• 03-10-2006
    Finch Platte
    So, is it snowing in Cool, yet?
    You poor bastards. http://icons.wunderground.com/graphics/conds/snow.GIF

    :D :eek: :D :eek:
  • 03-10-2006
    zon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    You poor bastards. http://icons.wunderground.com/graphics/conds/snow.GIF

    :D :eek: :D :eek:

    It will definetly be an interesting race. :eek:
  • 03-10-2006
    merlin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    You poor bastards. http://icons.wunderground.com/graphics/conds/snow.GIF

    :D :eek: :D :eek:

    I thought you were going to suffer with us?
  • 03-10-2006
    LemurianGuy
    I went out for a morning ride here in Redding, headed toward Whiskeytown. Before I got there it started to snow lightly. I rode some singletrack for about 30 minutes, then it started snowing in earnest. So I headed home and was a popsicle by the time I got there. What I'm leading up to is that I'm probably not racing on Sunday, I can freeze my a$$ off right here in Redding!
  • 03-10-2006
    francois
    Current temps in my house are:
    Realtime Weather From De Anza College in Cupertino, CA

    3/10/06 - 12:02:12 PM CURRENT MIN/MAX HOURLY CHANGE
    Temperature 44.4 F 39.9 / 51.9 F -4.7 F

    I think we hit the high for the day already. There's snow on all the surrounding hills of the Valley.

    Cool racers, hang tough. I think Merlin might convert to full roadie after this race. Bigboulder, bring some hard liquor. Brew ain't gonna warm you up enough.

    fc
  • 03-10-2006
    Sk1nnyGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LemurianGuy
    I went out for a morning ride here . . . Before I got there it started to snow lightly. I rode some singletrack for about 30 minutes, then it started snowing in earnest. So I headed home and was a popsicle by the time I got there . . .

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    :) :p :D
  • 03-10-2006
    merlin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois
    I think Merlin might convert to full roadie after this race.fc

    LOL!:) :) No way....well maybe:eek: ...I hate cold weather. I don;t care about wet & muddy, but cold , wet, muddy FOCK!:( :(
  • 03-10-2006
    andy f
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    You poor bastards. http://icons.wunderground.com/graphics/conds/snow.GIF

    :D :eek: :D :eek:

    Nary a drop in Folsom so far. Did a nice lunchtime roadie ride on the American River bike trail and was warm enough with a long sleeve jersey.
  • 03-10-2006
    merlin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LemurianGuy
    I'm probably not racing on Sunday, I can freeze my a$$ off right here in Redding!

    But can you get real muddy & wet with a race number on your bike and suffer in redding???:p Come to think if it, I have done that in redding. Come on Ron, I'll buy you all you can eat at In & Out burger after the race!!:cool:
  • 03-10-2006
    derek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois
    Current temps in my house are:
    Realtime Weather From De Anza College in Cupertino, CA

    3/10/06 - 12:02:12 PM CURRENT MIN/MAX HOURLY CHANGE
    Temperature 44.4 F 39.9 / 51.9 F -4.7 F

    I thought I was the only one who was cheap and didn't run the heaters. :D Are you using all the electricity to keep the MTBR servers running?

    Hopefully it isn't too cold for the commute home.

    -Derek
  • 03-10-2006
    LemurianGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by merlin
    I'll buy you all you can eat at In & Out burger after the race!!:cool:

    That's a great offer and much less expensive than all the beer I can drink after the race:p If I wimp out at least the trail organization will still benefit since I'm prereg'd. I'll decide tomorrow afternoon when I get the call from my buddy who is preriding the course. How's that for sitting on the fence:rolleyes:
  • 03-10-2006
    merlin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LemurianGuy
    If I wimp out at least the trail organization will still benefit since I'm prereg'd. I'll decide tomorrow afternoon when I get the call from my buddy who is preriding the course. How's that for sitting on the fence:rolleyes:

    Hey man, you have a reputation to keep up. The guy who designed the hardcore MTB race in Whiskeytown is whimping out becasue he does not want to get cold and dirty??? Does'nt look good.;) ;)
  • 03-10-2006
    Dan'ger
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    You poor bastards. http://icons.wunderground.com/graphics/conds/snow.GIF

    :D :eek: :D :eek:

    Lay it on me! Snow, mud, rain, whatever! I'm racing on Sunday!

    I draw the line at nearby lightning strikes. No riding in the ozone.
  • 03-10-2006
    LemurianGuy
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    Its snowing in Redding again:rolleyes: If I do show up I'll have some free 2005 Lemurian shirts to give away, look me up up, I'll be wearing a sweatshirt, er, better make that a snowsuit with this logo!

    Francois, Sunday would be a really good day to test out that beautiful brand new Niner you've got!
  • 03-10-2006
    carnitas
    ummmmm yeah ....
    just flakes starting to flitter by,
    light little ones that don't yet stick.
    As the sun goes down though I bet it will be a different story.

    -carnitas
  • 03-10-2006
    Sean Allan
    Come on now.......
    Well I guess all the girlie men can go down and race the TBF race with Gary (AKA F.P)....... since it looks like he is a DNS.

    This is, and always will be a hard core race, only the tough come out and do this to themselves. Most everyone has a smile on their face at the end, maybe that's because it's over :)

    It is snowing here in Foresthill, elev. 2800' . If it does snow on the course it will only add to the epic nature. We will have two large forced air propane heaters, don't get too close, I think Lycra is pretty flammable.

    Supposed to be clear on Sunday.

    Come on Lemurian Guy, I've done your race in the snow and at 105 degress, with what seemed like a 110 degree tail wind, on a tandem nontheless, what's a little cold and water.......... oh, Ice I guess.
  • 03-10-2006
    Bikinfoolferlife
    The conditions in Cool should be old time Lemurian-like (why do you think Ron moved the Lemurian forward a coupla weeks from the old days...that tax season stuff is just a bluff:rolleyes: ).
  • 03-10-2006
    Finch Platte
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    It "snowed" here today.
    In Stocktontucky! 60-70 feet above sea level!!

    :eek:

    fp
  • 03-10-2006
    LemurianGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sean Allan
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    Come on Lemurian Guy, I've done your race in the snow and at 105 degress, with what seemed like a 110 degree tail wind, on a tandem nontheless, what's a little cold and water.......... oh, Ice I guess.

    The run you guys did down the Lemurian Chute on your tandem in the pre-disc brake days is the stuff of legends. Honestly, we were just talking about you guys the other day and wondered what had become of you. Now I know, you've joined the ranks of the evil, sadistic race dictators, I mean directors. Welcome to the club!:D
  • 03-10-2006
    merlin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sean Allan
    We will have two large forced air propane heaters, don't get too close,.

    Especially after I down my Endurox after the race, lots of gas:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Hey can if I bring one of those BOB trailers can I bring the heaters on the course with me to keep me warm??
  • 03-10-2006
    mtnbecky
    wow! when's the last time that happened? It was 19 ought 77 for us here in p hizzle. Got in the yearbook and everything! thanks for the picture...very cool.
  • 03-10-2006
    Ogre
    That's a Hail of a Picture Finch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    In Stocktontucky! 60-70 feet above sea level!!

    I sure a Hail didn't get snowed on.

    You should have a pronunciation guide for your name as well as spelling, everyone thinks it's a French word. "Would you like sauce on that Platte' Sir?"
  • 03-10-2006
    wg
    The temps will keep the beers cold in the car! Gotta think positive here.
    FP what's yer story.... ya coming out or not? Hell, If I'm dragging my sorry ass up there for this you have no excuse. Plus you need to give BigBoulder some competition.
  • 03-11-2006
    mtnbecky
    geez, this Briones Mafia IS hard core! Good luck to all you guys; I'm gonna swing by on my cruiser in the morning to wish you well. Then it's off to the south for me...can't wait to hear the race stories after....bb
  • 03-11-2006
    Biopacebob
    Frozen tundra
    [QUOTE=Finch Platte]In Stocktontucky! 60-70 feet above sea level!!

    Come on now. Doesn't anybody remember the ice bowl of ' 67? Packers vs Cowboys ? Bart Starr sneaking it in behind Gregg and Kramer for the win. The fans bundled up in the stands, sellout crowd,below zero. Vince Lombardi stalking the sidelines. You single speeders have all the advantage, if I shift out of the middle ring I'm doomed by chainsuck !
    I'll be off to Auburn tomorrow to win one for the gipper! Gonna bring the chains for the Exterra just in case.
    See ya there, I'll be the only one shivereing on top of a red Bianchi wearing a red white and blue frog jersey.Think I'll bring a long sleeve undershirt just in case.
    Hope my water bottle doesn't freeze.
    Should we bring some beer ?
    Hey what time does my race start ?