I am officially a wuss!

homers_double
homers_double Posts: 8,019
edited May 2014 in Road general
Lat night I went out for a swift 25 miler (in nowt but shorts and a top) which involved descending cragg vale (6.something miles), I got over Blackstone Edge and was met with the faintest of drizzle.

Looked at the clouds and decided that the rain was heading away from me so carried on down the vale. 1 minute later I was hit by a thunder storm, lightening strikes and hail. Absolutely soaked in about 30 seconds, shoes filled up with water and my feet were freezing cold. Also couldn't see properly because the rain had washed gel out of my hair into my eyes which were stinging like a stung thing.

If you average 20mph down the 5 miles I had left it takes 15 minutes, rim brakes are rubbish compared to my MTB discs as I was squeezing hard to keep some control in the wet with cold hands.

Made it to the bottom and got under a railway bridge shivering and soaked to the skin, aching shoulders from the braking.

Called for backup from home, got driven back to littleborough and the sun came out :roll:

Girls are tougher than me.
Advocate of disc brakes.

Comments

  • drlodge
    drlodge Posts: 4,826
    Pathetic, just HTFU and apply rule 5 next time.
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  • Joeblack
    Joeblack Posts: 829
    All I read was that you had gel in your hair......

    Snm
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  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,019
    Wax actually.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Joeblack
    Joeblack Posts: 829
    Wax actually.


    You're not helping yourself!
    One plays football, tennis or golf, one does not play at cycling
  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    You only had a few miles to get back and some of that was uphill so you'd get warm. Next time take a gilet/armwarmers or buy a newspaper to put down your jersey. Co-op nr. the bridge will have some and then HTFU!
    M.Rushton
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    Also couldn't see properly because the rain had washed gel out of my hair into my eyes which were stinging like a stung thing.
    What?! Gel/Wax eh? That has no place in your hair unless you're a girl ... and the girls would've turned round and told you to MTFU .... then ridden off and left you ...

    you're right - you're a wuss!

    :D
  • Colinthecop
    Colinthecop Posts: 996
    This thread needs locking or deleting.... :shock:
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,019
    Nah, the abuse will be character building.
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  • supermurph09
    supermurph09 Posts: 2,471
    Shave your head, always wear overshoes and put arm warmers in your jersey every ride. Problem solved.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Slowbike wrote:
    Also couldn't see properly because the rain had washed gel out of my hair into my eyes which were stinging like a stung thing.
    What?! Gel/Wax eh? That has no place in your hair unless you're a girl ... and the girls would've turned round and told you to MTFU .... then ridden off and left you ...

    you're right - you're a wuss!

    :D

    Hair has no business on top of your head unless you're a girl. :P
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  • Miles253
    Miles253 Posts: 535
    I call it a learning experience, please study the rules and try again
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  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    Grill wrote:
    Slowbike wrote:
    Also couldn't see properly because the rain had washed gel out of my hair into my eyes which were stinging like a stung thing.
    What?! Gel/Wax eh? That has no place in your hair unless you're a girl ... and the girls would've turned round and told you to MTFU .... then ridden off and left you ...

    you're right - you're a wuss!

    :D

    Hair has no business on top of your head unless you're a girl. :P

    Mines quite dense but I do keep it short ...

    I'm not short though ...
  • andy_s_t
    andy_s_t Posts: 106
    Treat that last 5 miles like a TT giving it everything, you'd have soon warmed up!

    Cold feet aren't fun though and are the hardest bit to warm up, but that's why I normally wear woolie boolies all the time, my feet are always snuggly warm, and the wool lets them breathe in the summer too.
  • clickrumble
    clickrumble Posts: 304
    "Lightening strikes"! haha, what does your bike weigh now?
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,019
    Same as it did before, they didn't hit me you turnip otherwise this keyboard would be driving itself.

    Shits you up though on an exposed hillside in the rain when its flashing away and you're sat on a lump of metal.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    Lightening ... or lightning ...

    Anyway - I bet the lightning strikes had a suitable effect of lightening you ... even if not your bike ;)
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,019
    Well, lightning struck and lightening almost did.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    No shame in being a wuss but safe...
  • gubber12345
    gubber12345 Posts: 493
    you make pussys look like ray winstone..... :lol:
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  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    Shits you up though on an exposed hillside in the rain when its flashing away and you're sat on a lump of metal.

    Your tyres will insulate you from the ground as may your saddle - physicists/science buffs correct me if I'm wrong
    M.Rushton
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,019
    Would you like to be the Guinea Pig?
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  • al_kidder
    al_kidder Posts: 73
    mrushton wrote:
    Shits you up though on an exposed hillside in the rain when its flashing away and you're sat on a lump of metal.

    Your tyres will insulate you from the ground as may your saddle - physicists/science buffs correct me if I'm wrong

    There is a chance that lightning will take a 2 step path to the ground.
  • r0b1et
    r0b1et Posts: 14
    mrushton wrote:
    Shits you up though on an exposed hillside in the rain when its flashing away and you're sat on a lump of metal.

    Your tyres will insulate you from the ground as may your saddle - physicists/science buffs correct me if I'm wrong

    Tyres probably too small - and since wet will probably be electrically Earthed (sorry). [PhD in atmospheric physics!]
  • tootsie323
    tootsie323 Posts: 199
    A hit by lightning will soon warm you up...

    ... and next time, wear a string vest.