Bad weather approaching...

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Bad weather approaching...

Postby al_yrpal » 16 Jan 2013, 3:51pm

We have been stocking up the freezer and store cupboards today in anticipation of the snow. Last time, two years ago, we had snow on a Friday and lots of working people stayed at home and only ventured out to completely strip the shelves of the village's one small Co-op Supermarket. Lots of old people were left without milk, bread or other staples. I managed to retrieve MIL from her local flat after getting completely stuck several times. Later I did a trip to a big Tesco to get loads of milk bread and eggs for the old folk round and about. There were only about 5 4WDs in the car park! As Oxfordshire CC are absolutely useless this year our Parish council spent money on rock salt and push spreaders and on Saturday morning and yesterday we were out spreading salt on all the main pavements. So on Friday I wont be out on the bike but will probably spend all day pushing a shovel. I expect Mick will be sledging or skiing down his drive :D , what are your plans?

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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby Mark1978 » 16 Jan 2013, 3:54pm

I think your post is a few days late, hasn't the snow come and gone?

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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby al_yrpal » 16 Jan 2013, 3:58pm

Mark we had a light fall on Monday but are promised 4" on Friday which will be much more serious..
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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby gaz » 16 Jan 2013, 8:45pm

The Tesco van arrives this evening with supplies and the fields around here are well stocked with pick-your-own horses if I need something fresher. :wink:

The last few days commuting have been getting steadily colder. I broke out the earwarmers this evening but the pannier is well stocked with other Scott of the Antarctic grade extras.

No work for the rest of the week. I'm toying with a ride tomorrow, I'll let Friday get a little closer before further planning.
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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby Greybeard » 16 Jan 2013, 9:26pm

Greybeard became Whitebeard during the 6am ride to work this morning :shock: Must remember to dig out the helmet liner for tomorrow.

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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby cycle cat » 17 Jan 2013, 8:51am

A sprinkling of snow here. I hope the tesco van can get throughtonight. :D
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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby Mick F » 17 Jan 2013, 3:34pm

He'll just hitch his horse up to tow the van.
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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby jezer » 17 Jan 2013, 3:53pm

Most bad weather events, as they call them now, seem to have been overplayed in recent times. Let's see what happens tomorrow. Of course, I could be wrong, and perhaps it will be a fabulous cycling weekend, apart from Lance's confession of course.
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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 17 Jan 2013, 8:37pm

2-4" of snow is not a crisis, it's fun.

2-4' would be different.
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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby Rich_Clements » 18 Jan 2013, 12:00am

[XAP]Bob wrote:2-4" of snow is not a crisis, it's fun.

2-4' would be different.

Yup agreed :D
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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby fatgirlonabicycle » 18 Jan 2013, 3:24pm

gaz wrote:The last few days commuting have been getting steadily colder. I broke out the earwarmers this evening but the pannier is well stocked with other Scott of the Antarctic grade extras.


Ill prepared then?

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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby al_yrpal » 18 Jan 2013, 3:38pm

After all the dire warnings we ended up with 3 1/2" ! Blinking county council never gritted the bus route, result no buses! Been out with the village snow team this morning gritting pavements. Mtb tommorow for 15 miles off road in the snow - what fun!

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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby ferrit worrier » 18 Jan 2013, 4:35pm

There are numerous conflicting reports on the weather. This Sunday I've got to drive down to Oxford and back taking Sarah back to uni (Oxford Brookes) I'll ask the audience please, Whats the M6 M40 M42 like from Manchester down to Oxford? :D

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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby JohnW » 18 Jan 2013, 4:41pm

al - if Cragg Vale fills with snow this week, it'll still be there in June!!!!! - but there's a chance it'll have gone when the Tour rides up it next year.

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Re: Bad weather approaching...

Postby Edwards » 18 Jan 2013, 6:51pm

ferrit worrier wrote: Whats the M6 M40 M42 like from Manchester down to Oxford?


The bit down here is movable on the motorway. They should keep it clear tomorrow but not sure about towards Oxford.
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