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Old 12-08-09, 01:00 PM   #1
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You know it's cold when...

You come back from a morning ride and can't feel some of your fingers. That is with Craft Siberian gloves, and smart wool liners. On a bright side Craft booties and 3D arm warmers kept my feet and arms if not warm at least not freezing. I swear I am rolling Craft add. lol

P.S. Black ice on Foothill was an interesting experience.
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You know it's cold when your water bottle is frozen solid after 1 hour of riding.

24 F here in the Valley this morning. Feeling is finally back in my toes. And I discovered an awesome new fredcessory... ski goggles.
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Old 12-08-09, 01:22 PM   #3
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You know it's cold when your water bottle is frozen solid after 1 hour of riding.

24 F here in the Valley this morning. Feeling is finally back in my toes. And I discovered an awesome new fredcessory... ski goggles.
That is hard core! Next time maybe stick it in the microwave for a minute before you head out?
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This morning I was happy that I bike commute. While I had to bundle up a bit more than usual, my car was covered in a thick-for-California sheet of ice. I should have given a tug on the door handle to see if it'd even open.
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24 F here in the Valley this morning. Feeling is finally back in my toes. And I discovered an awesome new fredcessory... ski goggles.
Probably 3 degrees warmer @ 200'. I still had a tear almost freeze on my face...
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Old 12-08-09, 01:40 PM   #6
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And I discovered an awesome new fredcessory... ski goggles.
I have some amber lense ski goggles that I use while up in Reno for the long descents. Perhaps I can break them out here for HW 9 the next time.
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You know it's cold when your water bottle is frozen solid after 1 hour of riding.

24 F here in the Valley this morning. Feeling is finally back in my toes. And I discovered an awesome new fredcessory... ski goggles.
I wore them last winter when I visited NorCal and rode near San Anselmo. I think I just might get them out again. It's ski season anyway.
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Old 12-08-09, 02:12 PM   #8
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That is hard core! Next time maybe stick it in the microwave for a minute before you head out?
I normally fill my bottle up with chilled water. Meant to mix in a little hot water this time but forgot. So the water was already cold to beign with.

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Probably 3 degrees warmer @ 200'. I still had a tear almost freeze on my face...
Yeah I wanted to avoid the tears. The goggles worked great. Made the ride a lot more pleasant. I felt like a total dork but I was also the only one out there riding so....
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It sure was cold this morning. I eventually warmed up, but my ears didn't. I ended up buying a skull cap on today's ride. That helped a LOT.
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I've been doing 3 winters with a head band. Works great, until about 40. And I used to have a little more hair (0.125-0.5"). Now that I shave my head a couple times a week, I'm using a skinny stocking skull cap till I find a nicer one... The top of my head'll hurt after about 5 minutes
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Old 12-08-09, 06:37 PM   #11
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Just got back, when the sun goes behind the clouds it gets cold. I need some shoe covers, maybe for Christmas, I've already been warned about buying stuff before then...
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You know it is cold when...
I got stopped at chain control outside Auburn.
Why didn't I stay in bed and read the newspaper with a hot cup of coffee?
What am I missing here? I'm way too old not to know better
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Heck, I thought my toes were going to fall off after my ride on Sunday morning and it was, what, 10-15 degrees warmer on that morning than it was this morning. Call me wimpy, but until I get better protection for my feet, I'll sit it out for a few days. My toes actually still hurt.
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Just got back, when the sun goes behind the clouds it gets cold. I need some shoe covers, maybe for Christmas, I've already been warned about buying stuff before then...
There are up sides to being single. No warnings. lol
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Old 12-08-09, 07:51 PM   #15
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Heck, I thought my toes were going to fall off after my ride on Sunday morning and it was, what, 10-15 degrees warmer on that morning than it was this morning. Call me wimpy, but until I get better protection for my feet, I'll sit it out for a few days. My toes actually still hurt.
Substitute fingers for toes and that is how I felt today. I have to say the craft booties are not too bad.
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Substitute fingers for toes and that is how I felt today. I have to say the craft booties are not too bad.
My fingers were actually quite toasty in Giro Ambients, but if you were wearing Craft Siberians AND inserts this morning and your fingers will still that cold, well, that makes me feel that much better staying in bed. Definitely going to have to look into booties. My toe covers did absolutely nothing for me.
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Today I used PI booties and wore my wool snowboard socks. Tomorrow it will be booties, wool socks, and toe warmers.

Snowboard gloves kept my fingers toasty.
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Even though I generally get warmed up after the first couple miles, fingertips were feeling numb after a couple miles... that and the fact that every single car that I saw on the road had snow on the roof didn't make me feel any warmer
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So I tried my snowboard gloves with wool liners..... I still lost feeling in my fingers. Also my toes got cold even with booties. It might have been colder this morning they yesterday. I also had a bit of a hard time breathing on descent to Woodside area. Not sure I will be riding in this cold again, wasn't an all to fun 2 hour ride. So some commuters mainly on the way back. Crazy people. I took my motorcycle to work and cranked up the temps on my heated liner jacket.
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With 4 kids, it's cheaper to keep her at this point
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With 4 kids, it's cheaper to keep her at this point

Anyway I looked at THE DATA. The average temperature on Tuesday was 2.6 C, and today it was 1.2 C, with major parts of the ride below freezing. Oh yeah my nick is well justified.
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I know it's cold when, after suiting up for my pre-dawn commute, I can hardly bend.
Beanie cap, buff, my head made out just fine.
Glove liners and ski-type gloves and my finders and toes were still cold.
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My attire the last two mornings has been a balaclava covered with a wool neck gaiter and wool sock cap, leaving only my eyes uncovered (and breathing through my mouth to keep my glasses unfogged), then a long-sleeve wool undershirt, a light sweater, a leather jacket and leather gloves. From the waist down it's standard jeans, knee-high wool socks and canvas shoes (clips and straps for the win! ).

Bundling up is fun.
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You know it's cold when you get 30 miles away from home and say to yourself "shi#! It's really too cold to be out riding."

Beautiful day yesterday. Roped in almost 60 miles. I don't think I've done more than 40 since that road race in August. However, I actually stopped halfway (above) for about 30 minutes and ate/enjoyed the delta view, rather than my usual everything on-the-go hammerfest usual self. It was odd to have a leisure ride. I need to knock this crap off immediately.
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