Skip to Main Navigation

Skip to Content

Bicycle Obsession

Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

This Week

Riding in 2006

Riding in 2005

Riding in 2004

My Bikes:

Current Gems

  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
  • 2000 Kona Kaboom
  • 2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon

Singlespeeds

29er

Geared

Road

Ladies in Waiting


Magic Endorsed Products

Network

Mattmagic.com

Skip to Main Navigation

I Post About The Weather

08 Jan 2008 at 19:55 Filed Under:

What the hell's happened to the weather? currently it's blowing at over 50mph here, with a full on lightning and hail storm!

It's rained every day so far in 2008, so, if you figure the icy days back in Dec were bloody windy, the weather's been full on nasty for over two-and-a-half months.

If I'd chosen 2008 to ride a full year I'd have probably given up today... I stand by my prediction that Winter 08 is going to he horrific.. just wait 'til Feb and March when the blizzards come.

The People Comment: (16 responses)

skip to input

Raoulhttp://www.raoulmorley.wordpress.com

20:00 08 Jan

Funny I ride pretty much six days a week and hardly ever get wet, certainly haven't been caught in rain yet this year ;0)

matthttp://mattmagic.com

20:15 08 Jan

Yes, you live in the south underneath this broken jetstream, might as well be another country.

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

20:24 08 Jan

It was a pretty ace storm :)

granthttp://www.septimus.org

21:35 08 Jan

I think Matt lives in a self-sustaining private ecosystem, separate from the rest of the UK, incl Simon (because you never hear him complaining!!)

Today was the first day of evil rain this year. There were showers on Saturday though.

Ollyhttp://thinkdrastic.net/

22:59 08 Jan

I was out in the 30mph winds earlier. They were... interesting. Don't mind me, I'll just veer wildly across the trail and nearly end up entangled in my mate's bike :) Luckily the ice storm (like hail but more hardcore) held off until I got home.

Hasn't rained all that much around here really though.

Wayne

18:27 09 Jan

I'm with Matt, it's been well grim so far in 08, i even own tights and water proof socks when I have been able to survive without them for the past 10 years riding!!

samurihttp://www.samuri.co.uk

22:17 09 Jan

It's pretty grim and no mistake. And it's not going to end any time soon.

miketuallyhttp://mactually.co.uk/

10:18 10 Jan

I rode to/from work on something like 185 days last year. I think I got soaked 5 times.

Today I wore my waterproofs for riding to work for the first time this year, but I needn't have bothered.

matthttp://mattmagic.com

10:50 10 Jan

Don't you live on the Tropical East of the country though?

FYI it's absolutely pouring down here, again.

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

11:26 10 Jan

Gales as well. It's truly horrid.

Matthttp://mattmagic.com

13:08 10 Jan

Yup, I went outside for 19 seconds and got wet.

I'm sure last Jan wasn't this bad.. then again, this is still 2007, 2008 doesn't start until April.

Ollyhttp://thinkdrastic.net/

16:19 10 Jan

Yeah alright, you win. It's been foul out ever since I said it hadn't rained that much. Bah and indeed humbug.

matthttp://mattmagic.com

16:43 10 Jan

And it's only going to get worse.

Raoulhttp://www.raoulmorley.wordpress.com

18:44 10 Jan

Bit windy and a bit damp but very warm, I'd move South if I were you ;0)

matthttp://mattmagic.com

19:12 10 Jan

If I move again, it'll probably be to the Americas or the erm, well I guess I could learn a forin langwudge

miketuallyhttp://mactually.co.uk/

23:29 10 Jan

Yep, tropical Darlo...

You Speak Now:

Please fill all the required fields.

Name *:
Email *:
Email address used for verification of comment only - safe from spam.
Website:
Comment *:
Remember Me:

News Tags

ride your bike

Skip to Main Navigation