- Anybody not riding today? Feels damn cold/man up?
5’c and utterly pouring with rain down here – since I’m just getting over the worst cold I’ve had for about three years I think I’ll be giving it a miss. I’ve just been out into the shed to fit some winter tyres on one of my bikes, that was grim enough. Tomorrow looks better!Posted 2 months agoBustaspokeMember
Just got to watch out for icy patches!
I dread the black ice,I’ve slid off my motorbikes on black ice to many times,now I don’t risk it.Posted 2 months ago
It was frosty around here this morning,then drizzle so I’ve just done 30 minutes on the Turbo.
Tomorrows forecast is for sunshine so I’ll get out for a ice free ride on the Gravel bike tomorrow.whitestoneMember
Did a short easy ride this morning: from Threshfield up and over to the bottom of Mastiles, up Mastiles over to Weets top, down to Winterburn and back to Threshfield. About 3 or 4C with a cool easterly. Main problem was the centimetre or so of gloop on top of a firm sub-layer that made traction interesting in parts.Posted 2 months agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
40 mile “gravel” ride, the only gravel was the bmx track, the rest was mostly mud!
Made the mistake of proposing a steady/social ride to the club, the only people mad enough to be out this year are either the committed or a sponsored gravel racer! So in our little group of three I was leading from the back on the quick bits!Posted 2 months agofootflapsMember
Did 100km on the road this morning, was above freezing which was better than forecast. Only hit by one car who couldn’t be bothered to give way and just ploughed through a junction without looking, luckily I managed to break and only struck his passenger door at 10mph rather than being hit side on at 30mph…Posted 2 months agonickcSubscriber
Just back from a 20 mile backcountry loop in the Pennines, it was pretty grim if I’m honest, windchill bought the temp down to around 0 degs and while the mud wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d thought it would be, it was still hard going.
feeling smug now the bike’s washed and the laundry’s in…Posted 2 months agosenor jSubscriber
I went out for 2.5 hours on the slop bike. Wasn’t that bad to be fair, clarty for tomorrow’s 3 hour though.:-(Posted 2 months ago
Btw i wouldn’t advise “man up” to anyone but I did see a herd of deer having a warm in the sun,a weasel and then I chased a large raptor* through some trees. Smart.
* not a red kite but very wide wingspan with dab of white on tail.any ideas?k1100tMember
No riding and no new bike building either. Turns out the Topeak BB tool thingie I bought doesn’t fit a Shimano SM-BBR60 and I bought the wrong length of cranks. So I stripped my old racer, thinking I may be able to salvage a few parts, everything went in the bin, apart from the pedals, saddle and drop bars. Then I stripped the Calibre Dune, a year of riding 4,000 KM in all weather hasn’t been kind to various bits, some may be salvageable, if I can find a new fat bike frame.
Temperature wise, I had two jumpers on and my hands were cold by the time I finished in the dark.Posted 2 months agodumbbotMember
Just local stuff,had contemplated going further afield into the hills but decided against it as well…i wasn’t actually cold enough to freeze the bog we would inevitably hit. Despite it ‘not being cold enough’ it was in fact actually bloody cold in the wind, quite glad to have stayed lower.Posted 2 months ago
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