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Old 12-31-14, 11:40 PM
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So much for a New Years day ride

It's snowing in Tucson tonight, and my cold weather clothes are on order.

Happy New Years to you all!
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Old 01-01-15, 12:02 AM
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Wut? Where is global warming when you need it?
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Old 01-01-15, 12:46 AM
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Gonna be 30 here. I IZ GONNA RIDE!!
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Old 01-01-15, 05:13 AM
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Throw something together Wileyrat. Watch out for those drivers who don't know or forgot how to drive in the snow.
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Old 01-01-15, 05:32 AM
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We've got freezing rain incoming here in the Dallas area..

I've got the cold weather gear to ride, I just don't want to mix it up with the folks out driving around.

Guess I'm stuck on the rollers today.

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Welcomed in the New Year while riding my bike. Will get out again after the sun comes out.

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Wut? Where is global warming when you need it?
70'sF today with 80's on the way. Want some warmth, come on down. Saturday will be 10 to 15 degrees ABOVE AVERAGE!!!
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Old 01-04-15, 11:49 AM
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I chickened out New Year's Day and just took my first ride in years - its unusually warm in VA today. I won't get many chances like this until later in the spring. It was a short one - maybe five miles or so, but I got some exercise out of it. There's really something special about cycling and I've missed it. I guess I'll be mainly walking/jogging the rest of the winter, but at least I'll be doing something for the first time in years.
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Old 01-05-15, 10:19 PM
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My New Year's Day ride ended about a mile from home when it dawned on me that it was in fact freeze'n cold and the wind was blowing at a nasty clip. I said to myself, "You're crazy but you ain't THIS crazy"!!
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Old 01-06-15, 12:04 PM
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I couldn't find my gloves and I forgot the water bottle. That night (sunday) I also came down with a bad case of stomach bug. Finally eating again today, and I remembered where I put my gloves! Not up to any exercise today and the next few days are going to be bitter cold, so I'll just help my spouse put away the Christmas stuff and drag it back up into the attic. But I'm serious - I'm going to ride regularly from now on. My next project is overhauling my Trek 930. That bike actually fits me better than the Bridgestone Comp MB-2 I have been riding. I'll probably put some 'city' tires on the Trek as I did the Bridgestone.



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Old 01-06-15, 12:25 PM
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I rode the Los Angeles Wheelmens' New Years Day (Almost) Century . . . ended with 94 miles. Started at Playa Del Rey @ 37 Deg. F but dropped down to 33 before the temps started climbing up (as we climbed up Palos Verdes) to a high in the mid 60's.

Stopped for lunch at Pick Up Stix in Bolsa Chica/Huntington Beach area. Orange Chicken and brown ride for power!

At least we finished in the light (barely) after a 7:00 AM start.

Here it is on Strava: Bike Ride Profile | Wheelmen New Year's Day Almost Century near Los Angeles | Times and Records | Strava

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Old 01-06-15, 12:52 PM
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Sounds like a blast! I imagine that ride is rather hilly.
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new clothes? wutz coming in the post?
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