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    It's coming!

    As I walked into work this morning the sun was shining and its warm rays hit my check. The sun felt hot (not just bright) for the first time in months. You know what this means right?! Well, if like me, you put the bike away during the winter, it means a return to the saddle is nearly here.

    Getting pumped.

    Now... what does my bike "need"....

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    I'm getting pumped too.
    First good weekend for outdoor riding
    And daylight savings time this weekend means riding after work with 2hrs of daylight.

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    rejoice sinners, the time is here. I went out wednesday after work for a Sydenham climb, the first this year, and there is life after winter. Looking forward to riding saturday and sunday.

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    Yup...I'm afraid (OK...wrong word but I hope you know what I mean), it's gonna be road this weekend. A Sydenham climb seems almost appetizing...

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    Phew, thank god this thread isnt what i thought it was about !
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    The snow can't melt fast enough! I love watching for signs of spring!
    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Phew, thank god this thread isnt what i thought it was about !
    LOL maybe it is ... we are shaving again and wearing less clothing
    F*ck Cancer

    Eat your veggies

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    LOL maybe it is ... we are shaving again and wearing less clothing
    Come on you guys, lets get our minds out of the gutter...

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    Oh yeah, can't wait to dial in the new dh
    rig, plus the new stuff at blue, the pump track
    and other project.
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    Commuted to work today on the bike and I am looking forwards to a long ride on the cx bike on Sunday afternoon. I'm going to stay off the trails until they dry out and harden up a bit, so as to avoid damaging them. Perhaps y'all might consider doing likewise if your local trails are susceptible to damage when it is wet out. For me, the fact I can ride my bike outside is enough right now, so rail trails, fire roads and country roads on Gravedigger are just fine by me for the weekend....
    Strava made me do it....

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    I'm with you unglued. Stay off until they're dry folks. Hopefully the horse people will do the same...

    Crazy to think that last year DF was bone dry at this point. Gonna be at least three weeks before we're there.

    This weekend may even see me... wait for it... on the road. /faints

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    Can't wait as well!

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    "Hells ya I just ordered new tires, big whoop, wanna fight about it?!"

    Maybe it's just me, but I really like new tires. It isn't just me, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewake View Post
    "Hells ya I just ordered new tires, big whoop, wanna fight about it?!"

    Maybe it's just me, but I really like new tires. It isn't just me, is it?
    Not just you.

    BTW Gravedigger is my cyclocross bike.
    Strava made me do it....

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    Sorry..there was an off season??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewake View Post
    Stay off until they're dry folks. Hopefully the horse people will do the same...
    Don't forget the idjit dog walkers. Bunch of whiners will whine about mountain bikes yet will tromp wet trails and turn them into a bog.

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    So it is -3C outside and it won't go past 4C today. Is this the warm riding weather we are supposed to get excited about?

    Unfortunately, all week I have been thinking about riding outside this weekend, so I might just grow a pair and get out there.
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    wouldn't worry about the horse people... they only ride in certain areas and it is not worth picking a fight with them. let them on the trails i say, then record the condition of the trail surface and use as leverage for a mtb/hiking only trail... the walkers you can do nothing about, be polite and friendly to them as they are needed allies for trail advocacy and will be part of any trail plan. the reality is in southern ontario with the size of the population, 4 season trail use will happen, enforcement is impossible. better to build the trails with this in mind... i know i will enjoy a few trails this weekend, it's better to be an ambassador then a trail cop...
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    Got a fun little trail maintenance project I've been thinking about all winter. Just waiting for the damn snow to melt!

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    I love the fact that no-one has posted anywhere on this forum all day because we have all been out enjoying the great weather!
    Strava made me do it....

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    yes it was a good day for road riding. 80 km road ride to oakville and back...i just got decent road wheels for the cx bike and had to put them through their paces. tomorrow's gonna be even better weather...
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    weather was awesome today, trails where soft, but draining well. the ice was gone on a lot of spots along the river...

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    Just getting back to training after more than 10 weeks of absence due to the arrival of our precious little one...
    Road bike is on the trainer,mtb is in service so I'll stay in the basement for now.....

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    Hit the local trails yesterday 8am...they were perfect for a couple of hours.

    Hitting the road today. Some hills maybe...BellSchool Line, 6th Line, Rattlesnake??

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    Snow is melting fast around here, trails could be ready by next week. YAY!
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