Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

View Poll Results: When was the last time you rode your bike?
I rode within the past 24 hours. 71 60.68%
I rode within the past 48 hours. 15 12.82%
I rode within the past 7 days. 18 15.38%
I haven't ridden in over 1 month. 13 11.11%
Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-05-05, 08:59 PM   #1
Portis
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Home alone
Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
Posts: 6,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know some of you are in mild climates and weather is seldom a problem for riding. However some are afflicted with Winter and take different approaches to dealing with it. Some ride right on through the nasty stuff (me) and some hang their bike in the garage until Winter is over.

And yes, riding a trainer counts.

When was the last time you were on your steed?
Portis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 09:07 PM   #2
randya
Senior Member
 
randya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Bikes: who cares?
Posts: 13,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Portland Oregon is good for riding 365 days a year, if you don't mind riding in the rain occasionally. About every 10 years or so we get enough snow to keep me off my bike for a couple of days.
randya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 09:10 PM   #3
XzEn54321
Now with suspension!
 
XzEn54321's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mill Valey, CA
Bikes: '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
Posts: 192
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Today, to school, to the doc, then up to my house.
Happy because I can now climb the whole way without using my inner chainring.
It is very wet here right now BTW
XzEn54321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 09:29 PM   #4
my58vw
Meow!
 
my58vw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
Posts: 6,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Little 30 miler before school... 70 + mintues scheduled for the trainer tonight. The weather is on and off now, raining one day, sunny the next... lovely.
__________________
Just your average club rider... :)
my58vw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 10:12 PM   #5
B10Cycle
Permanent Amateur Mark
 
B10Cycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes: Specialized Allez, Nishiki MTB
Posts: 349
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hate winter in DC. It's dark when I'm at home and it's cold and nasty. That's not my biggest reason for not riding now though. I have a commitment to my wrestling team which occupies a lot of my time and almost all of my athletic energies from November through February. I'm lucky if I'm home by 630/7 at night and then I have to do a bunch of homework till late at night. There just don't seem to be enough hours in a day sometimes, especially when I'd like to try and squeeze in a few miles on the bike.

For now I'll just dream of the warm days of Spring and DC's 95 degree summer days with 95% humidity...mmmm that would feel pretty nice right about now. I'm just a warm weather person I guess, I would rather be sweating it out on the steamiest of summer days than shivering on even a slightly nippy winter ride.
B10Cycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 10:26 PM   #6
Fugazi Dave
Beausage is Beautiful
 
Fugazi Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: 2006 Langster, which I actually like.
Posts: 5,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rode yesterday in the freezing rain and wrote this when I got home. I wish I could ride every day, but since I got back to Missouri it's maybe once every week or more if I'm lucky. I have to drive ten miles just to get to an area where I actually feel safe to ride. I really miss riding in Chicago, taxis and all.
__________________
photo otaku | flickr | davidrmunson
Fugazi Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 10:33 PM   #7
55/Rad
Senior Member
 
55/Rad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Seven Axiom
Posts: 11,696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Did the standard 20 mile up and down commute this evening. Even had a couple guys tagging along at one point. 35 degrees and dry. Nice.

55/Rad
__________________
55/Rad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 11:32 PM   #8
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
Posts: 4,395
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2-15 minutes road on mtb. Not cold, -3 or something.
jeff williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 12:40 AM   #9
Saudade
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There's a gap in your poll between 7 days and 1 month.
Saudade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 12:51 AM   #10
Bekologist
totally louche
 
Bekologist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
Posts: 18,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nine this evening after an hour ride home. It was in the mid twenties though, so really quite mild. And dry.
Bekologist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 02:04 AM   #11
wunder
Senior Member
 
wunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ND
Bikes:
Posts: 265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Went for a little cruise yesterday afternoon. Just rolled through the surrounding neighborhoods.
wunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 02:15 AM   #12
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 15,061
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Within the last 72 hours, I've been rather busy.
__________________
Raiyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 05:29 AM   #13
cchandler
Senior Member
 
cchandler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Georgia
Bikes:
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Upper 60s in Atlanta. Absolutely beautiful weather. I've been riding over at Stone Mountain Park every evening.
cchandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 05:50 AM   #14
mirona
I can't find my pants
 
mirona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: UMASS, Amherst/ Swick, MA
Bikes: 07 Specialized Langster Comp,06 Kona King Zing, 06 Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc; 03 LOOK KG461;(destroyed by suv); 85 Panasonic Team America; 73 Peugeot U0-8; 94 Balance Super B BMX; 04 Diamondback Outlook MTB, Diamondback DBR DH
Posts: 2,331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I put the road bike up on the trainer and take the BMX bike out on the trails when there's some snow cover. Pretty much ride everyday, just not as far as in the summer/spring/autumn.
mirona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 09:33 AM   #15
Portis
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Home alone
Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
Posts: 6,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saudade
There's a gap in your poll between 7 days and 1 month.
What i was trying to discover was how many people that frequent these forums are actually riding a lot this time of year as opposed to just talking about riding. I am not concerned with the intervals so much.

It is very interesting to see how many people have ridden in the past 24 hours. That's great!
Portis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 09:41 AM   #16
vtjim
Belt drive!
 
vtjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Bikes: 2011 Trek Soho DLX
Posts: 2,614
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Do commuters count? I last rode about 3 hours ago. It was 14F degrees.
vtjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 12:45 PM   #17
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Too freaking long, seriously. I hope to get some riding in in squamish where there is still no snow.
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 01:12 PM   #18
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 33,867
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
Spent 45 minutes on the trainer last night and 20 minutes commuting to work this morning.
caloso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 02:16 PM   #19
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh if a trainer counts then last night. I just tend not to count that as a ride.
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 02:55 PM   #20
KevinmH9
Senior Member
 
KevinmH9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Hampshire
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix
Posts: 352
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ahhhhh!!!! It's killing me I haven't been on my bike since Thanksgiving but then I only rode a very short distance because wind + cold air = windchills and that never means anything good for a cyclist. My last real ride was probably back in August. I can deffinatly say that the biking withdrawl symptoms are at their highest right now.
KevinmH9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 03:03 PM   #21
tulip
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Out there, on my bike
Bikes:
Posts: 5,421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Put fenders on my bike last night, so I have no excuse this winter. They kept my backside dry on today's commute. I ride because I can.
tulip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 03:25 PM   #22
LY2KW
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Bikes:
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just got back from a ride. The winter in Lithuania is unusually warm this year, slightly above freezing point for over two weeks now. Could not resist a temptation to try the fancy Cateye's rear blinkie that I received in the mail today, did my usual commute to work, saw some suburban areas, visited local parks. A computer read 104km, pretty nice - happened to do another metric century this year! Back to regular business next week, the pace will definitely slow down.
LY2KW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 03:33 PM   #23
Crown Royal
Bike to die
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Minneapolis
Bikes: Salsa Las Cruces, Giant 870 mb, Trek 7500, Specialized Rockhopper, Trek 900 tandem
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rode 15 miles last night. It was about 8 degrees. I wasn't cold but the wind was kind of rugged.
Crown Royal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 03:38 PM   #24
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
I definitely spend more time on these forums than on the saddle. I need help.
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 04:14 PM   #25
Portis
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Home alone
Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
Posts: 6,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I rode about 4 hours ago. 5 F and sunshine. 0 face plants. Ice and snow on everything. It took me 1 hr and 55 minutes to go 20 miles. I headed out into the rural countryside to join the cows and wildlife for awhile. It is strange how the untreated gravel roads out in the county are much easier to navigate than the treated city streets. Wierd... I had the studded tires down to 22 lbs and with the snow it made for a long but very enjoyable ride.

And to think....today was supposed to be my day off from riding?
Portis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:21 PM.