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    It's cold.

    I've been hibernating in the house, building and truing wheels waiting for the temperature to warm into the 20's. What're you doing? Riding? Biding your time?
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    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    i went out and rode in the 40mph winds or w/e and got goin pretty fast. that was fun

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    I have been working too much and need to ride. According to the hour by hour forecast, the heat of the day (8 degrees) will hit around lunch time, so it seems a lunch ride is in order today.

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    I have a snowday.
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    Turns out that five years of not mountain biking, really makes one strive to get back to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    I've been hibernating in the house, building and truing wheels waiting for the temperature to warm into the 20's. What're you doing? Riding? Biding your time?
    I've been trying to convince the wife I need a Karate Monkey.....she's not really happy and actually told me she would rather have me tell her I've cheated on her than tell her I want to buy another bike or frame. I'm not sure how to take that

    I like riding in the cold/snow. Properly dressed and cutting first tracks in the snow on a bike is very enjoyable.

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    I have no (trail) bike right now, so I've just been working on my car. Of course, since I have no functional car I've been putting in lots of road miles on the SS. So I guess that works out.

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    colder then a ....?

    Anyhow comuting to work the past few days has been a little cold I dont have to ride far but holy moly it has been cold....

    I have some new gloves they are made by endura and they work down to about 15-20 degrees.... it's been to cold for them

    Also thinging it'd time to breakout the powergrips and snow boots
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2farfwd
    she's not really happy and actually told me she would rather have me tell her I've cheated on her than tell her I want to buy another bike or frame. I'm not sure how to take that
    Hmmm.... does that work in reverse? l mean if that hot blond starts hitting on you at this years Christmas party, can you just sell one of your bikes the next day?

    Back on topic: Yes the weather is bad and I'm hurting. I've only got one trail ride in on my new Reign frame and I'm getting sick of track standing in the living room....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2farfwd
    I've been trying to convince the wife I need a Karate Monkey.....she's not really happy and actually told me she would rather have me tell her I've cheated on her than tell her I want to buy another bike or frame. .
    Classic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71

    Back on topic: Yes the weather is bad and I'm hurting. I've only got one trail ride in on my new Reign frame and I'm getting sick of track standing in the living room....
    Ooohh....I have only been able to do circles in my garage!
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    Warm up Please.....I'm beggin ya!!!!

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    No such thing as bad weather...

    ... just inappropriate clothing. The temperature reached a high of 6 around 1:00, so I took a lunchtime ride and it was great. The trail was deserted. Fresh Tracks!
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    brittle steel

    When it gets this cold, does metal become more brittle increasing the chances of a crack or break? Or does it need to get like 40 below?

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    condensing bikes and thinning the herd. taking the fairly nice geared roadie, and the fairly nice road fixie and condensing them into one much nicer overall bling fixed gear. i never ride the geared one any more......

    selling off spare gear in effort to finance the new. i'll go from 6 rides down to 4, but two of them are ending up significantly nicer rides.

    installed/cut/bled my new juicy-5 setup on the hardtail. loved them on the big bike so much, i had to get them for the other ride.

    getting a new backcountry ski setup going, so that my old stuff can trickle down to the girlfriend, who hasn't any. we always snowshoe together, since she has(d) no skis of her own.
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    i took my bike apart, sent my am1 back to marzocchi for some fixin...bought a townie, worked on that (64 schwinn)...drinking too much....eating too much....actually went to the gym yesterday (so boring).....working too much....having lots of fun with my crazy kids...two weeks from today i hope to be hitting the singletrack of maui and lots of beach time for almost 3 weeks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    What're you doing? Riding? Biding your time?
    Spending time obsessing about which frame I'm going to buy and build up this winter. I flip flop continuously....

    Good thing its a long winter and the skis are ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Spending time obsessing about which frame I'm going to buy and build up this winter. I flip flop continuously....
    I know that feeling!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Spending time obsessing about which frame I'm going to buy and build up this winter. I flip flop continuously....

    Good thing its a long winter and the skis are ready to go.
    Yep and yep. One new frame down, another potential new one getting obsessed over...
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    What no skiers? Been hittin' the local trails on the skiis, good snow @ these temps. Saw 3 moose on Saturday heading right down the trail at me, luckily they took the high road. Not missing the bikes (boy does the trainer suck as much as I remember) too much these days, glad to be on the skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish
    Not missing the bikes too much these days.
    Heretic.
    Now with more vitriol!

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    fini. sweet. 15.5?# of crusing steel pavement love. now i'm only waiting on a new il pompino frame from ignaz jr., so i can refresh the commuter/crosser......
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    fini. sweet. 15.5?# of crusing steel pavement love. now i'm only waiting on a new il pompino frame from ignaz jr., so i can refresh the commuter/crosser......
    Uh, your wheels don't match. Isn't that frowned upon in that paved world?

    I'm really liking my On-One. I'd concider an Il Pompino if I could run gears on it.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Uh, your wheels don't match. Isn't that frowned upon in that paved world?

    I'm really liking my On-One. I'd concider an Il Pompino if I could run gears on it.
    yeah, it is. but, then again, the whole bike is going to make the local road snobs cringe anyhow, so......

    i thought that way when i bought it's precursor, the crosscheck. after two years on it, i haven't had any urge to put gears on it.

    so i'm fully fixed on the road, and fully geared offroad.
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