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Old 02-09-08, 02:55 PM   #1
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Prepare to be envious...

I'm about to cycle up for the first time in several weeks. I have to pick out just the right short sleeved jersey because the temperature is 80 degrees. I have to find my sunscreen, which is around here somewhere. I must remember to take plenty of water. Where are those sunglasses?

Oh, the humanity!
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Old 02-09-08, 03:17 PM   #2
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Not fair!! Not fair!! Not fair!! (she says while stomping her feet...)
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80! That's too warm for me. I have those northern european genes that tend to wilt when the temp gets much above 75. It was a perfect 57 degrees here today. I really don't need much more than that, especially in Feb. But then I'm the type that dreads the dog days of August.
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Old 02-09-08, 04:01 PM   #4
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Good one.





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Old 02-09-08, 04:04 PM   #5
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80! That's too warm for me. I have those northern european genes that tend to wilt when the temp gets much above 75. It was a perfect 57 degrees here today. I really don't need much more than that, especially in Feb. But then I'm the type that dreads the dog days of August.
I would love to see a temp above 50 at present. Getting close at around 45 tomorrow- so the TCR is set up with the hill climbing Gears- it has been polished to get rid of the oil marks on the white bits (Again) I hate white. And I have dug out the long sleeve light fleece to put under the windproof top coat. All I have to do now is find the energy for the planned ride.
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Old 02-09-08, 04:45 PM   #6
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I would be envious except...today is our household unofficial "Summer
in February". This morning I turned the thermostat up to 71 degrees (from
66 degrees) and put it on hold. One day every February, the wife and I
turn up the furnace, break out the shorts and "T" shirts and
bask in warmth.

Tomorrow it's back to reality, and a visit to the beach for "Winterfest"
celebration...Ice Sculptures, Snow Sculptures, Polar Plunge (a jump into
the lake for the young and foolish, and the Chilli-Chalange.
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Old 02-09-08, 04:49 PM   #7
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It got up to 35 last monday and tuesday and the roads were finally clear of slush, and I got the first two rides of the year in. Since then we've had 10 more inches of snow. 80 degrees eh. Prepare to be envious my $#*.
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I would love to see a temp above 50 at present. Getting close at around 45 tomorrow- so the TCR is set up with the hill climbing Gears- it has been polished to get rid of the oil marks on the white bits (Again) I hate white. And I have dug out the long sleeve light fleece to put under the windproof top coat. All I have to do now is find the energy for the planned ride.
I can imagine riding in the British Isles, for me, would take a big jump in my commitment level.
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Old 02-09-08, 04:59 PM   #9
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Here in the Rock it's 67 degrees and just a few clouds! Wonderful!

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Old 02-09-08, 05:08 PM   #10
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Old 02-09-08, 05:23 PM   #12
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A few scenes from today's ride. The last scene is a "MUP," well, actually a way to ride over the freeway.
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Old 02-09-08, 06:12 PM   #14
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I'm about to cycle up for the first time in several weeks. I have to pick out just the right short sleeved jersey because the temperature is 80 degrees. I have to find my sunscreen, which is around here somewhere. I must remember to take plenty of water. Where are those sunglasses?

Oh, the humanity!
Yeah, but just think. This August your temperature will still be 80 degrees but ours will be 97 degrees with about 90 percent humidity.
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Old 02-09-08, 06:15 PM   #15
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Thanks for the pictures and reports. I am reaching that sad point where memories of good riding weather are beginning to fade.
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Old 02-09-08, 06:18 PM   #16
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Does the phrase "Bugger Off" strike a chord??
It might actually make it to double digits here tomorrow, and its been slush riding all week, though I did see a bright light in the sky for a half hour or so this afternoon, I think its called the Sun, but its been so long I'm not sure...
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Old 02-09-08, 06:27 PM   #17
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I lived in both Indiana and Colorado. I was not a cyclist then. Good thing, I don't know how I would have survived the winters.

I now live in Central Texas (Leander, northwest of Austin). Went out for a wonderful club ride today. Sunny, 76 degrees, 11% RH, light winds. Yup, something can be said for living in the south and being a cyclist.

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A few scenes from today's ride. The last scene is an "MUP," well, actually a way to ride over the freeway.


Um, you win. I'm envious.
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Old 02-09-08, 06:48 PM   #19
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That's a good lookin' group, BD. I love the expression on the little girl's face in front with the purple bike


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A few scenes from today's ride. The last scene is a "MUP," well, actually a way to ride over the freeway.
I think it's time all of us suffering through this winter weather to visit DG!!

I will get a few days break from the cold weather as I'm leaving for Florida Wednesday
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Old 02-09-08, 07:03 PM   #21
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That's a good lookin' group, BD. I love the expression on the little girl's face in front with the purple bike
She must be upset on account of her purple sneakers being unavailable.

Great group pic...must have been a great ride.
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Old 02-09-08, 08:43 PM   #23
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I've gotta side w/ BIKENC on this'n. 80 is almost too warm for cycling. ...and WAY too warm for XC skiing. #2 son and I broke out the touring boards and did about 5 miles today. Perfect blue sky weather, and views of the Cascades that a lot of folks would kill for.

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Heh heh! We broke a sweat today riding in almost-80 degrees with a deep blue sky and lots of snow still on the mountains. Lots of riders out including a gal wearing short shorts, a mid-rift top (or was it a sports bra?).
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80, eh? That's warmer than my favorite riding temps, but still within my comfort zone. I'm okay up to about 86-87. We are still about 4 months from temps in the 80s.

I would love for it to be 50. Really looking forward to when we get that warm. Our average high hits 50 on March 28th, but we usually get a few days at 50+ before then. I think the last time we hit 50 was in early November. Tomorrow I would love for it to be 20.

Our average highs are 70+ from May 14 thorugh Sept 28, or 4 and a half months of 70s & 80s.
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