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  1. chdot
    Admin

  2. Stepdoh
    Member

    That'll be my fault folks, just finished cleaning my bike. Sorry!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. Stepdoh
    Member

    and as if on cue, it's just started raining. :/

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. steveo
    Member

    Still dry at the west end....

    I rode in with my water proof and got soaked by sweat so at least i'll have an excuse going home.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    "
    Perth struck by serious flooding

    The flooding has affected homes and businesses in central Perth

    Perth city centre has been seriously affected by flooding after 40mm of rain fell during Wednesday morning.

    "

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-10712888

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. Stepdoh
    Member

    Well to use that most descriptive of Scots terms, it's p*shing it down out here. (apologies to Chdot)

    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    @Stepdoh

    As you work more west than most other people here (and the weather moves east - generally) I think it's your duty to keep us informed.

    OR make sure the worst stays with you.

    If you're under a cloud all day it'll make the ride home even better.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. Stepdoh
    Member

    Happy to help! Don't know if this really covers the level of Pi*hedness of the weather but it is rather wet here...

    The nice bike at the front isn't mine. :/

    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Heavy rain earlier out by Sighthill but now just slightly torrential drizzle. I have my waterproof jacket with me, just in case, although it was t-shirt weather this morning.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. Aye, tipped down here briefly, now settled into heavy drizzle. Waterproof jacket was taken in the bag this morning...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. SRD
    Moderator

    Thought my mudguards worked pretty well, but should have worn rainjacket which was in pannier over white blouse this morning!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. *passes no comment...*

    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. Dave
    Member

    It's still bucketing down in Leith. I wouldn't mind too much other than I am on foot today, and too tired to run back - which means a long wait in the rain!! :(

    Posted 7 years ago #
  14. amir
    Member

    Oh well. Better venture out. Overshoes on ....

    Posted 7 years ago #
  15. steveo
    Member

    Home, dry, trench foot clearing up nicely...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  16. Claggy Cog
    Member

    The real downside to wearing waterproofs is that you feel akin to a boil in the bag dinner, or what I imagine it would feel like. You're wet inside due to sweating, and this is particularly unpleasant if your jacket does not have mesh inside, causing your arms to stick to the inside,yech...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  17. LaidBack
    Member

    Ideal weather for a naked bike ride.

    I parked bike at shop and was grateful to have the seat with holes. Older style seat cushions used to soak up water if you left them on a reclined bike.

    I collected a small water feature on way home...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    "I collected a small water feature on way home..."

    (Last week)

    Posted 7 years ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    Perhaps this one doesn't need to be taken too seriously...

    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. Min
    Member

    So long as that 256mph is a tailwind.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  21. Arellcat
    Moderator

    *listens to the thunder outside*

    Looks like I picked the wrong day to leave my Goretex jacket at home. :-/

    Posted 6 years ago #
  22. SRD
    Moderator

    Just hit here too - lightning flashes and wind! AND RAIN!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  23. Min
    Member

    Sometimes being in an internal room is a good thing..

    Posted 6 years ago #
  24. kaputnik
    Moderator

    But these flash rain storms make for amusing watching from the top floor when they catch the smokers out on the pavement who then have to speed-waddle back across the carpark to the safety of the building, stopping half way to catch their breath

    Posted 6 years ago #
  25. Kirst
    Member

    They're less fun when you're walking down the road with no jacket or umbrella, and it's hailing too. >:-(

    Posted 6 years ago #
  26. Nelly
    Member

    I missed this odd weather, meetings etc - cycled home no problem, had to do some seatpost shim fettling, opened up the bike shed - to find what I can only describe as a lake - inside the shed !!

    Summer in edinburgh - its odd right enough.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  27. Nelly
    Member

    OK, now this rain is just getting silly.

    I realise the summer (AKA last friday) is possibly over, but is it really time to break out the mudguards ?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  28. wingpig
    Member

    You've taken your mudguards off?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  29. kaputnik
    Moderator

    The only bike I don't have 24/7/52 mudguards on now is my road bike. And it has some race blades for the winters. Too many soakings on the way to work...

    Posted 6 years ago #
  30. Nelly
    Member

    Its an aesthetic thing, I dont like the look unless on a mountain bike !

    However, I agree, kind of pointless keeping them for the 'wet' months, will think about putting themon tomorrow.....

    Posted 6 years ago #

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