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datlas 01-03-14 06:39 AM

So I made it in to work.

Observation/commentary: People who don't know how to drive in the snow should NOT drive in the snow.

mvnsnd 01-03-14 08:32 AM

You have no idea how true that statment is...

Velo Vol 01-03-14 08:40 AM

Glare snow on the road!

May call cycling activities into question.

SpeshulEd 01-03-14 08:43 AM

Finally back from vacation and trying to catch up.

Can't hang out too long, I have to scrape the sunshine off the windshield before heading to work today.

patentcad 01-03-14 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 16378492)
Glare snow on the road!

May call cycling motivation into question.

Friggin Gomer Wussy.

It's 5F here. Pcad rides.

Keeping the fingers warm could be tough today.

patentcad 01-03-14 08:47 AM

We got 8" of light, dry snow. Governor Cuomo flipped his empire state **** and closed I87, I84 and the LIE all night. I've never seen such a profound overreaction to a routine moderate snowstorm in my life.

Panic.

dstrong 01-03-14 08:51 AM

Happy New Year y'all! A cold start to the year here in Austin...lows in the 30's with occasional dips into the 20's. Highs in the 40's. No precipitation. I've done more "cold weather" riding than ever before...most of my December rides were wearing pretty much all the cycling outer layers I could find. My cut-off temp is 45-degrees...so technically a wussy. And @sbxx1985...watching Saban lose for the second time in a month was just icing on the cake.

patentcad 01-03-14 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 16378240)
So I made it in to work.

Observation/commentary: People who don't know how to drive in the snow should NOT drive in the snow.

The reality is that if you have a quality winter tire like Blizzaks, it's really not so hard. 98% of people seem to think 'all season tires' actually work in the snow. That's nonsense of course. They usually find out the hard way.

rjones28 01-03-14 09:02 AM

10 below and a foot of snow. No problem.

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/o...3A28E52175.jpg

Velo Vol 01-03-14 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 16378585)
10 below and a foot of snow. No problem.

Where's your bicycle?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdEBHeHCMAAhtxK.jpg

rjones28 01-03-14 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 16378616)
Where's your bicycle?

Right here in my office, where it belongs.

WhyFi 01-03-14 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 16378240)
Observation/commentary: People who don't know how to drive in the snow should NOT drive in the snow.

I've been in VA on a couple of occasions when it was actively snowing (<2" total accumulation). There seemed to be two groups of thought among the VA drivers: 1) don't adjust driving style at all (and end up in the ditch) 2) overreact and crawl at a maddeningly slow pace. Then again, I would be remiss to not point out that a lot of drivers in MN are similarly vexed by the first snowfall of the year.

LAJ 01-03-14 09:44 AM

I think the vexing thing is worldwide, WhyFi.

Your Dad like the calendar?

BillyD 01-03-14 09:46 AM

0.5F

It's almost NOTHING up here folks . . . as in NO degrees!

BillyD 01-03-14 09:50 AM

At least I'm getting a workout today. Taking a break from the shoveling to warm the toes back up.

Velo Vol 01-03-14 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 16378624)
Right here in my office, where it belongs.

That would be a problem for an active cyclist.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 16378735)
It's almost NOTHING up here folks

We know.

WhyFi 01-03-14 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 16378726)
I think the vexing thing is worldwide, WhyFi.

Yeah, probably, but I still don't understand why so many people need reminding that they have to adjust their driving to the conditions.

Quote:

Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 16378726)
Your Dad like the calendar?

Yes - very much; not unpredictably, though, he gushed over the updated pic of the grandson even more.

WhyFi 01-03-14 10:26 AM

I'm stuck hitting 'Send/Receive' on my email, waiting to get word back from a CL guy selling what looks to be a nice set of wooden hand planes (jack, jointer, smoother, maybe?) and a combo plane for a song.

TampaRaleigh 01-03-14 10:29 AM

Here kitty kitty kitty!

RollCNY 01-03-14 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 16378144)
Time to fire up the snow blower.

Stupid winter.

So far this winter, I have gone to an all snow shovel plan. I fired up the snow blower to make sure that it ran, took one test swipe to assure functionality, and parked it. It takes me 32 minutes to shovel (based upon 4 data points + or - 2 minutes). I am figuring that counts as "upper body work" on those days.

datlas 01-03-14 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 16378735)
0.5F

It's almost NOTHING up here folks . . . as in NO degrees!

How appropriate for the thread about nothing.

datlas 01-03-14 11:13 AM

I am thinking my next bike should be a WSD, but in the largest size available.

Do they even make a 62-64cm WSD bike??

Velo Vol 01-03-14 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh (Post 16378882)

Are you helping with the search?

WhyFi 01-03-14 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 16379046)
I am thinking my next bike should be a WSD, but in the largest size available.

Do they even make a 62-64cm WSD bike??

Those would be A(mazon)SD bikes.

LesterOfPuppets 01-03-14 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 16379046)
I am thinking my next bike should be a WSD, but in the largest size available.

I always think that cuz so many go on sale. WBW has these for $2500

Cannondale 2013 Womens CAAD 10 Di2 Ultegra

Sorry, though, largest size = 54cm


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