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Old November 18th 04, 11:11 PM
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Ufuk YILDIRIM Wrote:
[Not Responding] wrote:
Forecasts have been vaguely forecasting snow around the place. Any
sign of it near you? There's not a cat's chance of me (ever) seeing
any here in the sunny strawberry fields on the South Coast, so I

await
reports with great envy.I thought it was too warm too when the missus told me of the forecast

for snow. We now have about an inch of snow on the garden!

I'm in south yorkshire.


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Old November 18th 04, 11:16 PM
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Response to [Not Responding] :
Forecasts have been vaguely forecasting snow around the place. Any
sign of it near you?


Here in the Peak District I cycled (on 2 wheels) home in snow at 4p.m.,
decided - without having to think too hard - to take the trike to work
this evening, and have just got home again. It's stopped snowing, but
there are a few inches lying nicely and it'll probably freeze overnight.
So I'll be doing the shopping on the trike tomorrow!


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Old November 18th 04, 11:25 PM
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[Not Responding] wrote:
Forecasts have been vaguely forecasting snow around the place. Any
sign of it near you? There's not a cat's chance of me (ever) seeing
any here in the sunny strawberry fields on the South Coast, so I await
reports with great envy.


Sheffield, oh yes. My (top-ish) end got about 3/4" that is now turning
to slush, so if it freezes overnight it'll make tomorrow morning quite
interesting. It's brilliant when it does snow heavily, though - all
the cars go bumper to bumper on the major arteries, leaving all the
minor roads blissfully quiet (last winter, for example, I rode into work
and thought most people were staying home that morning until I hit the A57.

R.
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Old November 18th 04, 11:34 PM
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" [Not Responding] " wrote in message
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Forecasts have been vaguely forecasting snow around the place. Any
sign of it near you? There's not a cat's chance of me (ever) seeing
any here in the sunny strawberry fields on the South Coast, so I await
reports with great envy.


Just outside of Leamington Spa. Makes a change from the gallons of rain
we've had today


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Old November 19th 04, 12:03 AM
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i live in mid germany, monchengladbach, it snowed last week but was soon
gone. We are promised more this weekend. Bsides that I amoff to
Sonthoffen for a weeks skiing.



'[Not Responding Wrote:
']Forecasts have been vaguely forecasting snow around the place. Any
sign of it near you? There's not a cat's chance of me (ever) seeing
any here in the sunny strawberry fields on the South Coast, so I await
reports with great envy.



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Old November 19th 04, 12:04 AM
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In ,
[Not Responding] wrote:
Forecasts have been vaguely forecasting snow around the place. Any
sign of it near you? There's not a cat's chance of me (ever) seeing
any here in the sunny strawberry fields on the South Coast, so I await
reports with great envy.


Snow is lying about 3+cm deep outside my house near Coalville, Leics, but
thawing rapidly off the trees. It's getting colder, though, so there could
be solid ice about tomorrow. I've collected No.2 sprog from Sheffield today
(by car). It took me about an hour to get through the city, in that almost
stationary bumper-to-bumper stuff mentioned elsewhere, then the snow started
just before I hit the M1, and accompanied me all the way home in the dark.
Horrible.
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Old November 19th 04, 12:21 AM
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Martin Bulmer wrote:
In ,
[Not Responding] wrote:
Forecasts have been vaguely forecasting snow around the place. Any
sign of it near you? There's not a cat's chance of me (ever) seeing
any here in the sunny strawberry fields on the South Coast, so I
await reports with great envy.


Snow is lying about 3+cm deep outside my house near Coalville, Leics,
but thawing rapidly off the trees.


You're not MC Pitman are you :P?


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Old November 19th 04, 01:57 AM
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Upon the miasma of midnight, a darkling spirit identified as Andy
Leighton gently breathed:

Some snow in Peterborough, but it is quite localised as there is none
in Crowland 8 miles to the north. It is also big wet flakes and they
aren't settling.


I cycled to work today for the first time in a while, dry and not to
cold on the way in, but when I came out to come home again it was
freezing and sleeting. Thoroughly miserable ride through the city
centre ensued, with brakes at about 25% of normal due to the combination
of frozen fingers and wet rims. As I crossed the footbridge over the A58
a couple of cars went past with an inch of snow on their roofs, so it
wasn't far away. Once I got through the city and started the climb to
the house it seemed to warm up, or perhaps that was just because I was
working harder and moving more slowly through the air.

One good thing came of it though - a while back I asked here about
saddle heights and made an adjustment as a result, which certainly
helped. Last week I was riding the bike with my New Rock boots on (huge
Goth boots with lots of metal and 2" thick solid rubber soles), so I
raised the saddle a bit more to compensate for the extra distance to the
pedals. Today I was wearing baseball boots with 1/4" soles, and I
forgot to lower the saddle - and found in fact it was an even better
ride than before - I didn't use the smallest chainwheel at all and kept
wishing I'd a larger one than the max I've got (this is a cheap MTB).

Next year I think I'll investigate the gearing options, if today's
experiences bear out. The fastest I can sensibly pedal the bike just
now is 18mph, would be nice to cruise faster than that on the level,
againsterlies permitting.

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Old November 19th 04, 03:28 AM
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[Not Responding] wrote:
Forecasts have been vaguely forecasting snow around the place. Any
sign of it near you? There's not a cat's chance of me (ever) seeing
any here in the sunny strawberry fields on the South Coast, so I await
reports with great envy.

 




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