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View Poll Results: How much did you ride your bike over the winter period?
As much as I did in the summer - I love my bike!
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Only when it was dry or warm enough!
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48.98%
Only because I got a new bike/component for Christmas
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I did no riding, because I was busy either writing on this board or doing other stuff
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So how lazy have you been this winter?!

Old 01-14-05, 10:13 AM
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So how lazy have you been this winter?!

Just wondering how lazy everyone has been? I have not stopped riding at all...
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Old 01-14-05, 10:15 AM
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I went riding with my wife and friends on Jan 2nd in the rain. It was great. Since then I've been on the road bike twice and a couple of times on stationary bikes when traveling for work. I'm taking my son out on the mtb this weekend.
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Old 01-14-05, 10:19 AM
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Been riding more in the winter this year than in the summer, i'd rather ride xc in the wet, but you cant do dirt jumping very well in the rain.

Spikemyster, winter and summer arent really different in the uk, apart from early evenings which is when i did all my riding, its wet all year round now
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Old 01-14-05, 10:31 AM
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I know Cornish Rdr UK - I am BRITISH! Woo-hoo! Go wet damp and crappy Britain...
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Old 01-14-05, 10:36 AM
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Added a trainer to my equipment list just to eliminate the excuses.
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Old 01-14-05, 10:44 AM
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I would ride as much in the winter but it gets dark too early and places I can ride with lights are too far away.
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Old 01-14-05, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Spikemyster
Just wondering how lazy everyone has been? I have not stopped riding at all...
You should have an option,

Cannot ride impossible in -30 to -40c and 4 ft of powder. Not all of us are kept off of out bikes because of day to day stuff.
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havent been lazy at all this winter.its been kind of mild so we've been working on our DirtJump's. i also picked up a track/commuter bike and started riding to work(20 miles rt).
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Old 01-14-05, 11:03 AM
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i've been trying to get some sneaky miles in over the winter in anticipation of doing my first race in april, awfully hard get out there but once out its not so bad if you have the right gear.
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Old 01-14-05, 11:19 AM
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I ride every day, just nothing long or x-treme.
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Old 01-14-05, 11:22 AM
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I haven't ridden in a few days since the weather has been pretty bad (for me).. today looks to be pretty nice though, I might get out for a while.
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Old 01-14-05, 12:57 PM
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Still managed the rides on Sunday, but the distance has been getting less thanks to not feeling fit, Last Sunday was only 25 miles, so took it a bit faster instead. Even Gym work has gone by the board so must get down again.
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Quite the contrary!

After several years of laziness, I built up a new bike this year and started training to race again. Yay, me!
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Old 01-14-05, 02:06 PM
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I go snowboarding everyday and hop on the trainer for 30minutes every once in a while
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It's starting to cool off to winter temps again here in N.C. I'll be street riding my new bike this weekend(too cold to be blasting off mtns). I'll try to get pics.
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Yeah... I want my 70 degree days back. That was more enjoyable for riding. We're expecting to be in the 40's this coming week and lows in the 30's. I'll still ride, but I'll have to bundle up more.
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Old 01-15-05, 11:59 AM
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my bikes being serviced and they have only just ordered the new disc pads, so it will be another week until i can ride it on the jumps we were just givenby our hairdresser!
(well, her sons actually)
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i havent ridden my cannondale to do any XC stuff since october due to a back injury, but ive ridden my supercycle a couple of times to get to school/shops.. An operation in feb. will cure me, and ill be back ready for XC'ing in the spring.

it doesnt help that its -30 outside right now either...
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Ive been skiing as much as I can. Going to Utah for spring break cant wait. I havent done a whole lot of MTBing this winter cause ive been busy with school and all of that type of stuff. As for the summer and spring its an everyday thing.
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hey cornish, my brother lives over there rite now, up in scotland, he said there is a major crazy storm all over the place....just wondering if its as bad where you guys live, cause he said the wind in falkirk is just ********....hes been telling me about **** blowing over all the time, and like trees falling and stuff...
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I promised myself that I would keep commuting through my first winter back on a bike. Ah the good old Scottish climate! I shelled out quite a bit of money for a Gore-Tex paclite jacket (125) and trousers (100) to see me through the mud and rain. I know cheaper alternatives exist, but I figured it was a reasonable investment. Add to these a skull cap to keep my ears warm, Gore-Tex overshoes (if it's really cats and dogs), waterproof gloves (Specialized Submerge) and a quick realease Topeak mudguard upfront. My rear rack keeps enough spray off my back too.
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Originally Posted by -Stretch-
hey cornish, my brother lives over there rite now, up in scotland, he said there is a major crazy storm all over the place....just wondering if its as bad where you guys live, cause he said the wind in falkirk is just ********....hes been telling me about **** blowing over all the time, and like trees falling and stuff...
Scotland has had it bad. Towns Flooded, gale force winds cutting communications, Trees down are probably just the minor inconvenience from what I have heard. Mind you, I bet the trails will be fun this weekend with all the New surface that will have appeared. I live in the South East corner of the UK and we seem to miss all the weather, except the Heatwave in Summer. (Think that is somewhere during the 2nd and 3rd weeks in June). The South West where cornish lives may not have had the Recent storms, but they have had a lot of rain and high winds this winter.
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No riding.
I've been hitting the gym and training for my athletics (sprint) though! Guess I won't mind the legpower when it comes to riding as well.
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"How much did you ride your bike over the winter period?"

Actually, the Winter period isn't over yet, instead it's practically just begun....
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ya i haven been riding in a while either. i went out a couple time in early winter but now its just too bloody cold. for the last few weeks its been -35 so im staying inside as much as i can, but hockey is keepin me in shape so its all good.
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