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Whether to weather the weather

gingamangingaman Posts: 576
edited February 2014 in Commuting chat
Afternoon all, looking forward to your ride home or not? I don't have adequate waterproofs so as the current weather snapshot shows, I am going to get soaked. Warm bath when I get in I reckon

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Have a good weekend :lol:

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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    Your skin will keep your dry Gingaman - shame the Lomo hasnt yet arrived...
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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,490
    Na - checked the forecast last night and they said "light rain" so thought I'd risk it ... then checked again this morning and it said "heavy rain" ... stuff that ... what with the ice this morning it wasn't worth the bother ... I'll just turbo later ;)
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    slowbike wrote:
    Na - checked the forecast last night and they said "light rain" so thought I'd risk it ... then checked again this morning and it said "heavy rain" ... stuff that ... what with the ice this morning it wasn't worth the bother ... I'll just turbo later ;)

    Did you check the wind strength as well?

    You might want to.
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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,490
    slowbike wrote:
    Na - checked the forecast last night and they said "light rain" so thought I'd risk it ... then checked again this morning and it said "heavy rain" ... stuff that ... what with the ice this morning it wasn't worth the bother ... I'll just turbo later ;)

    Did you check the wind strength as well?

    You might want to.

    I didn't have beans last night, but the fan will be on - that'll be strong enough for the wind ... ;)
  • fatsmokerfatsmoker Posts: 638
    Blowing strong here and looks like a cross wind. :cry:
  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    I saw the forecast for tonight, particualrly the strong winds and left the bike at home. Didn't fancy getting blown into the path of a car / lorry
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    Nothing to get blown home about up here......
    Faster than a tent.......
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    Edit: actually, possibly not. Sorry.
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  • gingamangingaman Posts: 576
    It wasn't actually that bad in the end, bit windy in places and I need new shoes, current ones must think they are fish they are so wet all the time.

    Oh yeah got a 'visit' too, 10 mins from home. Walked it for about 100 yards trying to decide whether to change it or push it. Changed it in the end
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,379
    Wusses!

    (That said I missed my appointment at 6 so....)

    I suppose living in NL for 3 years gives you a different view of wind...

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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    Got blown sideways a couple of times and ended up definitively damp, but it felt nice and fast, I didn't get any PRs on the way home. I picked up three PRs on my lunchtime ride thanks to a strong southerly breeze.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    Rule #5
    Rule #9

    That is all
  • MrSwearyMrSweary Posts: 1,699
    PBo wrote:
    Rule #5
    Rule #9

    That is all

    Indeed. Shameful.
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  • gingamangingaman Posts: 576
    MrSweary wrote:
    PBo wrote:
    Rule #5
    Rule #9

    That is all

    Indeed. Shameful.

    I did. And I am. 8)
  • Most enjoyable ride of the week, I thought.
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  • Hot Orange wrote:
    Most enjoyable ride of the week, I thought.

    Depends which direction you were riding, I guess. My ride westbound along Embankment was a fun mix of brutal headwind and the occasional crosswind gust. Then it started raining. Slowest average speed for quite a while.
    Shut up, knees!

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  • dyrlacdyrlac Posts: 735
    Was a bit damp and windy I suppose down the Embankment, but while I was anticipating it, there was no wall of wind at Millbank around 1815. Thereby encouraged, I put in a cheeky clockwise lap of RP, solely to say I had done it/rule 9. And now I have, so I'll get my coat ...
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,008
    Just watched this morning's forecast. Going to start developing gills at this rate. Hope those near the Thames are keeping their feet dry. Was on the train through Oxford this time last week and it was already surrounded by vast lagoons to the West.
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  • rjsterry wrote:
    Just watched this morning's forecast. Going to start developing gills at this rate. Hope those near the Thames are keeping their feet dry. Was on the train through Oxford this time last week and it was already surrounded by vast lagoons to the West.

    molesey is looking very vurnable at the moment the Thames has breached its banks that side and it's all flat so there are a lot of houses potentially as the river is now at the same height but only 100 ft or so away, plenty of the houses nr Hampton Court are wet, one has a under garage with a Ferrari poking out of the folds water....
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    Aww shame...
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