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    First outdoor ride of the year!

    After 490 very boring trainer miles since 1 Jan, I finally got to ride outdoors today. 26 miles, a whopping 670 feet of climbing and an astonishing 18.6 mph average. Going to be a long slog till summer.

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    Your ride today is reason to celebrate. And, 490 trainer miles must have made the ride today seem easier than just not riding at all. Glad you got off the trainer for at least one ride. Summer will come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    Summer will come.
    I sure hope so. Up here at 7200 feet it takes a while!

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    Your trainer moves?
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Congratulations!

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    Saw no other cyclists today and about 20 cars; despite starting and ending at home (in town). Nice to be retired and be able to ride at 1 p.m. in a town of 25,000.

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    Glad you were able to finally ride outdoors!!

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    p.s. Also installed one of these little gems and once adjusted, worked surprisingly well!


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    I should be able to get outside this weekend, finally! The ice really has clung to the secondary roads this winter.
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    Been able to ride all winter but SOMETIMES- I wish I hadn't. The attachment is not a bad blurred pic- It is the rain coming down- That was a wet and windy ride.

    Wonder if its worth getting a trainer- Just to save me sprouting webbed feet
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Wonder if its worth getting a trainer- Just to save me sprouting webbed feet

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    I can't recall a week so far this year I was not able to get in a ride, mostly on weekends. Doing an organized metric this Saturday with a forecast of overnight low of 57 and a high of 72 with a slight chance of rain. We'll ride rain or shine.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Been able to ride all winter but SOMETIMES- I wish I hadn't. The attachment is not a bad blurred pic- It is the rain coming down- That was a wet and windy ride.

    Wonder if its worth getting a trainer- Just to save me sprouting webbed feet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    I thought you were a reasonably intelligent man until I saw the shorts -- now I know you're daft!
    I was on the camera. This was me later in the ride. Note the Full waterproof Goretex top that works
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    I thought you were a reasonably intelligent man until I saw the shorts -- now I know you're daft!
    Sooo...now we find out it wasn't him. He was on the camera and NOT riding bare legged. It still doesn't necessarily mean he's not daft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    I can't recall a week so far this year I was not able to get in a ride, mostly on weekends. Doing an organized metric this Saturday with a forecast of overnight low of 57 and a high of 72 with a slight chance of rain. We'll ride rain or shine.
    I still hate all you guys!

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