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    What are you doing in the off season?

    Are you working on your bike? Are still riding? Are you simply waiting for better weather? How do you get your bike kicks during the winter?

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    When one lives in Australia, winter is the best time to be riding your bike.
    You can have my Disc Brakes, when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.

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    Here in Midwestern North America... we are expecting weather just short of 50F tomorrow. I plan to take the rain bike out (salt still on the roads) for hopefully a couple hours.

    I've been spinning on a trainer in the garage and doing a little weight training.

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    Fixing my wall, after it jumped out in front of my rollers, while I was spinning... Will try to post before and after pictures...My tablet don't want me to post it here lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by practical View Post
    How do you get your bike kicks during the winter?
    I ride my bike.

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    No real off season here in Seattle, its just the constant clouds that makes me lose enery to ride. I have a bit of SAd disorder. Which is why I promise to move to the SW as soon as the money comes in.

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    I was doing a spot of riding at the weekends on my old Diamondback, but the weather since Christmas has been too cold for me to want to venture out. Plus, we've gotten snow, so the MUP's are snowed over, with some ice here and there. I just don't fancy a wipeout right now. That said I got my Trek out for a great ride on Christmas Day, about 20 miles in beautiful 40 weather. Today was warm enough but I was otherwise engaged.

    Otherwise, I've been spinning on the Trek on a trainer in the basement. It's very convenient, right next to the beer fridge.

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    Less of this...





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    Of course I ride. I'm a cyclist. I just change bikes to suit the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
    When one lives in Australia, winter is the best time to be riding your bike.
    Absolutely!! No off season here but winter is more comfortable.

    But Colonel have you moved to Qld ? I always thought you were in the States.
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    Senior Member ColonelSanders's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Absolutely!! No off season here but winter is more comfortable.

    But Colonel have you moved to Qld ? I always thought you were in the States.
    I was in the States in my younger days.
    You can have my Disc Brakes, when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.

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    I hate the cold, so I'm done riding (have been for a few months). I'm changing my bike up a bit this winter. Switching my handlebars out for some trekking bars, adding a Brooks Flyer, and window shopping for a trailer to haul my 13 month-old in the spring (well, she'll be 15-16 months by then depending on when the weather breaks). I also picked up a trainer a few days ago so I can be ready when it's time to pull the extra weight.

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    Having a kidney stone stuck for over six weeks and recuperating from surgery to remove it for the past week. Hopefully I will get back on the bike next weekend. It is 75 today, but since the Super Bowl is here next weekend I'm sure it will be freezing.

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