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eaglesandcycling 01-19-21 09:08 AM

Winter gravel cycling - Weather question
 
I live in a place that has 4 proper seasons (Czech Republic) and I really try riding consistently all year. Spring, summer, fall I tend to ride around 3-4 days a week (2-4 hours per ride) and in winter probably twice a week (2 hours per ride). Anyone in here who has lived somewhere with nice, warmer weather all year long? A place that really has no winters? If so, how is that? Cuz I do miss my more frequent riding and longer rides during my winter. Harder to do in winter as some days just too cold or snow/ice on roads/trails in woods. I often wonder how life would be to live somewhere with that type of climate. I could go outside throughout the year apart from rain, lets say. I've only lived my life (47 yrs) in places with 4 seasons so I'm totally clueless to places with 1 or 2 seasons. Just sometimes contemplate a move, but who knows.

Noonievut 01-20-21 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by eaglesandcycling (Post 21884546)
I live in a place that has 4 proper seasons (Czech Republic) sometimes contemplate a move, but who knows.

You know we’re nuts when we think about moving to accommodate cycling!

KJ43 01-21-21 04:20 PM

Here in the California Bay Area its pretty temperate most of the year. It gets hot for a few weeks during the summer and it rains a few weeks during the winter. But in general most of the year seems to be between 65 to 85 degrees F.

Cold during the winter is below about 55 degrees F just so you know how spoiled we are here and what "winter" is like around here. Last weekend it was 70 degrees F and I just wore my summer kit.

eaglesandcycling 01-22-21 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by Noonievut (Post 21887147)
You know we’re nuts when we think about moving to accommodate cycling!

haha

eaglesandcycling 01-22-21 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by KJ43 (Post 21888457)
Here in the California Bay Area its pretty temperate most of the year. It gets hot for a few weeks during the summer and it rains a few weeks during the winter. But in general most of the year seems to be between 65 to 85 degrees F.

Cold during the winter is below about 55 degrees F just so you know how spoiled we are here and what "winter" is like around here. Last weekend it was 70 degrees F and I just wore my summer kit.

wow, how is that life? living somewhere with more or less totally perfect weather all year long??

KJ43 01-22-21 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by eaglesandcycling (Post 21889269)
wow, how is that life? living somewhere with more or less totally perfect weather all year long??

Haha. It's pretty good in general except for the cost of living. The Bay Area where I live is ridiculous, but the Bay and being near to the Pacific Ocean contribute to the climate here. There are areas in California that are more reasonable to live costwise. It's always pluses and minuses...hehe.

chaadster 01-22-21 09:04 PM

eaglesandcycling do you know the axiom, “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”? Remember, in warm climates there are more insects which can kill you!

On a serious note, do you have a fat bike? Those are awesome for winter riding in terms of all condition capability. They’re probably not helpful if you want to be out riding longer and cold is the limiting factor, but you can get out more often because conditions are not a problem, and you can get excellent workout pushing a fatbike in the snow.

xyz 01-24-21 12:35 AM

It's not just weather. Further north you get the long summer days where it doesn't get dark until late, so you have more flexible time or time for longer rides while it is light out. Further south you go the less you get that. A little extra daylight in the winter and less in the summer. So at the equator you get 12/12 hrs of each throughout the year. Probably not a liner change as you mover north.


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