Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member westman2003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Bikes
    Norco MTB
    Posts
    96
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    First Winter Ride!

    It snowed here on the weekend. I put on winter tires and went for a ride on Sunday and rode to work today. Temp was -7c/21f. An excellent ride and I'm hooked on year round biking.
    Westman

    "Peace, Love, Eternal Grooviness.."

  2. #2
    Long Live Long Rides
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    KCMO
    My Bikes
    1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp, converted for touring/commuting. 1984 Raleigh Team USA road bike.
    Posts
    717
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You rock! Got any pics?
    Jharte
    Touring...therapy for the soul.

  3. #3
    Designated Drinker Wulfheir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Bikes
    '04 Kona Fire Mountain
    Posts
    800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    westman2003,
    I'm in calgary too, was also my first winter ride. It felt great, I think I may have actually OVER dressed for the weather. Doesn't take long to warm up cranking those legs.
    wulfheir

  4. #4
    Senior Member westman2003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Bikes
    Norco MTB
    Posts
    96
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    jharte

    Sorry no pics. I'm still in the 90s from a techno point of view (no digital camera).

    Wulheir

    Glad to hear from another Calgarian! I live in the north (Hidden Valley, just north of Nose Hill Park across country hills blvd) and commute to SAIT where I work. Are you commuting and where is your ride?Anyway it was a fairly icy ride but the studded tires worked great. Someone was ahead of me as I could see fresh bike tracks so glad to see there are other crazy's out there. Total commute was 13km and I feel awesome. Best of all everyone in the office walks up, stares at my bike (I park it by my cubicle), stares at me and shakes their head.

    I love it!
    Westman

    "Peace, Love, Eternal Grooviness.."

  5. #5
    Designated Drinker Wulfheir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Bikes
    '04 Kona Fire Mountain
    Posts
    800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I live and work in the chinook area. My commute is quite a bit shorter, under 5km. I also park in my cubicle and was told I'm crazy twice. I just told them that this is considered summer where I'm from (northern ontario).
    I don't have studded tires yet, so I just took it easy this morning. I saw 2 or 3 tracks in front of me, usually 2 or 3 bike commuters meet up at a glenmore trail intersection, didn't see anyone this morning though. On a side note, my dad is an instructor at SAIT in the business department I think. His name is Rick Hone, maybe you know him.
    My Bike Journal Profile

    Oh, you hate your job? There's a support group for that, it's called EVERYONE and they meet at the PUB!

  6. #6
    Ride the Road Daily Commute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Surly Cross-Check; hard tail MTB
    Posts
    4,059
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This morning was my first commute in the 30's (36F/2C). My new Pearl Izumi AmFib's kept me toasty warm. I was a little on the warm side, so they can deal with a lot colder than this. I did discover I need new gloves, though. My warmest gloves have a tear in them. This is something I'd rather discover when it's 36F, not 6F (-14C)/

  7. #7
    The Land of Living Skies
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    My Bikes
    Kona Hahannah, Rocky Mountain RC-30
    Posts
    307
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey there Calgarians. Just wondering how you guys do ride. Do you stick to bikepaths or do you ride on the roads. I am a little freaked out to ride on the road but I can't stand driving.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    My Bikes
    Kona Hahanna
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fellow Southlanders (Calgarians),

    We got over 20cm's of snow on the weekend and another 10 cm's today. The commute to work today was awesome. I have Nokian extremes in the front and they worked great. I was slipping a bit in the rear and thought it would be wise to out studs on the back. My wonderful wife picked me up at lunch time to pick another Nokian extremes for the back. Good thing because the evening commute was much worse. Nokians Rule!

    BTW here is a picture of me after the ride (note the sleet in the background - hate the stuff)!

  9. #9
    Badger Biker ctyler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Beloit, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Saeco CAD-3, Surly Cross Check
    Posts
    974
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jasoncd
    Fellow Southlanders (Calgarians),

    We got over 20cm's of snow on the weekend and another 10 cm's today. The commute to work today was awesome. I have Nokian extremes in the front and they worked great. I was slipping a bit in the rear and thought it would be wise to out studs on the back. My wonderful wife picked me up at lunch time to pick another Nokian extremes for the back. Good thing because the evening commute was much worse. Nokians Rule!

    BTW here is a picture of me after the ride (note the sleet in the background - hate the stuff)!
    Looks like you're having fun!

  10. #10
    Designated Drinker Wulfheir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Bikes
    '04 Kona Fire Mountain
    Posts
    800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SaskCyclist
    Hey there Calgarians. Just wondering how you guys do ride. Do you stick to bikepaths or do you ride on the roads. I am a little freaked out to ride on the road but I can't stand driving.
    my commute follows quiet residential streets about 75% of the ride, the rest is either on the shoulder or on the sidewalk.

    jasoncd, way to battle the weather up north! nice pic
    My Bike Journal Profile

    Oh, you hate your job? There's a support group for that, it's called EVERYONE and they meet at the PUB!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •