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    It's not THAT cold

    i dont know what all you western and southern kids are worried about

    it was just -16˚F with the 21mph wind chill.




    my hat is off to you messengers today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotthorrigan
    my hat is off to you messengers today.
    liar! ahahaha......

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    yea, **** that, it's too cold

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    I'm glad it's never that cold here. So far I think our low for the winter is about 20F

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    Today in boston, it was colder anchorage, alaska.

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    -16 no way.
    i was sweating by the time i got home. 3 layers of wool will do that to you.
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    Pisson that. With a broken leg, I dream about pedaling naked through Siberia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philatio
    I'm glad it's never that cold here. So far I think our low for the winter is about 20F
    From now on, you have to put quotation marks around "winter."

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    Every day this winter I look more and more like you with that getup. I'm trying to find some cheap ski goggles...is $30 a bad deal?

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    Anybody ever use these? http://www.hippohands.com/
    I've been looking at them, but it hasn't gotten really cold for weeks as of yet.
    The preceding information is strictly opinion. The following information is incorrect.

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    I heard that in New Hampshire, It was -29... the wind-chill factor was -86 .... Anchorage? Mass? I didn't think it would get that cold anywhere but the polar regions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks
    Every day this winter I look more and more like you with that getup. I'm trying to find some cheap ski goggles...is $30 a bad deal?

    depends on how often you use them. do you actually ski or board? if so then maybe $30 would be cool.

    I picked up my pair at TJ-MAX for $15 and they're a decent pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotthorrigan
    depends on how often you use them. do you actually ski or board? if so then maybe $30 would be cool.

    I picked up my pair at TJ-MAX for $15 and they're a decent pair.

    any idea if they would fit well under a helmet? I used to have a pair, but when I started wearing a helmet again I found it would jam them down on my nose and make life really uncomfortable.

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    oh, it gets that cold in new hampshire
    http://www.mountwashington.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotthorrigan
    depends on how often you use them. do you actually ski or board? if so then maybe $30 would be cool.

    I picked up my pair at TJ-MAX for $15 and they're a decent pair.
    Looks like I'll go to TJ-Maxx then.

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    Being a messenger in the cold isn't so tough since you get to duck into buildings about every 5 minutes.

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    well, we do ride in 100 degree heat + 100% humidity + sun that will take your skin right off from may until october, so 30 is really cold.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotthorrigan
    ..... with the 21mph wind chill.

    oh ****.


    oh ****.
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    Got my goggles. I just picked them up at the head shop I saw them at originally for $30. They're nicer than the other ones I've seen that were cheaper, so I don't think they were too much. Can't wait to wear them out tomorrow!

    BTW - Does the lens color mean anything? I wanted the pink lensed ones but they were scuffed up somehow, and all the others were heavily tinted (no good for night riding).

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    My helmet won't fit over the layers of stuff on my head. I'm rollin' with ski goggles too.
    trued 'till death

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igneous Faction
    My helmet won't fit over the layers of stuff on my head. I'm rollin' with ski goggles too.
    Does yours have that crap in the back that lets it expand? It's a tight clearance but it eventually pops onto my head if I have the expander open all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks
    BTW - Does the lens color mean anything? I wanted the pink lensed ones but they were scuffed up somehow, and all the others were heavily tinted (no good for night riding).
    An amber lens like you got is good for sharpening things up and blocking some glare, great if all you use them for is biking. A darker lens (or even mirrored) is more appropriate when that bright sun is reflecting off of acres of pure white snow. A pink lens probably works about the same as amber, I've never used pink myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyMike
    Today in boston, it was colder anchorage, alaska.
    Anchorage is actually pretty mild weather-wise. Fargo beats it for cold routinely. For the serious cold, check out Fairbanks, AK or International Falls, MN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheissmacht
    An amber lens like you got is good for sharpening things up and blocking some glare, great if all you use them for is biking. A darker lens (or even mirrored) is more appropriate when that bright sun is reflecting off of acres of pure white snow. A pink lens probably works about the same as amber, I've never used pink myself
    Lense color as far as skiing/boarding goes is partly a personal choice thing. The amber/pink work differently for different people but the purpose is to increase the contrast in flat light (sun in the clouds and you lose the ability to detect snow variation). For biking, i use my old ski goggles.

    Someone was wondering about how goggles work with helmets, they make helmet fit goggles. My ski helmet was always more constricting than my bike helmet so a helmet fit goggle should work with at least most bike helmets.

    Finally, I actually suggest clear plastic for bike goggles. Otherwise, they're useless for night riding (or i consider any kind of tint useless for night riding).

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