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    Rough Atlanta winter.

    I do not know what the temp was today when I rode but it felt like early summer. Apparently some pacific air came through with the winds and brought some terrible winter weather.

    I was sweating before even beginning my ride.
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    Sounds pretty rough

    3:00 PM, Light Snow, 17 F, snowy bike.

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    Yep! I was in the Cohutta Wilderness hiking in a T-shirt (yes....I had pants on too )

    I believe it was in the low 70's today....we'll pay for this later
    For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of of thing they like.

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    Today St. Looey has winter back. New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and January 2 were all spring-like. Got in a ride with some friends on the 1st and a solo ride in shorts and short-sleeve jersey yesterday. If I weren't convinced this weather is a manifestation of global warming, I'd be completely happy about it.
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    Global warming? I thought it was just due to the recent wind patterns and where the air originated.

    So when the wind changes and we get a blast of freezing air from Canada can I call it the next Ice Age?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDaBikinMan
    So when the wind changes and we get a blast of freezing air from Canada can I call it the next Ice Age?
    Sure Sam....so can I send you some of that freezing air now?

    http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/fo...tml?yyc&unit=i
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    I'd actually like a bit of winter and some snow to go camping and hiking in. It is a special treat to me. But I don't want to shovel my car outta a snow bank to drive to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDaBikinMan
    I'd actually like a bit of winter and some snow to go camping and hiking in. It is a special treat to me. But I don't want to shovel my car outta a snow bank to drive to work.
    Yeah, I like "a bit of winter" too but when the daytime high is -15F with a windchill of -30F, well it's just too damn cold to do much of anything. Nothing mechanical works well and no matter how many layers one dresses in, even to the point of looking like the Michelin Man, it's impossible to stay warm for any length of time. I wish very much for a little bit of warm pacific air and more snow so I can go skiing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDaBikinMan
    I do not know what the temp was today when I rode but it felt like early summer. Apparently some pacific air came through with the winds and brought some terrible winter weather.

    I was sweating before even beginning my ride.
    Sam, I plan to be in Atl in the next couple of weeks with my bike.
    Where are some good places to ride. (road bike)

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    Sam, it's suppose to be warm again today, maybe 69-70 degrees. I'll be doing my usual ride. May even wear a s/s jersey.


    According to the Weather Channel we'll get back to the usual temperatures by mid-week.
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    Sam and I (and a few others) ride around Stone Mountain alot.
    Let us know what part of town you'll be in and time of day you can ride and we can give you more/better information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 ***
    Sam, I plan to be in Atl in the next couple of weeks with my bike.
    Where are some good places to ride. (road bike)
    Come on! Let us know the itenerary and plans for riding and we can try to suggest some places or maybe even ride with you.
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    Us northerners have thick blood, if we sweat 12 months of the year we get too dehydrated. I don't know how you all stand that unremitting heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Beetham Smith
    I don't know how you all stand that unremitting heat.
    The heat is over. It was 16F (-9C) this morning.
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    This is treasonous..Regarding bike commuting to work..I commute for PM shift and ride back..Work is another 15 miles inland making the early AM chill even chiller than where I live, nearer the coast.
    At work, lately at 6:30 AM, We have actually had to let the motor run to warm up the car and disipate the iced over dew. Guess, our auto stores have ice scrappers...? Maybe over there, it was near 30 degrees.That is below freezing..That is a chilly commute. Guess, that is why oranges are not as prolific over there...
    Last month has had some pretty chilly nights...Do I want to commute when it is below 40..I thought low 40's was pretty cold...But 30's..? .I might delay my work commute until the night time temp's return to the mid-40's, where we expect them to be...

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    What a way to treat a bike..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn Mike
    3:00 PM, Light Snow, 17 F, snowy bike.
    I do not like it when i cover my drive train with moisture and mud..Live in a semi-desert that is rarely a problem.
    But snow...My bike would be in shock..Think it would be taking a rest in the garage, I fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDaBikinMan
    Come on! Let us know the itenerary and plans for riding and we can try to suggest some places or maybe even ride with you.

    Will get to Atl tue night.
    Depart Sat.
    Plan to have 2 days to ride. Not sure which 2 yet.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 ***
    Will get to Atl tue night.
    Depart Sat.
    Plan to have 2 days to ride. Not sure which 2 yet.

    Thanks

    6 ***
    Keep us posted. Weekdays are good for me to ride with my daughter at Stone mountain or Silver comet rail trail if the temps are about 40 or above.
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