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Old 11-30-08, 10:06 AM   #1
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When the serviceroad ain't been serviced

Started out without any snow at home and met up with a bit more than i had reckoned with. Met the plough about halfway and from there the ride was just great. At the regular forest cabinstop I met up with a really nice 50 year old who had struggled the same road as I. He was an old speedskater who had just last year taken up his old sport . He was planning on going to Calgary this winter to try and go under 7 minutes for the 5000 meter. We had a nice talkative ride back to Oslo on newly ploughed roads.
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No, nada, no way, negatory, not going to happen, never and did I say no.....

Beautiful picture, best seen hanging on a wall........near the fireplace.........above the hot coco.........yes I'm a wus.....
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Old 11-30-08, 10:40 AM   #3
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No, nada, no way, negatory, not going to happen, never and did I say no.....

Beautiful picture, best seen hanging on a wall........near the fireplace.........above the hot coco.........yes I'm a wus.....
I'm with you 100%. The only thing I venture outdoors for during this type of weather is to get the mail

Great picture!
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You're making me jealous. Lots of snow in the air so far this year, but nothing to speak of on the ground. Took my studded snow tires off the other day.

The flurries earlier this morning have now turned to sleet. I hate sleet.
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I guess I dont feel so bad from getting caught in the Rain/snow mix flurries yesterday! Thats a lot of snow, what was the temperature like?
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Temperature was just around freezing so that was no problem. The 3 mile with this much snow was pretty hopeless but this is my regular forest loop so I knew things would get better. (and instead of pie we have these great round waffles served with raspberry jam and sour cream to look foreward to at the forest cabin where I later took a break)
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We rarely have snow down in this corner of the UK. But Conditions like that and it is mountain bike time. May be cold but you can be as bold as you like and it doesn't hurt untill you hit a tree.

Last time we had snow was in December 05 and I could not believe that no-one else was up on the hills. Then the chain broke and I had to call for recovery.(No Chain tool that day)
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Lovely picture. Makes me want to get back into Nordic skiing.
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Oh my, what a lovely scene--and Stapfam's too. Thank you both for the photos.
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Oh my, what a lovely scene--and Stapfam's too. Thank you both for the photos.
There is something magical about Snow. It looks fantastic but there is a side to it that you do not realise when you start. You wrap up warm- put an extra pair of gloves on but it looks like plodderslusk found it aswell. All that snow coming up from the road and getting between the frame and the wheels makes a bike heavy. And the feet!!!!!!! They get wet and cold very quickly and the thought of another 3 hours riding changes your ideas very quickly.
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Nice photograph - makes me feel chilly, though...

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That is a nice photograph. I was raised in Nortern Indiana and spent the early part of my career working outside even during the winters. Now that I have lived in Florida for over 30 years I won't ride if it is much under 45 degrees.
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There is something magical about Snow. It looks fantastic but there is a side to it that you do not realise when you start. You wrap up warm- put an extra pair of gloves on but it looks like plodderslusk found it aswell. All that snow coming up from the road and getting between the frame and the wheels makes a bike heavy. And the feet!!!!!!! They get wet and cold very quickly and the thought of another 3 hours riding changes your ideas very quickly.
Alas, I know. And of course very quickly there's ice and soot and embedded (soon almost archaeological) trash and so on, plus (if it's here in Buffalo) gloom rather than sunshine, and wind. But I love the photos anyway.
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Great till you get passed by some snarkey XC ski-types! Seriously, anyone who ventures out on "the road' in those conditions has earned the title "Cyclist".
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Beautiful picture, and a great riminder that the winter cycling season is on its way! It goes without saying, though, that the scenery here in the DC area is nothing like that.

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I rode a trail like that once I could see my heart beating on the outside of my chest. I stopped before it exploded.
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Lovely picture. Makes me want to get back into Nordic skiing.

The main reason for snow is the joy of glisse.
Snow and ice do not favor wheels.
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You're making me jealous. Lots of snow in the air so far this year, but nothing to speak of on the ground. Took my studded snow tires off the other day.

The flurries earlier this morning have now turned to sleet. I hate sleet.
I'm sure that it is coming your way. It started snowing a fine wet snow late Saturday night and is still snowing the same fine snow early this morning. There has to be 5-6" outside by looking at my deck. It is supposed to stop some time this AM.

Oh, and to original poster: That's hard core!
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Beautiful picture, best seen hanging on a wall........near the fireplace.........above the hot coco.........yes I'm a wus.....
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It doesn't snow like that in the south.
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It's not in the league of P-Slusk, but here I am a couple of years ago before I moved out of snow country. Hey! I wore that jersey today!

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is it the sound of
a single snowflake falling
or a broken hip?
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There was a time when I did not mind that kind of riding but these days do not enjoy the cold at all...however that waffle with fruit sounds close ennough like pie to me.
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