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Winter ain’t all bad…

Old 12-13-21, 01:47 PM
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Today marks the earliest sunset of the year at 4:11pm! woohoo!
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Old 12-13-21, 03:36 PM
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Strangely warm here today. I thought about taking Ruby out for a spin, but it will be dark any minute. Can't wait for spring.
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Old 12-13-21, 04:01 PM
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Warm here too, and for the next few days. However, the village has already put down a good layer of road salt, so bikes put away till after the spring rains.
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Old 12-14-21, 08:22 AM
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since the MTB has it's studs, it's out of commission until it's worth laboring with. the forest trails may be hiding some minimal ice & I like those trails so I may take it out over the next cpl of weeks. it WAS my regular ride

the hybrid may come out of hiding cuz I do like the unpaved trails near me

our roads & paved bike trails are completely free of anything resembling winter, meaning frozen precipitation or ice melt products. was going bring the road bike to work today for a spin after work but had to deal with slow air leaks on both Wifey & Daughter's cars. should be able to do the rest of the bike prep tonight for a ride tomorrow nite
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Old 12-14-21, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
Strangely warm here today. I thought about taking Ruby out for a spin, but it will be dark any minute. Can't wait for spring.
Warm here too at the moment. I did a ride today. Temps were about 25 deg F above the seasonal norm which is now a low of about 25 and high in the low 40s. Tomorrow will be even warmer with an overnight “low” tonight around 60 F.

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Old 12-15-21, 01:47 PM
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I'm waiting for the shortest day of the year. That gives me a boost, thought winter is just beginning. I have my Zwift set up, my fatbike set up, and the gravel bike fenders on if needed. Fingers crossed I ride enough. I do have my saddle pack on the Wahoo Kickr, in case I need to grab a CO2 and freeze a basement spider.
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Old 12-17-21, 12:13 PM
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I'd been resisting indoor training for years but I finally succumbed this year. I'll still ride fatbikes or gravel in the cold outside and I swim as well.
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Old 12-17-21, 03:11 PM
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I'd been resisting indoor training for years but I finally succumbed this year. I'll still ride fatbikes or gravel in the cold outside and I swim as well.
I still do a fair amount of indoor training in winter, but not on a bike simulator. We got one of these back in 2008 and I much prefer it. Kind of like doing an out of the saddle ride for a long period of time in a more comfortable posture.




That said, if it is freezing or above, I will do everything I can to get out on the frozen or muddy trails on my old MTB rather than stay inside.

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Old 12-20-21, 11:14 PM
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Yah, winter sucks.



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Old 12-21-21, 04:46 AM
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Today marks the earliest sunset of the year at 4:11pm! woohoo!
& today the latest sunrise. from now on we gain a cpl seconds? of daylight each day
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Old 12-21-21, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
Yah, winter sucks.
looks amazing!
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Old 12-21-21, 06:39 AM
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I just can't get excited about cycling in the winter. Mind you, I hate a turbo trainer so it's all I've got haha
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Old 12-21-21, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
& today the latest sunrise. from now on we gain a cpl seconds? of daylight each day
It is the shortest daylight period but sunset started getting later around here on December 6 and sunrise won’t be the latest until around January 5. It’s a consequence of the elliptical orbit of the Earth and the solstice being near the closer part of the ellipse. This produces higher angular velocity around the Sun and tweaks the sunrise and sunset times a bit.

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Old 12-22-21, 09:41 AM
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Yah, winter sucks.


Yes. Winter camping sucks.
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Old 12-22-21, 09:45 AM
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Diggin the telemark!
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Old 12-22-21, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldandbold View Post
I just can't get excited about cycling in the winter. Mind you, I hate a turbo trainer so it's all I've got haha
Yep. I hate the winter too, as I'd much rather be out in 80 degree, sunlit days. At least with the turbo trainers, I can catch up with all the TV I've missed during the last 8 months.
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Old 12-22-21, 01:28 PM
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At least with the turbo trainers, I can catch up with all the TV I've missed during the last 8 months.
Or you could get a fat bike and enjoy the real world instead of that fake one on the flat screen. You really missed nothing on TV the last 8 months or 8 years. It's all garbage...which is why I don't subscribe to cable or satellite.
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Old 12-22-21, 01:36 PM
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Or you could get a fat bike and enjoy the real world ...which is why I don't subscribe to cable or satellite.
I probably should get one. I live really close to Michigan's Island Lake Rec Area, and can see one of the trails from my house. When it was winter 6 years ago, you'd see either winter studded or very knobby tires. Now in the snowy trails, it's all fat bike.

Yep, no cable or satellite for me either. It's OTA or Netflix/PlutoTV/CrunchyRoll/Youtube.
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Old 12-22-21, 01:44 PM
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Yes. Winter camping sucks.
A little off topic but. . . .
Some of us actually winter camp and ski tour for fun, and you don't have to worry about mosquitoes.

Skiing around Crater Lake (Crater Lake National Park) just for fun! My wife and I were backcountry ski patrollers there for over 20 years.



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