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dalava 11-14-13 11:17 AM

Winter is coming...
 
This morning on my commute, my Garmin 510 showed 25.4 degrees F.

The good, there weren't much wind and it was very nice and crisp air, and I had a section of the W&OD trail all to myself.

The bad, the Winter is coming.

WC89 11-14-13 11:26 AM

Don't worry, in just 5 wks, the days will begin to lengthen little by little:D

TrojanHorse 11-14-13 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by WC89 (Post 16246410)
Don't worry, in just 5 wks, the days will begin to lengthen little by little:D

Would you believe I'm already looking forward to it?

Homebrew01 11-14-13 11:52 AM

Still have snow on the ground at my house from 2 days ago.

Seattle Forrest 11-14-13 12:17 PM

I'm going to do more skiing this winter, which is going to mean less cycling (on weekends anyway).

I don't mind riding in the dark, that's what lights are for, and I do a lot of it after work to stay in shape. But the constant darkness and sunsets by 4:30 are pretty hard to take. And riding in the rain is no fun, fenders only delay the inevitable a little bit, nothing waterproof breathes well enough, etc. Better to have it come down as snow than rain, especially when you can go home at the end of the day.

dalava 11-14-13 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by WC89 (Post 16246410)
Don't worry, in just 5 wks, the days will begin to lengthen little by little:D

Thanks for cheering me up. Look forward to it.

I am lucky enough that my job allows me to leave before dark (around 3pm) on most days and I can pick up the work from home. In fact, I end up working more.

coasting 11-14-13 01:07 PM

it is here already. 25c today

Gramercy 11-14-13 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest (Post 16246550)
I'm going to do more skiing this winter, which is going to mean less cycling (on weekends anyway).

I don't mind riding in the dark, that's what lights are for, and I do a lot of it after work to stay in shape. But the constant darkness and sunsets by 4:30 are pretty hard to take. And riding in the rain is no fun, fenders only delay the inevitable a little bit, nothing waterproof breathes well enough, etc. Better to have it come down as snow than rain, especially when you can go home at the end of the day.

I'm coming out to your neck of the woods President's weekend, I think skiing around snoqualmie, mt baker, and crystal mountain? Something like that. I hear it's awesome.

My brother said to watch out so my dick and my knees don't freeze in the winter when biking. I'm not sure how serious he was. But that's why I need tights to go over my bike shorts.

Kai Winters 11-14-13 04:05 PM

Really? Wow I wondered where this cold was coming from...

Ghost Ryder 11-14-13 04:17 PM

I thought this was going to be "Game of Thrones" related!
;)

I like not sweating too much during winter rides, the downside is getting changed afterwards without sweating. :lol: ;)

Seattle Forrest 11-14-13 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Gramercy (Post 16246863)
I'm coming out to your neck of the woods President's weekend, I think skiing around snoqualmie, mt baker, and crystal mountain? Something like that. I hear it's awesome.

My brother said to watch out so my dick and my knees don't freeze in the winter when biking. I'm not sure how serious he was. But that's why I need tights to go over my bike shorts.

Snoqualmie is probably the least awesome (but still not bad) of those choices, it's also the closest to Seattle so you get more time on the slopes. Crystal Mountain is right next door to Rainier, and Baker might be the best of the best, it can be hard to get good weather up there though.

If you're going to be biking around Seattle or anywhere near Puget Sound, it probably won't be that cold. Winter weather here usually means 40 to 45 degrees F and drizzle. We get cold snaps but they don't last very long. It tends to snow once a year and melt off by the next day, maybe once every decade we get a big snow that takes a few days to clear up. It still feels cold because of the wet, but it's not like the east coast.

I hope you have a good time out here!

Ghost Ryder 11-14-13 04:30 PM

Or just cross the border, & come up my way!
Our mountains have snow already, but none in the city.
:D

dalava 11-14-13 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16247247)
I thought this was going to be "Game of Thrones" related!
;)

I like not sweating too much during winter rides, the downside is getting changed afterwards without sweating. :lol: ;)

Speaking of GoT, this one is funny as hell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Krz-dyD-UQ

Ghost Ryder 11-14-13 07:30 PM

[QUOTE=dalava;16247595]Speaking of GoT, this one is funny as hell:
/QUOTE]

Fixed.
Lmfao!!!

StanSeven 11-14-13 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by coasting (Post 16246721)
it is here already. 25c today

So that's about 314 degrees F? Or maybe a I made a mistake with my formula. I see. It's -51F

unterhausen 11-14-13 08:49 PM

we have been having cold temps with wind, so that's not a bonus. Had to break out my mittens.

Ghost Ryder 11-14-13 09:05 PM

I have a pair of winter gloves I bought last year that are cycling specific. They have gel inserts in the palms.
They're a bit warm for early winter cause I sweat in them, but are perfect for mid/late winter when the wind chill factor is in the negative.

copswithguns 11-14-13 09:29 PM

[QUOTE=Ghost Ryder;16247702]
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Originally Posted by dalava (Post 16247595)
Speaking of GoT, this one is funny as hell:
/QUOTE]

Fixed.
Lmfao!!!

Thank you. From the thread title, I was expecting to see Ned Stark on a Trek. I feel better now.

Nick Bain 11-14-13 10:34 PM

Sow has melted but there is still ice on the ponds. Actually the ice formed rightabout when the snow went away. High of 27 on mondy low o 12god damn why cant thisthing keep up with mytypig.!!

coasting 11-14-13 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StanSeven (Post 16247807)
So that's about 314 degrees F? Or maybe a I made a mistake with my formula. I see. It's -51F


oh boy.

Machka 11-15-13 03:46 AM

Summer is coming
 
This evening on our after work ride, the weather site showed 13 degrees C.

The good, there weren't much wind and it wasn't raining.

The better, this weekend is supposed to great with sunshine and temps in the low 20s. :)



You winter folk might need to plan a trip to a warmer part of the world. :D

znomit 11-15-13 04:31 AM

Already got two full overnight rides in this spring and plan at least one more over summer. Bring it on.

cthenn 11-15-13 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by dalava (Post 16246383)
This morning on my commute, my Garmin 510 showed 25.4 degrees F.

Then it was probably like 42 in reality. Or maybe minus 10. Worst. Ever. Thermometer.

/has a Garmin

nuke_diver 11-15-13 10:36 AM

I don't like riding in the dark so the commuting is over (that and my home boss also doesn't like me to ride in the dark as there are too many A$$holes around here who can't see in the light let alone in the dark). I also don't like riding in the rain (winter is rainy season) but lately it has been drier than Death Valley around here (and that's no joke it has been). We desperately need the rain and I hope it comes soon but it doesn't look good. It does mean however that riding continues at least on the weekends or days I have off

Dudelsack 11-15-13 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by StanSeven (Post 16247807)
So that's about 314 degrees F? Or maybe a I made a mistake with my formula. I see. It's -51F

How much is that in dog years?


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