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Hey kids, it's 70f, I just got back from a 32 mile ride and(18 posts)

Hey kids, it's 70f, I just got back from a 32 mile ride andlook271
Mar 8, 2002 12:22 PM
I squished a squirrel! Poor little guy. He zigged when he should have zagged. 30+ mph kg271 did him in. He never had a chance.......
re: Hey kids, it's 70f, I just got back from a 32 mile ride andSIZE16
Mar 8, 2002 12:27 PM
OK, it's in the 20's and snowing right now in Denver...Cima Coppi
Mar 8, 2002 12:28 PM
I guess I'll be on the rollers tonight. Good news for the squirrels here in Colorado, for now.

6 inches in 4 hours and drifts...PT
Mar 8, 2002 12:38 PM
Rode to work with normal cool weather -- but it since has snowed six inches, the wind is howling, and it means an epic return home tonight.

I ran over a squirrel with my commute bike once. At slow speed it ended up wedged in the spokes and the frame -- blood and hair everywhere. I would not have guessed that a rodent like that could scream so loud. I rolled the bike backwards to dislodge it and it managed to run off. The woman who witnessed it had the compassion to ask how I was.
I-70 is closed up here in the mtns.BikinCO
Mar 8, 2002 1:07 PM
It's been snowing and windy all day, 6-8 inches so far. It was a nice week and I was able to ride outside everyday until today. Good thing the tour recap is on again tonight. That will make the trainer more enjoyable.
don't let it ruin your day or anything :-)ET
Mar 8, 2002 12:45 PM
Look271, you've never sounded so happy before. :-) Mowing down helpless squirrels must be therapeutic. :-)

Actually, you're lucky. Someone told me a story a few days ago of an accomplished cyclist he knows who was doing 30 on a paved trail when a squirrel suddenly came out and got caught in his spokes. It then started turning with the wheel. When, an instant later, it reached the fork, the cyclist went over the bars. Broke a few ribs, punctured a lung, has a sagging shoulder, can't lift his arm. Left the scene dazed, and began wandering in the wrong direction from home without his bike. Was out of work for two weeks. Long recovery expected.
Tried not to....look271
Mar 8, 2002 5:41 PM
Friend of mine hit one 2 yrs ago. He didn't fare as well as I did. Broke a few ribs, I think.
re: Hey kids, it's 70f, I just got back from a 32 mile ride andnetso
Mar 8, 2002 12:52 PM
I am riding tomorrow (Sat), it is supposed to be about 80 degrees and sunny. Great to live in Florida!
All snow (or most of it) is gone and tomorrow...tempeteKerouak
Mar 8, 2002 1:02 PM
It is announced to be a VERY unusual (and how welcome!) 16 degrees celsius In Montreal... make that 61 weird degrees to you!

So tonight is the usual friday relaxed one hour roller session... But tomorrow afternoon.....

I'll go to the flat Gilles Villeneuve formula 1 circuit (you can actually take the subway there... But I'll ride or drive). No cars or very little, excellent pavement, perfect for the first outing of the season!!!!


-there is the occasionnal fox or squirrel... hope not to mulch any.
I kind of feel bad...Ian
Mar 8, 2002 1:23 PM
... I should have ridden today, in the mid 70's with clear blue sky. But I am getting on the mountian bike tomorrow, high in the low 80's and then a nice long road ride on Sunday with temps in the high 70's.
the bike gods are not happy...Js Haiku Shop
Mar 8, 2002 1:35 PM
seventy degrees
i'm sitting in the office
doing what? sulking.

today i must work
tonight i must family
tomorrow i ride

alas, the forecast
saturday: fifty and rain
thunderstorms all day

and still will i ride
happy! no balaclava!
but shoes full of rain

bike gods not happy
someone must have hit a squirrel
now i share karma
the bike gods are not happy...merckx56
Mar 8, 2002 1:50 PM
72 here and just finished 80km in a bit over 2:45...merckx56
Mar 8, 2002 1:47 PM
it was too nice to go home, so i just did a couple of extra loops!
If you're using kilometers you should use celsius too.RutterMan
Mar 8, 2002 3:00 PM
sorry! 22 deg celsius! supposed to be 26 tomorrow!merckx56
Mar 8, 2002 3:12 PM
sorry! 22 deg celsius! supposed to be 26 tomorrow!ronsod
Mar 8, 2002 4:39 PM
I don't know why I read this stuff--I just get jealous.It was -35C here this morning,the snow is 3' deep,the ice on the lake is almost 3' thick and spring is a month away at least.
it snowed here this winter!...merckx56
Mar 8, 2002 5:36 PM
you'd be surprised what 2 days and 5 inches of snow does to southern people! just ride the rollers and say "there's no place like the southeast, there's no place like the southeast!"
The Squirrels Are Still Hibernating Here...Jon Billheimer
Mar 9, 2002 5:08 PM
while all you Yanks build up bad karma bragging about your Spring weather. -32C here this morning. But the snow was hard, the sun was bright...and my rollers are waiting!