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  • Well that was a wet one!
  • lambchop
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    Ride that is not a fart! Nothing like saturated 3/4 baggies flapping round your legs on a wet ride. However I really enjoyed it this morning, the Woburn trails were deserted. Bike always washes down easier after a wet one too.

    Anyone else been out this morning?

    jonba
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    was planning a 75 road mile ride over the northumbria moors – don’t think that will be happening.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Supposed to be racing at Black Park but I got over-enthusiastic trying to get my fitness together and buggered my Achilles. So I’m instead reading your post enviously and confusing myself with IS / Post Mount brake brackets and square taper sizes.

    Lesson: Don’t try and beat the fast ones.

    bullheart
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    Aye. piss wet through…

    Ace though!

    _tom_
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    About to go out for a quick road ride, its not too bad here at the minute.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Just got back from a road ride. Twas somewhat damp.

    Actually, it was ****ing soaking. For once, I eschewed roadie fashion constraints and put a pair of waterproof shorts on. Fashion: 0 Practicality: 1. 🙂

    boblo
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    The road ride was canned though we did do a 70 miler yesterday on the tandem. A 10 mile run took it’s place, in the rain. I now have rising damp of the goolies…..

    JRTG
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    Yep 45 miles of sodden, windy, miserable sussex downs…. glad i’ve only got 1 gear, as was pretty grindy for round here!!! hosed myself down as well as the bike.

    Premier Icon Clink
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    Not only wet but cold – I reckon 3-4 degrees on tops. Great fun sliding about on the trails but started to worry when all layers on and still cold!

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Was going to go out but it’s been snowing / sleeting here so it’s wet and cold. Off to the garage later for some fettling, REBAs need servicing and the cones need tightening up on the rear wheel of the other bike.

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    Yep. Sub-zero on the tops, rain, snow and sleet most of the way round and a bloody annoying headwind all the way down the last descent. Ace fun. 🙂

    _tom_
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    Well that wasn’t much fun, 20 mins of cold rain to the forehead made me feel like I had brain freeze so I decided to come home and have a hot shower. Prompted me to finally buy some waterproof bike trousers as well.

    simonralli2
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    I’m waiting for a big ride tomorrow – had stuff to do today. It is supposed to be sunny up here tomorrow – fingers crossed.

    Premier Icon maxtorque
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    TBH we need some rain after whats been an incredibly winter! Luckily the trails at Woburn dry so fast. Big difference from friday arvo, just as deserted (which considering the beautiful sunny weather and perfect trail conditions was suprising).

    I ended up putting a bit more air in my shocks on friday because everything has sped up so much as the trails have dried. But a few more days like this and i’ll be letting those 15psi back out again……. 😉

    My eyes are bloody sore from all the grit in them – my prescription specs were a hazard. What vision was available came from one squinted defective eye.

    oldgit
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    Yep on my Jack Jones feeling smug. Punctured 3 miles from home and couldn’t be arsed to stop and change it. Only saw two others on the road all day.

    Premier Icon Matt24k
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    Went out for a quick ride this morning. Wet at the start, wetter at the end and the temperature dropped throughout the ride. I’ve only just dried out after getting caught in “the band of rain moving from west to east” yesterday. This wet weather seems to have coincided with me buying some 3/4 length semi dry shorts. I reckon the evil Google privacy policy is already at work and I’ll start seeing loads of Goretex ads 😉

    DIS
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    Very wet ride but good fun, cup of tea and cake always seems to taste nicer after ride!

    CaptJon
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    I enjoyed the hour i just did. Once the feeling in your toes goes, and your sealskins can’t soak up anymore water there isn’t much to worry about.

    b r
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    A couple of hours back-laning for us this morning, when it was only raining rather than the sleet we’ve just had.

    Totally comparision to yesterday, when 30 miles in the Chilterns ended in pints, sat outside the pub in the sun 🙂

    nicksar
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    A very wet but enjoyable 21/2 hours around Ashridge woods, great fun.

    hs125
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    Mudfest at Black Park. Not a day for baggies.

    mokl
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    Wicked ride across the Malverns, which I usually avoid on Sundays but was practically deserted today. Experienced high side winds and sleet, rain and snow. Someone had built a decent sized snowman on slopes of the Worcester Beacon! I encountered a few walkers on my return leg, but only saw 2 other bikers, and most of the time felt like I was alone in the wilderness. Absolutely gopping dirty, but brilliant ride.

    edit: Oddly it is now bright, clear and sunny here at home. Weird weather today!

    superfli
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    **** freezing, and wet in the driving rain then blizzard like conditions for the Rogate DH. Absolutely terrible swamp like conditions, but a massive well done for the organisers and those that battled on! Dont think I’ll do that again though!

    Premier Icon maxtorque
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    Hey Lambchop, have you been over the “backwoods” side of Woburn recently? I’ve been avoiding it as when i went just after christmas is was a complete quagmire, but we did a quick rollercoaster run last weekend and that had dried out almost completely?

    Yep – did about 2 hours / 18 miles in the wet & gore!

    It was only a slight drizzle when I went out at 8.30 & was prepared to abort the regular ride but 3 others had braved the elements – so off we went…

    Did the local tracks around Hitchin / Gt Offley – but the slightest bit of rain & they mud-up on the surface & become v skittish.

    Hosed the bike off & then got the wife to hose me off!!

    John

    druff
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    Yep, a couple of hours round Ashridge and Ivinghoe Beacon. Cold, wet, muddy and consequently very slippery. Great fun. Glad I got out.

    messiah
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    Picture speaks a thousands words… brrrr.

    bigG
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    Spent a few very happy hours on the MTB today. Riding new trails (new to me) in sunshine with a very light breeze. Very light dusting of snow at the high point made it look very picturesque

    The fact that you lot were freezing or drowning your knackers off makes my ride even more sweet. Thanks!

    I’m sure normal Scottish weather will resume shortly.

    Garry_Lager
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    Did the Dark and White trailquest at Hayfield – the 3 hrs of pishing rain was expected but I was surprised how cold it was – snowing higher up.

    Pretty miserable tbh – the warm glow of satisfaction of hearing the control’s beep was spread pretty thin. Stingy placements meant each one felt hard-earned.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    *stares out window at clear night sky and memory of sunny, clear skied day*

    Meh, the one day of the year where Scotland’s weather is better than yours is over already….

    boerewors
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    Thanks for the blat Lambchop….heather run still leaves a huge smile on my face.
    Got home and Mrs had used all the hot water…..grrrr or should I say brrrr

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