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Riding dry on a stormy day(6 posts)

Riding dry on a stormy dayStarliner
Nov 9, 2001 10:44 AM
As I don't own a set of rollers, I've been thinking about how to stay dry in stormy weather but still ride. Not everybody reading this has this opportunity, but in my town (pop. ~60,000) I've had my eye on three public parking garages. They are each around four levels, and it's just shy of a 1/4 mile climb from bottom to top in the one I measured, with the others similar. They are pretty clear in the evenings after dinner time and early in the morning.

I think they're going to work OK for doing intervals - sprint on up, coast on down...sprint on up, coast on down... etc. I'll just have to watch out for people walking around and cars backing out....
re: Riding dry on a stormy dayzero1
Nov 9, 2001 11:03 AM
sounds pretty boring to me...but not as boring as on rollers or a trainer....
Yeah, but....Starliner
Nov 9, 2001 11:13 AM
After an hour of it, my favorite brewpub is only a block away from one of them.
go for it, man!...guido
Nov 9, 2001 11:04 AM
Kind of like stair climbing at a stadium. Dateline or 20-20 could do a story on you. Competitions: who can go up the fastest; who can do the most intervals; and have a national championship on the tallest parking garage! I think you're onto something.
i've considered the same thingJs Haiku Shop
Nov 9, 2001 11:27 AM
only stuff you really have to be concerned about is those that service people 24/7--for instance, when i worked downtown here, i could gain access/exit the garage at any time with a keycard.

there's a NICE one here, the exit is like a spiral staircase, only for cars and alot taller :o). i'm most concerned about getting flattened by someone just leaving their "favorite brew pub", tough.
I used to rollerblade in garages.vanzutas
Nov 9, 2001 11:52 AM
On weekends we would take the elevator up and skate down. the wierd thing is the low cieling. If you sit up on the bike you might be at the limit. the cool thing is that when you are looking ahead the beams will be below your head so it looks like you are going to hit them. But by the time you get there they will be just over your head. Be careful.