01-04-2013, 11:23 AM
The MVT Boardwalks of Certain Death are really lovely. The painted parts really attract a lot more frost than the unpainted sections. You can actually see the frost trailing off your tires as you ride from the painted to non-painted sections. I had two people doing their best "Bowling For Dollars" impression coming toward me this morning. It was fabulous!
01-04-2013, 11:43 AM
And I was hoping for the video on the link.
01-04-2013, 11:45 AM
01-04-2013, 11:55 AM
A video from the fallee's perspective would indeed be awesome!
Originally Posted by Dirt
01-04-2013, 11:57 AM
One of the intrepid Bill Killers last year ate it there. No real harm done but it's a terrible spot. I'd avoid it if I could. And I can. So I do.
Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC
01-04-2013, 11:59 AM
Was that Ricky?
Originally Posted by DaveK
01-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Yup. He also won the final sprint on the last hill too. I caught and passed Sean and was reeling him in, but didn't have the power nor the speed to catch or pass him.
Originally Posted by Tim Kelley
01-04-2013, 07:00 PM
01-10-2013, 09:56 PM
I went in to work early on Christmas Eve. Due to frantic work activity, I didn't post the pictures I took on the morning commute at the time. Enjoy our lovely city!
01-15-2013, 11:01 AM
38 degrees? Raining? HECK YEAH!
Wool beanie (a rather spiffy handknit)
Ibex Woolies 150 long sleeve base layer
short sleeve jersey
Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest (yeah, it's for hiking. I has no thermal layers.)
Novara softshell jacket
PI full gloves
ELITE PANTS! (PI AmFib tights)
Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Micro socks
Cheap toe covers from Performance
I had my rain jacket with me (PI ELITE! Barrier WxB) but I didn't bother to put it on. Would have been a tight fit over all the other stuff I had on.
Failure point: gloves. Got soaked & my hands got cold.
The rest of me stayed nice and toasty - my legs got damp but they stayed warm.
The ride was a blast! I saw a few other intrepid souls out on the trail.
I now have wet cycling gear draped all over my cube. I think I'll go to IKEA this weekend and get a little drying rack that I can put under my desk.
Ordered fenders last night, they should arrive tomorrow :P