Author Topic: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes  (Read 10758 times)

Phil W

Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« on: 05 December, 2012, 08:51:28 pm »
As per the title; this thread is to post pictures of you cycling through the winter months. Hopefully inspiring others not to hibernate at this time of year. Only rule is that it must be winter cycling and should be a recent photo i.e. one taken within a week or two of posting.

Here's mine to get it going. These are near Letchworth in Hertfordshire, taken this morning, on my off road commute to work.




Looking forward to seeing other's winter pics.

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #1 on: 05 December, 2012, 09:02:54 pm »
Shocking, this.  It's a photo of me onna bike that I don't hate!

January 2011, round Darlo with That Deano

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #2 on: 05 December, 2012, 09:10:05 pm »
A few others I liked here


Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #3 on: 05 December, 2012, 10:06:31 pm »
Keep 'em coming. I've just ordered two, yes a pair, that's front and rear......schwalbe winters!


Your snowy, icy pics won't put me off!
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #4 on: 05 December, 2012, 10:30:42 pm »
My one and only pic of cycling in properly wintery conditions:



Not exactly inspiring, is it?

IIRC that ride ended in darkness with thick fog that had me steering by the Garmin in a manner not entirely dissimilar to that bit in Hunt For Red October.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #5 on: 06 December, 2012, 11:17:05 am »

The descent off Helvellyn towards Grisedale Tarn.

Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #6 on: 06 December, 2012, 11:32:17 am »
Good picture that!
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PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #7 on: 06 December, 2012, 11:32:31 am »

The descent off Helvellyn towards Grisedale Tarn.

That looks like a great ride! I'm officially jealous!

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #8 on: 06 December, 2012, 11:40:47 am »
Yeah - awesome pic, but you need to be careful. That isn't really a lake - it's a metal roof. And when it opens you need to take cover from the blast of one of Blofeld's rockets!  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Snakehips

  • Twixt London and leafy Surrey
Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #9 on: 06 December, 2012, 11:45:19 am »


Bit of an old one from me too I'm afraid. Bring on the snow !

Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #10 on: 06 December, 2012, 12:52:01 pm »
That looks like a great ride! I'm officially jealous!
It was quite the hike-a-bike - probably half the "ride" was actually carrying the bike through deep snow/ over ice. However, it was totally worth it for the bits which were ridable. I'd not really considered that there might be snow when I arranged this ride about a month ago!

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #11 on: 06 December, 2012, 06:38:16 pm »
I say Wow! to these pics. Nothing like that over here yet and AFAIR last winter was more ice than snow. Phil W's second photo especially clicks with me, I think it's cos of the reeds and the snow's lumpiness yet unbroken cover.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Phil W

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #12 on: 06 December, 2012, 10:31:28 pm »
I'm mountain biking in peak over weekend, so will hopefully get some more good winter biking shots. Webcams and traffic reports indicate snow coming down and roads closed right now.

Phil W

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #13 on: 06 December, 2012, 10:34:12 pm »

The descent off Helvellyn towards Grisedale Tarn.

I've ridden that in the summer. It's a great descent whatever time of year you do it.

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #14 on: 07 December, 2012, 07:17:33 am »
Not inspiring so much as gloomy really, but I don't have many pics of cycling in the snow (I'm usually too busy trying not to fall off). A commute a couple of years ago, when my studded tyres were shiny and new:





Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #15 on: 07 December, 2012, 08:45:33 am »
What about a nice video of snow riding



Wowbagger

  • Sylph
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Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #16 on: 07 December, 2012, 10:00:06 am »


Not recent, in fact 8th Jan 2010, but the coldest ride I've ever been on. -6°C when I left home, a balmy -4°C when I got home. The bike is held up by the snow, and nothing else.
Bach without a doubt.

marcusjb

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Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #17 on: 07 December, 2012, 10:07:58 am »

Top of Holme moss. Closed to cars but open for stupid cyclists! Beautiful day out. by marcus_jb1973, on Flickr

Couple of years ago.  One of memsec's perms in the Peak District.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!


Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #19 on: 07 December, 2012, 10:23:13 am »

Chain's a bit slack ;)
That's deliberate to allow for cold weather contraction.  :P
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #20 on: 07 December, 2012, 10:41:43 am »
 ;D

Riggers

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Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #21 on: 07 December, 2012, 11:37:49 am »
February this year, over the back of Rottingdean. One of those rides that, half-way-through, leads one to think: "What a bloody stupid idea, I've got miles to get back home."

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #22 on: 07 December, 2012, 02:01:33 pm »
WoW some great photos there well done  :thumbsup:

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #23 on: 07 December, 2012, 02:58:49 pm »
Over a year ago, now:



And from a bit closer to home:


LindaG

Re: Winter Cycling Pics to inspire others to get out on their bikes
« Reply #24 on: 07 December, 2012, 03:56:33 pm »
Your blog inspired me more than anything else, for your whole trip away Deano.  Not just the snowy bits.  I actually miss it!

This blog post also inspired me, and I make no apology for plugging my bessy mate's blog because he takes a mean photo.  It makes me want to get out there.

http://balancingontwowheels.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-icing-on-moors.html