Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

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vjosullivan
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Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby vjosullivan » 4 Dec 2012, 7:20am

The first weekend of December and I was out cycling around the countryside on a cold and wet weekend, after the frosts had melted, with extra layers and a pair of ski gloves. Meanwhile, a cousin in Austin, Texas (who doesn't cycle) posted pictures of the barbecue he had with family and friends in temperatures up to 27C with everyone in shorts and tee shirts.

The only conclusion I can come to is that god is not fair.
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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby andymiller » 4 Dec 2012, 7:38am

Hmm and what temperature is it in summer in Austin Texas?
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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby vjosullivan » 4 Dec 2012, 9:05am

Warmer than Hampshire, that's for sure.
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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby reohn2 » 4 Dec 2012, 10:13am

I agree God isn't fair,poor chap having to endure that kind of heat at this time of year and being made to live in a dessert :(
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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby hamster » 4 Dec 2012, 4:47pm

andymiller wrote:Hmm and what temperature is it in summer in Austin Texas?


This year it was about 38F and 80% humidity.
BTW, people are also allowed to carry concealed handguns there too. :wink:

Still want to move? I used to visit a company there. There was a sign saying 'Please do not bring handguns into the office'

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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby horizon » 4 Dec 2012, 5:08pm

reohn2 wrote:... and being made to live in a dessert :(


It's not that bad - I knew someone once who lived in a jam roly-poly and he loved it. There again, it was probably his just deserts (or was just his desserts and he had something else for main).
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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby ukdodger » 4 Dec 2012, 5:30pm

hamster wrote:
andymiller wrote:Hmm and what temperature is it in summer in Austin Texas?


This year it was about 38F and 80% humidity.
BTW, people are also allowed to carry concealed handguns there too. :wink:

Still want to move? I used to visit a company there. There was a sign saying 'Please do not bring handguns into the office'


I like the 'please'!!

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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby vjosullivan » 4 Dec 2012, 8:50pm

hamster wrote:
andymiller wrote:Hmm and what temperature is it in summer in Austin Texas?


This year it was about 38F and 80% humidity.


It's about 38F here (in Hampshire) at the moment. I hope it was higher than that.
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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby hamster » 5 Dec 2012, 1:11pm

oops, got my units wrong. 38C of course - 110F ish.

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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby Si » 5 Dec 2012, 1:59pm

Fewer rattle snakes over here too (although I believe that certain parts of our fair isles still have a reasonable number of red necks).

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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby axel_knutt » 5 Dec 2012, 3:29pm

Back in my fellwalking days in the 90s, I had a new year break in the Peak District once. There had been a hard frost day and night for several days, and everything was frozen solid and covered with a thick layer of ice.

And I saw a couple of rock climbers in Millers Dale wearing shorts and T shirts!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby Shootist » 6 Dec 2012, 10:25am

vjosullivan wrote:The only conclusion I can come to is that god is not fair.


I think that's been a given since about the eighth day. :(
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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby Mark1978 » 6 Dec 2012, 11:11am

vjosullivan wrote:The first weekend of December and I was out cycling around the countryside on a cold and wet weekend, after the frosts had melted, with extra layers and a pair of ski gloves. Meanwhile, a cousin in Austin, Texas (who doesn't cycle) posted pictures of the barbecue he had with family and friends in temperatures up to 27C with everyone in shorts and tee shirts.

The only conclusion I can come to is that god is not fair.


I think I'd prefer British temperatures to being too hot all year round.

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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby Anglian » 6 Dec 2012, 1:51pm

vjosullivan wrote:The first weekend of December and I was out cycling around the countryside on a cold and wet weekend, after the frosts had melted, with extra layers and a pair of ski gloves. Meanwhile, a cousin in Austin, Texas (who doesn't cycle) posted pictures of the barbecue he had with family and friends in temperatures up to 27C with everyone in shorts and tee shirts.


It's cold in December in Britain, and you're complaining?

Were you not aware of the climate? December is in winter. That'S the cold part of the year.

Complaining about unseasonable weather may be justified; complaining about seasonable and predictable weather is a decidedly strange.

vjosullivan wrote:The only conclusion I can come to is that god is not fair.


What about the conclusion that your expectations are wrong for the climate you're living in? No need to blame God (it's a name, and proper nouns start with capitals in English) for that.

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Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Postby Galloper » 6 Dec 2012, 2:28pm

Don't be too hard on Austin, it abuts the Texas Hill Country which is well worth a visit. Now, El Paso...