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    It is funny - for me the dark bugs me more than...

    It is funny - for me the dark bugs me more than the cold, and when I commute to work I am in the dark at least part of the way on both directions. When we get to Feb/March, it will still be cold...
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    I have a pair of hiking shoes that I got from REI...

    I have a pair of hiking shoes that I got from REI - kind of like a beefed up sneaker. I picked them at first because my summer shoes have too much ventilation and I needed something that was sealed...
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    I can charge my lights both at home and also...

    I can charge my lights both at home and also while at the office. Just another USB cable is all I need. This time of year, I am commuting in the dark in both directions (which I have to say I am...
  4. I put a pair of these on my bike over the weekend...

    I put a pair of these on my bike over the weekend - the one thing that struck me was the increased rolling resistance (which you are going to find with any winter tire, I guess). One ride on the...
  5. That's it exactly. For the most part we don't...

    That's it exactly. For the most part we don't get much snow (we had an inch today, but it will be gone tomorrow), but you never know where you will hit a patch of black ice. And if you are riding...
  6. Having prostate problems? :D

    Having prostate problems? :D
  7. For me, a couple of things. First, I put away my...

    For me, a couple of things. First, I put away my shoes with the SPD cleats and use a heavy hiking shoe that I picked up at the REI yardsale. They are also nice in that they don't let a lot of air...
  8. It was exactly this scenario that I was thinking...

    It was exactly this scenario that I was thinking of when I bought studded tires earlier today..:eek:

    In fact it was back in August (when I got my hybrid) that I was thinking I needed a bike that...
  9. Thread: C-o-l-d!!!

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    And we are still above freezing (but not by...

    And we are still above freezing (but not by much). I am having a hard time contemplating what it would be like to be out riding when the temps are -8. Yes, I have experienced such temperatures,...
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    For what it is worth, I went out and bought...

    For what it is worth, I went out and bought studded tires today, and I will install them over the weekend. My reasoning is pretty simple - all you need to do is hit a patch of black ice somewhere...
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    Yeah - I know. Yesterday I had 37 degrees in the...

    Yeah - I know. Yesterday I had 37 degrees in the morning and 64 degrees on the way home. I don't ride every day, so I leave the cold-weather gear at the office, and then pick it up the next day as...
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    I can't imagine trying to change a flat in the...

    I can't imagine trying to change a flat in the winter when it is pitch black out and when it is quite cold. I guess if it happened I would deal with it. If I was close to one end of my commute, I...
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    Sticky: My commute was relatively uneventful this...

    My commute was relatively uneventful this morning, but I had a bit of an upset partway through. I typically shorten my bike commute from 19 miles to 11 miles by riding Metro for a single stop. But...
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    I have made that same point - the difference is...

    I have made that same point - the difference is that with skiing I can only ski for a week or so during the winter, but I can ride my bike all winter long.

    I guess the major difference for me is...
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    It is kind of funny, but in some ways the dark...

    It is kind of funny, but in some ways the dark bothers me more than the cold (and in the fall the days get shorter before the really cold weather arrives). Yeah, I have good headlights - that's not...
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    Agreed.. I am just getting over my first cold...

    Agreed..

    I am just getting over my first cold of the season. I started to get a sore throat right around the 1st of the month - I am hoping to be back on the bike this week. Probably Tuesday..
  17. It surprises me a bit that one can still get...

    It surprises me a bit that one can still get batteries for this thing. This does put me in a bit of a quandry however - that's about 60$ just to get this old light going again. All for a light that...
  18. Around 37 degrees or so.

    Around 37 degrees or so.
  19. Headlight died on way to work this morning. Too cold for battery??

    I had it on the charger overnight - the battery *should* have been fully charged this morning. I was about 15 minutes into the commute, and it suddenly went into a "blink" mode, which was annoying,...
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    Has anyone tried the Sugoi bike jackets that they...

    Has anyone tried the Sugoi bike jackets that they now have at REI? The things are covered with reflective beads, and the *theory* is that it will light up like a christmas tree any time they get hit...
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    The only thing I can say with certainty here is...

    The only thing I can say with certainty here is that our winters here are tough to predict. Some winters we barely get any snow at all. And since we are close to the rain/snow boundary, we might...
  22. I got hypothermia a few years back (I don't even...

    I got hypothermia a few years back (I don't even remember what I was wearing at the time). It makes me shiver just thinking about it. But after that I went out to REI and bought a number of layers...
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    I have the same pedals. Sometimes I ride...

    I have the same pedals. Sometimes I ride clipless - sometimes I wear other shoes like sneakers. I figure when the weather gets really cold I will put away the clipless shoes until spring.
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    There was a guy in my office building a few years...

    There was a guy in my office building a few years ago who used to use some sort of Shrek thing stretched over his helmet. I first saw it while I was driving :cry: home, and I saw these two weird...
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    How about a lightening rod attached to the rear...

    How about a lightening rod attached to the rear rack? For those of you that were trying to think of ways to make themselves look a bit more like a dork :D.
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