- Who went out in the crap weather today?
We jumped in the car and pootled over to Harvey Nic’s for a cocktail and lunch. Proceeded to wander around Hyde Park before a small smattering of rain. We then miandered down to Eaton Sq where we met up with mates and headed to our fave Cafe for espresso & cake.
Smashing day t’was, really smashing.
The only bike related stuff I did was unfold the foldie and pump up the tyres. 😀Posted 4 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
Beautiful morning here in Surrey. Took Jr for his first proper MTB adventure (he’s 10). We did the blue route at Swinley twice. He never battered an eyelid heading round all the berms and even cycled uphill past some guys pushing their bikes 🙂 24″ Kona Stinky was great for him. The only downside was getting some abuse (as we almost immdediately pulled over to let them through) from two twonks on the blue run.Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
Went out about 3 pm and it was chucking it down but I’d have ended up asleep if I hadn’t and not been able to sleep tonight.
Went Rivi and very few people were out, only the odd walker and one hardy fell runner. Was under a blanket of low cloud.
Couldn’t see a thing coming back down on the descent as my glasses had steamed up, full of grit so I took em off and was nearly blinded by the spray.Posted 4 years agobungleSubscriber
Epping Forest @ 10’ish. Entertaing, dry rutted downhill tramlines, or dry + rain v slippery, or turn around and give up mud, or loamy stuff, or sand, all in 100 yards. Back just in time for a shower and up the boozer for the Spurs game. Get back after and pissing down so bike still in garden and almost clean already. Decent day all round.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Me, and it was lovely. Most of the muddy bits of my local woods (well one of them) have had stones put down; all the trees had new leaves bursting everywhere like bright green raindrops; bluebells, mustard and whatever those little white flowers are over the entire forest floor.. it was beautiful. Of course I didn’t take my camera did I?Posted 4 years agotheroadwarriorMember
Went for a run.
This I don’t mind so much; kit in the washing machine, jump in the shower.. job done. When you ride in really grotty weather you’ve got to spend so long getting the bike sorted before you can even think of getting in a nice warm shower 😉Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
I avoided it today as I’m ill, *cough* see? I did go out on friday morning for 37 miles and it rained almost all the time. Don’t you find when cycling you hit a sweet spot where you’re nicely warmed up and can go on for what seems like forever but when it rains you take much longer to get there and it’s not as good (high?) and doesn’t last as long. Maybe it’s psychological more than physical.Posted 4 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Did the Bash in the Lakes, which was good, but started from Grasmere which meant going over Blea Tarn from Thirlmere, which was not good. Couldn’t face a repeat on the return leg so just got on the road from Keswick round Back o Thirlmere (lovely road).
Re-spect to those on the Whitton today. Conditions were probably only a 6.5 / 10 on the Lake District misery scale, but must have been hard work.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
Did just over 30 miles of pootling round the Surrey Hills. Rain started about 30 mins after we got home
snap. lovely day for it – bit of surface slip in places, but otherwise dry. Dorking to Peaslake and back again via all the interesting bits plus a couple of runs of Barry’s.Posted 4 years ago
although my ride home from the station was drizzly.eyerideitMember
Mrs Eye, the baby and the dog are all up in the Wales, so it was a weekend on wheels for me.
Yesterday 24 miles in Epping Forest, pretty much the same as Bungles experience – got soaked on the way home.
Today didn’t get up in time to go to Swinley so I went to BMX school at the local track. I was the biggest and slowest kid there. The guy running it lent me his Haro as I turned up on my MB.
2 hours later, I can pump (kind of) and now want a BMX. Looking forward to next week being down with the kidz upping my bike skillz.
Got soaked on the way home again, but it’s a small price to pay for being able to ride all weekend.Posted 4 years ago
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