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oblongomaculatusoblongomaculatus Posts: 453
edited March 2016 in The cake stop
1] You go out for a ride and leave your ultra-warm-but-breathable, windproof, water repellent, clima-protection all-singing, all dancing winter jacket at home.

2] You've swallowed your first insect of the year. Double points if it was a bumble bee.*

3] Post ride, you discover exposed bits of you have turned from white to pale pink.


Well, two out of three isn't bad...

*It was something small and gnatty today, if anyone's wondering. But I have actually caught a bumble bee in my mouth, more than once.

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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,691
    4) it chucks it down all bank holiday weekend.
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,442
    It's not spring for me until I see the first Sports Science/Studies student wearing flip-flops.


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • 4) it chucks it down all bank holiday weekend.

    Snow on the first day of the cricket season is also traditional.

    However, I think it's only really spring when you start seeing orange tip butterflies, http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species. ... cardamines and it's not really summer until you stop seeing them. Mid April to mid June, roughly.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Milan - San Remo starts.

    Obviously.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,119
    5) I have to start cutting the grass every 10 days.
    6) i can dispense with the long John's.
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  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    The C2W threads start :lol:
  • Back to the windproof jacket today. Although I did see, flying low across the road in front of me, a cuckoo.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,887
    ...I can do an uplift day and not have to wash the bike afterwards.
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  • SCR PedroSCR Pedro Posts: 912
    2] You've swallowed your first insect of the year. Double points if it was a bumble bee.*

    A wasp stung me on the tongue today. Nearly caused a crash. How many points is that?
    It still hurts.
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