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    Pickering group Ice ride, Sunday

    My local trails are in a really interesting, icy state right now and I'd like to invite anyone with studs and some time to join me for a ride Sunday around noon.

    A couple of climbs are like frozen waterfalls, climbable with studs, but not much margin for error. There's a few areas littered with 4" thick ice slabs. I've cleaned a couple, come close on the rest. There's frozen lumpy mushroom caps in areas of seeping groundwater. The rest of the trail is mostly packed down, melted, refrozen ice with a little snow on top or hard grund exposed and a few smooth flat frozen puddles.

    Overall, very unusual conditions, and loads of fun.

    I figure 18-30km depending what we do, how many times we loop around certain areas, say 2-3 hours.

    Anyone interested?

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    Dang. I am interested but already booked for Sunday. I have never ridden Pickering.
    (I am actually in Pickering on Thursday for work, but infortunately no time for riding.)

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    Prognosis does not look promising.

    Current status: torn left LCL (fell carrying the bike over a culvert), torn right deltoid (snowboarding crash), and small but painful frost blisters on both feet (work boots that suck). Oh, and I've had a raging flu for a week (kids).

    This has been the longest time I've been off the bike in 10 years. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to pop some more meds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    Prognosis does not look promising.

    Current status: torn left LCL (fell carrying the bike over a culvert), torn right deltoid (snowboarding crash), and small but painful frost blisters on both feet (work boots that suck). Oh, and I've had a raging flu for a week (kids).

    This has been the longest time I've been off the bike in 10 years. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to pop some more meds.
    dammit man, that sounds horrible. but since it didn't kill you - i assume you are going to come back stronger? no?

    best wishes for quick recovery...
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    dammit man, that sounds horrible. but since it didn't kill you - i assume you are going to come back stronger? no?

    best wishes for quick recovery...
    Sort of. Back in the saddle this week anyways, I made the call that the 15-day disabled list was enough. Once the flu disappeared a fair amount of the knee pain went with it. The joint still feels stiff, but no issues spinning the pedals. And apparently I don't really need that arm to ride.

    Getting on and off the bike sucks.

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    Use mostly your good leg. You'll still be faster than most of us

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