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Re: Snow

Postby thirdcrank » 2 Mar 2018, 12:58pm

Our next-door neighbours have a dog which I think is a Finnish Lapphund: very thick and long white fur. She always seems unhappy in warmer weather, which given her coat and what I presume is her natural habitat is not surprising, but she's in her element now, camouflaged against the snow and charging about like a puppy, even though she's now quite old, especially in dog years.

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Re: Snow

Postby cycleruk » 2 Mar 2018, 1:06pm

What snow ?
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None-zilch. We had a flurry Tuesday morning and gone by afternoon.

Waterfall on fishpond still flowing (just) and temperatures down to -5C at night.
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Too cold for me to ride. Can end up with a persistent cough that takes a couple of weeks to go away if I'm not careful.
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Re: Todays commute.

Postby Giles Pargiter » 2 Mar 2018, 2:45pm

You are absolutely right Brynpoeth. Are you anywhere nearby? I sometimes have a lot of "doings" in the Eryri area and consequently commute to there from here not infrequently - usually in the warmer months.

Has to be said today if I had to go anywhere - which I don't - I would weigh up shanks pony or take a bike, thing is the more heavily used roads are (mostly) pretty easy to cycle but you have to get to them first.

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Re: Todays commute.

Postby horizon » 2 Mar 2018, 2:47pm

Parallel thread alert but otherwsie great stuff Giles:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=120418
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Re: Snow

Postby Giles Pargiter » 2 Mar 2018, 3:13pm

horizon wrote:Parallel thread alert but otherwsie great stuff Giles:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=120418


Sorry Horizon, did'nt realise. What happens about that then?

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Re: Todays commute.

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Mar 2018, 3:19pm

Giles Pargiter wrote:You are absolutely right Brynpoeth. Are you anywhere nearby? I sometimes have a lot of "doings" in the Eryri area and consequently commute to there from here not infrequently - usually in the warmer months.

Has to be said today if I had to go anywhere - which I don't - I would weigh up shanks pony or take a bike, thing is the more heavily used roads are (mostly) pretty easy to cycle but you have to get to them first.

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Re: Snow

Postby gaz » 2 Mar 2018, 3:52pm

Giles Pargiter wrote:What happens about that then?

Somebody may alert the mods and request that the threads are merged. In fact, it's already been done.
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Re: Snow

Postby Mick F » 2 Mar 2018, 4:48pm

From BBC News.

You need to spend more than a penny to clear the streets
Urea, the colourless compound in urine, has been used to de-ice pavements in a town centre.

Reading Borough Council said its Highways Team was "well stocked" with urea in advance of heavy snowfall.

The council told the BBC the team had been out using the crystalline compound this morning, but admitted it hadn't worked as well as grit and salt due to the subzero temperatures.

To clarify, the urea used is created in laboratories, not lavatories.

NOTE: We do not recommend people use their own urea to de-ice their streets!
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Re: Snow

Postby landsurfer » 2 Mar 2018, 5:19pm

Mick F wrote:From BBC News.

You need to spend more than a penny to clear the streets
Urea, the colourless compound in urine, has been used to de-ice pavements in a town centre.

Reading Borough Council said its Highways Team was "well stocked" with urea in advance of heavy snowfall.

The council told the BBC the team had been out using the crystalline compound this morning, but admitted it hadn't worked as well as grit and salt due to the subzero temperatures.

To clarify, the urea used is created in laboratories, not lavatories.

NOTE: We do not recommend people use their own urea to de-ice their streets!


Back in the day we used urea pills to de ice the runways, when that was overwhelmed it was the MRD .....
MRD'S where 2 ex aircraft jet engines mounted on a steel fabrication side by side with an unfortunate operator sat in a cab in-between them fixed to the front of an F-34 Avtur bowser .....The ice and snow where blasted away by the jet efflux
And the operator was often in a state of constant fear !!!! ......... :shock:
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Re: Snow

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Re: Snow

Postby Paulatic » 2 Mar 2018, 6:02pm

Just seen a huge snow plough, on the WCML, on the down line from Carlisle. Looks to me trains will be running again in the morning. The snow has gone a bit softer and isn’t blowing as easily.
I ventured out for a walk this afternoon and some lanes are blown in depending on orientation. Too deep for a plough so will need diggers unless it thaws.
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Re: Snow

Postby Cosmicbike » 2 Mar 2018, 6:24pm

I'll admit to not commuting to work this week, the first time in a long time. I'm lucky enough to have a van available so rather than risk the ice on regular tyres opted to drive.
I have been cycling though, these conditions are ideal for the recumbent trike, and there is some great scenery out there

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Re: Snow

Postby horizon » 2 Mar 2018, 7:48pm

Cosmicbike wrote: I'm lucky enough to have a van available so rather than risk the ice on regular tyres opted to drive.


I'm at a loss to understand how people can consider it safe to drive when ice prevents them cycling.
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Re: Snow

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Mar 2018, 7:53pm

Mick F wrote:From BBC News.

You need to spend more than a penny to clear the streets
Urea, the colourless compound in urine, has been used to de-ice pavements in a town centre.

Reading Borough Council said its Highways Team was "well stocked" with urea in advance of heavy snowfall.

The council told the BBC the team had been out using the crystalline compound this morning, but admitted it hadn't worked as well as grit and salt due to the subzero temperatures.

To clarify, the urea used is created in laboratories, not lavatories.

NOTE: We do not recommend people use their own urea to de-ice their streets!

Obviously a Yellow snow warning :(
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Re: Snow

Postby whoof » 2 Mar 2018, 8:28pm

horizon wrote:
Cosmicbike wrote: I'm lucky enough to have a van available so rather than risk the ice on regular tyres opted to drive.


I'm at a loss to understand how people can consider it safe to drive when ice prevents them cycling.

Someone at work asked on Wednesday if I was going to drive on Thursday due to the weather forecast. My response was if I couldn't cycle in with studded tyres I wasn't going to try and drive for mine and everyone else's safety.