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    Is anyone still ride in this weather ?

    Is anyone still ride in this weather ?

    it is freaking cold out there.

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    Was up at Christie yesterday. Going out tomorrow to Dundas Valley.

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Size:  37.0 KBout today, great ride!!! cold yes just happy to be on a bike......
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    Went out yesterday morning -11c and 3" of new snow….riding on the new Bigfoot….lots of fun...

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    Not me. Ice rinks are open so it's hockey time.

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    Riding indoors here.
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    There wasn't much snow in the don, but enough that I could see a whole lot of tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Is anyone still ride in this weather ?

    it is freaking cold out there.

    yes and yes (and it will continue to get colder )

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    I was too... Winter is great for MTB.

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    Was at Hydrocut on Sunday night - it's prime in there just wear cold weather gear.

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    With American Thanksgiving coming this week (I work for an American company), I have rides planned for the latter part of this week. Should be hitting Christie and maybe the Valley.

    @Slash5: Has the deer hunt started yet in the Valley?
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Rode Sunday, Road riding tonight. It's got to get a lot colder for me to go to the trainer. You really do get used to it after a while.
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    Yep. Few degrees below freezing here. Little skim of snow. I ride year round.




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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Ron Hoover View Post
    Yep. Few degrees below freezing here. Little skim of snow. I ride year round.
    Your pics always make me a little homesick for Northern Ontario.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    @Slash5: Has the deer hunt started yet in the Valley?
    Thanks for reminding me - guess it will be Christie. Was thinking of doing Turkey Point or Puslinch (off work this week) but seems silly to drive very far when it's too cold to ride for very long. Find my toes can't last much more than a hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Your pics always make me a little homesick for Northern Ontario.
    Interesting you should say this. We rode this trail system with a journalist (now based in Collingwood) from up north somewhere this summer and he commented on how similar the terrain was to that of northern Ontario.

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    Well, as a previous huge wuss for cold weather, I have been doing a varying amount of riding in the cold of late, inclusive of a CX ride in snow squalls on Sunday at -10 degrees for three hours. I can attest that layering properly and getting the clothing recipe down is huge. While the trails will be off limits for most places I would want to ride in the winter, the CX bike will be the go to unit through the winter, with hopefully much less time on the trainer this year than ever!
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day doing anything else...

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    I prefer indoor riding when the weather gets very cold. Although I have the very best of winter activity clothes (I am a DH skier and over the years I have skied in the most brutal weather you can image), once I am soaked from riding, it becomes unpleasant. And I will get soaked regardless of what I wear. Sure I could just HTFU, but frankly my indoor setup probably gives me as good or better workouts than outdoors, so I miss very little (other than the obvious pleasure of riding outside).
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    Just completed a morning ride today, wasn't bad, warmer than yesterday. I figure one last ride before the snow arrives.
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    The winter bike is built up and wants to play. Also I draw the OP's attention to mine and CptSydor's MTBREC and friends holiday ride on Dec 27...

    And here's a link to the thread for yer browsing pleasure. This ride has been a pretty big success, and is attended by most of the usual ECMTBR suspects:



    A Festivus for the Rest of Us: The 3rd Annual MTBREC + Friends Holiday Ride (Dec 27)
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    Will be riding at Mono Cliffs tomorrow evening. 6pm if anyone wants to come out... parking off the 3rd line..
    We got a bit of snow, maybe 5-6 inches so not too bad..
    Hoping the hikers have been out to pack the trails down a bit..
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    Sheesh, it's not even cold yet.
    If you hurt in your efforts and suffer painful dings. Then you are doing it right.

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    Winter has arrived in Kingston.....let the entertainment begin.

    If you hurt in your efforts and suffer painful dings. Then you are doing it right.

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    Had a great ride up at Christie Lake this morning. Conditions are mint! If your looking for a good romp in some light snow, get out there before we have another storm!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Had a great ride up at Christie Lake this morning. Conditions are mint! If your looking for a good romp in some light snow, get out there before we have another storm!
    Without pictures, clearly your ride was a figment of your imagination... (I need to live vicariously through your riding this afternoon)
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