Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-26-11, 06:23 AM   #1
wobblyoldgeezer
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brighton, UK
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Do I win?

The earliest, most annoying weather related thread of 2011.

Just in from a solo 'almost rode my age' ride - yes, I know, no photos so it didn't happen, but I was out for about 3 hours in the mid 20 kphs, so close

And now, I just switched on the a/c for the first time this year, and the thermothing says 86 F

(and wife left a couple of days ago to take daughter skiing. Not jealous at all. Oh no, not at all. It's better here, all aloney on my owney. They'll have a difficult time inching down the mountains without me showing the way. I mean, I know spouse was a Californian racer and ski instructor, but that was a long time ago)

Sigh
wobblyoldgeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 12:17 PM   #2
waldowales
Old Fogy
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Murray, Utah
Bikes:
Posts: 1,224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just shoveled six inches of snow from my sidewalks and driveway. I don't know whether to hate you or hate myself for living here. Guess I'll just try not to think about it.
waldowales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 12:20 PM   #3
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.
Posts: 26,903
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 206 Post(s)
Uh - kind of off the subject but how's life in Bahrain these days?
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 12:52 PM   #4
DX-MAN
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 4,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not hatin'; 86 degrees is getting near the UPPER limit for me to have a good, involved ride like that, so I can wait for the upper 40's. May hit 50's during my vacation, so I WILL BE PEDALIN'!
DX-MAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 02:44 PM   #5
cranky old dude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I worked outside last night in snow drifting up to my knees. When I went home at 05:00 a.m., I would have had to multiply the temperature by more than six to reach 86*F.

Um...ugh....oh yes, I feel your pain.
cranky old dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 03:04 PM   #6
old
Senior Member
 
old's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Bikes: two, at present
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like you think you've won. Enjoy the bachelor time while you can.

Here, we just had 13+ inches of snow. And, if I multiplied last night's temperature by six Celsius would be colder than Fahrenheit!
old is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 10:42 PM   #7
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 14,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
86 would be too hot for me right now, I'm not in good enough shape for that kind of temperature. OTOH, we had some 65F days a week ago, that was wonderful.
unterhausen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 11:38 PM   #8
Phil85207
Century bound
 
Phil85207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa Arizona
Bikes: Felt AR4 and Cannondale hybrid
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You beat the temp in the Arizona desert too. Its been only topping out at about 70 lately.
Phil85207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-11, 07:31 AM   #9
wobblyoldgeezer
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brighton, UK
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Uh - kind of off the subject but how's life in Bahrain these days?
Life is calm, actually. Have a look on-line at Gulf Daily News, Bahrain's English Language newspaper for a broader view. Especially the letters page.

The international news is lazy, and loves a good upset.The country is not as reported in many ways - not 'oil rich' : the refinery in which i work exports 250,000 barrels per day of which 40,000 is Bahraini - the rest is Saudi, refined under license. The Pearl Roundabout, the centre of the protest encampment, is a small traffic circle, not a large public space - certainly no equivalent to Tiananmen

There are grievances, certainly - however the protest marches are hugely outnumbered by the 'support' marches.

I, like the majority here, hope that the matter will be resolved by dialogue and concession. That won't sell as much advertising bundled in inflamatory 'news', though
wobblyoldgeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:39 PM.