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May 05

Posts: 51

r6buz says:

Winter :-(

I know there is loads of info out there on depression & SAD but does anyone find it that much worse when you can't get out on your bike?

I have hated winter ever since I started riding, and each year it gets worse. 2 years ago I was made redundant and wasn't really upset about it cause I wanted a change, and it got me out of commuting on the winter bike. Last January I got a new job & quickly went downhill. The commute is longer and it is into the centre of town, so a car would probably be worse.

In the spring everything seems so much better, especially when the racing starts again.

Does anyone else feel like crap in Jan & Feb & do you think it is worse being on a bike?

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Feb 10

Posts: 1953

SlowLearner says:

ninjachica: Feb bikes

Strangely enough,  I've bought all my bikes in either Feb or March too!   The dealership was pretty quiet then, and they were very keen to see some business.

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Dec 10

Posts: 12021

preunit says:

Looks nippy Mrs H

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Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:



Well they say January/February is a sad time of year, not so much Feb for me but know what you mean. However this year I'm feeling a lot better because I'm riding the bike and not getting as stuck in motorway traffic. Ok, I've had quite a few miserable 3 hour, 100 mile commutes that has left my feet soaked and arse sore because 80 miles of that was through torrential rain and filtering through 20-50mph cars was far too dangerous. However, it would have been at least 4-5 hours if I'd been in a car because when it was gridlocked I could still filter through slowly.

Overall I'm arriving at work more awake, feeling a little fitter (must use more calories riding a bike than driving a car) and really enjoy those sunny winter mornings much more than being enclosed in metal and glass.
:roll eyes:

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Sep 12

Posts: 212

domster says:

Winter Blues

I spent 20 years working mainly indoors & the winters seemed far longer than when I spent 15 years couriering. Use your bike as often as possible it'll cheer you up no end.

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Aug 09

Posts: 2721

MarcusMarsh says:


How to brighten up your January - buy a new bike and book a ferry to Spain.  I am now smiling at the tought of what summer will bring. 

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Dec 12

Posts: 1454

Diablere says:

bought the 675 in November

been slowly running it in since. i'm firmly a fair weather rider these days, but in this country that means taking your chances when they are there, but have had some good runs so far. just get out there!:biggrin:

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