Is anyone actually riding today?

by Raleigh   June 8, 2012  

So, I went out this morning on my dad's mountain bike to watch an air sea rescue taking place in the North Sea. Helicopters and stuff...

Anyway, the wind there was proper ming, but on the way back I didn't pedal at all, the wind pushed me along all the way home.

Has anyone else ventured out today? I was thinking about going with the wind up the coast, and getting someone to pick me up when there, I reckon it will be a quick one, what with the 40 knots of wind.

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Unfortunately most people are at work. Crying

posted by cryocon [10 posts]
8th June 2012 - 13:25


Did you ride there? Devil

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
8th June 2012 - 13:36


I commuted the 20 miles to work this morning with the rain and 50 mph tailwind - wet but fun Big Grin

Riding home is going to be different story though!!

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posted by stuke [318 posts]
8th June 2012 - 13:39


i rode this afternoon, actually blitzed a PB on a climb as the tail wind was immense, the head wind also wasnt to bad probably based on two factors- 1 i went out fully expecting it and 2. it was so consistent it wasnt patchy wind so you could get a rythm.

really genuinely enjoyed my ride today Smile

oh and the sun was beautiful in plymouth, i suppose the joy of getting the brunt of the storm first

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
8th June 2012 - 21:47


well, I cycled to work and back but that's only 5 miles. Didn't have time for anything else as youngest daughter was doing horse riding. Will go out tomorrow though if I can as I have a big ride (for me) in July and I need the training.

posted by Alan Tullett [1457 posts]
8th June 2012 - 22:23


I wouldn't have gone out yesterday if you'd paid me. Roads were littered with people's rubbish, bottles and tree branches. I do like the sound of that 50mph tailwind though Smile

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posted by RoadBikeRecomme... [4 posts]
9th June 2012 - 7:06


I've got a charidy ride to go to on Sunday can't wait! but I think there will be a fair few people taking one look at the weather in the morning and staying indoors.


posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [595 posts]
9th June 2012 - 7:55


I done a 35mile cycle ride down the coast, I flew down the coast averaging 25-35 mph. however it was killer cycling back home Angry

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posted by HarveyMorcombe [48 posts]
9th June 2012 - 16:23



rode a few easy miles one way, bloody hard miles the other way by the south coast. Thinking


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posted by wheelz [63 posts]
9th June 2012 - 21:27


Nothing's hard on a Pinarello. Devil

I mixed things up today with a TASTY mountain bike ride, race cross country to the pub.

Needless to say, I came 2nd. My only reward a Big Tom and a packet of Scampi Fries.

It was kind of weird, I used my mum's mountain bike, which had BioPace.

Now my knees are f***ed up.

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
9th June 2012 - 21:54