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    Reason why we can't bike.......frickin NC weather!

    I'm so sick of this rain and freeze and rain and freeze! It's killing me. And please don't suggest a greenway or road biking. I'm so not interested. Any who, I'm sure I am not the only one out there hanging onto every sentence coming out of the weather mans mouth waiting for him to see oh so good things pertinent to good weather conditions.

    I will ride at Crabtree Lake this weekend if I have to go out there and dry off the ground myself! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    This time of year, I pretty much only have time to ride weekends and other than maybe a little chilly the weather on weekends has been great. Sat when I started out it was in the 20's.

    I mostly work outside so weather fazes me very little.

    Could be worse though, it could be just freezing arse cold with lots of snow. At least we get breaks from that.

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    I totally agree, I am originally from California and moved out here and I'm freezing!!! I just got my first MTB and I really want to ride it but it's too darn cold!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    This time of year, I pretty much only have time to ride weekends and other than maybe a little chilly the weather on weekends has been great. Sat when I started out it was in the 20's.

    I mostly work outside so weather fazes me very little.

    Could be worse though, it could be just freezing arse cold with lots of snow. At least we get breaks from that.
    I'm with kjlued, I ride in the cold no qualms. I need to ride.......it's that important to me. I work at duke in the building all day looking out my co-workers window at the trees in the horizon waiting to go outside and ride my butt off!!!!

    I stare at my bike in the garage every day when I leave and when I return to my house. She & I will have a date this weekend. Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalWheeler View Post
    I totally agree, I am originally from California and moved out here and I'm freezing!!! I just got my first MTB and I really want to ride it but it's too darn cold!!!
    Awe come on, I used to live in NorCal (Oakland) and experienced some cold moments there especially when over in San Fran in the evenings.

    Actually lived most of my life in South Ga but also lived in Las Vegas so I am used to hot and still don't see the weather we have been having as that bad. Durham is usually 5+ degrees warmer than here.

    So suck it up and go ride. It doesn't take long to warm up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Awe come on, I used to live in NorCal (Oakland) and experienced some cold moments there especially when over in San Fran in the evenings.

    Actually lived most of my life in South Ga but also lived in Las Vegas so I am used to hot and still don't see the weather we have been having as that bad. Durham is usually 5+ degrees warmer than here.

    So suck it up and go ride. It doesn't take long to warm up.
    Yeah, you warm up pretty quickly and being cold is the last thing on your mind.

    You're quite the traveler kjlued! You're right though.......it will be cooler over there where you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uneek78 View Post

    You're quite the traveler kjlued!
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    You look forward to riding at LCCP, but you rule out greenway and road riding? Guess you're not too hard up yet.
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    BTW, there is a race at LCCP this sunday.
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    Our weather on the coast has been iffy also. How'd you guys fair in that storm yesterday/day before.. It must have hit here (wilmington) in the middle of the night, cause I didn't even wake up.. I'm heading for Brunswick Nature Park this morning. I could get used to working this monday - thursday routine !..

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    It was pretty nasty here in WNC but yesterday was beautiful.
    Clear skies and sunny. Some may have thought it as chilly but I didn't find it cold enough to wear a jacket.

    Today my screensaver app indicates it is snowing.
    Looked outside and it is not.
    Probably means there is a little snow north of Asheville though.
    If we end up seeing any here, I doubt it will stick.

    I look forward to both Sat & Sun being good days to ride here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Running from the law
    Funny!

    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    You look forward to riding at LCCP, but you rule out greenway and road riding? Guess you're not too hard up yet.
    I rode at umstead out of desperation a weekend or so ago. I find it EXTREMELY boring. I can't stand roads or greenways.

    Quote Originally Posted by ncfeltnine View Post
    Our weather on the coast has been iffy also. How'd you guys fair in that storm yesterday/day before.. It must have hit here (wilmington) in the middle of the night, cause I didn't even wake up.. I'm heading for Brunswick Nature Park this morning. I could get used to working this monday - thursday routine !..
    Our roads were icy and the trails were muddy and icy. Forced me to go to umpstead and almost fall asleep on my bike outta boredom.

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    It was pretty nasty here in WNC but yesterday was beautiful.
    Clear skies and sunny. Some may have thought it as chilly but I didn't find it cold enough to wear a jacket.

    Today my screensaver app indicates it is snowing.
    Looked outside and it is not.
    Probably means there is a little snow north of Asheville though.
    If we end up seeing any here, I doubt it will stick.

    I look forward to both Sat & Sun being good days to ride here.
    Go SATURDAY & SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!

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    Looks like it will be solo rides though which I am fine with.
    The one friend that is tough enough to go out in all weather is out of the country.
    The others are won't commit because it is too cold.

    40's too cold? HTFU! lol

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    Reason why we can't bike.......frickin NC weather!

    Unfortunately, 40's may = slop.

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    It is the winter - wet - sometimes dry. Pave, gravel, dirt - or a mixture thereof. Lots of options. Less type, more ride. (it ain't Minnesota.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Unfortunately, 40's may = slop.
    DuPont has been holding up pretty well with the exception of a couple trails.

    The worst being Reasonover (I think that goes without saying)
    Also part of Laurel Ridge is bad but if you must take it most of that can be avoided by taking that section of Cart that runs next to it.
    Have not ridden Sheep Mtn in a few weeks but it was starting to get a little rough then so I imagine it is rough by now.

    Most everything else I have ridden has not been bad. This includes most of the trails in DuPont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Looks like it will be solo rides though which I am fine with.
    The one friend that is tough enough to go out in all weather is out of the country.
    The others are won't commit because it is too cold.

    40's too cold? HTFU! lol
    Too cold! Are they serious!?! I guess not. I'll be riding this weekend in the triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeptroller123 View Post
    If you're waiting on good weather to ride you won't be riding much.
    I am not waiting, I am riding.

    One more time - it ain't that bad, and if I was not a lady I would voice a choice word . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by uneek78 View Post
    Funny!



    I rode at umstead out of desperation a weekend or so ago. I find it EXTREMELY boring. I can't stand roads or greenways.



    Our roads were icy and the trails were muddy and icy. Forced me to go to umpstead and almost fall asleep on my bike outta boredom.


    Maybe you should have taken a book with you. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Maybe you should have taken a book with you. lol
    Lol!!!! Good idea!

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    I think today Specialized is doing a bike demo day at my local park. I'll be there for most the day..

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    Yeaaaaaaah!!!!!!!! I rode today. A little muddy in a few spots, which is kinda scary, but good overall.

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    Gravel roads and pavement in the winter a lot even in the 20's. Rain and snow, trainer. I want to be readyn to go in the spring. No fun trying to get back in shape when the weather says ride, ride, ride.

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    Honestly as a big guy, this may be the best time for me to ride.

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    I think the best time to ride is between Jan 1st and Dec 31st.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I think the best time to ride is between Jan 1st and Dec 31st.
    I can always trust you to have good answers!

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    Darn bipolar NC weather strikes again this weekend! Were you a victim? Share your story.

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    The weather didn't stop me, being sick did.

    I actually was looking forward to riding in the snow and bet DuPont would have been super pretty. Regret not doing it.

    FWI, these bikes will work in all types of weather if you are tough enough to pedal in it.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    The weather didn't stop me, being sick did.

    I actually was looking forward to riding in the snow and bet DuPont would have been super pretty. Regret not doing it.

    FWI, these bikes will work in all types of weather if you are tough enough to pedal in it.

    Sorry to hear that. Hope you get better soon. Funny that you say that about how tough our bikes are. When I first picked mine up I had to drive from Cary to Greensboro to get it. When it was time to take it to the car I asked the guy how I could get it in the car. He looked at my trunk and saw my bike mount and asked why I didn't want to use it. I said, well I didn't know if the rain would damage it. He chuckled lightly and said these bikes are in mud and all other earthly elements.......he was like......it will be perfectly fine. I was like......oh okay. I was so nervous to get water on it. And now it's all muddied up in my garage. Lol!!!!!! Let the good times roll!

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    A buddy of mine just got a new bike... well a used bike but it was only ridden a few miles and still looked like it was fresh off the showroom floor.

    Anyways when he bought it, I started to put it on his rack and he would not let me. He was afraid it would get scratched so both wheels came off and the bike went in the back seat. I tried explaining to him that it is a mountain bike and it will have many scratches in a few weeks but he wasn't hearing it. lol
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Lol!!!! I understand how he feels. My bike was fixed 2 weeks and I just got it at the beginning of January. I was really hurt when i broke it jumping a log and not clearing the log. I've since gotten over it.

    It's like getting a brand new car off the lot and hoping nobody scratches it in the parking lot. Guess he'll come around eventually. Especially when he breaks something on it.

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