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Been a while, end of riding season, etc...(4 posts)

Been a while, end of riding season, etc...EJC
Sep 15, 2003 7:06 PM
Wow, I haven't posted here in a LONG time, but I find myself with a few spare minutes and some random surfing so...

It never fails, this time of year; My bicycles are getting ready to be put away, and I am looking back with some melancholy to July, long summer days, warm temps, endless roads and rides, the tour, Lance's fifth, and more. Soon enough, Lance won't be winning anymore. That comes as sad nes to me, as he has been inspiration to me in so many ways. Now, he may have one or two good years left in him, and that thought kinda makes me a tad wistful.

This season I saw my road miles (and ALL bike miles) decrease exponentially as I got married last year to 'Natasha' the russian! she and I are expecting our first multi-national Lance in the next three weeks! (She is Russian, I am Canadian and British, and the child will be born in the States! Yikes!) so I am not in the biking shape I would hope for, but I found a NEW obession...trail running and ultra distance running! I am running in my first 50 mile trail run in two weeks!

We moved in June (now in Burlington, VT) and I have taken a new position (still in GIS) and cannot believe how life changes so dang fast!

Anyhoo, I am still turning the cranks, having fun and looking forward to strapping the skis on! I have some running left this season, and even some riding!

Cheers! and Dosvetdanya!

End of season? It's just starting down here again...russw19
Sep 15, 2003 9:49 PM
September and October I can actually ride all day now. In the summer it's around 95 degrees and 95% humidity at 1 pm, now I can ride comfortably during the day time and start to put in the real miles again.

But I do miss some skiing! You got me there, and I miss riding in the fall and looking at trees change colors.

Have a good off season!

Move to Southern California and ride year around...mrrun2fast
Sep 15, 2003 9:57 PM
... with great weather. Only limiting factor during the winter is shortness of light, but a good light solves that problem.
The riding season NEVER ends!....asphalt assault
Sep 16, 2003 2:54 AM
I live in the Chicago area and it gets a tad chilly here. We ride MTB pretty much down to 10 degrees before we retreat indoors to weight lift and spin on the stationary (boring!).

Riding MTB in winter time is more desirable as you are in the woods where there is less wind.