Did you ride today?

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Did you ride today?

Postby Biffbradford » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:04 pm

Yup. One hour on the MTB. :D

It's about 60 degrees or something ridiculous like that.

Not as many potholes as I expected, but bare ground is just soggy tundra and the deep snow is just mush. I was up to my knees in spots (shorts of course!) .

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Postby LewLasher » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:50 pm

Well, I rode to the grocery store today, but that's not especially remarkable.

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Postby lkm » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:09 am

I will not remove my bike from storage. If I want to ride my bike in February, I will move to Florida. I wish this wasn't even an option in February. This weather is an absolute disaster. Please don't glorify it.

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Postby andywills » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:12 am

I've been enjoying the fendered cross bike recently. Saw a bunch of Pugsleys at the art shanties last weekend. Wish I was enjoying the skis, though. Hopefully we'll get more snow soon.

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Postby kuan » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:32 am

I'd like a Pugsley lookalike, just can't find a cheap way to do it.

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Postby Chewuch » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:01 am

I tried to spin on my trainer, still can't bend the knee enough yet (MCL tear). Missing skating like crazy. :-(

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Postby MN Hoser » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:23 pm

I seem to remember a saying for skiers like the famous, "Skiers are made in the summer," but I think it was, "Skiers must embrace the weather" or something like that. It's really, really rare to have races like the COLL and the Vasaloppet last weekend. It just doesn't seem to happen, so you better adapt to racing in -5F and wind, 35 F and rain, 4" of ungroomed new snow or being directed on the wrong course (like the recent MI race), or you're going to hate ski racing. (Something always seems to screw up good conditions.)

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Postby Biffbradford » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:28 pm

lkm wrote:I will not remove my bike from storage. If I want to ride my bike in February, I will move to Florida. I wish this wasn't even an option in February. This weather is an absolute disaster. Please don't glorify it.


I went through my personal war with Mother Nature back in the 90's. Roller skiing in January, skiing down in ditches or along snow fences ... back and forth. I just don't fight it anymore. If it's easier to ride ... then that's what I do. :-)

One year I even made my own snow cache on the north side of the house. Insulated platform over the ground, made a huge pile of snow then covered it up. The sun never hit it and it lasted until May! :D
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Postby ChrisM » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:04 pm

We didn't get the 60 degree meltdown up by us in Wausau. I got out on the road bike but it was only in the low 40's and bitterly windy.

I picked up a set of clip on road fenders, they're great for this time of year.


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