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plimsoll

(1,654 posts)
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 09:09 PM Dec 2022

100k Winter Solstice Ride today.

Temp 33 and felt like 28 (if you were standing still)and snow, snow mixed with rain for most of the ride. One of those, "been there done that bought the T-shirt rides."

And I was slow 4:30 moving time, 5:15 clock time (it's an official event).

Nice ride though. 2022 Winter Solstice Populaire.

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100k Winter Solstice Ride today. (Original Post) plimsoll Dec 2022 OP
I'd say completing it at any time is a hell of an accomplishment! Wind, rain and weather hell MLAA Dec 2022 #1
Thanks for the compliment. plimsoll Dec 2022 #2
Lots of bike races where I live, but no snow and rarely rain. MLAA Dec 2022 #4
Quite impressive! 2naSalit Dec 2022 #3
Serfas 700x32 sunning at 65psi plimsoll Dec 2022 #5
Wow. 2naSalit Dec 2022 #6

MLAA

(17,017 posts)
1. I'd say completing it at any time is a hell of an accomplishment! Wind, rain and weather hell
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 09:33 PM
Dec 2022

bent for seat leather!

plimsoll

(1,654 posts)
2. Thanks for the compliment.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 09:57 PM
Dec 2022

I felt slow, and for all that, there were people who did the 200K. They could still be out on the course as I type. I did the math, 8:00 start time, 10 hours in the saddle means about 2 hours in the dark. I respect the folks that did the 200k, but I'm OK being wimpy in this case.

MLAA

(17,017 posts)
4. Lots of bike races where I live, but no snow and rarely rain.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 10:45 PM
Dec 2022

El Tour de Tucson draws a huge crowd.

2naSalit

(85,119 posts)
3. Quite impressive!
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 10:31 PM
Dec 2022

Good on you for having the stamina to go the distance... means you must take good care of yourself.

Bit of a chilly endeavor! I have to ask, what kind of tires do you ride in such weather? Are you on fat tires?

plimsoll

(1,654 posts)
5. Serfas 700x32 sunning at 65psi
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 11:33 PM
Dec 2022

So not that wide. I usually have Continental Gator Skins 32s, but they are a bit less grippy in the rain so this is my winter tire.

2naSalit

(85,119 posts)
6. Wow.
Sat Dec 17, 2022, 11:46 PM
Dec 2022

I stopped riding ages ago, not that I did that much. Once your shoulders are shot, riding isn't really doable anymore.

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