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Re: Summer over

Post by S-Westerly » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm

I'm in bloody Scotland. As I passed the "welcome to Scotland" signs the moderate rain became a sodding ( sodden?) downpour. It's not stopped since - 3 days later and looks set to last until at least Friday when I'll have to swim home. Bloody rain.
Miles and miles of empty roads and I can't do f**k all!!



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Re: Summer over

Post by fastbob » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:40 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm
I'm in bloody Scotland. As I passed the "welcome to Scotland" signs the moderate rain became a sodding ( sodden?) downpour. It's not stopped since - 3 days later and looks set to last until at least Friday when I'll have to swim home. Bloody rain.
My heart goes out to you . I absolutely love touring in Scotland . When the sun shines it's an earthly paradise but when it rains it can really get you down . Try to visit some waterfalls , they should be spectacular at this time .

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Re: Summer over

Post by Ged » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:03 pm

It's definitely getting colder! And I'd rather ride than walk to work even if it is a couple mile. I wish everyone safe journeys!

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Re: Summer over

Post by S-Westerly » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:23 am

fastbob wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:40 pm
S-Westerly wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm
I'm in bloody Scotland. As I passed the "welcome to Scotland" signs the moderate rain became a sodding ( sodden?) downpour. It's not stopped since - 3 days later and looks set to last until at least Friday when I'll have to swim home. Bloody rain.
My heart goes out to you . I absolutely love touring in Scotland . When the sun shines it's an earthly paradise but when it rains it can really get you down . Try to visit some waterfalls , they should be spectacular at this time .
Unfortunately I am here on an office training course so options to go and do my own thing are non-existent. Despite the weather if I was here on my own account I'd be off seeing the sights of Kintyre and probably the Trossachs. Hopefully on my way south from Barnard Castle on Sunday I'll get to do some interesting rides through the Derbyshire dales. We shall see.
Miles and miles of empty roads and I can't do f**k all!!

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Re: Summer over

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:07 am

S-Westerly wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm
I'm in bloody Scotland. As I passed the "welcome to Scotland" signs the moderate rain became a sodding ( sodden?) downpour. It's not stopped since - 3 days later and looks set to last until at least Friday when I'll have to swim home. Bloody rain.
At least it keeps the midges at bay. Otherwise you get eaten alive.
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Re: Summer over

Post by Fev1983 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:16 pm

Well I thought I’d go back to the car this year when weather gets bad,,been to work in it once I just prefer to ride no matter what the weather.

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Re: Summer over

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:54 pm

I went out and did a 150 mile round trip from Coventry to the Malvern Hills today. It was a beautiful day but as soon as the sun got low in the sky it quickly went very cold . I must be getting old because it's nearly midnight and I'm still feeling cold . I'm not actually cold , I'm just feeling cold , weird .

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Re: Summer over

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:30 am

fastbob wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:54 pm
I went out and did a 150 mile round trip from Coventry to the Malvern Hills today. It was a beautiful day but as soon as the sun got low in the sky it quickly went very cold . I must be getting old because it's nearly midnight and I'm still feeling cold . I'm not actually cold , I'm just feeling cold , weird .
I've always found that getting cold on a bike feels like my core temperature drops and I can't get warm easily. When I've been out in very damp cold conditions I often get into the bath to get my temperature back up again. Otherwise I feel cold for hours.

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Re: Summer over

Post by geofferz » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 am

fastbob wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:54 pm
I went out and did a 150 mile round trip from Coventry to the Malvern Hills today. It was a beautiful day but as soon as the sun got low in the sky it quickly went very cold . I must be getting old because it's nearly midnight and I'm still feeling cold . I'm not actually cold , I'm just feeling cold , weird .
You are indeed old my dude.
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Re: Summer over

Post by James in Brum » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:49 am

Bloomin chilly this morning. Fog on the M40 and A 46 and A 45 this morning too. I shall be glad once I change jobs next year and my commute is less 65mph in traffic on non fun roads getting cold. :-)
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Re: Summer over

Post by hawkeyefxr » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:16 am

My days of cold weather riding are over, at 71 i feel it real bad.

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Re: Summer over

Post by geofferz » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:44 am

hawkeyefxr wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:16 am
My days of cold weather riding are over, at 71 i feel it real bad.
Mine too and I'm 34
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Re: Summer over

Post by dynax » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:48 am

I got some thermals from Go Outdoors last week, going to try them out when i go to J & S later :lol: :cheers:

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Re: Summer over

Post by hawkeyefxr » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:29 am

Can't say as i 'enjoyed' riding in the cold and wet (and i defy anyone to say they do!!), there again riding in extreme high temps is also not fun either.

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Re: Summer over

Post by James in Brum » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:48 am

hawkeyefxr wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:29 am
Can't say as i 'enjoyed' riding in the cold and wet (and i defy anyone to say they do!!), there again riding in extreme high temps is also not fun either.
I agree, I feel quite sorry for that @XTreme person. They seem to have to tolerate consistently high temperatures that I only have to manage some days a year. I find it easier to dress for cold and wet and be safe than really hot and still be safe.

I only have one full winter under my belt but I rode throughout all of that and enjoyed it for the most part. I enjoyed today but will want to do something extra to stay warm. I have clothes for winter mountaineering which will help.
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