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A Touch Of Spring(9 posts)

A Touch Of SpringRay Still
Jan 10, 2002 3:49 PM
Just wondering if other riders experience the same today when I left on my 2hr ride at 2:30pm it was a wonderful 66 degrees here in North Carolina copared to the last few weeks with temps in the 40's 30's. For me I can't figure it out if it is more psychological or actual physical that makes warm rides completley different from cold rides on my cold rides I'm dressed warm enough but it is really a labor and my avg speed goes down anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 mph over a 2 to 3 hr ride would like to hear how others compare cold with warm riding both psychological and physical I'm just curious.
Maybe I'm just a weenie when it comes to the cold.

Thank you
Ray Still
70's in Pensacola todayspookyload
Jan 10, 2002 5:19 PM
I went out with the intentions of riding for a hour and a half, and it was so beautiful I eneded up riding three. I figured it will make up for a day in the next few weeks when it is in the 40's and I short the ride because it is cold.
70's in Pensacola todaygrzy
Jan 10, 2002 6:01 PM
Hey, we'll check back with you in June or July when it heats up or maybe in the Fall when the huricanes start wandering around the Gulf looking for something to obliterate! ;-)

Spent a year in P'cola with the Navy - man do I miss the sweet fragrance of the chemical plant while driving though Pace, FL. on my way up to Milton to fly. All the locals said it "smells like money."
I ride to miltonspookyload
Jan 10, 2002 7:22 PM
I live in Navarre, and ride up highway 87 toards Milton. It is 4 lanes with a bike path, and is smoothe as a baby's butt. Remember OLF Choctaw? It was south of milton. It is opening as an Air Force base to train Predator Pilots. Gonna have 3000 military people stationed there.
grzy you a squid?grandemamou
Jan 11, 2002 6:25 AM
In another lifetime I was in the Navy. That was a couple of degrees and a couple of kids ago. Sounds like we haunted some of the same places. P'cola and J'ville.
Air Force special operationsspookyload
Jan 11, 2002 10:53 AM
At hurlburt field. In Ft Walton beach
Prefer to think of myself as an Airdalegrzy
Jan 11, 2002 1:19 PM
But yes, "squid" is a less than endearing term for anyone in the Navy. We "brown shoes" prefer to stay dry.

When were you in P'cola? I was there from July of '84 until July of '85, then headed for beautiful senic Kingsville, TX for Strike training (T-2's and A-4's). After that it was San Diego for a year to learn to fly the S-3 Viking (i.e. Hoover), then off to the People's Republic of the Philippines form July of '87 to '89 where I flew the US-3A in the Pacific and Indian Oceans (from the Middle East to Africa to Australia, to Japan and Guam) and then back to San Diego until July of '90. I left the Navy two days before Iraq invaded Kuwait - kinda glad I missed the big fight in the "sand box" that is the Mid East - I'd been there and done that and decided that it wasn't fun. I would wind up in J'ville to mostly hit the boat for carrier quals or compete in windsurfing events.
ok ya got me on a technicalitygrandemamou
Jan 11, 2002 4:18 PM
I'm a land sailor myself. Only boats I been on were accidents. Got stuck on a couple of carriers doing medevac's in the Med., but we are all squids at heart you are in denial. I left the Navy in 88 after they refused another extension in Rota, Spain.

Actually only did reserve duty in P'cola when I was working on my undergraduate degree. I was there from 88-91. It wasn't Spain but there was a beach. Ended up working for an Evil oil company and have moved many times since.

From earlier posts sounds like you hated FL. Where you hold up now?
70 in Tampamorey
Jan 11, 2002 4:42 AM
Was in the 70 range in Tampa. Beautiful to ride. It was in the 30's just yesterday.