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Wow - Sunday afternoon = 475 on C&V

Old 07-19-20, 03:40 PM
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Wow - Sunday afternoon = 475 on C&V

Over 40members and over 425 guests. Biggest numbers that i've seen. not that i track usage.

Too hot to ride in most of USA?
Bike Boom 2020?
The value of my C&V fleet is soaring?
New Renaissance? In bicycles.
Everyone going retro?
The numbers are a mistake?
Everyone wants to sell bikes?
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Old 07-19-20, 04:11 PM
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Its the Summer and CV-19.

Too hot to bike and nothing else to do! Read about bikes instead
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Old 07-19-20, 04:11 PM
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Me personally, back problems, can't do squat (even squat!). Should be riding, working on a new acquisition, or in the kayak, but in a chair.
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Yeah, too egg-fryingly hot to ride and it's a Sunday during a pandemic so most people aren't at work. I know I'm just sitting here clicking the refresh button!
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Old 07-19-20, 04:32 PM
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I went for a ride yesterday. 90 on the tarmac in the northwoods of Wisconsin, gravel was a bit cooler, but not much. It was damn hot and I ruined myself. Now, I'm drinking tequila and writing on bf. My wife and kid are playing quarters. All's right with the world.

Tomorrow morning I ride into Cable for an espresso. All will be right with the world.

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Me personally, back problems, can't do squat (even squat!). Should be riding, working on a new acquisition, or in the kayak, but in a chair.

Been there. Did that. It sucks.

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Old 07-19-20, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
475 on C&V ... not that i track usage.
And it's 4:20 pdt ... not that I track ... uhh ... that.
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Old 07-19-20, 05:28 PM
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Judging by all the newbies that have been introducing themselves (plus account for the lurkers who haven't) the past few months, I think the new/returning bikers play a big role in the numbers.
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Old 07-19-20, 05:41 PM
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Me personally, back problems, can't do squat (even squat!). Should be riding, working on a new acquisition, or in the kayak, but in a chair.
Right there with you. My wife bought me a back brace that seems to help healing. I'm going back to the gym tomorrow am.....light. Hoping to get back on the bikes next week.
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Old 07-19-20, 06:02 PM
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Just sitting here reading and waiting for the chocolate ice cream (custard) that I just made to set in the freezer.
When I rode yesterday, the heat index was 99.

Recipe here:

I add a half-cup of dutch process cocoa to the simmer.
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Old 07-19-20, 06:16 PM
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"trouble, south of the border" keeping me off the bike
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I had to do some work on my daughter's car this morning in the very small amount of time when the temps weren't past my limit. When I was in my 20's, a good bike ride in the 90's was doable. In my 50's, I am not so much interested in that.
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Old 07-19-20, 07:07 PM
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Here in the Deep South, I am forced to hibernate from late June until the first week in October. I am now old enough to realize that early morning temps are bearable, but I don’t always act upon that.
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Old 07-19-20, 07:14 PM
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Rode 57 miles yesterday morning; Garmin says the high was 95. Rode 28 miles this morning; Garmin says high was 93. Not sure I quite trust those temp readings, but it was hot both days. Good reason to keep moving and seek shady roads!
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Old 07-19-20, 07:16 PM
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Yup, way too hot. I played hooky from work on Thursday when it was only in the low 80s. Glad I did!
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Old 07-20-20, 06:29 AM
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Did 40 miles in Barrington Hills with Scott aka Crank_Addict on Saturday. Hot day, very humid. I had to stop a few times to wipe the sweat out of my eyes and off my head it burned so bad. It was still fun. Had a great lunch at River Street Tavern in east Dundee served by my wonderful daughter that was working that day.

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Old 07-20-20, 06:57 AM
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Did 25 yesterday in the morning when it was cooler, 87. Humidity was high enough to cut it with a knife. Having a breeze really helps. Stopping for cars is hard to take. Looked for routes that have a lot of shade.
Dismounted the bike from the rack and discovered a loose spoke in the rear and then a flat when i remove the wheel. Glad I added a window A/C in the garage and insulated the garage doors!
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