- Horrendous Weather
Decided to do the Dartmoor Classic 100 miler route on Sunday with a friend for JOGLE training Sunday – 🙁 head wind for 50 miles, hail, torrential rain – the FoxTor cafe was a lovely site on the way back to Princetown – a pot of tea and a breakfast bap was soooooo good.
Anyone else get caught out at the weekend ?Posted 5 years agoHob NobMember
Yesterday was good, surprisingly where we rode had held up reasonably well considering the amount of rain we have had over the last 2/3 weeks.
The rain came mid afternoon, and trashed it though. The local woods are utterly wrecked though, it’s worse than it’s been all winter!
Looking at the various weather sites, we’ve got another 10 days of it too.Posted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
I’ve been going through a very odd experience over the last week. Every time I get my bike out, the rain immediately stops and the sun comes out.
Its obviously part of some elaborate set up by God, or Allah or somebody, to lure me out into the most exposed part of open moorland, at the furthest point of the ride, before unleashing a tsunami of horizontal hailstonesPosted 5 years agoinstant hitMember
Did the Devon Dirt yesterday, great ride through devons finest cow s*** encrusted lanes!! Got caught in some showers but riding in the woods a lot so some shelter available. Always think if its wet mtb is more fun than on the road bike.Posted 5 years ago
Most exspensive ride i have done for a while as my garmin bounced off at some point down a muddy lane, now means looking at upgrading to the 800, gutted!!bikebouyMember
I decided to follow the break in the clouds for my rides over the weekend. To my left looking inland I had mahooosive black hanging clouds, to my right I had super clear sunlight and bright blue skies, not really a choice eh. But I did get very very wet when I hit a steep climb up Beacon Hill in the downs where it just bucketed it down, at least it was clean big lumps of rain and not that horrid drizzle/mizzle.Posted 5 years agoCloverSubscriber
I am sure I rode through the same hailstorm twice yesterday, it moved along a bit, lulled me into a sense of weather security and just as I’d committed to doing the full Mary Towneley loop instead of bailing at Holme Chapel it moved back overhead. It was so intense I didn’t see a turning and did a whole extra hill before I realised. Oh, how I laughed. Not.Posted 5 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
im absolutly fed up of this tbh….
those few weeks ago when we had sun, sun and more sun were brilliant!
two minutes to get ready, to minutes to get back in car after…..now its just like winter again, only slightly warmer and lighter at night….last few night rides ive done ive managed to catch hail storms, one a few weeks back was just a killer, it really did feel like a winter night ride minus the dark….
im just looking forward to tshirt weather, managed 2 rides in that sunny spell at night with a tshirt on, since then its been full on winter kit again, and more mud/wet than winter!
i long for the days/nights i can just razz about in a tshirt leave everythign nice and dusty till the next time 🙁
plus all the great new stuff ive found recently, has only been ridden in the wet/mud since before xmas time, meaning that when they do dry out again they should be brilliant/fast/techy and swoopy instead of for the last 5 months just wet/mud/sliding etc and very good and new…Posted 5 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
as i said above, its almost worst than winter at the mo, ok temps not as cold, but defo the mud/rain/hail is worse around here than its been all winter i think….
i wouldnt mind it if it just dried up, doesnt have to be basking sunshine, just some dull dry days at worst, instead of heavy rain for hours, 1 hour sun then back to rain again….Posted 5 years ago
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