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Winter riding in Atlanta – The Airport ride [video]

6 Comments 12 December 2010

When one thinks of Atlanta, Georgia, you think of Ted Turner the bison lover, Coca-Cola and I think of that one guy who tried selling me a gold chain right in front of the exhibition center. I know we’ve been griping about the snow here, and there sure are ridiculous amounts of it here, but what is it like to ride in December in a town like Atlanta?

The Southeastern cycling people can enjoy several different group rides. There’s at least one website that details them for each day of the week, which you can find it by clicking here. The video is from a “sunday tradition” in Atlanta, the Airport ride. 58 miles or 93 kilometers and it passes by Atlanta international airport, giving the course its name. You can check the route in this here link.

Heavy metal and spandex are always a funny combination :)

What kind of group rides are there in your area, have you participated in them?

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  • Jim

    Markus, I’ve had my coffee and now daily dose of Coming Thru… life is good.

    Group rides take a dive with the thermometer in MN. There will be a group of 1 on the basement trainer today, this after I shovel – 13 inches of snow yesterday.

    Thanks for the most excellent post, as always.

  • Hear, hear. It’s over 20 inches of snow here, and cleaning our yard takes quite a while. Luckily we have a wood-burning sauna to warm one up when done.

  • Georgia

    Congrats to the cyclists!!!! What was the temperature that day! Winter cycling – is great on dry roads! You dress for it and the ride is awesome! Writing about past experiences…from Grandma Geo ..

  • Weather.com says Hi 49°F and Lo 32°F without rain, so I would guess it was quite a nice ride! Those guys in the video didn’t seem to be overly dressed :)

  • Weather.com says Hi 49°F and Lo 32°F without rain, so I would guess it was quite a nice ride! Those guys in the video didn’t seem to be overly dressed :)

  • Ken Boff

    Great video. How did you mount the camera? It’s so steady.


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