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    Not again...

    Just when I thought the roads were finally clear...

    Tonight
    Snow Late Low
    31 F
    Precip: 100%
    Scattered snow showers with snow becoming steadier and heavier late. Low 31F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.

    Tomorrow
    AM Rain / Snow High
    39 F
    Precip: 80%
    Rain and snow in the morning. Overcast in the afternoon. High 39F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 80%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

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    We live in God's little weather experiment. I think He's perpetually testing us NY'ers to see how we respond to changes in weather by throwing everything all of a sudden.

    Sick sense of humor he's got there...
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    I think somehow god knows I don't have knobbies or studs.

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    tell me about it... i just got my new bike today and spent all day indoors doing work, now it's gonna start snowing so i have to get it back home before all the freaking salting. this teasing with warm weather for a few days then snow is really driving me nuts... should've stayed in southern cali where everyday is a beach day. but then i won't have the fun nyc traffic to navigate, dodging buses and avoiding pedestrians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wangster
    tell me about it... i just got my new bike today and spent all day indoors doing work, now it's gonna start snowing so i have to get it back home before all the freaking salting. this teasing with warm weather for a few days then snow is really driving me nuts... should've stayed in southern cali where everyday is a beach day. but then i won't have the fun nyc traffic to navigate, dodging buses and avoiding pedestrians.
    That sucks. What kind of bike did you get?

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    Yeah, so much for taking my monday off to cruise out to jersey. I've spent the weekend putting in my time playing sherpa to the woman and her cousin while they were shopping, now the cousin is gone and it freakin' snows!
    Ugh, the means she's gonna want me to help to laundry tomorrow, and probably grocery shopping. You know, until i started biking i loved the snow. Now i curse it because i can't take out my pretty road bike. I bet i'm even gonna have to go see those damn gates in the snow. i'm can't believe i'm actually impatient for spring to take hold.
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    i just had a bike put together on a 2002 s-works E5 frame, rode back to brooklyn from the city and now i guess it'll stay indoor for few more days...this weather is NOT inducive towards my desire to get off my lazy behind and go ride...

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    Man, if only I didn't have this nagging cough. We're looking at 4 to 7 and I'd love one last chance to get the fixed gear mtb out and about this year. Hell, I may just do that, health be damned.

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    Ya, we just got like 4" or 5" here in Madison, WI, just got my stud on Friday, so I do get to use them...
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    Riding home at 130a the snow was wet and sticking to clothing but slippery as oil, like freezing mashed potato. (with plenty of SALT!) And still the cabs must pass you at 45mph within a few feet.
    Ride Safe!

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    That's cause you're crazy.
    I'm holding off on riding for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    That's cause you're crazy.
    I'm holding off on riding for a while.
    I never thought I'd see the day
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincenzosi
    I never thought I'd see the day
    Hey hey hey, I take that back now. I just walked outside. Not too bad, the roads are clear cept real muddy. I think I'll still hold off for 2-3 days, I just cleaned my commuter yesterday. Ugh, why doesn't mother nature just take a big dump on my bike and get it over with.

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    I knew it wouldn't last.

    It's actually really bad by me (the streets are a mess and the sidewalks are worse), and by my office it's like there was a blizzard.

    I'm so done with this already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincenzosi
    I knew it wouldn't last.
    It's actually really bad by me (the streets are a mess and the sidewalks are worse), and by my office it's like there was a blizzard.
    I'm so done with this already.
    Where do you live? I live next to a hospital, so we get priority in being plowed and such. But I just went outside and most of the streets around here are clean. The temperature's above freezing and it was raining this morning, everything's just a slush.

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    I live in the Bronx... Morris Park / Pelham Parkway area. As I was standing on the platform waiting for the 5 train this morning, I was getting snowed on. There are a lot of hospitals near me, but they're all off Pelham Parkway which is pretty well cleaned up. It just doesn't help me much :-) As for the office, I work in Long Island City, and it was bad walking here this morning. Industrial area, so they really don't care...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    That's cause you're crazy.
    I'm holding off on riding for a while.
    I prefer stupid.
    The snow came down quick! Not bad out there now, no one is downtown though. How bad is this salt anyway?
    My problem with getting off the bike and training it, is that I mess up the time it takes, and then have to read the subway maps and pay money etc. Silly but, because I am lazy, I will ride instead of reaquaint with the MTA. good luck underground!

    Vince did you make it to that CM meeting?

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    I didn't because I ended up working until 8 that night... Long story short, we've been swapping servers in and out and it's been a disaster. We're finally on a nice calm spot now, so of course nothing will be happening.

    Then again, Critical Mass is Friday...

    And I will be there with a video camera (no bike, just documenting this time)...

    And my wife is in DC, so I won't have her all worried about me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    I think somehow god knows I don't have knobbies or studs.
    If you would just spend $200 on some Nokian studded tires for the MTB, all this weather would be over, and we can all get out our best bikes. The roads will be clean and dry. It will be tropical weather in New England.

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    Same sort of cruddy weather here in Ohio too. Got out one day last week for about a half hour before sunset. It was 65 degrees then. The rest of last week was bad and this week is supposed to be crappy too. Yuck!

    'bent Brian

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    this weather blows. the only good thing for me is that i got in a nice long 65 mile ride yesterday. so, i'm good and sore and with all the new snow on the ground - it makes for a nice rest day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geeklpc1985
    Ya, just got my stud on Friday, so I do get to use them...
    What kind? Your opinion?

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    suppose to snow a bit on friday. that might mess up cm. I'm getting really antsy and really wanna take the new bike out for a nice long spin but don't wanna get it all wet and salty, new bike...paranoid, gotta baby it for a bit. Can't even commute to work cuz the tires on my commuter are useless with the least bit of moisture on the road, almost got ran over by a bus going through fulton mall the last time i rode on wet road. can't take the new one as commuter cuz my office building won't let me take the bike in and i know better than to lock a E5 outside in brooklyn. grrrr... miss the californian weather...

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    oh..what's a good tire for 27in wheels? need to replace those death traps i've got now.

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    Hehe, the roads seem clear. I'm gonna commute tomorrow.

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