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Old 12-29-10, 07:27 AM   #1
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It's 41F at 6:30am with a high forecat of 52F - what shall I do?

But, it is a bit windy (6-12 mph). It is forecast for a 70% chance of snow tomorrow with a high of 22 and a low of -1F.

Shall I

a. Clean out the garage?

b. Straighten out the basement?

c. Get the spots out of the rug?

d. Get my bicycling clothes on and get the heck off the computer and go for a ride, eating breakfast along the way, with a relaxing swim at the end of the ride?

Decisions, decicions, decisions!!
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Old 12-29-10, 07:45 AM   #2
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I go for D, except I'm taking care of a sick wife, she's got a really MEAN virus thing! It's a bummer as you said, looks like the last semi-decent day to RIDE!
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The kindest thing that you can do for your wife is to go for a ride today. Otherwise she'll have to put up with you being grouchy all day tomorrow because you missed out on the nice day.
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I actually work with people who wouldn't even consider "D" as an option!!

Those poor lost souls.
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Old 12-29-10, 08:25 AM   #5
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Since there isn't an "all of the above" option, I'll take D. Looks like there is going to be a window for outside riding here today too. Possibly even tomorrow before weather sweeps in from the west. Must take the camera....

If I can sneak in 25 mi. I will meet my goal for the year! Note to self: Must watch for skaty patches on the MUPs.
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This time of the year requires us to ride when possible. Do you think the weather will stay pleasent during January?

Time spent riding a bike is not subtracted from your lifespan. Those chores will kill you, however.

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"The kindest thing that you can do for your wife is to go for a ride today. Otherwise she'll have to put up with you being grouchy all day tomorrow because you missed out on the nice day." I second the motion My wife says she can tell the difference if I miss a day on the bike. Tim
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Posting on phone ffrom bkfst in middle of ride. Chose d of course. Beautiful sunrise. Bye all of you who have to work today!!

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Shall I

a. Clean out the garage?

b. Straighten out the basement?

c. Get the spots out of the rug?

d. Get my bicycling clothes on and get the heck off the computer and go for a ride, eating breakfast along the way, with a relaxing swim at the end of the ride?

Decisions, decicions, decisions!!
My garage is hopeless, I don't have a basement and floors are hardwood so it would be 'D' for me

We're expecting good weather Friday - 50F and cloudy. The flurry of emails has already started and a ride is in the planning
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Is there a choice?? Only one option I can see.
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You consider 6-12 mph "windy?"

Definitely D first, they you can do the other stuff.
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Old 12-29-10, 09:00 AM   #12
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But, it is a bit windy (6-12 mph). It is forecast for a 70% chance of snow tomorrow with a high of 22 and a low of -1F.

Shall I

a. Clean out the garage?

b. Straighten out the basement?

c. Get the spots out of the rug?

d. Get my bicycling clothes on and get the heck off the computer and go for a ride, eating breakfast along the way, with a relaxing swim at the end of the ride?

Decisions, decicions, decisions!!
Option d.
Denver will be warmer than Atlanta today and I'm riding.
So get off the computer and get ready to ride.

I'm taking the new bike out for a "test" ride after flipping the stem.
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I do not like this poll. There is not a choice that I like.
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I do not like this poll. There is not a choice that I like.
But, this is about the weather we're living with in the Bay area. For us this is HTFU weather. We're going to head out for a 40 mile ride this morning and (heavens forbid) risk getting wet.
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I figure make hay while the sun shines. Go ride your bike.
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I actually work with people who wouldn't even consider "D" as an option!!

Those poor lost souls.
Amen to that! "D" is the ONLY reasonable answer. You'll have plenty of time for cleanup work while you're waiting for the roads to clear.

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Good one Denver. I'd trade places with you but for tomorrow's forecast. It was 20F at 6:30 here. It's forecast to reach 34F by late this afternoon. I'll have to take off some of the layers I had on this morning. I headed out to work at 6:45 and took this photo when I stopped to get my thermos out of the pack. I forgot my water bottle. So, I had to hit the mid-morning coffee supply I take in with me. Made it in to work by 8:15.
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Old 12-29-10, 10:38 AM   #18
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A ride rewarded with a swim? Hmm...
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It's 41F at 6:30am with a high forecat of 52F - what shall I do?

This is NOT the Colorado I know and love!!


I hope you enjoyed the ride!
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I would say "D". I live on the Western Slopes and the snow is here. We have a couple of inches already and it is pretty steady. I'll bet you see it later today.
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You consider 6-12 mph "windy?"

Definitely D first, they you can do the other stuff.
Actually, what I said was a "bit windy" which is far different than "windy!!

Wind was up to 21 mph gusts by the time I got back. Had GREAT RIDE, GREAT BREAKFAST AND GREAT SWIM.

Here is the morning sunrise as I left the neighborhood onto the trail:

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My only worry is those spots on the carpet

What are they? blobs of MUD from the last ride where you cleaned the bike after the last ride in the warm- no doubt.

So obviously go for a ride- then clean the bike- and then clean the carpet.




And make certain you clean the bike on the same bit of carpet so you do not have double the work.
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Afternoon everyone. New member.

I live in Southwest Florida and believe it or not it was 37 degrees here this morning. I ride with a group of 5-10 oldtimers who all live in the same community three times a week. A typical ride will be 40 miles at an average of 19-21 mph on a good day. There is a bike club in this gated community with about 150 members but only a few of us willing to ride hard (at least by our standards). The youngest in this (A) group is 60, the oldest is 73. (I'm 66...hence the name).

In any case, 37 degrees was no excuse to stay home. Balaclava, booties, wind jacket, tights under bike shorts, full fingered gloves and away we went.
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My only worry is those spots on the carpet
I find that if I keep my glasses dirty and spotty, I can't see the spots on the carpet. Checked out the basement and it is entirely square, so it does not need straightening, and the garage has 2 cars in it, one snow blower, snowshoes, 4 assorted bags of fertilizer and rock salt, 3 trash cans and 7 bicycles, so there is no way I can straighten it up. All problems solved!!

Awaiting big snow blast tomorrow and they are talking about possible record low temps.
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All of the above, starting with D
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