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    Cary, NC Commuter BiketoFeel's Avatar
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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:1510952_10202022487022593_252929876_n.jpg
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    Great picture.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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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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    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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    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

    Quote Originally Posted by BiketoFeel View Post
    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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    Note:
    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).

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    Cary, NC Commuter BiketoFeel's Avatar
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    Nice! Thanks for sharing.
    I'm the dork with the slow moving vehicle sign on his back that says "Hi, I'm Mason".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadTire View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    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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    Cary, NC Commuter BiketoFeel's Avatar
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    Have an even better selfie today.1796542_10202065777024816_1795401887_n.jpg
    I'm the dork with the slow moving vehicle sign on his back that says "Hi, I'm Mason".

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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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