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Old 02-25-12, 11:21 AM   #1
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43 degrees out PLUS up to 50 mph winds...

Sounds like a nice day for a ride... All uphill, it should feel like.


Is it this for the ride

or

This

I really don't know.
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Old 02-25-12, 11:19 PM   #2
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Only one way to find out!

I would LOVE 43 F though! I've been riding in 28-32 F. Thank goodness for windproof sunglasses, shoecovers and gortex mittens!
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Only one way to find out!

I would LOVE 43 F though! I've been riding in 28-32 F. Thank goodness for windproof sunglasses, shoecovers and gortex mittens!

I wish I had that stuff.... On the bright side rule 9 now applies to me.It was light snow, heavy winds, some sleet, and just plain cold... Colder than they said, plus the winds were bad, real bad.

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What part of Mass are you in? I'm down at the Cape. It was around 40-ish, and blowing a steady 25-30 yesterday. I got hit with a couple of pretty good gusts which I'd say closed in on 50 mph. It's a little bit weird to be using the bail-out gear on the flats.

What I should have done was take my heavy hybrid cruiser with a triple crank and a 34t bail out gear instead of my roadie. I would have traded the drops for a little more cross-wind stability and the 28 ring, halfway into the upwind leg of my route.

I got in before the flurries started in late afternoon.
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I live about 30 mintues from the Cape, down by Plymouth.
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