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Nice first ride in the COLD.

 

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The morning commute was pretty nice- although I didn't see many other cyclists on Lincoln. I heard about a snowstorm coming in, I might catch the start of it on my commute home. I'll ride tomorrow depending on how windy/icy it is in the morning. As far as prepping for the weather, I have my bar mitts, balaclava, goggles and I usually just use a light jacket with layers and some warm boots, and I have semi-knobby hybrid tires on the bike so I should be set. 

The commute downtown from Hyde Park was also beautiful this morning.  While the southern half of the LFP is typically near-deserted, today it was seemingly flush with cyclists (and runners). 

I gotta say, I love the snow, and am looking forward to the ride home and the ride tomorrow. 

Melanie, you totally seem set for whatever comes our way.  I've been using the Bar Mitts this winter as well, but feeling kind of guilty since it hasn't really been all that cold.  Still, I've now gotten used to having really toasty hands.

Melanie K said:

The morning commute was pretty nice- although I didn't see many other cyclists on Lincoln. I heard about a snowstorm coming in, I might catch the start of it on my commute home. I'll ride tomorrow depending on how windy/icy it is in the morning. As far as prepping for the weather, I have my bar mitts, balaclava, goggles and I usually just use a light jacket with layers and some warm boots, and I have semi-knobby hybrid tires on the bike so I should be set. 

I'm about to.

Lincoln really did seem deserted this morning!  I made a deal with myself--if I leave early enough to ride both ways today, I won't feel too down on myself for taking the train tomorrow if conditions deteriorate.  It's alright to take the occasional day off, right?

Melanie K said:

The morning commute was pretty nice- although I didn't see many other cyclists on Lincoln. I heard about a snowstorm coming in, I might catch the start of it on my commute home. I'll ride tomorrow depending on how windy/icy it is in the morning. As far as prepping for the weather, I have my bar mitts, balaclava, goggles and I usually just use a light jacket with layers and some warm boots, and I have semi-knobby hybrid tires on the bike so I should be set. 

+1 Lincoln did seem bare.

 

I always hope that the weather (snow) isn't as bad as they predict. But I have snow boots, fleece balaclava, goggles, and some huge ski gloves ready and waiting for some colder/snowier weather.

The snow is expected to arrive around the evening rush hour and continue into Friday morning. The National Weather Service is predicting 5 to 7 inches, mostly in the city and to the north. Skilling said some areas could see 9 inches. Past storms during this mild winter have dumped up to 10 inches in some areas.

More: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-rain-then-sle...

I'm hoping the Saskatchewan Screamer provides a nice tail wind for the ride home today.

My ride home sucked. Forgot my clip on SpeedEZ fenders this morning, therefore I arrived home cold and soaked. Meh.

Rather pleasant both ways.

Another pleasant ride to today especially for February

  This mornings dry and painless. Tonight I came home on on the LFP north From Fullerton to Foster

  some rain and east wind all was good.

As of 7:30 pm 35 degrees not sure it will get cold enough in the city tonight for any significant snow accumulation. We will see :)

Wi



Piece of cake coming an going.  Did get a first flat with the Schwalbe Marathons.  My fault of course.

Must be OCD with tire pressure.  Filled'em or over filled, drove to work.  Bike comes inside where it's warm.  Four hours later tube bursts.  Whoops!  Nice place and conditions for a commuter to change a tube.  Warm well lit had the proper tools.  Let's all sleep tight and find out about the precipitation situation in the morning.  Cause as of 8:30 P.M. nothings going on out dare.   






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