- So how did you get dodging the weather (or not) out riding today?
They’re my plans for the morning! Glad you had fun. I’ve been up there – the very top section of Cumberland – when it’s started to thunder. We sheltered in the barn for a bit, then thinking it had cleared, headed down the descent and up the valley to enjoy (!) the sight of a lightning bolt pinging the stream about 100m up the road. Squealed like a couple of schoolkids…!
I snuck out today about 11am between “showers” – and binned the Tripster on a downhill cattle grid below White Nancy. So – 5 miles and a broken bike today… hardly what I’d planned / hoped for. Tomorrow *will* be better…Posted 3 years agonotmyrealnameSubscriber
Never managed to get out today but the expected stormageddon that the news was predicting never materialised. Instead of torrential rain and hail stones the size of a car, we had clear blue skies and temperatures around 29-30 degrees.
No doubt tomorrow will be a different story, I’m planning on getting out on the bikeearly tomorrow morning and wouldn’t be surprised if the dry day we’re expecting is replaced by storms 🙁Posted 3 years agocarlosMember
Chores today so no rain dodging here. Got in a lowers and damper service on the forks and fitted a new shock bush.
Three of us off up to The Lakes tomorrow for a loop from Ppoley Bridge, so fingers crossed the weather is as forecast
I guess Charity and Cumberland are no longer dry and dusty? I did make the most of The Goytt and Taxal on Thurs night which was running very dry and nippyPosted 3 years agojekkylMember
Glad to say the forecast for single raindrop throughout the afternoon didn’t materialise for me. I went up Macclesfield Forest, 2 big climbs aPosted 3 years ago
& 2 great descents…. Charity lane & Cumberland Clough. Just a couple of spots of rain but then the sun came out on my climb up to the cat n fiddle. Then on the last descent, riding on the grass edge, the ground falling away down to the stream, the sun was out and way off in distance… dark skies then a flash of lightening then the thunder rumble,,, awesome! Starting pelting down as I loaded the bike into the car, great ride.trevron73Member
Cross Fell and little Dunn fell , 6 and a half hours of total pain , i loved it , only found out 10 mins ago these are the highest points out side of the Lake district, WOW i loved it – North pennines MTB marathon you pulled an epic out the bag glad i was part of it . Boy am i hurting now ha haPosted 3 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
Fitted wee ride back to fatty, put rack on car, got boy dressed, put fatty on car, got into car, God’s etchasketch end of world descended on South East northumberland. Drove to go outdoors to buy boy rain suit. Got soaked walking into store from car park. Drove home and made tea. Hurumpf!Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Missed it completely by driving through flooded roads to meet my mate, sacking off the ride cos of the rain and retiring to the Royal Oak at Hurdlow for a late luncheon. The Venison Burger is sublime!
Then drove home through stormageddon, to find water coming in under the kitchen door, the fire service pumping out nearby houses, apparently a couple of lightening strikes in Ilkeston have melted the road, and don’t get me started on the state of my poor lads Scout camp…..Posted 3 years agoflatwarwickMember
I’m a member of a low land search and rescue team and we had a call out yesterday afternoon. Several hours spent doing a foot search over a golf course. Hot, humid but dry to start. Epic thunderstorm just as we were clearing the last sector. Pretty wild when you’re out somewhere open like a golf course!Posted 3 years agocuriousyellowSubscriber
Quite well. Rode with a mate and a new acquaintance so nice to have some company on the ride as I’m usually solo. Having some company meant I could push a bit harder. Downside is I’m a bit knackered today and am putting off today’s road ride as the day stretches on!Posted 3 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
Got in from work at around 12.45 & on the way home thought, ‘ride from home on the HT or bob over to Pateley Bridge with the FS’, sun was out & looking good.Posted 3 years ago
Got home, changed out of my fancy dress, unlocked the bike, looked up at the sky & thought, ‘hmmmm’. Minutes later the heavens opened & it stotted down (rained really really really hard) for the next hour.
Tomorrows forecast looks good & I’m off.SimonRSubscriber
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