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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20850 on: October 01, 2019, 05:06:41 pm »
Anyone else fed up with getting absolutely drenched?
I've got two kits on the go: one is drying out while the other is getting wet.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Kim

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20851 on: October 01, 2019, 05:19:19 pm »
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I've occasionally thought about dropping the cool tool from my armoury: I have a full-length 15mm ring spanner for the nuts on the wheels of the fixed bike, and pedal removal with the adjustable spanner would be so hard that I'm not sure it would even work. But I'm fond of it, and you never know when an adjustable spanner might come in handy - like last night.

Good stuff.   :thumbsup:

The 6" adjustable probably sees more action than anything else in my on-bike tool kit.  Not only is it useful for more exotic thing-bending problems and general BSO-fettling, it's something most other cyclists don't bother carrying.  I've even used it on my own bike a couple of times.
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20852 on: October 01, 2019, 11:15:50 pm »
Anyone else fed up with getting absolutely drenched?
Stopped on the way to work to put on overtrousers.  Stopped a minute later for overshoes.  I have never added waterproofs mid-way on a ride in before.
But I am starting to enjoy the rain.
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20853 on: October 02, 2019, 08:21:41 am »
Anyone else fed up with getting absolutely drenched?
I've got two kits on the go: one is drying out while the other is getting wet.
No tumble drier, no heating on and RH of 95%; nothing is drying! Now up to 3 sets of kit ...

It didn't rain this morning, hurrah!
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20854 on: October 02, 2019, 09:05:14 am »
Anyone else fed up with getting absolutely drenched?

Oh yes, nothings drying, I've got sores on my sores  :'( , all this started when I stupidly rode a bike without guards last week  :facepalm:

Oh and I'm sick of the smell of wet hair

ian

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20855 on: October 02, 2019, 09:25:24 am »
The torrential rain, at least, was enlivened by thunder last night. The power poncho is working quite well, though I had to sit on to expose the rear light. I do get very wet feet though. The amount of surface water on London roads is atrocious. Enormous road spanning lakes in several places.
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20856 on: October 02, 2019, 12:47:35 pm »
Anyone else fed up with getting absolutely drenched?
I've got two kits on the go: one is drying out while the other is getting wet.
No tumble drier, no heating on and RH of 95%; nothing is drying! Now up to 3 sets of kit ...
Indeed. If it hadn't been for
It didn't rain this morning, hurrah!
I'd have been wearing some very bottom-of-the-drawer stuff.

(I'm very lucky in that we have a whole room at work for drying kit, which is a luxury: those horrible evenings when I had to put wet stuff back on to ride home are over. However, that doesn't stop you getting wet on the way home, and our house was turning onto a lycra launderette, with wet tendrils of the stretchy stuff dangling from every head height protuberance. It was like trying to navigate Shelob's lair!)
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Kim

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20857 on: October 02, 2019, 01:15:37 pm »
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20858 on: October 02, 2019, 01:25:07 pm »
The hot pipe under my cage at work - for the avoidance of doubt, that's a drying cage for clothing - was fixed last Friday. Better late than never. The combination of wrapping wet stuff round a hair-dryer hose* while I'm showering, and 8 hours hanging in the cage above the hot pipe works well for lycra and jackets. Mitts are placed directly on the pipe when I've not had the foresight to pack a spare pair. Shoes are the problem. So I wear sandals when I can (with socks this morning, for the first time in months).

*I hope no-one uses the hair dryers for drying their hair.

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20859 on: October 02, 2019, 07:39:01 pm »
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20860 on: October 02, 2019, 11:13:13 pm »
Very cold one this morning. Frost on the cars and it wasnt a surprise on passing the second junction to see a car turing on to the main road with a tiny wee square cleared on his windscreen.

Nice commute though, especially the ride back.

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20861 on: October 03, 2019, 11:41:15 am »
The hot pipe under my cage at work - for the avoidance of doubt, that's a drying cage for clothing - was fixed last Friday. Better late than never. The combination of wrapping wet stuff round a hair-dryer hose* while I'm showering, and 8 hours hanging in the cage above the hot pipe works well for lycra and jackets. Mitts are placed directly on the pipe when I've not had the foresight to pack a spare pair. Shoes are the problem. So I wear sandals when I can (with socks this morning, for the first time in months).

*I hope no-one uses the hair dryers for drying their hair.

I assume you mean the sock dryer. I had a go at someone in our work changing rooms for using the sock-dryer for drying his hair.

fd3

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20862 on: October 03, 2019, 04:39:26 pm »
Idiot in a car overtook the cargo bike in front of me, which meant that they nearly drove head-on into a cyclist coming in the opposite direction (narrow road only big enough for one car).
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20863 on: October 04, 2019, 07:03:20 pm »
Anyone else fed up with getting absolutely drenched?

Oh yes, nothings drying, I've got sores on my sores  :'( , all this started when I stupidly rode a bike without guards last week  :facepalm:

Oh and I'm sick of the smell of wet hair

That's a problem I'd like to have Si.


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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20864 on: October 04, 2019, 10:17:49 pm »
Got a lift up the hill and rolled back down it; but I think it's still a bit soon to try and hold on to even MTB bars with broken fingers. I was in quite a bit of pain by the time I got home :(
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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20865 on: October 05, 2019, 06:17:41 am »
Anyone else fed up with getting absolutely drenched?

Oh yes, nothings drying, I've got sores on my sores  :'( , all this started when I stupidly rode a bike without guards last week  :facepalm:

Oh and I'm sick of the smell of wet hair

That's a problem I'd like to have Si.

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Guy

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Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20866 on: October 09, 2019, 09:07:46 am »
I had to put my lights on this morning. The first time in over 6 months.
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