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#140917 - 03/07/18 09:43 PM Cold ride today on the Serow
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I set off in 5c and it just got colder the higher up I went, not much trail-riding the single track roads were bad enough, several close to impassable with snow drifts for anything other than an off-roader. The Peak District can get a bit wild for somewhere not that high up.

Riding 86 miles in those temps got right into my bones. I had got well clobbered up with a T shirt, wind stopper shirt, pullover, gillet, fleece & then my textile jacket but I couldn't move & looked like the Michelin man so came back in & took the fleece off, big mistake. Fortunately I only landed in the snow once, good job it's soft stuff.
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#140929 - 03/08/18 03:32 PM Re: Cold ride today on the Serow [Re: Paul49]
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There gets a point where it doesn't matter how cold it is... you just gotta get out and ride some. I go until my fingers and toes get numb, and that's usually enough. It takes a while to warm back up after that. I wish I had some trails close enough that I could get to them without being frozen before I get there.
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#140930 - 03/08/18 04:30 PM Re: Cold ride today on the Serow [Re: peejman]
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There are roads not trails





This is the only thing that could warm me up, headed off to a chippy for some hot grub & a brew.

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#140937 - 03/09/18 01:26 PM Re: Cold ride today on the Serow [Re: Paul49]
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All that snow piled up really accentuates the cold. I'm not sure that 2nd picture qualifies as a road, but looks like good riding and a good meal. laugh
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#140939 - 03/09/18 05:14 PM Re: Cold ride today on the Serow [Re: peejman]
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Originally Posted By: peejman
All that snow piled up really accentuates the cold. I'm not sure that 2nd picture qualifies as a road, but looks like good riding and a good meal. laugh


Aye m8, that 2nd pic is a tarmac surfaced road between 2 villages, or should be. As you can see there's only been a tractor down it before me, & I fell off in the snow, soft landing.
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#140940 - 03/09/18 08:49 PM Re: Cold ride today on the Serow [Re: Paul49]
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Those fried potatoes look delicious. FFs being my weakness.
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