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    Baby, it's cold outside!

    Minus 28C this morning.
    One Kilometre bike ride to train station.
    Face hurt.


    A lot.

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    2F this morning on my commute in. Not as cold as where you are. Here the skies were crystal clear, my glasses were fogged, toes were cold, and there was a smile on my face.

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    Shhhhh.

    Don't tell anybody but.....................I've been commuting by pick-up truck this week. It's got stereo music, a really good lighting system, and HEAT!!!!!

    Just please, don't let those people on Bike Forums know that I sometimes drive.

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    I might have walked the 1K to the train. Heck, down to my mailbox and back is nearly 1K.
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    [QUOTE=Cone Wrench;12124318]Minus 28C this morning.
    One Kilometre bike ride to train station.Face hurt.A lot.[/QUOTE]

    Please look in a mirror.
    I think your face fell off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    I might have walked the 1K to the train. Heck, down to my mailbox and back is nearly 1K.
    I cut things pretty close, time-wise, in the morning. A bike sprint is much quicker than a foot sprint with a back on my back.

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    It was -22F when I left work this morning, my glasses and my goggles frosted up, thumbs were a little chilled. I nwas sweating nicely when I got home. My wife was surprised that I wasn't cold. She said that she was cold driving.
    I told her that I notice the cold more when I have to drive.
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    Oooh yeah, that's cold! You guys sure are tough!!
    Maybe a neoprene face mask would help?
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    It was 55F here yesterday, same today. No rain for the past four days. No rain predicted for the next ten days. Last year we skipped Spring. This year we are skipping Winter. Although it's not like we get a real winter in the worst of years. I don't think I could handle any of that 0F stuff you folks get.

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    I didn't ride today, but I rode about four miles yesterday. Actually, today doesn't seem so bad, because we don't have our usual wind. It was about 6ºF this morning. That's unusual for this area. I took the dogs for a nice walk in the morning, and it was nice. It's the wind that kills me.
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    My commute was minus 1 degree F for 14 miles, but that is really no big deal compared to many of the posts on several of the threads I read today. If I may veer slightly obliquely to the topic though, I'm sure many of the readers recognize the thread title as a popular song, a favorite of mine, about a romantic winter tête-à-tête sung as “a conversation between a female and a male, marked as "mouse" and "wolf" on the printed score.” (Wikipedia)

    It just so happened that last week I came upon a video from the movie, Neptune’s Daughter (1949), that introduced the tune. The video is a novelty version of that song in which the roles of mouse and wolf are reversed between the sexes. I’ve watched it a few times, it’s so well done, IMO:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    Shhhhh.

    Don't tell anybody but.....................I've been commuting by pick-up truck this week. It's got stereo music, a really good lighting system, and HEAT!!!!!

    Just please, don't let those people on Bike Forums know that I sometimes drive.
    Your secret is safe with me. Up in Saranac it was -36 this morning, Where I am it was -14 - barely got out of the dumpster all day. I wonder if Carbon Fiber shatters at this temperature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
    .. . . . If I may veer slightly obliquely to the topic though, I'm sure many of the readers recognize the thread title as a popular song, a favorite of mine

    My oldest daughter is singing here in my favorite version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
    My commute was minus 1 degree F for 14 miles, but that is really no big deal compared to many of the posts on several of the threads I read today. If I may veer slightly obliquely to the topic though, I'm sure many of the readers recognize the thread title as a popular song, a favorite of mine, about a romantic winter tête-à-tête sung as “a conversation between a female and a male, marked as "mouse" and "wolf" on the printed score.” (Wikipedia)

    It just so happened that last week I came upon a video from the movie, Neptune’s Daughter (1949), that introduced the tune. The video is a novelty version of that song in which the roles of mouse and wolf are reversed between the sexes. I’ve watched it a few times, it’s so well done, IMO:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHYqKEAehPU
    Odd... I caught myself singing this song to myself at least four times today, in the roles of both the wolf and the mouse. Perhaps it had something to do with the weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bare Feet View Post
    My oldest daughter is singing here in my favorite version

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2GyOWDXIiE
    Pretty girl. But then...look who her mother is.

    Is she still singing these days?

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    It was in the low 40s here this morning. Brrrrrrr to Cajuns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Wrench View Post
    Minus 28C this morning.
    So what is that in REAL temperature? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Pretty girl. But then...look who her mother is.

    Is she still singing these days?
    Thanks Louis. She's in college and just sings for pleasure. She tried out for an a capella group her freshman year and didn't make it. Now she's so busy there, I don't know if she thinks of it anymore.

    (btw, hope you're doing better.)

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    A chilly ride last week (jan 2011)

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    [QUOTE=Bare Feet; Oooh yeah, that's cold! ...QUOTE]

    Yeah, but its a dry cold!

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    [QUOTE=rck;12130151]
    Quote Originally Posted by Bare Feet; Oooh yeah, that's cold! ...QUOTE

    Yeah, but its a dry cold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bare Feet View Post
    Thanks Louis. She's in college and just sings for pleasure. She tried out for an a capella group her freshman year and didn't make it. Now she's so busy there, I don't know if she thinks of it anymore.

    (btw, hope you're doing better.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbasher View Post
    So what is that in REAL temperature? LOL
    -18.4 F. Doesn't feel any warmer.

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    That's almost impossible for me to grasp. I've never been in temperatures below about -2C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbasher View Post
    So what is that in REAL temperature? LOL
    Hth:

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