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Ok fight fans, the time has come to tackle the issue of this years weather. So sit down, shut up and hold on. LLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSSS get ready to stumble!!!
The weather is always going to be tricky in the mountains. It’s the mountains and the weather tends to change and be a little unpredictable to say the least.
‘Theres no such thing as bad weather, just incorrect clothing!’
This is true to a point. If you took this saying solely on face value then you can apply it to anything really.
‘Theres no such thing as people getting killed by lightning, just people in the wrong place at the wrong time wearing the wrong copper rod head wear!’
‘Theres no such thing as being hit by meteorite, just people drinking beer in the garden on the wrong day, on the wrong planet!’
Do you know what I am saying.
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Now I am not an expert on weather or clouds but I do understand that when clouds go up rain or snow comes down so we are gonna get it here always.
When we arrived in early December there was no snow or any sign of it and after last seasons ‘poor’ showing of snow I had packed my bike in expectation of long rides along the valley in the winter sunshine. The mild weather lasted 3 days and then we had our first hit of real snow. BBBBoooooommmmm. A foot of snow overnight. Just like that. No fuss, no commotion. The locals took it in their stride whilst we freaked out a little. By the time the lifts opened 3 weeks later we had had 3 feet of snow in our garden and God only knows how much up top. Our first day riding was magical.
From there we have had snow on a regular basis, even now, rain, awesome sunshine, arctic white outs, all the seasons from all across the world in 4 months. Everyone who has come out has either been grossly over prepared and cooked or massively under prepared and froze.
Being British I had really only packed for mild, damp weather with maybe a few snow flakes so my sneakers and woolly hat knitted by mum did not really measure up to the job. After purchasing Oakley nuclear proof, bomb resistant boots and Yak skin lined, goretex outer, bullet proof, lightning resistant hat I have been pretty toasty and not managed to get shot or blown up at all but it is good to be prepared for everything. I just need to find something to protect me from meteor fall now and I am properly prepared but I have not been sitting in the garden much drinking beer so I think I may be safe. For the time being anyway!