Are you still riding?

When do you hang it up for the year? Unless there is a special reason, I stop riding when the temps get down to about 45. I’m not a big fan of the cold for riding and my knee stiffens up. Medical reasons have knocked me out even early this year. Just wondering when you throw in the towel, if at all.

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ppayne1959, October 24, 2016 at 10:44 am

Still riding, just warmer gear. I will ride until its too crappy for my road bike and then noodle a bit with my MTB during the winter. Winter I will be relegated to cheesy spin classes……

“OK.. everybody pump….”

Still does wonders to keep the legs reasonable for the next spring. Cant wait until July!

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Juan Medium Moose, October 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

We had a nicely warm day last Saturday in Saint Paul. It started off a bit cold, but then the sun came out. I managed to get in a nice long ride to make the most of the day. Sunday wasn’t nearly as pleasant, so I’m glad I grabbed the opportunity when I could.

Weather permitting, I’ll try and sneak in a couple more rides before the year is out.

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Jboz, November 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

Michrider – if you do come over to the dark side, you may find that you no longer require a kurb. An unexpected side-benefit of a trike is that whenever you stop to take a break under a shady tree or to enjoy a cold one in a pass-thru town, you have your own comfy chair with you.

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Michrider !!!, November 7, 2016 at 6:35 am

Jboz: Michrider – if you do come over to the dark side, you may find that you no longer require a kurb. An unexpected side-benefit of a trike is that whenever you stop to take a break under a shady tree or to enjoy a cold one in a pass-thru town, you have your own comfy chair with you.

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Michrider !!!, November 7, 2016 at 6:36 am

Jboz: Michrider – if you do come over to the dark side, you may find that you no longer require a kurb. An unexpected side-benefit of a trike is that whenever you stop to take a break under a shady tree or to enjoy a cold one in a pass-thru town, you have your own comfy chair with you.

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jwsknk, November 7, 2016 at 8:47 am

Nov 5th, around 70 degrees for a high. High Trestle Trail 35 miles and some time on the patio at Flat Tire Lounge. But it got dark too soon.

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CRtaxman, November 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Would love to be out in this amazing November weather but started the Ideal Protein diet and exercise isn’t allowed during phase one (about 3 months). However next spring this 62 year old will be carrying 50 lbs less up each of those hills.

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powellpd, November 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm

I’ve continued to ride since RAGBRAI except for 6 weeks off for injury and then the flu. Everyone, get your shot! I usually get mine the second week of Oct. and came down with the flu the last week of Sept. Took me two weeks to shake it. So far I have ridden 673 miles since RAGBRAI. I can’t wait to see the route for 2017. I live in Central Florida so the weather allows us to ride year-round. We have a couple of long rollers and one or two hills on some of the routes I ride for training, but absolutely nothing like what I rode in Iowa in July. What I don’t understand is how the correct % grades of the hills were so off on the information posted on the RAGBRAI site. There was a 10% and 10.8% hill grades right away plus several other really tough ones and they never showed up as that steep. The most they showed was a 6% grade.

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Gypsy Rose, November 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm

Glorious riding weather continues, even here in Vermont!

Still not ready to call it quits for the season.

Cheers,
Kevin

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