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asok 04-15-13 07:00 PM

Frostbite in April
 
Title just about says it all. I managed to give myself frostbite on a 30 mile ride in April.

I am an idiot.

Discuss.

LowCel 04-15-13 07:04 PM

Discuss what?

Gluteus 04-15-13 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asok (Post 15514456)
Title just about says it all. I managed to give myself frostbite on a 30 mile ride in April.

I am an idiot.

Discuss.


Agree.

Homebrew01 04-15-13 07:23 PM

1) Check weather
2) Dress appropriately

Velo Vol 04-15-13 07:26 PM

I have never gotten frostbite in April.

Pirkaus 04-15-13 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homebrew01 (Post 15514537)
1) Check weather
2) Dress appropriately

Doing neither would make you an idiot.:)
Pirk

Nick Bain 04-15-13 07:38 PM

It's been so below average I am getting sick of hearing myself complain about it.

asok 04-15-13 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15514468)
Discuss what?

Me being an idiot.

asok 04-15-13 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homebrew01 (Post 15514537)
1) Check weather. Done
2) Dress appropriately Failure

Batting .500 on this one.

asok 04-15-13 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick Bain (Post 15514601)
It's been so below average I am getting sick of hearing myself complain about it.

You are in Minnesota. At least is is cold there. When I got back it was 52 degrees and sunny.

robbyrocks12345 04-15-13 08:36 PM

I don't mind cold, I can man up and put on more clothes, but it has been raining for 2 weeks straight here in Michigan, and it's windy. All I want is one warm, sunny, wind-free day.

mac4095 04-15-13 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asok (Post 15514456)

I am an idiot.

Discuss.

Yes.

Was like 90 here, whats to discuss.

rooftest 04-15-13 11:51 PM

Damn global warming!

ricohman 04-16-13 07:24 AM

I haven't even ridden outside yet. It was -18 this morning. And the roads are covered in inches of ice.
With the wind blowing its more like -26. Way to cold for any "winter gear" that you southern guys wear.

redbike72 04-16-13 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ricohman (Post 15515980)
I haven't even ridden outside yet. It was -18 this morning. And the roads are covered in inches of ice.
With the wind blowing its more like -26. Way to cold for any "winter gear" that you southern guys wear.

There is an upside to this weather though.... the mosquitos are slower and easier to smack.

RT 04-16-13 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyrocks12345 (Post 15514884)
I don't mind cold, I can man up and put on more clothes, but it has been raining for 2 weeks straight here in Michigan, and it's windy. All I want is one warm, sunny, wind-free day.

Amen my righteous brother - same here in Colorado Springs, a little less rain, more freezing fog. What a waste April is. I am boycotting April. April sucks. If I had a frame pump, I would insert it in April's spokes on the group ride.

MikeyBoyAz 04-16-13 08:32 AM

On an evening ride [in December] I decided (after checking the weather and dressing appropriately) to take a ride. It turns out the weather prediction was 10+ degrees wrong and, when at the top of the major hill I realized it had dropped into the low 20s, I knew I was in trouble. I lost feeling in my legs and hands and limped home. The bath afterwards was like bathing in fire; needless to say: I will never trust weather.com for forecasting ever again.

Homebrew01 04-16-13 08:44 AM

I always overdress a bit. Much easier to unzip to cool off if needed, then to try and warm up. I sometimes bring lighter gloves so I can switch mid-ride if I want.

Jaymadd 04-16-13 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homebrew01 (Post 15516299)
I always overdress a bit. Much easier to unzip to cool off if needed, then to try and warm up. I sometimes bring lighter gloves so I can switch mid-ride if I want.

+1
Good advice.

joe_5700 04-16-13 11:05 AM

Did RR in mid March and water bottle froze to slush making it undrinkable about halfway through the race. This happened with room temp water/sports drink st the start... Finger tips and toes got a little chilly near the end. Despite all this I cannot wait to do the same RR in 2014. Riding in April or any time with cold temps doesn't make you an idiot. Not wearing proper gloves, layers, socks, shoe covers etc. makes you an idiot.


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