Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: living in the moment
Bikes: 2005 Litespeed Teramo, 2000 Marinoni Leggero, 2001 Kona Major Jake (with Campy Centaur), 1997 Specialized S-Works M2, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper
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Noce ride! I. too. put a bottle cage on at this time of year...
On a recent ride, it had just rained for the last couple of days. The ground on the caleche road was damp, with puddles in places, but not yet sodden. When I went out, the temp was about 2C, but it dropped from there. As the temp got below freezing, the muddy spray started hardening on my boke. AT first it was just a thick slime on the downtube, BB and chainstays, but it got harder and thicker, until I couldn't shift and I had to test the brakes every few minutes to break off the ice. My shoes were coated in a thick brown layer of ice. This is how it should be.