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Old 03-03-14, 05:05 PM
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lets see your polar vortex!

Over the last three months has been rough with no riding, just time to fill. Here's the result!

Before the Vortex:





Now:



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Originally Posted by gioscinelli View Post
Over the last three months has been rough with no riding, just time to fill. Here's the result!

Before the Vortex:





Now:



That's such a great bicycle.

Definitely a ti frameset I would enjoy owning.
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Old 03-03-14, 05:40 PM
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My Polar Vortex



Rode the old beast in the dead of winter ..
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Old 03-03-14, 06:32 PM
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When will it end!
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The Gravel Grandis?

O tempora! O mores!
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Wimps. I been ridin':



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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Wimps. I've been riding too.

I like your ridin' more than mine

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I like your ridin' less than mine
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I've been riding, too! Still commuting to work every day, on the trainer most nights, outside when I can. That said, I can't wait for the end.





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My Polar Vortex? most of my friends would call that my heart and soul
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Polar Vortex?
Just another winter in Maine. -15F this morning.
Hope it doesn't mess up the sugaring season.

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Polar Vortex?
Just another winter in Maine. -15F this morning.
Hope it doesn't mess up the sugaring season.

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Balmy to your southwest in NH at a -12F.

I've been wondering about the same thing. The past several years the sap had been flowing for a couple of weeks by early March. Looking at the long range forecast predicts it will still have another week+ to wait.

Do you sugar?

My Polar Vortex has been dozens of freewheels mailed to me for service in the past 8 weeks. My little hobby "business" is in full swing as so many C&Vers have their vintage rides strip down for polish and PMing.

The only bike I've been working on has been a 1990 Jamis Tangier 700c hybrid I found at the dump a couple of weeks ago. Nice chrome molybdenum frame with late Suntour components. It will eventually become my future son in law's ride.
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I've been commuting...

and riding...

...and commuting...

...and riding...

...and yes, looking forward to spring. Not for my own sake, but because I have two beehives. Last I checked, they were still alive. But it's March, and it's still really cold out there.
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Before:






After: About 90% done

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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Wimps. I've been riding too.

I saw this posted on facebook the other day...
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This has been my Vortex Conveyance for the last week. But now I'm back to reality. Ye gods...

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This has been my Vortex Conveyance for the last week. But now I'm back to reality. Ye gods...
Welcome home. Welcome home to reality.
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Thanks Jim. Even though I was expecting it, it was a rude awakening. Feels like a dream now.
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Now that is what Polar Vortex is all bout! Beautiful, gorgeous and fantastic to see history under the vortex cloud!
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Looking good! At least your Peugeot project keeps you busy and safe from the winter vortex!
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Snow, yo.

This did not stop the true die-hards, but with all the salt, no C&V hardware in sight.
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It snowed here in the Portland, OR metro area in early February - biggest snow storm here in the valley since about 1993. I rode my 1986 Fuji Sundance in the snow, which was more challenging than I thought. It was my first time ever riding in the snow. I rode in a park near home on the paths.

I know this picture is from the 'wrong' side of the bike - I'll do better next time. It's only raining here now, so not as daunting.
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