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  1. #61
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    well ladies - I rode to work in snow this morning! Surlygirl - it looks like this may be payback year for me! lol It's all melted now but the mountains are gone - covered in clouds which means it's snowing up there, hopefully not at my house!

    Karen: your angel ain't broke - it's just "developing" unevenly. Give her some time - the other wing will grow in, I have all the confidence in the world!

    ZubZub: keep it up my friend........I'm gonna be watching the temps in Your neck of the woods come our summer and then tease you no end! *insert winking smilie here*



    (PS: is anyone else having problems with the smilies?? I haven't been able to get them to work for 2 days now)
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: "Yeah Baby! What a Ride!"

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    Alas, Corsair, it doesn't get that cold in Auckland. No snow. No Frosts. They don't know what they're missing... Oh, and obviously no probs with the smilies here. Have you accidently clicked on the "insert code/smilies suck" bit?
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    Wavedancer, I wouldn't worry about not riding at this time of the year. Although you guys on the Cape might have less "weather' to deal with, it seems like the last couple of years there's been a lot of snow and ice down there. My theory is that doing other activities makes you a better cyclist. It's important to cross train. I suspect that if I was riding 12 months a year, I would burn out. The way to deal with winter is to be outside in it; snowshoe, X country ski, hike. Yes, the gym gets boring, but there's people there who razz me if i don't show up.

    You sound like my kind of mountain biker...

    Robyn

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    Robyn,
    I do plan to ski and snowshoe if we get enough snow down here this year. Last year was actually great! I loved that the snow was so deep and lasted for so long. I only went snowshoeing once last winter (birthday present in March), but got quite a bit of skiing in. I'm trying to learn how to skate-ski. It looks so cool and effortless. But for me, it's just one more way to fall down!

    Let's get together to ride in the spring!

    Corsairmac...My smilies don't work either ...oops, I guess they do!. but only if I type the characters in.

    Linda (turning interesting shades of purple)

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    Cors...Love that "Broken Angel"...mind if I use that???

    Well I just let the dogs in and it is -1 degree F here right now and they tell me it's going to get worse Trust me, after -1 it can get worse. I am thinking of leaving the heat on at 70 tonight. I usually turn it down to 68 but it is just to damn cold to even think of moving the thermostat!!
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    Ah the rain come today. Wonderfully cool, a nice change
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    Linda,

    Looking forward to riding with you in the spring... Maybe the snow will melt earlier down there! Good luck with the skate skiing. It does look cool, but i don't want to spend the $ for another set of sports equipment that might get used 3 times a year.

    It is now 4.5 degrees at my house at 6 AM.

    Robyn

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    Come to the Cape, Yea!!!

    I would love to have ya'll come down. I think we should have some sort of procession...purple capes, tiaras and all!
    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavedancer
    I would love to have ya'll come down. I think we should have some sort of procession...purple capes, tiaras and all!
    Linda
    OOOOHHHH Yeah and the purple cape would match my purple orbea. The tiaras would just be frosting on the cake.

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    I hope someone can sew a cape for me. I can't do that! If we have post ride libations, I may have to spend the night down there....
    When are we going to the Sole?
    It was -4 F on my way to work this morning. Yikes!
    Robyn

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    Sew? We have to sew? Somehow I thought that those purple capes would just appear! Yes, they are definitely in my imagination... Or maybe - what about a lightweight purple fleece? No sewing needed, just cutting to shape!

    I've been watching that thermometer too, and opting for exercise indoors for the past 2 days - and now it sounds like it is going to warm up just to bring us some more snow and ice. I shouldn't be shouting enough this early in the season, but I am!

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    I like the fleece idea - no sewing. You could regular scissors or pinking shears. Self-stick velcro (though I don't know how well it sticks to velcro).

    Some of the sheer fabrics might get away without sewing and there is always fabric glue.

    And spray on glitter . . . and . . . .
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    purple glitter cape

    Okay, here is the one I'm wearing.

    http://www.abfab.co.uk/Fancy_Dress_S...0Purple%20Cape

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    You're on - give me a date and time, I'll ride in my purple cape and tiara with karens name in "gems" across the front! and heat?? I LOVE the heat - bring it on! As for the purple cape: I'll probably just do the purple towel pinned in the front!!

    and Karen: you can use whatever ya'll hearts desire my friend, you are such an inspiration to me that anything I can give back is well worth it!

    Toasts Karen: the Developing Angel!
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: "Yeah Baby! What a Ride!"

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    Maybe I'll get a purple towel and tie it together....
    Nice weather predicted for tomorrow morning.

 

 

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