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Old 11-15-07, 04:39 PM   #1
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Columbus Ohio, Any riders out here?

I'd just like to know that I'm not alone! lol
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Old 11-15-07, 11:09 PM   #2
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I'm on the Easton side of Columbus, and ride the Alum Creek trail, Olentangy trail and 3 Creeks trail which doesn't quite join the Northern Alum Creek trail, about a 3 mile gap from Easton Ball Fields and Ohio Domincan College.
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I live on the NorthSide and commute to Worthington everyday, rain or shine. My car broke down in June so I'm preparing to ride this winter. I've been stocking up on winter gear, finding good deals on-line and at home. I just bought a pair of Manzella mittens at TJ Max for $20. We'll see how they work out.
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Old 11-22-07, 10:14 AM   #9
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I went out for a short ride today to the grocery store. 40f NW12. Took a leisurely ride up the bikepath in Westerville and then rode back down thru town. I had the streets all to myself. Very relaxing. I wanted to try my winter gear. I just had on my SportHill jacket and 3SP pants which were very comfortable in these temps. I picked up a pair on Manzella Mittens at TJ Max, which were totally windproof. Those will be nice in the cold temps. I'm curious to see how the Snow Sneakers will do in the frigid stuff. They're rated down to -5f. With temps at 40f they were just the thing. Oh well, time to enjoy Thanksgiving, same to ya.
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Old 11-23-07, 10:22 PM   #10
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Just north of Columbus in Delaware
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4:30am 28f very comfortable with my winter gear on. I just wore leggings over work pants, so the waist area got a little nippy, not too bad tho. Snow Sneakers and Mittens did the trick. The only thing was my rear derailluer froze up and I couldn't shift out of the gear I was in. I'll have to do some maintenance on it to fix that. Probably just needs some fresh grease inside the cable housing. Afternoon ride home was nice. 39f. Derailluer was shifting. Had the Bikepath all to myself.
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Im in the downtown area.. love riding around downtown @ night but the pavement isn't always the greatest. Anyone frequent the bike path that goes from confluence to around tuttle park?
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Old 12-06-07, 06:26 PM   #13
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Powell area. Need some riders up here.
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Ebrady, where here do you ride in Delaware?
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The prelude to winter was a big eye-opener for me. As this is the first winter that I'll be commuting. The Schwalbe Snow Studs are junk. They didn't work as advertised, even on the hard pack stuff. I wouldn't trust them. I was very careful, particularly when turning. I'm going with the Nokians like I should have. The clothing I had worked to a charm. I was very comfortable in the 15f weather that I rode in. My outer shell is a Showers Pass rainjacket(can't say enough great things about this jacket). Under that I wear a SportHill Traveller jacket. The lower half, I wear my work pants with leg warmers. This worked at 15f. My waist area got a little nippy. Anything colder and I would probably add my rainpants to block the cold. I'm looking at Snow pants for the frigid stuff. On my feet, I wear LLBean Snow Sneakers. At 15f they kept my feet comfortable. The toes got cold at the end of my 40min commute. But I think that had more to do with the normal work socks I wear. A mid-weight sock, I feel would solve that. And on top I have a Louis Garneau helmet cover(from Performance,$17) thin balaclava w/polarfleece headband for the ears and goggles. The goggles I wear are Visorgogs that fit over my eveglasses. I didn't want to spend a whole lot of $$ on ski goggles. And these give me a wider field of vision. Goggles really make a difference in the cold stuff. They're like having a little windshield. They keep your face warm and protect you from the elements. I did have a problem with them fogging up. But I used the old Scuba Diving trick of using spit to coat the inside and this seemed to work out OK. I'm a little antsy with the thought of January and February looming in the near distant future. But I'm bound and determined to ride everyday. I figure if folks in Canada and Alaska can do it, then I can do it. Thanks to the advice I get on BikeForums and other Blogs gives me encouragement. I keep chanting, "One day at a time."
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Old 12-09-07, 05:43 PM   #17
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I live the far south side and have enjoyed riding at Three Creeks. Winter and being dark at 5:30 has stopped me from riding during the week. Something that works great for me is a pair of winter golf gloves. They have a great grip and are windproof and not that expensive.
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Old 12-10-07, 05:39 AM   #18
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Just north of Columbus in Delaware
Just about anywhere I can, hower I do have some favorites:

Prospect to Warrensburg via River Road/257
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Kilbourne and Waldo via Delaware State Park.
Westerville via Genoa Trail, Westerville Bike Path.


Want to try a ride to Plain City, everything got cold and wet though, so I haven't been on the bike in about two weeks.

How about you?
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Haven't been out for a while. Bike is currently in overhoaul mode. Getting some aerrobar put on along with end shifters. Should be back up and running in a week or so. I live just north of the zoo on Home Rd. Do you ride on the weekend any? I let you know when my bike is up.
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Ridin' in this morning I was expecting to wake up to a downpour. Instead it was just a light mist, still put on my rainpants. Good thing, cause I was pretty damp when I got to work. This aftn I did my three-trails ride home. I did a portion of the Olentangy Bikepath, Sharon Woods, and home via the Alum Creek trail. Didn't see anyone on any of the paths. In between I stopped at the bank in Worthington and a lady in there commented about how it was a little cold to be riding. I told her "it was good for you". She comes back with "Oh, I know". As if she's done it before. More rain expected tom'rw.
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Serious. How long does it take you to get home?
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Old 12-10-07, 07:25 PM   #23
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Columbus people,
I,m stuck up here in Cleveland but hope to visit relatives and try that Hocking River bikeway to the east of you this winter.Not a more scenic place on the planet.
Tried to sell cycling to my kids at Ohio State,but had little success.
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Columbus sucks.. I havent rode in over a week so I bought a trainer off ebay last night.
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Haven't been out for a while. Bike is currently in overhoaul mode. Getting some aerrobar put on along with end shifters. Should be back up and running in a week or so. I live just north of the zoo on Home Rd. Do you ride on the weekend any? I let you know when my bike is up.
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.

http://ohiorand.org/bikinbob/winter_rides.htm


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