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Jaxx

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2 weeks since my last ride due to the lovely storms we are getting here, when I woke I thought it was going to be another one of those days as it was still very windy and sleet and snow showers were pretty frequent! I had another look at the weather forecast and all 3 weather services were showing an improving picture from around 2pm, with a strong 25mph (gusting to 45) westerly which they said would reduce to around 20mph (no more strong gusts) after 2pm so I decided to set off in an easterly direction at 12.45pm which should get me to my turning point sometime after 2pm!

I reached my turning point after 2pm and turned into the strong headwind with an average speed of almost 19mph (by the time I got home it decreased to 15.4mph) and I knew I was too early as the gusts were still around 40mph, I still had 75% left on my battery so I switched to level 2 assist to fight the winds! I could see some dark clouds in the distance which looked a bit ominous and then the hail arrived, it was so painful but thankfully it didn't last long and turned to a light drizzle!

The wind was still relentless but I was making good progress and finally the drizzle abated and the wind stopped gusting, that was a welcome relief! Another 50 miler in the bag and despite the wind and hail it was so good to get back out there, now bring on Spring please ;)
Rab, I so admire your Scottish tenacity. 104 miles for me (all inside a warm snooker room) love the pics.
 

RabH

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Rab, I so admire your Scottish tenacity. 104 miles for me (all inside a warm snooker room) love the pics.
I just love cycling and if I don't go out when the weather is inclement I would never get out much in Scotland ;) At least you have your snooker to keep you occupied, at this time of year its good to have an indoor passion:)

@Stefan Mikes I'm probably more crazy than hardcore, you sure give me a run for my money with your extreme rides;)
 

Stefan Mikes

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We certainly both share the passion for cycling @RabH. Let us be honest: This winter is exceptionally warm; the winds however strong here are no match for the Scottish ones; and we had no sleet this year (yet). The more I admire your feat!

My motivation is twofold:
1. Ride or die - the health reasons force me to cycling almost every day. Any day not ridden is a step towards my coffin.
2. I don't want to look like a fool to my friends buying two e-bikes last year, spending good money on winter clothing and then letting the bikes rest in the garage :)
And yes, I do love cycling.

@Jaxx are you watching what I'm watching right now, the Shoot-Out?
 
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Jaxx

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We certainly both share the passion for cycling @RabH. Let us be honest: This winter is exceptionally warm; the winds however strong here are no match for the Scottish ones; and we had no sleet this year (yet). The more I admire your feat!

My motivation is twofold:
1. Ride or die - the health reasons force me to cycling almost every day. Any day not ridden is a step towards my coffin.
2. I don't want to look like fool to my friends buying two e-bikes last year, spending good money on winter clothing and then letting the bikes rest in the garage :)
And yes, I do love cycling.

@Jaxx are you watching what I'm watching right now, the Shoot-Out?
Indeed I am, not one of my favourite events. I'm busy this coming week playing in a pro-am tournament. Give me the peace of a "proper" snooker match. Not this roudy shennanigan. Still it's kind of snooker!
 

RabH

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We certainly both share the passion for cycling @RabH. Let us be honest: This winter is exceptionally warm; the winds however strong here are no match for the Scottish ones; and we had no sleet this year (yet). The more I admire your feat!

My motivation is twofold:
1. Ride or die - the health reasons force me to cycling almost every day. Any day not ridden is a step towards my coffin.
2. I don't want to look like fool to my friends buying two e-bikes last year, spending good money on winter clothing and then letting the bikes rest in the garage :)
And yes, I do love cycling.
No better motivation :)
 

Richard Stanley

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I’m an addict so every bike ride is exiting to me 😁


I am new to join, I heard this is a good forum to ask questions.

I am 48 this year, I used to be a keen cyclist but my job requires me to be on my feet 9-5 every day for years. After years and years of work, my knees are starting to give in and the doctor told me I need to ease off on cycling if I want to keep my job.

Naturally, I am thinking of buying an electric bike, I came across this cool looking bike with very bright rear lights. I tracked them down and found their website. What do you guys think? Here is their website https://www.waubike.com/
 

Cowlitz

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Rode to the county courthouse to pay taxes. There is no bike rack. I asked. There used to be one, shrug. And I guess I probably should not have parked my bike at the courthouse either.


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Then I rode back home. Dogs are out, must remember pepper spray next time. East Omak has mean dogs.
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LimboJim

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Mt Holyoke on a blustery late February day. 800+ feet of gain in just over 2 miles.
TerraTrike Rover with 350W Bafang BBS02 + 840Wh custom battery.
This thing is a BLAST to ride, both up and downhill (on pavement, of course.)
Who knew recumbent trikes could be so much phun!?!
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RabH

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Yet another stormy weekend but I spotted a 3 hour weather window today so I wasn't passing it up, almost 54 miles and 50 of them were dry but very blustery with almost 50mph gusts...I stayed local due to the inclement weather and picked my route very carefully but of course 4 miles from home the weather closed in and I was bombarded by yet another hail storm followed by sleet and snow! Luckily I just got home before the heavens really opened and after a nice hot bath I feel like I accomplished something :D

Over 4,000ft of climbing which kept me warm in the bitterly cold wind, 512miles completed so far this year from 10 rides which gives me an average of 51.2 miles! February has been the worst month we have encountered for a very long time so here's hoping March will bring us more luck on the weather front, it can only improve (famous last words) ;) A nice Sunday for once would be a bonus ;)No photos today, I really didn't want to remove my gloves in that biting wind...
 

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RabH

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50 mph gusts is a good weather window??? You're a crazy person!

MUCH respect, you are a steely eyed missile man, as they say
Thankfully that was just in the last hour but almost every weekend recently we have have been getting 60-70mph gusts so it was rather tame today :p The weight of the e bike certainly helps in strong winds, when I had my carbon racer anything over 30mph was a no go...

I now have 17 consecutive 50 mile plus rides, I'm sure my bubble will burst soon... ;)