Riding, snow or shine

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by zaskar, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. zaskar

    zaskar New Member

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    I guess im a wimp, i don't ride in under 50 degree weather. here is a cyclist in Colorado on Dec 28th.
     
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  2. UNF_Chaz

    UNF_Chaz New Member

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    That right there is frigin dedication.
     
  3. Pureshot78

    Pureshot78 New Member

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    If that person was dedicated to racing success they would be better served doing FT intervals on the trainer this time of year.

    My guess is they choose to ride as an alternative source of transportation.
     
  4. sogood

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    And it looked like a single speed/fixie with no brake lever, at least on the left side of the handlebar. :eek:
     
  5. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    Fixie's are the winter bike of choice out here in Wyoming. I've got friends that swear that they're a lot easier to control on the ice but I'm not convinced. I've ridden fixies on the road and track for years but stop signs and traffic are hard enough without ice to worry about. One hard crash on black ice can wipe out a whole lot of training gains, I'm sticking to the trainer and ski skating till the roads dry out a bit :)
     
  6. Sillyoldtwit

    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    C'mon guys, it's obvious that is not human. Take a look at the helmet - it an android![​IMG]
     
  7. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    That person trusts the driver of that bus a lot more than I would.
     
  8. vio765

    vio765 New Member

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    here are the factors motivating this cyclist:

    1.) blew entire bike fund on bike and not enough for a trainer.
    2.) loves riding in snow
    3.) wants bragging rights
    4.) so dedicated that the indoor trainer is only to be used when 20"+ of snow is on the road (19" is no exception)
    5.) is training specifically for road racing in snow (can you detect the sarcasm? lol)
    6.)lost his license, but still has the carbon bike (more sarcasm)
    7.)any other reasons i cant think of...please add more if can think of any
     
  9. Bigbananabike

    Bigbananabike Member

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    8) he's a half-wit
     
  10. NomadVW

    NomadVW New Member

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    9) Loves being on the bike

    Why is this left off every list when people see cyclists doing stuff?
     
  11. wiredued

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    Wouldn't be doing that without MTB, rear strobe, studded snows, full fenders and paniers. It is a challenge and cheaper than skiing but even with my set up if there is two inches of snow or more in the bikes path it ain't worth it and I drive in. That picture is a take the car day.
     
  12. bbolstad

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    dont you guys use studded tires, makes winter riding safe....
     
  13. padawan

    padawan New Member

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    10.) A little snow makes great training if you're into cyclocross! :D

    Mud can be as slippery as ice and the bike handling skills are a must!
     
  14. Hot Rocks

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    Don't feel bad, I agree. I don't ride under 45 degree weather.

     
  15. cheo

    cheo New Member

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    my guess is that he is a bike messenger on a delivery run and has no choice but to be out there to earn a weeks pay.
     
  16. NM87710

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    +1

    downtown Denver on fixie w/messenger bag
     
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