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  • End of summer 2019?
  • Premier Icon bentandbroken
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    So the last week has been great, but the planned ride tomorrow is probably cancelled because of 100% Cr4P weather 🙁

    It’s been great, but is this the end?

    Feel free to post pictures from your weekend rides to prove me wrong 🙂

    Premier Icon zeesaffa
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    Gutted.
    We have an uplift day booked at Revolution BP tomorrow. Still going to give it a go!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Rode four days in a row this week to make the most of it. Legs went pop yesterday, just ahead of the weather. 🙂

    Premier Icon sheck
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    Had a heavy cold all week… forced myself up onto the Quantocks yesterday for one last dry pedal before the overnight rains… I could already feel the rain on the wind as I pedalled home…

    set off in summer and by the time it was back it was definitely autumn

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    This morning’s run, while warm, had moderate winds, leaves blowing around, mud underfoot, the river was grey and cold looking…

    🙁 🍁🍂

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    forced myself up onto the Quantocks yesterday for one last dry pedal before the overnight rains… I could already feel the rain on the wind as I pedalled home…

    set off in summer and by the time it was back it was definitely autumn

    that’s interesting – we went for a walk yesterday afternoon only about 40 miles away from you, and it was pure summer all the way through.

    it is now, however, most certainly autumn

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Slightly wetter than an otters pocket…

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    I must have some weather VPN thing going on. Brilliant day yesterday, way hotter than expected. Got a few PBs on the road and had a good offroad session too. About 30 seconds of rain in the night (literally 30 seconds) and this morning I’ve been pottering around the apple trees. Monday/Tuesday looks a bit soggy, but really we need it.
    Hope it doesn’t rain as I’m cycling off to the local to watch the Rugby at 11 – beer and a bacon roll for £5?- they know their market…

    Premier Icon nickc
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    managed to get out yesterday, and came down with a cold yesterday evening, so now, sat watching the rugby and drinking sweet tea.

    It can rain all it wants

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Convinced myself to down easy lap of the local country park yesterday despite a stubborn cold – 23° in the sunshine, so glad I went out. Occasional heavy showers this morning, forecast to set in after lunch. MrsMC gas suggested a pre lunch amble to the nearby farm shop/cafe.

    I try not to winterize the bikes till October half term. Sometimes it stays dry enough

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    On the ferry returning from the IOW, did a lap of the island yesterday in the glorious sunshine. It’s hammering down now.

    Premier Icon Malvern Rider
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    I went to collect a fine example of arguably the Most GrandadBritish Bike Ever and headed over the Ridgeway for a maiden ride. It won’t (neither bike nor Ridgeway) be looking like that next time I ride it 🤣

    As I winched up The Coombes just before taking this pic, I heard the sound of many hooves drawing up right alongside me. Three horse-riders on horseback were going full-tilt out of the morning sun along an adjacent purpose-built track. Their speed was terrific. I felt a thrill and had to have sit down. A red kite flew over. That was enough excitement for one morning. Felt hungry. Descending, I squealed the old brake-blocks through half a mile of dewy grass and cowshit to pick and enjoy a breakfast of fresh wild damsons.

    British Eagle Touristique

    ‘One is considerably more British than yow’

    I later paid respects to Wayland and did much enjoy the magical chalk roads around Uffington.

    Onwards…

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    A fine looking bike.

    Premier Icon Malvern Rider
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    A fine looking bike.

    Cheers. It’s a stunner innit? Bought from a retired old-school bicycle mechanic. Not only, but it came complete with additional NOS replacements: Exage 500LX rear mech, HG cassette, HG chain, QR skewers, touch-up paint over a hundred (100+) ‘spare’ DT Swiss Champion spokes, also a Raleigh No. 4 top-tube mount pump, new Schwalbe Marathons and a Zefal Husky track pump. It actually got dusty in there after shaking the old boy’s hand*, felt like I was inheriting Excalibur! 🗡

    *Asked what he was going to do now he’d sold what he says was ‘the best bike ever’ – he replied ‘I’m going to ride my new Scott eBike’ 🤣

    Happy days.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    This week I’ve had to put a jacket on in the morning. Something in our body clocks makes it feel just right almost like we are looking forward to winter.

    Stupid body clocks.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Will be the end of day time tonight too.

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    As per Martin, I’ve been fully making the most of it. Rode Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Knackered now. Had a heavy downpour earlier but not too bad outside here, to be honest.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    I searched for the most appropriate Mint Sauce strip to post… I couldn’t decide which one to use though…

    Premier Icon handybar
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    Yep that is it.

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    sirromj

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    Will be the end of day time tonight too.

    Really how come?

    Premier Icon daveylad
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    Yeah pissed. Was off next week for revs, foel gnash(?), stiniog & a ride round cody brenin. Im a week too late it seems.

    Premier Icon n0b0dy0ftheg0at
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    I’m regretting wasting yesterday afternoon after work and really regretting deciding to do some tweaks before heading out, meant I ended up with a pathetic ~30mins in the late sunshine, when I could have had ~4 hours.

    Today has been very wet but stopped now I think, maybe, just maybe I’ll head out in a while…

    Premier Icon Vader
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    I walked down to the baker’s yesterday morning in brilliant sunshine, intense blue sky and warm enough to wear just a t shirt at 930am. Today I retraced my steps through cold mist and banks of brown rustling leaves across the pavement. Feels like a month has passed in between.

    To be fair the stove has been on this past week, come 6pm the chill is in the air

    Premier Icon tthew
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    I’ve been wearing my long tights on the commute this last week, and I’m just going to go outside to pick the apples, so yep, I reckon that’s it. Never mind, it’s been great.

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