Author Topic: 14th January - Steve day 160  (Read 4176 times)

Kim

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Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2016, 07:57:14 pm »
I just got the wind knocked out of me by an Arctic gust as I put the bin out.  I can't imagine it's much fun riding in it, especially if there's also precipitation in Steve's part of the world.
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Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2016, 08:06:14 pm »
We've had big fat wet flakes here. Blizzard sort of thing. Lying as slush. Grim.
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Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2016, 08:09:32 pm »
3°C here (that'son the house; the car's thermometer generally reckons it's 1° colder) and windy.

Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2016, 08:11:15 pm »
Looking at his tracker and the precipitation radar he's in the middle of band of a snow at the moment  :(

This was forecast last night, snow north of London and in East Anglia. Surprised he went east today.

Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2016, 08:56:29 pm »
May I remind you of the equally arduous conditions Kurt Searvogel had to endure....


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Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2016, 09:01:55 pm »
Two points there: firstly, Steve agreed the rules, and no-one, so far as I know, has suggested that Kurt broke them; secondly, I don't know of any photos that exist of Kurt sludging around Little Rock after several consecutive days of heavy rain. As he said, he wouldn't have been able to break the record in British conditions.


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Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2016, 09:04:28 pm »
Steve has turned NE so presumably he is being blown to his favourite Travelodge.

Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2016, 09:11:01 pm »
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May I remind you of the equally arduous conditions Kurt Searvogel had to endure....

which makes you wonder why Steve hasn't wondered off down the south of France

Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2016, 09:41:31 pm »
I don't know of any photos that exist of Kurt sludging around Little Rock after several consecutive days of heavy rain

Several days of heavy rain? Really? The poor sod....
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Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2016, 09:43:52 pm »
You're coming across as slightly bitter Wobbly - just saying.

Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2016, 09:56:03 pm »
Ok, I hear what you're saying LMT, thanks.
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Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2016, 09:56:13 pm »

which makes you wonder why Steve hasn't wondered off down the south of France
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Logistics of it all I expect plus Steve's wish to do it all here  (except PBP )

Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2016, 09:59:00 pm »
You're coming across as slightly bitter Wobbly - just saying.




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Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2016, 10:12:48 pm »
According to the Met Office website data for Norwich since 3pm the wind speed has been 40-50 mph with gusts 50-67 mph and he is currently at best on the edge of heavy rain/snow. Temperature about 3C

I suspect it is pretty grim out there for Steve.

Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2016, 11:49:50 pm »
Wow. A South-Easterly swerve away from Acle. That is a surprise.

Re: 14th January - Steve day 160
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2016, 07:00:37 am »
He either slept in the forecourt of an Esso garage in Lowestoft last night, found a B&B, or got a lift back home....or maybe non of them. Soon find out, though.
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