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Old 01-03-18, 06:11 PM   #1
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A Big Storm Is Coming!

For those in the East, a monster storm should hit your area Wed./Thurs. Did you ride through it and how bad was it for you?
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Old 01-03-18, 06:17 PM   #2
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It will take a brave and hardy person. The wind along the coastline is projected at 30-35 mph. Add several inches of snow and it’s crazy IMO.
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Maritimes suppose to get 35 cm. I think we're getting only a couple of cm.
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Negatory. I've done it once, never again.

To knock around the neighborhood for 25-30 minutes, maybe. To share the road with people who think 4x4=full speed, no thanks.
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Old 01-04-18, 12:56 PM   #5
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i rode in! wrote up a ride report. it wasn't great. the winds were high and the snow is coming in really fast and sideways.

it's grey and a complete blizzard here on the east coast. white out conditions. the snow is coming in sideways and it's coming in fast and hard. it's really white out conditions here but not much accumulation i would say about 1 in when i was out there this morning - but the wind keeps blowing it around. it's cold here so nothing is melting really. but it's a ghost town.

i biked in on my bike - changed out my tires this morning for studded tires. it was slippery. almost nothing was plowed. as i got onto the bridge i finally saw the plow descending the bridge to plow the entrance way which i just went thru. i pulled over, gave a wave and kept going. it was surreal but i've seen this all before - just not in awhile i would say. when i got to manhattan - still nothing plowed. but the bldg porters were out there in full force clearing the sidewalks. only there were hardly any pedestrians, nor cars out there. it was deserted for sure. so i rode the sidewalks b/c the streets were too slippery, i was getting pushed around in the uneven snow.

it looks like "snowmageddon" out there. dark and scary.
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The ability to ride in weather like this is what separates the wheat from the chaff.
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i rode in! wrote up a ride report. it wasn't great. the winds were high and the snow is coming in really fast and sideways.

it's grey and a complete blizzard here on the east coast. white out conditions. the snow is coming in sideways and it's coming in fast and hard. it's really white out conditions here but not much accumulation i would say about 1 in when i was out there this morning - but the wind keeps blowing it around. it's cold here so nothing is melting really. but it's a ghost town.

i biked in on my bike - changed out my tires this morning for studded tires. it was slippery. almost nothing was plowed. as i got onto the bridge i finally saw the plow descending the bridge to plow the entrance way which i just went thru. i pulled over, gave a wave and kept going. it was surreal but i've seen this all before - just not in awhile i would say. when i got to manhattan - still nothing plowed. but the bldg porters were out there in full force clearing the sidewalks. only there were hardly any pedestrians, nor cars out there. it was deserted for sure. so i rode the sidewalks b/c the streets were too slippery, i was getting pushed around in the uneven snow.

it looks like "snowmageddon" out there. dark and scary.
Hope you make it home OK.
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Bomb Cyclone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosive_cyclogenesis
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Hope you make it home OK.
i think i'm just going to take the bike on the subway. and ride to and from the subway. no desire to ride the bridge with winds at a steady 35 mph gusting to 50...

well, i tried! the morning was not great - not going to lie. the winds slamming snowflakes into my face (well what was left exposed) felt like a hundred pellets pummeling me. oh well. NEXT TIME!
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Piece of cake in Washington, DC -- only an inch of snow. Lively winds gusting to 43 knots kept it from being dull, as did the beauty of the landscape.
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i think i'm just going to take the bike on the subway. and ride to and from the subway. no desire to ride the bridge with winds at a steady 35 mph gusting to 50...

well, i tried! the morning was not great - not going to lie. the winds slamming snowflakes into my face (well what was left exposed) felt like a hundred pellets pummeling me. oh well. NEXT TIME!
I would not have even rode in this morning, I'm impressed!
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conditions today - it's a mess out there (plowing is really sub-par)

over and out
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I would not have even rode in this morning, I'm impressed!
i was thinking of not doing it. but then i remembered each time i don't ride b/c my body isn't slammed i always regret it. and i don't regret going in yesterday's conditions. there were parts of the ride that were pleasant. i went to see if i could ride home in that later yesterday evening - but i found i had a flat tire. i tried repumping it but it didn't hold. didn't have an extra tube or patch kit so gave up. the bike shop closed yesterday so i couldn't buy a tube. oh well. i'll take it in this weekend...!

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Bike plow. Snow solved.

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To knock around the neighborhood for 25-30 minutes, maybe. To share the road with people who think 4x4=full speed, no thanks.
agreed, sharing roads w cars on a bike, thru that, would not be fun
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