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Old 02-15-20, 09:33 PM
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I know this may not sound like much for some folks, but I set a personal record for low temperature on my ride to work yesterday... -10F with a wind chill of -24 according to the NWS. Yes, it can be done!
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That's righteous, well done.

Did you have the gear for it?
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Nice job! Wisconsin winters are no joke, especially once you get outside of Milwaukee/Madison. I lived there for a while, and I'm trying not to go back
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Originally Posted by sam21fire View Post
I know this may not sound like much for some folks, but I set a personal record for low temperature on my ride to work yesterday... -10F with a wind chill of -24 according to the NWS. Yes, it can be done!
That's not true. That's a lot to most, if not all, folks. Well done!

FWIW, I rode last Friday when the temperature was -21*C with a wind chill of -31, and folks are impressed, but the wind was more or less at my back so wind chill was minimized. My own personal record is -29, but that was few years ago. Not sure if I'd be willing to put up with it now. Softening up as I age.
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Old 02-16-20, 09:38 PM
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Yeah I did, layers just like any other cold weather activity, plus not overworking to keep the sweat to a minimum. Other than my toes I never really felt cold.
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Nice! Well done!
This is my first Wisconsin winter and first experience riding in this weather. Once I got it in my head not to let the weather (except lots of snow) keep me from riding, I just added layers of clothing and learned to enjoy being outside.
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