People cycling in fucking shorts at this time of year. Even this morning when it was foggy and just above freezing, I saw a guy ambling along through Canonbury in shorts, and no gloves. It made me cold just looking at him. What’s wrong with people?
I remember riding with my first club Sunderland Clarion.
Whenever we'd see anyone riding in shorts when it was less than 15 degrees we'd all shout "SHORTS?!!!".
Good days they were!
Yea, noticed a few short wearing walkers too, and a bloke on the train
Something to aspire to...
I wear shorts at work (no, I'm not a postman), so naturally commute in them.
At my primary school we didn't get the option, so now the cold doesn't bother my legs in terms of temperature.
It get so cold (won't go above -20C during January February for days or even weeks at a time) where I live that if you start dressing warm at the first hint of winter you'll soon run out of layers. I'm definitely a hold out.
Where’s that? Sounds really cold.
How old are you?
What's micks user name? I am having a brainfart... He always wore shorts.
Shorts are ok for running in this weather but gloves and foot layers at my age otherwise it’s agony and months of chilblains /borderline frost nip
I wonder why parents still send their infant children to school in shorts in Winter. They look miserable.
Not as old as that sounds,I did cover my legs with a pair of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle print sweatpants if thats a better indication for you?
Nah it's not this.
I'm a shorts wearing Scot, I wear them at work (also not a posty) and therefor have the knees oot long after most have put them away but I do relent eventually.
I have no idea what the temps really were today but given the amount of ice and frost around I'd say below freezing most of the day so I was wearing tights and using barmitts and a bunch of about a dozen passed me and there were 3 or 4 of them in shorts.
I put it down to stupidity rather than braveness.
Iowa City, Iowa.
Sounds? You sir are the master of understatement.
Was more of reference to post war children not having long trouser till they were 18.
Also, which version of the turtles - Live action or cartoon?
Anything below -15C feels surreal to me. Everything seems oddly silent.
Depending on where in the world you are, the temperature feels different. From my experience anywhere around 0C in the UK feels much worse (colder) to me than let’s say -15C in Poland. The humidity and wind just gets to me I guess.
Bloke down the pub says if you cycle with bare legs below freezing you get knee pneumonia. Really bad for your knees.
What's micks user name?
What's micks user name?
Legs don't have nerve endings which feel cold. There's never any need for anything other than shorts.
A guy recently starting working with us who’s a former scaffolder is complaining about being way too hot in chainsaw trousers at the moment. He’s still in a vest or shirtless at any given opportunity to counteract not being able to wear shorts any more..
He does do a lot of blow at the weekend which might explain why he runs hot to a certain extent. We saw his mates on site putting up some poles the other day: one lad was in denim cutoffs and the traditional cropped hi-viz loved by scaffolders. No shirt, no gloves in the pissing rain at 8am.
Not just you, it is the damp that imakes it worse.
Got it a minute ago.
Yeah I think Tallinn hit -20c when I was there. Didn’t seem too bad other than the bogies up my nose freezing.
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