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Old 01-12-07, 08:18 PM   #26
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Added another 111.5 miles for you. Thanks for the heads up!
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Added another 111.5 miles for you. Thanks for the heads up!
Damn, as soon as I get close to the front, I get side swipped . Oh well that means I will just have to ride longer and more often. Wanted to ride tonight but it started raining and at 64 degrees, I have no interest in getting wet. I'll get in a quick 30 miles in the morning. Should be bright sun tomorrow.
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Old 01-16-07, 05:48 AM   #28
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I realllly hope my rear wheel is put together once I return so i can get going..... stuck at 19 miles .. my LBS in Tokyo has had my bike for 1.5 weeks now... had to order spokes... WTF???
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order spokes An LBS does not have spokes. Might be time to find another with spokes.
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Old 01-18-07, 03:36 AM   #30
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That was exactly my thought. Did not find out about the spokes until after I left my bike and they pulled apart the rim. Guess they only stock spokes for skinny Japanese cyclists and a big goofy looking foreigner scared them into ordering some monster gauge spokes..
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I finally got my bike going again after a month of downtime. Maybe I can be in the top 5-10 by February?
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Damn, as soon as I get close to the front, I get side swipped . Oh well that means I will just have to ride longer and more often. Wanted to ride tonight but it started raining and at 64 degrees, I have no interest in getting wet. I'll get in a quick 30 miles in the morning. Should be bright sun tomorrow.
Too funny I do all my weekday (lunch hour) rides on the Trek 7.3FX. Now all we have to do is catch drwildbiker
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Too funny I do all my weekday (lunch hour) rides on the Trek 7.3FX. Now all we have to do is catch drwildbiker
Son of a gun, you got me by two miles. No kidding, we have been going back and forth for the last week. It's been nasty up here for the last 2 days and quite cool and I did not feel like getting sick. I came to the conclusion that I'm not an "ArcticJill" type and I'm just a fair weather rider when it's in the winter, but rain be damn in the summer. I did however, just order a heavier polartech long sleeve jersey, so watch out I will be warmer now. I'm still going to try to get out tonight, but I'm waiting for the roads to dry up a little. Tried to go last night and there was just enough water on the road to be super slippery.
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Son of a gun, you got me by two miles. No kidding, we have been going back and forth for the last week. It's been nasty up here for the last 2 days and quite cool and I did not feel like getting sick. I came to the conclusion that I'm not an "ArcticJill" type and I'm just a fair weather rider when it's in the winter, but rain be damn in the summer. I did however, just order a heavier polartech long sleeve jersey, so watch out I will be warmer now. I'm still going to try to get out tonight, but I'm waiting for the roads to dry up a little. Tried to go last night and there was just enough water on the road to be super slippery.
When it's the winter? The winter? Dude, this is fall weather we're having! Those folks in Texas are having winter!

Go get yourself a decent baselayer, some riding pants, and full length gloves. Actually, with the weather we've been having I find myself quite comfortable in just regular cycling shorts, a base layer, jersey, and fingerless gloves. If it was 5-10F cooler I'd probably also throw on a wind breaker. The first 20 minutes are cool, but then the body warms up and all is well in the world.
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I grew up in South Florida, this is "Winter" too me.
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I grew up in South Florida, this is "Winter" too me.
Hey, I'm originally from Miami.

Actually, true story. My birthday is in mid-January (it's passed now, so you guys can hold off on the kudos).. I have strong memories of my birthday in 1980 because I switched schools on my birthday. At any rate, on that birthday I remember it was so damn cold the teacher had to wear an overcoat, gloves, and scarf in order to teach.

This year on my birthday, 300 some odd miles north, it was 85F and sunny.

Global warming doesn't exist my ass.
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I don't want to here this!

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This year on my birthday, 300 some odd miles north, it was 85F and sunny.
Ok, I moved to the lower 48 to get away from snow. Now the last week, I wouldn't have gotten anyplace with out my studded tires. Keep your warm temp stories to your self!!!

Ron in finally thawing Lakewood Washington
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Hey, I'm originally from Miami.

Actually, true story. My birthday is in mid-January (it's passed now, so you guys can hold off on the kudos).. I have strong memories of my birthday in 1980 because I switched schools on my birthday. At any rate, on that birthday I remember it was so damn cold the teacher had to wear an overcoat, gloves, and scarf in order to teach.

This year on my birthday, 300 some odd miles north, it was 85F and sunny.

Global warming doesn't exist my ass.
Hey I remember surfing on Christmas day at 90F right off the Lake Worth Pier in the mid 70's.
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Hey I remember surfing on Christmas day at 90F right off the Lake Worth Pier in the mid 70's.
I live about half way down the state and remember Christmas with the A/C on one year and the heater on the next... Weather patterns need to be looked at geologically not microscopically.

That being said, my son and I used to go surfing January first every year no matter what the weather was. Sure do miss those times...
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Son of a gun, you got me by two miles. No kidding, we have been going back and forth for the last week. It's been nasty up here for the last 2 days and quite cool and I did not feel like getting sick. I came to the conclusion that I'm not an "ArcticJill" type and I'm just a fair weather rider when it's in the winter, but rain be damn in the summer. I did however, just order a heavier polartech long sleeve jersey, so watch out I will be warmer now. I'm still going to try to get out tonight, but I'm waiting for the roads to dry up a little. Tried to go last night and there was just enough water on the road to be super slippery.
Have to work my second job tomorrow, hope to get in my Sunday group ride though. We need to see if we can stay up near the top.

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Too funny ...Now all we have to do is catch drwildbiker
drwildbiker is in my sites ScrubJ......
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I just put up 50 miles for Sunday's ride, and total just over 250 miles for the year. You Florida guys are killing me, though......
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Yea, but the leader of the pack lives in Colorado, go figure.
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Just signed up. Looks like I am the only canuk here

I think we will need a bigger goal once summer hits. Already at 3600 and its February!
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I think bigbossman is looking at outdoor rides only. The top 4 outdoor riders are all from Florida, but just wait, spring is on its way and them Florida guys are going to start earning there top spots
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Yea, but the leader of the pack lives in Colorado, go figure.
For the Clyde club? I'm looking at the top 4, and the're all from Florida. The top guy is "drwildbiker" from Lighthouse Point, FL.

I don't see anyone in the top 8 from Colorado.....

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Is there any other kind?
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Is there any other kind?
Well, not in my mind BUT. . . If you go into your edit profile, there is a box you can check for "Outdoor rides only" so the stats shown don't include trainer time.
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I think we will need a bigger goal once summer hits. Already at 3600 and its February!
GT road bike or MTB?
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MTB trail riding all the way -10C here today and just did 15k

And sorry 3600 for the group not myself
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For the Clyde club? I'm looking at the top 4, and the're all from Florida. The top guy is "drwildbiker" from Lighthouse Point, FL.

I don't see anyone in the top 8 from Colorado.....Is there any other kind?
His User Name is Howard and he is also part of several other clubs. Under the Stats -> Club and then scroll down to Clyde. Click the link and he sit atop the leader board with 841 miles, #2: drwildbiker 588, #3: me at 452, #4: Pickled_Loaf otherwise known as 51 in this forum at 413 and ScrubJ at #5 with 404. I think the when looking at the club area it list your riders by their primary club.

I mentioned to 51 that it's interesting that a couple of big boys on hybrid are near the top at the moment. I have no belief that I will remain near the top as the weather changes and gets warmer up North, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can. I'll be happy to make my goal milage and do my best to exceed it. I am on a path to exceed by 400 miles, but I'm close pulling the trigger on a standard road bike which should help me ride a little longer, faster, stronger and smarter.
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