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Old 12-24-18, 10:45 PM
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Riding on Holidays?

Christmas dinner got moved to the in laws house so no dinner prep needed, kids are away, So I might ride tomorrow for the first time in my adult life.
Which begs two questions;
Do you ride on holidays
and
If you do, which one is your favorite riding day?

My favorite? Thanksgiving. Usually not too cold and traffic is spread out throughout the day.
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Old 12-25-18, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Spadoni
... So I might ride tomorrow for the first time in my adult life.
Well, it's about time you got started, then! Don't be shy, jump right in
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Old 12-25-18, 12:17 AM
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In going to try and go out for a short 15 miles if it doesnt rain tomorrow.
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Old 12-25-18, 12:48 AM
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Could be the best Xmas gift you could give yourself... to start riding again!
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Old 12-25-18, 05:32 AM
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We'll see what betides thru this day (the kids n grandkids arrived here in the wee hours) but for several years I've ridden on 12/26, "Boxing day" in the English tradition. The weather here is usually fine for riding and the traffic is nil. I also rarely see any other bikes out in the wild that day either.

Looks like nice weather again tomorrow and the visitors are going road trip so Boxing Day ride it is. Bundle up.......
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Old 12-25-18, 05:56 AM
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Just got back from a short, early morning ride through the neighborhood (7 miles). Lots of lights made it one of the better holiday rides for me.

Merry Christmas

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Old 12-25-18, 05:58 AM
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I've already been out for my Christmas dawn ride. -17C, but can't let that stop you.
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Old 12-25-18, 06:53 AM
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I'd ride, but my floor pump is broken. Was that on my wish list? Hmmmm.
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Old 12-25-18, 08:21 AM
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Not riding this year, but I often ride on Thanksgiving and Christmas, In my rural area, there's actually a bit more traffic than on your average weekend. I suspect it's younger families who live in the city driving out to the grandparent's house in the country for the holiday.
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Old 12-25-18, 10:02 PM
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New Year's Day for me, always in an attempt to jump start the routine for the coming year. Knowing the inevitable outcome, I always try to ride each bike on that day.
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Old 12-25-18, 10:32 PM
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It's 9 miles up to the end of the island. So, 18 miles from here & back. When the weather's nice, I try and do it about four times a week.
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Old 12-26-18, 12:33 AM
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Our club did a 40-mile Christmas ride this morning. I think there was less traffic than I've ever seen before in the area. We also have Thanksgiving Day rides, and there's reduced traffic then too, but not nearly as much as today. One drawback is that we usually have a coffee shop stop and they were almost all closed today.
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Old 12-26-18, 12:45 AM
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I ordinarily never have time to ride on Xmas Day either. But the kids are teens now, there's a big gap between breakfast and dinner, I got out for 28.5 miles this afternoon, which was very nice. Rained through the night, and was clear and sunny by the time I got on the bike. I wish I had had more time, I would have put in more miles.
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23 miles today. I liked it b/c there were so few cars on the roads.
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Old 12-26-18, 09:04 AM
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I really wanted to ride on the 25th, it was sunny, little traffic, winds calm and got up to 52 degrees. Perfect. But my oaks, huge trees, had dumped all their leaves over the last week and the neighbors were probably about to come after me with pitchforks. So... 26 40Gal bags worth, heavy with damp leaves - it wasn't the exercise I'd have preferred. Lawn looks good tho.
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Old 12-26-18, 09:38 AM
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Christmas day has always been reserved to spend the whole day with the family, for which I'm grateful. Pretty sure I've bicycled before on Boxing Day, but this year finds us with a cold rainy almost freezing day, and me with a head cold, so, I'm not going to be out there this year.
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Old 12-26-18, 10:50 AM
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Christmas is for Family time and eating the stuff I avoid the rest of the year. Boxing Day, today, I am out for a good tear around town. I am grateful to be on the bike and enjoying the coffee stop. I also am back to work knocking off the weight I have gained from lack of riding and good empty sweets. My gosh, up to 128 lbs this morning!
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Old 12-26-18, 01:02 PM
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Been unseasonably warm here, and almost no snow. Finally a dusting of snow on Christmas Eve, so at least a blanket of white over all the brown. And it melted off the roads almost right away, so we did a quick 10-miler, and picked up an abandoned old Trek 800 and Instep trailer hulk, for the parts.

Supposed to RAIN the rest of the week .
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Old 12-26-18, 02:14 PM
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I usually ride about 20 miles on the local rail trail on Christmas day. Then I eat myself into a coma again.
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I will occasionally ride Christmas Day, but not a regular riding day for me. Rode on Xmas eve and today this year. New Year's Day is my favorite holiday ride. The past few years for me it's been a ride up the local Thunder Ridge climb unless it's iced over. Always a chilly at the top no matter the weather. I've recently moved, so this year it will have to be something different.
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Superbowl Sunday, not an official holiday, but still the best day for riding if the local team is playing and the roads are clean of salt. It's a little dangerous just before kickoff, that's when everyone is rushing to get more beer and chips and guacamole. And of course after the game is dangerous with the drunks.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
New Year's Day for me, always in an attempt to jump start the routine for the coming year. Knowing the inevitable outcome, I always try to ride each bike on that day.
Aired up and ready for tomorrow. Each was otherwise ready since I don't seem to have time to take them apart, so none needs to be put back together. It's raining now and will probably also rain tomorrow but I'll try get out on each for a brief spin, even though we're doing brunch and a hike with friends.

From the front, and in reverse order of placement because of ease of access:

Paramount
Trek 510, Sports L23
Sports M23, Cimarron
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New Year Day is a very popular time on the local mountain. This guy has been running up every Jan 1 since 1976!



I have only missed one year in memory, when the park was closed for mudslides.
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Old 12-31-18, 03:13 PM
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I plan to get out tomorrow for New Year's day ride. I would go today to end the year but the 40 mph wind gusts and the intermittent rain has convinced me that is a bad idea.
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Got a new floor pump, so no excuses now! Gonna ride tomorrow, even if it's short.
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