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Title: uk weather.
Post by: Topdad on 07.01. 2016 14:31
Is it just me but is it taking ages for the mornings to brighten  , I seem to be still going to work in semi darkness (8-45 ) normally better than this ,isn't it ?? I'm totally ***** off ,  *problem* Bob.
Title: Re: uk weather.
Post by: bsa-bill on 07.01. 2016 15:28
incessant cloud cover Bob, yes I'm usually ready to get up at around 7 - 7.30 but these days find it difficult to get out and on the go, rushed out yesterday tho for warfarin clinic in Berwick only to find it had been cancelled due to an accident on the A1, got to go back in tomorrow and the rain is still coming down DOH
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Post by: Greybeard on 07.01. 2016 15:33
Keep calm and carry on it says on this mug of tea beside me. The days are now lengthening thank goodness.

When I was still working I bicycled 20 miles a day, (on unlit trunk road) to work and back. The midwinter was horrible; trying to avoid wheel-smashing pot-holes while being dazzled by continuous, (often undipped)  headlamps coming the other way. I have sympathy for cyclists who fit those super bright lights to their bikes.
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Post by: cyclobutch on 07.01. 2016 16:06
I had hoped that once we had dumped Scotland we could change to CET ... Maybe next time?
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Post by: bsa-bill on 07.01. 2016 16:21
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I had hoped that once we had dumped Scotland

We haven't - they narrowly decided not to dump us - maybe next time  *smile*
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Post by: nimrod650 on 07.01. 2016 16:23
Keep calm and carry on it says on this mug of tea beside me. The days are now lengthening thank goodness.

When I was still working I bicycled 20 miles a day, (on unlit trunk road) to work and back. The midwinter was horrible; trying to avoid wheel-smashing pot-holes while being dazzled by continuous, (often undipped)  headlamps coming the other way. I have sympathy for cyclists who fit those super bright lights to their bikes.
was it a fitness thing ?
Title: Re: uk weather.
Post by: bsa-bill on 07.01. 2016 16:55
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I have sympathy for cyclists who fit those super bright lights to their bikes.

yep I can go along with that to some degree, I used to bike to work in the late fifties , amazingly the world used to tilt so it was always uphill going and uphill again coming back and the gulf stream always in your face both ways too
Title: Re: uk weather.
Post by: Greybeard on 07.01. 2016 17:07
When I was still working I bicycled 20 miles a day
was it a fitness thing ?
We couldn't afford to run a second motorised vehicle and wifey drives. The cycling has left me with a very good heart and lungs but my knees and ankles are shot! Another benefit that I discovered was that the days stresses had left me by the time I got home.
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Post by: Greybeard on 07.01. 2016 17:08
amazingly the world used to tilt so it was always uphill going and uphill again coming back and the gulf stream always in your face both ways too
Yup *smile*
Title: Re: uk weather.
Post by: kiwipom on 07.01. 2016 22:13
hi guys, yeah remember that sort of weather. Me and a mate left the old country in 1972, although not immigrants we sailed on an immigrate ship. There was 6inches of snow on the ground when we left Southampton sailing towards the sun. It was a great trip of 5.1/2 weeks of Saturday night every night, cheers   
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Post by: Peter in Aus on 08.01. 2016 08:10
Could be worse U could live in Yarloop West OZ, just got burnt out with bush fires 100 homes, store, hospital, post office, pub one of the best museums around still some people not counted for
Title: Re: uk weather.
Post by: Topdad on 08.01. 2016 11:43
Yes, Pete, one extreme to the other, fire out your way ,water over here , result people wondering what the hell is going on , for certain the weather patterns across the world are screwed , it's our grandkids I feel for. In the meantime my thoughts and I'm sure everyone on this wonderful forum will be  with anyone who as suffered from the diverse effects of this wierd weather .
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Post by: cyclobutch on 08.01. 2016 13:16
Dynamo on my station bike(cycle) doesn't work in the wet.
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Post by: RichardL on 08.01. 2016 21:28
Could be worse U could live in Yarloop West OZ, just got burnt out with bush fires 100 homes, store, hospital, post office, pub one of the best museums around still some people not counted for

That's horrible.
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Post by: trevinoz on 08.01. 2016 23:52
And it's been flooding here on the East Coast.
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Post by: muskrat on 09.01. 2016 00:06
Yep, been raining for a week. Sunny today but the holiday traffic is a battle. Back to work Monday so I think I'll brave it.
What a Christmas/New year. Floods in England/Europe, Floods & fire in the US and here in Australia. Thank God we didn't have any refugee trouble here.
Cheers
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Post by: Peter in Aus on 09.01. 2016 02:50
The good news, people missing found safe and well, The bad news fires still out of control threatening several towns.
suppose to be going for a run on the A7 tomorrow with the club but might have to cancel it due to fires and we are over 100K away.
Peter