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Old 01-06-04, 01:37 PM   #1
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Now I know....

What a MINUS 22 DEGREE windchill feels like.


My bike will be on blocks for 2 weeks.
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Old 01-06-04, 02:25 PM   #2
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Yep, today was a day a of reckoning in the Great Lakes States.

I reckon, I won't ride for a few weeks too.
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Old 01-06-04, 08:19 PM   #3
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Yep, today was a day a of reckoning in the Great Lakes States.

I reckon, I won't ride for a few weeks too.

It was definately a cold that made me uncomfortable. I still went riding though.
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Old 01-06-04, 09:08 PM   #4
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It was -10oC here,-20oC with the windchill and it's only going to get worse.I'm going to try to get a RaceFace Aquanot jacket.I need some better gloves too.
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Actually if you dress in layers, with a good base for wicking, a wool sweater and a windshirt that you can vent (ie: zippers in the armpits). You can remain rather toasty. A balakava over the face and some shop glasses/goggles for your eyes, layer gloves or mits, bike shorts long johns and fleece lined tights for the legs, and you make out really well. Oh, I also ride in a cheap pair of Sorrels. I have discovered chemical toe warmers that really did the trick today on the way into work. Give it a shot, you'll enjoy it!
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Old 01-07-04, 02:52 PM   #6
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Posts: 2,118 It got down to about 16 yesterday with windchill at 5-6 and people here are afraid to step outside. I keep telling them not to dwell on it and they'll be fine.

Naisme is right. If you can stop the wind from getting to your skin and you have something to wick moisture away from your body (like Underarmor) before it evaporates, you stay much warmer. As long as your active while outside to keep generating body heat, you should be fine. A close fitting long sleeve T-shirt and a light windbreaker were enough for me to walk the mile to the store and back yesterday. Of course, accounting for wind chills it was effectively 28 degrees warmer than -22.
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