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Old 10-01-09, 09:53 PM
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40 degree mornings are creeping in here in Boston... It was freezing this morning! Still quite a few people biking though.
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Old 10-01-09, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bmt074 View Post
40 degree mornings are creeping in here in Boston... It was freezing this morning! Still quite a few people biking though.
I noticed that too.
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Old 10-02-09, 10:24 AM
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I'm amazed that it's the first cold morning for so many in the US as it was here in the UK today. 41F 5C here at 05:15 this morning, being the first day I could see my breath in the air.

Looking forward to the cooler days. I'm going to try and ride into work wearing shorts until the second week of November this year, managed first week last year.

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Old 10-02-09, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Choccy View Post
I'm amazed that it's the first cold morning for so many in the US as it was here in the UK today. 41F 5C here at 05:15 this morning, being the first day I could see my breath in the air.

Looking forward to the cooler days. I'm going to try and ride into work wearing shorts until the second week of November this year, managed first week last year.

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Why wear shorts so late in the year?

I sense some take pride in wearing shorts and tees in cold weather and I've never understood that. I'm pretty basic--I look for comfort. I like it chilly, too, and don't wear a hat nowadays until it's below 50, but that's because I'm more comfortable that way. Are you comfortable in shorts when it's this cold? Where's the pride come from?

I sat in the stands last Friday night at our high school football game (the oblong type ), and it got a bit chilly. I biked there, as did my wife, and she told me at halftime to put on my sweater, since everyone else was wearing long sleeves. I realized I was a bit chilly, and wore the wool. Sounds like some of you take it as a matter of pride to not do that. Why??? What am I missing???
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Old 10-02-09, 11:28 AM
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ecrider,

I'll gladly send you cold air if you'll send that warm air up here to NW Montana. Summer has definitely ended, we're going down into the low-to-mid 30s at night and our day time highs are in the 50s (the wind chill makes it feel colder). I'm not ready for winter--never am. If I could only find a November-March gig in the southern hemisphere I'd gladly avoid winter all together.
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Old 10-02-09, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by thdave View Post
Why wear shorts so late in the year?

I sense some take pride in wearing shorts and tees in cold weather and I've never understood that. I'm pretty basic--I look for comfort. I like it chilly, too, and don't wear a hat nowadays until it's below 50, but that's because I'm more comfortable that way. Are you comfortable in shorts when it's this cold? Where's the pride come from?

I sat in the stands last Friday night at our high school football game (the oblong type ), and it got a bit chilly. I biked there, as did my wife, and she told me at halftime to put on my sweater, since everyone else was wearing long sleeves. I realized I was a bit chilly, and wore the wool. Sounds like some of you take it as a matter of pride to not do that. Why??? What am I missing???
See this post on a current thread, "I'm always cold. Help me get dressed! (Winter commuting clothes)"

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At the same time, watch out for the people who seem to treat riding in the cold as a test of their manhood.
Meaning the "I wear shorts until it hits 20F." type people...
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A 36 degree slide. Yikes 90 to 54f.
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