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    Who's hard core?

    Rode home today in the pooring rain. Same thing last Friday. Anyone else nutty enough to be riding in this weather? Rim breaks in the rain = living on the edge...

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    I don't care what it does tomorrow. I am riding my new SC Superlight. Just finished the build a couple hours ago So, it will probably hail softballs, but I am goin'!!!

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    Love the wet rim breaks

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    Screech! (at least that's what my V-brakes sound like)
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    Yeah, got in about an hour this afternoon in Santa Cruz. Worked out okay because the trails we rode are best in the rain (sandy/sand stone trails). We got a bit soggy, but nothing to complain about. We were more off gaurd by the fact that the storm clouds had it getting too dark to see about 30 minutes earlier than expected. We were definitely laughing and starting to bounce off of trees and bushes by the end due to poor lighting. Roots, rocks, and wet leaves are slick out there, so pay attention

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    I rode in the down pur on sat. I admit, in heavy rain I stick to bike paths. So I am semi-core

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    Now that school has started I don't ride as much to work since I need my camera gear & laptop for work, but then I need to bring it home so I can take it to school the next day.

    Today though I am planning on riding up Metcalf and around to Silvercreek rd to get some miles & climbing in after I get out of school around 1
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    The Law is hard core. Hella hard core. Kudos to you for not gettin' in a car.

    Me? During the rain yesterday I was sitting on a sofa under a blanket with a purring cat in my lap, so I'm maybe not quite so hard core.
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    <----------------- Not hard core

    On Saturday, I had a nice fluffy omelet, then went to the mall, then watched some college basketball.... Ooh, I went and played some billiards at night!

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    saturday...cx bike up hicks then over mt. sombrosa and down kennedy (windy and wet...blech)....cantilever brakes don't last long when ya descend kennedy in the rain...found out i had no brakes after i blew thru blossom hill intersection wondering why my levers were crunching my fingers

    yesterday i listened to the weather man....no rain gear on my motobike....that sux too...stoopid weather man

    tonite is 50 miles of flattish roadie nite riding....the lites are a chargin'

    personally....i like Plim's sofa ideas....not sure 'bout the cat purring though.....kinda puts some strange images in my knoggin...
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    One time...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Law
    Rode home today in the pooring rain. Same thing last Friday. Anyone else nutty enough to be riding in this weather? Rim breaks in the rain = living on the edge...
    ... I rode down a descent with my fork locked out.

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    geezus..

    Quote Originally Posted by The Law
    Rode home today in the pooring rain. Same thing last Friday. Anyone else nutty enough to be riding in this weather? Rim breaks in the rain = living on the edge...
    be careful. I take it your riding on a class one path or delineated bike lane when your doing that?

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    Saturday morning: pancakes
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    Sunday morning: craisin pancakes, then more snow ball fight with my kids, then tried to teach the younger one to snowboard, then teach the older one to ski, then some sledding
    Sunday afternoon: more meat, although I might have accidentally eaten some vegetables (a moment of inattention I'm sure).

    This week: I'm on diet. Props to the Law for her mad winter riding skillz.
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    I am hardcore:

    I rode home from work yesterday in the pouring rain. No rainjacket, just a fleece. The water soaked up and added a few pounds of weight.

    Then again, all that drinking overseas has me a few pounds heavier these days.

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    Once I am out riding in the rain I am good to go till my hands and feet freeze up. It's always a psychological thing of just starting a ride when it's pouring rain, but once you are going and if you can stay warm it can be fun. ,

    They do say it might be in the 70's this weekend
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    Plan B

    It was raining hard here in north San Jose, so I used Plan B. I rode a half mile to the nearest lightrail stop. By then I was soaked, so I discreetly changed back into my dry street clothes. I took the lightrail to Mountain View, and was going to take Caltrain one stop to Sunnyvale, where I live, but the next train wasn't for another 50 minutes. So I went to Tied House and drank a couple of IPAs. By then the rain had stopped. Not a bad commute after all.

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    I rode on Sunday evening from Saratoga Gap to Stegner's Bench. Beautiful clouds and sunset. I got pretty muddy and I definintely took it easy. I had to dismount half a dozen times. Monday lunchtime I got a ride in at St. Joe's hill. Again, very pretty and slightly muddy. I'd hardly consider myself hardcore, just opportunistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    Props to the Law for her mad winter riding skillz.
    The proper spelling is "skilz." Please make a note of it.

    I believe you are confusing the modern word "skilz" with the anachronistic word "skills," which is the plural of "skill."
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    See, and you guys fell for Plim saying he's not the new Mod.

    I'm way NOT hardcore. I like quiche and moonlit nights on the beach sipping Irish coffees.

    Riding down a trail with the fork locked out is just crazy. I can't even fathom datt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    .....I'm way NOT hardcore. I like quiche and moonlit nights on the beach sipping Irish coffees....
    lies....terrible..terrible lies......didn't you go to some sort of school on saturday
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    Here, this should help....

    ...you visualize what it's like!

    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Riding down a trail with the fork locked out is just crazy. I can't even fathom datt.
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    it just looks like my fork, but 3 pounds heavier.

    I get it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J
    I am hardcore:

    I rode home from work yesterday in the pouring rain. No rainjacket, just a fleece. The water soaked up and added a few pounds of weight.

    Then again, all that drinking overseas has me a few pounds heavier these days.

    It's gret to see you back! welcome to the USofA.

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    Studded Tires

    Upstate NY - November through Feburary - 35 mile commute one way - żbike lane what? - studded 700x35s - carrying 25ish lbs of computer and clothes - uphill, both ways with sharks. I still say the hardcore people are the ones that spun up their trainers for hours in the winter. I would do anythign to avoid that beast!

    But that was before I became a Californian. I still do commute in the rain, but not every day. I'm so non-hardcore now that I'll occasionally slap the rear fender on the MTB.
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    I got a road ride last weekend. Did the Paradise Loop in the rain. Wet. Fun. It was a ride. I'll take what I can get.

    My shoes are still moist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plim
    The proper spelling is "skilz." Please make a note of it.

    I believe you are confusing the modern word "skilz" with the anachronistic word "skills," which is the plural of "skill."
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    Going to......................................

    ................................................Ft . Ord via the D.O.D lot..............................................
    Now.

    - Gotta break in the RIP9.

    Ohhh yeahhh, it's NOT raining here and that makes me NOT hardcore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM

    tonite is 50 miles of flattish roadie nite riding....the lites are a chargin'
    Where do you ride 50 miles at night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zignzag
    Where do you ride 50 miles at night?
    from my front door (near Oakridge mall):

    Blossom Hill to Almaden (I take some weird connector stuff though)
    Almaden to Harry to McKean
    McKean to Uvas
    Uvas to Watsonville rd.
    Watsonville rd to Sycamore
    Sycamore to Oak Glen
    Oak Glen back to Uvas
    Uvas back to McKean
    McKean back To Almaden
    Almaden to Blossom Hill
    Blossom Hill to Home

    You can also throw in Llagas, Willow Springs and Bailey if ya get creative and want to climb a little...but they're tiny climbs

    And actually it's only 48.5 miles....and it's about 1500' total ascent....flat as a pancake brother
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    I'm a creampuff

    Hardcore? Nope, I'm a "Creampuff". Come July anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jms
    Hardcore? Nope, I'm a "Creampuff". Come July anyway.
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    ... and if we just ...

    It was nice and dry and sunny up in Emerald Hills yesterday (Mon) as I got ready to ride over to Waterdog to do some loops. As I got down the hill to the climb up Club Drive, It started coming down hard and cold. I was already at the bottom of the hill about to start a monster climb with a 34/25 granny ( ) so I decided to just keep going, I was already wet.

    Once I got to the Dog, it wasnt too bad. I rode all the singletrack loops, mostly in the trees. There was mud, it was cold, but the mud was too wet to stick to anything. I really could have used a fender because my glasses became ineffective after about 100yds on the first downhill. I was on my Spooky hardtail with V-brakes, braking efficiency was allright. I knew where I needed to have good braking, so I would intentionally drag the brakes beforehand so as to heat up the pad, clean off the rim, and improve the braking somewhat.

    Either way, it was nice to get out on the bike after being cooped up all week. Trail damage seemed minimal from riding in the muck.

    And as I said before, it was nice when I left. It just turned [email protected] when I got out there.

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    I not as core as the rest of you. Nor Cal is only good for a couple of months of enjoyable riding. Too cold and wet now to be out on the bike and come May or June, it will be far too hot to ride. I did dust off the bike on Sunday and had to break out the tights, wool socks, lobster claws and goretex, for it was a frigid 65 degrees here in Sac. Brrrrrrrrrr!!!!

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