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Old 12-31-06, 11:40 PM   #1
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First ride 2007

12:15am EST.

OK it was only a little over 3 miles in a nearby development, but I still went.

22F out. There were a few frozen puddles.
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Were you wearing that heavy-duty winter-wear scuba get-up?
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Old 12-31-06, 11:45 PM   #3
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Goggles, balaclava, no face mask. I probably didn't need the goggles but my face was comfy.
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Old 12-31-06, 11:45 PM   #4
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I'd ride, but I'm still sick.

WTF.
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Old 12-31-06, 11:46 PM   #5
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Just posted our first ride of 2007!
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Old 12-31-06, 11:47 PM   #6
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I'm a little bummed that bikejournal is still showing 2006 data. I want to see where I'm at for 2007!
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Just a little over three miles?
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Yeah, I didn't want to fight with the crazies on the road.

Besides, its been a whole year since I last rode...2006 ya know?
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Likely not till march at the earliest. To much snow.

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My first ride? As soon as I can hook up with flyingscotsman to get my tire back on my wheel. I'm afraid even he will have to call in the kilted reserves to help!
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Simple solution...buy a new bike! It will have two new tires with new tubes already installed.

OK, next problem?
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Simple solution...buy a new bike! It will have two new tires with new tubes already installed.

OK, next problem?
Or simply learn how to do it yourself. It ain't hard.
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Old 01-01-07, 12:12 AM   #13
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PS at least you are biking in something remotely cold. -5c is a respectable temp to be out in. Most people whine at 5c which is shorts weather
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Or simply learn how to do it yourself. It ain't hard.
Yes. Old Weinmann 630 wheels. Modern tires. A real sunuvabaitch.

Everything between gettin' the cursed thing off and gettin' it back on, as you so astutely point out, "ain't hard."

I've ordered a nifty little tire jack:
http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...&item_id=KS-TJ

But won't have it 'til the ninth.

Yes, R-dad, I'm gonna be buying a new roadbike soon. And then this sweet beater is going on the trainer!
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Old 01-01-07, 12:43 AM   #15
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haha sorry didn't mean to stir some feathers, I was kidding. I deal with dh race tires, amongst the loosest on the planet. My fiance can take them off by hand.
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haha sorry didn't mean to stir some feathers, I was kidding. I deal with dh race tires, amongst the loosest on the planet. My fiance can take them off by hand.
No feathers ruffled. That sunuvabaitch was aimed at the bleepin' wheel/tire interface.

Yeah, I look forward to getting my new roadbike. With modern wheels. And modern tires. And no more fingernails turned backwards.

It's all good.
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someday, someone will make a tire remover for bikes, commercial for public. You roadies need it
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I'm gonna pass on the 2007 ride, Im afraid portis brought his rain up to us
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I think I'll pass on a ride today. Freezing rain outside.
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You know, they make a pill for that. I'm sure your fiance will appreciate it too.
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I'd love to go out but with having a cold and it being cold rain weather... no thanks, don't want pneumonia!
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An hour and 45 minutes on the mountain bike this morning. Rode most of my hangover away thankfully. I was reminded of the rolling resistance of studded tires. Between the deep snow yesterday, and the studded tires today, my legs have been adequately zonked.
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Thanks I will take that into consideration next time I finish a 26.
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Nach... Any time. What are friends for.
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35 miles this morning, start time was 9:00, 43 degrees, and no rain. Maybe 100 riders, and a fast pace.
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