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POLL: Holiday Riding Plans(22 posts)

POLL: Holiday Riding Plansmexican-JUMPING-frijoles
Dec 23, 2003 9:16 AM
So what are everybodies plans for the next few days?

I'll be riding early tomorrow morning since I've got traveling to that in the afternoon. On X-mas day I'll just be doing an upper body workout on my physioball. Finally on the weekend some long rides (80+mile) rides.

Hopefully I'll have new gear to ride with. ;)
Will be riding in deep powder on my trusty snowboard (nm)hrv
Dec 23, 2003 9:18 AM
re: POLL: Holiday Riding Plansterry b
Dec 23, 2003 9:25 AM
Today, tomorrow and (maybe) Christmas day - bundled up road riding. 40s and sunny is the forecast.

Next week - mountain bike riding in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico until after New Years.
Some climbing, some long ridesfracisco
Dec 23, 2003 9:31 AM
We shutdown the shop from the 25th to the 5th, so I plan to get some climbing in, along with some of the group rides around here.

I'm supposed to play golf, too, but I have not picked up a club in over 10 years...I'll be a menace!
Dec 23, 2003 9:31 AM
My Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law (both freaky) are coming to stay with me for a long weekend. Yeah, Merry F-in Christmas. Anybody want to ride. I'm willing to travel. :-)

I have Friday off and the temps seem to be on the rise. "cmgaugh" and I will be hitting some singletrack on Saturday.
I'm with you brother...PaulCL
Dec 23, 2003 10:47 AM
The MiL, SiL, BiL and nephew are coming in town on Friday. I won't get out on Friday, but I will on Saturday. Snow, sleet, typhoon....I don't care. I will have to ride to maintain my sanity.

Its' been a tough month: from T-day until Christmas we've either traveled or had inlaws in the house 4 of 5 weekends. I want my house back!!! At least they bear presents. The inlaws hate buying me cycling stuff (since its' not "personal" enough), I do get several gift certificates to Colorado Cyclists. Yeah baby!!!
riding the sofaJS Haiku Shop
Dec 23, 2003 9:39 AM
i'll be doing the 12-ounce curl and riding a lazy boy on december 24. probably ride fixed a few hours dec 25 afternoon. back to work dec 26. group rides (hopefully) dec 27/28, though forecast is wet. dec 29/30 all-day fixed gear ride one day, who-knows-what the other day.

then i panic, make 358 new year's resolutions, drop the babyfat and put on the heavy miles. playtime's almost over, alas.

bah humbug,

Leffe Belgian Ale Is On Sale At Trader Joe's...Gregory Taylor
Dec 23, 2003 9:56 AM
...and many loved ones, knowing my fondness for fruitcake, have innundated Maison Lardbutt with gifts of EXCELLENT Monestary Fuitcake. Baked by monks an abbey just outside of Berryville, Virginia, these bundles of edible joy dispell any stereotype that you may have about fruitcake being an unwelcome harbinger of the holidays. They rock.

I'll get some miles, but it's not a priority.
Warnings and plansms
Dec 23, 2003 9:53 AM
Last year I did a nice, long ride along one of my favorite routes on Christmas Eve. Usually there is little traffic and people "share the road." However, on Christmas Eve, I had more bad traffic experiences on that ride than on any ride I have done since then. Three separate cars almost nailed me in the vicinity of a country church (I think that they were late for the Children's Christmas Eve Service). One SUV with mom, dad and several perfect children rolled down the window and yelled a string of profanities (from Dad) at a stop sign. Another car, with a Christmas wreath on the grill, almost hit me on a shoulder when it was passing a car on the right (and was weaving back and forth as it went down the road). And there was more -- I have blocked out the rest. People are crazy (and sometimes drunk) near Christmas -- watch out!

Notwithstanding my experience last year, I plan to ride tomorrow (Christmas Eve) and on Christmas. My mother is visiting my sister in Minnesota and my in-laws are having "Chirstmas dinner" on Saturday when my brother-in-law and his family are coming to town. My wife, daughters and I plan to spend a family day at home on Christmas -- that means that I will have several hours to ride after we open presents and before we have our low-key Christmas diner (each of us is cooking one course -- mine is to grill some steaks). My good fortune with respect to riding on Chirstmas Eve and Christmas will not continue -- Saturday I will be celbrating pseudo Christmas with the in-laws and on Sunday I have to fly to Boston for a court hearing on Monday.
Three milesPmbH
Dec 23, 2003 9:58 AM
My goal for the next week is three miles vertical.
re: POLL: Holiday Riding Plansjrm
Dec 23, 2003 10:34 AM
Christmas ride up PCH to Long Beach weather permitting.
I only have to ride 450 miles. . .Mike P
Dec 23, 2003 10:41 AM
(and I don't see that happening) to hit my milage goal!

The weather has been nice for December and it looks like it will be mild the rest of the month. I'll be riding over the holidays but I am still going to be a couple hundred short of 8000 for the year. Of course, I could turn into a "Mrs MB1 Machine" and make a few 100+ mile rides just to hit. . . hmmm.

You folks have a nice Christmas!
re: XMas Day, New Year's Eve...Mike Prince
Dec 23, 2003 10:49 AM
Tradition is when everyone heads for the sofas after Christmas lunch for a nap I get on the winter gear and do 40-50 solo miles up the Blue Ridge mountains - Merry Christmas to me!!. Shouldn't be too bad, temps supposed to be in the 40's and sunny. I'll be good and hungry for the dinner!

Friday night I may go to spinning class, then Saturday it's off to Nashville for my 7 yo daughter's try at the cheerleading national championships. 7 hours each way in the car with Lizzie McGuire, Holes, SpyKids and whatever other DVD's make it into the car and captive at the Opryland Hotel - I see lots of "medication" to get through those days! Needless to say I'll be lucky if I see much exercise.

Back on Tuesday night, so I'm planning a long ride on Wednesday either by myself or with our local group depending on the weather. Maybe a new year's day ride too as I've done one for the last several years.

Then like JS Haiku it's time for the resolve for the new year...ugh.

Happy holidays to all...
Depends on when the snow falls....Cory
Dec 23, 2003 10:49 AM
We have snow forecast Wednesday night into Thursday. My wife and kids are going over Donner Summit to see Grandma Wednesday morning, and I'm supposed to follow when I get off work. If that happens, no riding at all.
It's possible, though, that I'll get snowed in on the Reno side of the pass. I'll wage a valiant battle against the loneliness of a Christmas far from my loved ones for about two minutes, then go wherever I please on either my road or mountain bike until I feel like stopping, then come home and defrost some killer cioppino (bouillabaisse, to you Easterners) I made last week, eat about half a loaf of sourdough bread and go to bed early.
I'll be riding in the cattle car, AKA Southwest Airlines...The Walrus
Dec 23, 2003 12:09 PM Vegas to see what's left of the family--2 sisters, a niece and BiL. If it doesn't rain, maybe I'll boost my sister's Jamis hybrid and go around the block 50 or 60 times...
Off of work this week....PEDDLFOOT
Dec 23, 2003 12:15 PM I'm planning on riding everyday as long as there is no snow on the ground.I'm looking forward to riding about 1 hour on Christmas.A little present to myself.It's snowing very lightly now so I hope it does'nt accumulate too much.
Dec 23, 2003 12:41 PM
trainer, trainer, day off (!! my gym's closed...the nerve!), trainer, outdoor ride, outdoor ride.

wow. i live an exciting life.

re: POLL: Holiday Riding PlansLen J
Dec 23, 2003 1:06 PM
Rode 40 today.

Rain Tomorrow...Trainer

Xmas = Family I have to drive to Philly see my family, meet up w/kids, come back here for Xmas with the kids.

Fri.....Lots of family stuff.....May sneak in a 2 hour ride.

Sat....3 hour group ride

Sun....May ride with Friends in DC

Next week plan to ride at least 4 days.

Could be worse.


ps. Of course I've rode once in 3 weeks due to family stuff. Pay me now or pay me later.
Plan: Ride extra cautiously through January 5th....TNSquared
Dec 23, 2003 1:38 PM
Since the college bowl games are now extended through the Monday following New Year's, I figure holiday celebrations will increase the number of drunk drivers from now through January 5th. I'll be keeping an extra eyeball (yeah, that freaky third one in the back of my head, heh heh) on any automobiles in my vicinity.
Just a little something with the Mrs.MB1
Dec 23, 2003 2:38 PM
I'm getting a Jones to do a long dirt ride but this year has just been too wet and it is going to rain more tonight.

Likely three centuries since we are taking Friday off.
Understatement of the year-nmms
Dec 23, 2003 2:51 PM
re: POLL: Holiday Riding Plans4bykn
Dec 23, 2003 3:17 PM
No work for me 'til Jan 5, so plenty of time, just depends on the weather. Dry roads mean rides, snow pack means gym time.