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skiracing 11-23-07 11:57 AM

Didn't you guys get some snow there? Still going roadbiking?

Bail King 11-23-07 01:52 PM

No no.. Just trails.. MTB FTW!!! Its not too much snow. Maybe an inch or so. Just enough to make it ineresting. hehe

sweep242 11-23-07 07:25 PM

Ha Ha the road bike is away for the winter & the winter has come early.
Saturday still is a big no go, Sunday the same! But i did ride to work today, not the best decision i ever made all ice it seemed riding home in the dark was no fun either.
Iím sure this will all melt away & not return till hmm mid January!

Bail King 11-23-07 09:43 PM

Ya hoping so... Well still, if you do get free, I think we are heading out at 9 bothdays.

chilibizkit 11-24-07 08:17 AM

G'day

Looking for others to hook up with and get out and ride. Starting early for next year in making plans (gotta do something over the winter). Majority is offroad. Love McCauley Mtn. in Picton.

Really like to get some trips in next year to places such as Calabogie, Durham Forest, Kelso, Hardwood Hills and others. Definitely looking for others for local rides as well.

I am not much of a road rider but am commuting to work this winter and into the occasional trip in the countryside.

Give a shout if you are interested in same.

Bail King 11-24-07 06:57 PM

I am totally interested... Mind you, I am still pretty new, but enjoy riding just the same. We are going out again tomorrow at Collins Bay, if you are interested... I am really looking forward to a weekend trip next year somewhere.

sweep242 11-24-07 08:37 PM

Chil welcome
I have heard of most of the places in your post but have YET to get to any, sure would like to though. The more the merrier I say.

I see you guys got out for a ride nice! Love to join you tomorrow but: Question who in the world has to go to work at 9:00AM on a Sunday? Answer me! Cruel cruel cruel
Maybe next Sunday love to try ripping it up in that snow.

chilibizkit 11-26-07 05:12 PM

Hey

Thanks for getting back. I was away in T.O. taking in the Grey Cup, nice to hear there are people still gettin out riding.

I am around this upcoming weekend. Keep in touch if anyone is heading out.

Bail King 11-27-07 07:37 AM

Saturday.. If its not raining like crazy. My brother, myself and Vanno will be at collins bay. I imagine it will be around 9ish. Let me know if you can make it out, and we will make sure to wait...

chilibizkit 11-28-07 01:39 PM

Sat. ride
 
Sounds good so far. Think it might be snow, not rain. I will confirm later in the week.

chilibizkit 11-30-07 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chilibizkit (Post 5708509)
Sounds good so far. Think it might be snow, not rain. I will confirm later in the week.


Hey
Can't make Saturday. Have a good one and look out for the ice under the snow.

Bail King 11-30-07 03:02 PM

Ya for sure.. Sucks to hear you cant make it... Hopefully is will clear up a little.. We may be out sunday too.. If your around.

sweep242 11-30-07 09:20 PM

No dice for me. Eyeball high in kids Saturday & same with in-laws mixed in on Sunday.

vanno 11-30-07 11:02 PM

ooooooohhhh another snow ride!!!!! I love it!!! so far anyways....I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon

sweep242 12-30-07 04:19 PM

Rode over to lemoine point today to much ice to get in & around, so i grabbed my skinny tire bike did some laps around the hood.
Better then nothing.

Bail King 12-31-07 06:48 AM

We are planning to go soon after this snow fall.. It should cover the ice nicely... My Bro got his own bike now (Trek 5700 I think it was) so he is itching to go somewhere...

sweep242 01-03-08 06:33 PM

Ya this snow is crazy, may be easyer with one of these!
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/s...y-pugsley2.jpg
Warmer temps are coming next week, in the teens i think!

Did a Google on the 5700 couldn’t find anything but i’m sure its a improvement from what he was riding!
Now its Joes turn.

vanno 01-05-08 04:33 PM

Bail King and I went riding today. The snow was....deep to say the least. I had fun though

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...snowytrail.jpg

I've still been commuting to work on my BMX...winter sucks, but I'm not going to stop just because of it

sweep242 01-05-08 11:16 PM

Great pic, I’ve yet to get in there with the snow, some time.

I got one commute in last week & next week looks like summer temps with a little rain so should be good to ride.

Besides i have the MTB so clean right now I’d hate to get it dirty!
Nah.

chilibizkit 01-24-08 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vanno (Post 5930094)
Bail King and I went riding today. The snow was....deep to say the least. I had fun though

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...snowytrail.jpg

I've still been commuting to work on my BMX...winter sucks, but I'm not going to stop just because of it


Are you guys spending more time walking than riding? Doesn't take much snow on the road for me to end up aborting the commute.

chilibizkit 01-24-08 07:46 AM

cross country
 
Hey

I am either going to buy a cross country type bike or build up one this winter with some parts I have kicking around. Any ideas on what to purchase or anyone have a suitable frame they want to part with?

sweep242 01-24-08 09:06 PM

Parting together a bike will kill your wallet; grab a complete bike I say.

Riding in the snow I hear you. I recently went down hard so the bike is not coming back out till it mostly goes away.

Treker 01-25-08 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweep242 (Post 6045373)
... Riding in the snow I hear you. I recently went down hard so the bike is not coming back out till it mostly goes away.

The last time I rode in the snow was 35 years ago. It was more of a trial to see how my 10 speed could handle in the 1.5" of new snow. I remained upright for about 15 seconds. Ouch. And yes, I went down hard too. It happened so fast. So, I'm a no-snow guy, mid-March to mid-November...

Which begs the question how the bike courriers here in Ottawa ride in all types of weather. Freakin' incredible :eek: Are there courriers in Kingston as crazy?

sweep242 01-27-08 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Treker (Post 6047046)
The last time I rode in the snow was 35 years ago. It was more of a trial to see how my 10 speed could handle in the 1.5" of new snow. I remained upright for about 15 seconds. Ouch. And yes, I went down hard too. It happened so fast. So, I'm a no-snow guy, mid-March to mid-November...

Which begs the question how the bike courriers here in Ottawa ride in all types of weather. Freakin' incredible :eek: Are there courriers in Kingston as crazy?

Funny thing was the roads were clear that day (+12 Early January) just caught a bit of ice & wham-o healed up, but a nasty scar on the chin.

Yep the couriers are crazy to ride 23c tires & some with no brakes! Ha Ha

Not sure if there are any here i live a sheltered life in the west end! Canít remember last time I was downtown.

chilibizkit 01-27-08 01:52 PM

good advice
 
Good advice on the new bike. Checking the web and assembling from scratch sure adds up. Played around at Pricepoint.

Looking at a Norco Charger.


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