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runtilyoudrop




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:11 am    Post subject: Bike and Snow dont go (in central London) Reply with quote

Was running through central London last night and encountered 3 cyclists who fell off their bikes on the icy/snow covered roads. One had torn his chin open. Two were on fixies with skinny tyres. Others more sensibly were pushing their bikes home.

Now I appreciate people like a challenge and what with the "waterloo spirit" and that but strikes me that it is was plain stupid. As was the audi driver who seemed unable to understand that by accelerating hard all that happened was that his wheels spinned and he got nowhere.

Bikes are off until they clear the ice in Hackney.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've got about 10 inches of snow Very Happy

i'm going to get the mountain bike down to the beech today- ride from lytham to bispham is about 18 mile round trip, could do a few lengths Smile

agree skinny tyres, fixed shoes on snow or ice is asking for trouble!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was able to get from Earls Court to Croydon last night on slicks with no problems. Wouldn't do it today, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 35mm tyres on my fixie and in this weather i don't bother. The MTB may get a run out tomorrow though Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha, now you Southern jessies are getting a taste of what we in the North/East have been putting up with for 3 weeks. Even that uber-numpT KL's bought a MTB.
Personally, I'm enjoying it - 5hrs fun in minus degrees this aft/eves.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bike and snow might not go, but a mate and myself had a fine 2 hours on Hampstead Heath enjoying the 4 inches of fresh powder on our snowboards this afternoon.

If life sends you lemons ...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed a group ride just before the snow yesterday - but only won the 'tried hard' prize for missing out on nearly all the sprints Rolling Eyes

A good 7 mile run in the snow today followed by a short mountain bike ride - it was a bit hairy at times but otherwise good fun
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Bike and Snow dont go (in central London) Reply with quote

runtilyoudrop wrote:
Was running through central London last night and encountered 3 cyclists who fell off their bikes on the icy/snow covered roads. One had torn his chin open. Two were on fixies with skinny tyres. Others more sensibly were pushing their bikes home.

Now I appreciate people like a challenge and what with the "waterloo spirit" and that but strikes me that it is was plain stupid. As was the audi driver who seemed unable to understand that by accelerating hard all that happened was that his wheels spinned and he got nowhere.

Bikes are off until they clear the ice in Hackney.


Haha, that'll teach the hipsters Wink

3hr mtb ride through a deserted richmond park yesterday. brilliant fun Very Happy
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RogerF




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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My own bikes are stashed away for the moment, but had a fun ride through Central London on a Boris yesterday. It still needed a bit of concentration but the big tires on the Boris give a fair bit of confidence on the snow and ice.

Last year in Munich I watched an old lady cycle across a frozen lake in the English Gardens, so you don't have to stop cycling for a bit of ice!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No go for me today. Main roads aren't that bad, side roads are in pitiful shape and lots of ice and slush on the side of the clear roads. I'm a wimp. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
ha ha, now you Southern jessies are getting a taste of what we in the North/East have been putting up with for 3 weeks.

Hear hear. Now get out and feel what we have been training in lately. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimbo I'm very jealous.. exactly what I wanted to do but had to drive to Lapland UK in Kent for a winter winterland. 5 hours in car when there was a winter wonderland on my doorstep. grrrrr.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the snow 2 weeks ago I ordered some Schwalbe Ice Spikers for the MTB. I was like a kid in a candy shop this morning, as I finally got to ride with them on. They pretty much seemed to grip on anything and weren't too skittish on the cleared sections of road. Sweet.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CJBrown wrote:
mate and myself had a fine 2 hours on Hampstead Heath
CJBrown wrote:
enjoying the 4 inches
CJBrown wrote:
fresh powder


It's funny the bits you pick out when you read something too quickly first time... Shocked
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