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Old 03-12-17, 03:56 PM
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Riding outdoors in the cold

The last two Sundays have been in the 20's with today being 21 degrees will a nice biting wind. So in order to help make my ride outdoors a little less chilly I go to play in the woods. Better than being on the open road eating the wind the whole time and the added breeze from cars. I just have to keep my rides shorter (1 1/2 hr) so I can keep my asthma under control. I just have trouble getting myself on my trainer once March hits. Besides I have over 100 miles of an assortment of trails a couple minutes from my house.
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Sweet. I've been thinking of getting a fat bike or a plus sized mtb just for this kind of riding in cold weather.
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Sweet. I've been thinking of getting a fat bike or a plus sized mtb just for this kind of riding in cold weather.
For me it has helped get me outside, and it's been a blast exploring the lake region I live near.
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Old 03-14-17, 12:45 PM
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After a weekend in the high 60s we're back to morning temps in the 20s and a stiff headwind from the north... makes commuting to work fun and challenging, a good reprieve from the warm weather sweat-fest.
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I biked in 24-degree weather last week. It wasn't bad until I went down a hill and was going over 20 mph and face froze. Other than that, I was fine. After an hour, my feet got too cold. I agree, if you can stay out of the wind, you're better off.
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I biked in 24-degree weather last week. It wasn't bad until I went down a hill and was going over 20 mph and face froze...
There's nothing as panic inducing as having the wind on a fast downhill run make you teary-eyed and then have the tears freeze your eyes shut.
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There's nothing as panic inducing as having the wind on a fast downhill run make you teary-eyed and then have the tears freeze your eyes shut.
Shave the eyelashes??

Windchill is a terrible thing.
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