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Did Santa Bring a Cycling gift?
Last Post 12/27/2013 01:44 PM by bob etzler. 12 Replies.
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12/25/2013 02:32 PM
A pair of Assos Shorts. Very comfortable for Christmas morning. might try them on the bike tomorrow


12/25/2013 05:40 PM
New mtb for my son.


12/25/2013 06:00 PM
Fizik soft touch white logo bar tape...only cycling related gift this year..or, how much cycling junk does one man need?
Yo Mike


12/26/2013 08:45 AM
A pair of shorts - Canari. Mine are mostly PI, so we'll see about these. All black, fortunately.

I wish Santa had left an elf or to to help me get those 2x4s mounted to the garage ceiling so I can get my bikes hung up. It will be a nice, overdue improvement.


12/26/2013 09:42 AM
A trainer to take to races.

I need elves to help me clean the garage so I have room to work on the bikes.


12/26/2013 11:45 AM
BIC cycling cap, it was what I wanted!


12/26/2013 12:21 PM
Not a gift from Santa, but an X-mas morning ride. Rode to the top of Bald Peak on my fixie. Doing the ride this bike was built for. (Not specifically X-mas! But the point was to have a fixie I could climb just about anything on without killing my knees. So if I want to ride to "X" and I want to ride fixed, I can.)

This was its first real X-mas ride. Two years ago, I just barely had it, had done a ride or two but it was far from dialed in. Last year it was dialed and proven (having done a week of hills including the Crater Lake rim) but I was burned out. Yesterday was just a great ride. Not fast, not killer. But I climbed 1400'. I earned my Christmas dinner.



12/26/2013 02:57 PM
First road bike for my son who is twelve and has Asperger. I had it hidden in the basement but he found it a week before Xmas.

So Tues Dec 14th we got nailed with 5 inches of snow followed by freezing rain and the temperature stayed in the low 20s for about five days, it was a mess and hence ice all over the place. All of sudden from Wed 19th the temperature started rising and by Sat 21st it hit 69. He was pumped and wanted to ride, so we went out and ended up riding 24 miles in slush. He had a blast hitting every puddle, patch of ice and snow, fish tailing all over with no fear. His longest ride in his short lived life so far. I think this was one of those ride neither will ever forget.

Now he wants cleats! Oy Vey!
Orange Crush


12/26/2013 04:07 PM
Santa could not afford the cycling gifts so they came in through the back door.

Spent quality time at the MEC the week before Xmas to buy some gear, couple pairs of knickers, long bibs, shoes, gloves etc. She bill was shocking even though it included some ski stuff as well.
Nick A


12/26/2013 05:52 PM
Now he wants cleats! Oy Vey!

LOL. Worse things a kid can get hooked on.



12/26/2013 06:34 PM
i quiet ride out to the beach on xmas morning. 40 miles with temps in the mid 30's to mid 40's and a headwind on the way back. then home for an hour nap before heading to the neighbor's house for xmas dinner. i couldn't ask for anything better.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.


12/26/2013 09:52 PM
Castelli jersey and socks. Cycle sport magazine. Hans Dampf 29er tire ans a Lezyne mini tool.


12/27/2013 01:44 PM
My nephew (8yrs) scored a bike helmet and a Raleigh Mtn bike from my brother and I. He was stoked!

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