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    Got to admit, I'd like to experience the sort of weather you guys have over there...but don't think I'd like to live in it that much..I like the cold, but it's relative (I did enjoy the big NY christmas blizzard of 2010, but i was just shopping and stuff).
    Heading into summer here, we've had the hottest November on record I believe (day after day of 28-32C, ugh too hot for me). but winter doesn't really get that cold, I did have 1 ride where I spent a good while at -3, maybe 30km, but usually not getting below 0, jsut windy and rainy, but then I just go running instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Actually, they are wood racks and each one had about 200 pounds of red elm on it.
    I was kidding, knowing your reputation for safety. Those log caddies should have sew-ups and a Campy sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    I was kidding, knowing your reputation for safety. Those log caddies should have sew-ups and a Campy sticker.
    I had to put new tubes in them in year 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Yeah, took one of the bike carriers off my roof rack Sunday, and put the ski carriers on. Time to wax the XC skis....
    Went to the nordic "Ski Opener" yesterday and demoed a number of skin skis. I'll be off the shop this afternoon to buy a pair of Rossignol R-Skin Race IFP skis. They'll be my "grab & go" classic skis. If you haven't tried the skin skis yet get a demo of them. They really work well but do need to be fitted right, otherwise they can be grabby. As a hard-core waxer I can see a couple of pairs of skin skis retiring a big chunk of my 40 or so kick waxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tka View Post
    Went to the nordic "Ski Opener" yesterday and demoed a number of skin skis. I'll be off the shop this afternoon to buy a pair of Rossignol R-Skin Race IFP skis. They'll be my "grab & go" classic skis. If you haven't tried the skin skis yet get a demo of them. They really work well but do need to be fitted right, otherwise they can be grabby. As a hard-core waxer I can see a couple of pairs of skin skis retiring a big chunk of my 40 or so kick waxes.
    Ski-skins are much more hard-core than I am. That's more back-country ski touring.
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    and.......I am starting roller intervals, cadence based... 2 or 3 months earlier than usual. 2 minutes between 70 and 80 and a minute at 100 to 115, rinxe and repeat.
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    I was joking with velodog yesterday, mentioned that I should get on my mountain bike and ride up and down my driveway 72 times to get my 10 miles. Well, 72 times would have been overkill, I wasn't really going to do it....

    or was I?

    I grabbed my gps, threw it in my pocket and headed out to the garage, jumped on my mountain bike and started my journey, 11 round trips up and down then I saw my neighbor out for a walk (28 degrees, 18 mph wind from the NW and snowing). I rode with her for about a mile or so and then back up the driveway and back in the house! I may have a cycling addiction problem.

    4.9 miles, SLOWWWWWWWW!
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    btw, the scenery looked NOTHING like it does in that screen shot, apparently, google earth isn't live in my neighborhood!
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    We don't have it as bad as you do but it's time to switch over to doing mostly zwifting. At least on the weekdays. As long as it's dry I can usually handle the cold around here. You need to get on zwift so we can ride together and talk about the other asshats..
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA View Post
    We don't have it as bad as you do but it's time to switch over to doing mostly zwifting. At least on the weekdays. As long as it's dry I can usually handle the cold around here. You need to get on zwift so we can ride together and talk about the other asshats..
    well, to use Zwift I would have to buy a new computer with enough horsepower to run it, that would be $500 right there, THEN....we may have bandwidth issues, I don't know what's required. Is Zwift a by the month fee too? And then, would I need a specialty trainer too? Because I really prefer rollers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    well, to use Zwift I would have to buy a new computer with enough horsepower to run it, that would be $500 right there, THEN....we may have bandwidth issues, I don't know what's required. Is Zwift a by the month fee too? And then, would I need a specialty trainer too? Because I really prefer rollers.
    Apple TV, 10 bucks a month and a power meter or just fake it with the rollers and simulated power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA View Post
    Apple TV, 10 bucks a month and a power meter or just fake it with the rollers and simulated power.
    the only apples I have are in my fridge or the fruit bowl on the table! What would it cost me and what kind of bandwidth would I need? Cellular isn't an option from home, the trees trash cell signal
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA View Post
    Apple TV, 10 bucks a month and a power meter or just fake it with the rollers and simulated power.
    10 bucks a month is nothing, I pay more than that for netflix and I NEVER turn it on, it is for Patsy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    the only apples I have are in my fridge or the fruit bowl on the table! What would it cost me and what kind of bandwidth would I need? Cellular isn't an option from home, the trees trash cell signal
    Oops I forgot about the new rate, it's up to 15 a month. I don't think you need much bandwidth, it's just location data, not video. You can use an apple TV, late model ipad or computer. Android in the future. Have you tried the demo to see if you have the performance? Two weeks for free. You'll need an ANT speed/cadence sensor and usb dongle for your computer. I haven't used the ipad version but I think they finally have bluetooth working. I do all on my computer and haven't kept up with new options.

    I'm considering getting a new apple tv and used flat screen to setup a workout area rather than my computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Ski-skins are much more hard-core than I am. That's more back-country ski touring.
    No, check out the link that tka put up. It's tiny skin that replaces the "fish scale" part of a non-waxible nordic ski. I didn't realize they were making these. Pretty neat if you're into that style of skiing.

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    Almost over, but it ain't done yet.

    It's 46deg with a 7mph SW breeze and I just got back from a 35mile ride. Not bad for Dec 16.
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    Did 20 miles today. Yeah, not bad at all for December.

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    Got out for a short ride today, and with the Holidays and what the weather channel says I'm glad I did because it'll probably my last ride of the year. And I'm doubly glad I did because I made the 4500 miles I was wanting for the year.

    Life is Good.
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    We have rain tomorrow, which beats the snow today. I'll hit the mountain bike and an hour out there before it changes to sleet and snow. Why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    We have rain tomorrow, which beats the snow today. I'll hit the mountain bike and an hour out there before it changes to sleet and snow. Why not?
    At this time of year we gotta take what we can when we can.

    Can't let inclement weather stop us. Well, not all the time anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    At this time of year we gotta take what we can when we can.

    Can't let inclement weather stop us. Well, not all the time anyway.
    I got good rubber and great rain gear. I love the rain.

    Got great gear and been there and accomplished that.
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    8 minutes on the trainer today. I am the man!
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider View Post
    8 minutes on the trainer today. I am the man!
    Finally, how's the leg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Finally, how's the leg?
    I go tomorrow to the Doc. Still have another week before weightbearing. He said I could spin a few minutes on a trainer with no resistance at 4 weeks past surgery.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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