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The days are getting longer....(21 posts)

The days are getting longer....Dave Hickey
Dec 22, 2003 1:00 PM
I just checked weather.com. Here in Dallas, we're gaining 1-2 minutes of sun light/day.:-) Our winters are so short anyway but it's nice to turn the corner...
God bless 2nd semester.Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 22, 2003 1:14 PM
Every day is longer. Every day is warmer. I always get a little pang of sadness June 22nd.

Alex
God bless 2nd semester.Dave Hickey
Dec 22, 2003 1:22 PM
I agree. Even though it's colder in December, I know it only gets better after Dec 22nd.
Yo Alex...PEDDLFOOT
Dec 22, 2003 1:25 PM
..if your'e from Evanston than you have to know the bad stuff is just starting around here.I hope we get a mild winter like last year but you can never tell in Chicago.
Evanston, WYAlex-in-Evanston
Dec 22, 2003 1:33 PM
Just kidding - IL. But did you know that James Evans also founded a town in SW Wyoming that bears his name?

Last year was so damn awful because the snow kept melting and turning the streets into a briny swamp. If it would just stay a nice steady 30F, it would be so much more pleasant.

BTW - where are you?

Alex
Streamwood Il. ...PEDDLFOOT
Dec 22, 2003 6:32 PM
...which is just west of Schaumburg.MR.GRUMPY lives around here to.
You actually have a little textureAlex-in-Evanston
Dec 23, 2003 6:19 AM
to your terrain. Do you do a lot of riding along the Fox River? My longest rides take me out to Bull Valley Rd. Much more undulations than around here.

Alex
Schaumburgtechie470
Dec 23, 2003 9:57 AM
Near Wise Rd.

Steve
Quick question, DaveSpecialTater
Dec 22, 2003 1:46 PM
Does anyone in Dallas rent a road bike? I'll be in town 2nd through the 4th. If the weather is ok (above 45 and dry) I need something to do on the 3rd to stay away from the stores with my wife.
Where in Dallas?Dave Hickey
Dec 22, 2003 1:53 PM
I think either Richardson Bike Mart or Jack Johnson Bikes near Whiterock Lake rents bikes...
Agree w/ Dave on both those shopsinnergel
Dec 22, 2003 2:08 PM
If you do make it to either of those places (they are essentially across the street from each other), then go have breakfast at Barbec's after your ride. This place is in no way a health food establishment, but they have the best beer biscuits in the city. I'll meet you for the ride and we can go eat breakfast!

"Barbec's - the only respectable way to have beer for breakfast"
Highland/University Park areaSpecialTater
Dec 22, 2003 2:20 PM
I believe. How far away are those?

Barbec's sounds good. Loves me a good breakfast.
Highland/University Park areainnergel
Dec 22, 2003 2:37 PM
There is a Bicycles Plus in Snyder Plaza in HP/UP. Should be very close to where you are staying. It's just off Lover's Lane and Hillcrest. They are another really good shop that will probably have rentals available too.

http://www.bicyclesplustx.com/Dallas.html

The RBM and Jack Johnston's are on Garland Rd on the south end of White Rock Lake. It should take you 20 minutes or so to get there from HP/UP. Piece of cake to get there, or should I say piece of biscuit :-)

http://www.bikemart.com (I can't find the website for Jack's.)
Highland/University Park areaDave Hickey
Dec 22, 2003 2:41 PM
Let me check my sons hockey schedule. If you want some company, maybe we can ride. What size do you ride?
55/56SpecialTater
Dec 22, 2003 3:10 PM
depending on set up. I could probably ride a 54 and not be too uncomfortable.

I was sort of hoping to rent one so I could keep it all day. I'll be without a car (at least after I get dropped off at the shop).

I would love company from you or innergel or anyone else, though I'm pretty out of shape.

Are there any cx races? I'm hooked after J's smells like CX Sunday. Only kidding... I owe him a race report on the cx board (and some pics)...
Mine would be too smallDave Hickey
Dec 22, 2003 5:38 PM
Let's see if we can hook up on the 3rd.
would love toSpecialTater
Dec 23, 2003 8:54 AM
shoot me an email to tathead at mind spring dot com
post the details of the ride hereinnergel
Dec 23, 2003 8:56 AM
We'll round up the other RBR.com posters in the DFW area and make it a group ride. Maybe post a ride report.
Sounds good nmDave Hickey
Dec 23, 2003 9:04 AM
Even with the longer days...innergel
Dec 22, 2003 2:13 PM
the weather in DFW get progressively worse from Jan - Mar. Expect the wind and rain to steadily increase as the temp steadily decreases, with the occassional 78 degree perfect day thrown in just to get everyone sick :-)
re: morning commute will be dark till mid februaryjrm
Dec 23, 2003 8:44 AM
break ou the lights