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Windy Monday - Yellow warning

mlgtmlgt Posts: 366
edited February 2016 in Commuting chat
So looking ahead for the weeks weather I noticed that Monday brings a yellow warning.

Heavy rain and wind gusts over 51 mph. Last months wind was a little hairy at times.

Morning commute is fine, but with heavy rain, gusts and even poorer visibility for us cyclists will be worse,
I'm debating to man down and take the tube in, considering the tube strike is now called off.

Whats your thoughts on this commuters :) HTFU? or stay alive?
N2 - SW1

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  • Tomorrow? Stay alive. And, because our students are on a study and assessment week, and there's no assessment tomorrow, come home early and make sure our child minder doesn't have to take the youngest, in his pram, to pick the rest up from school.

    Our peak gusts are forecast to be 70 mph. That's too much.
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  • jamescojamesco Posts: 687
    mlgt wrote:
    Whats your thoughts on this commuters :) HTFU? or stay alive?
    Sailing to work and grinding home is how it's been for the past month, so nothing new. Plus ça change, innit?
  • Oh, this one's a bit special. I was pedalling to go downhill one day last week. I reckon, tomorrow, if I caught a gust in the same place I'd be pushed back up.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,931
    Tomorrow? Stay alive. And, because our students are on a study and assessment week, and there's no assessment tomorrow, come home early and make sure our child minder doesn't have to take the youngest, in his pram, to pick the rest up from school.

    Our peak gusts are forecast to be 70 mph. That's too much.

    yeah i saw that, we had 50+ today and it was very very hard going, god only know what speeds it was Sat I hid indoors - i'll make my judgement call in the morning.
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  • That's average peak gusts as well. Rogue ones will be worse.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,898 Lives Here
    Yellow means 'be aware', right?
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,931
    it means dont eat the snow
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored 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.
  • Yellow means 'be aware', right?

    Yep. And amber means be afraid.
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  • Last time Imogen was coming the super injuction made sure no one knew. You won't miss this one.
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  • In the Highlands I measure winds by how many roof tiles we lose. The one last week was a "FIVE"
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  • mlgtmlgt Posts: 366
    well Im still in two minds, granted a fresh laundered kit to work is calling.

    Decided I will take the tube on this instance as the last time I cycled home in a storm, the hail that lashed me felt I was being pebble dashed alive. Wasn't a nice feeling.

    Stay safe to those commuting on monday :)
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  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 3,014
    We've been upgraded to amber.
    Given my route either takes along a long road on top of a quite tall, but very exposed hill, which is renounced for its cyclist danger, im not going to risk it.
    Yes, a 51mph average WSW gust will ensure that I top out my pb on the way home, but being alive isn't worth the pb attempt!
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,931
    Not going outside in that no way
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored 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.
  • Was woken by it but it seems a bit quieter now.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,898 Lives Here
    Well I'm gonna pay for all those strava PBs on my SS tonight....
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Well I'm gonna pay for all those strava PBs on my SS tonight....
    Was out Friday eve so left the bike at work. So I get none of the PBs in, and the headwind home :roll:
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  • TheStoneTheStone Posts: 2,291
    I was smashing it this morning. There was no wind.
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  • The FugglerThe Fuggler Posts: 1,228
    80mph gusts down here in the south west. Chapeau to the guy who was riding to work in it. Nutter.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,931
    Today might be a new record for here in Windshire
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored 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.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,898 Lives Here
    Really was fine down embankment.

    Had much worse commutes down there.

    It was square on headwind and not all that gusty.

    #overrated.
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,359
    Unpleasant both ways (N London to West End) but not unrideable. A certain element of grip of death on the bars at times (not helped by today's bike having bullhorns), and the rain at one thirty was unpleasant.
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    I do front brake on and lift the rear wheel to get the pedal back into place thing when I stop at the lights, as I'm on a fixed gear.

    Tried that yesterday. Rear wheel lifted and was suddenly 3 ft sideways due to the wind. Poxy Canary Wharf wind tunnels.
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  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,111
    Was it windy yesterday? Honestly didn't notice.
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