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    Winter's coming



    yikes
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    Serves them right for riding them upright bikes, they should have been riding a fat bike with studs. Moreons.
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    I feel so guilty chuckling at some of them! Would've been better with "Yakkety Sax" in the background.....
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    Oh, no, not the kid!

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    Human Nature:

    Videographer could have spent time making and posting warning signs, or...

    I'll hit snow over black ice even with a 700C




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    I took off one day, maybe 10 years ago, snowing pretty hard, no eind, maybe 28 degrees, just magnificent. I left my driveway and I was on the ground immediately. Four more times and before I got up, brushed some snow aside (about 6 inches) and the road surface was coated with a half inch of black ice. I couldn't even walk on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I took off one day, maybe 10 years ago, snowing pretty hard, no eind, maybe 28 degrees, just magnificent. I left my driveway and I was on the ground immediately. Four more times and before I got up, brushed some snow aside (about 6 inches) and the road surface was coated with a half inch of black ice. I couldn't even walk on it!

    Yes I'm sure, that doesn't mean I'm right.
    It not just the snow that hides danger. Yesterday I was out on a nice ride on a trail that was covered in leaves. Those leaves hide satans own bocce balls, the dreaded hedge apple. I hit one and was immediately on the deck. Tore the knee out of my cycle pants, long underwear and 3” by 4” patch of skin. I of course saved the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleherder View Post
    It not just the snow that hides danger. Yesterday I was out on a nice ride on a trail that was covered in leaves. Those leaves hide satans own bocce balls, the dreaded hedge apple. I hit one and was immediately on the deck. Tore the knee out of my cycle pants, long underwear and 3” by 4” patch of skin. I of course saved the bike.
    A few years ago I couldn't avoid a large patch of wet leaves in the middle of a right turn and ended up on the street. Nothing hurt but I couldn't get on my feet, but the Sawbones fixed me up with some new titanium parts for my right hip.

    I still haven't got over my worry about leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    A few years ago I couldn't avoid a large patch of wet leaves in the middle of a right turn and ended up on the street. Nothing hurt but I couldn't get on my feet, but the Sawbones fixed me up with some new titanium parts for my right hip.

    I still haven't got over my worry about leaves.
    back when I was young enough to heal faster, I was heading around a turn and hit a flattened plastic pop bottle in the road ...... I didn't go down but I very near crapped myself!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    back when I was young enough to heal faster, I was heading around a turn and hit a flattened plastic pop bottle in the road ...... I didn't go down but I actually did crap myself but when I tell the story, I say "very near"!
    … fify

    Snow, check
    Gravel, check
    Mud, check (my longest slide)
    Leaves, check
    Black ice, check
    Walnuts, check
    Other riders, check

    … hmmmm, I may have an equilibrium problem, unable to learn from past experience or I'm more into the M part of S&M than I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    … fify

    Snow, check
    Gravel, check
    Mud, check (my longest slide)
    Leaves, check
    Black ice, check
    Walnuts, check
    Other riders, check

    … hmmmm, I may have an equilibrium problem, unable to learn from past experience or I'm more into the M part of S&M than I thought.
    Weekend before this past one a friend and I drove to Iowa for a benefit ride for his daughter in law (breast cancer FU CANCER!)

    I ended up riding 39 miles , most of it on a few to 5 inches of pretty loose gravel on my waterford. I made one of two mistakes. EITHER the picked the wrong route, or I took the wrong bike!!!!!!!!!!!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    There were some pretty good saves there, especially the guy at 1:38.

    I would have needed my studded tires to commute this morning but I don't ride on the first day of "winter driving conditions" when motorists are relearning about ice and snow. It's time to wax the skis in southwest Montana.

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    45 minutes on the rollers this morning.... Ugh
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    45 minutes on the rollers this morning.... Ugh
    30 minutes on the trainer, Ugh is putting it mildly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    30 minutes on the trainer, Ugh is putting it mildly.
    About 20 minutes in I was ready to quit, then, all of the sudden, some great music came on Pandora and I actually couldn't stop at 45, (until a certain song was over, 'Boulder to Birmingham'", EmmyLou Harris)
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    First snow fall of the year happening now... 1 to 5 inches is the prediction
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    34 miles in 34 degrees while drizzling, man it was good to get outside and off the trainer.
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    I have gained about 5 pounds since prime season. Time to get back on the fat bike/trainer/gym, and shut my pie-Hole!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I have gained about 5 pounds since prime season. Time to get back on the fat bike/trainer/gym, and shut my pie-Hole!
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    I am trying to get a month jump on the inevitable...

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    What was I thinking?

    Only had time for a short ride today and took out my Della Santa. The roads were mostly dry, no puddles but intermittent damp areas of pavement or concrete. I been riding my fendered bike for most all of my riding, and no matter how hard it's raining or how wet it is, get home wipe of the fork blades, seat and chain stays and hang it up. The rims too, just to clean up the brake tracks.

    Today, riding without fenders, I got home, put the bike in the stand, changed washed and went out. Went downstairs when I got home to wipe the bike down and WTF, I'm gonna need toothbrushes and Q-Tips to clean that bike.

    I plumb forgot how much crap gets thrown up without those fenders.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    What good is ocd if you don't use it!


    My exercise lately is cutting and splitting fire wood. I haven't ever been doing penance on the rollers.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    What good is ocd if you don't use it!


    My exercise lately is cutting and splitting fire wood. I haven't ever been doing penance on the rollers.
    Problem is, I'm far from ocd so the bike got wiped down but is still waiting it the stand to be cleaned like it needs. If I had any real sense I'd just keep riding it and get it dirty enough to get ocd on it.

    Good work on avoiding the rollers.
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