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    Warning carbon bike and lycra content in 20 degree temps!

    Sub 20F temps when I left home this morning at 8, probably didn't get into the 30's all day.

    9 hours later I was pleased to get home.

    Great day, even the ladies in the Runcible Spoon cafe in Nyack called us stupid for being out in it. I agreed I was stupid, but said my buddy Luis was even more so for following me on a "ride". The lady at the Bear Mountain Bridge toll booth wasn't quite sure what we were doing out there either

    Plan had to change when we reached the NCT bike path at the Ketchawan Preserve and found it a snowy ice rink. That should have been a nice 26 miles of car free route but instead a new road route back to the city was quickly planned.

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    https://connect.garmin.com/activity/23673733

    My total for the day was 106miles. Everyone else I know probably managed 2 hour rides at most today.

    Clearly I am stupid

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    Nicely done. You weren't the only one in lycra & on a plastic bike: little over 3hrs in the woods on a carbon hardtail (!) today. Wonderful day to be on a bike.
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    in fact for trail type bikes I am tired of QR roady shite in general. Lets move on.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    You called it. I did two hours today and none of it was outside.

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    I did 15 minutes on the trainer today

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    You are nuts. 100 miles anytime is impressive but on a day like today is crazy. We started from lot c at 8 and my car thermometer said 9 degrees but our average speed was 5 mph! We managed 3 hrs. It was a pleasant 25 by the time we got done.

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    That's great mileage, especially in such cold weather. This roadbiking business isn't as bad as I thought it would be. The trails are shot anyway so I'm taking it up too.

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    whoa, 9 hrs sub 20 degrees? ur both nuts and the man. i can't even sleep for that long, and definitely need to HTFU.

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    Riding in those temps was fine, just keeping liquid not ice blocks in the bottles is the only issue. Although getting one bottled filled with hot water at a rest stop then having it in my rear middle jersey acting like a hot water bottle was great

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    I don't know whether to be proud of your Britishness or terrified by the sheer lycraishness of it all.

    Last edited by Tidybeard; 02-01-2010 at 02:58 PM.

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    Too cold for too long - especially on the high speeds of the road bike. 2 hours (with chem warmers) is about it for me at low speeds. More powa to ya...

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    Nice work John....... for a lycra clad roadie. Is that the new Turner carbon road bike Dave's been secretly working on?

    Speaking of the strange looks from the waitress and toll booth lady, I actually got pulled over by a security guy while riding through an active mining district (on a county road) one morning a few weeks back in zero degrees F weather.

    "It's a little cold to be riding, isn't it?" he says, while giving me the suspicious stink-eye look. I mean who in there right mind would be out in this weather just to ride, right? I must be here to steal your gold dust.

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    Continuing my century a month challenge, it nudged into the 40's today, 100 miles, 2 months done, 10 to go.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/25143299

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Continuing my century a month challenge, it nudged into the 40's today, 100 miles, 2 months done, 10 to go.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/25143299
    So, 100 miles on a road bike is, what, 20 on a mountain bike? Only less climbing? Clue me in.
    Don't load onto your day your year's burden

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    Admirable. I'll be lucky if it isn't snowing tomorrow for my attempt.

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