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Old 08-18-05, 10:35 PM   #1
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It's in the air

It's only August, but I can feel it coming. When I'm on my way home from work, I find myself sometimes thinking that I need arm warmers. Sometimes I make it home without breaking a sweat. Not that I'm not working, just that the air is cooling me so fast. Soon, very soon, we'll be back to real riding weather. No more of this high temps and humidity, back to driving snow, goggles and a facemask. Three layers of clothes and steam rising from them when we stop. Frozen water in our bottles. Icycles hanging from beards, tears from the wind freezing halfway down the cheek.

I cant wait!!!!

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Old 08-19-05, 10:28 AM   #2
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Sure is in the air. When I left for work today it was 36F. On the way home 65F.

Bring on the ice.LOL
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Old 08-19-05, 11:08 AM   #3
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Ah, I can't wait! I remember that only three or so years ago the idea of riding when the temperatures drop below +20C unthinkable (that's about 68 F, my American friends ). And now I am all eager about doing it at -20C (-4 F) and below. We'll see how it goes... This will be my first time...
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Old 08-19-05, 11:13 AM   #4
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You're going to get it before me. Bastard!
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HereNT- the annual halloween blizzard is only 10 weeks away!

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Old 08-19-05, 02:26 PM   #6
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You're going to get it before me. Bastard!

What SLOP-KRACKLE-SNIZZLE. We will see?

Have a safe winter riding season.

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Living in Virginia is going to be a new, but great experience for me. Normally, I'd get cold chills at the thought of winter, but I get warm fuzzy feelings now.

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Old 08-20-05, 01:10 PM   #8
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Mmm... winter cycling. I think this year I'll be able to affort spiked tires for my fisher. Then, oh then my friends I shall go drift-hopping.
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Old 08-20-05, 02:27 PM   #9
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It's definetly getting colder around here. This is the first winter i'll be doing on a bike, i hope it will be fun.
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107 today on my back porch. Bring it on baby...I'm so ready for a little winter!!!
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107 today on my back porch. Bring it on baby...I'm so ready for a little winter!!!

You and Ms vicky just love to rub that in.
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I too have had morning commutes in the 30s already this year. Heck, we have even had 2 SNOW ADVISORIES this August! The trees here are beginning to change to their autumn colors! Early for this to be going on! I don't know if I have the same enthusiasm as others, but have no choice but to accept the looming change.
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I was just thinking about this as well. Everyone I mention this to thinks I'm nuts, but all I can think of is wool sweaters, cycling. hot drinks, and riding on frozen lakes.
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