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Old 11-03-09, 07:56 PM
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Met a personal goal this month

I've never commuted into November before! Still riding strong so far! Difference is that this year I finally have the right gear to go the distance this fall/winter, at least until it snows.

Looks like the only thing threatening to make me stop is that damn runny nose. Eesh. What a buzzkill.
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Old 11-03-09, 08:15 PM
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Keep it up! Get some gloves with a terry thumb patch and you're good to go on the snot front.
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Old 11-03-09, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dognamedbanjo View Post
I've never commuted into November before! Still riding strong so far! Difference is that this year I finally have the right gear to go the distance this fall/winter, at least until it snows.

Looks like the only thing threatening to make me stop is that damn runny nose. Eesh. What a buzzkill.
You need to learn to outrun your nose. Just don't blow into the wind.

You might also think about a few extra layers for when it gets a little cooler. Planning your wardrobe is essential this time of year and really can make the ride a joy.
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Old 11-04-09, 07:30 AM
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Congrats. Personal accomplishments are what it's about, no matter what we say around here
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Old 11-04-09, 07:47 AM
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Keep it up, banjo. In many respects, winter is my favorite time of the year to commute -- once you've got the right gear. I would much rather ride to work in cold weather than hot, humid weather.
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Old 11-04-09, 09:31 AM
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Congrats. This is my first November rides as well. Must be something about this year.
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Old 11-04-09, 03:38 PM
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Me too.
My problem is not over layering. Trying to stay warm hasn't been a problem so far.
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Old 11-04-09, 03:46 PM
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i am also commuting later than i did last year. i remember last year- my last day of commuting was october 6th. i had this huge feeling of sadness on the ride home.
this year i stocked up on a pair of lobster claws, a 900 lumen headlight and a superflash tailight.
and i can't beleive it's november and i'm still riding to work
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Old 11-04-09, 04:04 PM
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I've been riding since 1983. And the past two years I've commuted everyday, all year long. I remember my first winter of riding everyday, and I'm asking myself "why did'nt I do this sooner". As others have said. Once you get the right gear it's a piece of cake. I enjoy riding in a snowfall, the temps are about 23f. And you're the only one out there. And the cagers look at you like your nuts.
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Old 11-04-09, 06:20 PM
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Congrats to the rest of you that've had a November milestone. It feels great!

Tarwheel, I agree that it's more enjoyable in cooler weather than hotter weather. Getting the right gear is key.

Scoatw, I'm not sure I'm made for winter riding quite yet. The salt, snow, and decreased shoulder make me a little skiddish We'll see how far I go, though! I might just roll right through it! My main goal is a hugely decreased off-season. Looking make it only about 3 months...
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Old 11-04-09, 06:44 PM
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Last winter was my first winter riding since about '84. I found it much more enjoyable than I remember it being then. Having the right clothing and gear makes a world of difference. I love my studded tires.
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