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Old 02-20-12, 12:01 PM   #1
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Weather conspiracy?

Here we go again. I had a 4 day weekend it is cold again today. I did get a ride in on Friday, it was decent weather on Saturday too but I had other things I needed to do.

It turned colder Sunday and is cold again today (only 38F). Call me a wimp but it has to be above 40F before I go out unless there is something special planned then I ride to maybe 32F.

And I look at the weather forecast and what do I find? 48F and sunny (depending on what weather service you look at) tomorrow, but I need to go to work !

OK rain the rest of the week after that but that leads into the weekend with colder temperatures. Then look warm again on Monday but I will be back at work! Is this some kind of conspiracy?
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Old 02-20-12, 06:12 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-12, 06:56 PM   #3
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i will not call you a wimp. i will say, if you have the right gear, you can ride in rainy weather and snowy cold weather and be quite warm and comfy. comes a time you gotta say "F" the weather and ride despite it.
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Old 02-20-12, 07:42 PM   #4
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I rode today anyway. It was 38 degrees, and it was windy has heck, but I was dying to get some miles in. I'm glad did it.
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Old 02-20-12, 08:16 PM   #5
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Same here I rode. The thermometer nudged over 40F and I went out. I had to get out I was getting cabin fever. It was actually kind of pleasant. Not too bad once I got moving. The downhills are always a bear.
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Old 02-20-12, 10:45 PM   #6
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This winter has been great. I've got over 350 miles in this year so far commuting. I can't ever remember having more miles on my bike than my plow truck in Jan/Feb.
18 deg this AM when I left so I actually threw on another shirt over the base layer and under the jacket. Pretty soon I'm hoping to ditch the hiking boots. This has been the first week I haven't needed the lights to see in in the AM or PM.
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Old 02-21-12, 08:03 AM   #7
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New England has had a ridiculously mild winter so far which has been great for riding. Most days get into the low-mid 40s and there's been very little or no snow. I've been able to ride as much as I do in the warmer seasons.
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