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Old 03-29-09, 07:37 AM   #1
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Okay, who else is now starting to look at the 7 and 14 day forecasts to see when decent riding weather might start coming....

The trainer has been moved from the house to the garage, might still be using it more then not though, Need to get a cheap bike computer somewhere, so I can use said trainer with my bike.....
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I do.

I HAVE managed to get outside a few times recently, and put in 25 outdoor miles on Friday (I played hooky). In fact, my road bike has moved back to the front hall so I can get it outside, and I've put the hybrid in the trainer.
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The weather here is nowhere near as harsh as Toronto, but I still look at the 10 day forecast to see what the upcoming weather will be for my next long ride.

Looks like we're actually going to have OK weather for the upcoming 300k next Saturday! 40s and 50s, cloudy but low chance of rain, and wind only in the single digit speeds.
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I've been looking at the 10 - 14 day forecasts since November. I am now looking forward to the day when I will stop looking at it. That day should be May, 1st.

The upside is that I have ridden all winter. THe downside is that I hve not ridden enough or nearly as much as i do in late spring, summer and early fall. Ok, Wah-wah-wah.
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Okay, who else is now starting to look at the 7 and 14 day forecasts to see when decent riding weather might start coming....

The trainer has been moved from the house to the garage, might still be using it more then not though, Need to get a cheap bike computer somewhere, so I can use said trainer with my bike.....
I do and just living east of you in Oshawa this weather really sucks today. Have managed 340k on th eroad so far thou. First club ride of th eyear on Wednesday so hope weather man is wrong! I will not ride th etrainer again this year till the fall I hope.
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Need to get a cheap bike computer somewhere, so I can use said trainer with my bike.....
Wogster take a look at this one from MEC. Speed is taken from the rear wheel so it's ideal for the trainer, I 've using it since Sept last year with no problems.


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It's too rainy, damp and miserable to go outside on my bike today. But yesterday was fantastic! I rode to the beach and then over to Queen West before heading home on the subway.

I'm hoping to get out tomorrow and Tuesday is looking positive. I'm glad I bought a pair of cycling tights to wear beneath a pair of comfy shorts because it's perfect for this weather.

This is the earliest in the season I've ever ridden my bike. Last year we were still smothered in snow so this weather is actually a treat.
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Wogster take a look at this one from MEC. Speed is taken from the rear wheel so it's ideal for the trainer, I 've using it since Sept last year with no problems.


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Yeah, that's what I was thinking....
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Old 03-29-09, 01:55 PM   #9
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It's too rainy, damp and miserable to go outside on my bike today. But yesterday was fantastic! I rode to the beach and then over to Queen West before heading home on the subway.

I'm hoping to get out tomorrow and Tuesday is looking positive. I'm glad I bought a pair of cycling tights to wear beneath a pair of comfy shorts because it's perfect for this weather.

This is the earliest in the season I've ever ridden my bike. Last year we were still smothered in snow so this weather is actually a treat.
Didn't get out yesterday, I have a stupid cold my wife brought home, so no riding last week, and I don't know about this week, maybe toward the weekend, if we get a nice day.....
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The Good: No need to look at it; I live in Southern California, so we should have no rain from April until November. (maybe a quick-moving spring shower, but nothing significant).

The Bad: We may have water rationing imposed on us this summer due to lower-than-average rainfall this past winter.
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The Good: No need to look at it; I live in Southern California, so we should have no rain from April until November. (maybe a quick-moving spring shower, but nothing significant).

The Bad: We may have water rationing imposed on us this summer due to lower-than-average rainfall this past winter.
Humph. I moved here (Vancouver, WA is a suburb of Portland, Oregon) from Southern California, and we ride year-round*. It's just chillier, and there's a reason there's several local rain gear makers. Other than that, it's a cyclist's Paradise. My wife and I got in 45 miles this morning- showers & sunbreaks, a couple minutes of light hail.

*In December Portland got about 2 feet of snow. The city just about ground to a halt. You Canadididians can stop snickering now.
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I admit I look at the weather forecast for 7-10 days in advance. I am tired of bringing my winter bike up and down the stairs. Right now it is snowing It better be gone by the time I get up for my morning commute


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Humph. I moved here (Vancouver, WA is a suburb of Portland, Oregon) from Southern California, and we ride year-round*. It's just chillier, and there's a reason there's several local rain gear makers. Other than that, it's a cyclist's Paradise. My wife and I got in 45 miles this morning- showers & sunbreaks, a couple minutes of light hail.

*In December Portland got about 2 feet of snow. The city just about ground to a halt. You Canadididians can stop snickering now.
Naw, that's not funny, the fact it's snowing in Indiana when the only snow left here is a few frozen dirt piles, is. The hyacinths are just about ready to bloom and the tulips should be a week or two after that.... I always expect one last shot of winter in early April, looking at the 14 day, trend, I don't think it's going to happen.... That's a good thing,
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Reading this thread reminds me why I like living in FL. I might miss a day or two per week for rain.

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I do to see what the trend is for the week so I can plan my clothing and to see if it is supposed to be wet.

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I've added weather.com to my bookmarks bar. but this time of year, you need to check the forecast often, it changes so much.
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I check it for the precip and wind speed. Temps don't bother me all that much unless we go below 5F. I've got 900 miles in outdoor riding so far this year although most of it is commuting.

I am looking forward to the day where I do not have to layer up so much though.
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Humph. I moved here (Vancouver, WA is a suburb of Portland, Oregon) from Southern California, and we ride year-round*. It's just chillier, and there's a reason there's several local rain gear makers. Other than that, it's a cyclist's Paradise. My wife and I got in 45 miles this morning- showers & sunbreaks, a couple minutes of light hail.

*In December Portland got about 2 feet of snow. The city just about ground to a halt. You Canadididians can stop snickering now.
I promise I won't snicker. Did I ever mention the time we had a big snowfall in Toronto and the mayer called in the army to help with snow removal. We were the laughing stock of the country for YEARS!

Heavy snow, heavy rainfall all cause ridiculous amounts of trouble on the roadways.
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Ug. Winter is back today in S. Ontario. And the rest of the week doesn't look great. Forecast predicts 100% chance of bike on trainer in basement this week.

but yes to Wogster's original question....I am looking ahead trying to gauge some nice outside weather. I've had to work three sundays in a row, and in exchange I have 3 afternoons off "at some point in the future". I'm looking for nice afternoons for a long ride.
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The trainer will still be used for at least another two weeks.

Let's see, record flooding causing roads to be closed by either water or levees being built, clay all over the roads due to said levees, military vehicles and helicopters all over the area, temps in the low 30's, and another 6-10 inches of snow tonight.
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