Who's been out tonight then? Grim eh?
It was OK, just beginning to chill a bit, the coconuts are beginning to fall off the trees down our way and the palm fronds were wafting in the evening breeze..
The dog embarrassed me tonight by curling one out somewhere most inappropriate, I really had to leg it.Posted 6 years agoPookSubscriber
Went out for a trundle round in the dark peak tonight. Forgot my coat but thought it was warm enough so went out anyway.
Anyway, putting the bike together in the pouring rain I began thinking ‘what am I doing?’. I thought the same as my back wheel was slipping on the sopping wet stones climbing one of the edges.
I felt the same as I was sheltering behind some boulders from the driving rain – it’d really turned nasty, blowing a gale and the rain was coming in sideways – real stinging stuff.
You know when it gets to that point where you think ‘I need to get off this hill now’? I hit that point at about the farthest point from the car.
Stupid, stupid man. No coat, on my own, exploring new trails.
All ended well, but still. Could’ve gone very wrong.
Anyone else had fun tonight?Posted 6 years agoneninjaMember
Dry here – went out about 8pm locally. Was ridiculously windy – was fearful of a tree or branch landing on me at times.
Thought it would be cold so was togged up in windproof bib under baggies but didn’t bother with a jacket, just long sleeve merino with jersey over the top. I was properly sweltering.
Very quiet ride – not much wildlife around apart from a largish owl and a bat. I think the wind had sent most creatures under cover.Posted 6 years agoNobbySubscriber
Awful headwind, especially effective on a drag of a climb that is a sandfest following the decent weather & some exuberance from the local farmer.
Just as I turned for home there was a load pop and an immediate loss of air from the rear tyre thanks to a 20mm split in it. Ended up covered in latex, whilst putting a tube in to get me home, to which a vast quantity of dust stuck when I continued.
Just grateful it hadn’t rained by then…
Edit: And the conkers, it was so windy at times it seemed to be raining bloody conkers.Posted 6 years ago
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