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    . It makes your bike sound like a motorcycle.

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    It makes your bike sound like a motorcycle.
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    Sticky: Except for an easy 27 mile ride a week ago, I...

    Except for an easy 27 mile ride a week ago, I hadn't done any riding in almost two weeks. Friday I did a 23 mile hill-climbing ride that included the out-portion with 25 MPH winds.
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    Saturday I...
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    Sticky: 57 miles, 5K of climbing, from Buena Vista to...

    57 miles, 5K of climbing, from Buena Vista to Natural Bridge and back via Lexington. I think there was one stretch of about 3 or 4 miles that was nice and flat. I could use a little more of that once...
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    Sticky: 65 coooold miles, about 5K of climbing. I don't...

    65 coooold miles, about 5K of climbing. I don't think I would want to wear too much more clothing, but I was right on the edge of uncomfortableness all day. Low of about 25 degrees, high of about 35....
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    The Virb is pretty heavy. I'd think you'd get a...

    The Virb is pretty heavy. I'd think you'd get a lot of up and down motion or vibration using that. But let us know how it goes.
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    Riding with SAG is the way to go! I'm mostly familiar with the parts of the BRP north of Roanoke, and Skyline Drive. For that part of the BRP there's Peaks of Otter Lodge. Or camping at Otter Creek...
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    Sticky: 45 miles on Sunday morning, trying to beat the...

    45 miles on Sunday morning, trying to beat the rain that was scheduled for the afternoon. It was warmer than yesterday, but I still felt chilled for most of the ride. Too windy too.
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    Bike shop told me two weeks ago that it would be...

    Bike shop told me two weeks ago that it would be in the week of Thanksgiving. I'll believe it when I see it.
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    Sticky: 65 miles, 7000 ft of climbing. Ooofta, my legs...

    65 miles, 7000 ft of climbing. Ooofta, my legs were feeling it today. Rode up to the Blue Ridge Parkway using a back route that was new to me, back down to Vesuvius. Got to pass a huge truck carrying...
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    Sticky: Sounds like you had a great time. Good work!

    Sounds like you had a great time. Good work!
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    I'm not sure I'll ever come to believe that...

    I'm not sure I'll ever come to believe that riding in the cold is actually fun, but it beats not riding at all :)

    And there's no question it beats the trainer. The biggest hassle for me is when...
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    Sticky: 28 miles in the afternoon. First ride in a week....

    28 miles in the afternoon. First ride in a week. Cold but not too windy, which made it pleasant enough.
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    Maybe a nice jersey with a logo like this on it:...

    Maybe a nice jersey with a logo like this on it:

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ374yKkyel5PFxM8S6EtNpwpDz36s5bzy11IznM5LeX9f642vypQMhnCdm
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    Sticky: 20 miles. Too cold. Too windy. Too sad.

    20 miles. Too cold. Too windy. Too sad.
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    Sticky: Did the usual after-work ride down to DC and...

    Did the usual after-work ride down to DC and across over near the Jefferson Memorial and did a lap on Hains Point. About 31 miles total.

    It was just getting dark, and I could see the lights and...
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    I have one on order. Bike shop is saying right around Thanksgiving for delivery.
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    I think the only real purpose for leg warmers is...

    I think the only real purpose for leg warmers is if you plan to take them off in the middle of the ride as the day warms up.

    Depending on the weather, when I need more than shorts, I usually go:
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    Sticky: 47 miles, 4.7K of climbing. It was just a local...

    47 miles, 4.7K of climbing. It was just a local loop, but I must have managed to hit all the hilliest roads. Despite the relatively short rides, I had the old familiar leg cramps when I got back....
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    Sticky: 70 miles, 6400 ft of climbing, from Buena Vista,...

    70 miles, 6400 ft of climbing, from Buena Vista, south on the BRP to Big Island, back on Rt 130 toward Elon, and return on Rt 60.

    Wore my full-on winter gear for the first time, including thick...
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    On many parts of the parkway, there's not a lot...

    On many parts of the parkway, there's not a lot of "woods" on either side. Unlike actual national parks like Shenandoah that have similar roads, lots of the parkway has very little dedicated land on...
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    Sticky: 23 miles mostly on hills in the tremendous wind....

    23 miles mostly on hills in the tremendous wind. I about got blown off the bike a couple of times on the fast downhill sections. Less wind today, but it's 24 degrees out. What the heck?
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    Starts in Waynesboro, VA, and goes.... about...

    Starts in Waynesboro, VA, and goes.... about 400-some miles :) Google knows.
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    Thanks for the report! Both the BRP and Skyline...

    Thanks for the report! Both the BRP and Skyline Drive are in my neck of the woods, and they are both great resources.
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    Sticky: Nice work!

    Nice work!
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    Sticky: I think percent of grade is not the same as...

    I think percent of grade is not the same as degrees, but I wasn't a math major :) I use a Garmin bike computer that shows approximate grade as I'm riding (uses distance from the GPS vs. elevation...
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