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nichnich Posts: 888
edited June 2011 in Commuting chat
I don't like it much, bring on the winter!
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    Forget that. Heat wins all the way for me.
    What sort of nutter prefers to shiver than sweat?!
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  • bearfraserbearfraser Posts: 435
    Lucky barstewards is pi$$ing down ere!! :(
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    i love the heat, the otter the better but i couldn't sleep last night, i felt like i was melting

    currently 29C in my office

    it says its going to chuck it down later today though
    Keeping it classy since '83
  • rebsrebs Posts: 891
    My initial cyclist tan is working out well. Pasty white hands, bright red arms pasty shoulders and chest.... lovely!
  • hfidgenhfidgen Posts: 340
    6:30am bombing down embankment in a warm tailwind. Amazing :D
    FCN 4 - BMC CX02
  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,756
    This weather is *glorious*, and what better way to enjoy than on a bike?
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Wow, first warm morning of the year :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    That was the first really warm commute this year. Bring it on. It's only nearly July.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    normally I start to suffer from sweat running down my face about a mile to go on my 12 mile commute. This morning I had it pouring from my chin by 6 miles.

    For the first time i can remember I wish I had a water bottle for the ride home!
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  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,162
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Forget that. Heat wins all the way for me.
    What sort of nutter prefers to shiver than sweat?!

    Shiver? take a fair bit to do that, I personally don't get that cold in winter, over 25C and I start to suffer, take last winter certainly in the SE it was never that cold. most of the time I didn't use a jacket when MTBing as it wasn't cold enough!

    this sort of weather is lovely in the pool but horrible if you want to do anything.
  • cyclopsbikercyclopsbiker Posts: 516
    I bet Cafewanda is Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy with all this heat :)
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Took the car into the office this morning as the lycra is in the wash from a long hot ride yesterday. The prospect of riding in jeans this morning was right out.
    FCN 5 belt driven fixie for city bits
    CAADX 105 beastie for bumpy bits
    Litespeed L3 for Strava bits

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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    SimonAH wrote:
    Took the car into the office this morning as the lycra is in the wash from a long hot ride yesterday. The prospect of riding in jeans this morning was right out.

    Ha! That'll teach you to only have one set of cycling kit - you've missed the only summer commute day of 2011.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Rolf F wrote:
    SimonAH wrote:
    Took the car into the office this morning as the lycra is in the wash from a long hot ride yesterday. The prospect of riding in jeans this morning was right out.

    Ha! That'll teach you to only have one set of cycling kit - you've missed the only summer commute day of 2011.

    Pulls up Wiggle on his browser...
    FCN 5 belt driven fixie for city bits
    CAADX 105 beastie for bumpy bits
    Litespeed L3 for Strava bits

    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    a balmy 8C here this morning..... 8)
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • nichnich Posts: 888
    I was dripping with sweat, and our work showers only seem to have a 'hot' temperature, so it was like going into a sauna :x

    I think I'm going to need a sweatband for my head, otherwise my gloves won't be lasting very long!
  • Mark BomMark Bom Posts: 184
    Got to work hot from the commute and the warm weather. Enjoyed a nice cool shower then went into where I work to find the air con knackered. Sweating my bollox off!!

    Hope it doesn't rain for ride home!
  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    On public transport, as new wheels not arrived yet.....

    Sweaty in the extreme on the tube yuck!
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    Chris

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 63,449 Lives Here
    LOVE this heat.

    Still need to sort myself out and start commuting.

    Can't get enough of it. I'm always genuinely happier when it's over 27.
  • kieranbkieranb Posts: 1,674
    edited June 2011
    too hot!! slowist commute of the year I think as too hot to go fast and then to burn up at the lights. Still meant I was nice and cool prior to going into work.
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,973
    I'm with the OP, yesterday was uncomfortable (100+ miles) to say the least, especially as I opted for a long sleeve shirt for sun protection.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,781
    Left at Oh-seven-hundred this morning, what did the Oh stand for - Oh My God its HOT!

    Bring on Autumn.......I stayed drier when its raining than I did this morning!

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    nich wrote:
    I don't like it much, bring on the winter!

    Can't believe you're wishing the summer away! There'll be plenty of winter weather along in a couple of months...
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  • essex-commuteressex-commuter Posts: 2,188
    Returned Saturday night from 2 weeks in Turkey, 35 to 40 degrees every day. Thought I'd bring you all a bit of warmth back with me, nice huh.

    Mananged 3 hours of biking while I was there - quad biiking 8)
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    I am loving the heat - went out yesterday at about 12:30 did 50 miles.

    What is it they say "mad dogs and englishmen...."?

    I love the heat - it cant be hot enough - although my Lid straps don't like being covered in salt.

    Any tips for washing lid Straps?
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  • FlyingbogeyFlyingbogey Posts: 352
    Love the hot weather too, No such thing as too hot. Saved me from a left hooker yesterday as a people carrier was about to end me, i shouted and as they all had their windows down i was heard and not mangled.
    Bianchi Nirone C2C FCN4
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Forget that. Heat wins all the way for me.
    What sort of nutter prefers to shiver than sweat?!

    Shiver? take a fair bit to do that, I personally don't get that cold in winter, over 25C and I start to suffer, take last winter certainly in the SE it was never that cold. most of the time I didn't use a jacket when MTBing as it wasn't cold enough!

    this sort of weather is lovely in the pool but horrible if you want to do anything.

    It depends what that anything is. I know that what I was doing last night and this morning is better when hot and sweaty! Whose with me?!

    The one advantage that winter has over summer is that in winter you can put more clothing on to keep warm, but in summer you can only take so much off. Even though I grow my own fur gillet, I much prefer summer to winter.
    Commuting through -12 and snow last winter was OK due to proper clothing. Different people operate at different temperatures. I like hot, you like cold. You're wrong, but to you, I'm wrong.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • W1W1 Posts: 2,636
    Sketchley wrote:
    On public transport....!

    I'm quite relieved to hear that, because there was a chap in a 'Quinns rugby top on the Embankment this morning riding.... badly and I rather hoped it wasn't you.
  • walkingbootweatherwalkingbootweather Posts: 2,443
    edited June 2011
    nich wrote:
    I think I'm going to need a sweatband for my head, otherwise my gloves won't be lasting very long!

    I've stopped wearing gloves on my head - it makes me look like a c*ck (well a chicken at least)

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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Whose with me?!
    Pro tip: Learn the name first, saves hassle later.
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