It couldnt last forever..weather

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It couldnt last forever..weather

Postby gretaboy » Mon May 20, 2013 3:09 pm

Just read an article saying that the wet weather is about to hit..after this Tuesday supposedly. I have been loving the clear skies of late, been making the mornings cold but I have realised I much prefer the cold dry weather to the wet cold weather.

The change in weather will see who is dedicated and who isnt I guess. Not that it matters much on my ride, I am usually lucky to see one other rider going my way in either morning or afternoon.
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Re: It couldnt last forever..weather

Postby MattyK » Mon May 20, 2013 10:26 pm

Already been cold down in Melbourne for a couple of weeks. Can't wait for my wiggle order to turn up with some roubaix tights in it...

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Re: It couldnt last forever..weather

Postby Ropecharmer » Mon May 20, 2013 11:28 pm

The Winter rig for the road bike this year includes Crud muddies http://www.wiggle.com.au/crud-roadracer ... guard-set/

You can be cold or wet, but not both ;-)
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Re: It couldnt last forever..weather

Postby isabella24 » Tue May 21, 2013 6:06 am

MattyK wrote:Already been cold down in Melbourne for a couple of weeks. Can't wait for my wiggle order to turn up with some roubaix tights in it...

And I can't wait for my Evans order to turn up with my winter gloves in it! My fingers are freezing!
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Re: It couldnt last forever..weather

Postby gretaboy » Tue May 21, 2013 8:55 am

Yep...got all that..the mudguards, the long fingered gloves, the booty covers, the tights and compression/thermal tops

I am just a big sook...just not looking forward to getting wet...really hate putting damp coldish clothes on in the arvo before riding home. If they are dry and I then go out into the rain, not an issue, just that initial feeling when putting on damp/wet clothes from the morning ride is one I dont relish.
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Re: It couldnt last forever..weather

Postby rkelsen » Tue May 21, 2013 11:23 am

MattyK wrote:Already been cold down in Melbourne for a couple of weeks.

You're kidding, aren't you? :lol: Haven't got the thermals out yet!

Part of the reason I love winter is that so many people wimp out. I get the entire path to myself!

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Re: It couldnt last forever..weather

Postby grimbo » Tue May 21, 2013 12:38 pm

I just love that feeling of starting out cold and getting to work warm but not (very) sweaty. I feel buzzed all morning until work grinds it out of me.
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Re: It couldnt last forever..weather

Postby warthog1 » Tue May 21, 2013 8:19 pm

Got my campagnolo skylab jacket the other day. -10 to 5 degrees. :) Havent tried it yet, but I'm all ready for winter now. Got the Roubaix bib longs already and toasty gloves. The chromoplastics came in the same order.

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