With the Holidays fast approaching what are your guys/gals plans for this year and next (New Years)??
Seriously I have no clue. I just do what the wife says. No complaining.
Be like the eagle on your profile pic. Fly and be free this year! Lol
Try to do what I did last Xmas/ New Year of going biking every day, I managed to get 600 miles in 10 days climbing 60,000ft in local mountains. The hard part is home with cold feet, defrost under the duvet, eat, sleep, repeat. I lost 10Lbs last time so bulking up a bit now to be healthy at the end.
Invest in one of them jackets that has a built in warmer with its own power source. And some of those feet warmers that stick to the insides of your shoes and need no power source. Unless you are like most cyclist and are concerned about weigth down to the ounce.
There are two factors. One is that one is not cold particularly while biking, the core is warm and sweating in the core during steep climbing. so the body doesn’t particularly need heating, but the extremities like feet are moving in cold air and they get cold, so both sweating and cold. The other aspect is 5000cals/day just leaves one easily able to be cold once you stop, like during the evening which needs food and rest.
I cycle at most 10 miles a day I dont own a fancy Road Bike as I am sure you do since you sound like the hard core type cyclist. I myself don’t experience being cold either despite it reaching 10-20 Degrees Fahrenheit where I live but do experience my feet becoming cold along with my hands, nothing some lightweight glves can’t fix though. So you have a good point there. So do you cycle for exercise, enjoyment, or both including as a means of transportation?
10000 miles a year, my commute is 23 miles each way. I do road biking also, when not commuting a 40 mile loop with 3500 of ascent, and weekday a 70 mile 6500ft loop.
The hard part is doing the long days back to back in winter.
The short days means trapped between waiting for frost to see the sun and back before dark.
I have mad respect for you commuting bikers. If only my job wasn’t on the road and was close by! Our big tv just broke, just our luck right? We don’t care about it too much, please no one buy us one for Christmas.
Wow that is pretty impessive as it sounds most of it is mainly from commuting. Well stay safe out there sir! And happy cycling!
I would love to see the ball drop in Times Square, but I don’t think I could handle the crowds.
Dang! Sounds like you need to live in a warmer climate with the amount of outdoor biking!
My Daughter is turning 3 in 2.5 weeks! So hopefully making the day special for her before we’re bombarded with bratty cousins.
Going to visit my uncle in Colorado on Friday - Tues. Birthday Party next Sat.
Xmas eve at the wifes family and Christmas morning at our house exchanging gifts and then to the Aunt’s Xmas Day for Yankee Swap!
Lots of Bourbon in between! Cheers!!
Lol funny you mention that. I have a dislike for large crowds as well. Idk how people can be so calm around a big crowd of strangers. I come from a military/law enforcement family I was raised to be vigilant of my surroundings crowds cause that to go into overdrive and theres no way Id be able to focus on the event at hand.
Yeah, I can’t do crowds anymore. Recent case of claustrophobia. Plus they herd you like cattle and keep you within steel barricades.
Also, have fun not being able to go to the bathroom for hours. Businesses and Restaurants will not even let you in without reservations.
So true. I was just in New York City a few days ago and there were already huge crowds (and barricades) near the Rockefeller tree. I also just watched Home Alone 2 and I find it completely unbelievable that there was no else there when Kevin McCallister visited the tree towards the end of the movie.