was awake then, just too damn' tired to move off the bed.... :?
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  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    I just got a sarky comment from a mate living in Bangkok explaining that it was 27 degrees at 6am this morning, so I really should get a grip. :shock:
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter