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    No passion for this!!

    Winter happens in Colorado. Love the skiing\ Hate the spin bike!
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    Winter happens in episodes in Texas
    Wednesday: balmy, in the 80s
    Friday: 35 degrees, north wind, sleet
    Might be time to pull out the trainer and load up the Spinergy CDs.
    Even thinking about a spin class to get through the next 5 days.....

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    Central Texas here. I cannot believe the transformation in weather from Wednesday to today.

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    I read you guys were getting some nasty weather. It reminds me of Oct 2010 in CT. One morning I gave the lawn it's last mowing of the season, and that night I was plowing the driveway. Leaves were still on the trees, and the wet heavy snow took down half the trees in CT. Stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tg View Post
    Winter happens in Colorado. Love the skiing\ And the fat bike!
    Fixed!

    I've done multiple short rides since Weds, can't find my stupid balaclava so I keep coming in to warm up my face. Surprisingly not as cold up here in the Rockies as it is elsewhere, but packed snow in single-digit and below temps sure gives loads of traction! Coldest ride was -10*F, warmest +10*F.
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    Spin bike? Yuck, try fat bike, studded tires or a winter road bike, or some combination of those, HTFU.

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    Would love to have a fat bike...need to figure out a way to pay for one.
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    Spin bike? Yuck, try fat bike, studded tires or a winter road bike, or some combination of those, HTFU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg View Post
    Would love to have a fat bike...need to figure out a way to pay for one.
    I've been renting one from my LBS, they give full credit on rentals towards merchandise purchases.
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    I got this email from my aunt, who will turn 87 next week:
    "Know you and J. want fat bikes from Santa Claus but feel sure he won't be able to deliver them this year. Santa's elf."
    No idea how she knows about fat bikes (Wall Street Journal? the Interwebs?).

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    What I need is a single speed fat bike with no suspension and disk brakes for winter here in Tennessee. Most of the time I can ride my regular bikes but with what we got today I would need flotation devices.
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    ^yes. I think I seen Noah float through Chattanooga.

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    Fresh 6" of snow today and a possible record breaking -5 F here in S. W. Missouri tonight. With daytime highs in the very low 20's for the next few, it's going to be trainer time this weekend for me too. Have an old Minoura Magturbo that I put the road bike on and numb my brain for an hour. I don't like the thing, but I also don't like going for more than a few days without some kind of seat time.
    A couple days of that silly trainer and I may get desperate enough to layer on the road bike cool weather gear and go ride in the snow somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    I got this email from my aunt, who will turn 87 next week:
    "Know you and J. want fat bikes from Santa Claus but feel sure he won't be able to deliver them this year. Santa's elf."
    No idea how she knows about fat bikes (Wall Street Journal? the Interwebs?).
    Maybe riding fat bikes has taken the place of mall walking among the senior set. :-)

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    Two years ago we had the dream cyclists winter here in Western PA. Mild temps and hardly and precip. I remember being out in the middle of January on dry trails wearing shorts and a short sleeved shirt thinking I was in some sort of bizarro world forest. It was Feb before we got any measurable snow.

    Last winter was the opposite. Wet, cold, snow, sleet, rain, all of these conspired to turn our trails into a miserable quagmire that didn't finally dry out till the middle of summer, and that only after some back breaking maintenance projects that used up the time we would've used to build new trail.

    Looks like more of the same this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbroad View Post
    Maybe riding fat bikes has taken the place of mall walking among the senior set. :-)
    I'm going to add this to perfect Utopian fantasy and add FREE fat bikes for seniors*!
    I do like the idea of seniors storming malls to ride their fat bikes inside during inclement weather.

    *OK, there is an enlightened self interest element here: just passed the 65 threshold this summer, but if we add even one more bike to the stable, our garage may spontaneously explode.

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