NOT POLAR VORTEX

Over night snow pretty much bought the southern counties of the UK to a standstill, schools and colleges closed, public transport reduced or non-existent.

By early afternoon the snow had stopped here and a slight flaw had set in, so it was time to get out and take a couple of photo’s.

Entrance to Abingdon Marina was the turn round point of today’s trundle.

Sports field, the eagle eyed may notice the American football goalposts in the distance.

The road home.

4 response to "NOT POLAR VORTEX"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: February 1, 2019

    I’m so provincial that I honestly didn’t think England ever got snow. I’m glad to see it didn’t deter you from riding. In fact, I’d like to believe it ENCOURAGED you to ride.

    Your school closings and public transportation problems reminded me of a business trip I took to the southern city of Nashville, Tennessee quite a few years back. They got about two inches of snow and the temperatures got down to 15-degrees (F). The city was completely shut down and they seemed to be ready to declare a national emergency. In Minnesota, our huge fleet of snow plows would have already cleared the highways and it would be business as usual.

    But give us Minnesotans a couple hours of London fog and we’d be suffering a crippling standstill.

    • By: DJG Posted: February 1, 2019

      Yeah, its the same every year, couple of inches and we don’t cope well.
      I don’t support the cold weather very well, I’m just trying to ride as many days consecutively as I can.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: February 2, 2019

    That’s the nice kind of snow. Beautiful for a bit, but not too cold and melts off the road quickly! How many consecutive days are you up to?

    • By: DJG Posted: February 2, 2019

      It froze again overnight so everywhere was pretty slippy this morning, its 17:00 and its freezing again.
      This afternoons spin makes it 337.

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