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    Cold day riding

    Last 24 Hours: Hearst, Ontario
    FRI 19 Dec 06:00 -40F -44 windchill temp when I rode into work
    FRI 19 Dec 16:00 -25 F -29 windchill temp when I rode home

    Lucky my ride is only 15kms round trip

    I was pretty happy with myself getting out and going today.

    I have not driven to work since April 2008 and want to keep going all winter.

    down from 281 to 245 need to loose another 40

    My wife thinks I'm crazy but it really is the highlight of my day getting ready and riding in in the cold. Sure takes a lot longer though.

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    Hi hsddist, I know that you folks in northern Ontario are tough but wow -40F ( -40C for the metric amoung us ). I applaud your determination but I think that your wife is a smart lady. I think my wife would lock my bike up if she thought I was about to ride at that temperature. That kind of temperature could killl you. I will take heavy and alive over skinny and dead any day.
    What can I say except happy commuting and Merry Christmas!
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    Dress for the cold and it isn't that bad. Fleece pant and coat over a fleece shirt. Balaclava, warm gloves ( work gloves) wool socks and i have not been cold, lately it has been averaging -25. Even today I was sweating when I got to the office. It is amazing how much harder it is to pedal ( a bike just does not work well ) at these low temps.
    Lucky it is my old GT Avalanche mtn bike. I will definetly need an overhaul in the spring.
    Last edited by hstdist; 12-19-08 at 07:00 PM. Reason: spelling

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    80 miles today, Temps 65* to 80* Cloudy..

    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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