- Bloody Rain.
Got a short mtb loop in early doors – more rain at the end than the start, but compared to the thunder storm we got caught in on yesterday’s road ride (that started in lovely sunshine) it wasn’t so bad. It is getting a bit tedious – but then there’s nothing that’ll change it.Posted 4 years agojohnhighfieldMember
Just aborted 2 – 3 hour off road this morning as ‘severe’ weather was due at 8.00am by the local BBC forecast. That has now changed to 9.00 – but the rain hasn’t arrived yet! It was bad enough sideways riding through several inched of mud – even with mid tyres on – last week but don’t get any enjoyment doing that with rain like stair rods coming down.
Roll on some sunshine!Posted 4 years agopiedi di formaggioSubscriber
It’s stuffed my plans for mixing and pouring a concrete base for my log cabin today. Everything is ready, all the aggregate, sand & cement wheel-barowed into the back garden. Hole dug, hardcore applied and squished down. Shuttering set up and absolutely bang on level. Old gazebo erected and massive tarp put over the top to create dry environment to do the concreting in anticipation of todays deluge.
Then a freakish thunderstorm rolled in, lifted the whole gazebo / cover arrangement up and slammed it back down into the ground. Old gazebo now just twisted and broken poles. This means I can’t risk mixing & pouring as the forecast rain will ruin the concrete if i can’t work with some cover. Sooooo frustrating.Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
went out with the club, don’t really know what the hell happened, the person in front went down and i had no where to go, neither did the person behind me. 20mph to zero using my face as the brake….
As i said i had to find a reason not to ride today, it is looking grim out.
And because i can, for the pro helmet people, there are NO scuff marks anywhere on the helmet i was wearing, seems my face saved my helmet from any damage.
Worst thing the hole i have worn in the shoulder of my 3 week old Castelli Gilet!!!!Posted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
Plans revised from ride at QECP with dog to wrapping up in waterproofs for a quick walk then some quality sofa time. It’s just far too miserable for me to motivate myself. Regretting using yesterday’s nice weather to do some jobs around the van and garden instead of riding now!Posted 4 years agoAlexSubscriber
Had a 9am till ‘oh crikey it’s dark and we haven’t brought any lights’ ride yesterday. Today shall be spent in the shed with a large mug of tea and a whole load of brown MTB bikes/components/kit that need cleaning and fettling.
Only exercise I’m doing today is walking the mutt. And even he’s not looking keen. Dark, wet and horrible in Herefordshire…Posted 4 years agozippykonaSubscriberjekkylMember
me and my mate had planned on going this morning but after seeing the forecast change to double raindrop since friday we went out saturday night. Absolutely fantastic ride on 26″ hardtails, round roads and cycle paths throughout the city, got in at midnight having done 38 miles, fantastic.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
Bloody lovely day yesterday, long run, bright sunshine, warm(ish, 12C) then a miander around a Gallery in New bond St.Posted 4 years ago
Today, well woke up and it’s pretty grim, overcast, rain and no doubt 6C cooler. So I’m off to the Gym and sauna and then occupy the steam room for about 4 hours 😆
Another proper relaxing day then 😉dannyhMember
Thankfully went out yesterday, so only got saturated from the ground up. However, if this was my allotted ride time for the weekend I’d be out in it. Beggars can’t be choosers and it does keep the prats at home in front of the telly, so less people in the way.
Every cloud…….Posted 4 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
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It’s stuffed my plans for mixing and pouring a concrete base for my log cabin today.Posted 4 years ago
I’m in the earlier stages of a log cabin garage & yesterday I dug out the area to extend the existing concrete base, I now have something between a moat and a recreation of the muddy horror of the trenches 🙁
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