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Old 12-06-08, 09:19 AM   #1
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What a difference a day makes?

Our Saturday Breakfast ride this morning was a few riders short, usually we have 7 or 8, today it was 3
the temps were 17degrees,wind chill 9 degrees,wind south south west at 20+mph,snowing but no road cover.It was a great ride once you learned how to lean into the wind!We did the short rt of 7 miles up and back,had a great breakfast and a slow ride home, we stayed plenty warm,just the wind was a killer.i sent a (missing man formation) e-mail to all the people who didn't show,he he, i do things like that!Tomorrow is another day/ride...enjoy your winter!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-08, 10:20 AM   #2
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enjoy your winter!!!!!!
It's 23F, 15mph winds and snowing in this part of Ohio.....think I'll stay indoors today

I've found I just don't enjoy riding in cold weather anymore
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Old 12-06-08, 11:27 AM   #3
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I've found I just don't enjoy riding in cold weather anymore
I thought I was the only one who felt that way.
Of course you have to understand in Atlanta a cold day is 45F (7C).
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Old 12-06-08, 12:21 PM   #4
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Beverly, you don't think you could get that footbike out for a spin around the block? hahahah!
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Old 12-06-08, 12:32 PM   #5
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I thought I was the only one who felt that way.
Of course you have to understand in Atlanta a cold day is 45F (7C).
If it was 45F I would be outside riding
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Old 12-06-08, 12:35 PM   #6
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Beverly, you don't think you could get that footbike out for a spin around the block? hahahah!
At the present it's buried behind furniture and boxes in the garage. I'm painting and re-carpeting the bedrooms and I needed some place to store things. I made sure the other bikes were still accessible....just in case we get some warmer weather
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Old 12-06-08, 12:56 PM   #7
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Meh. My bike club cancels group rides if it's raining or the temps are less than 40. It was darn close to 40 today and the club prez talked about giving out icicle patches to commemorate the temps.

*sigh*... Texans.....

I rode to work all week with temps down to the mid-20s.
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After my 40-miler out to the beach this morning, I was going to jump in the pool for a few laps to cool off, just to say that I did. I didn't, because I had to get to work cleaning up the place for my boy's 17th birthday party this evening (and, truth be told, it was a bit cool). But I could have. Just thought you all would like to know.
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Old 12-06-08, 02:05 PM   #9
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Yes, from one day to another the riding conditions can change...i too keep the bike handy for the good riding days. My low riding temp so far is about 40...that is if I am not too busy working.
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Old 12-06-08, 02:31 PM   #10
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Sorry, I don't mean to rub it in, but I just can't resist because today's ride was perfect - 20 degrees C (what's that, low 70s F?), a little breeze, clouds in the sky which are so rare here and really beautiful, watched the sun set over a calm sea between the palms.

Did a metric century this morning as the sun was coming up, back for lunch and a nap, and another this late afternoon/evening as the sun was going down. Truly a joy. Up tomorrow at 8 (I'm on holiday) to try an imperial century.

Ok, I'll stop now. (Heh heh)
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Old 12-06-08, 03:22 PM   #11
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Sorry, I don't mean to rub it in, but I just can't resist because today's ride was perfect - 20 degrees C (what's that, low 70s F?), a little breeze, clouds in the sky which are so rare here and really beautiful, watched the sun set over a calm sea between the palms.

Did a metric century this morning as the sun was coming up, back for lunch and a nap, and another this late afternoon/evening as the sun was going down. Truly a joy. Up tomorrow at 8 (I'm on holiday) to try an imperial century.

Ok, I'll stop now. (Heh heh)
Don'rt worry- just wait till the Humidity rises to higher than the temp in F. Then see how you like it

Just got back from my neices wedding. 110 mile drive in 2 hours and the last 30 miles on backroads with dampness and a temp of 30F. Will warm up by 9 tomorrow morning to above freezing so the planned bike ride is on.
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My 33-mile ride late this morning started at 35 and ended at 45 F, so not too bad. I just wish it would be a bit warmer like it is supposed to be. This weather for the last few weeks has more like January weather. Right now it is close to my limit around 32-35 F. I know, I know, I have it easy compared to Wisconsin.
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