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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asok View Post
    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.

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    1) Check weather
    2) Dress appropriately
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    I have never gotten frostbite in April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    1) Check weather
    2) Dress appropriately
    Doing neither would make you an idiot.
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    It's been so below average I am getting sick of hearing myself complain about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Discuss what?
    Me being an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    1) Check weather. Done
    2) Dress appropriately Failure
    Batting .500 on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asok View Post

    I am an idiot.

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    Yes.

    Was like 90 here, whats to discuss.

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    Damn global warming!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohman View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbyrocks12345 View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    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.

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    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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