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View Poll Results: It is below 20 F outside. How long will you ride uninterrupted without going indoors?

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    2 9.52%
  • 15-45 minutes

    4 19.05%
  • 45-60 minutes

    7 33.33%
  • 1- 2 hours

    4 19.05%
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    4 19.05%
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    With the onset of cold temperatures, I become faced with the possiblity of cutting down my ride times or distances due to exposure and the fact that I travel slower. For the last 8 months my ride has grown to where I typically try and ride for 1 hr 45 mins to 2 hours every morning. Last year i typically only rode for an hour every outing.


    Does anyone else cut their ride time to limit cold exposure?

    Regarding the Poll:
    Uninterrupted without going indoors
    means you can't enter any structure that has a door. If you hide behind a tree that is ok.

    Also>>>>> below 20 F does not mean 20 F below!!!!
    Last edited by Portis; 11-08-04 at 02:04 PM.

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    Sometimes I'm forced to ride thur -20F or worse that is nonstop at 4am.( 1 1/4 hours to 1 3/4 hours) I know people along the way, so if I get in to trouble I could knock on their door and they would let me in.

    Yes I do ride from 1 3/4 hours to 2 1/4 hours in the winter at -20F it all depends on the wind. Thats as far as I have been able to push it. With out a warm up inside a warm place.

    I've done -37F + wind for 7 miles it took lots of time and was brutally cold!!! On this day I did hide behind a tree. Please forgive me! My toes were freezzzzing
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    I can't see myself ever having to stop because of the cold at 20F or a bit colder. My limit would have more to do with my fitness level. Certainly riding for a couple of hours in these temps wouldn't be a problem - just have to dress appropriately.

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    I normally shorten my ride to 20 miles in the winter,mainly due to cold feet.
    That could change now that i am close to buying a pair of Lake winter boots.

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    i can ride down to relatively low temperatures - the worst it got here last winter was around 1 to 2 F. but i'm definitely only commuting in temperatures below 20F - 'bout 5 miles each way. after about an hour, the toes really start going numb.

    btw, my friends here think I'm nuts - but if it's so cold that you have to hide behind a tree, without even pedalling, you're certifiable. props.

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