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Old 12-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #32026
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I made the best of it too. Ended up riding 3 hrs,about an hour longer than I planned to ride.I hate it when I don't check the map prior to turning on a new road. I got decent milage in ,Some of which was after dark..

I discovered some thing else don't leave the ( LA epo ) aka Honey stinger gels in the garage when it gets cold,It still tastes fine and works. It become thick and kind of gritty.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:15 AM   #32027
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Talked the other 2 guys that showed up into riding the loop backwards. Makes for a completely different ride.

Why is it that no one shows when its nice out, but there's a dozen people when its 30deg out?

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Old 12-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #32028
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It was 68 when I left the house yesterday... in a short sleeve jersey. Recently, I have decided to shed part of my Fred-ness by ditching the mtb helmet for road rides. Picked up a nice Lazer Helium road helmet for a smokin' deal during small biz Saturday at a LBS. It feels great to wear, but damn the wind noise is unbelievable. I don't think I've ever worn a helmet this noisy. Anything over 16mph is enough to wish for earplugs. The roller fit adjuster and built in LED light are great features, but one would think they could design a premium helmet for better wind noise.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:52 AM   #32029
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It was near 60 yesterday but the snow banks had me wishing I left my sleeves on my Gore Phantom jacket.

Like having A/C on the decents.

Still nice to get back outside though.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #32030
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All you guys that are riding > once per month suck... that is all.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #32031
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All you guys that are riding > once per month suck... that is all.
S'OK. We still love you mang.

After Sun, I'm fixin to take a few weeks off, then start working on the buildup to the Hilly Billy Roubaix 2014. End of June should be a good time to peak, take another bit off, then start on speedwork for CX again in Sept.

Gert Jan Theunisse is in trouble. Add one more reason to stay off the sauce.

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Old 12-05-2013, 02:10 PM   #32032
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+1, back is about back... OK, I'm beginning to deal with it better.
May get a ride in on the weekend. I'm going to try and jog/fast walk, waddle/run tonight if I'm not frozen again when I get home.
Very hard to talk myself into changing clothes and going back out when it feels like the snot is about to freeze.

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Old 12-05-2013, 04:43 PM   #32033
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Found myself in a strange position today.

I had to wait for someone on the hills!



That's never happened. I'M usually the one that's being waited for.

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #32034
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Got home tonight and geared up. My warmies seem a bit tight.

3.2 miles of shallow hills. A few days of this I should be back on the bike. So far the back isn't complaining too loudly.

Sleepytime tea and a fire. Bloody cold out. Feels a good deal colder than the posted 50 at the school I ran by.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:33 AM   #32035
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Got home tonight and geared up. My warmies seem a bit tight.
Had them in the shrinking drawer, did ya?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:30 AM   #32036
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Ride to work today: 8F, feels like -9F. Luckily I think the wind wasn't dead in front of me, but with the winter tires I'm slow as molasses anyway.

This was bar-none the coldest day I've got on the bike. I managed to bike to work all 5 days this week, though the first half of the weak was at least above freezing. I'm going to just wait and see on whether or not I ride home. I probably will, but the buses have bike racks on them in case I wuss out.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:56 AM   #32037
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Ride to work today: 8F, feels like -9F. Luckily I think the wind wasn't dead in front of me, but with the winter tires I'm slow as molasses anyway.

This was bar-none the coldest day I've got on the bike. I managed to bike to work all 5 days this week, though the first half of the weak was at least above freezing. I'm going to just wait and see on whether or not I ride home. I probably will, but the buses have bike racks on them in case I wuss out.
Nice work!

It's been more than a week since I last rode to work. It's not the cold (38F on my moto ride this a.m.), but the early darkness that keeps me away. The safest route home is also heavily traveled, narrow, twisty and climbs 1000' in 7 miles. Couple that with the cars parked on the curb and no real space to bail out if I have to, I tend to save the pedal commutes until Spring.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #32038
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1000' in 7 miles? Jesus. Mine is maybe 320' in 7 miles round trip, and I think that's pretty hilly

Yeah the one thing I really don't like about the winter commuting is the change in daylight. Presuming it's a sunny day, my morning ride is still nice and sunny. However, it's dark when I want to go home. The best lit route home is a little hilly, but there's also a couple blind corners and all the bus routes run through there.

I just have to tell myself it's good exercise, the threat of getting run over keeps my legs moving
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #32039
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1000' in 7 miles? Jesus. Mine is maybe 320' in 7 miles round trip, and I think that's pretty hilly

Yeah the one thing I really don't like about the winter commuting is the change in daylight. Presuming it's a sunny day, my morning ride is still nice and sunny. However, it's dark when I want to go home. The best lit route home is a little hilly, but there's also a couple blind corners and all the bus routes run through there.

I just have to tell myself it's good exercise, the threat of getting run over keeps my legs moving


I know that feeling.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:44 PM   #32040
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Seems to be a walk-in closet here.
Oh damn.

Might get a ride in tomorrow after putting knobbies on the Katie M.
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