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Old 12-08-10, 04:18 PM   #201
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Oh, boy do I need some help with motivation. After a week in the Caribbean I just can't get myself to commute in this cold. Looks like I'll be stuck with the low 20s F at my morning commute time the rest of the week. Oh, and another arctic blast is headed our way. Wah!
Pay backs are hell aren't they. It never got above 57 here today so I am still setting by the fire trying to get warm. How was the trip?
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It never got above 57 here today so I am still setting by the fire trying to get warm.
I wish it was 57 here. I'd be out for a long ride. It was a balmy 34 at my house with off and on flurries, so I'm sitting by the wood burning stove.
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I wish it was 57 here. I'd be out for a long ride. It was a balmy 34 at my house with off and on flurries, so I'm sitting by the wood burning stove.
too darn cold for me!
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Can moving my mountain bike around in my new room/addition count as a ride? If so I rode today.... If not..... I didn't.

Still not back to riding yet... Busy busy and throw in the cold weather.... just cant seem to get on the bike yet..... <sigh>
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I wish it was 57 here. I'd be out for a long ride. It was a balmy 34 at my house with off and on flurries, so I'm sitting by the wood burning stove.
We started supplementing our heat with a standard Buck insert I bought last year for $250. We cut our gas bill in half.

I'm beginning to think the 3/4 of a cord I have that is seasoned is not going to last till the 2 cords we split in septemeber has got reasonably seasoned. Throwing in a piece for every 3-4 of the seasoned stuff. Still popping.
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SloSpoke, it was a great trip! Western Caribbean cruise. We stayed overnight in Ft. Lauderdale the day before we left and I was jealous of all the riders I saw passing over the 17 St. bridge. It just makes me mad because I was getting used to the cold before I left, and now I'm going to have to do it all over again. I won't be jealous of the Florida folk come mid summer though. I think I need to be a snow bird. :-)
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No ride today because I rode yesterday.
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Cold, windy, cold, sprinkles/flurries, windy and cold.

Currently 32 degrees with 20-30 mph winds and the temperature is dropping.
I'm gonna sit right here in front of the stove and stay toasty and warm.

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Not today, currently 55*F and 30 mph wind gusts. Put another log on the fire honny I'm going to be here for a while.
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Cold, windy, cold, sprinkles/flurries, windy and cold.
Same today except colder. It was 19 this morning. I had to go outside in the subfreezing temperatures to cut some kindling for the stove.
Looks like Friday will be my first chance to ride. Its supposed to be 52 and sunny.
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This morning I saw more people on bikes than I have since it got all wintry. Our regular neighborhood sidewalk salmon, a roadie in my neighborhood sitting upright cruising down the road with both hands in opposite armpits, and several commuters. I was not one of them. 15 degrees this morning. Been shopping around online for a neck gaiter/balaclava, long underwear bottoms and windproof pants. But it's usually not this cold here for this long. Sitting out this long is making me itch (and probably fat). But I'm also not interested in arriving to work with snotcicles hanging from my face.
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This morning I saw more people on bikes than I have since it got all wintry. Our regular neighborhood sidewalk salmon, a roadie in my neighborhood sitting upright cruising down the road with both hands in opposite armpits, and several commuters. I was not one of them. 15 degrees this morning. Been shopping around online for a neck gaiter/balaclava, long underwear bottoms and windproof pants. But it's usually not this cold here for this long. Sitting out this long is making me itch (and probably fat). But I'm also not interested in arriving to work with snotcicles hanging from my face.
Thats funny...
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14f and near 0 windchills. Well beyond my wuss out point.
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Old 12-14-10, 06:46 PM   #215
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my cut off point is like 45. no winter gear. so I started running and cycling class
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It's been way too cold here. Looks like rain/snow mix off and on for the next few days. Maybe I'll get to ride on Sunday. It's supposed to be way up there --- maybe 44F.
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low 20's this morning and a Ice storm just started on my way home. Glad I drove. Should be an interesting night.
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If thinking about riding counted as riding...... then I would be riding quite a bit..... But I think about riding & then I think about how cold I would be.... so I go back to just thinking about riding...
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Today would have been a great day for riding. The temperature made it up to 57. The rain kept me inside. Did a quick 1.5 mile walk between the showers.
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I heard about the rain up there. we didn't much in columbus. hit 67. and still about 61 on my way home. I was in spinning class thinking it's to nice to be in here I should be out side doing hill sprints. damn me.
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Cold, stormy, school just got out, and I just discovered Minecraft. I should really consider eating...
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It's been raining for the past three days, perfect temperature for cycling otherwise; I nightrode on thursday night and overheated in my long sleeves and knee socks. Would ride today if I had to go to market but I'll do tomorrow, maybe I'll nightride tonight. Today I think I want to sit by the computer and have bike fantasies
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No ride today 70% chance of rain all day and it has sprinkled off and on all day. I hope tomorrow will be better.
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Got home last night and fixed my hanging brifter on the "Hot Rod" (R300 built as a R800) anticipating riding it to work for a short day at work. Raining when I work up.
After I was done at work though I did run down to a "sports consignment shop" I was told about last week. They had some 7 speed brifters (they were sold). I scored like new 600/Ultegra tricolor 53/39 cranks and rear derailleur(circa 1995) a Ultegra front (2002) and 105 triple cranks for a very nice price. now I just need to figure out what to put them on. I'm thinking the R300 has aspirations to be dressed as a R100 and the 600/Ultegra parts should land on it. Just need to find some 600/Ultegra brifters.
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Rain, cold, fog, rain, cold. Tomorrow looks like a better day. looks to be 38-40 degrees and partly cloudy when I plan on heading out.
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