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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    30 mile Fort Wayne Death March!

    All I can say was IT WAS COLD!!!!!!!!

    I was in Fort Wayne for the weekend for a wedding and did a 30 mile ride with my aunt before the wedding.

    Wind 15-25 mph, temp 26F, wind chill was 13.3, not allowing for our speed into it, factor that in and you get a windchill at our max speed DH into the wind of 36.5 and you get this!

    36.5 + 25= 61.5 mph combined total between wind and us

    This translated to a wind chill of 7.2F! Yikes! No wonder my knees hurt and I got a headache from Hades!

    It was truly a death march with an average speed of 18-20 mph. I wasn't really prepared for the weather, I've lost a lot of weight this year and I found out I can't handle the cold as well, less insulation! We held this pace trying to keep warm and found out that yes, we burned energy and stayed warmer than riding slower, but the caloric output was incredible, burning 4700 calories according to the calculator I used!

    I would have gotten pics, but my camera batteries froze!
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    LOL....Florida was not quite as cold, but I got a rude suprise this morning. I was spending the weekend at my grandfather's house, and they have a nice trail up there. I took my bike and went out to ride this morning. I was by myself, but was hoping to work on some speed.

    Well, where my grandfather lives (about 60 miles north of me) is typically a bit cooler than where I live. On top of that it was supposed to be a cold morning. I didn't watch weather and had no clue. I went out with no extra layers and froze my gazoobers off. I only made it about 7 miles out before I was so cold I had to turn around.

    I was totally pissed because I was really siked for a good ride today, and ended up wimping out. My feet were numb.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    LOL....Florida was not quite as cold, but I got a rude suprise this morning. I was spending the weekend at my grandfather's house, and they have a nice trail up there. I took my bike and went out to ride this morning. I was by myself, but was hoping to work on some speed.

    Well, where my grandfather lives (about 60 miles north of me) is typically a bit cooler than where I live. On top of that it was supposed to be a cold morning. I didn't watch weather and had no clue. I went out with no extra layers and froze my gazoobers off. I only made it about 7 miles out before I was so cold I had to turn around.

    I was totally pissed because I was really siked for a good ride today, and ended up wimping out. My feet were numb.
    It wasn't just my feet that were numb!
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