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Old 01-23-14, 06:45 AM   #1
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Cold Commute Selfie

I'm in North Carolina and am dealing with some cold commutes. I know you guys up north are having some wicked cold ones. Let's see your cold commute selfies. Here's mine:
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Old 01-23-14, 08:59 AM   #2
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Great picture.
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Old 01-23-14, 09:38 AM   #3
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I'm not one to take selfies, but I did the other day on my new record coldest morning commute of 23F. 15 miles with no eye protection because it kept fogging up = not fun.

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Old 01-24-14, 08:33 AM   #4
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technically, this was from a trip to the post office, not a commute, but I'd look about the same either way.

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Old 01-24-14, 10:24 AM   #5
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This was my "6,000 mile selfie" from last year.

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Here is one from last winter, waiting for the VRE train at the Franconia/Springfield station after my 7 mile ride from work.
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Too cold to use the phone outside...-32c
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Cold Commute Selfie

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I'm in North Carolina and am dealing with some cold commutes. I know you guys up north are having some wicked cold ones. Let's see your cold commute selfies.
My 14 mile commute (1/27/14) at 15 with a head/cross wind of 13 mph (wind chill 0):




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Headwear: woolen neck gaiter, woolen face mask, thin nylon balaclava, woolen skull cap, and helmet with rearward flashing red light

Eyewear: prescription eyeglasses, well-ventilated safety glasses with a wide windscreen suspended from my cycling cap with Velcro, and right and left hand rearview mirrors

Footwear: Two layers of socks, running shoes, rubber Totes overshoes, Gore-Tex shoe coverings

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Thin knit gloves under full-fingered windproof ski gloves. I did bring along some leather, fleece-lined mittens as back-up. I also wear some homemade wrist gaiters (pictured).

Backpack: Draped by a reflective safety vest

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Old 01-29-14, 06:19 AM   #9
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Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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Too cold to use the phone outside...-32c
You are an Alien.
OTOH - do I see eyeglasses under those goggles? How about fogging issues at those temps?
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You are an Alien.
OTOH - do I see eyeglasses under those goggles? How about fogging issues at those temps?
Yup, you do see eyeglasses under the goggles.
The goggles were made to fit over glasses and to resist fogging.
(Gordini ski goggles...about $50cdn at MEC)
I wear both a balaclava and a buff. As long as neither get trapped under the goggle rim. The glasses do not fog.
I've never had the goggles fog, trapped fabric or no.
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Yup, you do see eyeglasses under the goggles.
The goggles were made to fit over glasses and to resist fogging.
(Gordini ski goggles...about $50cdn at MEC)
I wear both a balaclava and a buff. As long as neither get trapped under the goggle rim. The glasses do not fog.
I've never had the goggles fog, trapped fabric or no.
Thanks I've noted the googles.
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Have an even better selfie today.
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Hey neighbor!

My wife got a great shot of me leaving the house in the snow yesterday and I may have ended up in the paper, but until then, a shot of my bike will have to suffice:

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