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12-08-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 943
Posted By rumrunn6

tonight is the earliest sunset! from now on...

tonight is the earliest sunset! from now on sunset, will get progressively later!

weatherman says the days are still getting shorter, until 12/21
10-06-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By rumrunn6

NECN has their own mobile radar truck. their...

NECN has their own mobile radar truck. their forecasts are pretty good. if I want a live radar loop I go to intellicast (an old client of mine) who got bought out by Wunderground whoever they are....
09-06-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By 2_i

Indeed, any predictions are quite fragile now....

Indeed, any predictions are quite fragile now. But, if I may add what worked in the past, it is looking into German vendors as the winter was about to close down. It is far more common to ride there...
09-05-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By 2_i

The best time is when winter starts winding down.

The best time is when winter starts winding down.
08-31-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By EJM73

I ride a cheap Au bike with single speed set-up

I ride a cheap Au bike with single speed set-up
08-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By scottfsmith

I do it in my garage which is above freezing. ...

I do it in my garage which is above freezing. The sprayer doesn't put out a whole lot of water, something like a pint is all that is needed so it doesn't make too much of a mess. That option may...
08-31-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By rumrunn6

https://youtu.be/QXpWwHUaaKc

https://youtu.be/QXpWwHUaaKc
08-30-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By scottfsmith

I have a spare one-gallon hand sprayer for my...

I have a spare one-gallon hand sprayer for my yard which I keep full of water. After any salty ride I spray it down, then I blow dry with my air compressor.

The idea of having all the extra hassle...
08-30-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By Ghazmh

Clean and lube often.

Clean and lube often.
08-24-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By _ForceD_

I live in Rhode Island, and am strictly a road...

I live in Rhode Island, and am strictly a road rider. I ride all through winter…but only when the roads are relatively dry, and ice-free. But, there are times when I may encounter some precipitation,...
08-03-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Azriel

Tires for winter

I'm guessing thicker tires are better for winter?
05-02-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By UnCruel

This is the blind leading the blind, of course,...

This is the blind leading the blind, of course, but have you tried fabric softener? :)
05-01-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By slickrcbd

Jeans getting too stiff for riding

Does anybody have an idea what to do about jeans getting too stiff and making riding more difficult as I have to pump my legs harder to move them?
For some reason one pair of Levi's 505's black...
04-30-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,375
Posted By rumrunn6

nice day here. 56F degrees & no dog attacks ...

nice day here. 56F degrees & no dog attacks

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x462/sun_back_05c3345fce026feb4816190f77cce88ea17fbb2e.jpg
& saw the 1st ice cream truck of...
03-28-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,375
Posted By Hypno Toad

I see the same aggressive and hateful people...

I see the same aggressive and hateful people driving around here. It seems that us early spring riders piss off the overly-entitled people in 3-ton death traps.

My favorite response to the...
03-27-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By MinnMan

yup, studded tires came off my commuter about a...

yup, studded tires came off my commuter about a week ago. I won't miss them.

My commute is always slow- it's a short jaunt and just the nature of all the streets and turns along the route mean...
03-21-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,375
Posted By Hypno Toad

I keep an old commuter bike for shoulder seasons,...

I keep an old commuter bike for shoulder seasons, it's not great, but I just let is get covered in road spray for a few weeks and add lube a couple times a week. Once the snow pack is 95% melted, I...
03-20-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ghazmh

In recent memory I’ve used sick days exclusively...

In recent memory I’ve used sick days exclusively to be home with a sick child or to ride.
03-15-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By pdlamb

My payroll processing firm has re-jiggered things...

My payroll processing firm has re-jiggered things so I no longer get sick leave and vacation, just PTO (paid time off). I think I'm also supposed to play "mother may I" with my supervisor about...
03-14-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Daniel4

When I was working, I used to take a vacation day...

When I was working, I used to take a vacation day to join the annual bike to work day to get a free pancake breakfast at city hall.

And then after I had learned of a safe route to work, I had been...
03-14-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By rumrunn6

anyone call-out sick from work to ride their bike?

when I was a teenager I would sometimes :innocent: cut school to play frisbee w/ friends. with surprise, pop-up, gorgeous days ahead, I'm tempted to play hooky again
03-03-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Daniel4

Looks arbitrary. If the Julian Calendar had been...

Looks arbitrary. If the Julian Calendar had been accurate and Gregory didn't have to his thing, new years day would still be at the winter solstice and meteorological winter would start on what we...
03-01-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Daniel4

What is meteorological spring? How is today...

What is meteorological spring? How is today different from yesterday? Is it just because the calendar says it is? Did the winds change?

Astronomical spring is when night time and daylight are...
02-28-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Viich

I definitely had no illusions about winter being...

I definitely had no illusions about winter being even close to over. It's funny, because to us, 6 more weeks of winter at groundhog day would be a ridiculously early spring........ =p
02-28-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By rumrunn6

related? speaking for Boston area bridges, have...

related? speaking for Boston area bridges, have you seen this video? the driver survived...
02-19-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,620
Posted By scottfsmith

We get around two weeks of salty roads per year....

We get around two weeks of salty roads per year. I just hose down my bike after a salty ride (using a yard pump sprayer, hose is frozen), then blast dry with air compressor. I could do this for a...
02-12-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,275
Posted By Darth Lefty

In central CA… it hasn’t rained this year yet....

In central CA… it hasn’t rained this year yet. This is normally the rainy season
02-12-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,275
Posted By downtube42

From the days when I lived where it actually gets...

From the days when I lived where it actually gets cold:

It's so cold the only car that will start is the old Plymouth with no compression.

It's so cold, somebody is going to walk to their...
02-12-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,275
Posted By Polaris OBark

It got up to 85°F here on my ride today. I wish...

It got up to 85°F here on my ride today. I wish I could be smug about this, but the implications are frightening.
02-12-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,275
Posted By gecho

Windy, then warm, then cold means I was able to...

Windy, then warm, then cold means I was able to ride on top of snowdrifts today. In several spots I could have ridden into people's back yards. They usually don't set up like this until late March....
02-09-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,275
Posted By Hypno Toad

Dang! Weather in Minneapolis has been cold this...

Dang! Weather in Minneapolis has been cold this winter (coldest January in something like 8 years). I rode the City of Lakes Loppet fatbike race on Sunday, roughly 10 miles or the 20 mile course was...
02-04-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By djb

I'll probably only do part of that.... But that's...

I'll probably only do part of that.... But that's ok. Life has just been busy this winter.

I like winter and have fun doing outdoor stuff, but it is nice too to think that we are half way through.
02-04-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By djb

6 weeks or a bit more, it reminds me I need to...

6 weeks or a bit more, it reminds me I need to move my arse and dig out my touring bike and give it a good once over, open up the bb and regrease everything, and then change out my cowbell dropbars...
02-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,056
Posted By Hypno Toad

I know that Denver gets cold, and I know that...

I know that Denver gets cold, and I know that Minneapolis gets colder and STAYS colder. I know that the two cities are not the same climate.

High altitude CO gets cold, Northern MN gets cold too...
01-31-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By pdlamb

And since the Weather Channel HQ is in Atlanta,...

And since the Weather Channel HQ is in Atlanta, they rely on what they see on other cable channels to decide if a storm is bad enough to name.

You just need to start a cable channel headquartered...
01-31-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By rumrunn6

ha! 'nuff said!

ha! 'nuff said!
01-30-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,275
Posted By Digger Goreman

It's colder than a witch's bottom! And I should...

It's colder than a witch's bottom! And I should know, from my first marriage :eek: :innocent:
01-28-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,275
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's so cold, I've got a snotsicles ...

It's so cold, I've got a snotsicles

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20220124_160656209_4eef6a4e5cc711546a82166aea39fb44e26cf8d9.jpg
01-27-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,275
Posted By ZIPP2001

It's so cold I'll have to put my speedo back on.

It's so cold I'll have to put my speedo back on.
01-05-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,546
Posted By prj71

Neoprene traps moisture inside. Bad idea.

Neoprene traps moisture inside. Bad idea.
12-20-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,546
Posted By rumrunn6

our Dad had us wear corduroy hiking knickers &...

our Dad had us wear corduroy hiking knickers & knee socks. they actually worked quite nicely. me Pops & Sis on Mt. Katahdin. there shud be another pic somewhere showing the socks. but don't know for...
10-02-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,339
Posted By kingston

I can't imagine running studded tires without...

I can't imagine running studded tires without fenders. Just make sure you have enough room between the fender and the tire.
08-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,367
Posted By _ForceD_

I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll...

I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll take summer over winter with regard to riding. Dressing up for, and undressing after is a PIA during winter. Summertime…just throw on your short and...
02-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By xyz

With studs it would be no problem. With studs you...

With studs it would be no problem. With studs you would have better traction than you would on dry pavement as long as there wasn't a thick layer of snow on top of the ice. Studs rule.
02-15-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By xyz

Warning? Wouldn't this be called something else...

Warning? Wouldn't this be called something else for this group? A big ice storm would be great for riding studs and the roads would be empty.
12-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,931
Posted By PaulH

I have 20 years (well, seasons) experience with...

I have 20 years (well, seasons) experience with studded tires. The Nokian W106 is the most durable, good for 5 seasons. The Schwalbe Marathon Winter is better for ruts, rolls easier on both bare...
12-04-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,850
Posted By pdlamb

Just thinking here. You'll want something to...

Just thinking here.

You'll want something to provide warmth, and something to provide a wind block. Warmth is easy, the warmest wool socks you can find. The wind block is a bit trickier. A...
11-28-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,645
Posted By BROOKLINEBIKER

Bike Shoe Covers

Hi folks,
I'm seeking bike shoe covers for winter bike commuting to keep the cold and rain out. I wear Specialized Recon 2.0 mountain bike shoes and use Speedplay Syzr pedals with cleats. I've...
11-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,398
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We had a cold snap last week. Riding to a Dr....

We had a cold snap last week. Riding to a Dr. appointment at 9am, it was 17F (-8C) when I left. It had been in the 40 the days before, so I wasn't really prepared and was chilly the whole way.
11-04-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,398
Posted By neilfein

38°F/3°C. Just starting to be able to see my...

38°F/3°C. Just starting to be able to see my breath when I leave work at midnight.
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