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Old 02-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #27556
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Aaaaah much better today! 50-ish and sunny vs. 40-ish and sleeting on me.

I went sssllloooowww-ly. The goal was to not break a sweat and I pretty well managed it.

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Old 02-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #27557
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It's the opposite to summer when all you smarmy fuckers will be indoors because of the heat and humidity outside.

I'll take my winter over your summer ANY day....
Humidity? What's that?

Oh, wait, I'm kinda remembering, now. I'm also remembering that there is plenty of it in a New England summer.

Peak summertime temperatures in Boston are only about 10 degrees cooler than where I grew up in Florida. But wintertime highs are about 30 degrees cooler. There's just a greater seasonal variation in New England than in the southeast, and a dramatically greater variation than where I am in Cali these days.

But IMO, that variation isn't a bad thing. I mean, this is Adventure Rider, right? And the New England seasons are a bit of an adventure, and the contrast between the extremes makes both of them more interesting.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:00 AM   #27558
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Hooray Sarah Hammer

Two gold medals/world champion rainbow jerseys


won both the individual pursuit and omnium at the track world championships

she was the only american riding there
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:39 AM   #27559
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Quoted for when you're bitching about the heat and humidity in summer.
I did that every year when I lived up North.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:44 AM   #27560
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A SMIDSY got another one.

Be careful out there!

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:17 AM   #27561
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A SMIDSY got another one.

Be careful out there!

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stories like this are why i try NOT to ride main roads, especially when theres heavy traffic...i prefer back roads and bike paths for the paved riding...
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:26 AM   #27562
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That's really no safer. I ride back roads and country lanes all the time and get hassled there too.

See 'dear bicycle riders' in JM if you doubt me. Had 2 people passing me into oncoming traffic yesterday. ...and honked at and then smoked at by a diesel PU hauling a 'farm use' trailer.

...on a SUNDAY! WTF?!

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:42 AM   #27563
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That's really no safer. I ride back roads and country lanes all the time and get hassled there too.

See 'dear bicycle riders' in JM if you doubt me. Had 2 people passing me into oncoming traffic yesterday. ...and honked at and then smoked at by a diesel PU hauling a 'farm use' trailer.

...on a SUNDAY! WTF?!

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I dont seem to have that issue on the back roads around here....
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #27564
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That's really no safer. I ride back roads and country lanes all the time and get hassled there too.

See 'dear bicycle riders' in JM if you doubt me. Had 2 people passing me into oncoming traffic yesterday. ...and honked at and then smoked at by a diesel PU hauling a 'farm use' trailer.

...on a SUNDAY! WTF?!

M
I've had the same thing.

Sundays it's the "blue hairs'" going to church who, for whatever reason, feel compelled to buzz me. I mean, WTF? I'm in the country, there's no oncoming traffic, and they have to pass a couple feet from me. I've had that a couple times, on the same road, just down the from a church.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #27565
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Happens in the city, too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #27566
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Yup. I was out riding around town this weekend, riding with traffic down a 'back road' hill about 20mph, had a tinted Cavalier with a fart can exahust and gold rims turn into a driveway right in front of me, I could have kissed the trunk on the way by. Lady gets out, still texting with her 2" long fingernails, doesn't even look up. I resisted the urge to slice all four of her low pro tires and kick in her windows, but I knew my tax money would be buying a nicer set shortly thereafter. Instead, I let my adrenaline work for me, and I was flying for the next couple miles!

This is why I mtb, trees don't move (or text). At least when you're on a moto you have armor on and the option to throttle out.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #27567
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Very short ride yesterday. Uphill into a 25kt headwind for 35-40min, then downhill and home with a tailwind for 15min.

I signed up for my first race. It's a non-sanctioned event that will crash the LA Marathon course at 4am when they start the road closures. Last year's winner was CA state champ John Gabriel. I won't be riding at that level, but it should be a blast anyway.


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Old 02-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #27568
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Very short ride yesterday. Uphill into a 25kt headwind for 35-40min, then downhill and home with a tailwind for 15min.

I signed up for my first race. It's a non-sanctioned event that will crash the LA Marathon course at 4am when they start the road closures. Last year's winner was CA state champ John Gabriel. I won't be riding at that level, but it should be a blast anyway.


Man, thanks for sharing that! It looks like a hell of a good time! Hopefully you have good weather though, when you race it. I would love to try that someday!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:29 AM   #27569
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I've had the same thing.

Sundays it's the "blue hairs'" going to church who, for whatever reason, feel compelled to buzz me. I mean, WTF? I'm in the country, there's no oncoming traffic, and they have to pass a couple feet from me. I've had that a couple times, on the same road, just down the from a church.
Old people are the very worst about not wanting to drift into the oncoming lane to make the pass. 1200 o'clock on a sunday, stand by for close passes by a bunch of Ford Crown Vic's and various Buicks.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #27570
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Man, thanks for sharing that! It looks like a hell of a good time! Hopefully you have good weather though, when you race it. I would love to try that someday!!


Wet or dry, it'll be a little chilly. I'll run the GoPro for sure just to capture the insanity.
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