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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This weeks ^%"?*) Weather.
We are in drought conditions over here in the south of England and we have a hose pipe ban. Resoirvoirs have been filling up by diverting more water from the rivers to them but we rely more heavily on underwater reserves and they are well down. Last time we had such a serious condition was in 1976 when the whole of Europe was in trouble.
So last Sunday I got a ride in- bit overcast- not too warm and not much wind. it was a 4 layer ride and I even put on the thermal base layer. I normally ride Saturday but it was raining somewhat. So that was one ride. Monday and it persisted down all day. Garden flooded and the chickens were getting webbed feet. Tuesday and just a strong wind so got another ride in before the rain came again. Wednesday and we got flooded again. Had to drain the wife's pool of surplus water so that did not help the flooding situation. One of my neighbours commented that his garden is so water logged that he could not even get down to his shed. Not surprised with all that rain---And his garden is lower than mine (and took the 200 gallons I drained from the pool OOPS.)
Thursday and no rain--But 30 to 50mph winds. Definitely a day for some of those indoor jobs that I have promised the wife for the last month. Today looks OK and I will get a short ride in this morning as I am shopping this afternoon for Furniture. Don't know how I agreed to that. Tomorrow and providing i judge the window right- I should get in a ride. Will have to as once the rain does arrive it will be heavy and last through to the end of Sunday. Next week is looking no better but the temps should start to get near 50f so I am optimistic.
I've had enough of this drought already. I am up to my ankles in drought and if this drought carries on at the rate it is going-It will be over the top of my boots by sunday night.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.