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Nice first ride in the COLD.

 

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Ha, Will. The nice thing about wiping out in the condition we you were in is those jelly feeling joints actually help you to bounce right back up again. That adrenaline never seems to last into the next day, though. I hope you're nursing your wounds with a big cup of coffee right now.

I loved my AM and early PM ride yesterday on the cargo bike and would have loved a rousing snow ride last night if someone who shall remain nameless wouldn't have gone back for two more pitchers. I did get in a few donuts through the Walgreens parking lot on the way home, so all in all it was a joyful occasion.

Now it's time to work up the courage to lead all the kidlets on Kidical Mass while my head is pounding.  

The ride last night from the loop to the north en of the lakefront path was the longest ad most difficult commute I've had in more than a year of commuting every day. Sure, I've ridden in more snow and colder temps, but last night's combo of massive north wind, icy snow, and odd mix of crusty, slushy snowpack on the trail made the ride so tough it was like riding through sand! Took twice as long as usual. But yeah, I rode. (-;

Glad you are ok Will.

I'm off to test those conditions (the streets, not the intoxication) now on my way to the shipping party at Working Bikes. http://workingbikes.org/shippingparties

I look forward to using this awesome phrase. Thanks! 

Just Will said:

... half past inebriated ...

In case you didn't know, at this moment, the wind is BRUTAL. If I had a soul, I would call today's ride a soul crushing experience. I may be inside my house most of the afternoon

through May. 

Wait. You guys were drunk last night? You're kidding me. I had no idea! That's dangerous! I'm glad you're all right, Will. 

Just Will said:

As I was riding back from the snow ride last night, half past inebriated,

All two of us at Kidical Mass had a grand time this morning. The sun made the single digit temperatures seem downright balmy. When we got to our destination the kids even asked if they could eat outside.

Reading that the kids even wanted to eat outside warmed my heart. 

Ash L. said:

All two of us at Kidical Mass had a grand time this morning. The sun made the single digit temperatures seem downright balmy. When we got to our destination the kids even asked if they could eat outside.

How icy is the lakefront path?  I am considering riding to U of C tomorrow but if the path is icy I will consider other options.

I was on it from Foster to Montrose around 2:00 pm; it was plowed and salted. Usually, if that is done, the rest is done the same way.


David Barish said:

How icy is the lakefront path?  I am considering riding to U of C tomorrow but if the path is icy I will consider other options.

It was fairly free of ice and snow around 51st or so.  I think it'll be pretty clear with the occasional patch at the usual spots.

David Barish said:

How icy is the lakefront path?  I am considering riding to U of C tomorrow but if the path is icy I will consider other options.




Easy going, (compared to Friday evening) back on the hoods, back on Lincoln to Wells, 45 gear inches most of the way home.  Head winds gave a nice facial.

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