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    Unable to communicate clearly when cold

    This may just be me, but when I am out for more than 30 minutes in < 40 F weather, I lose the ability to talk ! My vocal chords become all constricted and I can only utter single words. I recently had two confrontations with motorists and all I could do was shout unintelligible expletives. Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe it is a good thing as it just encourages me to keep my mouth shut at the next confrontation in the cold.

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    what happens if you drink water to lube your throat?

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    I was on a 30 mile ride once along the shore of Lake MI, wearing a totally inadequate sweater, and wind was blowing right through it, chilling me to the bone. I think I was getting hypothermic. I came upon a McDonalds, and it seemed like a really good idea to go inside to get something hot to drink and warm up. I took me multiple tries until I was finally able to make noises that were intelligible to the clerk as "coffee". Damn, that was embarrassing.

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    chew gum. i used to think the cold made my mouth hurt but it was just the dryness. any thing you think is caused by cold is probably dryness
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggie_lover View Post
    This may just be me, but when I am out for more than 30 minutes in < 40 F weather, I lose the ability to talk ! My vocal chords become all constricted and I can only utter single words. I recently had two confrontations with motorists and all I could do was shout unintelligible expletives. Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe it is a good thing as it just encourages me to keep my mouth shut at the next confrontation in the cold.
    All year 'round.

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    The title of this thread made me think you'd be complaining that your mittens prevented using a particular finger.
    If something doesn't ache, I could be trying harder.

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