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Old 03-19-06, 05:44 PM   #1
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It was sooooo cold ......

....that on yesterday's ride, my powerbar froze solid. I had to warm it up between my hands to take a bite. (turth btw)

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Old 03-20-06, 09:51 AM   #2
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. . . that I had to warm my bic in my armpit to get it to light. When it did, I had to thaw out the flame.
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Old 03-20-06, 11:35 AM   #3
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.....That my lycra shattered when I stood up to climb a hill.
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... That my shadow froze to the ground when I was doing a trackstand at the intersection.
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Old 03-20-06, 12:30 PM   #5
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I was doing some late night riding on a lake one night, and we stopped to drink some beers. Set one down on the ice for a min or two, and it had frozen by the time my buddy went to drink it. Good thing that we didn't have any of the bottles freeze to our lips...

At least we knew we wouldn't be falling through any thin ice
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Old 03-20-06, 03:17 PM   #6
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I didn't even have to shave my legs - the hair just froze and fell off!
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Old 03-20-06, 05:35 PM   #7
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I wrote about the story of one of my coldest rides here:

February Century

Scroll down a bit to get to my story.
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I live in Massachusetts. We've had about 10 straight days of windy and cold. I can't take much more of this.
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Old 03-20-06, 11:56 PM   #9
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........that one day the plastic camera bracket (that worked great in the warm weather) on my handlebars broke and tossed my camera on the ground. It ruined the camera.
I bought another camera on ebay. The camera did not exist, I got ripped off for $450. The cops estimate the guy made a million bucks before getting shut off. Then I bought another camera locally.
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I live in Massachusetts. We've had about 10 straight days of windy and cold. I can't take much more of this.
Try 3 months of it.Then you find out why you don't like power bars as the only place to get them soft is inside the lycra- preferably being sat on.Improves the taste, but still Cr*p
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You know the really nasty smell as the dust burns off when you first turn on a heater? Well it was so cold yesterday, I had to smell that smell
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...That my heart rate monitor stopped working. I thought I was dead; went to wipe tears of sorrow from my eyes and my hand froze to my face. The cars going by thought I was making a vulgar gesture and blew their horns at me as they tried to nudge me off the side of the road. They couldn't run me off the road because my tires were frozen to the pavement. Tried to dismount, but cleats were frozen to the pedals. It was cold!
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that I saw a chicken with a cape-on.
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... I had to take my brass monkey to the urologist.

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Old 03-22-06, 09:54 AM   #16
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I saw a bee with a yellow jacket.
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I live in Massachusetts. We've had about 10 straight days of windy and cold. I can't take much more of this.
Hey neighbor. Are we close to each other?
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it was so cold (and windy) yesterday and the day before that i didn't even ride! i was a TOTAL wimp!
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