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    A gig at those with snow and cold

    What started out to be a short 30 minute mild ride as I did not head out until 10:15 PM, ended up being a 1hr 50m 21.5 mile ride around the hood. It was such a beautiful night out, clear skies, bright moon light, no wind or breeze and a lovely 65F. Man you have to love Florida in the winter.

    When I started this little adventure on June 1st, I put my riding goal at 1000 miles by the end of the year. Tonight I am sitting at 1270.5, , and will be riding again on Sat and Sun. I should exceed my adjusted goal of 1300 quite easlily now.

    Now my gloating is done, resume shivering and huddling together for warmth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr
    What started out to be a short 30 minute mild ride as I did not head out until 10:15 PM, ended up being a 1hr 50m 21.5 mile ride around the hood. It was such a beautiful night out, clear skies, bright moon light, no wind or breeze and a lovely 65F. Man you have to love Florida in the winter.

    When I started this little adventure on June 1st, I put my riding goal at 1000 miles by the end of the year. Tonight I am sitting at 1270.5, , and will be riding again on Sat and Sun. I should exceed my adjusted goal of 1300 quite easlily now.

    Now my gloating is done, resume shivering and huddling together for warmth.
    Oh, you evil Clyde! Actually, it's been high 40's and low 50's here for the last few days! Good job on the miles! Next year, you can double them!
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    Yeah, I am still riding in shorts and a t-shirt. It looks like I will finish '06 with 3,700 miles.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Here's from my ride on the Cardinal Greenway a couple of days ago with Mariner Fan. Ride report is here if you want to see more!
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    Last chance I had to ride was Christmas day. 31 degrees and no wind. When you ride in Florida, do you have to dodge the Palmetto bugs when you ride? Do they hurt when you hit them?
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    Normally I wouldn't mind, cold in general doesn't bother me.

    But we took a trip up to the northern part of the province to visit family for a few days, and I went out down to the water to take pictures (coastal village) and it was gusting at least 70km/h and with windchill was probably -30C (-22F).

    Thankfully I was bundled up and warm, but it's certainly no cycling weather for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Marsteller
    Last chance I had to ride was Christmas day. 31 degrees and no wind. When you ride in Florida, do you have to dodge the Palmetto bugs when you ride? Do they hurt when you hit them?
    HA....no not this time of year. In July however that's another subject, and yes they do hurt. What also hurts is when you get hit by bats as they are swooping for bugs . Can't tell you what a weird experience that was.
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    I'm just about ready to head out today for a ride. Got to get these in while the weather holds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
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    Dude, where you came from to where you are today is absolutely amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner Fan
    I'm just about ready to head out today for a ride. Got to get these in while the weather holds.
    Just got back from a short ride myself! Mrs Stormcrowe and I did a little 20 miler today. I took her out for a 5 miler that turned into twenty at her request!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Oh, you evil Clyde! Actually, it's been high 40's and low 50's here for the last few days! Good job on the miles! Next year, you can double them!
    Yea, my goal for 2007 is 2750 with a stretch of 3000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Here's from my ride on the Cardinal Greenway a couple of days ago with Mariner Fan. Ride report is here if you want to see more!
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    What critter leaves those funny little white piles of stuff behind you in that second picture?

    Did 44.7 miles today (01-01-07) in the high 70's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrubJ
    What critter leaves those funny little white piles of stuff behind you in that second picture?

    Did 44.7 miles today (01-01-07) in the high 70's
    A Polar Bear?
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    Well did my firs tride today after a couple weeks off due to the 3 feet of snow on the ground. Yeah snow gets old but at least I don't live in Florida!

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    How could you live so close to the New Belgium brewery and still be employed? I love their products. Too bad we don't have their stuff in Florida. Feel like doing a little bootlegging?
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