Is it summer yet?

ChrisSA
ChrisSA Posts: 455
edited February 2012 in Road beginners
I missed the heat this week due to being away.

Is it summer now? Can I use my nice wheels tomorrow?

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  • It was certainly nice to ditch the winter gear yesterday :-)
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  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,425
    'Tis here :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • themekon
    themekon Posts: 197
    It was summer here yesterday,bit autumnal today and its back to winter tomorrow
  • nickel
    nickel Posts: 476
    With it being the start of March on thursday in my mind this means its spring and I can finally ditch my godawful crud road racers, sure they keep you and the bike comparitevly clean but my god THE RUBBING DRIVES ME INSANE.
  • ianbar
    ianbar Posts: 1,354
    i set off this morning at 7, and was surprised by the chill in the air(have taken a layer off thinking it would be warmer) but in the sun it was nice and warm
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  • ChrisSA
    ChrisSA Posts: 455
    I don't have too much of a problem with the cruds. For me they have made winter riding a pleasure. Of course, most of the rear guard has broken off, and the front tail is missing...

    Went out with a base layet and s/s jersey + arm warmers. As you say, nice in the sun, but a wee bit chilly when starting off again.
    Nice cafe stop near Hampton Court in the sun.
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Nickel wrote:
    With it being the start of March on thursday in my mind this means its spring and I can finally ditch my godawful crud road racers, sure they keep you and the bike comparitevly clean but my god THE RUBBING DRIVES ME INSANE.

    fit them properly then.
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  • MattC59 wrote:
    Nickel wrote:
    With it being the start of March on thursday in my mind this means its spring and I can finally ditch my godawful crud road racers, sure they keep you and the bike comparitevly clean but my god THE RUBBING DRIVES ME INSANE.

    fit them properly then.

    :D
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    Sort of half here, the country roads in these parts are still caked in mud-n-shit as i found out today
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  • luv2ride
    luv2ride Posts: 2,367
    Today was lovely down in the SW. Had a really good ride - normal short training route (only had a "pass" for a couple of hours this afternoon) but on the summer bike at last, and no mudguards. Also first ride without any windproof layers for as long as I can remember! Maybe a combined placebo effect (sun, warmish, no winter gear) but so much more fun than usual :D
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  • Gizmodo
    Gizmodo Posts: 1,928
    Tis the season of two halves. Went out at 6:30am and it was 1 degree according to my Garmin, 2 hours later it was a massive 2 degrees. Went shopping in the car in the afternoon and if was (according to Jaguar) 12 degrees.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Judging by the number of people I see out riding in shorts, I presumed it already was!
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • nickel
    nickel Posts: 476
    MattC59 wrote:
    Nickel wrote:
    With it being the start of March on thursday in my mind this means its spring and I can finally ditch my godawful crud road racers, sure they keep you and the bike comparitevly clean but my god THE RUBBING DRIVES ME INSANE.

    fit them properly then.

    :D

    Alas no matter how much I adjust them, they always end up rubbing again by the end of the ride :(
  • petemadoc
    petemadoc Posts: 2,331
    As long as the gritters are still out on the roads, I'm afraid to say

    It is NOT summer :(
  • ilm_zero7
    ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    yes indeed - 14 degrees this morning so still set off in arm warmers - but a 30 deg peak today
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