We get a lot of sleet and cold rain storms in Iowa this time of year, so I limit myself to 15 miles a day of commuting. If the temps are below freezing I usually limit myself to commuting to work, class, and quick errands.
I grew up in Thousand Oaks Ca and this is typical there for this time of year. Even though the weather is nice year round many cyclist seem to take a "seasonal" approach to their riding. In Ga, my current location, most cyclist are of the road/trail now. I went riding yesterday on the Greenway and there were about 10 others. That is the most I have seen in a couple of weeks. But during the summer I would have easily seen 25 or more on that same ride.
I'm still out there but I cut back significantly on my commuting miles as I go much shorter/safer routes when dark.....i wear tights, but they are only just warm enough to keep the chill away otherwise my legs would go numb....
CA cold is different from other states. I'm from MD and 40-50s here (CA) is different feeling than 40-50s in MD. And I've talked to someone in CO (born and raised in CO) who confirmed my theory.
Originally Posted by snowman40
If you must speed up to pass me, you don't deserve to pass me
Originally Posted by abstractform20
farts are greatly appreciated as long as the other riders are talented and experienced. at the precise moment of release, a vacuum is formed. this is the optimal time for the rider behind you to get as aero as possible and "ride the brown rhino". his face should be within 2-3mm of the anus to receive maximum benefit (reduced drag...duh, its in a vacuum). i have hit speeds of over 53mph in such conditions.
With the holidays, time change, and getting colder, there are less people out riding, walking, and doing outside activities. I personally have been ridding a lot of miles trying to make up being off the bike from mid-Sept to late Oct. For Nov 365 miles and still several more days to ride.