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    First cold ride of the season

    Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy riding in cold weather. This morning it dipped into the 30s for the first time this season and I had a great ride. The only problem is that I discovered the socks I bought aren't warm enough after all. Back to the drawing board on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornMan View Post
    Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy riding in cold weather. This morning it dipped into the 30s for the first time this season and I had a great ride. The only problem is that I discovered the socks I bought aren't warm enough after all. Back to the drawing board on that one.
    Nothing crazy at all about that. I love riding late in the season - I hate sweating on a hot, sunny day. :-)
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornMan View Post
    The only problem is that I discovered the socks I bought aren't warm enough after all. Back to the drawing board on that one.
    Here's an article I wrote entitled "Cold Feet" ... tips for keeping your feet warm while riding your bicycle.

    http://www.machka.net/whatworks/coldfeet.htm

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    I won't call you crazy if you don't

    It's nice to get out on a crisp morning but I like to make sure I am warm enough.
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

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    ooof! 30 degrees in October! Wow, I feel a bit better about our 40's here. Not a lot, mind you, but a bit!
    Proud to be rockin' it Wilma-style...

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    I like it too. It's pleasant and brisk. These pre-winter days are a good chance to calibrate your clothing selection before the real deep freeze hits. My daughter and I went for little a ride at sunrise today and it was -2C (~28F). I was pretty proud because she's just 10 and there are lots of adults who'd balk at that. We were well dressed for it, though.

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    42 here with 20mph north wind, 35 windchill. I really enjoyed the ride. Socks were my problem too... I thought I grabbed my wool wigwams, but I actually had some ordinary black athletic crew socks. My feet were only slightly chilly though.

    Thermal cap saved my ears for sure. My face and neck were great.

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    23 degrees up in Steamboat this morning- love it!

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