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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Move somewhere you can ride year round without freezing! Life is much better :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Tapeworm wrote:
I don't understand the question.

How do you not ride?


Being cold sucks and slipping and falling down sucks :)

Skate Skiing is basically like riding just much much harder.


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Running is good. But strength training of some sort is great -- use muscles in a way which gets neglected most of the year.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Ride.. Weather is soo good here in Sydney you often ride more in winter than summer.
Some good winter gear and good lights.

I think in down under using word 'winter' should be forbidden by a criminal law.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:57 pm 
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*Some* parts of Australia have a true winter. Like with snow and stuff. Sometimes.

Coldest I went riding in was -8 degrees. I know it gets far colder in other places but I think that's decent cold.

Otherwise there are a large number of indoor trainers to use.

Just keep riding.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:46 am 
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Ride whenever I can. Otherwise hockey.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:05 am 
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I referenced this before. It's the only way to get fit in winter.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:54 am 
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I ride year 'round. I commute to work by bike... 80km round trip each day. With the north Holland headwinds, I get my hill workouts in despite the roads being pan-flat. It seems the wind shifts every day to give me a headwind no matter what direction I am riding.

But seriously, I can't imagine anything keeping me better prepared for cycling season than cycling through the winter. I just ride an old cx bike with 32mm tires and fenders to keep dry (sort of) when the weather is bad. Cross-training is great to add variety, but only riding builds a good base for riding.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:58 am 
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I rid emy bike :up:


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You make a post like that without a YouTube link...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:59 pm 
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unidexter wrote:
I like to dance to show tunes


You make a post like that without a YouTube link...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8


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change tyres and put on the right clothing and Ride Ride Ride :thumbup:

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Some of you guys that live in mild climates can ride all year. I consider 32 F (0C) mild. What you might think is cold adverse conditions is a walk in the park for those that live in the north. At some point riding in cold weather 10F (-12C) and below is almost counter intuitive. Oh I almost forgot to add the wind chill factor to those numbers. Oh and the snow and ice.
And you might very well ride in those conditions totally doable. But I don't think you get the same benefits riding like that as opposed to riding in warmer conditions. Come up north and spend winter here :mrgreen: then we'll pole you again.

Lemond called it: The best exercise for cycling is cycling.

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Lemond called it: The best exercise for cycling is cycling.

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