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    Winter Ride Pics.

    Pics from this morning's ride. Sometimes winter isn't all that ugly. This is out in the countryside where i normally ride in the mornings. It's peaceful and quiet. 21 miles this morning took me almost 2 hours. The roads were not too bad but i got into some mud later on that really slowed me down.









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    Nice!
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    Very nice!
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    Schweet! I love a winter ride, myself!
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    beautiful pictures! but where are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    beautiful pictures! but where are you?
    Trying not to mess up Mother Nature's creation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    beautiful pictures! but where are you?

    Not New England.


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    Nice pics. What was the temp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Nice pics. What was the temp?
    23 F when i left. Which is pretty warm compared to normal morning rides this time of year.

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    Nice, it reminds me of our Fall here
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    this looks exactly like my commute!! you JUST have to replace every tree by a car, add buildings and houses everywhere else, and why not replace mud by slush while we are at it...

    seriously, i wish it would look a little more like that... the wind must be _very_ bad at times...

    do they put salt on those roads or is the ground just not frozen (yet)?

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    Makes me glad I have the winter rides I do. Dry roads and the beautiful blue Pacific. Ahhhhh...
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    Awesome ride Portis. Looks like the midwest to me. Never seen the plains look so beautiful. That dirt road must have been a blast as long as no deep mud. Keep pedaling.

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    Cool pics. Would love to see more winter ride pics from others as well. I'll try and remember to take my camera tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thulsadoom
    Cool pics. Would love to see more winter ride pics from others as well. I'll try and remember to take my camera tomorrow.

    Yeah. Me too. Next.....

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    It was 0 F and -15 to -20 F windchill here today. Rode 19 miles in about an hour and a half.



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    Cool (literally) Photos Portis

    I'll add a few of my commute pictures from this morning.

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    That looks COLD. How long is your commute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portis
    That looks COLD. How long is your commute?
    It wasn't too bad for temperature

    My commute is 5 km one way. In the summer it takes 10 minutes, in the winter 20-25min

    The longest I have ridden this winter is 2.5 hours at -27C
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ
    It wasn't too bad for temperature

    My commute is 5 km one way. In the summer it takes 10 minutes, in the winter 20-25min

    The longest I have ridden this winter is 2.5 hours at -27C
    Great photos. Is the mist over the river a common thing? Now I see what you mean about the white housing on the tailight.

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    Portis ... I have the same trunk bag as you do ...... only mine doesn't look anywhere near that pristine anymore!


    I don't have any winter cycling pictures because I haven't ridden outside since the end of December, but here's what I'm looking at when I head out the door. I guess I could ride a little on the sidewalk.

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    oh how i wish i had a camera...

    portis, you look kinda mad in the first picture!

    i have to admit that after trying in vain to get traction on the unplowed street yesterday after the big dump of snow toronto got, i gave up and took to the sidewalk but at each intersection i had to jump off and RUN over big drifts of snow! it took three times as long, which made me late for my first day of a new job then my derailleurs froze for my ride home (usually i ride a SS) so it was even harder

    ps. -32C.... i'd definitely wear goggles at that point. that's cold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippered
    oh how i wish i had a camera...

    portis, you look kinda mad in the first picture!
    Nah, just had ice on my eyelashes and sort of squinting.

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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes
    Great photos. Is the mist over the river a common thing? Now I see what you mean about the white housing on the tailight.

    Isn't it hard to type with those gloves on?
    You have that right, the white sticks out like a sore thumb

    Mist on our river is a common thing when the temperature is below about -17C. When it gets colder there is lots of ice crystals in the air. Hopefully we get a good hoarfrost day yet.

    As for typing with the gloves, voice recognition... Think Scotty in Star Trek IV, "Computer...."
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