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Old 12-11-07, 03:37 PM   #26
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Sounds good. I try to ride whenever I can on weekends, I haven't gotten to for the last few though due to holidays, weather, etc. Last one I did was one of Bikin Bobs Waddell's winter rides. Great ride, a number of people took part, only downside was that it started out of Canal Winchester so I had to drive a little bit to get to the start. Here is a link if you want to check them out.

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Ya I saw that sight. I didn't know if you had to be associated with a club or jsut show up. I also ride with the COTT group http://www.cott.us/ when I can. They are planning a New Years Day Ride as long as the weather isn't to bad.
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Wow! What a contrast compared to what we've had the last few weeks. Temps in the 60's. Had a nice tailwind ridin' home this aftn. Lots of folks out enjoying the balmy temps. Came upon the Olentangy Bikepath as I crossed the river on 161 and saw a biker all decked out in his riding gear. Where was he last Wed when we had 4" of snow. You don't need no stinkin' trainer, get some gear and ride in the cold!!
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Old 12-12-07, 09:19 AM   #28
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Ya I saw that sight. I didn't know if you had to be associated with a club or jsut show up. I also ride with the COTT group http://www.cott.us/ when I can. They are planning a New Years Day Ride as long as the weather isn't to bad.
The COTT site looks interesting, I haven't been there before I think I will spend some time looking over it. As for Bikin Bob's rides, you do not have to be a member of the Ohio Randonneurs, just need to show up. The rides have multiple mileage options and I saw a good mix of ability levels on the last one I did. Bob usually throws in some good hills so you wont get to cold either!
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The COTT site looks interesting, I haven't been there before I think I will spend some time looking over it. As for Bikin Bob's rides, you do not have to be a member of the Ohio Randonneurs, just need to show up. The rides have multiple mileage options and I saw a good mix of ability levels on the last one I did. Bob usually throws in some good hills so you wont get to cold either!
The COTT people are mostly triathlon people but all levels of bike riders show for the rides. They have weekly 30 to 35 mile no drop rides in the nicer weather for all levels. Weekend are more 50 to 100 mile rides. All over Columbus area and Granville. Nice routes out there.
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Old 12-13-07, 09:41 AM   #30
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Olentangy Bike Path

Does anybody know how to get from the Northmoor Park parking lot to the trail after you have to use the streets to get to Clinton Como Park. What street do you use to get back on the trail?
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milton ave to go north and south, follow bike path signs for the turn off, isnt hard, just stay parallel with the river
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Old 12-13-07, 02:19 PM   #32
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Hi, I am out here too, in the Worthington area. I am in extreme need of motivation--I have a strong hibernation gene, I think, & haven't been on the bike for weeks. Mostly ride any & all of the bike paths, like long rides & would like to try some off-trail routes outside of the city. I need to connect with some other riders of my ability level -- I will check out those websites mentioned above....
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Old 12-13-07, 05:13 PM   #33
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I'm here in Powell.
Do most of my riding around Alum Creek or Delaware or up along the Scioto.
Well, did most of my riding.....I've decided that I'm not going back out until the weather turns. I've had too many rides in the cold and wet.
Anybody else XC ski in Highbanks? The 3 or 4 days a year when it's possible.
See you in March (maybe Feb.).
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Old 12-13-07, 05:33 PM   #34
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I'm here in Powell.
Do most of my riding around Alum Creek or Delaware or up along the Scioto.
Well, did most of my riding.....I've decided that I'm not going back out until the weather turns. I've had too many rides in the cold and wet.
Anybody else XC ski in Highbanks? The 3 or 4 days a year when it's possible.
See you in March (maybe Feb.).
Let me know when you are back out. I live in Powell also.
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Anybody riding this weekend. Sat. suppose to be in the 50's.
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Got to work at the bike shop this Saturday
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So what bike shop do all you Columbus riders use??? And why that one?
I use A Gear Higher and Bike Source in Westerville and that is because of location and friendlyness.
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Old 12-24-07, 07:32 AM   #38
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So what bike shop do all you Columbus riders use??? And why that one?
I use A Gear Higher and Bike Source in Westerville and that is because of location and friendlyness.
I use Bike Source in Dublin. I get 10% off service and merchandise because I belong to COTT. www.cott.us
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Rode this morning. 27f. Not bad. This aftn on the way home I rode thru Sharon Woods. I saw another hearty soul out riding, with a few walkers. The Park is nice this time of year. Very quiet. The woods are nice with the bare trees and leaves on the ground. Supposed to get more cold temps this week. Dress up and Ride!
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I had the day off today. I still went out and did some running around. Switched to the snow studs. Rode up the Alum Creek bikepath all the way up to Giant Eagle on Maxtown Rd. The path was un-plowed but the riding was good. I probably could have done without the studs. But I figure if the only time I put knobbies on the bike is for snow then I may as well have studs on them. After all, most of the time your on snow you have to deal with slick spots and hard pack. The weather wasn't too bad. When I left around 11am it was 18f. But according to the thermometer on my bike it had warmed up to about 22f-25f. On the way back, once in town I moved over to State St. and rode thru town to let the cagers know what they were missing.
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In dublin, north of columbus.
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Hooray! for sunshine. The snow is melting,at least on the roads. Which means I can go back to my road tires. I really dread riding on the Studs. Feels as if I'm pulling a load on the bike. Looks like we're having our typical up-and-down weather pattern. But its still early in the winter season. Not looking forward to what Feb. has to offer. Getting used to this winter ridin' thing.
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I rode the olentangy trail today. There were alot of people riding.

It was a bad day for me though, I flated 5 times, and finally made the call of shame.
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I live in the Westerville area. I got a chance to ride once in December when the temps got into the 50s. Come on spring!
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I rode the olentangy trail today. There were alot of people riding.

It was a bad day for me though, I flated 5 times, and finally made the call of shame.

Sorry about your luck today. I did 23miles on the traiil today. Was crowded though, tough to keep a good pace.
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Anyone in Columbus?
I'm in Columbus too.

I commute 14 miles every day from Hilliard to downtown and have only missed 3 days since July5th. I see a number of other commuters so I know there are a number of us out there.

I talked to one who commutes Plain City to OSU. I think he said he was getting close to 50 miles a day. Then there is this older (looking) gentleman who has legs of steel. I can keep up with him for a while but he just spins a little faster and eventually drops me. I talked to him briefly and he's been doing this for 15 years. Makes me feel a little better.
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I live in the Westerville area. I got a chance to ride once in December when the temps got into the 50s. Come on spring!
Come on... Suck it up and get out there. Layer the clothes and after the first mile or so it's not bad. Watch the wind chill. At 9 degrees a week or so ago it was a little hard on the nose.
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I'm here in Columbus too. Live in Dublin, work at OSU. I commute a couple days each week - about 27 miles RT. Too many roller miles lately and not enough on the road.
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Got out yesterday (Sat.) for 24 miles. New Albany to Grandville and back. Great weather.
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I'm here in Columbus too. Live in Dublin, work at OSU. I commute a couple days each week - about 27 miles RT. Too many roller miles lately and not enough on the road.
What road do you take to commute? I'm in Dublin and have wanted to try commuting one of the nicer days but can't think of a decent route.
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