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Old 01-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #18721
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I used to ride sporadically through the winter on a set of studded tires, but my enthusiasm for riding started decreasing with each extra layer of clothing I have to put on. At this time of year, by the time I get dressed, I don't even want to go out anymore.
My problem at the moment is I can't dress lightly enough under my Gore jacket. I'm down to a jersey, a real thin layer, and *maybe* a mesh base-layer. That's it! Rode this AM in the low 30s and came back sweaty. (oh, and bib knickers under my tights to keep another layer on my aging knees)

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Old 01-22-2011, 01:34 AM   #18722
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It was very difficult dressing for riding in San Diego today.

75, no breeze, no clouds.

It was tough to stay cool.



There were a couple of splotches of mud here and there though. It was real rough.


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Old 01-22-2011, 05:19 AM   #18723
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It was very difficult dressing for riding in San Diego today.

75, no breeze, no clouds.

It was tough to stay cool.



There were a couple of splotches of mud here and there though. It was real rough.


I miss riding there.

There's something to be said for 70 and sunny year round.

Where's that? East of Chula Vista/Eastlake?

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Old 01-22-2011, 10:42 AM   #18724
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I miss riding there.

There's something to be said for 70 and sunny year round.

Where's that? East of Chula Vista/Eastlake?

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Off of Via Ambiente on the edge of the Elfin Forest Recreation Preserve. North County, east of Encinitas, but west of Escondido. There are miles of hilly roads with minimal traffic in that area. Cross bike heaven.

Something to be said for 70 year round, but if you aren't getting around on two wheels, traffic is pretty lame.
Off to pedal.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:45 AM   #18725
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Off of Via Ambiente on the edge of the Elfin Forest Recreation Preserve. North County, east of Encinitas, but west of Escondido. There are miles of hilly roads with minimal traffic in that area. Cross bike heaven.

Something to be said for 70 year round, but if you aren't getting around on two wheels, traffic is pretty lame.
Off to pedal.
I started riding MCs in Sandy Eggo. Sitting on the 5 at 5mph watching em split past...

Hmmm that makes ENTIRELY too much sense not to join em!

So I did.

I've ridden Elfin Forest a few times. That uphill is a farging leg-breaker! Once you get up there, its nice riding.



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Old 01-22-2011, 03:33 PM   #18726
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An unseasonably nice day here in the FarNorCal. It was almost 60 degrees when I left the house @ 9 A.M. Had a great ride on a 23 mile loop incorporating a lot of the trails (paved and dirt) that parallel the Sacramento River where it runs through town.

The kayakers were out in force too:


The Sundial Bridge:


The only really annoying thing were all the dogs taking their people out for walks! Where's Caesar Milan when you need him?
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:55 PM   #18727
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Did 10 miles of off-road on a borrowed Specialized Enduro - what a sweet, sweet bike. It was my first time ever on a full-suspension mt bike. No pics but it was a spectacular 70's degrees today.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:44 PM   #18728
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I hate you people.

I'm gonna price knobbies for my bent trike so I can ride in the snow.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:42 PM   #18729
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It was very difficult dressing for riding in San Diego today.

75, no breeze, no clouds.

It was tough to stay cool.



There were a couple of splotches of mud here and there though. It was real rough.




It was beautiful in San Diego today.

I had to go there for a rugby match.

But, to stay on topic, I have been riding my bike to work this entire week and intend to for the rest of this "winter...."
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:21 AM   #18730
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We have another four inches of fresh snow this morning. That's in addition to the foot already on the ground.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:22 AM   #18731
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Did 10 miles of off-road on a borrowed Specialized Enduro - what a sweet, sweet bike. It was my first time ever on a full-suspension mt bike. No pics but it was a spectacular 70's degrees today.
Whatever you do DO NOT ride the Epic S-Works with the 2x10! Trust me on this one


Nope. Don't do it.



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Old 01-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #18732
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WTF?! There's a car sitting at the light and you STILL feel the need to run it?! In the middle of BFE nowhere?!

Stoopit fucking triathletes! Do that shit around your OWN house, don't do it around mine!



Other than that: 1.35 or so with 20min of tempo and a stretch of dirt road. Thermometer sez 'mid-20s' Gummee's personal thermometer said 'sweaty' after that tempo session! Gotta love merino!

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:16 PM   #18733
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Whatever you do DO NOT ride the Epic S-Works with the 2x10! Trust me on this one


Nope. Don't do it.



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Yeah - that looks s-w-e-e-t. I like the simple geometry of the shock and frame layout - nothing complicated & spiderweb-like on some frames. What's the street price of one of those?
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #18734
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WTF?! There's a car sitting at the light and you STILL feel the need to run it?! In the middle of BFE nowhere?!

Stoopit fucking triathletes! Do that shit around your OWN house, don't do it around mine!



Other than that: 1.35 or so with 20min of tempo and a stretch of dirt road. Thermometer sez 'mid-20s' Gummee's personal thermometer said 'sweaty' after that tempo session! Gotta love merino!

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Don't you know triathletes are moD's gift to mankind?








Sweet s-works, btw. Do tell more!
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #18735
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My weekend has sucked as far as riding goes.

I had a big list of homework to complete. I'm just finishing it all off now.

Re-plumbed the drains of two sinks, the original builders, managed to plug the over-flows with putty. Nice work.

Had to replace a soap dish in the tile so got that chipped out and the new one buttered back in.

Fed the bird feeder, fussed with the switches on the motorcycle. Farted around in the garage looking for stuff and getting rid of other stuff.
I did have the bicycle down, Friday fully intending to hit a long ride on Saturday but upon waking I was confronted with "The List".

Mount Shower Rod, (me: what shower rod? Oh...)

We're going to the tile shop to get the tile since we couldn't find the soap dish. I remove the broken one from the tub, and send it along in case they find one that fits.

They do. I'd spent about three hours chipping and tailoring the pocket for the new dish. A call warned me.

They brought sink parts, and since the wind came up hard enough over night to wake me in the middle of the night, (I'm mostly deaf anymore so it was a big wind. )

So, today was sinks and finish out the soap dish.

After all the stairs, (tools in the garage work is upstairs), laying on my back under sinks and sitting on the edge of the tub, I am ready to nap.
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