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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Default The winter blues are officially kicking in.

It's March 2 and the temp is -3 here in the midwest. It's been a long winter for most of us. I've done enough staring at my XC in the garage and have watched a plethora of YouTube vids about our bikes. Any tips to get me through the next couple of weeks?

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If I were you I would try everything in the alcohol thread. Just kidding, be patient it will warm up.

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I'm ready to ride and I'm tired of this below zero crap! February was a total bust for me to ride...not one day

Got a couple days in December and one in January. Here is to positive thoughts that it will warm up soon in the Midwest.

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I wish i had the answer for when it will finally warm up and the cold will pass. But it doesnt seem like it will be any time soon. This winter has just SUCKED!!!!! As much as i hate to say it but im looking forward to getting some rain to get the sand and salt off the roads for safer riding.
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It is a little better here in northern Texas. Saturday was 75 and sunny. Sunday sleet, ice and high of 32. Now on Monday morning it is icy and 16 degrees.
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I wish i had the answer for when it will finally warm up and the cold will pass. But it doesnt seem like it will be any time soon. This winter has just SUCKED!!!!! As much as i hate to say it but im looking forward to getting some rain to get the sand and salt off the roads for safer riding.
I'm with you. I couldn't care less,about snow on the lawn, as long the temp reaches 30 and roads are clear , I'll take her out.

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It was in the 60s here yesterday so I was able to ride b a little over a hundred miles would have liked it to be longer bout had stuff to do at home and today raining and turning cold again what a bummer

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Rode yesterday with a group from Rome, GA up to Cloudland Canyon, Down through Ft Payne, AL and Little River Canyon, back to Rome for a cookout. Very nice ride in very nice weather. How fortunate I am that I left New England 25 years ago. I prolly missed 100 feet of snow.
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Default not sure how you guys do it.............

I'm pretty spoiled, It has to be at least in the 50's for me to get on the bike. It was a beautiful day yesterday here in Alabama, was able to get a 3 hour ride in.

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- 32 C with windchill this A.M. - been as low as - 40 C over the last week - not supposed to end till maybe next week - then it's up a little. Normal temps for this time of year + 5's C ish and above. Officially, this year has been a pile of crap!!!! New bike in garage 3 km on it and that may be the High Mileage of the year!

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