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Andre Jute

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Rides 2015 add yours
« on: January 13, 2015, 10:30:30 PM »
This is the place to add your Rides in 2015. Descriptions, photos, whatever you want to send, are welcome and pored over intently by those who can't ride where you do.
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Re: Rides 2015 add yours
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 10:30:51 PM »
 
Yesterday I was going stir crazy, so I defied the cold outside, and the cold in my head, and the miserable wind, to take a ride of all of 6km there and back, and felt better for it after lying in a hot bath on my return. Treadmill exercise is okay if you're a hamster, but on your bike you get more fresh air faster.


Just as well I went yesterday. Today there was heavy hail, snowy drizzle, high wind, intermittent icy showers, low temps, and very likely ice under the trees on my hills, in short extremely unpleasant, possibly dangerous conditions.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 12:57:58 AM »
Andre you should have taked a lot more photos of that spin.
you wont be getting out in the near future with all this snow thats coming our way ,freezing bulldogs up here. >:(

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 03:17:04 AM »
freezing bulldogs up here. >:(

Why do you think I needed to  sit up in hot bath after my ride?

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 02:24:20 PM »
The weather was magic here on Friday, although we've had some rain and heat since. It was 34C here today.

A quick ride for me is the Fernleigh Track - I've posted on it earlier. It's 45km return from my place. (31km of rail trail plus street riding across town). A feature is the Fernleigh Tunnel:







Hot fun in the summertime!  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 02:50:30 PM »
Hey Sam do you not get fed up with all that sunny weather i mean >:( >:( ;)

freezing hard here last night but made for a great walk by the river this morning.

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 04:28:52 PM »
Anto, I have lived in NYC, Boulder Colorado, Casper Wyoming, and Steamboat Springs, so I know about "freezing hard". I've had winters where it froze hard in November and didn't thaw until March!

And whilst I don't mind some cold weather, I used to hate the short winter days. Even when I was in school, we'd go and come home in the dark. Doing that for months takes a real toll!  >:(

So no, I don't get "fed up" with sunny weather, because I've earned it!  :D I chose Australia for that reason. Thirty years ago in my first three months in Sydney, it only ever rained at night! I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! ;D ;D

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 06:21:27 PM »
Move over Sam i'm coming down there to join you  ;D ;D.
i'm not a fan of miserable winter weather give me sun anytime ,post a few more photos Sam i enjoy being very jealous  ;D ;D
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2015, 07:29:26 PM »
...post a few more photos Sam i enjoy being very jealous  ;D ;D

You're a card, Anto!

That trail is a wonderful amenity, Sam. Anto is right, it is envy-making. If I had something that good in my backyard, I'd be on it every day.

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2015, 08:35:18 PM »
Oh to have a car free cycle way in my part of the country.
the wind is blowing might strong at the moment and its to get storm force later on and into tomorrow god don't you just love irish winters.
beam me up scottie. ;D

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2015, 10:36:57 PM »
Today we had our first ride with the studded tyres on this winter.
Last winter we didn't need them at all.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 10:53:34 PM »
Oh! What a treat, Rual! Stunning shots, as usual from you.

Going back for another look....

All the best,

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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2015, 11:09:47 PM »
Great shots, Ru. Where is this ?

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2015, 11:14:01 PM »
South of Glasgow, between East Kilbride and Strathaven.

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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2015, 11:16:41 PM »
Great photos, Rual!  Looks like you had a fair dump of snow -- holds the bike nice & vertical, eh?  And 's no problem with the studded tires, either.

Observing the Ottawa temps from far far away to the south, there are regular daytime highs of -15 to -20 ... I watch with morbid fascination.  Jeez, softie that I am, with those temps I rarely go x-country skiing, let alone cycling.