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Ohhh.... I'm gonna get wet!

Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
edited May 2009 in Commuting chat
I'm sat looking out the windows of my office to the East and there are some mighty big and black clouds coming this way :shock:

I've only got my shower proof top and that ain't got a hope in hell of doing me any good whatsoever.

Flaming hell, big black and fluffy cumulus clouds.

I think I might just cycle home naked - at least I'll save my clothes getting soaked. 8)




God, it's like a rolling bank of fluffy black.....
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2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
2011 Trek Madone 4.5
2012 Felt F65X
Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter

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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Stop into a bike shop and treat yourself?
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    the sun has not long appeared here....
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    cee wrote:
    the sun has not long appeared here....

    you're not making friends here you know.....





    :wink:
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    MTFU!

    Your skin is waterproof...!
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    Stop into a bike shop and treat yourself?
    Did that once in Stirling.

    I wandered into the shop totally soaked from head to foot. Everything stopped when the 4 staff spotted me and, to fill the silence, one asked, "Can I help you?".
    I replied, "I understand that you sell repellant clothing.". After a stunned silence I explained, "Water repellant!". :D

    How I laughed on my way back out into the monsoon.
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  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    cee wrote:
    the sun has not long appeared here....

    you're not making friends here you know.....


    :wink:

    in fairness, up here the weather has been unseasonably good for a couple of weeks now.......wait ten minutes and it could snow though.

    :wink:
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,148
    I'm sat looking out the windows of my office to the East and there are some mighty big and black clouds coming this way :shock:

    I've only got my shower proof top and that ain't got a hope in hell of doing me any good whatsoever.

    Flaming hell, big black and fluffy cumulus clouds.

    I think I might just cycle home naked - at least I'll save my clothes getting soaked. 8)




    God, it's like a rolling bank of fluffy black.....

    my got caught in a summer storm, on the bike. in a white cotten dress which is about the same as naked...
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    One drip, that's all i got. One drip.

    Mind you, it may have been bird poo..... Oh censored .



    There were some REALLY threatening clouds the whole way home, but literally one drip fell on me, and that was right as I got back to my village.

    Swirling was wind was a 'mare though. You'd be belting along with a great quartering tailwind and then suddenly it swung 'round to a 30mph gust straight in your face.

    Rest day today (I need it) but I'll be going for a leisure ride this weekend. I may try for 50 miles
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • bratboybratboy Posts: 82
    That's how it is ... always looks worse that it is :wink:

    You never end up getting soaked as often as people would think. My wife ride to work yesterday and missed all the rain both ways, however on Monday for me it was a totally different situation...soaked to the sink within 10mins on the way, but missed it on the way home :D
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  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    Roger - you were wearing a dress? Nothing wrong with that, of course (I'm so PC).

    It was dead nice here on the way to work, but now it's pissing down. :evil:
  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,197
    Just got soaked meeting Mrs JW from work - looked ok when I set off but p*ssed down halfway - stopped just before she came out of work - much hilarity - also got Aaarghed at by a carload of chavs although to be honest it was more a girly scream - typical of this town - even the chavs are second rate :twisted:
  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    You got aaarghed at? Are your cobblers a funny shape? :shock:
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