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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

View Poll Results: How many days did you ride this winter?
None 4 3.03%
Less than 10 4 3.03%
less than 20 5 3.79%
less than 30 2 1.52%
less than 40 15 11.36%
every f#cking day!!! 102 77.27%
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Old 03-21-08, 06:28 PM   #1
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How many days did you ride this winter?

Hey, just curious, how many days did you ride this winter?
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Old 03-21-08, 06:30 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-08, 06:31 PM   #3
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I could have ridden every day if I didn't had to work 72 hours/wk.


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Old 03-21-08, 06:34 PM   #4
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there were only a few times this winter that i didn't ride at all, mostly because i've been getting sick an awful lot lately, but there were lots of days that i didn't ride to work. on average i guess i commuted to my office 3-4 times a week. i've been doing food delivery on the weekends since december though.


more or less, i rode through the whole winter.
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Old 03-21-08, 06:45 PM   #5
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every day for work, rain, snow, or shine. oh yeah messenger here in philly.
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Old 03-21-08, 06:57 PM   #6
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The only thing that stopped me was too much snow, but that maybe happened 5 times.
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Old 03-21-08, 07:00 PM   #7
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I think there might have been about 5 days I didn't ride. 2 for snow.
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Old 03-21-08, 07:17 PM   #8
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Yah....ex 3 days for repairs....work everyday=ride throughout winter

Frick...Chicago just got 4 inches...in March.

It aint over yet.
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Old 03-21-08, 07:32 PM   #9
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well, not every day, i caught the bus to work twice and got a ride home once.

im pretty proud of myself for getting through it, it wasn't easy but now im ready for long ass amazing rides this spring and summer.
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Yah....ex 3 days for repairs....work everyday=ride throughout winter

Frick...Chicago just got 4 inches...in March.

It aint over yet.
Seriously uncool. I too ride for work and am so friggin sick of getting soaked every day. Maybe I'll move to Miami, buy a fancy car and run a porno website for a living. Or maybe I'll just keep riding my bike in the snow.


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Old 03-21-08, 07:36 PM   #11
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Ever had to dim your bike lights because of a blizzard? The other morning I had to turn my helmet light off and put my bar mount on low power.

I ride all winter.
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Old 03-21-08, 07:44 PM   #12
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its portland. what else would i do?
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Old 03-21-08, 07:45 PM   #13
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Seriously uncool. I too ride for work and am so friggin sick of getting soaked every day. Maybe I'll move to Miami, buy a fancy car and run a porno website for a living. Or maybe I'll just keep riding my bike in the snow.


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Seriously thou....stick it out another two weeks and were set.

But than comes hell-on-earth heat and humidity
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Old 03-21-08, 07:51 PM   #14
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I think I skipped a day in there... but I can't remember specifically doing it.
Winters in new england aint got nothing on me
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Old 03-21-08, 07:57 PM   #15
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I missed a couple days, but pretty much erry day
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Old 03-21-08, 08:05 PM   #16
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Looking at just my 2008 records I have missed 9 days since the start of the new year.
Don't have my 2007 logs for december handy.
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Old 03-21-08, 09:07 PM   #17
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I bet that even though the freaks shooting slush onto you from their enormous SUV are warm and dry inside their car, they are less happy and fatter than everyone who powers themselves to work/school every day.

A good thought.
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Old 03-21-08, 09:49 PM   #18
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I've ridden every day. I do live in Santa Barbara though, so the worst we got was a week of rain.
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I answered every day, I commute 5 days a week on my bike and ride for errands around town.I am sure there are some weekend days that I may not have ridden, but not many.
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I've ridden every day. I do live in Santa Barbara though, so the worst we got was a week of rain.
yeah same here, "winter" for us is two weeks of rain, and temps in the 40's (santa clara, CA)

so I rode everyday, but it hardly qualifies as "winter"

(which is EXACTLY why I live here)
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Road on the one day with snow, both days with ice. There were probably 10 day or so that I just didn't have an opportunity to get on the bike (had to go directly to a client instead of the office, didn't leave the house on a Sunday etc) but the vast majority I put down at least a few miles.
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Old 03-21-08, 11:41 PM   #22
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Yah....ex 3 days for repairs....work everyday=ride throughout winter

Frick...Chicago just got 4 inches...in March.

It aint over yet.
uh try again, milwaukee got a foot of snow tonight. glad i am in phoenix until monday
im sure most of it will be waiting for me when i get back from vacation though.
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This winter has been the snowiest in the last 30 years and there have still only been <10 days where riding didn't make sense- walking to work was actually faster and safer. Other than those, I've been having a blast. I dropped my gearing to 39-17 and when the new snowbanks appear it's still easy enough to just motor through them.
Still, I would rather be riding in 20C sunshine than -5C flurries, no question.
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Old 03-22-08, 01:44 AM   #24
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snow sucks. its cold. its officialy spring. woot woot.
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Old 03-22-08, 01:46 AM   #25
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its portland. what else would i do?
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