Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-14-14, 09:54 PM   #1
dkyser
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes: Specialized AWOL. Trek Boone
Posts: 249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
At What Temp Do You Stop / Start Riding?

I know some ride all year long and have the clothing for it.
I am anxious to get out riding after a long break, but the last few weeks its been way below zero with lots of wind.
This week will climb to the mid to upper thirties. thinking I may get out finally.

Curious to know at what temp most of you switch to walking or indoor.
dkyser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-14, 11:24 AM   #2
CanadianBiker32
Senior Member
 
CanadianBiker32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Bikes: Maxim, Rocky Mountain, Argon 18, Cervelo S2 Team
Posts: 697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
I have ridden in -35C here in Ontario, Canada. So i made cycling 4 seasons these days
CanadianBiker32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-14, 11:32 AM   #3
koolerb
Senior Member
 
koolerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: Giant Defy 1, and some others
Posts: 891
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As soon as they start salting the crap out of the roads.
koolerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-14, 12:01 PM   #4
BenPS
will stop for donuts
 
BenPS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
It's not so much temp related, as the 2 feet of snow on the trails. Once it's ride-able, I'll ride.
BenPS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-14, 12:25 PM   #5
rebel1916
Senior Member
 
rebel1916's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 2,992
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If conditions are otherwise good, mid to upper 30's
rebel1916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-14, 03:46 PM   #6
deerfly
Senior Member
 
deerfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Coastal Maine
Bikes: 2012 Marin Rock Springs, 2012 Trek 8.3 DS, 2013 Cannondale Quick SL2
Posts: 109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenPS View Post
It's not so much temp related, as the 2 feet of snow on the trails. Once it's ride-able, I'll ride.
I can relate. I just picked up a new MTB a month ago and all I've been able to do is adjust the derailleurs and seat height. Snowing again today.....
deerfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-14, 02:56 AM   #7
fishymamba
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SoCal T.O.
Bikes: CAAD9-6, 13' Dawes Haymaker 1500
Posts: 2,173
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
High 40s - Mid 50s. I have been spoiled by SoCal weather.

As for high temps, I stop enjoying rides after ~95F. I might start riding more road when the weather starts heating up, at least you get more air blowing over you.
fishymamba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-14, 06:45 AM   #8
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b
Posts: 4,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I ride in all temps here. Our winters get to about -5 deg cel. in the mountains during the day, and about 3 deg cel. in the city for commuting. The snow on my commutes gets to only about 5cm at the most, and in the mountains, we just don't climb as high. We stop at about 10cm deep, and turn around.

giantcfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-14, 07:41 AM   #9
RoadTire 
Senior Member
 
RoadTire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Minnesota
Bikes: '09 Trek 2.1 * '75 Sekine * 2010 Raleigh Talus 8.0 * '90 Giant Mtb * Raleigh M20 * Fuji Nevada mtb
Posts: 1,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Roadbikes the low limit is about 40 deg because high speed wind is just plain cold. Winter snow biking so far this year the low limit is about 10 deg to be comfortable and safe.
__________________
FB4K - Every October we wrench on donated bikes. Every December, a few thousand kids get bikes for Christmas. For many, it is their first bike, ever. Every bike, new and used, was donated, built, cleaned and repaired. Check us out on FaceBook: FB4K.

Disclaimer: 99% of what I know about cycling I learned on BF. That would make, ummm, 1% experience. And a lot of posts.
RoadTire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-14, 02:30 PM   #10
Ghazmh
Senior Member
 
Ghazmh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Waltham Ma
Bikes: 2016 Soma Smoothie 2015 Cervelo R3 2013 Trek Madone 2.3, 2014 Trek 520, 2006 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 303
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
35*
Ghazmh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-14, 01:23 AM   #11
Canker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 821
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
I've done down in the teens but I really don't like to go much below the mid 20s. I don't have winter riding shoes and my feet just can't take it. Think next year I may just switch to flats for winter. I'm really starting to get burnt out of this winter. It is either freezing, muddy, or way to often both this year. Suppose to hit the mid 50s this Saturday and I'm really looking forward to that.
Canker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-14, 11:31 PM   #12
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Stop?
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 05:17 AM   #13
dkyser
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes: Specialized AWOL. Trek Boone
Posts: 249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Stop?
Stop when it gets to cold or hot.
Here in the great white north, the heat does not usually become a factor, but am sure some places it does.
dkyser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 05:23 AM   #14
chewa
The Flying Scot
 
chewa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North Queensferry Scotland and London (and France)
Bikes: Custom (Colin Laing) 531c fast tourer/audax, 1964 Flying Scot Continental, 1995 Cinelli Supercorsa, Holdsworth Mistral single speed, Dahon Speed 6 (folder), Micmo Sirocco and a few more
Posts: 1,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As long as it's not black ice, I'll ride throughout the year.

I bought an MTB this year just to minimise the damage incurred to my road bikes caused by winter riding
__________________
plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

1985 Sandy Gilchrist-Colin Laing built 531c Audax/fast tourer.
1964 Flying Scot Continental (531)
1995 Cinelli Supercorsa (Columbus SLX)
1980s Holdsworth Mistral fixed (531)
2005 Dahon Speed 6 (folder)
(YES I LIKE STEEL)
2008 Viking Saratoga tandem
2008 Micmo Sirocco Hybrid (aluminium!)
2012 BTwin Rockrider 8.1
chewa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 07:26 AM   #15
bbbean 
Senior Member
 
bbbean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Missouri
Bikes: Giant Propel, Cannondale SuperX, Univega Alpina Ultima
Posts: 1,443
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Coldest ride this year was a time trial at 18 deg, but typically, it's the trainer below the mid 20s unless the sun is out and the wind is still.
__________________
www.beancotton.com
Formerly fastest rider in the grupetto, currently slowest guy in the peloton

bbbean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 08:11 AM   #16
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkyser View Post
Stop when it gets to cold or hot.
Here in the great white north, the heat does not usually become a factor, but am sure some places it does.
Frozen tundra of nj here.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 11:49 AM   #17
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 20,436
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 656 Post(s)
My Nokian studded tires are 26x1.9" . and so when its Icy-cold thats when I take it Out.

I have a spare bike all set up now..
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 12:08 PM   #18
Carloswithac
Certifiably crazy!
 
Carloswithac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: Felt Z5, Edict 9
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't mind the cold, it's the wind chill. I'd say mid 30s in SoCal.
Carloswithac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 12:13 PM   #19
deerfly
Senior Member
 
deerfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Coastal Maine
Bikes: 2012 Marin Rock Springs, 2012 Trek 8.3 DS, 2013 Cannondale Quick SL2
Posts: 109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
giantcfr1:
"I ride in all temps here. Our winters get to about -5 deg cel. in the mountains during the day, and about 3 deg cel. in the city for commuting. The snow on my commutes gets to only about 5cm at the most, and in the mountains, we just don't climb as high. We stop at about 10cm deep, and turn around."

That's funny, I wish we only had to worry about 10 cm's.
Here is a shot from the end of my driveway this morning. Without snow, the lawn is at the same level as the pavement. needless to say, it will be a little bit before the bikes come out.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg Snow.jpg (97.9 KB, 8 views)

Last edited by deerfly; 02-19-14 at 12:18 PM.
deerfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 08:40 PM   #20
billnuke1
Senior Member
 
billnuke1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: the "Cape"
Bikes: Hundreds! No longer "Hundreds". Sold a bunch. Traded a bunch.
Posts: 595
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
We used to ride our motorcycles all winter, too! Coldest was around 14*! The wind chill factor was way south of 0*! Jaw muscles and fore arms stiff for a week after that ride!
I had to kick the ol' Gary Fisher out the ice Monday! Wicked ride!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 001 (765x1024).jpg (85.9 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg 003 (480x640).jpg (34.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg 006 (1024x765).jpg (97.9 KB, 8 views)
billnuke1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:10 PM.