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Who stole the "Summer"

bearfraserbearfraser Posts: 435
edited August 2011 in The bottom bracket
BBQ's rusting in the garage and freezing my buttocks off , cold overcast and windy AGAIN . Is this going to be the longest winter ever ? And they are forcasting another cold snowy winter. (WTF)
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  • NairnsterNairnster Posts: 602
    The Ice Age is coming my friend.

    I am learning how to build an igloo, and working out how to fit spd cleats to some snow shoes (well, tennis rackets)
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    I feel your pain.
    The only time I know that it is supposed to be summer is when I write the date :cry:

    Weather at noon today. 14 degrees, 26 kph wind, cloudy. And its been like that for months. Summer? Hah!
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • NairnsterNairnster Posts: 602
    Having said that. Isnt winter supposed to be cold and snowy, always was when I was a kid.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,025 Lives Here
    Nairnster wrote:
    Having said that. Isnt winter supposed to be cold and snowy, always was when I was a kid.

    bloody well has been the last two winters.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    Nairnster wrote:
    Having said that. Isnt winter supposed to be cold and snowy, always was when I was a kid.

    Patience. And you should treat it as the p-fairy. Never mention it for fear it will appear :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • NairnsterNairnster Posts: 602
    daviesee wrote:
    Nairnster wrote:
    Having said that. Isnt winter supposed to be cold and snowy, always was when I was a kid.

    Patience. And you should treat it as the p-fairy. Never mention it for fear it will appear :wink:

    You misunderstood my comment i think. I dont want it be like that, but winter is like that, and I expect it to be. Anything nicer is an unexpected bonus.
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,680
    Not been to a single BBQ this summer, really missed a session of eating sausages and burgers until I could barely breathe or move.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    Top of Cairngorm yesterday: not much, but it was there...
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    Anyway, you all just need to learn to barbecue scottish style, here's our street bbq last saturday*...
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    *OK, it was actually last winter
  • rabkrabk Posts: 182
    This year shall henceforth be known as ....... "the year without a summer"

    That is certainly what I have been calling it.

    Yesterday I decided to give up wearing shorts for the commute as I have been cold all summer - started wearing the fleecy winter trousers - much better :wink:

    Sadly in the west of Scotland we expect to have a mixed summer, but the quid pro quo is that we nearly always get a very good spring (or certainly have in the last 10 years) - Disappointingly, we didn't even have a good spring :cry:
  • My mistake, I thought this was the thread about post ride shrinkage. :?
    I may be a minority of one but that doesn't prevent me from being right.
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  • afcbianafcbian Posts: 424
    Moved to N E Scotland in April and I can honestly say this is the worst Summer in my 41 year memory.
    Not so much wet, but just cold and cloudy :(
    I thought it was normal for up here but even the locals are moaning about how cold it is.
    Yesterday morning, 7am, heavily overcast, windy and 7 degrees.............7 !!!
    I ride therefore I am
  • NairnsterNairnster Posts: 602
    Thats about normal up here as far as I am concerned.
  • Alain QuayAlain Quay Posts: 534
    This looks dodgy:

    227,681 results found for 'summer' on ebay.
  • CHRISNOIRCHRISNOIR Posts: 1,400
    Could anyone from down south give us an update on how summer's going down there? I ask as when I mentioned to a mate in Hastings that the past three summers have been sh*t he said they'd been fine.
  • afcbianafcbian Posts: 424
    CHRISNOIR wrote:
    Could anyone from down south give us an update on how summer's going down there? I ask as when I mentioned to a mate in Hastings that the past three summers have been sh*t he said they'd been fine.

    My sister and Parents are down on the South coast and they reckon it's been awful. Cold and wet.
    I ride therefore I am
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 10,188
    CHRISNOIR wrote:
    Could anyone from down south give us an update on how summer's going down there? I ask as when I mentioned to a mate in Hastings that the past three summers have been sh*t he said they'd been fine.
    Not much rain, but certainly not that much sun, and plenty of wind. Next Summer is bound to be better...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,096
    Global Warming I tells yah!!

    I feel like we ve had really good Springs and Autumns recently but the Summers (July & August) have been wam and wet and horrible. I find it hard to judge though cos I ve usually I ve been sent to some desert in August the last few years!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • I didn't realise that there were so many soft, petticoat wearing jessies (mostly Northerners apparently) on these forums. The weather is what it is, MTFU and get out there! (says the guy who's spent the day lying on the sofa watching films)

    And why are the Scots bemoaning the lack of sun? Surely if you exposed your blue skin to the sun for more than a minute you'd be burnt to a crisp and complaining of heat stroke.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,621
    Nice here in Greece, only issue is the lack of a bike :(
  • We had a week of summer. Back in March.
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,680
    CHRISNOIR wrote:
    Could anyone from down south give us an update on how summer's going down there? I ask as when I mentioned to a mate in Hastings that the past three summers have been sh*t he said they'd been fine.

    At the risk of sounding thick how much sun do sunflowers actually need? I ask because I don't feel it's been a particularly great summer here in East Anglia but several of my neighbours have what must be 8-9ft sunflowers in the garden.
  • McBain_v1McBain_v1 Posts: 5,237
    Q. "Who stole the summer?"

    A. The dozy cow who was walking her dog and just stepped out into the road in front of me, knocking me off my bike, causing me to break my collar bone and (this is what really hurt) causing my beloved Reynolds 631 frame to get a bent derailleur hanger and bashed Shimano Ultegra 9-speed derailleur and front STIs :cry: .

    Although I am not due an x-ray until mid-September I am fairly certain that my bone must have healed itself because there's a ruddy great lump near my shoulder now. Not attractive but if it's functionally okay then I'm happy. My bike frame - happily - can be wrenched back into shape because it's an old-school steelie :D

    A winter in the garage on the turbo trainer beckons I suspect.

    What do I ride? Now that's an Enigma!
  • MettanMettan Posts: 2,103
    Worst summer for well over 20 years.
  • Ron StuartRon Stuart Posts: 1,242
    Apparently the amount of people emigrating has fallen. Why? :shock: :shock: :shock:
  • It has been pretty naff. Wot gets me is the constant, overcast greyness of the sky - not so bothered about temperature.
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • No one stole summer 2011.

    It never existed, therefore it was impossible to steal it.
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/uk-14721082?SThisFB

    And here on the South Coast it's been a cool, dour summer, but you'll really have something to complain about when the bitter winter arrives...
  • Coldest one for 19 years.
    Mind you, by the time GISS have finished homogenising & smoothing things, it'll be the hottest one on record! :wink:
    Remember that you are an Englishman and thus have won first prize in the lottery of life.
  • Who stole the "Summer

    March, April, May, June and (some of) July have been great. Seriously where have you guys been?

    The past few years the seasons have been getting more and more messed up/extreme. Spring is now summer, summer is autumn, autumn doesn't know what it wants to be. Usually an extreme of spring, some summer then swiftly changing to winter, unleashing a snow storm of epic 2 inch proportions that cripple our infrastructure and send the country into turmoil.

    People need to MTFU and get on with it. :D
  • bearfraserbearfraser Posts: 435
    2 inch proportions EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH
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