Anyone cancelling a ride this weekend?

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crispybug2
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Anyone cancelling a ride this weekend?

Postby crispybug2 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 19:48 pm

Supposed to be doing the Cam 2 Coast ride tomorrow, but having taken a look at tomorrow's weather (Snowing and -1degrees in Cambridge, snowing and a balmy 1 degree in Southend) I'm going to give a miss. I don't mind cold weather but riding for 75 miles in a snowstorm is just not my idea of fun, and we do this cycle riding thing to have fun don't we? My mate who's dad was giving a lift to Cambridge phoned earlier today to can the ride so I've got an excuse and someone else to blame, but the truth is I don't want to spend 5+ hours riding in snow and freezing temperatures.

Anyone else giving the weekend sportive a miss or is it just me?

Stedman
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Re: Anyone cancelling a ride this weekend?

Postby Stedman » Fri Mar 22, 2013 20:08 pm

Yes,

I was due to 200k audax, however I have a slight cold and with slippery road conditions I have taken view that it is more profitable to earn some additional domestic bonus points instead!

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Re: Anyone cancelling a ride this weekend?

Postby Carl_P » Fri Mar 22, 2013 22:16 pm

Possibly. Booked in for a 60 mile sportive, which will be over 80 miles if I cycle there back. Not looking forward to it. With a biting 25 mph easterly wind it will be brutal. Kind of hoping we'll have a deluge of snow Saturday morning so it gets postponed.

Forecasters saying cold weather to last until after easter :(
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Re: Anyone cancelling a ride this weekend?

Postby apreading » Fri Mar 22, 2013 23:08 pm

I wasnt going anyway (miiiles away from me) but Evans Cycles have cancelled both their sportives (Road & MTB) in Scotland this weekend - an expensive weekend for them...!

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Re: Anyone cancelling a ride this weekend?

Postby kayo74 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 06:14 am

Yes was on the Cheshire Cat but been cancelled a good choice wouldn't be much fun in this shite weather. Been moved to July now bonus.

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Re: Anyone cancelling a ride this weekend?

Postby crispybug2 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:51 am

Just done two hours on the turbo in the garage, thinking that it even though it was tedious beyond belief, I watched the snow coming down and knowing I'd made exactly the right decision!!

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Re: Anyone cancelling a ride this weekend?

Postby Jangs » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:56 am

...this does challenge 'No bad weather just bad clothing...'. What would be the 'Full Metal Jacket', the wish list of warm, breathable gear for this weather...

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