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Just wondering if anyone has done any riding yet.

I am waiting until it gets to 40 at least 4-5 days in a row as I am a chicken.

How about the rest of you die hards?
 

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My town roads have WAY to much sand on it for my liking. I will be waiting for a few good showers before I jump on the bike.
 

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Waiting for a decent rain to wash the salt/sand away.


Getting that feeling we're real close, though...:rock:



Looking at de-winterizing and making the bike road ready over the next 10 days or so.




Maybe once a few of us early birds are out and about we can organize a short 'knock the rust off' ride, perhaps along Stagecoach/Afton again like last year?
 

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i'm in northwestern wisconsin about 1 hour from the cities. Too much sand and salt on the roads yet. Not to mention this 7 inches of snow that is supposed to get dumped on us sometime soon. This is the time of the year I wished I lived anywhere but the midwest. Then when it's good riding weather, I love the region.

Cross your fingers that we get a heat wave in March and then it just continues from there. Weather.com shows mid 40's and increasing throughout March but I'm banking on the metereologists being a bunch of dumb apes and their predictions are very conservative. All I know is that I need to get on the bike soon or I'm gonna go crazy.
 

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Thaw.. surely you jest...

/few inches of snow during the day

Chubblebeeks - when did we do that spring ride a few years back? Quite a bit snow remained....
 

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Oleg,


I think it was late March when you and I went out (two years ago, three?). You are correct, there was a bit of snow and the lakes were still fully frozen. I still remember that little girl face-planting her bicycle in that driveway...


Last year, the first semi long ride I did was with aschendel, Davin, and a buddy of theirs on a ZX10 around Cottage Grove/Afton/Stagecoach/95; that was in the first week of April, IIRC. I'd been out on short 1-2.5 hour jaunts near home before that.
 

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Last year, the first semi long ride I did was with aschendel, Davin, and a buddy of theirs on a ZX10 around Cottage Grove/Afton/Stagecoach/95; that was in the first week of April, IIRC. I'd been out on short 1-2.5 hour jaunts near home before that.

I remember that ride well: I was very nervous as it was my first real ride...ever.

All went well and I was hooked from that day on.

I am thinking another nice/easy Spring Ride might be in order...

Davin
 

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looking forward to seeing you guys again. i'm hearing some noise from my wife about this year being different, i hope that means more riding :p

a.s.
 

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i rode to work today :D

not bad at all (messy / dirty / wet, but didn't slip anywhere). the ice on the sidewalk coming up this little hill to the parking area was a little crazy though.


a.s.
 

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Wow, you don't miss a minute of riding do you?

That is great, I hope all went well. I am probably a week or two from picking mine back up and hitting the road.

I guess I will just use you as my clock: I just wait 2 weeks after you ride and it should be just about right for me. I froze my behind off with you last Spring (and Fall too)!

Just give me a few weeks and I will be there!
 

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I will be back in the cities this coming weekend for spring break and hoping to get some time to ride, even if it is just local streets.
 

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I rode the 1125R a few times last week when it was in the upper 30's.
I just put the UnderArmour on and an extra long-sleeve under the jacket and it wasn't that bad.
 

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You guys are crazy! I did see Oleg's bike last thurs in his fabulous parking spot downtown. Even with the heated grips, I'm just not ready to bust it out yet.....Maybe with a little arm twisting I might meet up at Bobs for some java though....:coffee: I think I need a few more weeks for a long ride. Those last couple in the fall were pretty tough.
 

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The bike is not going to be out tomorrow, but if you want to have coffee with me, I'm up for it. Bob's is on Lyndale and I believe 26th or so.
 
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