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Avoiding the Cold Weather Road Cycling?

Old 10-12-19, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Not a bad way to spend the winter, enjoy!!

Luckily it doesn't get crazy cold here, so I'll be layering up and riding through the winter, unless there's ice, which is typically only a couple of days.
Lucky you...we get an average of 3-4 winter months (snow, blizzard, ice rain, name it!) with -20F
temperatures regularly.

I hate winter.
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Old 10-12-19, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
Anyone else plan on escaping the cold weather for the winter so that they can cycle in the nice warm sun and heat..?
Many winters over the years I've travelled to a warmer place for a while. Even living here in Australia, we've headed over to Canada in June/July or August/September for 3-5 weeks to break up the Australian winter.



If I can't do that ... Zwift.


But happily it is spring and the weather is improving.

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Old 10-12-19, 07:13 AM
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It’s nice to see the tax cuts benefiting someone.

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The wife and I wish we could, but in the meantime...
(just put drop-bars on this bike and am waiting for snow and ice!)
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Old 10-12-19, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Are those LIGHTWEIGHT Prawns??
HAH.YUP Still need to break those out of the boxes one day before I am unable to ride any more. I See your friend is now in Viet Nam and other various places. I must say he sure gets around too. When I was in Singapore last March, he was in Bali, Indonesia..
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Old 10-12-19, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Many winters over the years I've travelled to a warmer place for a while. Even living here in Australia, we've headed over to Canada in June/July or August/September for 3-5 weeks to break up the Australian winter.



If I can't do that ... Zwift.


But happily it is spring and the weather is improving.
Sounds really nice too. I just love Sri Lanka as I have been going there since 1976 when I was a very young marine at the American Embassy their...
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Old 10-12-19, 01:03 PM
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But it's not a trek. Noooooo!!!!!!!
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Old 10-12-19, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
12 months of cycling in the SF Bay Area. The worst we have to contend with is the occasional hard rain.
Ditto here in Socal; mid October and it's 80 today. On our Saturday shop rides, everyone complains when temps are 50 at the start!
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Old 10-12-19, 07:53 PM
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Kinda! I'm on a one year job in North Carolina, with my job in Wisconsin waiting after that. So, yeah. Comparatively it will not be cold, and I won't have the couple months of permasnow that seriously shortens my road adventures.
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
HAH.YUP Still need to break those out of the boxes one day before I am unable to ride any more. I See your friend is now in Viet Nam and other various places. I must say he sure gets around too. When I was in Singapore last March, he was in Bali, Indonesia..
Yup. You both get around. I am a little envious.
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Old 10-12-19, 10:27 PM
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Here in North Central Texas the winter flip flops constantly. A couple of days ago I rode in 100F heat. This morning, 37F. The sudden change provoked an asthma attack but it just takes a little time to adapt.

If I don't want to ride in the cold all I need to do is wait a day or so. It'll be warm again.
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Old 10-14-19, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
12 months of cycling in the SF Bay Area. The worst we have to contend with is the occasional hard rain.
...and the idiot drivers in a rush to get...anywhere

But, yes, the 13(!) months of cycling-compatible weather here is great. Of course, if you're not already living here, there is a very serious price (as in $$$$$$) to pay, unfortunately.
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Old 10-14-19, 01:15 PM
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Nope. I have this thing called work. Amd I'm already sick of the relentless rain and wind. This will be a fun winter of commuting
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Old 10-14-19, 04:33 PM
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This coming Sunday is the big day and beer looking forward to it since we got back here on the 14th of April. Now its a 14 1/2 hour flight to Seoul then another 9 1/2 hours from Seoul to Colombo. Wishing for another uneventful no mis handled baggage like the last several years. Counting the hours here..
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Old 10-15-19, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
bring on the snow. Time to pull out the splitboard
Photo below is from Washington Pass this past Sunday. I was in falling snow for an hour, the next few days it's going to snow more, especially on the west side. This is going to be a good year for snow sports.

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Old 10-15-19, 02:18 AM
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Last week on my mountain bike 84 degrees
Another Southern Californian checking in. Year round cycling is pretty much expected here. I have been very fortunate on my Sunday rides, very few cancelations. Now that I am reaching retirement age I have thought about relocating and weather is the main reason I haven’t . I am happiest on my bike and that is what keeps me here.

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Old 10-15-19, 09:25 AM
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Last winter was spent in Thailand, primarily Bangkok, and I rode almost everyday in the morning. I'd usually go out about 7:00am and return around 9:00am. Sometimes a little longer. Generally I rode around 30-40 miles at 18-19mph on my old 2002 steel frame carbon fork LeMond Zurich. Most of the rides were at Rama IX park and Nong Bon which are right next to each other on the very eastside of Bangkok. I did venture out to Skylane a couple of times. It's a bicycle track that is 23.5km and circles around the airport. Nice track, but very flat. Not a lot of scenery and you are out in the sun the entire time which can get quite hot after 10:00am even in the winter.
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My body and I are looking forward to the slower pace of winter gravel rides, skiing, and holidays with family.

Winter is as fun as I make it, so I don't feel the need to run away to warmer climates.
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Old 10-15-19, 11:45 AM
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@trekmogul you need to make up your treachery to Trek by buying at least 5 world championship edition Madone framesets now that Pedersen is in the rainbow stripes.
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I'll be skiing.
Me too. I'd never spend the winter in a warm place.

As for riding in the winter issue? There is no bad weather just inappropriate clothing.
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Old 10-16-19, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker View Post
Last winter was spent in Thailand, primarily Bangkok, and I rode almost everyday in the morning. I'd usually go out about 7:00am and return around 9:00am. Sometimes a little longer. Generally I rode around 30-40 miles at 18-19mph on my old 2002 steel frame carbon fork LeMond Zurich. Most of the rides were at Rama IX park and Nong Bon which are right next to each other on the very eastside of Bangkok. I did venture out to Skylane a couple of times. It's a bicycle track that is 23.5km and circles around the airport. Nice track, but very flat. Not a lot of scenery and you are out in the sun the entire time which can get quite hot after 10:00am even in the winter.
So how long do you stay in Thailand..? Sounds really nice but i usually ride about 430am due to humidity and crazy drivers....!
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Old 10-16-19, 01:31 PM
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@trekmogul you need to make up your treachery to Trek by buying at least 5 world championship edition Madone framesets now that Pedersen is in the rainbow stripes.
My interests now are leaning towards high end wrist watches like my new Patek Phillipe I bought this summer while in Dubai..





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I'm questioning the motives of this thread.
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
My interests now are leaning towards high end wrist watches like my new Patek Phillipe I bought this summer while in Dubai..





I'm not sure I understand. Maybe the Hasselblad you used to take these photos was set on the wrong image size, so it's hard to be 100% certain on the model, but it appears you have a Patek Philippe Travel Time 5524G.

If so, I need to ask... are you aware that this is the equivalent of buying a Pinarello Dogma F8 with factory colors and Ultegra rather than a Froome-replica Dogma F10 with FULL DURA-ACE GROUPO?

I thought you only wanted the HIGHEST and BEST version of any item, in which case you should be bidding on a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518, a rare perpetual calendar chronograph with moon phases. Very exclusive, and they are going for the extremely reasonable price of around $9-10 million at auction. The watch currently on your wrist is available to virtually anyone with $40,000 in their Louis Vuitton pocketbook. Come post more watch photos when you've upgraded from that pedestrian nonsense.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
I'm not sure I understand. Maybe the Hasselblad you used to take these photos was set on the wrong image size, so it's hard to be 100% certain on the model, but it appears you have a Patek Philippe Travel Time 5524G.

If so, I need to ask... are you aware that this is the equivalent of buying a Pinarello Dogma F8 with factory colors and Ultegra rather than a Froome-replica Dogma F10 with FULL DURA-ACE GROUPO?

I thought you only wanted the HIGHEST and BEST version of any item, in which case you should be bidding on a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518, a rare perpetual calendar chronograph with moon phases. Very exclusive, and they are going for the extremely reasonable price of around $9-10 million at auction. The watch currently on your wrist is available to virtually anyone with $40,000 in their Louis Vuitton pocketbook. Come post more watch photos when you've upgraded from that pedestrian nonsense.
Dan what I want to say to some one like you, I will refrain from here on this forum that I have been a part of for quite sometime. There is always one like you no matter what forums it is if its cameras, Audio headphones, Watches etc etc etc..you get the idea. Why not if you can not play nice just pass on by..? You are incorrect on the model of my watch so before you start chirping model numbers, you might want to get all your ducks in a row buddy..
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