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hawkijohn 01-20-06 05:31 PM

30 miles yesterday - today...3 to 5 inches
 
of snow that is. Took the PM off yesterday, being my 55th B-day and it was 52 degrees out here in East Central IA. I had a great 30 mile ride. I can really feel the endurance and strength already building after just two weeks of riding, and just one week on my new bike. Hope the snow melts soon or I'll be forced to drive a ways to where the roads are dry.

gerv 01-20-06 07:18 PM

Now that it is snowing in Iowa, where's a good bike ride south of here?

stapfam 01-21-06 01:52 AM

Now this is when the mountain bikes come in. Providing the pedals don't hit the snow at bottom of the stroke, them mountain bikes are fine. Mind you, you still have to get offroad to get the grip, but nothing better than getting up on the hills for a 3 hour dash round the virgin trails.
Only problem is that this 3 hour ride takes all day. It takes that long to defrost then hands and feet, before you can get a bath.

gerv 01-21-06 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stapfam
Now this is when the mountain bikes come in. Providing the pedals don't hit the snow at bottom of the stroke, them mountain bikes are fine. Mind you, you still have to get offroad to get the grip, but nothing better than getting up on the hills for a 3 hour dash round the virgin trails.
Only problem is that this 3 hour ride takes all day. It takes that long to defrost then hands and feet, before you can get a bath.


Good point. Around here, there must be 10,000 miles of traffic-free dirt roads, mostly gently rolling hills and --right now-- about 2 inches of snow on the ground. Weather is 41F (~ 5C ) today.

This is sounding like a plan.

If only I had knobby tires on my hybrid...

hawkijohn 01-21-06 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gerv
Now that it is snowing in Iowa, where's a good bike ride south of here?

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Actually, I think they missed the snow if you go north a little ways.


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