Got fenders?

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  1. khal spencer Says:

    And don’t forget grippy tires.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I am now wearing my official “old guy” Irish knit cardigan sweater. Wind is blowing hard and allergies are acting up accordingly. Time to open the bar and watch a movie. Maybe “Chef. Cubanos anyone?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Mo' snow.

      I’m rocking my old VeloNews fleece. Still coming down here. Duke City gets snow? Who knew?

      • JD Dallager Says:

        50 minutes here today on the trainer indoors instead of outside as the blizzard forecast for Bibleburg and environs “matured” into 14-22 inches in the Black Forest. El Nino seems to be living up to the predictions thus far.

        Currently simmering the beef bourguignon as mentioned yesterday.

        Got some great Mucky Nutz fenders for my MTB a few weeks ago……planning to leave them on year-round.

        I’m also in wool from head to toe!

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Spanish vegetable soup

        Wow … now that’s what I call snow. I had to do a quick bit of shoveling so Herself could make it up the Col du Driveway and into the garage, but nothing like that.

        I went for the Spanish vegetable soup, which is ready to rock as we speak. Hope the BB turns out swell.

  3. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Yes, I DO know where my fenders are. I yanked ’em off a few weeks back so I could slap on some ‘cross type wheels/tires and play around on the dirt a bit. In the kind of weather in your clip, I’ll skip the fenders and put road tires back on – so I can ride the thing on a TRAINER…aaaAAGGHHH! Fenders would go back on in the spring, but I don’t plan to be in Iowa to deal with that.

  4. David Rees Says:

    I had no idea what in hell these “fenders” are that you’re talking about – had to Google them to find out. Seems they do some sort of “protecting” you from slop whilst cycling, is that right?. ‘Round these parts of SoCal, if there’s slop out there you stay inside and drink coffee/vino (depending on the time of day). Don’t have to remember where I’ve stashed my “fenders” as I don’t have any.

    Now I gotta figure out what Larry is talking about with his mention of a “trainer”…

    • larryatcycleitalia Says:

      Reminds me of my bike retail daze in SoCal. Guy comes into the shop asking for a “trainer”. I asked what he was going to use it for and got “Well, when it rains I need to be able to train inside.” I replied, “Sure, I can sell you a trainer, but if you train well outside on your bike on the days when it doesn’t rain here in SoCal, you’ll be just fine taking the few days off when it does rain.”
      I’m headed your way in December/January David, are you up for a ride, provided it’s not flood season there? No fenders!!!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I got fenders. On more than one bike, too. Left ’em all hanging in the garage while I made soup. Mama didn’t raise no fools.

      As for the trainer, it sits folded up next to my zafu and zabuton to remind me that life is suffering.

  5. weaksides Says:

    I can’t believe this is even a discussion. Indoor trainer over fenders? I’ll take staying in getting blackout drunk over a trainer. Now riding in the rain with fenders? Not so bad, although the drunk thing still sounds pretty good. But to choose a trainer over anything beyond water boarding? Insane….

  6. khal spencer Says:

    I finally donated my rollers to a local charity fundraiser. I was not using them in I’d say about three or four years and since racing is as far from my present interest as is joining the GOP, why bother “training” indoors?

    Nowdays during the winter, if it is dry enough I ride the mountain bike. If it snows like hell, I break out the X-C skis. Just have not been interested in Le Tour de Living Room. Especially since we cancelled the TV subscription.

  7. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Pedal and not go anywhere? Maybe if it is necessary to make a living. I tried an Airdyne stationary bike for awhile. But, I just couldn’t get motivated to use it much. Besides, in SE AZ if the riding weather is bad, just wait a day or two and it gets better. But the older I get, the colder I get. Tights go on when it is under 60 degrees.

  8. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Man, do I need a righteous “Friday Foaming Rant” on Trump and Carson. Sorry, I know it’s a lot of work.

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