Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by Recycle
I went to the start point for one of my club's weeknight rides Thurs, only to find that the organizers had cancelled it because of the weather.
The 5pm National Weather Service forecast had an advisory with the wind velocity at 30 mph and gusts to 45, but the severe thunderstorms were postponed until much later ... so I took off alone thru some hilly wooded areas that were protected from the wind. It was a great ride.
I wonder if the miles count as club ride miles even if I was the only one on the ride?
My view exactly- You are all phsyced up for a ride so why let a little thing like weather get in the way. Been on rides with 70mph winds- Been with Torrential downpours- Out when Black ice was covering the Roads so went offroad completely. Even on one ride this year- had high winds- was going offroad to do a few hills and it started raining hard. Couldn't do anything about the wind or rain- so I cut the hills and went off through the woods.
Only time I may cut a ride completely is in the winter- Don't mind cold- wind or wet- but all three at the same time before I ride and I will go to the gym- only happened once this winter and I enjoyed the change to a different exercise.
Then if the conditions do worsen during the ride- you can always cut it short- but Not certain about tornado's- that may be a bit too heavy for me.+
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.