I think I'm ready to end my riding sabbatical:

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  1. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    So uh, as some of you know, I haven't really ridden my bicycle since August when I got back from my huge riding vacation in the northwest. It's been a good 4 months off the bike now and while Im sure my skills (what little I had) have deteriorated quite a bit, I'm getting that urge to get out in the woods again either way. I was just down in the bike room cleaning up the bicycles and rooting through my camel back and I got that old familiar feeling actually wanting to kick my own ass with an all day ride. The first couple always hurt, but oh well, the weather is looking good for a big ride one day this week. Im excited. :monkey:
     
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  2. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I have a four month sabbatical every year called "ski season."

    I've found that while my bike skills stay pretty much intact, it's the strength and endurace that takes a dozen or so rides to get back up.
     
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  3. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

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    Most of the good trails around here are more suitable for skiing than biking during the winter, so it kind of ends up being a forced sabbatical most years. This year I'm racing indoor 4X, however so bike fitness and skills should stay relatively sharp! Keeping up with those younguns for an entire day on the bmx track is fuggin tough!
     
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  4. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    awesome.
     
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  5. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Mix some xc skiing in there and your strength and endurance will INCREASE during the winter. :)
     
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  6. johnbryanpeters

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    Ride on.
     
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  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    A friend just offered me a free set of XC skis. Too bad it has been in the 70's and we haven't seen a flake of snow.
     
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  8. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    Have fun! I've been off my bike for some time now but the snow has melted and I am itching to get some more exploring under my belt too. I haven't been out since thanksgiving.
     
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  9. kingbee

    kingbee Monkey

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    I'm getting the itch back. Once hunting season is over the first weekend in February Ill make more of an effort to do some winter riding. Its tough to find a good time to ride this time of season. Its rarely frozen long enough to ride, and its rarely dry enough to ride.

    We are moving into our new home the middle of February, that might put a damper on winter riding also.
     
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  10. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    doh! Free skis are great!
     
  11. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    'Bout time, Meg!
     
  12. Craw

    Craw Monkey

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    I haven't gone on a mtb ride in about a year, maybe a bit more. Just now starting to get the urge to go again.

    It was a good year off. I was burning out. Did more bouldering/climbing.

    But now I feel like riding again...uh..next week.
     
  13. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    And we will ski in 3 weeks:thumb:
     
  14. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Don't worry about your skills, it'll all come back to you.

    It's just like riding a bicycle.



    :think:
     
  15. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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  16. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    mmm...

    Just got back from a 25 mile road ride. Now drinking a beer to undo it all :biggrin:
     
  17. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Or you guys will ski and I'll sit in the car puking.
     
  18. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Ski til you Puke!
     
  19. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Same. I still know how to ride a bike in the spring, but I just can't do it without hacking up a lung.
     
  20. johnbryanpeters

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    I went over to Camp J and did some riding and some floundering in residual snow and ice this afternoon. Had a good time. Maybe Snake Mountain this weekend.
     
  21. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    welcome back!! the weather here has been mild.. my riding season hasnt ended yet!!!