Snow is Here

Managed to ride three days out of five last week which seems to be about average at the moment. I suspect I will probably struggle to match it this week. It’s been cold on the bike too. Cold enough to arrive at the destination of the ride with an ice cream headache even with a Giro merino cap on under the lid. I may have to resort to the standard issue merino fleece lined beanie if the temperature stays sub zero.

The weather turned from cold to snow on Saturday here in Manchester. It started falling around midday and stuck straight away. We were heading up to Carnforth and as we drove out of the city on the M61 there was a lot of slush and poor driving conditions. The Bridgestone A001 winter rubber was great and was a sound investment. Ironically the conditions just south of the lakes were snow free and 3 degrees warmer (albeit still on the cold side of nought degrees).

Whilst the thaw started late Sunday, there is still plenty of snow on the ground. I’m still hoping to get out for a proper ride soon. Fingers crossed.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

One thought on “Snow is Here”

  1. I was wondering when the hunt said they were still on at Lupton, which is just the other side of the M6 from South Lakes, whether it would be any warmer and more rideable up there than it was on Longridge Fell. Snowline was down to 500ft.

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