Author Topic: It's snowing!  (Read 301249 times)

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5325 on: February 02, 2019, 05:55:47 pm »
Mine, all mine...

Looks wonderful!

And I can’t see what you did. I can guess what you did, but I can’t see it.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5326 on: February 02, 2019, 05:58:06 pm »
It does look wonderful. But I confess I'd have gone for boots over tyres in those conditions.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

iddu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5327 on: February 02, 2019, 06:19:25 pm »
It does look wonderful. But I confess I'd have gone for boots skis over tyres in those conditions.

FTFY.  Was still around 8" deep, so alright unladen, but the front just sank in and stopped when riding.
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Kim

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5328 on: February 02, 2019, 06:24:41 pm »
Mine, all mine...

Looks wonderful!

And I can’t see what you did. I can guess what you did, but I can’t see it.

Walked back up the way you came and down the other side of the undergrowth on the left?
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mattc

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5329 on: February 02, 2019, 06:42:20 pm »
I took it from inside the pub.

(He didn't mention the pub, did he?)
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5330 on: February 02, 2019, 06:48:41 pm »
It does look wonderful. But I confess I'd have gone for boots over tyres in those conditions.

Mountain bike tyres are like Velcro on snow, not so hot once it has compacted or thawed and refrozen into ice.

ElyDave

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5331 on: February 02, 2019, 06:51:35 pm »
Not that cold here, a dusting of snow overnight made our lane slippery (Disco on road tyres).

Audax was consistently 0.3-1.7C by Garmin 800, but the wind was absolutely cutting.  Having been home since 5pm, my ears are still cold, even though I had a skullcap under my helmet.  My feet were almost thawed after an hour of land rover binary heating
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iddu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5332 on: February 02, 2019, 08:04:37 pm »
Mine, all mine...

Looks wonderful!

And I can’t see what you did. I can guess what you did, but I can’t see it.

Walked back up the way you came and down the other side of the undergrowth on the left?

Nope. ;D
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Wowbagger

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5333 on: February 02, 2019, 08:07:08 pm »
...

I just looked at the forecast for tonight/tomorrow: -9°C in Saarfend!  :o

A work of fiction I'm afraid. I confused Saarfend, Essex, with Southend Argyll & Bute.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5334 on: February 02, 2019, 09:01:47 pm »
Mine, all mine...

Looks wonderful!

And I can’t see what you did. I can guess what you did, but I can’t see it.

Walked back up the way you came and down the other side of the undergrowth on the left?

Nope. ;D

Photoshit?  ;D
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iddu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5335 on: February 02, 2019, 09:27:28 pm »
Mine, all mine...

Looks wonderful!

And I can’t see what you did. I can guess what you did, but I can’t see it.

Walked back up the way you came and down the other side of the undergrowth on the left?

Nope. ;D

Photoshit?  ;D

Nope. ;D
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5336 on: February 02, 2019, 09:37:16 pm »
Self-timer and you're the invisible man?
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spesh

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5337 on: February 02, 2019, 09:48:49 pm »
Mine, all mine...

Looks wonderful!

And I can’t see what you did. I can guess what you did, but I can’t see it.

Walked back up the way you came and down the other side of the undergrowth on the left?

Having looked at the image full-size in a new tab, there is something in the shadow of the bank, level with where the trail of footprints stops, which might indicate disturbed snow.

So my hypothesis is that iddu simply took a shorter route off the trail to get where he took the photographs.

Now I eagerly await a post from iddu saying I'm wrong as well.  ;D
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Kim

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5338 on: February 02, 2019, 09:51:36 pm »
Looking at it again there's another set of footprints on the left, in the middle distance, as well as the ones beyond the undergrowth.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5339 on: February 02, 2019, 09:57:14 pm »
Iddu was pushing his bike through the snow for reasons already explained. But that isn't Iddu's bike. Someone else had already had the same idea but given up and walked home, leaving their bike jammed upright in the snow. Iddu found it and took a photo.
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Jaded

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5340 on: February 02, 2019, 10:00:54 pm »
Regardless of all that, I've just been standing on the balcony bollock naked, a la Wowbagger.

It is cold but nothing like as cold as it is invigorating.

No photos.
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Kim

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5341 on: February 02, 2019, 10:04:12 pm »
Regardless of all that, I've just been standing on the balcony bollock naked, a la Wowbagger.

It is cold but nothing like as cold as it is invigorating.

No photos.

This adds credibility to the invisible man hypothesis.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5342 on: February 03, 2019, 08:20:04 am »
A balmy -7°C in Swindon right now.
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5343 on: February 03, 2019, 12:19:51 pm »
A bit more today.


IMG_2468_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

iddu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5344 on: February 03, 2019, 05:04:03 pm »
Mine, all mine...

Looks wonderful!

And I can’t see what you did. I can guess what you did, but I can’t see it.

Walked back up the way you came and down the other side of the undergrowth on the left?

Having looked at the image full-size in a new tab, there is something in the shadow of the bank, level with where the trail of footprints stops, which might indicate disturbed snow.

So my hypothesis is that iddu simply took a shorter route off the trail to get where he took the photographs.

Now I eagerly await a post from iddu saying I'm wrong as well.  ;D

Nope - spot on...by fortune they’re indeed hidden in the shadow...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5345 on: February 03, 2019, 05:13:59 pm »


Mine, all mine...



pwned. Couldn't even get it rolling downhill ::-)
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ElyDave

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5346 on: February 03, 2019, 05:20:35 pm »
A bit more today.


IMG_2468_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

I'm heading up there tomorrow, staying in Kingswells, shoudl be fun as it all melts next week
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Feanor

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5347 on: February 03, 2019, 06:29:12 pm »
Headed up to Birse Castle, which I'd never even heard of till this week, to do a hill run route which starts from there.

The castle is at the end of a very long and winding road, and the last couple of miles were in deep snow which had no existing tracks on it.  Perhaps the fact that I needed 4WD with diffs locked to get to the starting point should have served as a warning.  The castle is rather magnificent, and has clearly been restored recently.  It appears to be unoccupied at this time of year.

Set off running, and the track, such as it was, disappeared into deep snowdrifts within a k. Navigation was becoming difficult, and running impossible.

Aborted, and did a more accessible 10k up Clachnaben instead.
Well-trodden tourist path made navigation possible, but even that became a wade through deep drifts near the summit!
Beautiful winter mountain conditions, but a bit marginal for hill running :-)


iddu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5348 on: February 03, 2019, 11:23:06 pm »


Mine, all mine...



pwned. Couldn't even get it rolling downhill ::-)
I. Want. To. Know.

Aliens.  I forgot the tinfoil Tricorne ;)
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.