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Old 08-27-07, 10:10 AM
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Heat or cold...which one to do prefer?

Even though we're in the grip of a hellish August, cooler weather is right around the corner. And to top it off, we're about to move to a MUCH colder climate than our native Georgia.

So which weather had you rather ride in? I'd MUCH rather ride in cold weather than hot weather. Give me 0 over 95 any day.
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Old 08-27-07, 10:19 AM
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Old 08-27-07, 10:22 AM
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Sixties are nice.

Fifties you have to dress for and it's hard to get it right. If it is going to be cooler than Sixty I'd rather have Forties or even Thirties: much easier to dress for.
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Old 08-27-07, 10:24 AM
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Heat. I get enough cold, thanks.
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Old 08-27-07, 10:43 AM
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Cold, you can always add more clothes, in heat you can only take so much off.
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Old 08-27-07, 10:46 AM
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Heat. I am originally from a warmer climate. Give me 100F over 20F any day.
That and I would rather dress with less clothes than more.
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Old 08-27-07, 10:46 AM
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I've only experienced riding in heat while commuting. I'm looking forward to the fall and riding in cooler temps ..... I'll come back to this thread in October for evaluation...
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Old 08-27-07, 10:48 AM
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30 to 68 deg is fine with me!
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Originally Posted by Riv-Lantis View Post
Give me 0 over 95 any day.
+1 I don't mind the heat but I LOVE the COLD. I do prefer 104 to 95 with tropical humidity ick.
Less uhm.. non bicycle commuters on bicycles in either situation though. 70-85 is the worst all the part timers come out!
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Old 08-27-07, 10:59 AM
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So long as the sky is dry, it doesn't matter.
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Old 08-27-07, 11:03 AM
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I'm your opposite - would prefer to ride in 90-100 degree heat. Cold slows me down and makes me tired.
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Old 08-27-07, 11:05 AM
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Heat. I'm a "skinny bastahd" (to quote someone on BF) with thin blood; I can't do cold. But I commute in it anyway (if NC winters can be called cold)
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Originally Posted by jwbnyc View Post
Sixties are nice.

Fifties you have to dress for and it's hard to get it right. If it is going to be cooler than Sixty I'd rather have Forties or even Thirties: much easier to dress for.
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Old 08-27-07, 11:09 AM
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Cold for me. I can always add and subtract layers. Once you get down to that final layer in the heat, you run certain risks (and certain pain) if you remove it.
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Now that I moved to a buiding with showers, I'll take the heat just fine. I like the cold, too, but not when it gets below about 10 deg. F. That's a pain.
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Heat.

Everything is more difficult in the cold.
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Old 08-27-07, 11:16 AM
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Old 08-27-07, 12:16 PM
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Definitely prefer the heat. I'll take 100 degrees and 100 percent humidity vs. anything below 50. Burr.
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Old 08-27-07, 12:23 PM
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it was 11 degrees 'C' here this morning and it was wonderful. I much prefer cooler days for riding.

Riv-Lantis, where ya moving to?
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Old 08-27-07, 12:26 PM
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bring it all on!
there are so few "nice" days here i just assume it's gonna be cold or hot or wet, sometimes all 3 in one day!
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Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
Heat. I get enough cold, thanks.
+1.
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Old 08-27-07, 12:28 PM
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I'm happy when the temperature is between 60F (16C) and 95F (35C).

When it's cold all I can think about is how f***ing cold it is.
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Old 08-27-07, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bike2math View Post
Cold, you can always add more clothes, in heat you can only take so much off.
+1

And I know I live in California, but I grew up in Chicago.

Back in college (New England) I used to ride around in the snow, was fun.
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Old 08-27-07, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Winter76 View Post
it was 11 degrees 'C' here this morning and it was wonderful. I much prefer cooler days for riding.

Riv-Lantis, where ya moving to?
PNW. Bellingham, Washington to be exact. Need to get somewhere more progressive than Georgia.

We've also thought about Anchorage for the snowy winters and the scenery in Alaska. We've vacationed there a few times (even in the winter) and really like it. If it were a little more cycling friendly, we'd be all over it. But unless you live and work on a trail, commuting and car-lite seems like it would be a struggle there.
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Old 08-27-07, 12:40 PM
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I'm really liking not needing to change/dress-up for the winter - but I sweat like a hog, even in colder weather. By my nature, I'm much more comfortable in cooler/cold weather - I can always warm up, rarely easy to cool down in the swarming heat that we get here sometimes. I guess we'll see how I feel about it this coming cold season, last year started to drag with the dress-up routine after a while.
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