Rain Stops Play

For varying reasons I didn’t get any riding done this weekend. Saturday I had to work during the day, then I was out on a stag night for the evening (a more sedate affair than the one Grant was on). As a result of that I wasn’t really up to riding on Sunday, and even if I had been it was a bit too windy to ride safely.

This morning’s weather forecast looked promising so I planned a quick hour on the bike for this evening before the skittles season resumes. The first few hundred yards of the ride were quite promising, then it started to rain. As I was on the Lemond, and not the rain-suited Ribble, I got as far as Saltford then called it a day and turned round. Typically it stopped raining just as I got back home, but by that time I was too wet to bother riding any further.

At least the rear wheel wasn’t creaking on this ride. I’m fairly certain that it’s the bladed spokes on the NDS shifting slightly against each other. A quick tweak of each spoke pair with my hand before I went out seems to have helped.

Skittles starts again tonight with a somewhat depleted league, there are now only 12 teams instead of the 16 we had a couple of seasons ago. I’ve no idea who we’re playing tonight, but I suspect it’s the usual season opener against Widcombe Odd Bods.

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8 Responses to Rain Stops Play

  1. Simon says:

    Rubbish weather sucks. I’ve decided just to ride anyway, not sure how long I’ll keep that up though! I doubt my road bike will make an appearance until next March :(
    Glad the skittles season is starting, more tales of sporting prowess and Old Speckled Hen to keep us going through the cold, dark winter evenings :)

  2. rjw says:

    I expect it’ll be Fosters tonight rather than proper beer :(

  3. Tom says:

    Lovely here tonight.
    Hardly any wind and the suns out.

  4. matt says:

    I use the “ride because it’s better than not riding” theory to push me though the bad days..

  5. grant says:

    I was on a perfectly sedate one. Honest guv.

  6. rjw says:

    It was San Miguel tonight, not Fosters.

  7. gordon says:

    Well Grant, we did do a lot of sitting about!!!!!