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SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
edited August 2010 in Commuting chat
I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.
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  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    Rain I can deal with, I'm just glad its not as windy as it has been! Yesterday was ridiculous...
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    It's only water and you can swim if it gets really bad, can't you? :)
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    "By and large the English Gentleman is waterproof" :D
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    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
  • CXXCCXXC Posts: 237
    Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    4 letters...you know what they are :wink:
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    FCN 3 (FCN 4 if I'm carrying clean pants)
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    CXXC wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    4 letters...you know what they are :wink:

    Wimp?
    Wuss?
    Girl?
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  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    CXXC wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    4 letters...you know what they are :wink:

    Wimp?
    Wuss?
    Girl?

    Cape?
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • notsoblue wrote:
    Rain I can deal with, I'm just glad its not as windy as it has been! Yesterday was ridiculous...

    Agreed. I don't mind getting rained on, especially when it's on the way home where there is a shower, a sofa, dinner, and comfy dry clothes. The wind yesterday practically killed me though, trying to keep up the pace along Goldhawk Road.
    FCN - 10
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  • gaz545gaz545 Posts: 493
    CXXC wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    4 letters...you know what they are :wink:
    MTFU :roll:

    I'll be taking it easy on the way home.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    Glad you lot are getting it for a change.......

    Can I just say, had lovely sunshine on the way in, beautiful blue sky here now, and looks like being a scorcher for the way home.... now, where are my shades... 8)
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • CXXCCXXC Posts: 237
    gaz545 wrote:
    CXXC wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    4 letters...you know what they are :wink:
    MTFU :roll:

    I'll be taking it easy on the way home.

    Thanks for restoring my faith in this forum :roll:
    _______________________________________________

    www.redlightjump.co.uk

    FCN 3 (FCN 4 if I'm carrying clean pants)
  • Glad you lot are getting it for a change.......

    Can I just say, had lovely sunshine on the way in, beautiful blue sky here now, and looks like being a scorcher for the way home.... now, where are my shades... 8)

    Karma-tastic.

    :(
    FCN - 10
    Cannondale Bad Boy Solo with baggies.
  • Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    Why? It's not going to be windy... and that rain sounds like the 'sudden deluge' type we've been getting lately. It's quite entertaining, and unlikely to be constant.
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    Why? It's not going to be windy... and that rain sounds like the 'sudden deluge' type we've been getting lately. It's quite entertaining, and unlikely to be constant.

    :lol: Looked out of window? Raining constant here in SE London since 1.00pm and getting harder.

    Glad I bought overshoes, rain cape and gloves.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    Sun still beating down here in central Glasgow..... 8) 8) 8)

    sun.jpg
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • Gazzaputt wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    Why? It's not going to be windy... and that rain sounds like the 'sudden deluge' type we've been getting lately. It's quite entertaining, and unlikely to be constant.

    :lol: Looked out of window? Raining constant here in SE London since 1.00pm and getting harder.

    Glad I bought overshoes, rain cape and gloves.

    Just been one better and gone out - it's barely spitting here.
  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    I dont mind a bit of drizzle,. I do feel uneasy when its monsoon, streets awash with small ponds and submerged potholes etc.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    Welcome to what we had Monday!!
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    CXXC wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    I just made the mistake of checking metcheck's weather for London. :shock:

    http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... ode=london

    Umming and ahhing about cycling home now.

    4 letters...you know what they are :wink:

    P.U.S.S. Why?

    Because real men are unphased by rain!
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    A true scalp is not only overtaking someone but leaving them stopped at a set of lights. As you, who have clearly beaten the lights, pummels nothing but the open air ahead. ~ 'DondaddyD'. Player of the Unspoken Game
  • don't have a problem with rain but the new bolt of lightning has only done 80 miles, really don't want it to get wet just yet.

    Public transport sucks @ss though. Decisions decisions.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,713
    The biggest problem isn't the rain it's what happens to drivers when it rains. The remaining common sense disappears and it's every man for himself.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
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    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • CXXCCXXC Posts: 237
    Welcome to what we had Monday!!

    you weren't alone, we had it Monday morning as well, i was cycling on water, a bloody miracle i tell ya
    _______________________________________________

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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,204
    Indeed. Braking distance? Wossat?
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  • Not sure I will be allowed to post links, but I am a big fan of the website below for almost realtime rain radar. Its useful for spotting the arrival and breaks in the rain.

    www (dot) raintoday (dot) co (dot) uk


    Nick
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    erm and I didn't bring in my new water poof socks today because? :evil:
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    Not sure I will be allowed to post links, but I am a big fan of the website below for almost realtime rain radar. Its useful for spotting the arrival and breaks in the rain.

    www (dot) raintoday (dot) co (dot) uk


    Nick

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

    No bother to link in!
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Not sure I will be allowed to post links, but I am a big fan of the website below for almost realtime rain radar. Its useful for spotting the arrival and breaks in the rain.

    www (dot) raintoday (dot) co (dot) uk


    Nick
    Yeah, you can. Use the bbCode buttons... http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/faq.php?mode=bbcode or just type in the full url

    http://raintoday.co.uk
    I've used the site, after _brun_ posted about it, and it can be very handy to hit gaps in the rain :D
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  • zrazzlezrazzle Posts: 79
    Should I wear waterproof top and get unbearably hot or just have a shower instead...
  • GussioGussio Posts: 2,452
    Sun has been shining all day in Geneva 8)
  • zrazzle wrote:
    Should I wear waterproof top and get unbearably hot or just have a shower instead...

    I'm going for both.
    FCN - 10
    Cannondale Bad Boy Solo with baggies.
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    Actually I'm not looking forward to this.

    I've got shorts, a long sleve top and a waist coat. I'll have to get a train to Liverpool street and ride back. Urgh, I'm suffering mid-week iron legs as well so wanted a slow ride home. No chance of that now...

    Sigh...
    Food Chain number = 4

    A true scalp is not only overtaking someone but leaving them stopped at a set of lights. As you, who have clearly beaten the lights, pummels nothing but the open air ahead. ~ 'DondaddyD'. Player of the Unspoken Game
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