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    no longer a winter wimp

    OK, so I broke my thumb in the fall and it took a while to get back up to speed and then it got cold and I was a wimp about it and stopped riding. But February in NYC has been unseasonably warm (40's and 50's) so on Sunday I went for it, with a wicking jersey, warm layer and a windbreaker. I was actually a tad warm. It was 43 and sunny but crisp. I actually enjoyed it more than a hot summer ride. I feel like a dummy for all those missed opportunities during the recent thaws.
    Back in the saddle! Whoo hoo.

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    that is cool, ive been riding outside for the pas few weeks too in the snow. But if it was 43 degrees here I would be out in shorts and a T-shirt

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    I've been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, too, here. But, not really for riding. When I get outside on the weekends, it always seems to get cold. Then, during the week when I ride indoors, it gets so warm! It's not fair I tell you!
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    Yeah I am thinking shorts might just be a good idea. We have had zilch precip this winter, we're in a drought. Snow and ice are not an issue. The Northeast? Doesn't feel like it.

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    Originally posted by Palafo
    I was actually a tad warm. It was 43 and sunny but crisp. I actually enjoyed it more than a hot summer ride. Back in the saddle! Whoo hoo.
    That's exactly how I feel! Give me a cool day to ride and I warm up just perfectly.

    If it gets even chillier, I'm still a happy sweat-hog, just so I have a dry change with me in case I have to change a flat.

    No worries

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    I like riding in winter and indeed managed to do it most days up to Christmas, but since then a combination of very bad winds, heavy rain or ice has knocked me back to once or twice a week commute.

    This morning was typical, not a breath of air, but a typically soft cold Scottish rain which even with Gore would have seen me cold and soaked in less than a mile. I took the bus.!
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    Originally posted by chewa
    I like riding in winter and indeed managed to do it most days up to Christmas, but since then a combination of very bad winds, heavy rain or ice has knocked me back to once or twice a week commute.

    This morning was typical, not a breath of air, but a typically soft cold Scottish rain which even with Gore would have seen me cold and soaked in less than a mile. I took the bus.!
    The weather's not been as bad down here but I'm down to two or three a week compared to four or even five before Christmas, but rather than waking to and fro to the stations I tend to ride now, which at least gets four miles a day in.

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    What's winter?
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
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    Chris!

    Winters when you pay Mega-bucks for a new bike a month ago , but the weather is so appaling you don`t get out to ride it (gggrrrrhhhhhh)

    enjoy the sun, errrr whats that?

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by willic
    Winters when you pay Mega-bucks for a new bike a month ago , but the weather is so appaling you don`t get out to ride it (gggrrrrhhhhhh)
    You mean there is actually weather bad enough to make people stop riding? The only thing that stops me around here is bushfire smoke.
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    It was record breaking warm today- 11 C or 50 F. At the end of February. I actually saw a couple of guys out on their bikes today and I thought hmmmm.....but it was really windy and the wind was blowing dust and grit everywhere and I thought naaah. I can wait until things improve. I've also been feeling not exactly 100% these days, so I'll just wait.

    Anyways this idiotically nice weather won't last- this week it's supposed to get back to normal horrible early-March weather. In fact, we're supposed to have snow on saturday.
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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    It was 72║ F in Kansas City Sunday afternoon, the temperature then dropped 40 degrees F. in about 12 hours, and today at NOON it was 16║ F with a wind-chill of ZERO F.

    And traces of snow.

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