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A Nip in the Air Today

Old 10-01-09, 08:20 AM
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A Nip in the Air Today

Today was the first day I wore my leather gloves and a hat. Yeah, I skipped the past two rainy days. Anyhow, it felt nice. My rosy cheeks are back, I made a couple impressive snot rockets (yeah, it's allergy season, too), and I had the MUP to myself. The walnuts are dropping, amongst other items, so I'm on the look out. But it was a beautiful sunrise.

I'm looking forward to the leaves changing in the next few weeks.
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Old 10-01-09, 08:38 AM
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Yep, chilly here as well. The first day I could see my breath when I walked out the door.
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Old 10-01-09, 08:57 AM
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Cool here in DC... 47 when I left in the AM. Still in shorts and short-sleeves for the commute (just threw on a second tee shirt). Was a little chilly for the first mile or two, but by the end of my commute, I was very comfortable. Love the cooler fall weather and looking forward to my first full winter of commuting in a few months (well as wintry as one might consider DC...)
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First day of studded-tires-season for me today, the ground was completely white this morning and the roads were icy.
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Old 10-01-09, 09:35 AM
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Phoenix Arizona Version Here....first day of comuting in 83 degree weather...the air is clear and crisp...gotta love change of seasons...
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Old 10-01-09, 10:56 AM
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Yah, it was cooler than usual in Tucson too. I was a little chilly in my sleeveless jersey for the first couple miles.
Still sweaty by the time I got to work though...
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Today was the first day I wore my leather gloves and a hat. Yeah, I skipped the past two rainy days. Anyhow, it felt nice. My rosy cheeks are back, I made a couple impressive snot rockets (yeah, it's allergy season, too), and I had the MUP to myself. The walnuts are dropping, amongst other items, so I'm on the look out. But it was a beautiful sunrise.
Same here, I need to get some ear protection, this morning I just put a scarf around my head. I looked like an old Turkish peasant-woman.
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Widespread frost here, the thermometer on the house read 32*F, on my bike it was at about 25*F.
I actually wore my jacket and lined pants this morning.

Supposed to be 65*F this afternoon, but it's already 1:15 and it's only 55.
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Definitely chilly here too at 62F. You can see this was quite a drop from the previous morning at 80F.
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Old 10-01-09, 11:23 AM
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Third day of mid-40s mornings in North Alabama. I've added a sweatshirt to my shorts and tee. It's still mid-70s for the ride home so the sweatshirt has to come off.

I'm not a fan of cold weather so I'll be switching to cycling-specific, cold weather gear soon.
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Old 10-01-09, 02:15 PM
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A Nip in the Air Today

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Same here, I need to get some ear protection, this morning I just put a scarf around my head. I looked like an old Turkish peasant-woman.
Notably nippy here in Boston; I wore an extra layer the first time since about our chillly May. Had a headwind and felt sluggish, but I'm not worried; I rode a self-satisfying century last Saturday. Unfortunately, my training effect will dissipate with the oncoming cold weather.
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Originally Posted by EKW in DC View Post
Cool here in DC... 47 when I left in the AM. Still in shorts and short-sleeves for the commute (just threw on a second tee shirt). Was a little chilly for the first mile or two, but by the end of my commute, I was very comfortable. Love the cooler fall weather and looking forward to my first full winter of commuting in a few months (well as wintry as one might consider DC...)
Today was my first long-sleeve commuting day this year. The chill felt quite nice, actually.
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Old 10-01-09, 02:35 PM
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Chilly in UT as well. 30 - 35 this morning + windchill. Good morning. Lots better than sitting in a car.
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Old 10-01-09, 02:45 PM
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Chilly in Sunnyvale CA as well, around 51 this morning. I thought I can get away with it with light gloves, leg warmers and a light wind jacket. By the time I got to work my feet and hands were numb from the cold. Windchill factor "blows".
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Old 10-01-09, 03:33 PM
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45 this am in Indy. Long sleeve shirt with nylon vest. Relaxed fit tights.
Doesn't feel nippy to me until we get down into the 30's.
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Old 10-01-09, 04:50 PM
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It does feel like fall, but also feels nice. I just ride a little harder to help break the morning chill.

I'm starting to get those you rode today looks again!
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Old 10-01-09, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by BA Commuter View Post
It does feel like fall, but also feels nice. I just ride a little harder to help break the morning chill.

I'm starting to get those you rode today looks again!
The best are, "You didn't ride in today, did you?".
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Old 10-01-09, 04:57 PM
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nice and cool.

but the drivers were nuts. I got more buzzes and right hooks then ever. I thought people drive crazily in the *summer!* It was the first day that I broke out my new thrift shop bright green wool sweater. It must have been like a red cape to a bull. Even a cop ran me out of a left turn lane at a red light!

But whatever. I enjoyed the ride despite it all. One nice deep breath of that air canceled out any of that!
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It got hot again in L.A. today.. weather widget says 94°

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It must have been like a red cape to a bull.
It might just be my imagination, but it seems like when I wear my red shirt, the drivers are less aggressive.
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It was almost 50 degrees this morning when I went on my 'get out of the house or die' ride.

Yesterday I bought a set of knee warmers, after about a mile I found that they really ought
to be called lower thigh warmers, I had to stop and pull'em up well over the knee...

I also wore a light wind breaker.

When I returned home after 20 miles I was 'drippy'...

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What is this "nip" of which you speak. It was in the 90s here in South Texas today. Strong southerly wind to boot. Send some of that weather down here!
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It was the first truly chilly day of the season here this morning too. The official temp was 49F when I left the house this morning but with a brutal 30mph wind that made it feel closer to 30. Wasn't dressed for it but felt pretty good by about the second mile though. Almost 6pm now and about to leave the office and it's a very nice 63 outside with a much more pleasant 7mph breeze.
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It was high 40's on my way into work and high 30's on my way home. The temprature over the last week jumped from highs in the lower 70's to highs in the mid 50's. It's okay, I still have my winter gear from last winter. Though I did just buy two Merino wool blend long sleeves.
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I didn't ride today, but I did yesterday and wore the leg part of my convertible pants and my vest for the first time since spring. Felt weird, but good.
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Chilly for me in NYC. First day of knee warmers both ways as well first day of vest over jersey in any direction.
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