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Postby eileithyia » 10 Dec 2008, 8:32pm

Sorry MickF and anyone else out there, I won't believe you are really suffering until you've had it for 4 weeks and it has affected a cycling holiday!.
I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells

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Postby patricktaylor » 10 Dec 2008, 10:08pm

Well said. We men are just a bunch of wimps. I feel better already.

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Postby eileithyia » 11 Dec 2008, 7:22am

Glad to be of service :lol:
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Postby ianr1950 » 11 Dec 2008, 9:38am

We should all know by now that the woman is always right. :lol:

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Postby pioneer » 11 Dec 2008, 1:21pm

Yup, me too. Was feeling rotten before I fell off last week and I just can't seem to shift it.
Mind you, a hefty dose of Cardhu on Tuesday night certainly helped!

Just done a seven miler (walk) with my dogs in the sunshine to try and keep some exercise up (I get dead grumpy when I can't cycle), still got the head-cold but do feel better now.

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Postby Mick F » 11 Dec 2008, 3:21pm

I'm still low.

I can do stuff, but without any energy, so everything I do is a slow plod.

Roll on spring!

I'm suffering from S.A.D. I reckon. Gets me every winter.
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Postby glueman » 11 Dec 2008, 3:53pm

Never mind Mick, only ten days till the nights start drawing out again! Our seasons are so short there's always a different one around the corner.

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Postby patricktaylor » 11 Dec 2008, 4:38pm

glueman wrote:... only ten days till the nights start drawing out again! ...

Only four, I believe. I'm pretty sure 15th December is when sunset bottoms out. Here's the sunset for my postcode. It shows as 15:52 from the 8th to 17th December, then 15.53 on 18th, after which we're on the up-and-up.

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Postby jan19 » 11 Dec 2008, 8:46pm

Now that's very interesting - I've been playing with the stats and for my postcode the "shortest days" (ie those when I have the least hours of daylight) are 19th and 20th December.

We have a later sunrise time well into January, but the later sunset time means the whole day is longer.

Jan

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Postby Mick F » 11 Dec 2008, 8:52pm

But sunrise isn't getting any earlier at the end of Dec! Maybe things will be better in Jan?

Because we live in a valley, and the part we live in has a N/S line, and because we live on the west side, our sunrise is early ish at 8.20 now.
The trouble is, the sun sets at about lunch time.

As I said, "Roll on spring".
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Postby thirdcrank » 11 Dec 2008, 8:52pm

glueman wrote:Never mind Mick, only ten days till the nights start drawing out again! Our seasons are so short there's always a different one around the corner.


Shortest day, Christmas (my own birthday a few days later) clocks forward, longest day, (wedding anniversary a few days after that) nights drawing in, clocks go back, Bonfire Night, shortest day and off we go again, getting faster every year.

That's the recipe for depression, not flu....

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Postby jan19 » 11 Dec 2008, 9:04pm

That's the recipe for depression, not flu....


for goodness sake, pull yourself together!

Age isn't an admission for defeat, its an invitation for freedom and adventure you've never had before.

I can't wait to retire and explore all those things I couldn't do in my youth.

Jan

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Postby Mick F » 11 Dec 2008, 9:11pm

Since retiring, I've never been happier. Honest! Life is fantastic, I can do what I want, whenever I want to do it, kids left home, money in the bank, mortgage paid off, disposable income for the first time in our lives, happiness!!

Just that I'm not feeling too good, and it's cold and dark outside ........
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Postby glueman » 11 Dec 2008, 9:15pm

When we first moved here a friend who lives in the Trough of Bowland said 'mind you don't get valleyitis'. I had no idea what he meant. You soon do when the sun sets at 3pm in winter. I take the dog a walk up a small valley that has no direct sun from about October to February. The bottom is set with ruined cottages but how anyone could ever have endured such a benighted place is a mystery.
It's really eerie, no rabbits or foxes, no birds but the dog doesn't seem to mind.

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Postby Mick F » 11 Dec 2008, 9:17pm

Sun setting at 3pm?
Luxury!
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