hate to say it but, almost too hot to ride
It’s funny being somewhere hot and sweaty and reading about the UK being hot and sweaty
I’ve been to hot sweaty places, this is still hot and sweaty.
I once had to pull over to the side of the road when driving in a thunderstorm (fortunately on a deserted country road) because I could not see at all. The only think I could make out was the white line at the roadside for about 2 feet, enough to get off the road.Posted 5 years agonorthernerindevonSubscriber
Just back from 20 miles around the coast path here in Glorious Devon, mid week so no (ok, very few!) ramblers, plentiful swims in the sea when it all gets a bit sweaty, a picnic and riding in just shorts and sandals (and frequently reapplied Factor 30!) – This is what we have waited 4 years for! No hours of cleaning muddy bikes, kit and clothes just delicious dust. GET IN!!!!!!Posted 5 years agokiwifizSubscriber
Fabulous early ride today at Cannock in (slightly) cooler and shaded conditions…..red dusty and sandy trail felt like something from the Aussie outback. Still sweated several litres though…..seriously considering a Bjorne Borg type head band to stop my riding glasses filling up from the bottom like pool goggles!Posted 5 years agooldgitMember
Just about to head off for a 70+ mile road ride, hope I don’t melt so steady pace me thinks.
Talking of melting, watch the tarmac it was lethal in a few places earlier. Anyway the heats great, love it. Just cracked my fastest solo 100km it was so nice, even undid my jersey zip two inches.
Hot was winter cyclo cross in 30 degrees a year or so back, they changed the rules that day about hand upsPosted 5 years agoracefaceec90Member
this weather is fantastic (but veeerrry hot to ride in). the last 2 decent rides i have done,i got sunburned on both of them (too tight to buy suntan lotion).
am going to try for a sunup road ride tomorrow morning (if my bloomin insomia doesn’t stop me),hopefully leave at 4am and do a nice road ride to marlbrough and back via calne silbury hill and then back to devizes via pewsey vale.
the temp will be just right and hopefully not much traffic on the roads either 😀Posted 5 years agofeistyMember
I haven’t ridden for over 2 weeks, before that I was doing 5-700 miles a month but my body sucks with heat.
I tried to go for a ride 2 weekends ago but when I woke up I couldn’t get out of bed and the covers were hurting my hand, I then woke up fully and realised I was lying in a bush and my bed covers were in fact nettles hence my painful hand, I had passed out at the top of a climb only three miles in despite drinking loads of water (I don’t normally drink anything on rides under 30 miles)!
I used to pass out all the time at school in the heat, so much the teachers used to stand people behind me to catch me during hot weather as they were fed up with me smacking my head on the way down.
I have spent all the hot weather in doors with a muggy head moaning about the oppressive pressure and heat, I love being at work in a chilly air cooled office
This weather sucks 👿Posted 5 years agoflippinhecklerMember
Got back from my ride just over an hour ago and I’ve sweated away half my body weight and my legs would not shut up all through the ride, that’s the toughest 60 miler I’ve done. Also weighed myself and I’m down to 12 1/4 stone so minus the bowl of pasta and meatballs I can scrub another pound or two off that. I weighed 14 stone at Xmas.Posted 5 years agodazhSubscriber
I love riding in the heat. Anyone else get what I can only describe as ‘hot goosebumps’? It’s very odd, usually happens on climbs, I get goosebumps on my arms and they feel hot and start to tingle. Then the tingling turns into waves of heat travelling up my arms almost like shivers. Very strange, but rather a nice feeling.Posted 5 years agoseadog101Subscriber
My brother and I did 18 miles over the moors and around Hamsterley today. Sufferingly hot and dausty over the tops, lovely and cool in the trees.
The heat still made some of the climbs a bit of a punishment.
Still had fun though, better than running from a massive storm the last time I was over the hills and far away.Posted 5 years agomartymacSubscriber
i have a 2008 orange P7, i bought it new in, er, 2008.Posted 5 years ago
these last few weeks have seen it covered in a phenomenon unknown to it, namely dust.
it hasnt been this warm for any more than a day or two at a time since i moved to fife in 2007.
as someone who isnt a heatlover, im lovin it, i could easily get used to this.
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