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I hate the fall! warning rant(11 posts)

I hate the fall! warning rantandy02
Sep 15, 2003 1:17 PM
Winter is comming ie snow!
I don't own a cross bike
I don't care for mountain biking
I already miss the summer racing season
It takes too long to warm up here
the sun goes down too early
Winter gear is costly!
Dude, I feel your pain...CHRoadie
Sep 15, 2003 2:18 PM
No, wait, no I don't! I live in Southern California! I get to ride year-round!! And it hardly ever even rains here! HA! Ha Ha! Aaah Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha ha ha ha ha...

Sorry 'bout that.
Dude, I feel your pain...andy02
Sep 15, 2003 3:26 PM
two more winters and I will be in La jolla .... I hope
Cruel, dude, very cruel -- nmgf99
Sep 15, 2003 3:46 PM
Dude, I feel your pain...filtersweep
Sep 15, 2003 4:34 PM
You know, I rode so much this year that I'm actually looking forward to a break. Well, no... actually the gym is rather a poor substitute for being outdoors... and cross country skiing, while being great cardio, kinda sucks... OK- um... I'll be saving a ton of money by doing nothing but working for the next six months... yeah, that's it... winter is my productive time.
Dude, I feel your pain...Rich_Racer
Sep 15, 2003 5:39 PM
Still get's dark earlier in SoCal though so more cycling in the dark which is not as good and somewhat more dangerous.

Just off for a ride in the almost dark.

I hate the fall, too! It hurts!!!Jeff Rage
Sep 15, 2003 7:25 PM
That pavement can be pretty hard to skid on when going fast! :D)

That's one advantage to working 2nd shift - you can ride during the week.
You are sooooo right!KG 361
Sep 15, 2003 7:59 PM
I work 2nd shift, too. Ain't it great? Daylight savings time really doesn't matter. Loss of light doesn't matter, either, when you are riding during the mid-morning. Too bad for you 1st shifters =)
Bike with a Ski Rack.bimini
Sep 16, 2003 4:36 AM
I rode my road bike most of last Winter, fortunately there was not a lot of snow.

You don't have to use stricktly bike gear. Just dress in layers, you can find Polyprolene long underwear in most sporting stores fairly cheap. It does a great job of insulating and moisture removal. Once they get the streets plowed it's time to hit the streets. Fortunately I have a job where I get home before the sun is down so I can still run out for a ride after work while there is still some light.

When the snow is real bad I Cross Country Ski. When driving to the trails I ran across a guy that can only be classified as HARDCORE. He has cross country ski rack mounted to the back of his cyclocross bike! It's a sight to see him pedaling down the road with 7 foot skis sticking straight up in the air behind him. Clearly not aero. He rides about 15 miles to the course, skis about 15 miles and then rides 15 miles home. So much for the myth that winter is a down period.
Have to disagreegtown
Sep 16, 2003 4:44 AM
I love the fall. There is nothing like New England in the fall. Cool, crisp days. No humidity. No bugs. The smell of dried leaves. Yes, it get dark, but lights take care of that. I do mt. bike and I love riding in late fall, when the leave are down, it's overcast and 45 degrees out. Don't know why, I just do.

Just be glad you actually have seasons. None here in Houston nmTower
Sep 16, 2003 5:29 AM