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    Cold, crisp, very little wind....

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  1. Gritter has just gone rumbling down our non main road......
  2. White Christmas 2017

    I agree. I struggle to get into the Festive spirit when it's grey, wet & mild....... even just a bit of frost would suffice.....
  3. Ah, so, shouldn't we expect the complete opposite.....??
  4. A bit simplistic, but like old style 'traditional' autumns; the colours, mist, etc - and dislike the more recent wet, grey, mild autumns. As a paper boy in the mid/late 80's I seem to remember experiencing frosts before November. In fact I'm sure late Sept/ early Oct 1985 being almost summer like, yet within a matter of weeks it was almost like winter.
  5. If one expects the worst, i;e mild, grey mush, as per usual, then anything else is a bonus. But, as someone who struggles with enthusiasm for Christmas unless its cold, and seasonal-like; a bit of cold over the festive period would be nice. As a cyclist, the less wind the better; rain or cold isn't a problem, but wind is a no-no.
  6. Autumn thoughts

    That's when I got my first paper round; went from delivering the papers in a t-shirt in late September/ early October to the full winter kit within about 3-4 weeks......
  7. Spent an hour fettling a few of my bikes after work - was lovely & sunny - and the odd wasp flying around.....
  8. Rain, rain and more rain........ Anybody got any details on how much rain we had over the winter? And how much we've had from March?
  9. Winter over?? I’m still waiting for it to start….. lol Whilst its been better than the preceding 3-4 winters, its still been massively underwhelming – especially as November had quite a few frosts, and it looked as if we could be in for a colder winter. The ‘non event’ in January just summed the winter up; promised a lot – delivered nothing. Even Monday was underwhelming. The only slight consolation has been the absence of winds and storms…which has enabled me to get out on my bike. For us in this part of the North West it’s over 4 years since we had a proper decent covering of snow.
  10. February 1994 cold snowy second half

    I do remember it snowing during the 3rd week of February, whilst the same time as the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer were taking place.
  11. A 'winter' which could be compare to a cruel mistress; promised much, but delivered very little.......
  12. Winter Thoughts & Hopes 2016/17

    As a cyclist the weather has been pretty good; no Atlantic storms means I've been out every weekend during the winter - and even a the odd post work ride. Cold I can deal with; it's the wind & rain which is just dispiriting. However, I've never ridden any of my current Cross bikes in the snow on the local Cheshire Lines path....looks like I'll have to wait another winter.
  13. If that is when I think it was - then it was late afternoon, about 15:30-16:15; about 15-20 mins of falling snow.....and no sooner had it fallen, the sun came out - and it disappeared...
  14. Winter Thoughts & Hopes 2016/17

    I suppose this mild, dry winter has at least been a relief to those that suffered during last winter's numerous storms......