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Offline I'm NOT Carl

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Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« on: December 25, 2013, 09:41:03 PM »
Headed out just before lunch. Hit Nelson Road and headed west. It's a moderately twisty road with a few ranches/houses so it lets me move a little. Once I hit 36, I headed north to Lyons then up into the mountains. 39* lowest temp, sunny and no precip in the roads. The roads are paved but mainly as a rough in so folks can get to Estes Park. Makes spots a bit cautious. Waved at an oncoming rider then turned around at Pinewood Springs and headed back down. I did pass a few folks where there were passing areas. On the other side of Lyons, apparently an SUV was annoyed at my passing, zipped up from behind right and crossed a couple of tires into my lane (I was on the right side of my lane). But the car in front wasn't going as fast as the SUV thought and he quickly backed down then dropped in behind me before the right lane ended. There was enough space for me to drop a gear, pass right then left to get ahead of the pack. Followed 66 out to 25 then 25 south. Hit 90mph indicated and there were still cars pulling away. Got off at 136th Street to visit the lady I'm dating and her daughter. After an hour, I bailed and headed out 120th Street to 287 north. In Lafayette I stopped in for pizza and cinnamon cake with my cousin's family and friends. Chatted for a couple of hours then headed home. Put the bike away, snagged the mail from yesterday (got another Cards Against Humanity special; a card with my name on it :D ). Fed the cat and watched The Fly.

Great day for a ride. :)

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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 10:19:57 PM »
I rode/pushed the snow blower today.

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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 11:40:11 PM »
Nice ride...

get to do mine tomorrow...supposed to be about 45 and dry... :)

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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 04:43:12 AM »
Rode around the cul de sac.

Heading out in a half hour for a ride to a meeting.
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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 09:24:50 AM »
great Christmas ride here in NC, brisk but had the roads all to myself to play in the mountains!

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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 10:36:53 AM »
Didn't happen this year. Snowed Christmas eve night and Christmas day. So the only thing i rode was in the SUV.
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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 10:39:48 AM »
Yea, it doesn't always happen. We had a bit of a dusting Monday but not enough to stop the ride (hence the 'no precip' comment in my post).

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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 10:56:39 AM »
Well it just started to snow again. Saturday there talking 38 and sunny. It could happen.
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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 04:24:59 PM »
great Christmas ride here in NC, brisk but had the roads all to myself to play in the mountains!


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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 09:43:48 PM »
Way to go Carl :bigok:

When I was single, every Christmas Day was a day made for riding, I had almost a 12 year run. But alas now with a family, the kids seem to want me home with them (and so do I now)

maybe when they are a bit older I can restart the tradition, they do love going out in the hack.
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Re: Traditional Christmas Day Ride
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 10:51:44 AM »
great Christmas ride here in NC, brisk but had the roads all to myself to play in the mountains!

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