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Am i crazy!?!

Old 05-13-21, 03:46 PM
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Am i crazy!?!

Am I crazy******************************???

It`s now Spring, Sun is shining, temperatures in the 50`s, 60`s and 70`s!

AND , I miss riding in the WINTER.

What`s wrong with me?

Now, I just grab my biking gloves and windbreaker, and take off on my bike.

BUT, I kind a miss layering up, putting on my heavier gloves and balaclava, and heading out with the winter landscape of snow all around me !?

I miss riding around the lagoons in the local parks, with me being the only one in the park!

Now, I`m constantly saying, " On your left,... or Behind you"

It just seemed more quite and peaceful in the dead of Winter.

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Old 05-17-21, 06:43 PM
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Yes, all the people out sure are annoying. In the winter there were a handful of regulars. But no half naked females in the winter, though that could be a bigger crash danger than ice..
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I was also finding it easer to know what to wear in sub 30 degree weather.
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I forget which thread it is, but there is a video about cycling in finland. It actually made me look into trying to move there, but I doubt I could learn the language.

The only bad part about riding in winter is deep snow and cars, they take care of both those things there.
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Old 05-21-21, 12:28 PM
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Went for a ride today. 85 degree`s Hot , Humid, and Windy.
Made me wish for November!
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Old 05-22-21, 07:31 PM
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When it’s cold I wear enough clothes to be comfortable. And, fewer cars as people are hunkering indoors. In the summer I get hotter than I can control. But I love the daylight in summer!
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I rode to work the other day in the rain, with humidity off the charts. It was a hot, difficult ride. I long for the days when it’s about 20 degrees (F) outside. If I get too hot, I can unzip my jacket a little. If it is too cold, I can add another layer. The only thing I don’t miss is deep powder since I’m having a hard time figuring out how to ride through that to work.
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Old 06-11-21, 08:53 AM
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Yup, same reason I don't run in the summertime. I usually start running again in the late Fall, through winter and stop around June, when we start getting 85 F + humidity.
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Old 07-16-21, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes View Post
Am I crazy******************************???

It`s now Spring, Sun is shining, temperatures in the 50`s, 60`s and 70`s!

AND , I miss riding in the WINTER.

What`s wrong with me?
Well after riding the last few weeks in stinking hot and humid weather, bring on winter! I got my first ever saddle sores thanks to sweating so much.
I could have wrung out my chamois and watered the lawn.
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Well after riding the last few weeks in stinking hot and humid weather, bring on winter! I got my first ever saddle sores thanks to sweating so much.
I could have wrung out my chamois and watered the lawn.
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I hear you.! This summer has been a hot one. I`ve been using Noxzema as chamois cream! And I`m getting tired of saying "Behind You" when I ride through me favorite parks. Looking forward to November.
But, lately October is the new September, and November is the new October, and December is the new November. (see where I`m going here) LOL
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I hear you.! This summer has been a hot one. I`ve been using Noxzema as chamois cream! And I`m getting tired of saying "Behind You" when I ride through me favorite parks. Looking forward to November.
But, lately October is the new September, and November is the new October, and December is the new November. (see where I`m going here) LOL
So busy on trails and such, good point.

Last winter was mild which is nice for riding but I’m guessing not for the environment which is a shame.

To be honest I don’t welcome winter. But maybe needing a long sleeve jersey and long finger gloves is the right balance.
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Old 08-01-21, 08:39 AM
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To be honest I don’t welcome winter. But maybe needing a long sleeve jersey and long finger gloves is the right balance.
I can't wait until this autumn and winter since summer riding is out for me due to overheating and breathing problems in high heat/humidity conditions. With the exception of a few test rides I haven't even been on a bike since last May. Of course I will only ride on dry roads as I'm now too old to deal with snow/ice.

Since it's now August First I'm looking into more appropriate cycling clothing for cooler riding as I'm trying to extend the riding season as much as I can.
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I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll take summer over winter with regard to riding. Dressing up for, and undressing after is a PIA during winter. Summertime…just throw on your short and shirt and you’re out the door. Not to mention that the daylight hours in winter are greatly reduced. I’ll “light up” and ride at night occasionally…but I prefer riding during daylight.


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Old 08-03-21, 04:51 PM
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The coldest temperature I've endured was -12C - there's nothing like a brisk morning like that to get the eyelids frozen shut on your way to work. Several cars pulled over to lecture me that "it's too cold for biking." Ha. Don't think so. My personal line is -17C and even then, I'd just have to re-think the wardrobe.
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