Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

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Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by Rolf » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:21 pm

This morning was crazy fun *and* a great interval workout! The MTBs seemed a little more stable, but the CX bikes kept up just fine.

With temps staying low (but not too low!) and a few more snow showers possible overnight, tomorrow’s conditions should be darn similar.

Bring your fattest tires to church: 6 a.m. Richmond and Richardson. 8)
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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by Greg F » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:37 pm

How was the slushiness down South? If the snow wasn’t too deep, it was rideable: Haro Woods wasn’t too too bad so it might not be bad on other trails but open fields were incredibly hard while the roads had an under layer of slush that added all sorts of excitement:
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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by LouiseF » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:20 pm

I'm guessing this will not be the usual FCX route, heading up Shelbourne to Mt. Doug; you'll be staying South?

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by Alan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:46 pm

We had tons o fun this morning. Can't wait to see the video, Rolf.

This was me 'n' Johnny Tyre hitching a ride home from coffee, Saskatchewan style...

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by JamesD » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:00 pm

I can’t make it tomorrow but have fun!

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by Rolf » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:24 pm

Today’s 15K ride felt like about 40, Louise; it takes so much effort to smash through the deeper stuff. So we’ll probably skip the full Shelbourne warmup.

However, there was a distinctive warmup and melt on today. This could mean main roads are more clear and running faster tomorrow—allowing us to get around better. It could also mean unsalted side roads are even more treacherous if the meltwater refreeezes.

I’d suggest making UVic our destination, maybe taking the Foul Bay corridor to get there. The campus offers a mix of good trails, level terrain, open fields to carve fresh tracks, and some cleared and salted roads and footpaths to get around. Wanna meet us there, L3? Cedar Hill X Rd. entrance at 6:30?

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by JTyre » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:09 pm

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by Rolf » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:50 pm

Simmer down, Tyre. Raw clips are assembled—now for timing the cuts and picking a chewn. Music suggestions welcome.

But nag me more and I will blow my nose on you on our next ride. On purpose.

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by LouiseF » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:14 pm

Good plan. I'll be there - Assuming there isn't ice everywhere. Assuming the DRLR on my vintage SC Blur stays intact.

You know what they say about assume-ing....

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by Rolf » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:39 am

Here you go, you impatient young man.

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by JTyre » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:34 am

Well done once again, Rolf!

Excellent capture of Ace "walking the line" a little too finely on the Moss Street Connector, and just about Johnny Cashing his chips in early on that bollard.

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Re: Wednesday, February 13 - Snow Farming

Post by Alan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:34 pm

I think I might have crashed 5 times this morning. But falling into nice fluffy snow is a real treat.
And the landings are really quite elegant, comme ca....

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