Bob’s TNR

Tuesday January 29, 2013
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

Last week, two riders learned that even the smallest amount of exposed skin will freeze.
This week, falling temperature, periods of snow, high wind chill.  This is a ride for those who think they are tough, Mistress Tuesday is going to have something to say about that.
It is definitely not a ride for those in my “social network” that spend too much time posting complaints about cold, wind, snow, ice and “when is it going to be over”.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink,
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 5:51
Civil Twilight is 6:26
Nautical Twilight is 7:06

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR

Tuesday January 22, 2013
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

Last week, one rider, +3 C during the ride, probably one of the nicest January rides EVER!.
This week, more fresh powder and normal winter temperatures.
On a scale of 1 to 10, expect tonights ride to rank as an 8 or higher.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink,
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 5:39
Civil Twilight is 6:16
Nautical Twilight is 6:56

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR

Tuesday January 15, 2013
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

Last week, two riders, drifting snow made the ride interesting.
This week, a fresh base and above average temperature.
For the most part the route travelled is sheltered from the wind, expect the friction between your tires and the ground to affect your speed more than the wind.
Of course, crossing the 9th avenue bridge is always an adventure in itself.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink,
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 5:28
Civil Twilight is 6:05
Nautical Twilight is 6:46

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR

Tuesday January 8, 2013
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

Last week, two riders, nice ride.
This week, good surface conditions, above average temperature.
Expect a fun, enjoyable ride.
Dress your lower body for the temperature, upper body for the wind-chill temperature.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink.
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 5:18
Civil Twilight is 5:56
Nautical Twilight is 6:37

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR

Tuesday December 18, 2012

Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

Last week, two riders. Blowing and drifting snow made the ride extra interesting. 
This week, fresh snow and average winter temperatures. Looks like it will be a fun ride.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink.
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 5:00
Civil Twilight is 5:39
Nautical Twilight is 6:21

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR

Tuesday December 11, 2012
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

Last week, one rider.  The dark, lonely days of winter have begun. This week, cold and windy.  Recent fresh snow should provide a quiet, smooth riding surface which will compensate for the fact that you can’t feel your fingers and toes.

Cover all exposed skin and keep moving to stay warm.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink.
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 4:59
Civil Twilight is 5:37
Nautical Twilight is 6:19

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR

Tuesday December 4, 2012
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

Last week, two riders enjoyed a ride that scored 8 out of 10 on the TNR scale.
This week, a typical winter ride. Normal winter temperature and a hard-packed riding surface.
It has the potential to score between 7-9, 10 if it is snowing during the ride.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink.
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 5:00
Civil Twilight is 5:38
Nautical Twilight is 6:20
 
See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR – Nov. 27/12

Yes, Bob rides his MTB rain or shine, snow, or bitter cold. If you are up to the challenge, you can join him! Here is his weekly report:

Tuesday November 27, 2012
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time
Last week, above zero temperatures and lots of snow = SlushFest 2012.
 
This week, packed snow and normal temperatures.
The “trail” is at least 12″ wide of hard-packed surface, temperature is bearable, and if the sky is clear there should be lots of moonlight as Wednesday is a full moon.
If you are new to winter cycling, I would recommend this ride to be a great one to try.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink.
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 5:04
Civil Twilight is 5:41
Nautical Twilight is 6:22
See you on the trails,
Bob