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    Any other clyde-types get out in the "Epic" mid Atlantic snowstorm???

    Broke free from the trainer and made it over to the MUP and back... had to race to stay ahead of the snowplow coming home though!



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    Looks like fun! I had a biek something like that, Trek 800 (minus the tour package) that I used to ride in the pouring rain on the MUP. 40 miles was cool with a stop here and there to wring out the windbreaker. Some dude begged me to sell it to him, never should have.

    Riding around utility vehicles can be fun. I used to train on a local hill. One day a street sweeper was halfway up the hill when I started. I picked it up and passed him about 50 yards before the top. I figured it was my own personal challenge not thinking he would notice. When I rolled by, geeze, the dude was hanging out the window thumbs up shouting and yelling like he was the dude on the bike!

    I wonder if snow plows are the same!

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    BTW,no studs required? That looks like a challenge in itself, staying upright!

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    Good to see other clydes that like the snow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    BTW,no studs required? That looks like a challenge in itself, staying upright!
    Studs are for wussies!

    Just kiddng... It's the wet heavy kind, so more like riding in deep sand or mud than ice. Still got a bit sketchy in the deep bits... I rode clipless just to test fate. No face plants, but plenty of oddly high heart rate bits when I thought I was going down.

    Did a first shovel this evening.. looks like tomorrows work out will be more of the same.
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    Getting socked in by too many !@#$% inches of snow. Haven't been able to get a decent ride in a week and would rather pull needles out of my eyes before using a trainer. I live in the Northern VA/DC area and we have literally gotten more snow this year than Buffalo, NY. Must be global warming...

    Getting cabin fever....It is bad when you just go into the garage just to sit on the bike....losing it....

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    I' ll be out today in it ,PLOWING IT$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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    This is a monster, and it's still coming. Close to 30 inches in Annapolis. Oddly something serene about it
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    I'll be out in it right after breakfast. With a shovel of course!! I'm going to need a new badminton set come spring. I'm going to make snow shoes out of the rackets.

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    I'm in the midwest, and we just got a little bit of snow; maybe 5-7 inches. It's a wet, heavy snow though, so the trees are straining, the roads were/are slicker than hell, and I'm sure a few roofs have collapsed around the area. 30" of this wet heavy snow would suck!

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    Just come in to take a break from shovelling... the plow came by and blocked me in again. Will tackle more of this after I thaw out a bit. Still haven't found the car...

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    I've done a couple of rounds of digging. Nice aerobic efforts. Have around 2 feet so far... still coming down hard.

    We've lost power, the surge killed a Pc and I have maybe 10 hours of fuel for the generator. Frustrating when I can see folks have power a block from me in any direction! Not pleasant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    my plans-

    Well over a foot of it here in Chester County. I hate snow. The only consolation is that the resident beagle hates it even more. Poor guy had to be carried out this morning.

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    this is a Volvo 240 with about 2' of snow on it.


    our road..


    trees look nice.. but the sticky wet stuff brought down limbs and killed our power...



    my dog usually takes off running like an idiot when he sneaks out the front door... he couldn't escape.


    from the little snow we got earlier this week.. pretty, and enough.. we are now getting too much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    Broke free from the trainer and made it over to the MUP and back... had to race to stay ahead of the snowplow coming home though!



    The Weather Channel keeps repeating a clip of a DC area cyclist riding in the snow. It looks like your bike. Was it?

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    looks like it's finally stoppin'. got our drive clear, but I don't think we're going to see a plow for awhile. He got stuck about 50 yards up the street and backed out. A bit over 2 feet. Was wishing we still had our Xterra and then got over it after helping one get un-stuck out front. Probably have to hike out for genset fuel tomorrow... about a 2.5 mile hike with a 6 gallon can.


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    from the Historian...



    The Weather Channel keeps repeating a clip of a DC area cyclist riding in the snow. It looks like your bike. Was it?


    for whatever reason, regular reply is not working..?..

    but, no I don't think it could have been. I'm over east a good bit.. I was wearing a red and black Endura jacket and black tights and other usual stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    from the Historian...



    The Weather Channel keeps repeating a clip of a DC area cyclist riding in the snow. It looks like your bike. Was it?


    for whatever reason, regular reply is not working..?..

    but, no I don't think it could have been. I'm over east a good bit.. I was wearing a red and black Endura jacket and black tights and other usual stuff.
    This guy was wearing all black. So there were two of you out there. :-)

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