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Old 12-02-22, 10:42 AM
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should I ride tonight or tomorrow?

if tonight
have to mount some tires, then ride in the dark w/ lights
can sleep late Saturday morning

if tomorrow, rain expected
I would have to get up & motivated early, then out & back before the rain
no sleeping late

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Old 12-02-22, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
tonight
have to mount some tires, then ride in the dark w/ lights
can sleep late Saturday morning

tomorrow, rain expected
I would have to get up & motivated early, then out & back before the rain
no sleeping late
Mounting tires should only take 20 minutes tops. But I have no issues with getting up early to beat the weather. I do it all the time.
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We’re supposed to get rain tomorrow morning, with clearing by late afternoon. That could be good because it’s supposed to reach 60 degrees. I’m thinking car errands in the morning, bike errands in the afternoon.
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Old 12-02-22, 10:56 AM
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forgot to mention, Wifey has a date w/ a girlfriend tonight
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Go out to a bar and get drunk.
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Old 12-02-22, 12:34 PM
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Go out to a bar and get drunk.
there we go! I knew I cold count on you guys for a Friday type thread. thank you
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Old 12-02-22, 12:41 PM
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Ride tonight or tomorrow? Yes, of course! Ride any time you can.
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Old 12-02-22, 01:32 PM
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If you want to ride in the dark, ride tonight.
If you want to ride in the morning, ride tomorrow.
Do both. Or do neither. Or ask a message board, I guess
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Old 12-02-22, 09:13 PM
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4:30pm had something to eat
charged some batteries
took a nap
charged more batteries
watched some TV
mounted the tires
9:45pm took a ride in the parking lot
rain isn't supposed to start 'till 10am ...
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Old 12-02-22, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
forgot to mention, Wifey has a date w/ a girlfriend tonight
Then whatever else you do, tonight you should be home, with beer, watching a Clint Eastwood movie. Or maybe Schwarzenegger.
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Old 12-02-22, 09:28 PM
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Then whatever else you do, tonight you should be home, with beer, watching a Clint Eastwood movie. Or maybe Schwarzenegger.

I think I'll check out the water tower road behind my house. broken pavement & gravel should be interesting in the dark
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
tonight
have to mount some tires, then ride in the dark w/ lights
can sleep late Saturday morning

tomorrow, rain expected
I would have to get up & motivated early, then out & back before the rain
no sleeping late
I hate riding in the dark so yes, get up early and get your ride in before the rains arrive.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
tonight
have to mount some tires, then ride in the dark w/ lights
can sleep late saturday morning

tomorrow, rain expected
i would have to get up & motivated early, then out & back before the rain
no sleeping late
yes!!!
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Old 12-03-22, 07:24 PM
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as so many recommended, I did both




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You should do what the Brits do and ride a multi-day/all night ride with check points. In that way there is zero debate. There is a name for these masochistic 300K+ rides in all weather conditions, which doesn’t come to mind. Special note: people who do these feats do not consider them masochistic but a noble. I tend to agree.
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Old 12-03-22, 11:55 PM
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riding both would have been my suggestion....

& here I am preparing for a ride in 21F 15MPH winds tomorrow...
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riding both would have been my suggestion....

& here I am preparing for a ride in 21F 15MPH winds tomorrow...
Would recommend first stopping in at your Psychiatrist’s office for a quick chat. Just sayin’
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Would recommend first stopping in at your Psychiatrist’s office for a quick chat. Just sayin’
a Psychiatrist might encourage the ride in hopes to reduce such groups of cycolists.
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You should do what the Brits do and ride a multi-day/all night ride with check points. In that way there is zero debate. There is a name for these masochistic 300K+ rides in all weather conditions, which doesn’t come to mind. Special note: people who do these feats do not consider them masochistic but a noble. I tend to agree.
I looked it up cuz I couldn't remember exactly - Randonneuring (also known as Audax in the UK, Australia and Brazil)
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& here I am preparing for a ride in 21F 15MPH winds tomorrow...
you nut. we're rootin' for ya!

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riding both would have been my suggestion....

& here I am preparing for a ride in 21F 15MPH winds tomorrow...
Be sure to wear a sweater and mittens
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riding both would have been my suggestion....

& here I am preparing for a ride in 21F 15MPH winds tomorrow...
Really wish I could get on a bike, but they tell me another couple of months.
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