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


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-22-04, 08:09 PM   #1
Artie
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jacksonville, Fl USA
Bikes: Trek 412 (1982)
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Howdy from sunny Florida

Hi everyone. Just discovered this forum while doing some research into tires for my bike. Its an older, (mid 80's), Trek 412 that I got out and dusted off.

I'm looking forward to getting to know this community better, and getting back into cycling.

Artie

(BTW - If I get back into cycling, does that mean I'm re-cycling?)
Artie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-04, 08:17 PM   #2
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artie

(BTW - If I get back into cycling, does that mean I'm re-cycling?)
Sure, and if I am tired, and get tired again, I have just retired. This was told to me by a friend named Pete, and his twin brother, repeat.

Anyway, Welcome, and please stop talking about sunny warm Florida (I will be there in 2 weeks)!
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 06:27 AM   #3
georgesnatcher
newbie newbie
 
georgesnatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Happy to be in FLORIDA
Bikes: Titanium Indy Fab 29" mtb
Posts: 633
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Artie, welcome I'm in Brevard County. Denver, eat your heart out 78 and sunny today.
georgesnatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 06:52 AM   #4
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgesnatcher
Artie, welcome I'm in Brevard County. Denver, eat your heart out 78 and sunny today.
We will be having just a "touch" of snow!

I can't complain. I have been able to ride comfortably many days this winter, and come spring, I will be toasting all you humid and hot folks!
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 11:56 AM   #5
Artie
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jacksonville, Fl USA
Bikes: Trek 412 (1982)
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, I moved here from Ohio, and I kinda miss those snowy winters . . . . . NOT!.

Thanks for the warm welcome folks. (Ooops . . . don't mean to rub it in.)
Artie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 04:06 PM   #6
georgesnatcher
newbie newbie
 
georgesnatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Happy to be in FLORIDA
Bikes: Titanium Indy Fab 29" mtb
Posts: 633
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The sad thing about moving to FL from the north is that when riding in 30 degree weather really did not bother you in the north, after you get acclimated 45 degrees on the bike makes you feel like your cojones are going to fall off.
georgesnatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 05:08 PM   #7
Artie
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jacksonville, Fl USA
Bikes: Trek 412 (1982)
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgesnatcher
The sad thing about moving to FL from the north is that when riding in 30 degree weather really did not bother you in the north, after you get acclimated 45 degrees on the bike makes you feel like your cojones are going to fall off.
That is SO true. I grab a sweater now, when it drops to 60!
Artie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 06:36 PM   #8
BackInTheFold
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Tampa, FLA, USA
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artie
That is SO true. I grab a sweater now, when it drops to 60!
Of course you do, anything below 70F/21C is cold. But then again, I'm a native Floridian.

Usually anything above 60F/16C I can get by without a jacket/sweater on the way to work each morning as the first couple of blocks I still have a bit of residual heat left over from my morning shower. After that the natural body heat kicks in.

My coldest commute so far was 29F/-2C, but digging out my heaviest jacket (which isn't too heavy living in Florida) was sufficient. Actually I got a bit too warm before I arrived at work. If you think people call you crazy biking in during 'that' kind of weather they'll think you're even crazier when you arrive with your jacked unbuttoned complaining about the heat when you get to your office.

This morning it was about 57F/14C coming in and about 75F/24C riding home. Brilliant blue sky with a few stratus clouds to break it up a bit. I skipped the jacket since I didn't want to have to drag it back on the way home.
BackInTheFold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 07:58 PM   #9
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artie
That is SO true. I grab a sweater now, when it drops to 60!
60F??

Short sleeves and shorts!
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-04, 03:16 PM   #10
Artie
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jacksonville, Fl USA
Bikes: Trek 412 (1982)
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox
60F??

Short sleeves and shorts!
Heh - part of this is because I brought all these nice sweaters from Ohio,
that I hardly get to wear anymore. So, I look for any opportunity.
Artie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-04, 09:03 PM   #11
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artie
Heh - part of this is because I brought all these nice sweaters from Ohio,
that I hardly get to wear anymore. So, I look for any opportunity.
At 60F, wearing a sweater, I would be sweating so much I would be cold from the evaporating sweat against the wind. A sweater - at 60F - you must be kidding!
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-04, 05:33 AM   #12
Artie
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jacksonville, Fl USA
Bikes: Trek 412 (1982)
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox
. . . you must be kidding!
Yeah, a little bit.
Artie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-04, 06:39 AM   #13
ChipRGW
hehe...He said "member"
 
ChipRGW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FLA
Bikes:
Posts: 630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey,
We get PLENTY of days where the riding here is just as difficult as up north, for the opposite reason, too blasted hot.

Welcome aboard Artie!
__________________
Sometimes you just let the rabbits run, but sometimes you gotta let the dogs run.
ChipRGW 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 11:15 AM.