Rule #5

bendertherobot
bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
edited February 2014 in Road general
Officially suspended for tomorrow in the South.

Unless you harbour suicidal tendencies..
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  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,515
    Blolloxxs
  • Gethinceri wrote:
    Blolloxxs


    ^^^ this, got a 40miles ride in the morning
  • Definitely suspended for me. They shut the road along the coast due to flying cobblestones!
  • Gethinceri wrote:
    Blolloxxs


    ^^^ this, got a 40miles ride in the morning

    Circular route or one way?

    West to East will be best. In fact, you might not need to pedal. Even up hill.
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  • Managed to take a few hours off work this afternoon to get a cheeky 30 miles in while the Sun was out. Very nice :-)
  • Did a turbo this evening as club ride moved to Sunday
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Officially suspended for tomorrow in the South.

    Unless you harbour suicidal tendencies..

    Got a 200 miler tomorrow. Some of us are built of sterner stuff... :P
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  • VO2min
    VO2min Posts: 28
    Officially suspended for tomorrow in the South.

    Unless you harbour suicidal tendencies..

    Bunch of soft southerners, you need a double dose of rule #5.
  • remember rule 9 folks...
  • Grill wrote:
    Officially suspended for tomorrow in the South.

    Unless you harbour suicidal tendencies..

    Got a 200 miler tomorrow. Some of us are built of sterner stuff... :P

    I'll pray for you. :shock:
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  • Ever had the wind literally stop you ? - happened to me this morning coming over a ridge on the moors. The wind was strong enough to literally slow me to a wobble ! :shock:
    Was only a short ride though- wouldn't want to do 200miles in these gales !
  • Mumbles head now showing 78 mph. System is moving East. Buoys just off Ireland are seeing 80+
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  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    40mph Wind gusts on the met Office weather site is about my limit otherwise risk of getting blown off bike.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Grill wrote:
    Officially suspended for tomorrow in the South.

    Unless you harbour suicidal tendencies..

    Got a 200 miler tomorrow. Some of us are built of sterner stuff... :P

    I'll pray for you. :shock:

    Okay so it ended up being a 109 miler... :( The wind crossing the Severn Bridge was just silly. Still got 75 to do tomorrow so hopefully that will make up for it.
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  • Was that the Audax?
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  • Just back from a ride and it's brutal out there. As per earlier post the wind literally moves you around so have to be very aware of what is around you.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Was that the Audax?

    It was supposed to be. I rode out to the wrong start point and by the time I got to the correct one I was an hour late. I should probably read the route sheets before I leave the house. Can't say this was the first time...

    Oh well, I'll do at as a perm at some point.
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  • It is pretty mad out today, did an out and back ride, averaged 15kph out and nearly 40 all the way back home!
  • Only 5 of us braved the club ride this morning, cross winds were mental and the through and offs into the 25 mph wind and driving icy rain was a total joy. The highlight though, for the other 4 in the group at least, was my good self riding into a flood only to think better of it when I noticed that it went on for another 200m or so; I decided to turn around only to perform the classic "oops can't unclip" scenario. I was actually totally submerged, bike and all. It was Karma that one of the lads who guffawed loudly at my moist misery found, upon exiting the water that he had punctured. That was a joyful 10 minutes waiting for him to sort it while my thumbs froze. Love it!! Reliability tomorrow.
  • kingstonian
    kingstonian Posts: 2,847
    Screw the Rules.

    Keep safe, everyone. I saw a bloke get hit by a gust of wind this morning and blown in front of a car, luckily the driver was switched on, slammed on the brakes and all ended well.
  • Tomorrow looks better.


    About tea time
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  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Tomorrow looks better.


    About tea time

    Everything looks better at tea time!
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,052
    Friday evening my train got cancelled halfway, as luck would have it I had my single speed with me so I rode the remaining 65 miles home, in the dark wet windy back lanes of Hampshire & Wiltshire all the way back to Marlborough, no idea how I found my way the rain was so bad i could barely see.

    4.40 mins later I made it, then had to get changed and ride 15 miles to the station to pickup my car.

    I also wish i'd had some cycling clothes rather than my jean shirt and work shoes.
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffin wrote:
    Friday evening my train got cancelled halfway, as luck would have it I had my single speed with me so I rode the remaining 65 miles home, in the dark wet windy back lanes of Hampshire & Wiltshire all the way back to Marlborough, no idea how I found my way the rain was so bad i could barely see.

    4.40 mins later I made it, then had to get changed and ride 15 miles to the station to pickup my car.

    I also wish i'd had some cycling clothes rather than my jean shirt and work shoes.

    :shock:

    I may have waited for the next train I think!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,052
    mattyarse wrote:
    itboffin wrote:
    Friday evening my train got cancelled halfway, as luck would have it I had my single speed with me so I rode the remaining 65 miles home, in the dark wet windy back lanes of Hampshire & Wiltshire all the way back to Marlborough, no idea how I found my way the rain was so bad i could barely see.

    4.40 mins later I made it, then had to get changed and ride 15 miles to the station to pickup my car.

    I also wish i'd had some cycling clothes rather than my jean shirt and work shoes.

    :shock:

    I may have waited for the next train I think!

    It crossed my mind but 7.30 hours was a tad long to wait
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    itboffin wrote:
    Friday evening my train got cancelled halfway, as luck would have it I had my single speed with me so I rode the remaining 65 miles home, in the dark wet windy back lanes of Hampshire & Wiltshire all the way back to Marlborough, no idea how I found my way the rain was so bad i could barely see.

    4.40 mins later I made it, then had to get changed and ride 15 miles to the station to pickup my car.

    I also wish i'd had some cycling clothes rather than my jean shirt and work shoes.

    possibly a bit late now but couldn't you have cycled straight to your car and saved yourself 30 miles (15 home and then back to the station)?
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  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    You do have to ask yourself...what's the point? in certain weather.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,052
    Chris Bass wrote:
    itboffin wrote:
    Friday evening my train got cancelled halfway, as luck would have it I had my single speed with me so I rode the remaining 65 miles home, in the dark wet windy back lanes of Hampshire & Wiltshire all the way back to Marlborough, no idea how I found my way the rain was so bad i could barely see.

    4.40 mins later I made it, then had to get changed and ride 15 miles to the station to pickup my car.

    I also wish i'd had some cycling clothes rather than my jean shirt and work shoes.

    possibly a bit late now but couldn't you have cycled straight to your car and saved yourself 30 miles (15 home and then back to the station)?

    Yes
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Cygnus
    Cygnus Posts: 1,879
    Officially suspended for tomorrow in the South.

    Unless you harbour suicidal tendencies..
    Southerners have always been known as southern softies.