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#51 2015-12-12 02:22:24

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Re: Good Morning from hhh in Charleston, SC, U.S.A.

^wiseacre! We've been having unusually mild weather here in southern New England with daytime temps in the 50s and low 60s (+10 to 17 C). I can't remember the last time I could hike in December with out a coat or gloves. Of course, Mother Nature will punish us in January and February...and possibly beyond.  neutral


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#52 2015-12-12 03:21:32

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Re: Good Morning from hhh in Charleston, SC, U.S.A.

Man it is so hot here, the storm clouds are rolling in though.....am expecting an epic summer storm tonight.


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#53 2015-12-12 04:36:46

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.......and it rained for 10-15 minutes.......now the sun is out and it feels like I am in the middle of the amazon rain forest.  Bring back winter.


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#54 2015-12-12 18:38:08

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hhh wrote:

My day today, a bicycle ride to the Cooper River Marina for a picnic lunch. I'm the goober with the big nose and the purple dot on his lower lip.

Wassssupp hhh!

Looks like an awesome place for lunch, wish the Sun would shine here.. sometime this century.


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#55 2015-12-21 13:54:40

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Re: Good Morning from hhh in Charleston, SC, U.S.A.

Good day, all! After a cold-ish weekend it's supposed to be in the mid-60s F again today with no rain, just in time for me to do bike delivery. I'm averaging about 25 miles a day (~40 k) according to mapmyride, with 37 being the most I've done (about 33 of that was on the clock and the rest was warm-up and commute).

Not bad for a 51 year old.   pats self on back

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#56 2015-12-21 14:16:27

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Hiya h, from a semi-tropical, but wet, west of England! It's December and temperatures have been in the mid-teens (60F for those still in the dark ages tongue ). People doing Xmas shopping in shorts and T-shirts!

I walk several miles a shift when I'm working, but it's a few years since I did your kind of mileage on a bike sad  But I'm off to the indoor climbing wall tomorrow, where I can still manage the occasional grade 6b climb   glasses


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#57 2015-12-21 14:20:53

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^You go girl! cool

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#58 2015-12-21 14:50:30

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It's turning nasty here in the Deep South. It has warmed up from a chilly weekend, the wind is blowing, and it is sputtering rain. By Wednesday, we are predicted to have severe thunderstorms. Ugh!

Tim

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#59 2015-12-21 14:52:42

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damo wrote:

(60F for those still in the dark ages tongue )

I had a chuckle over this while in the shower... Don't you still routinely refer to body weight in *cough* stones? And measure distance in miles and speed in miles-per-hour? Make up your mind, man!

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#60 2015-12-21 15:12:10

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damo wrote:

(60F for those still in the dark ages tongue )

I had a chuckle over this while in the shower... Don't you still routinely refer to body weight in *cough* stones? And measure distance in miles and speed in miles-per-hour? Make up your mind, man!

Personally I think of weights and measures in metric: it's years since I've thought of pounds and stones and gallons. Curiously, I use sizes in mm and metres (universal in the building trade) except for the road, which I still think of in miles; and climbing heights, which I still visualize in feet! "I fell 20ft" sounds a lot more spectacular than "I fell 6m" big_smile

Road signs in the UK still use miles and mph, and we still ride on the left in order to keep our sword arm free wink

Imperial weights and measures mostly have some basis in personal experiences, but the Fahrenheit temperature scale is one of the most bizarre measurement systems ever created.


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#61 2015-12-21 15:42:33

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Re: Good Morning from hhh in Charleston, SC, U.S.A.

Crazy weather in New England--more like spring than winter. Forecast for Christmas Eve calls for temps in the mid- to upper 60s--17 to 19 degrees C. for you metric folks.  tongue


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#62 2015-12-21 16:29:26

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hhh wrote:

Not bad for a 51 year old.   pats self on back

Yes, well done!

August of 2014 I set out to ride a bike from Jacksonville FL. to Copperas Cove TX. to visit a friend I had known online for many years, but had never met. I had about nine months to "kill" until my sixty-second birthday and early retirement.

This is the bike when I first set out. I made changes as I went becoming lighter and more aerodynamic.

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The Mississippi Line

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I did this for fun and adventure. When it rained, I camped out and waited for better weather. Ridding in the rain is too little fun and too much adventure.

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I took some US Highways, and mostly back roads; Interstates are forbidden in most states. I arrived in Copperas Cove in mid January 2015. The coldest morning was 14° F and getting out of the warm sleeping bag to make coffee and oatmeal was an exercise in determination.

I left for the return trip a month later. On the way back I stopped at a homeless mission in Huntsville TX. where I remain as a volunteer, Facilities Manager, buildings, grounds, computers, vehicles... I still had a few months to kill at the time; and I'm still here. Someday I resume the journey.

Total trip, 1200 miles.

8bit

Edit: forgot the reason for this post - the best I did in one day was 44 miles; downwind and flat road.

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#63 2015-12-21 16:48:09

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^ That is such a great story smile


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#64 2015-12-21 17:27:42

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8bit - awesome story ... maybe you found the end of the journey. I tip my hat to you.

Best I ever did:

Germany - Baden-Württemberg - Rastatt - Lahr 62 km (39 miles) and return.  Actually a little less maybe 15k as I started in Hugelsheim on hwy 36.  The owner of the Gausthaus Grüner Baum in Linx thought I was crazy.  He was just opening as I walked in, still in a housecoat, I turned to leave and heard "Nein, nein, komm.", he removed the upsidedown chairs from a table and indicated for me to sit.  I had no idea where I was, the little map I had, didn't show Linx and forget Lahr ... he put the map in the middle of the table and pointed to the table under the map, closer to me "Das es Lahr" - he spoke no English, I spoke no German... he refused to take anything for my coffee, bread and "cold cuts" and I'm sure what he probably mumbled was "crazy Canadian".

Later that day on the return trip I stopped in again and Richard, the owner, came running over and escorted me to the "Stammtisch", some words exchanged with the men sitting there and everyone knocked on the table, I was given a chair and there I was.  One man spoke a little English.

Later I found out what a "Stammtisch" is.  I felt good.  Four years later, and after many visits, I had my last dinner in Germany with friends in the Gausthaus Grüner Baum and said goodbye to Richard.  And as time passed and I heard of others going to Baden or Lahr I told them about Richard and the Gausthaus Grüner Baum. Every now and then one would write back with geetings from Richard for his "kanadisch Freund".

That was my first excursion outside the base near Hugelsheim and set the mood for how I feel about Germany and her people.

Riding around and getting lost in the Black Forest was such a great way to spend long weekends.


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#65 2015-12-21 17:57:04

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I suppose motorbikes don't count but 500mile+ days are not unusual for me smile


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#66 2015-12-24 10:35:11

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^Nice try, but they don't. monkey Except in winter, riding a motorbike in the cold flipping sucks. You're not generating any body heat and your knuckles and knees truly suffer.

@al, you made rear panniers from yellow buckets???!! You're my new idol. Thanks for the pics!

-edit- front fender for the lulz, kickstand ftw.

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#67 2015-12-24 10:39:18

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Good morning! I woke up suddenly at 4am and went out back, it's 72F out there. It's predicted Charleston and most of the Right Coast will have record highs for Christmas (79F !??! is the prediction here, crazy. I'm a huge fan of climate change right now).

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#68 2015-12-24 10:52:43

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Sector11 wrote:

Riding around and getting lost in the Black Forest was such a great way to spend long weekends.

Yes, that sounds... not sucky.

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#69 2015-12-24 10:55:34

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Happy Holidays, everyone. Tidings and good cheer.

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#70 2015-12-24 11:29:06

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Yuletide felicitations to you too hhh smile

It's raining here in London and I have to go and do my XMas shopping yikes


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#71 2015-12-24 11:50:15

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All clear in Madrid. Shiny day besides huge pollution...

Merry Christmas everyone!

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#72 2015-12-24 12:40:37

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Should be like this with temp -15 to -20°C; Ostro_ka_zim.jpg
But it is like this, temp + 9°C;   now.jpg

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#73 2015-12-24 13:39:23

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^ We have trees blossoming here in London yikes


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#74 2015-12-24 14:32:17

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Same here. Autumn didn't ever ended and trees and flowers think it's spring already.

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#75 2015-12-25 05:06:14

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Got 8 inches of rain coming in by Sunday evening. We are about to pay the price for these balmy 70 degree days.

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