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Old 09-26-19, 11:11 PM
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Winter transition

the colder it gets and the shorter the days I find myself moving over to running more and more...mentally a 10 mile run seems easier and takes less time...its not it must be the winter biking blahs getting a hold of me....anybody else feel this way in the winter
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Old 09-27-19, 03:01 AM
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Again?
What do you do to avoid bike boredom?
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Old 09-27-19, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Does seem as if trolls were once less repetitive.
I forget some people cant run ..and are dedicated single sport recreation riders
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Old 09-27-19, 05:14 AM
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its not boredom but seasonal winter transition to running...because of cold and lack of daylight.....
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Old 09-27-19, 05:39 AM
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I can't run because I have congenital foot problems that quickly compromise my ability to walk if my feet are subjected to high impact. So?

Basically, I'm not a fan of riding on icy roads, so I shift to working out in the gym during the winter. That literally exhausts everything relevant I have to say on this fascinating and not-at-all repetitive "run as well as bike" topic.
I'm getting the sense that people are generally focusing on getting their last pre-winter riding in and coming up with almost no good thread topics.
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Old 09-27-19, 05:47 AM
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Old 09-27-19, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I can't run because I have congenital foot problems that quickly compromise my ability to walk if my feet are subjected to high impact. So?

Basically, I'm not a fan of riding on icy roads, so I shift to working out in the gym during the winter. That literally exhausts everything relevant I have to say on this fascinating and not-at-all repetitive "run as well as bike" topic.
I'm getting the sense that people are generally focusing on getting their last pre-winter riding in and coming up with almost no good thread topics.
im glad that u will have nothing more to say Ö.not much of interest anyway
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Old 09-27-19, 06:07 AM
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Move to Southern Arizona. Our real riding season is just beginning.
nice warm all year....that would be awesome
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the colder it gets and the shorter the days I find myself moving over to running more and more...mentally a 10 mile run seems easier and takes less time...its not it must be the winter biking blahs getting a hold of me....anybody else feel this way in the winter
Here in NC itíll start to get chilly, but we seldom see snow or even seriously icy roads. Soon time to dig out the arm warmers and tights, but thatís about it - just a slightly different riding vibe, but also a nice change after summer
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Old 09-27-19, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
the colder it gets and the shorter the days I find myself moving over to running more and more...mentally a 10 mile run seems easier and takes less time...its not it must be the winter biking blahs getting a hold of me....anybody else feel this way in the winter
Nope.
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Old 09-27-19, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Litespud View Post
Here in NC itíll start to get chilly, but we seldom see snow or even seriously icy roads. Soon time to dig out the arm warmers and tights, but thatís about it - just a slightly different riding vibe, but also a nice change after summer
Itís similar here in north Texas. In another couple of months Iíll have to think about digging out my long cycling pants and full fingered gloves.
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Old 09-27-19, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
the colder it gets and the shorter the days I find myself moving over to running more and more...mentally a 10 mile run seems easier and takes less time...its not it must be the winter biking blahs getting a hold of me....anybody else feel this way in the winter
Not a chance that I would ever prefer running over bicycling; over any distance or whatever the weather or lighting conditions.
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If it gets darker, turn on your lights.
If it gets colder, put on a sweater.
If it snows, put on your winter tires.
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Old 09-27-19, 07:58 AM
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If it gets darker, turn on your lights.
If it gets colder, put on a sweater.
If it snows, put on your winter tires.
here here!
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Old 09-27-19, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Not a chance that I would ever prefer running over bicycling; over any distance or whatever the weather or lighting conditions.
Are u a runner?can you run 10 miles?are u a recreational rider or are you training for speed and distance....
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Old 09-27-19, 08:18 AM
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Are u a runner?can you run 10 miles?are u a recreational rider or are you training for speed and distance....
Are u a bot?
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Old 09-27-19, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
Are u a bot?
All valid questions when u talk about riding over running in cold dark winter time
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Old 09-27-19, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Daniel4 View Post
If it gets darker, turn on your lights.
If it gets colder, put on a sweater.
If it snows, put on your winter tires.
Cold I can deal with, darkness I don't much care for but weekend daylight is fine, snow I can deal with, but it gets icy here a lot, and I'm just too old for that crap.

I used to do a lot of winter biking, but I never found it much fun.
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Move to Southern Arizona. Our real riding season is just beginning.
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Old 09-27-19, 08:35 AM
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Are u a runner?can you run 10 miles?are u a recreational rider or are you training for speed and distance....
I am not, and have never been "a runner" or "training" for anything related to bicycling in over 65 years of bicycling

Why in the heck should I or any other poster on BF, even think of running any distance let alone 10 miles - because the weather changes, or because you get bored?
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Old 09-27-19, 08:49 AM
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I am not, and have never been "a runner" or "training" for anything related to bicycling in over 65 years of bicycling

Why in the heck should I or any other poster on BF, even think of running any distance let alone 10 miles - because the weather changes, or because you get bored?
This has nothing to do with boredom... genius...
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We are heading into the best riding weather of the year here. I love October! I can enjoy the fall colors and ride in cooler (but not yet cold) temperatures. I do have to shift the time of my rides earlier in the day to get back before dark.

November is fine too with some cool-weather gear. I won't ride with snow or ice on the ground or if it's truly cold out where you don't start to warm up after about 10 minutes of pedaling.

I've never been a runner. This winter, I'm planning to shift my activities indoors and (gasp!) go to the gym. Or sit on my couch and knit and get fat.
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the colder it gets and the shorter the days I find myself moving over to running more and more...mentally a 10 mile run seems easier and takes less time...its not it must be the winter biking blahs getting a hold of me....anybody else feel this way in the winter
Yup. This describes my situation pretty good. Weather is turning cold and rainy. Hard to get motivated to get out and go for a ride. Heck I don't like riding in the rain in the summer, nevermind the winter. Running it is for me too. Although I recently purchased a mountain bike, so maybe I'll get more riding in this season.
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Old 09-27-19, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
Yup. This describes my situation pretty good. Weather is turning cold and rainy. Hard to get motivated to get out and go for a ride. Heck I don't like riding in the rain in the summer, nevermind the winter. Running it is for me too. Although I recently purchased a mountain bike, so maybe I'll get more riding in this season.
Finally somebody gets it
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