Author Topic: Willy Warmer 2018  (Read 4639 times)

Manotea

  • Where there is doubt...
Willy Warmer 2018
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:55:29 am »
Same time, same channel, same "no mod cons" luxury accomodation!

Click image for more info. :)


Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 09:16:07 am »
I'm in  :)

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 10:05:11 am »
Why is it called that?
2017 - R500 ✅ | 2018 - R1000 ✅ | 2019 - ?

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 11:23:24 am »
Because it's in winter and is organised by Willysden CC

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 11:47:45 am »
I would question the use of the word 'warmer' though...

Really wanted to do this one after my prematurely aborted attempt last year but I'm not free that day. Damn.

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 12:01:44 pm »
Because it's in winter and is organised by Willysden CC

Ah!
2017 - R500 ✅ | 2018 - R1000 ✅ | 2019 - ?

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 03:19:17 pm »
I'm in*

* subject to weather on the day

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 10:40:12 pm »
It is a lovely ride - but not for me this year  :(
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 09:30:44 am »
It is a lovely ride - but not for me this year  :(

Or next year? ;)

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 03:55:28 pm »
I'm in

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 12:43:42 am »
Booked my place tonight on a whim. Will check the weather closer to the date.

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 07:36:39 pm »
Spots have been booked for the Things. There's still a chance for the cold/cough to make another resurgence, or for us to pick up yet a different bug though....
California Dreaming

Manotea

  • Where there is doubt...
Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 01:12:26 am »
Fingers crossed we shall all make it!

(... and will be great to see you again  :) )

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 08:16:17 pm »
Think this event will definitely live up to its name as a willy warmer!  8) ;D. That's me riding with no exposed skin again. Full set of beard too!

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2018, 01:40:21 pm »
 No mod cons really means that you don’t get a little hand knitted ‘warmer’ for finishing  which you would of course if it was a Wessex event

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2018, 06:20:10 am »
The sun symbol was out all week on Metoffice for saturday. In a turn of fortune, now it looks like not only it will be icy in the morning, but it might rain and snow to add to the fun...

I think I'm out...  ::-)

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2018, 09:15:14 am »
The sun symbol was out all week on Metoffice for saturday. In a turn of fortune, now it looks like not only it will be icy in the morning, but it might rain and snow to add to the fun...

I think I'm out...  ::-)

a stunning turnaround in the weather! Ill turn up and see how it is.

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 10:08:54 am »
The sun symbol was out all week on Metoffice for saturday. In a turn of fortune, now it looks like not only it will be icy in the morning, but it might rain and snow to add to the fun...

I think I'm out...  ::-)

a stunning turnaround in the weather! Ill turn up and see how it is.

If I was local, I would probably take a decision last minute, but it's 2 hours drive and a 5 AM alarm, so I'll give it a miss

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2018, 10:10:59 am »
The sun symbol was out all week on Metoffice for saturday. In a turn of fortune, now it looks like not only it will be icy in the morning, but it might rain and snow to add to the fun...

I think I'm out...  ::-)

a stunning turnaround in the weather! Ill turn up and see how it is.

If I was local, I would probably take a decision last minute, but it's 2 hours drive and a 5 AM alarm, so I'll give it a miss

Fair enough. I has an hour drive :)

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 01:27:18 pm »
Have been looking forward to my first audax all week. Weather been looking good for last 5 days. Nearly choked on my porridge this morning when I saw the totally revised weather forecast. Will do cold and dark, but not absolutely drenched and cold and dark. Waiting til morning to decide, but pretty fed up right now.

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2018, 01:32:15 pm »
Hello All - I assume you are all referring to the (wildly inaccurate) BBC forecast? I have been reliably informed that TimeAndDate.com is a much more accurate source.

Not looking too bad tomorrow, according to them: https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/@7291951/hourly

I'm definitely in!

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2018, 01:56:35 pm »
It is going to be a damp start, even according to time and date... but meh, it’s only weather.

Should be drier later on all forecasts. I’ve seen worse.

John

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 02:00:14 pm »
Time and Date = Drizzle
BBC = Heavy Rain
 :-\

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2018, 02:08:15 pm »
I was referring to the Metoffice... to which most sites refer to. There are other sources and I am sure dateandtime use second hand sources.

One would like to hope the Metoffice has the most reliable information, otherwise they might as well shut it down

Re: Willy Warmer 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2018, 02:47:02 pm »
Route tweaked - combination of wet & dry routes.
Good test for my new waterproof mitts