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Old 01-14-09, 03:18 PM   #1
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Hey hows it going everybody? I am a Chef and a cyclist. I have lived all over DC and Northern VA and currently live in upper NW (DC proper). I generally ride road anywhere from 20 to 100 miles. I also cycle to commute. I currently have a Gunner Roadie that is basically brand new (needs a new rear derailleur) , a Jamis NOVA frame (with a ding in the top tube and used to have the parts that are on the Gunner now) and a Schwinn World Voyageur that is set up fixed, and about to be overhauled (paint removed, it needs a new chain ring, some other minor and cosmetic issues, and I think I am going to have a go at pin striping). Looking to discuss cycling with people and if I find someone to ride with or meet some friends...bonus! I would like to have some more structured training and am all ears when it comes to pointers. If your reading this I hope your having a great day and its all good. Cheers!
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Hi seventy-nine, are you going to join the rest of the cyclists on the Mall Tuesday?

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Hey hows it going everybody? I am a Chef and a cyclist. I have lived all over DC and Northern VA and currently live in upper NW (DC proper). I generally ride road anywhere from 20 to 100 miles. I also cycle to commute. I currently have a Gunner Roadie that is basically brand new (needs a new rear derailleur) , a Jamis NOVA frame (with a ding in the top tube and used to have the parts that are on the Gunner now) and a Schwinn World Voyageur that is set up fixed, and about to be overhauled (paint removed, it needs a new chain ring, some other minor and cosmetic issues, and I think I am going to have a go at pin striping). Looking to discuss cycling with people and if I find someone to ride with or meet some friends...bonus! I would like to have some more structured training and am all ears when it comes to pointers. If your reading this I hope your having a great day and its all good. Cheers!
Hi seventy-nine,

I'm a year round commuter and occasional centurian in Boston. Welcome to the Forums. In the nice weather months, about May to September I incorporate a ten-week, well-defined and, IMO, rigorous training schedule into my commute that pushes me as hard as I can time-wise. It appeared in Bicycling magazine several years ago, and I would be glad to send it.

FYA, I have posted to a few Virgina subscribers this message contrasting VA and MA:

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...IMO, December [in Boston] is not too bad with all the Christmas cheer and the cold is still novel. I anticipate Jan and Feb as the coldest months, along with the post-Holiday let-down, and March, though not as cold, is dismal and demoralizing since it still is cold. April and early May never seem spring-like enough and spring seems imperceptible.

I actually enjoy winter riding and to me the ideal climate is around Virginia, since spring seems to arrive in March (emphasisis added).
BTW, I was once in Williamsburg, VA and the Hotel TV had a dramatization of the political events in Virginia leading up to the American Revolution. I thought it was funny when the Virginians made reference to "...those hot heads and miscreants in Boston."
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