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The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:30 am

I'm going to say this quietly so as not to jinx it but ... I assume you've seen the forecast for weekend? Sunshine and temps approaching double figures. Completely unheard of and I believe an undeniable sign that bikepackers are indeed, God's chosen people.
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Asposium » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:32 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:I'm going to say this quietly so as not to jinx it but ... I assume you've seen the forecast for weekend? Sunshine and temps approaching double figures. Completely unheard of and I believe an undeniable sign that bikepackers are indeed, God's chosen people.


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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby sean_iow » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:57 am

In the sunny south where I live those temps are a mid-winter low :wink: We might also get a light tail-wind for the homeward leg :smile:
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby GregMay » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:04 am

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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:14 am

Ye of little faith ... I tell ya, chosen we are! :-bd
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Postby GregMay » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:22 am

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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Richard G » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:25 am

It's going to go the other way, and we're going to have full on tropical storms. :lol:

Edit - Yes, that one above!
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Landslide » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:49 am

^^ Holmfirth bus station, unless I'm very much mistaken.
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Postby ctznsmith » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:56 am

I've never ridden in that part of the Wales when it hasn't rained. :roll:
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Scattamah » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:22 pm

Spot on, Greg.

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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby RIP » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:36 pm

'Holmfirth bus station unless I'm very much mistaken' :lol:
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Richard G » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:40 pm

This is actually on the route, so I'm full expecting a repeat...

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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Mariner » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Being serious for a moment apart from dark what happens at night?
Does the temperature plunge in the valleys as the sun goes down or is there enough residual heat still around?
Or put it another way lightweight quilt or full on down bag?
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby ianfitz » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:37 pm

Mariner wrote:Being serious for a moment apart from dark what happens at night?
Does the temperature plunge in the valleys as the sun goes down or is there enough residual heat still around?
Or put it another way lightweight quilt or full on down bag?


If there’s no cloud cover then it could get chilly. Although worth looking at where the main airflow is coming from as that can influence temperature significantly
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:38 pm

Does the temperature plunge in the valleys as the sun goes down

They can but obviously much depends upon the valley and its direction. If the forecast really is to be believed, I don't think a full on bag will be called for ... and besides, you don't want to go making yourself too comfortable :wink:
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby whitestone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:39 pm

Mariner wrote:Being serious for a moment apart from dark what happens at night?
Does the temperature plunge in the valleys as the sun goes down or is there enough residual heat still around?
Or put it another way lightweight quilt or full on down bag?



Does depend on weather, if it's clear overnight then things will get colder than if there's cloud cover. There's a mass of warm air predicted to come up from south west Europe so probably things aren't going to get particularly cold. BBC weather for Newtown is showing lows of 13C as an example, even with things generally being a couple of degrees cooler in the country (lack of urban effect) it's still going to be pretty warm.
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Alpinum » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:54 pm

Dreadful. I'd stay in.

You might get sunburn...
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby jay91 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:58 pm

Jelous of you all hope everyone has a good ride
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Asposium » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:33 pm

jay91 wrote:Jelous of you all hope everyone has a good ride


That would mean Stu got something very wrong, and more BB sauce is needed next year. :-bd
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby htrider » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:28 pm

Lucky buggers - I'm heading west this weekend (Glencoe) and its looking brutal... Not usual for west Scotland to get it and Wales to miss out on the fun??
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby ZeroDarkBivi » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:41 pm

First time I've looked at the forecast as it should be reasonably reliable now at D-3. Looks similar to last year, which should provide very pleasant riding conditions, and no risk of cold weather injuries overnight. As for sleeping bag choice, how about the lightest thing that will keep you alive if it all goes pear-shaped!? That does assume getting up early enough on Friday to do all the weekend sleeping before the start...
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby boxelder » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:24 pm

Ahem - ........and sinner alike

Matthew 5:45:
He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.


Have fun sinners
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby Alpinum » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:53 am

boxelder wrote:Ahem - ........and sinner alike

Matthew 5:45:
He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.


Have fun sinners


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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby psling » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:57 am

Alpinum wrote:
boxelder wrote:Ahem - ........and sinner alike

Matthew 5:45:
He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.


Have fun sinners


:lol:
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Many facets here, got to like it :grin:


bothy baggers? Lost in translation? :shock: ?
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Re: The sun shines on the righteous.

Postby boxelder » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:41 pm

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