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whats your excuse for not riding today?

Old 12-20-08, 06:20 PM
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whats your excuse for not riding today?



I actually did some spinervals in the basement...3.0 suffer-o-rama. ouch.

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This was arounf 8:30am..it has yet to stop snowing and we are seeing sme 40-50 mph wind gusts now. lovely!
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Old 12-20-08, 06:30 PM
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I don't have one. That's why I did 50 miles of base. It rained some, but I can handle rain.

I feel sorry for those of you up north. You should find better places to live.
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Old 12-20-08, 06:31 PM
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snow here as well. although yesterday i did hit the trails on my old mtb.
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Old 12-20-08, 06:35 PM
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I can't be bothered with winter monthsany more
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Old 12-20-08, 06:36 PM
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I worked(still am) till tomorrow..looking forward to the morning..
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Old 12-20-08, 06:37 PM
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Yesterday in the forties, did some hills!



Today on the trail was 50's and 60's. Didn't see many riders, I was sad cause the usuals didn't show up at the rest stop! Just the wife and I Can't figure out why they hide form the cold, aint that cold!
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Old 12-20-08, 06:39 PM
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20 degrees and 8" of snow. I went skiing instead.
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Old 12-20-08, 06:41 PM
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It's going to be a White Christmas on Mt. Doom.
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Old 12-20-08, 06:42 PM
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I rode today.
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Originally Posted by haimtoeg View Post
I rode today.
You live in Long Beach, CA. STFU.
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Old 12-20-08, 06:45 PM
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14" of snow today...

Amazingly, it never stopped...

Snowed all day...

Another 10 - 14" on tap for tomorrow...

Skiing is going to be awesome...
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24 inches of snow and negative temps.
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
14" of snow today...

Amazingly, it never stopped...

Snowed all day...

Another 10 - 14" on tap for tomorrow...

Skiing is going to be awesome...
Yep. 10" here, an additional 4-6" due tomorrow. That's plenty for here. VT skiing should be outstanding. I'm going out to my local hill to do some turns in the AM.
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Old 12-20-08, 06:51 PM
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I rode.
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Condition: Sunny
Temperature: -27.2C
Pressure / Tendency: 103.8 kPa / rising
Visibility: 24 km
Humidity: 67%
Wind Chill: -32
Dew Point: -31.5C
Wind Speed: S 5 km/h

Forecast Issued: 4.00 PM MST Saturday 20 December 2008

Wind chill warning in effect.
Tonight: Clear. Low minus 31.
Sunday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the day. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the afternoon. High minus 19. Wind chill minus 43 in the morning and minus 33 in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries. Clearing overnight. Low minus 27.
Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. High minus 19.
Tuesday: Sunny. Low minus 29. High minus 20.
Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 25. High minus 20.



Although ... I may ride my trainer. I do need to break in a new Brooks saddle which I installed on my trainer over a month ago.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
I rode.
You live in Ft. Worth, TX. STFU.
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Old 12-20-08, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Yep. 10" here, an additional 4-6" due tomorrow. That's plenty for here. VT skiing should be outstanding. I'm going out to my local hill to do some turns in the AM.
Nothing like carving the perfect turn...

In both sports...
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Old 12-20-08, 07:03 PM
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No good excuse accept I spent a couple hours helping a friend replace the alternator in his car... He has a broken wrist so I did the wrenching and he did the buying.
Then we test drove it, and did a little Christmas shopping... When I got home I had to figure out my student loans.

I went from feeling accomplished to feeling like Cr@p. I really should spend a few hours on the bike tomorrow, It always chears me up.
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Old 12-20-08, 07:14 PM
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I have a bad cold/flu. Can't hardly breathe and running a fever.
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Old 12-20-08, 07:18 PM
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The car free guys will love my excuse: i didn't ride today because i was working on my car! 40 year-old cars sometimes require a little tinkering...(had to pull the head and put a new head gasket on - easy but took a few hours).
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-20 and 8" of snow = I no go. Did an hour on th etrainer and dreamed of the madone I'll be riding in the spring.
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Old 12-20-08, 07:44 PM
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I went hiking! It was pretty rad

dont worry PCAD I will tell myself to STFU and maybe I will even thrown in a HTFU.
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Old 12-20-08, 07:48 PM
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26F. Too cold. Don't live in CA.
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Old 12-20-08, 07:58 PM
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I rode 27.45 miles....very BRISK 54F!
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I have no excuse. I just didn't ride.

So there.

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