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  • Ho hum
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    My birthday – 20th of December.

    Christmas – particularly I now have young children.

    I hate everything else.

    carlosg
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    I like when I set off for work at 5.30am and I’m the first person breaking the surface of a fresh fall , and smacking into rocks you can’t see cos they’re covered πŸ˜€

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    Nice ales, roaring fires, the possibility of snow, frozen ground: it’s all good.

    Indeed, this whole thread is making me miss Canada, to be honest.

    don simon
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    It’s cold, it’s wet, it goes dark at lunchtime, snow goes a funny brown colour, Christmas lasts for 2 months. What’s not to like?

    thomthumb
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    fires and pubs
    hot choclit
    time to ride
    winter rides
    winter bivvying

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    Winters rubbish.







    stuartie_c
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    The inner laughter I have driving past people in RWD cars in my 4×4.

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    TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTR – Member

    The inner laughter I have driving past people in RWD cars in my 4×4.

    I hate to sound smug, but a good driver would be able to handle winter in either vehicle.

    Not that I’m dissing 4x4s, or your driving skills. πŸ˜‰

    Nothing good about winter. If I was rich enough I’d live somewhere warmer for 6 months of the year.

    GW
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    going sideways more

    superfli
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    Not having to fill your fridge with lager – you can use your conservatory/shed/garage to keep it super chilled πŸ™‚

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    superfli – Member

    Not having to fill your fridge with lager – you can use your conservatory/shed/garage to keep it super chilled

    You drink lager in winter? I can’t even imagine. Wouldn’t that be like watching daytime tv or something?

    I hate to sound smug, but a good driver would be able to handle winter in either vehicle.

    Not that I’m dissing 4x4s, or your driving skills.

    Ignoring the fact that I was being facetious πŸ˜‰ no, they wouldn’t, not in the Peak District at least.

    I will enjoy winter this year as I am not going to be driving a lorry around in it for the first time in quite a few years.

    That and stew.

    RealMan
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    Long, steady, cold miles.

    Looking forward to this winter. A lot.

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    Riding in snow- crashing your brains out and not even getting a bruise
    Not being too hot all the time on climbs
    Sledging
    When the ground freezes and all of a sudden you’re 10% faster than normal
    The sound of snow
    Riding through the sunset
    Night riding without having to stay up past bedtime
    Standing under streetlights and watching snowflakes
    Getting in from a cold one and having a hot Frijj. MMMMMMM

    And that amazing childlike joy of waking up after it snows and seeing the whole world made new.

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    Agree with most of the above. Can’t see why anyone wouldn’t like winter.

    bikebouy – Member
    Cold Clear Rides Man.

    Can’t beat them for crispyness and hot air breathing heavy in the mornings. Open forests devoid of fauna, unspoilt views through the trees. Up on the hills it’s like God has dusted the land with sugar and we’re laying tracks through the virgin frost exposing the fact to the world….

    We’re the only ones out playing.

    Pure poetry right there πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    As previously discussed, if you’re too hard up to pay fuel bills then you probably wouldn’t enjoy it much.

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    Some great pics on this thread guys, great pics!

    nickf
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    Skiing

    Christmas in the Alps

    Cranking up the logburner until it’s a dull red colour

    Getting some space back on the train as the summer cyclists give up until April

    Squeaky snow

    allthepies
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    I like:

    The fact that we have distinct seasons, all with their own characteristics (good and bad)
    Crisp, cold morning rides
    No flying things
    No nettles/ferns etc
    Amazing views not available in summer when trees are full of leaves.
    Trails are quieter
    The feeling you’re “earning” your dry/dusty summer rides
    Frozen trails rock

    Errr, and some other stuff.

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    Not needing a fence to stop your bike from falling over…

    ..for everything else, theres Mastercard.

    don simon
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    The inner laughter I have driving past people in RWD cars in my 4×4.

    Some 20+ years ago during a particularly white winter, my Mk11 Escort was the only car to get out of the valley we lived in, on the list of failed attempts were Saabs and 4X4s, was yours one of them?

    easygroove
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    Ha ….living in sydney and it being summer!!!! 8)

    Dancake
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    I can barely afford the pointless debt-fest that is Christmas without my Energy bill doubling.

    Leaving for work in the dark, spending all day away from a window and coming home in the dark is depressing

    The dogs get covered in crap all the time

    That said, I love sliding my bike around in mud so its all good

    edit. Riding across some-beacon-or-other at midnight when it is clear and -5 deg is awesome

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    Nothing. All your snowy pics have of course reminded me that the white stuff is pretty cool but you’re all forgetting that it tends (for most of us) to be 2 or 3 days at most, preceded and followed by months of grim awful weather. The variety of weather in this country is amazing just a pity it’s not clearly defined and goes with the appropriate seasons.

    Looking forward to dry cold days on the road and very cold frozen hardpacked trails

    anticipating 6months of wind, rain and darkness.

    rossi46
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    And that amazing childlike joy of waking up after it snows and seeing the whole world made new.

    Hit the nail on the head there.

    Leaving for work in the dark, spending all day away from a window and coming home in the dark is depressing

    True- i worked in the bikehut at my local Halfords (in the roof), no windows and i missed basically a few months of daylight. Except days off, but then you just tend to stay in bed because youre absolutely Cream Crackered.

    rossi46
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    Some lovely pics here- keep em coming!

    I’ve got a couple that add a warm glow to winter:

    Of course winters crap when it’s hosing it down with rain, but think of glorious mud:

    After moving north I’m quite dissapointed that the summer evening rides don’t become night rides in the Winter.

    WTF is wrong with you people!

    Thankfully the area’s busy enough that you can turn up and bump into someone/a group to tag allong with for a blast accross the moor.

    bikebouy
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    A winters calling..

    O winter O winter white
    The song of snowfall free
    A chilling coldness will not abide
    deep in frosty liberty

    These ridin’ wander days ahead
    On trial or road dependant on tread,
    When autumn succumbs to winters bled
    A yellow brownish hue falls dead.

    Cold frames tingle upon your knees,
    And saddle creaks between your cheeks,
    Squealing discs caked in frozen mud,
    Fall fiercely upon ground with thud.

    Winters night rides, a starry affair
    Takes the rider into it’s dark damp lair
    In timeless tunnels of wooded light
    Where branches snap out of sight.

    Breathing deeply exhaling sudden breath,
    Clouds trial behind the riders path,
    With ears a cold as burning snow,
    And streaming eyes too cold to know.

    For what lays ahead on crunchy trail,
    Is winters secret yet defiled,
    Sudden stops with fingers tight,
    Ends within a winters night.

    What more have I to say?
    For your snow is not yet falling
    Though distance winds and forming frosts
    Keep winter riders glowing.

    rossi46
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    A winters calling..

    Nice- I can imagine that going along with a Guiness advert and some muddy mountain bike suffering in black and white!

    rossi46
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    Dont forget everybody- clocks go back tomorrow……

    pennine
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    Hopefully like this again πŸ˜€

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    Your mate’s bum? Can you not have that in summer too?

    stuartie_c
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    Pennine…

    Point 5?

    pennine
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    Your mate’s bum?

    err that’s my son!

    Point 5?

    Close – Green Gully The Ben

    rossi46
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    Hopefully like this again πŸ˜€

    We dont want that much snow do we? The country grinds to a halt with a couple of flakes falling.

    On second thoughts- let it snow πŸ˜†

    mcmoonter
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    Peace, a hot stove, and lots of tea.

    ynyreds
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    Sunday ride getting thoroughly caked in mud, freezing cold and soaking wet and then coming back to a nice warm shower, then roast dinner and a bottle of red in front of the fire.

    I agree with Crispo!

    rossi46
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    Might i add:

    I like this about last winter. Very pretty.

    But i didnt like this. Thats my road there on the right.
    Britain eh? Couple of centimetres and it all stops πŸ˜†

    grantway
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    Looking those pics made me ring the Doctors for some Antidepressant tablets
    I can’t surely wait for that !
    i’l be off to Spain for some sun

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