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Old 12-08-05, 07:50 PM   #1
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Snowbiking Chicago: Champion Funzone 2005-2006

Dear dudes,

The bike home from work was the superfun-times. Let's all pour one out for Ullr.


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Old 12-08-05, 07:55 PM   #2
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Classic: skids that make Teadogg look like a little baby, Mexican dudes asking if I need a ride home, same looking baffled and amused when I decline the offer and can't wipe the ****-eating grin off my face.

Dud: Jeans, overheating.
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Old 12-08-05, 07:57 PM   #3
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(here's an idea: let's keep all Chicago wintry ride talk/planning here, eh? Am I the only one that's into keeping things tidy like that?)

Also: I'm heading out for some more in a bit -- bright green Marmot jacket, ski helmet, stupid look on my face. Holler.
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hey

When you going out?
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Soon-ish -- stopping at a friend's house first, probably, then: I don't know. I'll try and hop back on at her place, eh?
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I've also gotta get out of the stupid work clothes. The ONE day I don't wear "appropriate" gear for the commute.
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Yeah...I'd be down to get a drink or something and have an excuse to go out.
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riding/playing in the snow on my bike today was great ...funny looks from motorists are classic. i thought about putting knobbies on my commuter but i felt fine with 23s... i just have to remember to wear glasses or goggles- my eyes were getting blasted...
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Yeah, my 23s did me A-OK.

Gogs are essential.



Ok, I'm really leaving now.
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Can't wait--heading to the Charleston. Smoke free, just like you!
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Rode a bit to get some dinner and it went well. I've never ridden in snow like this so it was different. I am running 27s right now and I felt good. Almost ate **** once.
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you guys blow. I should've read this before I left for andersonville from river north.
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Rode a bit to get some dinner and it went well. I've never ridden in snow like this so it was different. I am running 27s right now and I felt good. Almost ate **** once.
hey dummy you have 25s.
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You know my bike better than I do, my friend.
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Almost ate **** once.
Did it look anything like this?

That was about an hour ago. My first ride in the snow. Good times, good times
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Definitely not! I was almost home and went through a walgreens parking lot that had some ice chunks in it. Nice fall though!
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chomping on ice while riding in the snow is the cat's meow. it doesn't really hurt that much and, **** yes, it's so much fun.
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Ate it once and only once on the way back tonight. I, uh, did it on purpose....
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Classic: skids that make Teadogg look like a little baby

dude, you've seen me skid on dry pavement, and while it's raining - what do you think I can do on the snow?


are you steppin'?

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This is why riding on the southside is *way* better than up north - last night an older southside couple looked at me as i was riding by, passing cars in 6 inches of snow, and said to one another "that guy is like a stealth bomber - dark and fast!" (i was wearing dark clothing).

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This is why riding on the southside is *way* better than up north - last night an older southside couple looked at me as i was riding by, passing cars in 6 inches of snow, and said to one another "that guy is like a stealth bomber - dark and fast!" (i was wearing dark clothing).
edit: this is why the soutside is way better than up north for just about everything
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that's only one of the reasons I like the southside so much. everything is better down there.
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i'd like to take this opportunity to say 'woof' to 00/gal's new avatar.

woof.
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I can attest that Gbx was the anti-Stealth Bomber last night...he could be seen for miles.
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yeah, I'm hungry too. wait what was the question again?
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