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Old 01-30-10, 07:29 AM   #1
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No 5-6 hour rides this weekend!!

Unless the sun comes out and melts this blanket of snow and now sleet. I'm not Will D that can ride a trainer for that long either..........at least we've avoided the stuff sticking to trees. Sounds like BikeWNC might have gotten a little harsher version though.

How am I ever going to get back into riding shape??? Global warming strikes again..........
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Old 01-30-10, 08:26 AM   #2
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studded touring tires will get you back on the road. I've been riding 1 - 2 days a week since November. it's not a lot but it's something you know?
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Old 01-30-10, 08:48 AM   #3
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Last week on the Outer Banks was beautiful. Today we have a couple of inches of some white stuff that we're not very use to seeing around here.
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Unless the sun comes out and melts this blanket of snow and now sleet. I'm not Will D that can ride a trainer for that long either..........at least we've avoided the stuff sticking to trees. Sounds like BikeWNC might have gotten a little harsher version though.

How am I ever going to get back into riding shape??? Global warming strikes again..........
I am a little east of him, I think. We got about 6-7 inches. It has stopped for the present. I might get in 2 hours of shovel work later today
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I'm just 10 miles shy of 600 miles for January, so I am thinking about getting out on my mountain bike. I rarely ever ride it and the tires are flat, but it's got knobbies and should do fine in the snow/sleet. Last weekend it was looking like topping 600 would be a piece of cake but the snowstorm threw a wrinkle in my plans. I've never topped 600 in January before, largely due to weather.

We had probably 4" of snow on the ground when I woke up about 6 am, but it soon turned to sleet. The sleet has been coming down hard at times but just seems to pack down the snow. It will take a while to melt based on previous sleet storms we have had and the forecast for chilly temps the next couple of days.
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I'm just 10 miles shy of 600 miles for January, so I am thinking about getting out on my mountain bike. I rarely ever ride it and the tires are flat, but it's got knobbies and should do fine in the snow/sleet. Last weekend it was looking like topping 600 would be a piece of cake but the snowstorm threw a wrinkle in my plans. I've never topped 600 in January before, largely due to weather.

We had probably 4" of snow on the ground when I woke up about 6 am, but it soon turned to sleet. The sleet has been coming down hard at times but just seems to pack down the snow. It will take a while to melt based on previous sleet storms we have had and the forecast for chilly temps the next couple of days.
Precip tapering here so look for a total of about 5-6 hours of sleet.
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Glad we don't have the frozen stuff down this far. Cold, windy and rainy today, but tomorrow looks good for the 50 mile ride I'm planning.
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We have millimeters and millimeters of snow and ice here just south of the Charlotte beltway, but the hysterics of the local TV news/weather children earlier in the week convinced me to get out Thursday for 40+ so I could get over 600 for January. We should be back on the road Tues or Weds, don't you think???

Hey Joe, let's do a century in February........
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Don't worry- the snow will melt and then get ready and start collecting everything in two's.

Snow has threatened this week but all we have is wet roads. Just ideal for 6am commutes to work with 25degF temps.
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Well, I tried riding and didn't get very far. Even with knobbies on my mountain bike, the wheels kept spinning and I wasn't getting anywhere. Then I fell over trying to turn, and decided it wasn't worth getting injured over. Sleet is different than snow, and much slippier. So I went for a long hike instead.
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