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    purity of essence scotch's Avatar
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    Your 12/21/07 Ride

    With a half-day of work, mine was a quick 20 miles of semi wet-to-slush & snowy back roads. Bright sun and 25 degrees, just perfect. Here's a few pics...

    How was your ride?

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    Nice pictures scotch. That's a lot of snow Nor-easter style?

    My ride was good until the last 2miles. Slippery...black ice and 37F. I took a fall in the lot just before arriving at work. Started loosing traction so I slowed way down and aimed for the wimply little salt pellets. After a speed bump on a small decent, it was game over. I should have gotten off and walked. Dumb

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    35 deg F overcast/foggy like a sauna...but a good ride.

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    Um - I drove my car to the mall to get some x-mas shizzle. It has Nokian tires - does that count?
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    It was about 10 deg F when I came to work and now it's -2 (I work evenings) and almost time to go home. I just made a studded tire with small nuts, bolts and lockwashers. It's not too good on ice, but it works well in snow and packed snow.

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    The OP didn't specify. It counts
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Um - I drove my car to the mall to get some x-mas shizzle. It has Nokian tires - does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpryan View Post
    It was about 10 deg F when I came to work and now it's -2 (I work evenings) and almost time to go home. I just made a studded tire with small nuts, bolts and lockwashers. It's not too good on ice, but it works well in snow and packed snow.
    Excellent. Gotta pic?

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    regular commute as usual, but also went to a festival of lights parade to celebrate the solstice.

    i don't have pictures of my own, but you can see some on the collective's website: http://www.redpepperspectaclearts.org/



    happy first day of winter, everyone!
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    12/22 Ride....3 inches of new snow, 33 deg F and got out before the cars. What a blast!!

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    I drove on 12/21 because on my ride home on 12/20 I kissed the road twice and wasn't exactly in shape to ride. All should be well by the ride on 12/26, though.

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    My usual workday ride of 14 miles; 5 miles of pavement, 4 miles of wet messy dirt road, 5 miles of gravel path through the woods. Excellent!
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    My new girlfriend was my 12/21 ride. Best Christmas present I've gotten in a while.
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    -8f. Otherwise quite uneventful. I discovered the lower limit of what the riding gear I had could handle. Today, I got wicking sock liners, a winter polypro top, some high visibility utility gloves (Sidetrak handlebar covers were more than sufficient down to that cold, but at -8, the poor cover on my wrist was a bit irritating, so - gloves) and some disposable warmers to throw in the shoes on similarly cold days. Also discovered that the leaking breath from the air warmer face mask I have is enough to keep my eyes warm enough to avoid pain without goggles, which would fog horribly anyways..

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