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A cycle ride then the weekly shop

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Hi all

I hope you've all had a good day and it's not been too wet.

We had a dry morning here in Devon albeit it was foggy and cloudy. I decided to go into the city centre on my bike as I needed some birthday cards and an anniversary card. I knew we were due rain so I got in there by 09:00 and was back home by around 11:00. I then thought I'd do the weekly shop and it was still dry - bonus. The rain started off lightly at around 13:30 and by 15:00 it was very heavy and it's still going, it's supposed to be like this all night. I dread what the drains are going to be like.

Please can we have the sun back, the gardens are well watered.

I've got no photos from my ride as I didn't want to hang around just in case it started raining.

I cycled a shade under 21 miles.

Have a lovely evening.

Take care and stay safe.


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Agoodenough profile image

What a lovely ride out. I dashed around this morning before the rain which never came. There was a very light shower when I was out with Teddi but so warm 🌞 next week looks like a scorcher btw 🌞🌞

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Thank you, it was Ali, I was so pleased to be able to get out, I'd be lost without my bike. Oh our rain certainly came and it's still raining now, not due to stop until around dawn, I'll be swimming, not cycling at this rateπŸ˜‚

I'm so glad you got out with Teddi, your sidekickπŸ˜‰, bless.

Yay, can't wait to see the sun and feel heat.πŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆβ˜€οΈπŸŒž.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Alicia xx


I'm so pleased you had a lovely ride out. I'm glad you were home before the rain set it in!! Thank you for sharing. Lots of love Lynne xxxx β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒˆπŸ’œ

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Thank you Lynne, I was so pleased to get out and get the weekly shop done as well before the rain.

Take care xxxxπŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸ˜Š

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I'm pleased that you did. XxxxπŸ’œβ€οΈ

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Thank you xxxxπŸ’œπŸ™

bobbybobb profile image

Great you got your bike ride in before the heavy rain came. It's been very heavy here all day and just about stopped. Looks like it may start again though. Let's hope the sun is not far behind. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

in reply to bobbybobb

Thank you Bobby, I was so pleased to get out, it felt so good. A bonus I managed to do the weekly shop without rain as well - bonus.

Take care and look after yourself.

Alicia xxπŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸ˜Š

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Thank you Jerry. Yes we are nearly at the longest day, I hope it's bright that day. I know, typical it was lovely during lockdown, I feel for those that have been shielding, at least I got out a lot. The ground was dusty then, there's a few puddles now.

No we can't control the weather but we can control how we deal with it.

Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.


springcross profile image

You must be super super fit cf. x

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Thank you. I do love my bikeπŸŒˆπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ™

Buddy34 profile image

You must be glued to that bike πŸ€£πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ. Great mileage and all done before the rain. In my part of Scotland we've had lots of sunshine but I believe that's to change tomorrow. Rain might not be great cycling weather but its brilliant running weather, I think so anyway. 😊

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Oh I certainly am and so pleased it was before the rain. Glad you had a good day in Scotland.

Funny thing is I hate cycling in the rain as I don't feel that safe but walking/power walking in the rain is fine. πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ§

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My hubby, Dave used to cycle to work many years ago. The weather he hated most was the wind and rain together!!

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I used to cycle to work as well and I totally agree,the wind and rain together is horrible and not safe.

Crusoe1 profile image

Good ride πŸ‘

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Thank youπŸ™πŸ‘

Hi Alicia, I don't blame you for doing a quick whizz of your round trip to get home ahead of the rain. It was good that you were at least able to get out there. πŸ™

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Hi Hidden

It was great to be able to get out before the rain, I wasn't sure if I would. To do the weekly shop in the dry as well was a bonus.

Oh don't little things please us.

Alicia xxπŸ™πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

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CraftypersonReading Rabbits

You did well thwre avoiding the rain, rained all day here, after id been to drs i was going to go to Lidl but pulled into carpark looked at queue and rain and though no go home. Will go on Saturday as usual.

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Thank you, I was so pleased when I managed to avoid the rain.

I don't blame you for turning around, it's not worth getting drenched to do the shopping.πŸ™πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆ

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CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to

No nothing I needed drastically it's just it's on same road as.drs and thought nip in but noooo

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Definitely not in that weather🌧

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