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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:30 pm 
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Snow, ice, extreme cold, and even rain seem like good reasons to ride indoors on rollers instead of getting out on the road. Recently, it's been reasonably warm where I live. Most days it rains off and on, so if you're lucky, you can complete a ride with no rain. However, the roads are wet and dirty. My bike gets very dirty after relatively few miles. Cleaning it after every ride is time-consuming. Probably I'll stick to rollers until the roads are drier and cleaner.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:34 pm 
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C'mon man! Don't let a little rain spoil your road riding!!! Just give the girl a little hose down and re-lube.....

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:40 pm 
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HTFU man! You need a winter ride. I just rode 1hour out in a blizzard today here in the midwest.
Only because I need to get 148 more miles to reach 15,000 for the year.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:04 am 
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Miles be damned. It's -22 degree here. I'm riding inside...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:37 am 
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Ya I dont care about miles or whatever, fitness matters. Though my handling skills will suffer when back on the mtb.

I used to snow mtb with an old rig, does it for me when its not too cold


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:45 am 
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-22° :shock: time to go to south

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:59 am 
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snow forecast + Surly Pugsley singlespeed = winter bliss


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:09 am 
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taina wrote:
Probably I'll stick to rollers until the roads are drier and cleaner.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:21 am 
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Slap some fenders on the bike and go outside! The only time I think riding inside is really beneficial is when I am doing longer intervals, below -10C, or the visibility is so poor it becomes dangerous to go out.

Rain and snow isn't bad. With good fenders you can tackle it pretty well.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:12 am 
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I hate winter but I try not let it stop me. Tuesday I rode in a snow blizzard -10C and yesterday in -18C. CX bike with studded tires and your off.

Of course you have to layer up. At its coldest I use a few layers with assos top jacket. For hands I use two silk gloves underneath some hardcore winter gloves. For the feet I use two woolen socks with normal road shoes and with neopren overshoes. Party on :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:43 pm 
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you need to buy one of these~~~

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Now that's what I'm talking about Sir Pugsley! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Only thing that stops me from riding outside is darkness or cold rain.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:30 pm 
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Kasparz wrote:
Only thing that stops me from riding outside is darkness or cold rain.

Just but on some Endura and get out there.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:00 pm 
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I'm not a fan of expensive fancy clothes, i mosly use ex-pro kits from pros.
No clothing will save your ass in cold rain. None. Atleast not in eastern european rain.
Also I use pants with single lycra layer till about -2 degrees, I hate when my legs gets too warm.
Still using my SMS Santini windstopper winter jacket from Kross - Selle Italia 1998 team ;)

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