Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 33
  1. #1
    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North Texas 'Burbs
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    4,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    It's Official, I'm a Wimp

    So it's a balmy 28 degrees here with a small amount of wind.

    No problem, I have all new tights, jacket, balacava, gloves, wool socks, base layers, long sleeve jersey, the whole kit.

    Head out for a ride this morning that was supposed to be most of the day. NOT. It's friggin cold out there.

    I'll head back out in a while when it warms up a few degrees.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    02 Jamis Coda
    Posts
    119
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    LoL... i dont' go out if it's much below 50.

  3. #3
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    So it's a balmy 28 degrees here with a small amount of wind.

    No problem, I have all new tights, jacket, balacava, gloves, wool socks, base layers, long sleeve jersey, the whole kit.

    Head out for a ride this morning that was supposed to be most of the day. NOT. It's friggin cold out there.

    I'll head back out in a while when it warms up a few degrees.
    And I was seriously considering moving to Texas. So much for that.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    And I was seriously considering moving to Texas. So much for that.
    Me too, or some other place where it's warm most of the year. I'm working on the wife.

    I won't go out once it gets below 40.

  5. #5
    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North Texas 'Burbs
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    4,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    And I was seriously considering moving to Texas. So much for that.

    Blah, we have a few days a year where it might stay this cold all year. Usually it may start out cold but warm to the upper 40's or higher rather quickly. Heck, Friday it reached almost 80, and Saturday I was in a long sleeve denim shirt all day with no jacket.

    With the exception of Southern Florida and Southern California, I think we have some of the most moderate weather to be found. Dallas is virtually on the same Parallel as San Diego, after all.

  6. #6
    Council of the Elders billydonn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    My Bikes
    1990 Schwinn Crosscut, 5 Lemonds
    Posts
    3,761
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pull yourself together man! Winter is bracing and invigorating! Clears out the bugs and keeps down the snakes!

    There is a time to resign oneself
    to old age and infirmity. You first.
    My Cycling Blogspot

  7. #7
    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North Texas 'Burbs
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    4,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Pull yourself together man! Winter is bracing and invigorating! Clears out the bugs and keeps down the snakes!
    Ha! High today is supposed to be 65. We're already up in the mid 30's. I'll be heading back out when we hit 40 which should be really soon.

    This the definitive time for the use of "Just HTFU!".

  8. #8
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Me too, or some other place where it's warm most of the year. I'm working on the wife.

    I won't go out once it gets below 40.
    I will, but the wind gets to me, and it's been a windy December. Also, I can't commute since I work nights and thus can't see ice on the roads.

  9. #9
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Dallas is virtually on the same Parallel as San Diego, after all.
    Except politically, of course.

  10. #10
    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North Texas 'Burbs
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    4,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Except politically, of course.
    There is that, lol.

    Meh, I've lived both places. San Diego is actually more A-Political based on my time living there.

  11. #11
    Senior Member CACycling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Oxnard, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
    Posts
    4,445
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oxnard, CA - average January low 45 / average August high 74

  12. #12
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Blah, we have a few days a year where it might stay this cold all year. Usually it may start out cold but warm to the upper 40's or higher rather quickly. Heck, Friday it reached almost 80, and Saturday I was in a long sleeve denim shirt all day with no jacket.

    With the exception of Southern Florida and Southern California, I think we have some of the most moderate weather to be found. Dallas is virtually on the same Parallel as San Diego, after all.
    OK, Texas is back in the running.

    I guess I've gone public, TXVintage. Folks, it's true. I'm investigating moving from PA. I just can't stand the winters, I'm unhappy with my job, and I'm trying to make major decisions and changes in my life right now. This is all fallout from my losing more than 100 pounds of excess weight. There's a lot of other baggage I want to lose as well.

    Sorry to thread hijack yet again, folks!

  13. #13
    Senior Member Jtgyk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Richardson TX
    Posts
    1,308
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You got farther than me...I just stuck my head out the door this morning and came back to play on the webs.
    I should have gone out at 11am...but was paying bills.
    Now it's almost noon and have to take my daughter out driving.
    Looks like I'll just leave the house an hour early for work, bring a change of clothes with me and ride a VERY circuitous route to work.
    Oh HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO COPE...with 65F temps? (hee)

    Hey Neil-

    C'mon down. We need to do summa that there tooorin' yeh keep talkin' about.

    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    So it's a balmy 28 degrees here with a small amount of wind.

    No problem, I have all new tights, jacket, balacava, gloves, wool socks, base layers, long sleeve jersey, the whole kit.

    Head out for a ride this morning that was supposed to be most of the day. NOT. It's friggin cold out there.

    I'll head back out in a while when it warms up a few degrees.
    Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
    >>>Team Critical Mess<<< (You mean it's not SUPPOSE to hurt?)

    My nice new Nashbar Touring Build AKA "The Flying Avocadooooooooo!"
    1998(?) Trek 700 Multitrack
    1995 Trek 1220 AKA "Jimi"
    Older Non-suspension Specialized Hardrock

  14. #14
    VoodooChile zoste's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    AZ
    My Bikes
    Salsa Casseroll
    Posts
    1,048
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    OK, Texas is back in the running.

    I guess I've gone public, TXVintage. Folks, it's true. I'm investigating moving from PA. I just can't stand the winters, I'm unhappy with my job, and I'm trying to make major decisions and changes in my life right now. This is all fallout from my losing more than 100 pounds of excess weight. There's a lot of other baggage I want to lose as well.

    Sorry to thread hijack yet again, folks!
    Me too, man...only my move is from PA to Arizona and I have taken substantial steps to make it happen: I started in 2007 studying for the Az Bar exam; took the bar in February '08; sold my house; started sending out resumes; and will be able to move once my son graduates from high school this June.

    Formulate a plan, put it on a timeline, and make it happen.
    Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

  15. #15
    Thread Killer evblazer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Marfan Syndrome-Clyde-DFW, TX
    My Bikes
    Fuji Touring Xtracycle, Merlin Road, Bacchetta Giro 26 (Sold), Challenge Hurricane, Cruzbike Sofrider
    Posts
    1,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I will, but the wind gets to me, and it's been a windy December. Also, I can't commute since I work nights and thus can't see ice on the roads.
    I came >< close to buying studded tires for my hurricane because of ice.. I mean studded tires in Texas!?!?! Sprinklers and ____ homeowners and business lots icing up the street I did ride in today avoiding most of the areas I know to have spinkler fanatics and it worked out pretty well. I think this has been an odd winter or perhaps I haven't been paying attention the previous years. Alot of days so far of 32 degree or less wakeups where ice is a danger.

    It is windy and it is too cold down here considering the heat we have to deal with for so long during the summer. Forget waiting till it cools down in the evening to go outside during the summer because it doesn't until a couple hours before sunrise.

  16. #16
    Senior Member dbikingman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Spokane/Tri-Cities WA
    My Bikes
    mountain bike, road bike
    Posts
    1,335
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is 32 degrees here. We were above freezing the last two days the first time in months. Here is a photo out of my office at home. That fence you see to the left is about 3 feet tall. We are over 48 inches of snow for the month, which is a record (oh yea). The old record was 23 inches, so to say this is unusualy, is an understatement. I wouldn't mind living where they have warmer winters, but I don't want the 100+ summer days.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by dbikingman; 12-29-08 at 11:37 AM. Reason: that's not a grainy photo, just snow falling.

  17. #17
    Senior Member cod.peace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    eastern Massachusetts
    My Bikes
    Rans V-Rex
    Posts
    999
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I guess I've gone public, TXVintage. Folks, it's true. I'm investigating moving from PA. I just can't stand the winters, I'm unhappy with my job, and I'm trying to make major decisions and changes in my life right now. This is all fallout from my losing more than 100 pounds of excess weight. There's a lot of other baggage I want to lose as well.
    After New England, my favorite part of the country is the Pacific Northwest. The Portland, OR area in particular. But I'm not sure I could live without the snow. I occasionally threaten my wife with a move to Maine to follow the winter weather as the climate warms.
    old steel Specialized Hardrock

  18. #18
    Old Fart gapwedge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Searcy, Arkansas
    My Bikes
    09 Specialized Sirrus Expert; 09 Specialized Roubaix Expert
    Posts
    289
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Blah, we have a few days a year where it might stay this cold all year. Usually it may start out cold but warm to the upper 40's or higher rather quickly. Heck, Friday it reached almost 80, and Saturday I was in a long sleeve denim shirt all day with no jacket.

    With the exception of Southern Florida and Southern California, I think we have some of the most moderate weather to be found. Dallas is virtually on the same Parallel as San Diego, after all.
    I have been in Dallas in August and Dallas is no San Diego. I have seen bike stands melt into the black asphalt causing the bike to land on its side. I once fried two eggs on the sidewalk with a side of bacon in less than 10 minutes. No. I will take San Diego weather anyday of the week over Dallas.
    Age: 59

    Bikes: 09 Specialized Roubaix Expert; 09 Specialized Sirrus Expert Hybrid; '13 Jamis Quest

    Old Fart Cycling Club "Age and Treachery will always triumph Youth and Agility"

    June 2012 weight 265
    Current weight 09/01/12 239

    http://tickers.myfitnesspal.com/tick...0/25442200.png
    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

    http://pedalmybike.com/userTrackies/myTrackie3723.jpg

  19. #19
    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North Texas 'Burbs
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    4,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gapwedge View Post
    I have been in Dallas in August and Dallas is no San Diego. I have seen bike stands melt into the black asphalt causing the bike to land on its side. I once fried two eggs on the sidewalk with a side of bacon in less than 10 minutes. No. I will take San Diego weather anyday of the week over Dallas.
    Ok, ya got me there. I got nuthin in the way of a reply.

  20. #20
    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North Texas 'Burbs
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    4,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cod.peace View Post
    After New England, my favorite part of the country is the Pacific Northwest. The Portland, OR area in particular. But I'm not sure I could live without the snow. I occasionally threaten my wife with a move to Maine to follow the winter weather as the climate warms.
    I've lived in Connecticut and Washington State. While I miss them in many ways, I hit 95 South as soon as I could when the chance came up to get back to warmer weather with almost no snow fall.

    I just can't hang in the snow, but it does look good on TV or a post card.

  21. #21
    Senior Member Fantasminha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Reno, NV
    My Bikes
    Giant FCR, Scott CR1 Team, Fuji Newest 3.0
    Posts
    398
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by evblazer View Post
    I came >< close to buying studded tires for my hurricane because of ice.. I mean studded tires in Texas!?!?! Sprinklers and ____ homeowners and business lots icing up the street I did ride in today avoiding most of the areas I know to have spinkler fanatics and it worked out pretty well. I think this has been an odd winter or perhaps I haven't been paying attention the previous years. Alot of days so far of 32 degree or less wakeups where ice is a danger.

    It is windy and it is too cold down here considering the heat we have to deal with for so long during the summer. Forget waiting till it cools down in the evening to go outside during the summer because it doesn't until a couple hours before sunrise.
    Too true evblazer. I think I could put up with some cold winters to have a guarantee that the summer wouldn't be above 100*. It's really hard to pedal home from work at 6p when it's still broad daylight and 100+ degrees. I had to buy a 3 liter do-dad (dunno what you call it) for my camelback this last summer!
    2011 Surley Cross-Check "Meg" for touring
    2008 Giant FCR3 "Ginger" commuter
    2008 Fuji Newest 3.0 "Piccachu"
    2008 Scott CR1 Team "Calypso"
    2009 Dahon Echo foldie "Mimi"

  22. #22
    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North Texas 'Burbs
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    4,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jtgyk View Post
    You got farther than me...I just stuck my head out the door this morning and came back to play on the webs.
    I should have gone out at 11am...but was paying bills.
    Now it's almost noon and have to take my daughter out driving.
    Looks like I'll just leave the house an hour early for work, bring a change of clothes with me and ride a VERY circuitous route to work.
    Oh HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO COPE...with 65F temps? (hee)

    Hey Neil-

    C'mon down. We need to do summa that there tooorin' yeh keep talkin' about.
    Yep, had to man up and force myself back out into the 65 degree blizzard. There was a lot of wind though.

    Made it back out for about 2.5 hours of saddle time over a 3 hr period. I even took my camera and took pictures. Now if my USB port would just recognize the camera I would be in good shape.

    If all else fails, when my wife gets done mking sure iTunes stays in business another month I'll download the pics on the other computer.

  23. #23
    Senior Member Jtgyk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Richardson TX
    Posts
    1,308
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    BLARRRGH!!!!

    Once again life craps in my coffee! I was working towards leaving for work an hour early to extend my commute............the lovly women in my life conspire to fill up any time that may be for myself.


    Only Getting my 3.4 miles today....unless it is really nice tonight. I may still be able to add a couple miles to the end of the commute if my batteries last. (grrrr)
    Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
    >>>Team Critical Mess<<< (You mean it's not SUPPOSE to hurt?)

    My nice new Nashbar Touring Build AKA "The Flying Avocadooooooooo!"
    1998(?) Trek 700 Multitrack
    1995 Trek 1220 AKA "Jimi"
    Older Non-suspension Specialized Hardrock

  24. #24
    invisible friend seenoweevil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Decatur, Alabama
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tassajara hardtail mtb, '01 Rans Wave, '98 Raleigh R700, Mid-80's Takara Professional, '91 Bianchi Alfana
    Posts
    961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    48 degrees here today, and I slept 'til noon after working all night, so I had a great ride today! Not too many miles, but great weather(though a bit breezy), and I even made a grocery run too. We'll probably get that cold weather tonight and tomorrow that you got today, we seem to run a day or so behind you usually! After it gets below 40, it's really tough to push the bike out of the garage! I sure can relate!
    Faster than a sundial.

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Miami, FL
    My Bikes
    2009 Cannondale Caad9-7/2009 BMC SLX01/2011 Marin Nail Trail 29er
    Posts
    1,715
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it was about 78 degrees here in Miami, 5mph breezes.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •