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Old 11-18-22, 10:11 AM
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Hi, all. I came across this site when researching my Colnago Mexico Oro and ended up posting a thread before I saw the intros section. More of a casual biker, but looking to do more now that we are down here. Seems to be a lot of good info here and looking forward to being a part of it.
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Old 11-18-22, 12:25 PM
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Welcome!

Unlike those of us in the Northeast, I suppose you are not planning your layering strategy for cold weather riding right now.
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Old 11-18-22, 05:17 PM
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Welcome!

Unlike those of us in the Northeast, I suppose you are not planning your layering strategy for cold weather riding right now.
Well, we moved down recently from the Northeast and we are now in North Florida. While it is way warmer, my blood must have already thinned 'cause this cold front coming through has me more bundled up than I used to be up north! Thanks for the welcome.
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Old 11-19-22, 09:24 AM
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Welcome to bike forums! I'm a newbie myself, so far this site has met expectations. Seeya around!
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Old 11-19-22, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bike_tom View Post
Welcome!

Unlike those of us in the Northeast, I suppose you are not planning your layering strategy for cold weather riding right now.
I see you're from Arlington. I visit my son and his family frequently there. I can't imagine riding there though, the traffic and the streets are ... no offense ... insane. I imagine you must have your favorite safe routes and maps.
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Originally Posted by hogusna91 View Post
Well, we moved down recently from the Northeast and we are now in North Florida. While it is way warmer, my blood must have already thinned 'cause this cold front coming through has me more bundled up than I used to be up north! Thanks for the welcome.
We moved to SW FL in 1986 from Jersey and the 23.32 miles biked @ 1AM this morning with temp @ 58 ℉ and Wind Speed11.6 mi/h were freezing. ENJOY that N FL colder weather.
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Old 11-19-22, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by doppelgee View Post
I see you're from Arlington. I visit my son and his family frequently there. I can't imagine riding there though, the traffic and the streets are ... no offense ... insane. I imagine you must have your favorite safe routes and maps.
Your are right - metro Boston roads can be crazy. However, we are fortunate to have some pretty good rail trails in our community. The Minuteman Bikeway runs right through Arlington:

Minuteman Bikeway ? America's Revolutionary Rail-Trail

I am actually about to layer up and ride the Minuteman out to Bedford Depot Park: https://www.bedforddepot.org/

From there I will probably take the Reformatory Branch Trail (hardpack dirt) out to Concord.

You might want to check these out next time you visit your son (weather permitting!)
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Old 11-24-22, 06:03 PM
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Welcome to BF.

North Florida certainly has winter. Got into the teens one night last winter. And anything under 60 is too cold for me to ride. Fortunately there are enough warm days that you can still get plenty of rides in.
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Old 11-25-22, 05:33 PM
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Old 11-26-22, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
Welcome to BF.

North Florida certainly has winter. Got into the teens one night last winter. And anything under 60 is too cold for me to ride. Fortunately there are enough warm days that you can still get plenty of rides in.
We're over close-ish to the ocean, so got some freezing nights, but I don't think we got into the teens. Still loving the weather so far.
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Originally Posted by doppelgee View Post
Welcome to bike forums! I'm a newbie myself, so far this site has met expectations. Seeya around!
Thanks, welcome to you as well!
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