Colder than a muvva out there!

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extrusion
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Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby extrusion » Tue Dec 11, 2012 20:23 pm

Just fitted my new seatpost and fancied testing it out, shoved some shorts and out the door. Big mistake, i only managed a couple of miles before turning back. There was ice on the seatpost when i put it back in the garage :shock: first time thats happened to me and i rode pretty much all through winter last year. Guess it was fog mixed with below zero temperatures.

Note to self, next time put tights on even if its just for a quick spin!

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby saprkzz » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:27 pm

It was indeed blooming freezing!.. had to do a short walk to the shops earlier and was shaking when i got in. Too cold to ride, well not too cold but dangerous :lol: roll on the summer months and lycra shorts! :wink:

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby Buckie2k5 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:53 pm

i made the mistake of not putting my snood on tonight. -2 and i felt like someone was slowly peeling my cheeks off.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby pinarellokid » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:59 pm

not sure where you guys are but up here in Manchester we have cloudy skies and its kept the temp up.

or is that just wishful thinking for my 40 miler tomorrow.!!!!!
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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby Buckie2k5 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 22:07 pm

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/east-kilbride#?tab=fiveDay

thats where iam, looks like a bit of cloud coming in now. snow on the way no doubt lol

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby ShutUpLegs » Tue Dec 11, 2012 22:34 pm

Last winter was quite mild and dry. Saw someone in shorts today, they looked freezing, miserable and about to collapse. Its just not worth going out unless you are going to be properly equipped.
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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby djm501 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 09:48 am

extrusion wrote: Guess it was fog mixed with below zero temperatures.


Cycling in the dark in freezing fog? Wow, you're braver than me dude.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby bompington » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:48 am

-6.9° yesterday. Should be a pleasant -2° this afternoon though.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby oxoman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:57 am

Extrusion you sure that the ice was only on the seatpost, wont be wearing my shorts till the summer comes back. Was out this morning at 5am doing a quick 25 miler before the kids needed to go to school, -3 without windchill freezing fog pitch black at times. Nicely wrapped up in longs and overshoes with warm softshell and buff, only bit on show was my eyes and there covered with specs ( frosted at times). Bring it on.
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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby john1967 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 14:52 pm

There's no such thing as bad weather there's just the wrong kind of cloths.
Get plenty of layers on topped with a wind proof and fleece tights and good thick gloves.
Just keep the speed down a bit and away you go.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby Buckie2k5 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 15:22 pm

john1967 wrote:There's no such thing as bad weather there's just the wrong kind of cloths.
Get plenty of layers on topped with a wind proof and fleece tights and good thick gloves.
Just keep the speed down a bit and away you go.



snow?

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby john1967 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 15:30 pm

Yes its generally white and cold.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby danowat » Wed Dec 12, 2012 15:35 pm

john1967 wrote:There's no such thing as bad weather there's just the wrong kind of cloths.
Get plenty of layers on topped with a wind proof and fleece tights and good thick gloves.
Just keep the speed down a bit and away you go.


Until you end up on your ass with a broken collar bone or hip..........

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby john1967 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 15:39 pm

And that's never happened in the summer has it.
If you want stay on the couch that's fine but I'm not going to let a bit of cold stop me from riding.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby danowat » Wed Dec 12, 2012 15:46 pm

john1967 wrote:And that's never happened in the summer has it.
If you want stay on the couch that's fine but I'm not going to let a bit of cold stop me from riding.


Well, the chances of ice diminish is the summer months, so you have more chance of falling off in the winter months, even if you ride on gritted roads, the part/s of the road that we cycle on sometimes are very slippery in winter.

Cold doesn't stop me riding at all, was -2 in the garage last night, I still manage to do 12 hours a week, and get out on the road as much as possible, but there are times, the last few days are perfect examples, looks nice out, roads good mostly, but still a big chance of ice in the shade, when it's not appropriate to cycle, regardless of clothing.

A lot of it is macho posturing, but there is nothing macho about struggling to walk home with a busted hip.......

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby colsoop » Wed Dec 12, 2012 15:50 pm

I don't let the temp drop stop me from riding, i just change my routes, drop my speed and reduce the distances for the rides.

Wrapped up like a mummy or as my friend says a camp ninja :lol: I felt quite comfortable.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby MrSweary » Wed Dec 12, 2012 16:02 pm

I'm still wearing lycra shorts with baggy shorts over the top on my commute. I don't really notice it after the first couple of hundred yards. Got a comment from someone the other day - apparently I'm 'brave'. :?
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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby DesWeller » Wed Dec 12, 2012 20:08 pm

Snow tyres, ladies and gents, snow tyres.

Apart from that, take care to keep your tendons and joints warm; they can lose elasticity in the cold and sustain damage quite unexpectedly.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby DavidJB » Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:04 am

MrSweary wrote:I'm still wearing lycra shorts with baggy shorts over the top on my commute. I don't really notice it after the first couple of hundred yards. Got a comment from someone the other day - apparently I'm 'brave'. :?


I'd say stupid.

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Re: Colder than a muvva out there!

Postby Reane_Machine » Thu Dec 13, 2012 17:42 pm

I've got myself a nice softshell, wear it with jersey and t-shirt and that keeps my torso warm. Tights on the legs which stay nice and cosy, winter gloves (Lidl's) with a pair of magic-gloves underneath keep my fingers warm.

Pull my buff over my head around my ears so just my face is exposed.

Only part of me which gets cold is my feet, but that's because I haven't got any overshoes yet.

They're on the Christmas list though and if i've been a good boy then there'll be no excuse, ice permitting.
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