- Anyone else want a mentally bad winter?
Want to go skiing so yes
Want to shift a land rover so yes
Dont want to replace it till summer so no
Want to get the fat bike out in the snow so yes
Hvnt got room to hwve it at the house atm ( between houses in a pokey cottage) so no 🙁
Want to get the log burner on so yes 🙂Posted 8 years agojohn_drummerMember
just remind me to get a pond heater in time & I’d be up for that – working from home instead of slogging to Barnsley & back every day, I could live with.
I lost 8 golden & blue orfes to a frozen pond last year. 3 shubunkins survived, they’re like small koi now.
I like my frozen fish to come from the freezer & say “Birdseye*” on the packet
*other brands of frozen fish are availablePosted 8 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Yes! Yes! Yes! Ice tyres biting on neve then starting to slip on the gradients when the temperature drops under -10?C or so. The clean bite in the air. The quietness. The warm hush just before it starts to snow. Skating over Cut Gate on Ice Spikers with the sun setting. Just brilliant 🙂Posted 8 years agojonbaMember
I’ll take some snow so everything looks nice and white. I’ll even accept traffic grinding to a halt so I can feel smug riding my bike and walking to the supermarket. But I’d rather not have it over a foot deep so it brings all my guttering down and causes a damp problem while it defrosts again.Posted 8 years agoalpinMember
the farmer has cleared his crop of sweetcorn and there is now a 5kmx6km uninterrupted stretch of pancake flat field, devoid of hedges, pylons and road that is waiting to be cut up by me, the snow board and my kite.
sod work. sod the buses, the trains and the schools (however, i’m in bavaria so they’ll all work). i get to go skimming across virgin snow unused by anyone other than the morons with their cross-country skis.Posted 8 years agooliverd1981Member
UK Powder Days, kicker sessions and having a 4wd this year = 🙂
Getting stuck offshore, ferrying the GF to work and sheet ice cycle paths = 🙁
Alpin – how long does it take to pick up kite boarding on snow? Is it essential to have lessons like the aquatic kind? (for someone who can already snowboard)Posted 8 years agoalpinMember
no need for lessons, but best to learn how to fly a kite whilst not attached to a board. and even when you do get onto a board best not to be on one that you can’t bail from.
no need for lessons when kite surfing either. i managed it, but i had a lot of experience with a landboard on grassy fields and sand.
start with a smallish kite. ~3m squared and learn how it behaves in the wind. progress from there. don’t forget to use safety gear – most importantly kite-killers; they’ll stop the kite from flying off if you let go (you will let go when you get caught out).Posted 8 years ago
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