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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:29 pm
by seaneT1
Thessaloniki, Greece today... 20 C and above with the sun hitting hard...and it still is February 2nd!!!!
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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:29 pm
by Weenie

Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:31 am
by sychen
What was on the road?

ME!

Happened yesterday.

Shadow obscured pothole > speed hump > sandy corner... One hand got bounced off the bars(hitting. The unexpected pothole , tried to recover.. Got it back on the end of the bar as I hit the speed hump.. Pitched me forward and almost held on as I hit the sandy bit and was game over.

Landed on side/skidded on my shoulders and head.. Not pleasant.

Helmet saved me from many stitches in the noggin. Both shoulders looks like grated cheese.. Just redder.

My crash last year that ruined my shoes was also done wearing the same pair of bibs... Bad juju.
Not wearing them again..

Thanks helmet! You did well. Rest in peace/pieces.

Yes the shower was fun.. Sleep was ok.
Ibuprofen is good stuff.

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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:41 pm
by Miller
Take care out there...

Work has taken me to Dallas, I get to go to all the nice places. With a free day yesterday I hired a bike, a Trek ALR from Richardson Bike Mart, and went for a ride. Not very pretty here in February, very brown, but the roads were wide and the drivers courteous. I had looked at Strava heatmap to work out what roads cyclists used and did find some very traffic free roads.

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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:04 am
by Geoff
Agreed.

At least you guys are on-the-road. With the wind chill, it is -34 degrees here...

Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:02 am
by robertbb
Miller wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Take care out there...

Work has taken me to Dallas, I get to go to all the nice places. With a free day yesterday I hired a bike, a Trek ALR from Richardson Bike Mart, and went for a ride.
How do you find the Trek ALR?

Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:30 pm
by Leviathan
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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:56 pm
by Miller
robertbb wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:02 am
How do you find the Trek ALR?
It was a nice bike. Main thing was that it was a good fit. Gears worked, brakes worked albeit LH front braking that I am not used to. 105 group. I felt at home on the bike and was able to give my attention to navigation and my surroundings. No hills but a real slog on the return leg into the wind. I picked up a faint tan line, lol.

Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:54 am
by kingtom
I miss the summer ImageImageImage

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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:41 pm
by ultyguy
kingtom has got some serious commitment, it’s been miserable around here lately!


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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:10 am
by KarlC
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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:00 am
by nulldreiundreissig
kingtom wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:54 am
I miss the summer ImageImageImage

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The view looks familiar, but I can't tell where exactly this must be. Are you still in the greater Zurich area Kingtom?

Went for a ride myself on wednesday: this on the descent from a small local climb close to Zurich (Buchenegg): It was beatiful, having my bottle half-frozen was pretty strange. Image

Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:58 pm
by kingtom
nulldreiundreissig wrote:
kingtom wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:54 am
I miss the summer ImageImageImage

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The view looks familiar, but I can't tell where exactly this must be. Are you still in the greater Zurich area Kingtom?

Went for a ride myself on wednesday: this on the descent from a small local climb close to Zurich (Buchenegg): It was beatiful, having my bottle half-frozen was pretty strange. Image
First Zugersee, 2nd Rothenthurm. Ok, near to Zurich depends... Image

Buchenegg looks frosty Image

Because of the ice-bottle i take no bottle with me for a 2-3hrs ride.

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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:13 pm
by ms6073
How about the Camelbak Podium Ice bottles. They are 4x insulated and keep ice from melting with near 40c summer time temps here in Texas. :mrgreen:

Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:28 pm
by kingtom
ms6073 wrote:How about the Camelbak Podium Ice bottles. They are 4x insulated and keep ice from melting with near 40c summer time temps here in Texas. :mrgreen:
I've got a old insulted bottle. No idea which brand. But for 2h rides i couldn't use it. After 2hrs, the tea is so f**cking hot, you couldn't drink from Image

Different way back home today, slightly different

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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:17 pm
by lacoon
A few day in Costa Blanca

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Aaaaaand back home ....

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Re: 2019...On The Road Today

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:17 pm
by Weenie