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Old 12-24-18, 09:49 AM
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Anyone headed out for a pre Christmas ride today..?


Hopefully there is't already a thread like this going that I've somehow missed.

I already hit the gym early today for a cardio workout, but am headed out after lunch for my real workout - a (hopefully not too) chilly fast local ride. 0-40 miles depending on logistics. It's gonna be sunny and 50 today, almost what I consider perfect riding temps.

So what's everyone else's holiday ride plans?
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Originally Posted by exmechanic89

Hopefully there is't already a thread like this going that I've somehow missed.

I already hit the gym early today for a cardio workout, but am headed out after lunch for my real workout - a (hopefully not too) chilly fast local ride. 0-40 miles depending on logistics. It's gonna be sunny and 50 today, almost what I consider perfect riding temps.

So what's everyone else's holiday ride plans?

I took a 70 mile ride yesterday, not bad, it was in the 30s and I was bundled up pretty good.

I'm Jewish, so I'm debating with myself whether I'm going to ride to my traditional Chinese meal tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
I took a 70 mile ride yesterday, not bad, it was in the 30s and I was bundled up pretty good.

I'm Jewish, so I'm debating with myself whether I'm going to ride to my traditional Chinese meal tomorrow.
That's a nice ride distance, I'd do similar if I had the time today. I'm thinking light traffic today too, which will be nice.
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It'll be between 30 miles and 60 gravel. Depending on when I get some errands done.

I'm on call at 3, so have to be done by then.
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Gonna go for at least 30 miles in a bit on the mtb just doing gravel, pretty much just cadence work. Gotta burn off steam from multiple nights of family fun

Oof, 26f out now, supposed to get around upper thirtys.
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Looking to do a 50ish today. I've wrapped the main tubes in garland, and had the wife modify a Santa hat to fit my helmet.

She looks at me and says she doesn't know who I am because her husband would never dod that.
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Originally Posted by exmechanic89
That's a nice ride distance, I'd do similar if I had the time today. I'm thinking light traffic today too, which will be nice.

Losing my taste for watching football has opened up all kinds of riding time on Sundays!

Enjoy the ride today! My advice is no egg nog until after.

Now that I think about it, maybe we should market reduced fat egg nog as a sports drink.
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat
Looking to do a 50ish today. I've wrapped the main tubes in garland, and had the wife modify a Santa hat to fit my helmet.

She looks at me and says she doesn't know who I am because her husband would never dod that.

Sleigh bells?
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You going to come by my house? what time?
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For a while I had a tradition of going for Xmas and New Year's morning rides. Quiet. I'm going to try to revive that tomorrow. (It's a maybe around here as to how foggy any winter morning will be. I don't mind riding commutes in low visibility but don't like it for longer rides.)

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I had intended on riding about 40 miles today when the Mrs remarked, "You're going for a bike ride on MY birthday"??!!?? "No Dear, but next Sunday is MY birthday." Three guesses as to what I'll be doing, and the first two don't count.
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Did a metric century this morning with a small group. A little chilly starting out, but bright and sunny for the second half. A beautiful day for a ride
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Did a shade under 24 miles this afternoon; conditions were sunny, low 30's and calm. A little chilly getting going, but once the legs warmed up I was able to stay (mostly) comfortable.
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Did a couple hours on the mountain bike this morning. Started off at 56 and cloudy, warmed up to about 62. Central Texas winters are THE BEST!
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Got in 22 miles today and Christmas morning I’ll be out for more.
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Got in a quick 40 mile spin today.
Traffic was very light. Nice.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Sleigh bells?
50 miles, no sleigh bells. If I were to do that, they would be tossed to the side of the road in a few miles.

I started out in the mid 50's. Mid 70's by rides end.
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Glad to see so many made it out today. Ironically I didn't get to ride, did the gym twice but couldn't fit the ride in while it was still light because of a bunch of holiday related errands I had to run with my wife. But.. tomorrow is the day, I'll be headed out around noon. Should be sunny and high 40's. Christmas is a good day to be out riding.
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just 40 miles inside. Traffic & weather is not favorable this time of year for where I like to ride.
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I'm heading out for an early Xmas ride and then going to tear my BB apart (again). Love riding in the cool crisp morning when there aren't any people around. Hopefully the sea mist won't be too heavy or I'll be soaked by the time I return.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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Got out for 26 miles, 1650ft climbing, nice sunny start and spitting snow went I got home.
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After a 1/2 day of work, then some late Christmas shopping, I got a 31 mile ride in today. Wished it could have been longer, But, darkness comes early up here in Michigan, and so did the temps drop.

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my traditional Chinese meal
Funny, because every Christmas eve, we seem to head down to our local Chinese restaurant. It has become an annual family tradition in our house too.
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81.7 miles this morning, fighting the wonders of SoCal "weather" the whole way. Peeled layers like an onion the whole ride. Started with ice cold toes, ended hot 'n sweaty. But my Rapha Festive is well under way.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Enjoy the ride today!
Thanks, today's the day. We're headed out for a Christmas hike first, then I'm gonna ride afterward. Streets are much better than yesterday when last minute shoppers were out driving in a frenzy. I usually ride 20-50 miles daily, but man the last 2 weeks I've barely ridden due to the weather or my schedule and the early darkness, I need to get back on track.
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Christmas morning is even better than Sundays. I did 15 miles this am and only had 2 cars pass me. It was cold, 26F, but I've geared up this year for it. I wanted to ride yesterday, but we had a little snow on the roads(was gone today) and I'm always afraid of a covered patch of ice. Safety First!
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