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SNOW !!!

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edited December 2017 in The bottom bracket
Was supposed to arrive on Sunday but it's now snowing over Ilkley Moor.....I hate winter !!

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,750
    Yes I think we all hate winter , snow, ice, freezing winds does not bode well with road cycling, it’s a good job we have trainers at home.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    I have trainers in my locker at work as well. I find them a very comfortable and practical footwear.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,364
    No snow here in South Derbyshire but bloody cold and damp. And I can smell MF,s trainers from here.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    its summer here in Bristol ... well I say Summer, there are xmas decorations and no leaves on the trees, but the weather is the same
  • I don't hate winter. I just switch to other things. It's nice walking in the winter hills. Snow angels and sledges. What's not to like?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,243
    The snow makes everything look clean and white.

    Better than pouring rain. Now the sun has popped out, the light meter is through the roof.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Snow is great if you live somewhere like the Alps where you can use it for something fun. I used to love being in Bavaria in winter but in the UK its nice a pretty to look at for a day or so than its just annoying censored I have to sweep off my garden path every morning.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    fat daddy wrote:
    its summer here in Bristol ... well I say Summer, there are xmas decorations and no leaves on the trees, but the weather is the same


    take that back ... just looking out the window wishing I was riding and noticed the hills in the distance are white .. damn .. only a few miles away but didnt quite get to me !
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    I don't hate winter. I just switch to other things. It's nice walking in the winter hills. Snow angels and sledges. What's not to like?


    Hypothermia and frost bite generally.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Snow is great if you live somewhere like the Alps where you can use it for something fun. I used to love being in Bavaria in winter but in the UK its nice a pretty to look at for a day or so than its just annoying censored I have to sweep off my garden path every morning.
    I'd change that for London and the suburbs that if you do see any it's pretty for a couple of hours until it's turned to grey slush by hordes of people.
  • veronese68 wrote:
    Snow is great if you live somewhere like the Alps where you can use it for something fun. I used to love being in Bavaria in winter but in the UK its nice a pretty to look at for a day or so than its just annoying censored I have to sweep off my garden path every morning.
    I'd change that for London and the suburbs that if you do see any it's pretty for a couple of hours until it's turned to grey slush by hordes of people.

    I thought in London it actually snowed grey such is the level of pollution.
  • I don't hate winter. I just switch to other things. It's nice walking in the winter hills. Snow angels and sledges. What's not to like?


    Hypothermia and frost bite generally.
    Had hypothermia a couple of times (early stages only). Bad kit choice every time. I've learnt a lot since and it's been well over ten years since my last case despite putting myself out in conditions where it could easily happen.

    Full winter conditions in the lakes or well below zero temperatures plus windchill while paddling a whitewater river for example. They were the last two situations I hit hypothermia in, last case probably 15 years ago.

    I'm sorry winter is a nice time to be out in if you have the right kit.

    PS bringing it back to cycling. The first time I saw a fat bike was in Wheelbase in Staveley. It was about the time I walked up nearby hills in deep snow to see ski tracks and some strange tracks that looked like bike tracks. Later on that walk I saw the guy riding it. Looked like he was having fun too. More than us because it's hard work wading through knee deep snow.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,364
    What a difference a few days makes, lots of snow in South Derbyshire now.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,243
    Stunning, unspoilt.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    My garden looks as good as anyone else's today. :D
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,243
    ballysmate wrote:
    My garden looks as good as anyone else's today. :D
    It must be all that hard work you put into it.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    veronese68 wrote:
    Snow is great if you live somewhere like the Alps where you can use it for something fun. I used to love being in Bavaria in winter but in the UK its nice a pretty to look at for a day or so than its just annoying censored I have to sweep off my garden path every morning.
    I'd change that for London and the suburbs that if you do see any it's pretty for a couple of hours until it's turned to grey slush by hordes of people.

    I thought in London it actually snowed grey such is the level of pollution.
    Up to central London for a mate's birthday lunch today and it was snowing quite heavily. Quite strange to see a couple of blokes carrying a Christmas tree in town in heavy snow. Didn't last long as predicted but very pretty whilst it lasted.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    pinno wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    My garden looks as good as anyone else's today. :D
    It must be all that hard work you put into it.

    I really wish I could take the credit.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,243
    ballysmate wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    My garden looks as good as anyone else's today. :D
    It must be all that hard work you put into it.

    I really wish I could take the credit.

    It's mother nature - you're working in harmony with her, pure genius Bally.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,271
    It would be ok if I didn't have to go anywhere, but I know the journeys that are bloody awful in normal conditions are going to be almost pointless trying when they get snowed on. The problem is, that if that is the journey home from work, I doubt I'm staying at work for the night.

    We've had a couple of Amber Snow warnings, but so far I've only seen the white stuff.


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • Was supposed to arrive on Sunday but it's now snowing over Ilkley Moor.....I hate winter !!

    Nice area, you've only a few miles outside outside Bradford & Leeds, but you'd be mistaken in thinking you're in the secluded wilderness. Ive gone across the top of the Moor without seeing another person or hearing any noise. Bliss.

    Ive done a bit of cycling there past Otley, Askwith, lkley, Bolton Abbey and out towards Grassington. But it seems the opposite of the above, you can't avoid people as its such a popular cycling route. F' ing hilly up the Chevin from Otley! Must be one of the steepest roads in the area?
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