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    Getting Nippy out there

    The thermometer says 3 degrees F. I don't have my windchill chart handy but that would put today's ride into the sub-zero catagory. When it gets this cold I always think of the Jack London novel "Call of the Wild." There is a line in there where the hero spits and it turns to ice before it hits the ground. We don't get that sort of cold here, but I wonder what that would be like. I suppose in that sort of cold metal gets real brittle and I'd be busting crank arms, and chain stays, not to mention the rims, the frame... well you get the idea...
    "I will remain the stranger who came from a faraway land." Lance Armstrong

    "The more you drive, the less intelligent you become." Miller "Repo Man"

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    -38C was my temperature record last winter, the bike (steel beater) did just fine, although it was very stiff. I wouldn't worry about things breaking in the cold, most people would give up on riding before it got THAT cold.

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