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Old 12-14-07, 09:42 AM   #1
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Can You Top This?

32-degrees this morning on my commute to work. My gloves didn't work. I should have gotten out my ski gloves.
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My dad can top it. He's in TN. 32 degrees is warm, you wuss (only my dad wouldn't use the word "wuss" - and we'll just leave it at that)
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Hey... This is the SoCal forums!!

Of course, I could throw out my numbers from riding in Syracuse NY in 4-inches of snow with more coming down, but I won't (T'was very beautiful, though. Very.)
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32-degrees this morning on my commute to work. My gloves didn't work. I should have gotten out my ski gloves.
Last night during my night MTN bike ride, it was 33 degrees down in Sycamore Cyn (Newbury Park).
My hands were soooo cold they hurt.
I had on thermal tights, and 3 layers on top and I was still cold.
When I got back to my car, I turned on the heat to try and defrost my hands and as I started to get the feeling back they were burning...they HURT bad~~
Won't be riding Sycamore when it is that cold again!!
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Old 12-14-07, 09:56 AM   #5
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I'm not riding when it's 32. But... the place I most recently moved from will be snowing all weekend, with a high of 32. I'm not complaining!
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My dad can top it. He's in TN. 32 degrees is warm, you wuss (only my dad wouldn't use the word "wuss" - and we'll just leave it at that)
I'm sure people in Chicago laugh when people in TN say it's cold. And, of course, people in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (average low in January of -3) laugh at the people in Chicago when they say it's cold...
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I'm sure people in Chicago laugh when people in TN say it's cold. And, of course, people in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (average low in January of -3) laugh at the people in Chicago when they say it's cold...
Yeah, maybe. But you can bet if a Chicago resident laughed at my TN dad when he says it's cold, it ain't gonna be pretty...
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32-degrees this morning on my commute to work. My gloves didn't work. I should have gotten out my ski gloves.
When I was finishing grad school it was late fall in Minnesota, and I had already taken a job out here. I swore I wouldn't wear long pants again, at least until I got to CA, so I was wearing shorts in sub 32 weather to ride to and from work. It was getting pretty chilly.

I've done plenty of rides below -25 F, and too many around -35 to -40.
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32-degrees this morning on my commute to work. My gloves didn't work. I should have gotten out my ski gloves.
Don't worry, it's gonna get colder.
Had a few 20 degree morning commutes last winter during that hard freeze.
It'll likely happen again this year.

Makes you really appreciate those 40 degree mornings.
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I generally won't ride below freezing temps. Even yesterday at 40 degrees, my toes went numb with toe warmers on.
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Last night during my night MTN bike ride, it was 33 degrees down in Sycamore Cyn (Newbury Park).
My hands were soooo cold they hurt.
I had on thermal tights, and 3 layers on top and I was still cold.
When I got back to my car, I turned on the heat to try and defrost my hands and as I started to get the feeling back they were burning...they HURT bad~~
Won't be riding Sycamore when it is that cold again!!
It's amazing what a cheap pair of polyfill ski gloves can do.
I've got a pair that cost about $5 and they practically cook my hands.
Not very aero, they look like 8 oz. boxing gloves, but they're warm.
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I just got a pair of the cute canadian cap mittens-- they're a warm glove with half fingers and a little cap that flips on and off to turn them into a mitten. Get the best of both worlds-- a glove for handling keys and things, and a mitten to stay warm.
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It's amazing what a cheap pair of polyfill ski gloves can do.
I've got a pair that cost about $5 and they practically cook my hands.
Not very aero, they look like 8 oz. boxing gloves, but they're warm.
I need those!! Where can I get them?
Like Big 5 or Sport Chalet??

Thanks!
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I need those!! Where can I get them?
Like Big 5 or Sport Chalet??

Thanks!
I went super cheap since they only get worn a few time a year.
I think I got mine at Target.
Walmart's a likely place too.
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My full finger gloves ripper last week and I just replaced them with glove liners. I wear them under my Summer gloves and they work great. My fingers stay warm, I get the padding of my regular gloves, and I can remove them if they start to get too warm.
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didn't ride this morning, scrapped the ice off the windsheild and the grass was white.
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I love to ride with frosty breath!

80F? Not so much....
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I love to ride with frosty breath!

80F? Not so much....
Upper Penninsula Michigan is the place for you.
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Frosty breath = Yes
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I can top it: It took the heater in my car five full minutes to get the inside to 72 degrees. Those 5 minutes were excruciating.
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I can top it: It took the heater in my car five full minutes to get the inside to 72 degrees. Those 5 minutes were excruciating.
Cry me a river. I've had my classroom heater on since 7 and it's just now reaching 60.
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Betcha can't wait for the new buildings.
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I figure every cold day spent on my bike is good conditioning for ski season.
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Betcha can't wait for the new buildings.
Absolutely! No more 9x9 floor tiles and attic doors with asbestos stickers on them. However, it will take a long time to heat a 1200 sq ft room with a 20 ft ceiling no matter what.

Still gotta figure out where to store my bike. I thought about a wench to hang it from the ceiling out of the children's reach, then I realized that would just be viewed as a target to some of them.
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Your school provides wenches? Sweet.

Hang up my bike, wench! Then bring me a flagon of grog.
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