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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: growweblaar on January 24, 2007, 12:08:36 pm

Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: growweblaar on January 24, 2007, 12:08:36 pm
Hi

Woke up this morning (hey, don't all blues songs start like that...?!) and London was covered in snow:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/367866576_94ca40c0ff_o.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/367866549_6a6889445b_o.jpg)

Working from home today, since the last time I tried riding on snow, I landed flat on my ass at the end of my street!  :monkey: (Terug gesluip huis toe en die bus gevat...)
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: BlouVark on January 24, 2007, 12:17:42 pm
You mean you actually went outside to take those pics?
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: Grootseun on January 24, 2007, 12:21:41 pm
you need some real Gnomads to ride in weather like that!!
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: Kev on January 24, 2007, 12:25:16 pm
It dumped 20 to 30cm of snow by me here last night. Traffic was a bit challengeing this morning. I did not spot one motorbike or scooter on my way to work... I wonder why?  :lol:
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: Grootseun on January 24, 2007, 12:29:47 pm
ride with your ski's on for sideways stability.. and ride with a grapple hook for stopping... easy!!! :D  :D
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: growweblaar on January 24, 2007, 01:30:58 pm
My wife just arrived back at home - gave up trying to get to work. 1 inch of snow and the entire city grinds to a halt. London is a good example of a system that operates at maximum capacity all the time and, if anything, goes wrong it's chaos.
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: spyker on January 24, 2007, 01:39:35 pm
Driving in snow can be very tricky. When I lived in Ireland a few years ago, there was this intersection that was notorious for accidents waiting to happen. I used to go sit in the pub opposite the intersection and watch the action!! :D
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: Maverick on January 24, 2007, 03:06:51 pm
Ag it wasn't so bad this morning, only took me 2 hours to get across London on my bike :D My hands are frozen though :shock:
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: X Banana Boy on January 24, 2007, 03:53:35 pm
Quote from: "growweblaar"
My wife just arrived back at home - gave up trying to get to work. 1 inch of snow and the entire city grinds to a halt. London is a good example of a system that operates at maximum capacity all the time and, if anything, goes wrong it's chaos.


Same as Atlanta, any snow and the city grinds to a halt many because it warms up just enough to get the snow a bit watery and then it freezes overnight.  And then the motorists still try to drive with a one car following distance.

Where in London do you live?  It snowed once in the 2 years i was in London.
Title: Nice biking weather over here this morning
Post by: growweblaar on January 24, 2007, 04:24:52 pm
I live in Putney, south-west, close to Wimbledon. But it snowed everywhere. It's gone now, though - all melted!