is it raining in Surrey Hills/Peaslake?

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  • is it raining in Surrey Hills/Peaslake?
  • gribble
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    Am about to head over after work…

    Yes, pretty consistently for past 90 minutes or so. Light but annoying rain! Not sure whether to go out myself!

    mashiehood
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    it was a complete mudfest yesterday

    faz083
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    it’s been very hard for the last two hours about 20 miles south.

    Was out there Tuesday – trails in transmission / pad destruction mode then. It’s rained ever since, so expect wet with added wetness and a bit of even wetter thrown in for good measure. Great if you like your brake pads short lived, your chain graunchy and a bit of “hey look! A tree root. Wow. Sideways baby!” action.

    Oh and some of the puddles smell stagnant.

    Enjoy yourself…..

    Premier Icon nuke
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    It was nice this morning. Rained non-stop since half past three though πŸ™

    …not forgetting yesterday afternoon’s deluge of rain/hail etc. First time our garage has ever got flooded

    sputnik
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    This summer sucks πŸ™

    Tebbalot
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    I’ve pretty much just swam back home from work, passing through there

    jambalaya
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    Yesterday around 4pm the rain was biblical. The A25 was about 1 foot deep in Gomshall with huge amounts coming down off the North Downs. Aside from whether it rained today yesterdays water must still be around.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    raining in Dorking right now, several huge squalls yesterday

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    & yesterday we all got caught out on a huge root step near Westcott, that’s dropped 6 inches as all the topsoil has been washed away. It claimed 2 victims who have ridden it hundreds of times. Check your assumptions up there!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    oh and I was in the hail storm (about 8PM) at the cricket pitch, I was glad to be wearing a helmet!

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Love the optimism ..

    Raining…

    Yep.

    geetee1972
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    This was near Brockham yesterday:

    And this is near the top car park of Pitch Hill currently

    gee
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    Is that the climb from the Peaslake car park to the upper car park? That’s mental.

    geetee1972
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    It is. It’s obviously been a lot worse by the logging that’s going on at the moment.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    trying to place the Brockham pic …

    a bunch of us, with several decades of winter MTB night riding between us, were sat in the Pluff last night and seriously considering a road ride …

    Same thought myself matt! But then road tires on wet descents might be too much fun at the moment. So glad I held off buying a new bike!! Picture of top CP is amazing, I hadn’t realised it was that bad. Supernova must be like a log flume!

    But how far would you get on the road Mattjg? Redhill last night was gridlocked due to the floods, and several roads have suffered upheaval with the tarmac being trashed. Slightly ironic that the council dweebs spent all last summer “improving” the trails around here, laying hardcore, only for the past few weeks worth of rain [well Sunday and Wednesday really] going and scouring them all out again. Lots of gulleys re-appearing. Going to make the climbs interesting again at the very least.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Wife and I took the dog for a walk from Peaslake to top of Pitch yesterday morning along the main path where the logging has been taking place as per geetee1972’s photo…it was great fun, mud almost up to the top of wellies, took us about an hour. There’s mud that looks quite innocuous then you’d step on it and your foot would disappear and you have to get help to get out. Highly recommended…going to take the kids up there

    Beats riding πŸ˜€

    This depresses me, I’d planned a 30 miler tomorrow over there. I’m planning a visit to the gym now :(.

    I had to stop driving between Gatwick and Horsham yesterday in one downpour. Roads were very dangerous.

    Wife is off to Epsom tonight to watch Will Young. First outside gig, bless. She ‘phoned them up just before leaving and in her best Surrey accent pointed out that it was raining and will they please provide gazebos….. Some people eh?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    you’re right – I’m going to embrace the muck and get a singlespeed, & I’m going long on SS frame prices.

    and your foot would disappear and you have to get help to get out

    – isn’t that wife porn from Fifty shades of grey?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    oh and those puddles on Wolvern’s Lane, some of them are BB deep. I know I measured.

    cheez0
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    In the spirit of the ‘where to live in devon or somerset’ thread where the answers are ‘clevedon/portishead’..

    Its raining in Devon.

    Hope this helps. πŸ™‚

    gribble
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    Thanks for your replies. As I got closer (on my way home from work) I decided to give it a miss (having read some of the above). Went food shopping instead. πŸ˜₯

    This weather is really pants. Local trails are carved up and QE2 is not really a wet weather venue.

    Maybe I will crack out the scrabble.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    nuke did your dog make it back?

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Yeah but if there’s anyone up there, please help my wife out…she’s probably getting hungry by now πŸ˜‰

    geetee1972
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    Yeah but if there’s anyone up there, please help my wife out…she’s probably getting hungry by now

    Really? I’ve got a large sausage she can have 😯

    mashiehood
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    this is really depressing! im was so looking forward to the summer, especially June and July being the last months of freedom before our first child arrives. now really depressed about the lack of riding but looking forward to the new arrival

    Premier Icon njee20
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    😯

    Bloody hell!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    @mashie it’s just a blip, many more summers to come and you’ll have lots of fun with the littl’un too

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    still raining

    doesn’t look like it will be drying out any time soon either πŸ™

    still raining….this summer I suspect is over ➑

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    this summer I suspect is over

    It is depressing when two dry weeks in March turn out to be Summer for the year πŸ™

    hang on there were 3 dry days at the end of May!

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