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Traffic 'round these parts dropped off pretty dramatically a few weeks ago... hard to tell from the "I rode today" thread who's still riding, as one would have to conclude that Gene is the only one out there most days by reading it....

Who's sticking it out and plans to continue to ride pretty much every day regardless of weather?

(Was winter 2013;   2014 starts on p. 36;   2015 starts on p. 61)

 

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Totally.  And what kills me is that the people now asking me how much longer I'm going to ride are the same people that last winter (during the polar vortex) were asking me "are you still riding."  I believe that these questions are just a polite form of conversation.  Sort of like "how are you doing," except tailored to account for my known status as a cyclist.  


Lisa Curcio 4.1mi said:

Is anyone else already getting the "how much longer will you be riding?" I don't think it has even gotten below 40 in the city, and I am still just putting a couple of layers under my lightweight jacket when it gets below 50!

Will be riding the entire year again. Rode in shorts earlier this week. Yeah, that lasted about a day.

Shorts are still where it's at! I ride shorts down to 34 degrees and then it's just a base layer tights under shorts down to about 5-10 degrees. Anything below 5 degrees then I put on the top-layer windbreak pants.

I will still be riding ..... hopefully my BEAST stays put together.... Gonna try to ride my road bike ('74 Schwinn Continental), "Conti" as long as I can.
wish me luck.

I'm hoping we have snow removal this winter. Think election year might work in our favor?

Joe Studer 8.0 mi said:

  Hoping to avoid a polar vortex season like we had last year.

I vote we elect the candidate who promises no snow at all!

And Manny, glad to *see* you.

Ooh, let's hope!

h' 1.0 said:

I'm hoping we have snow removal this winter. Think election year might work in our favor?

Joe Studer 8.0 mi said:

  Hoping to avoid a polar vortex season like we had last year.

I got 2 new ones, as the ones I used for the last two years were pretty worn out. I have a "beater" bike that I put the studs on, so I can switch between studs and no studs until the winter really gets going.

Steve


Nançois 8.5 said:

My studded tires just arrived yesterday. Looking forward to trying them out in a month or so!

Let's see if the *bike lanes* get plowed this winter!

Steve

h' 1.0 said:

I'm hoping we have snow removal this winter.

Wait, streets and sans said that is for snow storage and force the need for dibs?

I am happy that we only have one car which means I don't have to dig my street out as much to avoid people throwing their garbage in the street for "dibs".  Plus I get indoor parking :D

Steve Weeks said:

Let's see if the *bike lanes* get plowed this winter!

Steve

h' 1.0 said:

I'm hoping we have snow removal this winter.

Chris, are you wearing gym shorts or something of more substance?  I usually just wear some neoprene tights on the cold days, haven't had need for anything more yet but curious to know what others do since my legs don't get cold easy, and don't bother me as much when they do.

Chris LaFrombois (8.5 mi - o.w.) said:

Shorts are still where it's at! I ride shorts down to 34 degrees and then it's just a base layer tights under shorts down to about 5-10 degrees. Anything below 5 degrees then I put on the top-layer windbreak pants.

If I can get the funds together I'm getting a Fat Bike!
No excuses!!!!
This way I can ride that year round and build up endurance!
And when I go for rides on my road bike it will be like night and day!

Bought a beater bike (Giant Option - tank!) summer before last and have now built it all the way up. Studded tires have arrived so I am pumped to ride this winter. When is a good time to put the studs on? Thinking some time after turkey day...

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