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Thread: November Rides

  1. #91
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    I rode last night, for the first time since before Thanksgiving. Didn't get started until 10 pm(!). Before leaving work I posted a club ride for Sunday and created the cue sheet in Excel, but when I tried to save it I discovered that all the directories on my pc had been set to "Read only." WTF? As near as I can tell this was due to an update to Windows 10 that occurred while I was out of town. In all I wasted about an hour dealing with it -- figuring out what settings to change and having to reboot which meant I lost the Excel file that I was unable to save. So I repeat, WTF, Microsoft? Then when I finally got out of the office and to the community center where I start the ride, I was a bit disorganized after two weeks off the bike, and the tires needed air, and I was hungry so I needed a snack, etc etc.

    Anyway. On all my recent night rides, I was overdressed. Yesterday we almost hit 70 for the high temp so I figured it wouldn't be cold for a night ride. Ha ha. It turned out that last night was the weather I was dressing for on those other rides -- in the 40s, dry and cold. But of course I was wearing fewer layers because high temp of 70. Fortunately I warmed up eventually, but not until after I decided to shortcut the route a bit. In all I rode 16 miles. I finished around 11:30.

    Next week we are due for "wintry weather." I don't know yet if that means winter precip or just colder temps. Seriously hoping for the latter. So it might be too cold to ride at night. I have more layers that I can put on, but after a while it is just so hard to move with all those layers, I feel like kid brother Randy in "A Christmas Story" when he can't put his arms down.
    Last edited by ny biker; 11-30-2017 at 01:06 PM.

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  2. #92
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    NY, if you ever want any winter weather, I'm there for you. Just holler.

    Actually, can't complain about our weather this week. Highs have been just above freezing all week and it's been dry, too. Very windy, today, though. Had to dodge a lot of downed limbs. Looks like tomorrow is going to be a trail cleanup day.

    Put up our bird feeders, today. We only feed birds in the winter as a way to keep bears from becoming a nuisance. Will take them down next March. Sometimes takes a day or two for the birds to get out the word that our feeders are up. Now the wait begins ...

  3. #93
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    Whoo hoo! Great month for me. Despite rain, snow, ice, mud and cold, I managed to ride every day in November. Never missed a single day. Also broke 200 miles of riding trails/singletrack on the MTBs and fat bikes. That's a first for me. Did some road miles, too.

    On to December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by north woods gal View Post
    Whoo hoo! Great month for me. Despite rain, snow, ice, mud and cold, I managed to ride every day in November. Never missed a single day. Also broke 200 miles of riding trails/singletrack on the MTBs and fat bikes. That's a first for me. Did some road miles, too.

    On to December.
    Congrats, NWG -- that would be impressive even if you lived in a temperate area. Living where you do, it's super-duper-crazy impressive!
    Emily

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    Yes NWG I am impressed! Way to go!

    - Gray 2010 carbon WSD road bike, Rivet Independence saddle
    - Red hardtail 26" aluminum mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle
    - Royal blue 2018 aluminum gravel bike, Rivet Pearl saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver 2003 aluminum road bike
    - Two awesome worn out Juliana saddles

 

 

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