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Old 01-06-14, 05:34 AM   #1
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Whooo! Work called it a snowday but I'm riding in!

My employer called it this morning but there's still some critical stuff to be done....and the temps are not as nasty as they predicted so I'm hopping on the Pugsley shortly. I'm actually excited about this ride across the moon.
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Old 01-06-14, 06:18 AM   #2
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Good job. I wimped out this morning and caught a ride with a coworker. Below freezing windchills here this morning and the temps are still dropping.
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Brrrr. I'll probably ride at least as far as the library. Part of me is looking forward to it, part of me is cringing and shivering.
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I'm a wimp today. -15F air temp and -60F wind chill. Not worth losing my nose, fingers or toes.
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I'm a wimp today. -15F air temp and -60F wind chill. Not worth losing my nose, fingers or toes.

holy cow.

it's supposed to be -25 wind chill here tomorrow and I was freaking out.

I duno how some of you guys do it.
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holy cow.

it's supposed to be -25 wind chill here tomorrow and I was freaking out.

I duno how some of you guys do it.
I know the southwest has wussed me out. You can tell because I think the upper 30's is now to cold for me. Live long enough in the desert and what's warm winter day for northerners, is downright freezing for us.
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Joke's on me. I'm at work and the temps outside are dropping. I'm done so I'm gonna get the hell out of here.
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I'll probably ride at least as far as the library.
Me too.

Oh, wait...

I work at the library.
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Windchills approacing -20 today. Guess who isn't riding? Can I at least wear my bike stuff in the car?
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.....and my car was stuck in my own driveway. The bicycle gods are angry and demand sacrifice.
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