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First ride of the season

Old 03-24-21, 07:50 AM
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First ride of the season

The temperature warmed up I finally took my first 20 mile ride outdoors in months. Iíve been riding zwift all winter so it felt amazing to be outside. Only issue is my sit area is super sore today. Ouch.
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Old 03-24-21, 07:56 AM
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I think the longest stretch I had this winter without a ride was 12 days.

And that was mostly from just being super-busy doing stuff.

I love having a velomobile.
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
I think the longest stretch I had this winter without a ride was 12 days.

And that was mostly from just being super-busy doing stuff.

I love having a velomobile.
But how do you attach it to an indoor trainer?
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Old 03-25-21, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikerdrummer View Post
The temperature warmed up I finally took my first 20 mile ride outdoors in months. Iíve been riding zwift all winter so it felt amazing to be outside. Only issue is my sit area is super sore today. Ouch.
Zwift doesn't condition your rear as well as real rides?
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Old 03-25-21, 07:33 AM
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Bravo for getting that “first ride of the season” under your belt . While there are many cyclists that are motivated enough to ride year ‘round, regardless of weather conditions, I’m clearly NOT one them! Conditions suitable (to me) for casual riding arrived a bit earlier than usual this year in West Central Wisconsin and my first ride of the season was in early March and I’ve been out several times since then. True Spring has yet to set in though and the decision to go for a ride isn’t finalized until about Noon on a any given day! As for many, my bottom as yet to “toughen up” though it always does as the frequency and duration of my rides increase.
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Old 03-25-21, 11:52 AM
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That's great to hear. Keep it up and stay safe!
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Old 03-25-21, 12:50 PM
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Glad your outside, but I think that people like yourself shouldn't limit riding to only when it's nice. Cycling in windy conditions, rain and the cold present their own types of challenges and at times can be just as nice to ride in with the right gear, as long as the road is safe for the tires you have fitted. It makes the summer and dry weather all the more enjoyable.
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Old 03-25-21, 12:56 PM
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If I lived where I couldn't ride year-round, I'd move. In fact, I did!


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Old 03-25-21, 04:24 PM
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It's been a somewhat mile winter here in SE Wyoming so I have almost 300 miles for the year. Only rode once below 25 degrees. The wind is a bigger factor here than the temperature. I can gut out 10-12 mph headwind on the promise of tailwind coming home, but higher than that is just not pleasant.
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Mine is different for the seat & bars, so the outdoor extended rides are breaking in somewhat. Not nearly as if I didn't ride all winter & hoped on the bicycle after being idle all season to do a century. That would take a lot longer to "break" in.
Originally Posted by Bikerdrummer View Post
The temperature warmed up I finally took my first 20 mile ride outdoors in months. Iíve been riding zwift all winter so it felt amazing to be outside. Only issue is my sit area is super sore today. Ouch.
is the indoor setup the about the same for outdoor's setup? Seat, bars, geometry etc etc?

Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
I think the longest stretch I had this winter without a ride was 12 days.
And that was mostly from just being super-busy doing stuff.
I love having a velomobile.
I'd have to check, I think I have only been a handful of says. Def not a week+. I'd have probably gone innormal!
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But how do you attach it to an indoor trainer?
Immobilevelomobile?
Originally Posted by 55murray View Post
Zwift doesn't condition your rear as well as real rides?
I dont know of any cycling app that massages ones buttocks... I'm missin out if there are cycling apps that rub the bum!
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Bravo for getting that ďfirst ride of the seasonĒ under your belt . While there are many cyclists that are motivated enough to ride year Ďround, regardless of weather conditions, Iím clearly NOT one them! Conditions suitable (to me) for casual riding arrived a bit earlier than usual this year in West Central Wisconsin and my first ride of the season was in early March and Iíve been out several times since then. True Spring has yet to set in though and the decision to go for a ride isnít finalized until about Noon on a any given day! As for many, my bottom as yet to ďtoughen upĒ though it always does as the frequency and duration of my rides increase.
I had to circumvent that by grabbing an in-door trainer. Opened me up to a second addiction!
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If I lived where I couldn't ride year-round, I'd move. In fact, I did!
Unfortunately, that isn't in the cards on my end.
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
If I lived where I couldn't ride year-round, I'd move. In fact, I did!
I don't think there is a location out there where a person can't ride a bike....and if there is such a location that makes it impossible to ride it's most likely because of the infrastructure and not because of the weather.
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The wind is a bigger factor here than the temperature. I can gut out 10-12 mph headwind on the promise of tailwind coming home, but higher than that is just not pleasant.
I road from Buffalo down to Kaycee and back one time - and the afternoon heat and winds came up so fast i found myself begging for water before i could make it back to Buffalo....

Being from the Midwest - could not believe how much faster the mountain air drys you out .......
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
If I lived where I couldn't ride year-round, I'd move. In fact, I did!



If I had to move to Texas it would be for prison.
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
If I had to move to Texas it would be for prison.
Hope to see you down here soon.
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Originally Posted by JayKay3000 View Post
Cycling in windy conditions, rain and the cold present their own types of challenges and at times can be just as nice to ride in with the right gear, as long as the road is safe for the tires you have fitted. It makes the summer and dry weather all the more enjoyable.
Iíd agree with that. Other than a three week Arctic invasion in February, I was able to regularly ride outside all this winter. The wind always seems to be at least 10 mph or more with the leaves down, which can be rough on single speed, but I developed a certain fondness for slogging along on our trails when they are soft and somewhat muddy.😊

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I took my mountain bike out a few times but no more than 2 miles each way. Also added fenders to it this year which was a big help. I cringe at the salt itís now covered in. Need to give it a good wash.
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Hope to see you down here soon.
What are you in for? Any chance of early release or parole?
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