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    Senior Member bgilchrist's Avatar
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    A Great Day for Biking

    So, given that there seems to be alot of negative themed posts recently ( last ebay purchase, rants, etc), not that that's a bad thing, just an observation. Now time for a positive thread about a great day for biking ( interrupted by 8 hour of work).

    -Slept in a little bit ( mmmmm....sleep)
    - 15.5 km ride to work in 13 C weather, traffic was light, people were giving me room - YAAY! even with the headwind, I was > 28 km/h
    - 15.5 km ride home from work in 23 C, light crosswind I was > 28 km/h again. YAAY!!
    - Change cycling jersey, pack camel back, switch to full suspension bike
    -Bike 7 km to meeting place for group ride (everyone else drove - HA!)
    - 3 hours of trail riding over some really muddy trails - MUD IS FUN!!!!
    - bike another 7km home from group ride.

    Great day for riding, great group ride - new XT crankset is awesome!

    Not so good things: I really need new tires, and I don't think the wife is going to be too happy when she sees the amount of mud I tracked into the house.

    I love biking!

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    Squirrelly Member trsidn's Avatar
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    wow.... 13C
    more like 30C here....
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Senior Member bgilchrist's Avatar
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    Yeah, our summer is sucking! usually the daily high is 26 C. All we have had this summer is rain and cold.

    The weathermen are so bad that they can't get a forecast right 12 hours in advance!

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    Cries on hills supton's Avatar
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    Don't even remind me. Was at the Cape for vacation all last week. Beautiful weather; no rain, not too hot, did 160 miles of biking, including my first metric century. This week has been hard coming back to normal life...
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    i'm not too keen on riding the roads anymore 'cause of this weather. 30 C days + high humidity + poor air quality + winds + hills = choking ride.

    don't mind the heat so much, or the hills, but i hate humidity, smoggy air, and winds (especially winds). gosh... all headwind going to the half-way point in your loops, then it changes and it's all head-winds the way back .

    Riding the trails is still fun, though! Wind doesn't matter there, as the trees protect you
    -- Zan

    "Every dog needs a squeak toy."

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