Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Snow...ugh.

Old 01-26-15, 09:16 PM
  #26  
StanSeven
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Delaware shore
Posts: 13,382

Bikes: Cervelo C5, Guru Photon, Waterford, Specialized CX

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 834 Post(s)
Liked 652 Times in 479 Posts
Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
It's been a easy winter so far.
Just from snow and ice. Temperatures have been way below normal all winter. Whenever they get above average it rains. Overall it sucks
StanSeven is offline  
Old 01-26-15, 09:19 PM
  #27  
GlennR
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 7,874

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2634 Post(s)
Liked 1,811 Times in 930 Posts
I have a 9:00am flight Wednesday morning out of JFK.

Anyone wanna bet if I make it or not?
GlennR is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 05:50 AM
  #28  
bruce19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bruce19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lebanon (Liberty Hill), CT
Posts: 7,706

Bikes: CAAD 12, MASI Gran Criterium S, Colnago World Cup CX & Guru steel

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1403 Post(s)
Liked 780 Times in 468 Posts
The storm is hitting eastern CT full force. Woke up this morning at 5:30 AM and it was snowing at 2" an hour. Just north of us has 22" already. It's supposed to snow until sometime tomorrow and then we will get a storm on Thursday and another on Sunday. The wind is at 15-20 MPH and blowing the light grainy snow back onto shoveled areas. This really is impressive.
bruce19 is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 06:20 AM
  #29  
qcpmsame 
Semper Fi
 
qcpmsame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Barrineau Park, Florida
Posts: 12,788

Bikes: 1980 Medici Pro Strada, 1984 Tommasini Prestige, 2012 Cannondale CAAD 10 Ultegra

Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1132 Post(s)
Liked 192 Times in 151 Posts
Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
I HAD a 9:00am flight Wednesday morning out of JFK.

Anyone wanna bet if I make it or not?
FIFY

Bill
__________________
Semper Fi, USMC, 1975-1977

I Can Do All Things Through Him, Who Gives Me Strength. Philippians 4:13


qcpmsame is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 07:49 AM
  #30  
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 11,753

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, Catrike Speed

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1239 Post(s)
Liked 355 Times in 234 Posts
It looks like NYC didn't get hit very hard at all, so oldnslow2 should be fine. Boston, OTOH, is enjoying the full benefits of the storm system.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 08:24 AM
  #31  
bruce19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bruce19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lebanon (Liberty Hill), CT
Posts: 7,706

Bikes: CAAD 12, MASI Gran Criterium S, Colnago World Cup CX & Guru steel

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1403 Post(s)
Liked 780 Times in 468 Posts
This is what it looks like here at 9:25 AM.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Blizzard 2015 007.JPG (85.1 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg
Blizzard 2015 006.JPG (77.6 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg
Blizzard 2015 008.jpg (48.6 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg
Blizzard 2015 009.JPG (78.6 KB, 10 views)
bruce19 is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 08:48 AM
  #32  
wphamilton
Senior Member
 
wphamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 15,237

Bikes: Nashbar Road

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2899 Post(s)
Liked 293 Times in 197 Posts
Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
This is what it looks like here at 9:25 AM.
I'd be staying home, anywhere in the Northeast. Too unpredictable, too much storm.
wphamilton is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 09:14 AM
  #33  
bruce19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bruce19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lebanon (Liberty Hill), CT
Posts: 7,706

Bikes: CAAD 12, MASI Gran Criterium S, Colnago World Cup CX & Guru steel

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1403 Post(s)
Liked 780 Times in 468 Posts
Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
I'd be staying home, anywhere in the Northeast. Too unpredictable, too much storm.
No choice. The Governor has closed all the roads.
bruce19 is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 10:54 AM
  #34  
GlennR
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 7,874

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2634 Post(s)
Liked 1,811 Times in 930 Posts
I got 18" today.

I decided to put my heart rate monitor on and put my Garmin in my pocket. 2.5 hours and 911 calories.

I think i'll take the MTB out for a ride.
GlennR is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 11:29 AM
  #35  
fietsbob
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,599

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,309 Times in 822 Posts
Break Out the XC skis , & would be a good time to already have a Fat Bike .



Other Coast .. Foggy with a chance of light Drizzle
fietsbob is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 12:17 PM
  #36  
KenshiBiker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,075
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Roadbikedude View Post
.....if only you had a fatty for your winter training rides.
I'm usually the fatty on the winter training rides . . .
KenshiBiker is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 04:48 PM
  #37  
Bikey Mikey
Senior Member
 
Bikey Mikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newport News, VA USA
Posts: 3,325

Bikes: Diamondback Edgewood LX; Giant Defy 1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
We only got a dusting where I live.
Bikey Mikey is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 06:59 PM
  #38  
bikepro
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 1,916

Bikes: Look 585

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Predictions for 3 ft of snow in NYC area and 2-3 ft in my neck of the woods. Good grief I'll be shoveling until May.
75 in Dallas today, close to 80 tomorrow.
bikepro is offline  
Old 01-27-15, 07:55 PM
  #39  
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 11,753

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, Catrike Speed

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1239 Post(s)
Liked 355 Times in 234 Posts
Bruce those pics remind me of all last winter. Our snowfall is below average this year, though. I kinda miss it.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 01-28-15, 09:04 AM
  #40  
Jim from Boston
Senior Member
 
Jim from Boston's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7,384
Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 800 Post(s)
Liked 210 Times in 165 Posts
Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
This is what it looks like here at 9:25 AM.
FYA, follow this link.

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
The family would not let me cycle Tuesday or today, though IMO, my winter mountain bike with the Marathon Winter studded tires was ideal for these cirumstances. If interested see my photoessay on this Commuting Forum thread, "Metrowest Boston, who's riding Tuesday?
Jim from Boston is offline  
Old 01-28-15, 10:02 AM
  #41  
qclabrat
Senior Member
 
qclabrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,373
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 257 Post(s)
Liked 70 Times in 63 Posts
NJ was the storm transition state,

West of the Delaware River got less than an inch

East of the Hudson River got about a foot

me being in the middle about 6 inches
qclabrat is offline  
Old 01-28-15, 10:22 AM
  #42  
capejohn
Senior Member
 
capejohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Posts: 1,843

Bikes: Novara Randonee, Felt Z45, Scott Sub 40, Marin Belvedere Commuter

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Predictions for 3 ft of snow in NYC area and 2-3 ft in my neck of the woods. Good grief I'll be shoveling until May.
It's been such a mild winter up till now. This is called paying the fiddler. However, if you didn't lose power, this is really nice. Storms like this is why we love to live in New England.
capejohn is offline  
Old 01-28-15, 12:31 PM
  #43  
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 11,753

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, Catrike Speed

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1239 Post(s)
Liked 355 Times in 234 Posts
This is what my place looked like this time last year. I think the temps were running in the single digits.



The lowest fence wire showing is at the 2 foot mark, so 'only' about a foot and a half of standing snow. You'll notice, no drifts though.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 01-28-15, 01:14 PM
  #44  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 24,862

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3724 Post(s)
Liked 854 Times in 593 Posts
digging 3 cars out from 33" and raking the roof took a lot of effort and several glove changes. need to pick up some more toe warmers
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 02-02-15, 09:00 AM
  #45  
bruce19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bruce19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lebanon (Liberty Hill), CT
Posts: 7,706

Bikes: CAAD 12, MASI Gran Criterium S, Colnago World Cup CX & Guru steel

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1403 Post(s)
Liked 780 Times in 468 Posts
And.......it's snowing again. This time it's wet, icy crap and we're supposed to get 8-12" of it. This really blows....seriously... it's windy too.
bruce19 is offline  
Old 02-02-15, 09:08 AM
  #46  
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,266

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 848 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 100 Posts
Chicago got 19+ inches over the weekend. 4th largest since records were kept. I'm sitting 200 miles to the south, no measurable snow here. Ill ride tomorrow, temperatures will be in the upper 40's.
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

Last edited by Barrettscv; 02-02-15 at 09:11 AM.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 02-02-15, 09:58 AM
  #47  
trackhub
Senior Member
 
trackhub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Watching all of you on O.B.I.T.
Posts: 2,013

Bikes: Gunnar Street Dog

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Look out!!!

Heh-Heh. Great graphic. Don't forget the D-cell batteries. At grocery stores around here, people tend to go for the Milk, bread, eggs (Why?) and D-cell batteries. It's difficult to understand why this is. The great Blizzard of '78 was 37 years ago. So, an entire generation of suburbanites are too young to remember it. So, why the panic at the grocery store?
Anyone with any common sense would surely know enough to have a few food items on hand, as well as batteries, flashlights and lanterns, and at least one battery powered radio. One of the emergency radios that can be hand cranked is perfect.
trackhub is offline  
Old 02-02-15, 10:14 AM
  #48  
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,266

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 848 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 100 Posts
Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
Heh-Heh. Great graphic. Don't forget the D-cell batteries. At grocery stores around here, people tend to go for the Milk, bread, eggs (Why?) and D-cell batteries. It's difficult to understand why this is. The great Blizzard of '78 was 37 years ago. So, an entire generation of suburbanites are too young to remember it. So, why the panic at the grocery store?
Anyone with any common sense would surely know enough to have a few food items on hand, as well as batteries, flashlights and lanterns, and at least one battery powered radio. One of the emergency radios that can be hand cranked is perfect.
Or just keep your phone and laptop computers changed (unless you expect a full day of no power).
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 02-02-15, 10:28 AM
  #49  
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Posts: 13,191

Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760, '87 Miyata 712

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 634 Post(s)
Liked 459 Times in 252 Posts
Originally Posted by capejohn View Post
It's been such a mild winter up till now. This is called paying the fiddler. However, if you didn't lose power, this is really nice. Storms like this is why we love to live in New England.
Or northern Michigan.
OldsCOOL is offline  
Old 02-02-15, 11:13 AM
  #50  
Looigi
Senior Member
 
Looigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
D batteries?
Looigi is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.