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Old 01-26-07, 06:28 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-26-07, 06:31 PM   #2
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my hat is off to you messengers today.
liar! ahahaha......
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Old 01-26-07, 06:36 PM   #3
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yea, **** that, it's too cold
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Old 01-26-07, 06:47 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-26-07, 06:48 PM   #5
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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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Old 01-26-07, 08:15 PM   #7
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Pisson that. With a broken leg, I dream about pedaling naked through Siberia.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Old 01-27-07, 01:29 PM   #17
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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.
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..... with the 21mph wind chill.

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.
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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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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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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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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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