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  • BenjiM
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    The problem isn’t the wind, the rain or the puddles. It’s the bloody idiots that insist on driving like the roads are bone dry. I’m half expecting to get round a cormer to find a bloody great pile up either that or end up underneath someones wheels because they’ve come up behind me far too fast and close to brake.

    Premier Icon ton
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    bad weather is just a state of mind.

    it was a breeze this morning into the headwind………on my leccy bike 8)

    Premier Icon cheese@4p
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    Right then Ton I hope you will be 100% manpower + wind assist on the way home?

    camo16
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    It wasn’t too bad this morning in the Northwest. Someone posted yesterday that you should bring in an extra pair of socks on your ride, for office usage. That simple piece of advice may well save my feet, which, I am pleased to report, are dry and toasty warm. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Even in this weather, the thought of taking the train makes me shudder. So MTFU-ing isn’t so hard.

    Oggles
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    Bloody jealous of every single person I saw during my lift in this morning. I’ve got no rideable bikes – two broken freehubs which have been on order for nearly two weeks now ๐Ÿ˜ก It’s driving me insane that I can’t ride to work and haven’t ridden in nearly two weeks.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    two broken freehubs which have been on order for nearly two weeks now

    I hope you’ve ordered 3 so you have a spare for next time?

    I’d have bought a cheap spare wheel off the classifieds by now…

    Premier Icon cheese@4p
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    I take my hat off to the bike commuters this morning (West Yorks).
    It looks so grim from the comfort of my warm box on wheels.
    I hope it dries up for your ride home but not much chance of that.

    Premier Icon binners
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    It wasn’t too bad this morning in the Northwest.

    Either you’re in a different North West to me this morning, or you are Ranulph Fiennes, and I claim my severed frost-bitten finger ๐Ÿ˜‰

    lemonysam
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    Ta, it did feel a bit daft at times. The A660/A65 was a bit grim but as soon as you get off the main roads it’s fine.

    camo16
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    you are Ranulph Fiennes, and I claim my severed frost-bitten finger

    ๐Ÿ˜†

    I’m all man, me!

    Finger’s in the post. It’s not mine, but it’s pretty stiff.

    drlex
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    Down in the South-West this morning, it was the low sun that was the danger; plenty of Eastbound traffic was dazzled & effectively unsighted in places. Now considering saving up for a Dinotte rear lamp.

    trail_rat
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    its days like this that ive bought the roadrat(that isnt here yet thanks to a mix up with brakes) for ……

    i started out on the bike on 44:17 fixed

    realised that it was futile after about 20 minutes as i was doing about 6mph into the headwind and it was going to take me about 3 hours to get in to the office and about turned- jumped in the motor.

    (in aberdeen where its 70mph gusts)

    warton
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    today was no problem really. Took half an hour, like it always does. Guy that drove in, who lives round the corner from me, it took him 2 hours.

    Last night, cycling into a big headwind, on a 44:14 fixie was less fun…

    soobalias
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    beautiful day down here.

    the ride in didnt warm up/ease my back tho ๐Ÿ™

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    actually not as bad this morning in south/central manchester as it was yesterday. it was barely raining as i rode in at about 8am today, and no real wind to speak of either. it’s a bit worse now, but i don’t have to worry about it until 5pm!
    still plenty of idiots driving though…

    fuzzhead
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    Lovely day down here in Bristol ๐Ÿ™‚

    whatnobeer
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    Pretty wet and miserable here too. Nearly stalled out on the only thing that even resembles a hill on my ride to work due to the head wind. Will be a fast ride home at the end of the day though. And its been a good test for the Montane jacket that I got in the CRC sale after a PSA on here.

    butcher
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    today was no problem really. Took half an hour, like it always does. Guy that drove in, who lives round the corner from me, it took him 2 hours.

    Yeah, took me an hour and a half to get to work this morning (normally 20 minutes). If I’d taken the bike I would’ve been here in 40 minutes. And I would’ve been able to play in the puddles.

    I did ponder it at the last minute when I seen the carnage (and would have done if I knew the extent of it), but wussed out as I didn’t have my kit together, and, well, it looked a bit cold ๐Ÿ˜ณ Wish I had now.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    “Working” from home today. ๐Ÿ˜€ Seems like half the roads in the North East are either flooded, shut or just at a standstill with remaining traffic.

    Couldn’t ride in as I am on nursery pickup duty today, but I suspect the cycle path isn’t much better anyway as it was already pretty flooded on the way home last night.

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    putting on all my wet weather gear did depress me a little yesterday, but not as much as how bad the trains have been for the other half of my commute though. You’d think transpennine express would know how to deal with a little bit of water

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    In my commuting days, I used to like this sort of weather. To be out in it through choice showed a certain commitment to the day.

    Sadly, these days, I’m way out of shape and live too far for a reasonable commute by bike.

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