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thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
edited October 2018 in The bottom bracket
Morning,

Looks very cold outside.
I think it's time to dig out the thermal bibs for the commute.
Today's not going to be fun, I've hardly slept all night.

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890
    Mostly self inflicted shoot sleep as I watched the gp on channel 4

    Out on the fun bike later
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,914
    Morning , yes cold here as well —3 degrees and it’s froze over the rain we had last night, dog walked , porridge consumed at least that’s warmed me up a bit, have to take the car back to the garage this morning, so hopefully bike ride later , when it warms up
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    'ning

    it's definitely cold, office, many coffees, sundry carbs, lurk in lab, bail
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    Ground still covered in frost here in the creative county.
    Farked if this fox is venturing out of his den yet.
    Missus wants to replace one of the rugs in the living room, so wallet will be taking a hit later. :(
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Morning, South Derbyshire very cool and certainly not venturing out to clear car or get cold until I have to. Family all at home today so may be retail therapy later, hopefully not. Night ride tonight hopefully, let's see what happens.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Had planned an early ride out this morning but a mates report of ice on the country lanes has put an end to that.
  • Heavy weekend, 420 miles of motorway, too much wine, went on a bike ride through Cheddar Gorge, got snowed on.

    Ran this morning and it was -1.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    Bit chilly on the bike this morning - had to pedal a bit harder to keep warm but at least it woke me up a bit. Now stuffing face with lots of food ready for some tedious meetings.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Bit chilly on the bike this morning - had to pedal a bit harder to keep warm but at least it woke me up a bit. Now stuffing face with lots of food ready for some tedious meetings.

    Jeez. I you think the meetings are tedious, spare a thought for those you are meeting. :lol:
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    Overshoes.
    If that's not enough, tin foil over your toes, under the overshoes.
    Tin foil in your shoes under the insoles.

    The tin foil does fall to bits after a while and makes a mess everywhere.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-toe-thingy-2
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    Tell your toes to stop fcuking. Although that could explain why having 6 toes on each foot is common up in your part of the world :)
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    Tell your toes to stop fcuking. Although that could explain why having 6 toes on each foot is common up in your part of the world :)

    Surely 6 toes is an advantage to a bean counter of your eminence? Once you run out of fingers... :P
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Evening folks,
    Busy day learning the new job. Major disaster at work with the announcement that cake day is being replaced by fruit day. Now I know fruit cake can be a fine thing, but fruit is no replacement for cake! Somebody is going to be on the receiving end of a pineapple, and not in a way SG would approve of.
    Off to see my mum shortly before she heads off to Italy for a bit. Pedalling tomorrow.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    ballysmate wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    Tell your toes to stop fcuking. Although that could explain why having 6 toes on each foot is common up in your part of the world :)

    Surely 6 toes is an advantage to a bean counter of your eminence? Once you run out of fingers... :P
    That's what minions are for . Physical attributes are important :)
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    Tell your toes to stop fcuking. Although that could explain why having 6 toes on each foot is common up in your part of the world :)

    Surely 6 toes is an advantage to a bean counter of your eminence? Once you run out of fingers... :P
    That's what minions are for . Physical attributes are important :)

    Yes, but using those attributes only enable your best looking minions to count to 2 though.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    Over shoes, or shoe covers Bally. That's the terminology you need. Now go search Wiggle.
    Neoprene one's are sometimes tight but give you great protection and are often waterproof.
    But if you don't go out in the wet, you don't necessarily need Neoprene.There are waterproof alternatives to Neoprene.
    For example: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lizard-skins-dr ... oe-covers/

    Do not buy Planet x shyte.
    Go ask on the question on censored 's thread for recommendations.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    ballysmate wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    Tell your toes to stop fcuking. Although that could explain why having 6 toes on each foot is common up in your part of the world :)

    Surely 6 toes is an advantage to a bean counter of your eminence? Once you run out of fingers... :P
    That's what minions are for . Physical attributes are important :)

    Yes, but using those attributes only enable your best looking minions to count to 2 though.
    I have several attractive minions so not a problem if I line them all up.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    Tell your toes to stop fcuking. Although that could explain why having 6 toes on each foot is common up in your part of the world :)

    Surely 6 toes is an advantage to a bean counter of your eminence? Once you run out of fingers... :P
    That's what minions are for . Physical attributes are important :)

    Yes, but using those attributes only enable your best looking minions to count to 2 though.
    I have several attractive minions so not a problem if I line them all up.

    Several = 4? After all 3 is a few. So, (4 x 20) + 8 = 88. ? Up to 88 or multiples of 10 (880), 100 (8800) and so on. I guess it has it's usefulness. You know what the extra 8 is, don't you?
    Unless that should be 12 ha ha.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    pinno wrote:
    Over shoes, or shoe covers Bally. That's the terminology you need. Now go search Wiggle.
    Neoprene one's are sometimes tight but give you great protection and are often waterproof.
    But if you don't go out in the wet, you don't necessarily need Neoprene.There are waterproof alternatives to Neoprene.
    For example: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lizard-skins-dr ... oe-covers/

    Do not buy Planet x shyte.
    Go ask on the question on censored 's thread for recommendations.

    I was wearing Planet Flex shite overshoes. :oops:
    Will take your and SG's advice on board, oh Wise One.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    The toe warmers won't give you much protection. If you are like me, you want something that covers the whole foot.

    Those ^ lizard skins are good value.
    Oh and Merino socks - best sourced from Aldi.

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/crane-merino-ble ... 0228450200

    Fantastic socks.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    pinno wrote:
    The toe warmers won't give you much protection. If you are like me, you want something that covers the whole foot.

    Those ^ lizard skins are good value.
    Oh and Merino socks - best sourced from Aldi.

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/crane-merino-ble ... 0228450200

    Fantastic socks.

    Was wearing the Aldi socks and PX overshoes. Will look at better quality ones.

    I also bought some of the Aldi waterproof socks. As yet untested.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    'Waterproof socks'? Are they an overshoe?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    pinno wrote:
    The toe warmers won't give you much protection. If you are like me, you want something that covers the whole foot.

    Those ^ lizard skins are good value.
    Oh and Merino socks - best sourced from Aldi.

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/crane-merino-ble ... 0228450200

    Fantastic socks.

    Just checked Wiggle. Only midget size in stock. Bah!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    Not Merino though and if you have good shoe covers, why do you need waterproof socks?

    I still have a pair of Sidi overshoes I bought eons ago. They are good.
    They're pretty pricey now though.

    As I said, go on the censored 's review thread and ask the question.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    pinno wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    Out for a couple of hours on the bike this morning, not as cold as I had feared. I was pretty cosy, apart from my fcuking toes. Any ideas?
    Tell your toes to stop fcuking. Although that could explain why having 6 toes on each foot is common up in your part of the world :)

    Surely 6 toes is an advantage to a bean counter of your eminence? Once you run out of fingers... :P
    That's what minions are for . Physical attributes are important :)

    Yes, but using those attributes only enable your best looking minions to count to 2 though.
    I have several attractive minions so not a problem if I line them all up.

    Several = 4? After all 3 is a few. So, (4 x 20) + 8 = 88. ? Up to 88 or multiples of 10 (880), 100 (8800) and so on. I guess it has it's usefulness. You know what the extra 8 is, don't you?
    Unless that should be 12 ha ha.
    Yep, I understand Pinno maths :)
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  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    There's usually a transition period between summer and winter riding (I think it's called 'Autumn') but this year seems to have been different. For various reasons, I have only been on the bike briefly in the last couple of weeks but when I last had a decent ride, the temperature was still in the 20s and I was in shorts / short sleeves. Went out early yesterday and it was flucking freezing (literally!). At this rate, the real cold weather gear will be making an appearance in a few days (that said, I think I'm getting soft / even softer in my old age.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    I think the real answer to the cold weather/personal heating problem is electric.
    If my shed was big enough, I would get to work and patent my idea: Adjustable electric generation heating facility.
    It would consist of a hub dynamo (lower resistance/less faff) connected to an all in one body suit and a network of heating elements through a set if rheostat's mounted on the handle bars.
    Then I would add upgrades such as Willy and handlebar warmers and even tyre and brake block warmers.

    Being so complex, this would be impossible to fix by the user and so I could cash in on service and after market parts.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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