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So, who is going to be brave enough to ride their bike in the predicted 30c plus weather over the weekend?

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,851
    According to my garden thermometer it was 32 today and given I was working in the garden my sunburnt neck stands testimony to it being bloody hot. I will be riding all wkend though hopefully before it gets to hot.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,723
    I wish! Family have other plans.
    FWIW, I hate high temperatures at rest but have ridden quite comfortably in 38 degrees. Wind chill may be minimal but it helps.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 523
    Sounds brilliant, I do hope to get time to be out n about in this lovely warm stuff
    …and home before any thunderstorms put a dampener on things





  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,987
    It will be riding earlier for me, hopefully relaxing in the afternoon sun
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 4,456
    It was a little warm here yesterday... 35C for most of the afternoon, and topped out at 39C. One of the harder 95-mile rides I've done.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 48,146 Lives Here
    For sure. Evenings when it’s weather like this are glorious.
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,604
    I don't cycle much these days but would happily go out today if I could. I would avoid bigger climbs though, especially those exposed to the sun.

    I tend to run more these days and tend to struggle in the heat as there's less cooling effect. If I race anything upwards of the high teens is challenging. That said, when we had the couple of hot days towards the end of June I did a 10k run along Brighton seafront when it had been 34 degrees (it was down to about 32 when I ran).
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 48,146 Lives Here
    Running?! What kind of psychopath are you?!
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,604
    Too lazy to sort out the bike and get kitted up. Running takes up less time.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,851
    About the same as us biking in it. PS I swing both ways bike and run. Well jog.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,604
    Nah, to feel like I've done a worthwhile bike ride I would expect to be out 2-4 hours. Even my longest marathon training runs only take 3.5 hours and I don't have to wash a dirty bike when I get home. It probably takes 10 minutes less to get ready and out of the house too.
  • singletonsingleton Posts: 1,605
    30 miles last night starting around 6:15, and will try to get 30-40 done tomorrow morning - although tomorrow doesn't look as hot.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,237
    Pross said:

    Nah, to feel like I've done a worthwhile bike ride I would expect to be out 2-4 hours. Even my longest marathon training runs only take 3.5 hours and I don't have to wash a dirty bike when I get home. It probably takes 10 minutes less to get ready and out of the house too.

    Interesting - I don't feel much difference in effort between a 20 minute 5k run to a 20 minute lap of Richmond Park. I guess it is harder to maintain the effort on the bike, but if I push hard, I can get a worthwhile ride in half an hour. It's not the same as "going for a ride", but I enjoy the feeling anyway.
    and then the next thing you know
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,896
    Pross said:

    Nah, to feel like I've done a worthwhile bike ride I would expect to be out 2-4 hours. Even my longest marathon training runs only take 3.5 hours and I don't have to wash a dirty bike when I get home. It probably takes 10 minutes less to get ready and out of the house too.

    An opinion that should probably go in the unpopular on bikeradar opinions thread. I agree though. The problem with running is that it breaks bodies.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,896

    Pross said:

    Nah, to feel like I've done a worthwhile bike ride I would expect to be out 2-4 hours. Even my longest marathon training runs only take 3.5 hours and I don't have to wash a dirty bike when I get home. It probably takes 10 minutes less to get ready and out of the house too.

    Interesting - I don't feel much difference in effort between a 20 minute 5k run to a 20 minute lap of Richmond Park. I guess it is harder to maintain the effort on the bike, but if I push hard, I can get a worthwhile ride in half an hour. It's not the same as "going for a ride", but I enjoy the feeling anyway.
    That's ok if you live next to Richmond Park, otherwise you have to include the getting to Richmond Park time.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,896
    Strava had a challenge a few years ago to climb the same amount as one tour stage in one week. I thought it would be fun and worked out how many times I had to climb my local hill every day. It was something like 14 times which was entirely doable, but really boring and it took about two hours, so I gave up after day one. I wasn't even that tired.

    In comparison, a run around the park was much nicer, less boring and more tiring. Until my knee broke.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,237

    Pross said:

    Nah, to feel like I've done a worthwhile bike ride I would expect to be out 2-4 hours. Even my longest marathon training runs only take 3.5 hours and I don't have to wash a dirty bike when I get home. It probably takes 10 minutes less to get ready and out of the house too.

    Interesting - I don't feel much difference in effort between a 20 minute 5k run to a 20 minute lap of Richmond Park. I guess it is harder to maintain the effort on the bike, but if I push hard, I can get a worthwhile ride in half an hour. It's not the same as "going for a ride", but I enjoy the feeling anyway.
    That's ok if you live next to Richmond Park, otherwise you have to include the getting to Richmond Park time.
    Hadn't thought of that. It may also work with other roads, but it's true that it is much harder in a city to get a road where you can relatively safely get even 10 minutes of sustained effort.
    and then the next thing you know
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,896

    Pross said:

    Nah, to feel like I've done a worthwhile bike ride I would expect to be out 2-4 hours. Even my longest marathon training runs only take 3.5 hours and I don't have to wash a dirty bike when I get home. It probably takes 10 minutes less to get ready and out of the house too.

    Interesting - I don't feel much difference in effort between a 20 minute 5k run to a 20 minute lap of Richmond Park. I guess it is harder to maintain the effort on the bike, but if I push hard, I can get a worthwhile ride in half an hour. It's not the same as "going for a ride", but I enjoy the feeling anyway.
    That's ok if you live next to Richmond Park, otherwise you have to include the getting to Richmond Park time.
    Hadn't thought of that. It may also work with other roads, but it's true that it is much harder in a city to get a road where you can relatively safely get even 10 minutes of sustained effort.
    Faff factor and getting to exercise place is definitely a consideration. Swimming scores really badly on this front unless you live next to a lake.
  • parmosparmos Posts: 73
    i done my commute today 12.5 miles but came on the mtb so i can have a little venture off the beaten track on my way home then BBQ and beers in the garden.

    plan is to do a road ride in the morning for a few hours as well at leisure that is
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,604

    Pross said:

    Nah, to feel like I've done a worthwhile bike ride I would expect to be out 2-4 hours. Even my longest marathon training runs only take 3.5 hours and I don't have to wash a dirty bike when I get home. It probably takes 10 minutes less to get ready and out of the house too.

    Interesting - I don't feel much difference in effort between a 20 minute 5k run to a 20 minute lap of Richmond Park. I guess it is harder to maintain the effort on the bike, but if I push hard, I can get a worthwhile ride in half an hour. It's not the same as "going for a ride", but I enjoy the feeling anyway.
    It's difficult to find anywhere around here where you can put that sort of effort in without regular stops at junctions etc. even though I'm on the edge of the countryside. A 30 minute session on the turbo is comparable though. Theoretically you must be right though as 30 minutes at a particular HR should be the same no matter how you are performing it but as I don't race on a bike anymore but do a lot of running events the specificity also plays a part. Running is definitely harder than cycling when it's hot though due to the cooling effect of the higher speed on the bike.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,595
    edited 31 July
    Hot you say?
    Try riding around Lake Annecy in 40+ degrees, or finishing up a mountain climb on the Etape, or on any other day in 38+ degrees. That's hot.
    today's temperatures are just pleasantly warm!
    Will be out for 25-30 miles this afternoon, and 80 odd tomorrow, day 136 on the bounce....
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,237
    I love riding in hot weather - I think the only time I've felt too hot was in the heatwave a few years ago, commuting in about 38 degrees. Much better than public transport though.
    and then the next thing you know
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 5,026
    I much prefer the heat, keeps the muscles supple.
  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 919
    I am going to run to my bike mechanic to pick up my new very old gents Raleigh, then ride it home.
    Insert bike here:
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,663
    Went out at 6:45... it was 15.5 degrees... finished the ride at 10 AM, it was 28.5 degrees... :o
    For the most it was very enjoyable, except the last half an hour or so
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 48,146 Lives Here
    Back from my evening ride.

    Little toasty but windy.

    Biggest bummer was being stung by something and now my left shoulder is numb
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