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Jan is the planning month

Old 01-08-21, 04:03 PM
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Jan is the planning month

Here we are with a new year on our hands, and by spring everyone should have had a virus shot, and we can ride anywhere again.

So Jan is planning month. Maybe get a new bike or------------decide what cleaning and repair your bike or trike needs for the new riding season. Order up the parts and have them on hand for Feb. Feb is the month all the cleaning and repair needs to be done. Even tho some of us are in the snow belt, a few days of March may be warm enough to ride. Be prepared.
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Old 01-08-21, 04:10 PM
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Good thing about So California, my bikes are always clean. No planning, no schedule to buy new parts, fix bikes, I'm always good.
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Old 01-08-21, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Good thing about So California, my bikes are always clean. No planning, no schedule to buy new parts, fix bikes, I'm always good.
ssshhhh...don't rub it in.
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Old 01-08-21, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Good thing about So California, my bikes are always clean. No planning, no schedule to buy new parts, fix bikes, I'm always good.
But then I can buy a really nice 3 bedroom brick house with a two car garage to put my bike in, for $180,000.
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touché.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
But then I can buy a really nice 3 bedroom brick house with a two car garage to put my bike in, for $180,000.
Brick houses? I can honestly say I have never seen one.
Now, wood and stucco or fiberglass fascia are everywhere.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Here we are with a new year on our hands, and by spring everyone should have had a virus shot.
You apparently do not have access to the news.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
But then I can buy a really nice 3 bedroom brick house with a two car garage to put my bike in, for $180,000.

I have a 5 bedroom house, 2400 sq feet and paid $60,000! No garage though.
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Now I live in CDA Idaho I am planning all sorts of rides
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I am up in Canada and for me January is no different then any other month of the year. I dress up, go outside and ride.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
You apparently do not have access to the news.
No. Just more of his trolling.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
Brick houses? I can honestly say I have never seen one.
Now, wood and stucco or fiberglass fascia are everywhere.
I own a brick house. The houses around the corner from me were built to house workers who built stuff for the centennial celebration.
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This is of course wrong, very wrong. Please do not put more people at risk by making and executing big plans with large groups of people. Please also don't spread more misinformation about the vaccine it just isn't going to happen that fast and even if it did we would still not be safe yet. Look at history.

Though agree it is a good time to think about new bike or fixing plans for the year especially if you are looking custom which is probably damn near about all you can easily get these days and even they are struggling on the parts front.
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Old 01-08-21, 08:21 PM
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BikeMaine has already cancelled its September 2021 tour. Maybe the organizers know something the OP doesn’t.
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Old 01-08-21, 09:23 PM
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this thread has inspired me to wash all four of my bikes and get that darned cork handlebar tape clean as new.
with the ocd, that'll take me as long as doing a completely new build likely would.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
and by spring everyone should have had a virus shot, and we can ride anywhere again.
EVERYONE except me, because I am not going to fall for all this "vaccination agenda". I don't know what you mean by WE CAN RIDE ANYWHERE AGAIN...Covid hasn't prevented me from riding, I have continued to ride everywhere through all the lockdowns
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In almost any state, and certainly in Nebraska, the roads are not covered with ice and snow all winter, and the temps are not always below freezing. There are plenty of good riding days even in January and February. But yeah, still clean/tune/upgrade your bikes in your heated garage while enjoying a drink and some tunes.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
Brick houses? I can honestly say I have never seen one.
Now, wood and stucco or fiberglass fascia are everywhere.
Here in Nebr, they are common. We lived in a 4 bedroom all brick house for 42 years. Down sized to a town home 7 years ago.
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Old 01-09-21, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
No. Just more of his trolling.
At 82 I expect that my wife and I will get our first shot in about 2 weeks.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Here we are with a new year on our hands, and by spring everyone should have had a virus shot, and we can ride anywhere again.

So Jan is planning month. Maybe get a new bike or------------decide what cleaning and repair your bike or trike needs for the new riding season. Order up the parts and have them on hand for Feb. Feb is the month all the cleaning and repair needs to be done. Even tho some of us are in the snow belt, a few days of March may be warm enough to ride. Be prepared.

Is it that common that people stop riding in autumn/winter? Based on your post I guess that riding season starts in March then?

I always felt lazy for not taking the bike out when its below 10 degrees Celsius or when it's raining.... but since I live in the Netherlands, this means I can generally not cycle for three months.
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For me, winter is for planning all the rides I want to do through the year. Spinning on the trainer gets old pretty quickly.
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Jan is planning month... Feb is the month all the cleaning and repair needs to be done... Be prepared.

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At 82, many people would be looking back on all the cycling they've done. rydabent is looking forward to all the cycling he'll do.

Go 'Bent, GO!
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Originally Posted by RS5 View Post
Is it that common that people stop riding in autumn/winter? Based on your post I guess that riding season starts in March then?

I always felt lazy for not taking the bike out when its below 10 degrees Celsius or when it's raining.... but since I live in the Netherlands, this means I can generally not cycle for three months.
Unless there is a day above 60 in the winter, I dont ride. I hate the cold. I also hate riding if I cant do it in shorts. And certainly there is no way I would ride in the snow and ice, even tho I could with safety on my trike.
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