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  • I've had enough of this weather
  • That is all.

    thepodge
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    Try being in a static on Anglesey. I’m deaf from the rain hitting the roof

    Kuco
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    Snowing here now though it pissed it down yesterday.

    makkag
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    Me 3 less than 400 miles off road all year.. fitness is crap and drinking too much beer because of it – had a free weekend this week (Rare) and its just bucketed down.. i took to cleaning my carpets .. i want my weekends back

    gribble
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    I hear you. This weather is really stewing my plums.

    Local rides all wet/muddy, bike is covered in kak and I can’t be bothered to clean it.

    b45her
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    just put on a rain jacket and ride then you bunch of shandy drinkers, a bit of water and mud won’t kill you.

    jambon
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    I thought that moving to a sunnier country would help with this malaise but I find myself working in London sans bike half the time and, when in Spain, I spend all my time working on the house/land whist trial motor bikes churn up all the once lovely trails. 🙁

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Premier Icon flap_jack
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    Rule 5 doesn’t say you have to enjoy it.

    badnewz
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    My bike must be wondering where I’ve gone.

    Get yourself a turbo trainer – and all of a sudden cycling in the rain becomes the better option.

    It’s not the wet it’s the grey that I can’t stand.

    I’ve had enough of it but it won’t stop me going out, the last 2 Saturday’s I’ve had pretty dismal weather but just desperate to get out, and I’ve still managed 4-5 hour rides in dismal climates

    The right clothes are key, I’ve not got wet once, god bless gore!

    Wouldn’t mind some nice dry blue skies mind and the usual places to be a bit drierbout too, but let’s face it, it’s been like this since probably September onwards (If not before) so I’m kinda use to it now

    Am hoping for a truly nice summer mind

    Premier Icon nuke
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    a bit of water and mud won’t kill you.

    Not doing my bikes much good though…sooo many bike maintenance jobs to get around to 🙁

    b45her
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    as above see rules 5 and 19.

    Premier Icon flap_jack
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    a bit of water and mud won’t kill you.

    I cannot afford it. In this weather, 3 rides and the chain’s ruined, 3 chains and the remainder of the drivetrain is gone. That’s over £10 a ride, and we haven’t got onto brakes or cables yet. Rules 5 and 19 are for rich boys, not ‘hard’ men.

    Premier Icon richmars
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    One of the things about getting old is you start looking closely at how you spend your time.
    When I’m on my death bed, I will not be thinking: ‘I wish I’d spent more time cleaning my carpets’

    Just get out and ride.

    ska-49
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    I was building up a SS rigid over Christmas but ran out of time to finish it. Initially very annoyed but I’m just sorting the last few pieces out and I don’t think it could have been at a better time. I don’t mind if it stays like this.

    lambchop
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    it’s been raining lightly all morning here, however I started reading this thread and it’s now bucketing down and it’s gone very dark outside, nasty!

    Klunk
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    don’t mind riding in the rain, off road locally is water logged/flooded so that leaves the road. Poor visibility and wet roads and the local driving idiots make it very unpleasant experience. Don’t know what it is about the rain but it turns the locals mental.

    Premier Icon flap_jack
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    My training record shows that on the equivalent sunday in 2010 it was 12 degrees and sunny, and I did 77 miles.

    Grrr

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Is conoeing in the rain any better?
    There must be someone who welcomes all this rain.

    nicolaisam
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    I have been out more times this year than any other.

    I am enjoying riding at the moment and my fitness is improving,and have been eating slightly better food,have managed to lose just over 1st in 2 months aswell,so i think me riding what ever the weather/conditions is helping.

    Yesterday was an interesting ride had Rain/sleet/Snow/Hail stones and thunder in 1 ride and was very cold and wet.Still enjoyed it though.

    Have just brought a 29er Hardtail aswell so will be honing my skills and keeping up with my riding on that.

    vickypea
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    richmars, being 44 myself, I agree with you!
    I have done less road miles this year, but more MTB than last year. The thought of slogging along in the cold rain on the road, make MTB even more appealing. I feel safer off road when it’s icy.

    A bit of nice weather would be nice for a change though …..

    mrmo
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    riding muddy trails not only trashes the bike but also the trail, so many of the interesting woodland trails are now destroyed because halfwits just have to ride them in all weathers. If the weather is crap then pick the trails that can support bikes!!!!

    deanfbm
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    Rain’s fine, pedalling downhill to stay upright isnt.

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    If it was just cold wet and muddy I could live with that, but it’s been impossible to ride large sections of my favourite trails since the end of November, due to snow and ice and there is no sign of that changing anytime soon. It’s got to the point now where we need a good week of temperatures over 10C with plenty of sunshine to clear the trails and there is just no prospect of that happening soon. Instead we get a few days of 5-7C then it turns cold and snows again.

    Still getting out though, but I spent most of yesterday’s ride pushing the bike through heavy snow only to have to tiptoe down the descents due to a lethal combination of rain on top of ice. It’s better than not riding, but only just.

    Premier Icon richmars
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    I’m not saying go out in dangerous conditions etc. I try not to let the weather influence what I do.

    vickypea
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    I ride rocky trails in all weathers, not muddy ones, so I ain’t a half wit, innit?

    xcstu
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    Getting very bored of it now 🙁

    MrSynthpop
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    Agreed, took to the turbo today as I can’t face a ride through the Somme followed by cleaning the bike and myself. Plus with the state of the trails round here it would be pretty selfish to ride.

    M1llh0use
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    Get yourself a turbo trainer – and all of a sudden cycling in the rain becomes the better option.

    A massive +1 to that.

    Although a groin strain and a knackered wrist are putting me off riding in the rain today.

    vickypea
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    From what I’ve seen locally, the excessive rainfall is making far more damage to trails than a few MTBs ever could.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Tell me about these blue skies whilst I’m at work are killing me.

    Premier Icon timraven
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    From what I’ve seen locally, the excessive rainfall is making far more damage to trails than a few MTBs ever could

    +1

    3 rides and the chain’s ruined, 3 chains and the remainder of the drivetrain is gone.

    How? What chains/ drivetrain are you using? I’ll avoid it, must be made of cheese 😀 I change the chain twice a year and drivetrain once a year and do a fair off road mileage.

    I’ve not been out due to work more than weather for the last fortnight.

    mrmo
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    From what I’ve seen locally, the excessive rainfall is making far more damage to trails than a few MTBs ever could.

    rain doesn’t cause much damage, it is the walkers, horses, bikes etc churning up the wet soil that does the real damage, the going round puddles making them wider or through making them deeper, the creation of ruts which allow the water to wash away the soil etc.

    Premier Icon Pawsy_Bear
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    Is this where I post my lack of fitness training excuse?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Saturday – long morning doing DIY things. Reward = bike fettling
    Sunday – long morning waiting for the rain to never stop. Reward = listening to woman babble as wifeys mates pop round when I should be outside.

    *researches turbo trainers*

    bspoked
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    I went out on Friday. It is like the whole world has been ploughed. 4-6 inches of claggy clay top soil on top of the trails. Bike weighed a ton.

    I was told off by a ranger yesterday for being on a footpath that was made of gravel/loose stones etc, none of it was remotely muddy/grassy or cause any sort of wear by me on my bike….his idea that it would made me question the 10-15 ramblers I’d just seen walking 4 abreast so basically the two outside walkers were off the gravel onto the grass/mud causing erosion….he was having none of it insisting that my bike did more damage than the said 10-15 ramblers did….

    The guy then told me to walk it down to the road where I was getting off anyways, I refused and stated its a gravel path how is walking down it ever going to do anymore damage than that of walking?!? His answer ‘it just will’……

    Of course i carried on riding…..just use your brain with the wear even on footpaths etc and you’ll be fine, rangers often like to strut there apparent powers a bit like bouncers, but reality is they can’t do anything….

    I didn’t ride any footpaths yesterday that would have caused any erosion, any more so than a walker anywyad…and was on my own not in a big group…point being just use your noggin and ride them at night to avoid jobs worth rangers

    Premier Icon flap_jack
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    What chains/ drivetrain are you using? I’ll avoid it, must be made of cheese

    SRAM’s finest cheese. Woburn’s sand mixed with water = bike grinding paste.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    It’s snowing here.

    Royally fed up with the weather. The off road round here is pretty much field edge, so it’s just not worth it, and driving to the chilterns (nearest nice riding) would be exersize in futility, and roadie in this weather…no thanks.

    Cheesed off

    banks
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    Tbh the past few months have been the best conditions I can remember – I’ve never spent so much time on.the bike.

    +1 for weather destroying trails – when have you ever seen horses/walkers rip a 3 ft gouge in the ground – I.e hayfield campsite dh.

    dannyh
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    I am in total agreement.

    Rear mechanism snapped off at very nearly the farthest point of my ride this morning.

    I bodged a singlespeed, but badly. Enough to get home, just.

    Anyway, I turned for home in a bad mood when it started to rain. You bar steward I thought. Then it started snowing those big floaty wet snowflakes that are magnetically drawn towards the eyeballs.

    I’ve ordered a heatwave this summer. If I don’t get it, emigration seems the only answer.

    Everywhere I go, trails are being destroyed at an alarming rate because they just have not been allowed to dry out.

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