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Old 12-11-17, 05:00 PM
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Got to take a couple of rare winter rides yesterday and today about 20 miles each around home here in high mountains around Fairplay Colorado. Nice weather and not too much snow on the roads and only a couple of inches of soft pack on the bike trail in a few places.



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Always impressed with the high country scenery on your rides. I can't imagine winter riding at that elevation but then again I live at around 650 ft above sea level.
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A week and two days ago rode 50 miles in shorts. Last weekend 15 miles of hard pack on the fat bike. Nothing like late fall in Minnesota.
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Sunny here in the PNW (for now). 50ish and clear. Riding up Monroe Road just outside of town with my new C&V buddy @Dean51, on his glorious Ciocc. Before I met this guy, I thought I was the only one in town.



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Took a shot of me here, too, but posted it over on OddJob's "Not ready for Winter" thread just to taunt him.
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Old 12-13-17, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by thinktubes
here's a photo from my front window. Apparently it snowed last night -bleh.
time for indoor sports?
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
only a couple of inches of soft pack on the bike trail in a few places
don't need studs for that
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name
Snow ride!
looks fun! was it icy?
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
time for indoor sports?
Spin class, strength training, and fooling around with audio gear.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes
Spin class, strength training, and fooling around with audio gear.
sounds good. I just got a hankering for swimming but haven't been in a pool for approx 8 yrs. used to enjoy going in the winter cuz it was so opposite to what was going on outside
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Love to swim but it dries out my skin and turns my hair green.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes
Love to swim but it dries out my skin and turns my hair green.
hair cutter got me up to speed w a "clarifying" shampoo for the chlorine. dunno why yours would turn green. do you color it? moisturizer for the skin. but yeah, any sports has it's ancillary stuff, meaning pros, cons & equipment
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Blonde hair plus long exposure to chlorine = green hair, a common Southern California look, at least when I was a kid.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Blonde hair, a common Southern California look
cool. jealous. I was stuck with thin, straight brown hair
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Blonde hair plus long exposure to chlorine = green hair, a common Southern California look, at least when I was a kid.
Brent

Our youngest is a lifeguard.

Originally (white) blonde in June, it takes on a healthy greenish tint by the end of August.

I'm sure his girlfriend just loves it.......
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Dec 13 feels more like October 13

I've been off the bike for a month with knee issues but got the ok for a slow cruise so went on a flat 13km ride on a glorious mid-December day. Felt great just to be out.

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
looks fun! was it icy?
Tons of fun. Definitely icy in sections, but what was frozen had plenty of texture from pre-freeze foot traffic. That and dropping tire pressure gave enough grip to stay upright. Gotta shake off the winter reflexes and start upping the speed.
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Originally Posted by Stevensb
I've been off the bike for a month with knee issues but got the ok for a slow cruise so went on a flat 13km ride on a glorious mid-December day. Felt great just to be out.

cheers.

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That's great news Brad!
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Had a fun time with my local bike club last night during our annual Jingle Bells Pub Ride.

SVVC Jingle Bells Pub Ride by NBend, on Flickr
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Looks like a fine time was had by all NB!

My wife and I had a somewhat different Holiday Ride today. We rode to Point Reyes Station with another tandem couple. While we were hanging out in town drinking our coffee and eating pastries the elementary school kids trooped down the hill from school to sing carols for us! We got Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. A real treat!



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[QUOTE=obrentharris;20055470]Looks like a fine time was had by all NB!

My wife and I had a somewhat different Holiday Ride today. We rode to Point Reyes Station with another tandem couple. While we were hanging out in town drinking our coffee and eating pastries the elementary school kids trooped down the hill from school to sing carols for us! We got Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. A real treat!

Great shot Brent. My wife works with those kids for the Shoreline School District.

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Inspiring photo, Brent. Thanks for posting it.
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I haven't been riding much, because the weather hasn't been inviting and because I no longer have a job to commute to. Tuesday, I realized I'd been sitting at home too much looking for a job, and I needed to get out. I went out without a plan for where to go. I went around the perimeter of Manhattan which is generally the most scenic way to go, and it's less trafficked, too. I only took one picture, of the East River. It was slightly cold and raining lightly, but I was dressed well enough to be comfortable. My bike and I got pretty dirty, but that was OK. I've been meaning to put fenders on it for a long time.

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Originally Posted by noglider
I haven't been riding much, because the weather hasn't been inviting and because I no longer have a job to commute to. Tuesday, I realized I'd been sitting at home too much looking for a job, and I needed to get out. I went out without a plan for where to go. I went around the perimeter of Manhattan which is generally the most scenic way to go, and it's less trafficked, too. I only took one picture, of the East River. It was slightly cold and raining lightly, but I was dressed well enough to be comfortable. My bike and I got pretty dirty, but that was OK. I've been meaning to put fenders on it for a long time.

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East River from about 16th St. Ahead, you see Manhattan on the left and Brooklyn and Queens on the right.
@noglider: Sorry about the job, and good luck with the job-hunting.


How long a ride is it around the entire island?


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Here's wishing you a fruitful job hunt Tom.
You did the right thing, getting out of the house and away from the hunt for a while. It clears the cobwebs out of the head and recharges the batteries.
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Originally Posted by dicktill
@noglider: Sorry about the job, and good luck with the job-hunting.


How long a ride is it around the entire island?


Regards, Dick
Thank you and @obrentharris. I didn't do the entire perimeter. I'm not sure how long that would be, but the island is 13 miles long and less than two miles wide on average. That sounds short, but it is so dense and busy that it takes more energy to ride a mile in the city than a mile on the open road, and it also takes a lot longer. I guess I should do an entire perimeter ride one day. I still don't know all the ways onto and off of the East River path, because it's not continuous yet. One day they'll complete it, but maybe not in my lifetime. There are lots of expensive obstacles, the biggest one being the United Nations (UN), a big security question. I should ask @wilfried, as he has a ton of bike routes in his head.
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