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Old 03-29-09, 05:43 AM   #1
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What the *&^)

What is all this white crap all over the ground outside?

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Old 03-29-09, 06:16 AM   #2
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About 4" up here, still snowing a bit. Had up to 1/2 of ice on the car driving home from Beloit last night.
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About 4" up here, still snowing a bit. Had up to 1/2 of ice on the car driving home from Beloit last night.
Re: Photo's from yesterday

The photo of the xXx guy winning is fantastic. A little more depth of field may have helped a tad.
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The photo of the xXx guy winning is fantastic. A little more depth of field may have helped a tad.
Just went to Peloton-Pix site......Great Shot!!
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What is all this white crap all over the ground outside?
Just when the rains had brought the roadsalt-o-meter close to zero, another layer of snow and the darn meter is pegged....looks like many more miles for the winter bike ...grumble...grumble....whine...it is soooo heavy....whine....
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LOL!!... I knew what this post was going to be out before opening, LOL!!

No kidding!! I gasped as a I looked out my bedroom window... wtf?!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's crazy!
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Old 03-29-09, 12:33 PM   #7
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What is all this white crap all over the ground outside?
Its 100% pure snow . . . do you have any idea of the street value of your yard?



Sorry, have to joke about it to prevent myself from killing someone . . .
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Whatever, it's pretty much melted now.

Anyway, we can continue this later. I'm going for a ride. See you in 3 hours, internet.
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Yay....it IS melting. Well....time to do some backlogged bike work. Wheel for Erik, bike for jester, TT bike for me, finish the new crit bike build, work on my website...ahhh....

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Whatever, it's pretty much melted now.

Anyway, we can continue this later. I'm going for a ride. See you in 3 hours, internet.
Apparently Madison has more money to take care of the roads than McHenry County does...that or you're more hardcore than i thought.
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Apparently Madison has more money to take care of the roads than McHenry County does...that or you're more hardcore than i thought.
**** it...i'm bored, they can't be that bad.
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**** it...i'm bored, they can't be that bad.
It is substantially nicer out than i realized. I hate this state. See ya.
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Enjoy the ride. I was looking outside wishing I could get some time to go. Alas....
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It is substantially nicer out than i realized. I hate this state. See ya.
It wasn't that bad.

I rode the Fox river trail to Algonquin (snow made for better workout & bike handling skills), lots of trees down on the trail. I took to the again salty roads on the way back.

Alright. That's it. Right? The last blast of winter is behind us!
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It wasn't that bad.
It wasn't bad at all. The worst part of my ride, in fact, was hearing "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette at the base of this little doosie


Last time i ever allow "Billboard Top 250 Songs of the 90's" on my ipod
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It wasn't bad at all. The worst part of my ride, in fact, was hearing "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette at the base of this little doosie


Last time i ever allow "Billboard Top 250 Songs of the 90's" on my ipod
Looks like Suicide Hill to me...
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Looks like Suicide Hill to me...
Repeats are suicide on it. I think the most i've done is 6...i'd like to be at 10 by the end of this month.
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Gotta love topo-route's graph scaling algorithms.
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Hmmmm .... It's not snowing or cold here in Palm Springs, Ca!
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Highs in the low 40's for the next 10 days here along with rain/snow at some level for many of them. Sure glad I bought that new bike 3 weeks ago...at least I got to watch the CI on tv yesterday.
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Cue the evil laughter.....muhaha.....I just couldn't resist!
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Gotta love topo-route's graph scaling algorithms.
It is what it is, a very short very steep hill. 15% grade at one point...
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Highs in the low 40's for the next 10 days here along with rain/snow at some level for many of them. Sure glad I bought that new bike 3 weeks ago...at least I got to watch the CI on tv yesterday.
It's the rain that I don't like but the temps...you can ride. I rode yesterday. My route is west bound and back. It was great going west. Riding along with the cars in the 25mph zone. Keeping the pace at 27mph for stretches. The way back SUCKED. 14mph - 17mph into the wind. BUT...I rode.
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I haven't ridden in over a week ... boooooohhhh.
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