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Old 07-08-03, 10:41 AM
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At 4.30 am this morning in the middle of a Queensland "winter" it was about 10 deg C.
Brrrrrr... 10 degrees! Whew, how do you manage that? Too many days in the wintertime last year, I prayed for 10 deg C weather!

I misspoke. I actually meant to say at 5 degrees F, not 5 degrees C. At 5 deg C, it's perfect riding weather!

I just pushed my early morning ride to 4:45am, and I will probably push it again up to 4:30am. That extra 30 minutes I left out early this morning was wonderful- there weren't any other people around, which was cooooooool! Reading this post got me up earlier today, and tomorrow, I will push it up one more time! Thanks everyone!

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Old 07-08-03, 11:45 AM
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I'd like to see ChrisL riding in a snow storm. He would be saying what the hell is this crap and why did I complain so much about the heat.
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Hello and amen to that!

 
Old 07-08-03, 03:34 PM
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A couple weeks ago I was out riding at 3:00am. I wasn't having nearly as much fun as everyone else seems to have. Of course that's because it wasn't an "early morning ride". It was a "late night ride". You're out on a bike at the exact same time in both situations, but somehow there's a world of difference between the two!

It was a full day of work, 25 miles into the city, a 4 hour concert, and 25 miles back; I finally made it home by 3:45am (thankfully I have pretty flexible hours at work), so I was "lucky" enough to hear the birds starting up just before I got home. At least it was still completely dark! I do definitely agree that the emptiness and total lack of traffic is really cool though.
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Old 07-08-03, 04:27 PM
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Y'all are all so fortunate! I get to ride in the pre-dawn hours once in a while, but not nearly enough. Work schedule and all. Late nights are cool too, as long as you aren't near any bars.
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Old 07-08-03, 07:57 PM
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Hey Dazza, how was your first predawn ride?
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Old 07-08-03, 08:00 PM
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"A couple weeks ago I was out riding at 3:00am. I wasn't having nearly as much fun as everyone else seems to have. Of course that's because it wasn't an "early morning ride". It was a "late night ride". You're out on a bike at the exact same time in both situations, but somehow there's a world of difference between the two!"

Neil, I know what you mean, I used to work at a nightclub and i used to ride home, it is sort of like how 7 degrees in the fall seems so much colder than 7 degrees (that is celcius folks) in the springtime
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Old 07-08-03, 09:01 PM
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a couple of weeks ago some of my co-workers starting doing a 6:30am Friday ride before work. I know it's not pre-dawn but for us it's close enough, I thought, what get up that early ?no way...

Well I rode that first friday and now I look forward to the friday rides it's so nice not having anyone on the trail and we get to knock out 30 -35 miles before work.
The Cool thing is, other workers think were nuts, They just don't know what they are missing..:thumbup:
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Old 07-09-03, 02:43 AM
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Originally posted by Gojohnnygo.
I'd like to see ChrisL riding in a snow storm. He would be saying what the hell is this crap and why did I complain so much about the heat.
Not really, I'd just put on another layer of clothing. That the difference between heat and cold. If it's cold you can dress "up" for it. There's no escape from the heat!

BTW, it was 12 C at 4.30am this morning, if anybody's wondering.
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Old 07-09-03, 07:42 AM
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That's the thing about the cold though. In temperatures like what we're talking about, there's a lot more to it than just putting on another layer of clothing. If we did that, we'd all look like polar bears on bikes riding around at those kinds of temperatures!

It's about layering, and doing it in an efficient and productive manner without overdoing it.

Funny thing, it was about 15 deg. C this morning at 4:30A.M.... not too far off from what you consider to be a "cold morning", Chris. If we're lucky, it'll be 12 deg. C tomorrow morning, since we have some cooler days coming up, and I'll be in heaven!
 
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Yeah, our "winter" is just about history now. In the coming months I'll be posting about magpies trying to remove my head, then by October I'll be complaining about the heat again.

I better enjoy this while it lasts!
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I pulled an all nighter last night, to keep me up I went on a short pre-dawn ride at 4:30 am. What an awesome time to ride! I need to stay up later for these types of rides.
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No wonder you're on so early, Joe! I thought I'd been hallucinating!

I skipped my early morning ride because I couldn't sleep- that's probably a sign that I need more rest. I'll be back to my early rides in the morning. I'm loving those early rides now, I'm getting addicted!
 
Old 07-11-03, 03:19 PM
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its great to say up for these rides if you dont have to work during the day, I usually go to bed early and get my full 8 hrs and wake up for my ride. lately though, I have been staying up late to watch....what else, Tour de france I cant wait for the mountain stage!!!! but I did get to go out this morning about 3:00 after watching the tour coverage and other stuff.

Koffee, glad to to see another convert
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