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    Spring Is Here!

    How long are you going to let winter tyrannize your thinking? Winter can be gone whenever you want it to be gone. Spring is here! Tell us about your ride... no matter how cold you were - or how much ice there was on the road ~
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    Just out for an hour and half on our Parker Trails.

    Twas great!
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    I got in three afternoon rides this week, all around bear creek lake park. Great weather until the sun went behind the foothills, then it got pretty chilly.

    here's a picture I took from the top of Mt. carbon this Wednesday.


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    I have been out riding at least a few times a week since the end of Dec when I purchased my mountain bike. Didn't have it in me to ride a century so I took my fixed gear out for a short 60 miles from thornton to boulder. I found a jamba juice in Superior and fueled the remained of my ride with an arazmataz. Yummy!
    Oh and for some idiotic reason I decided to head south down mccaslin. Mega climbing on a fixed gear. Just about the hardest thing I have done in ages. Had to stop once when my heart rate jumped into zone 5.

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    I knew there were Winter Refuseniks out there. Rode yesterday (just up City Creek again) and plan to ride Sunday afternoon, if this Pacific storm clears and it doesn't ice up over night. Good to hear from you all!

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    Record 74F but quite windy, 18F and snow tomorrow

    Got a nice ride in - at least going north.

    Coming back into a very strong south wind provided a tough ride.

    Snow starting at midnight, several inches tomorrow, 18F predicted for tomorrow night.

    I swam for an hour this am, then rode for 1.5 hours this pm.

    Anyone else get out today?
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    Well, I got a couple hours in yesterday. Just city riding. I like to go downtown and ride all over the place on my old Centurion. Sometimes I just explore and watch people. I hung out and talked bike talk with a homeless guy in the park. Barked at dogs. I wore shorts, exposing my pasty legs in public, for the first time since autumn. I got a cup of coffee. I thought about going to Critical Mass, and rode by the Gallivan Center. The obnoxious guy was there, as usual though, so I rode on by, as usual. I hate him. He said he was moving away last summer, and he's still here. The old Schwinn with the gas tank was still parked outside the antique shop. The small patches of snow were brown, and bleeding in the parking lots. The parks were getting crowded, and people were pushing strollers again.

    And today.....the wind. the rain. and the snow.

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    Hi Denver people - It looks like you're going to get what we got today... a blast of warm Pacific air followed by rain, snow, and generally wet cold March, coming in like a lion. The sky early this morning was red ("sailor take warning"). I hope to try riding again tomorrow PM, but this storm looks to be more substantial than first predicted. We'll see though. Today I saw a pair of flickers on a fence, and a pair of doves on the power line, in their usual spot again. There were lots of bikers out this morning, but I had to go to a seminar that lasted all day. I was at someone's house in the Avenues, and noticed bike after bike go by on my way there. I felt envy rumbling away, deep down, but tried to transcend it.

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    Snowing in boulder
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    Blizzarding in Parker - whew!
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    Yay! Out comes the mountain bike tomorrow. Get to play in the snow.

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    Got in a nice 40 miler up to Lookout Mtn and back in that great 70* weather yesterday. Now we've got 4 inches of snow. At least it ought to melt faster than the Dec/Jan snows.

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    I went out to get some stuff from the store after riding around town all week, and found 20 goat heads in my rear tire alone! What a way to end a perfect week.

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    Boy, I haven't missed those things over the winter.

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    March in Steamboat-- you can ride all day sometimes, and the next day have to shovel two feet of snow out of your driveway... But, the mountain is still open!

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    Mountain biking Friday GM, Mountain biking Saturday Devil's BackBone and snowboarding Sunday in Keystone 6 new inches of freshies LOVE MY LIFE
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    ..and dissing me. *pouts*

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    ..and dissing me. *pouts*

    lol
    I was riding probably when you were working.
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    On Saturday? I actually took the weekend off for the first time in months.
    Woohoo! Now if BV will ever finish my tarmac's tune up.
    I want to ride my March century soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    On Saturday? I actually took the weekend off for the first time in months.
    Woohoo! Now if BV will ever finish my tarmac's tune up.
    I want to ride my March century soon
    Yeah I mtb bike on Saturday. It was hard for the second ride of the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    Mountain biking Friday GM, Mountain biking Saturday Devil's BackBone and snowboarding Sunday in Keystone 6 new inches of freshies LOVE MY LIFE
    Where's Devil's Backbone? I haven't heard of that one.

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    You know the weather is right for exercise when you can easily hit an indicated 20MPH in high gear just crossing a street! Just watch out for that bare spot... SSSSssssssssssss..............

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    Its not too early - just keep riding. These things happen.

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    Great day for riding in SLC yesterday. Today would have been great, but I had yard work to do. Guess I should re-think my priorities.

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