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Who else wimped out ?

shedheadshedhead Posts: 367
edited April 2012 in The bottom bracket
Hi all,

Normally commute in every day regardless of weather year round on my fixed ( 10 each way) , best bike in summer.
Kids off school, mrs shopping in town, our car is free, look out bedroom window for 10 mins, 2" of snow on our road,
Should i, shan't i?

Horrendous wind
I'm ashamed to say, i've let you down brothers ! :oops:

Who else gone to the dark side & drove in ?
:lol:
'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts'.

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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,199
    May I reccomend - viewforum.php?f=40012
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  • shedheadshedhead Posts: 367
    Why?
    'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts'.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,868
    shedhead wrote:
    Why?

    'cos it's already covering the same topic?

    Edit

    Sorry, I assumed it was linking to the Snow, Snow, Snow thread!
  • shedheadshedhead Posts: 367
    i haven't looked in the commuter forum as this is my regular stop. Yes i ride in every day, but i'm a club member & race, so does that make me a commuter or a "proper" roadie ?
    'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts'.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    shedhead wrote:
    i haven't looked in the commuter forum as this is my regular stop. Yes i ride in every day, but i'm a club member & race, so does that make me a commuter or a "proper" roadie ?

    I'm staying out of this one :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,443 Lives Here
    shedhead wrote:
    i haven't looked in the commuter forum as this is my regular stop. Yes i ride in every day, but i'm a club member & race, so does that make me a commuter or a "proper" roadie ?

    Maybe you could post in both...?

    You'll find quite a few of the regular commuter contributors do as much (if not more) road cycling as the lot over on road.
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    I commute, I rode in in terrential rain and wind - wouldn't normally bother me, except i removed my mudguards 2 weeks ago and forgot just how much protection they actualyl do provide!
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    team47b wrote:
    shedhead wrote:
    i haven't looked in the commuter forum as this is my regular stop. Yes i ride in every day, but i'm a club member & race, so does that make me a commuter or a "proper" roadie ?

    I'm staying out of this one :D


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  • y33stuy33stu Posts: 376
    I rode in yesterday morning in a quite a heavy rain, was soaked by the time I got in, soaking feet as didnt bother with the overshoes. Looked outside at 5pm and saw what can only be described as a blizzard, horizontal wind and snow combo. Would have been a headwind all the way home, so left the bike in the office and got the bus home, which meant bus in today. Will be cycling home tonight though as the blue skies have returned. Ps. I commute, and am a weekend roadie, but usually stick to this forum for reading.
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  • afsafs Posts: 5
    I had breakfast, got ready in the commuting gear, bag packed. Then got my 11mth old daughter out of bed and opened the blinds so that she can wave at people (there is no one there just likes to wave)

    saw the rain/sleet coming in at a 45 degree angle, looked at the 2 cars and drove into work in my commuting gear and changed at work like i normally do
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Lets be honest - we have a soft climate here. I've never been turned back on a cycle commute due to weather.........
    Faster than a tent.......
  • shedheadshedhead Posts: 367
    In mitigation, It's only the once Mrs Wembley !
    'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts'.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,868
    Rolf F wrote:
    Lets be honest - we have a soft climate here. I've never been turned back on a cycle commute due to weather.........

    Nor me because I always start out in the car if it looks dodgy ;) (not really, only just done my first winter of commuting though).
  • cyberknightcyberknight Posts: 1,238
    I wimped out, glad i did coming home at 5.30 am after nights there was a lot of snow + slush on the country lanes so i would have definetly had an off or got side swiped by a sliding vehicle.
    Off the bike anyway till friday as the works nurse told me no lifting/cycling till my suspected hernia had settled down.
    FCN 3/5/9
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    shedhead wrote:
    i haven't looked in the commuter forum as this is my regular stop. Yes i ride in every day, but i'm a club member & race, so does that make me a commuter or a "proper" roadie ?

    Maybe you could post in both...?

    You'll find quite a few of the regular commuter contributors do as much (if not more) road cycling as the lot over on road.

    I've even posted in the "girls in..." threads..... 8)
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  • Tony-JTony-J Posts: 53
    Aye rode in and back from work at midnight. Gales and horizontal sleet in the face. Earned the question today 'did you make it home last night?'
    A: no I didn't make it, I died on the way.
    Glen (work colleague) 'So Tony, those stars in the sky..they're not really small...they're really far away?'
    Glen:'so the Scottish, the Welch and the Irish all have their own languages..so why don't the English have their own language?'
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    If there is one thing I have learnt this week, its that Paris-Roubaix must be a F*cking hard race.
  • porlyworlyporlyworly Posts: 441
    I didn't wimp out yesterday but wish I did, weather was truly barbaric
    First love - Genesis Equilibrium 20
    Dirty - Forme Calver CX Sport
    Quickie - Scott CR1 SL HMX
    Notable ex's - Kinesis Crosslight, Specialized Tricross
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,868
    The hardest commute I've done going home last night. Extrremely strong headwind for the whole 18.5 miles other than a few minor changes of direction which gave a cross wind to push me out into the traffic (fortunately the country roads were quiet!). Mile for mile it was one of the hardest rides I can recall despite the route being extremely flat. Ended up averaging 14mph rather than the usual 17 - 18!
  • TeeceTeece Posts: 138
    I went mountain biking yesterday [which is a nice alternative to pounding the miles in the lanes]. We got as far as the the climb to the top of the Waseley Hills. The wind was blowing the snow horizontally across the hillside. It was so hard it made you gasp. We had to turn our heads out of the wind and just snatch glances of the trail ahead. My face and legs felt like they had been rubbed with nettles. We turned back early and only did 13 miles!
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