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Old 06-15-22, 04:59 PM
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While I have ridden in the mid-30s and above 100.

My current extreme range is between 60 and 90 or so.

I prefer being between 65 and 85.

70 to 75 is just about ideal with 72.534* being approximately the best riding temperature.

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In the past 6 months I rode when it was 0 degrees Fahrenheit and had a splendid time. More recently I rode in the upper 90’s.
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Old 06-15-22, 05:39 PM
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Roughly -25*C to more than +30*C I would gladly ride in the cold before the heat.

I'd make it an even 100*C temp range but it doesn't get cold or hot enough here to round it out.

I've lived in places where it either gets below -50 or above 40 but not both at the same time. FYI at -50 there is no "squish" on a snowmobile seat until you lose enough heat through your clothes to warm the seat up and soften it. LOL Car seats are a bit better as there is a heater that may eventually help.
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I think id want a full face mask
A shirt would be nice.
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35-95...

but this year I've ridden on 25-105.
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Old 06-15-22, 06:55 PM
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For me being a 68 year old doing short rides in Central Texas its gotta be dry, its gotta be daylight, and its gotta be between 48F and 110F...

Oh, and no fires... Ha
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Old 06-15-22, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
For me being a 68 year old doing short rides in Central Texas its gotta be dry, its gotta be daylight, and its gotta be between 48F and 110F...

Oh, and no fires... Ha
and 110 You are one tough dude.

If it gets over 95 in the PNW I turn on the AC and ride indoors.
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Old 06-16-22, 12:57 AM
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I have ridden in temperatures from -20C to 33C. But these days I wouldn't willingly ride below -15C or above 30C. Below -15 is more likely, but then I'd need some special clothing which I don't have, and it doesn't get that cold very often where I live anyway.
Comfortable riding temperatures for me are anywhere between -5C to 23C.
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Old 06-16-22, 05:59 AM
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It is warm in my neck of the woods (Midwest USA) these last few days, pushing 100F. Where I reside, the mercury doesn't rise much more beyond that, rarely eclipsing the 100 mark, albeit usually saturated with humidity.
On my commute home from work, this got me thinking of the range of temperatures I will encounter over the course of the year, which led me to think of the absolute extremes of the temperature spectrum in which I have ridden throughout my days.
Knowing that we rarely see over 100, and being that my commute commences on bicycle year round regardless of weather, I will put that mark as my high temperature. We had a good cold snap a few years back that dipped down to -30F (with some wicked winds, but wind chill doesn't apply here).
Looking at the differential between the two extremes (+100, -30), this puts my temperature riding width at 130F.
This got me wondering how this stacks up against other people's riding in different environments. Surely somebody is encountering a wider range in their riding, but where?
I'll ride up to maybe 100F, but it's the sun that's the issue, not the temperature (I burn). I'll also go out into the low 30s if it's dry. So, 32F - 100F, but 55F-65F is my ideal
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Old 06-16-22, 07:09 PM
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AZ in the fall, winter and spring and WY in the Bighorns in summer with time in Portland Or between so usually 60 to 85
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Old 06-16-22, 07:16 PM
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I hate cold so my range is about 65 - 105. I'd ride if it were warmed, but it seldom gets much above 100 here.
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Old 06-16-22, 07:31 PM
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I was thinking my temperature width would be pretty narrow. I'll ride in hot weather and did 85 miles in a 106 degree heat index (I forgot what the actual temperature was). And while I don't mind running in the cold and have ran in temperatures in the high teens, I was thinking I don't enjoy riding in anything below the mid 50s.

I like to bring an old bike purchase home air up the tires and take it for a spin before doing anything with it just to say I did. Then I remembered I bought an old bike a couple of years ago and we were in the middle of a cold snap that didn't get above freezing for about 10 days. That spin on that bike through the neighborhood at a leisurely pace wasn't terrible. I may rethink how I feel about cold weather riding and just buy the appropriate gear.
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Old 06-16-22, 09:28 PM
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That would be 65 degrees and up.
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Old 06-17-22, 01:42 PM
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35 F to 95 F
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Old 06-17-22, 02:23 PM
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Im a "sissy" -- i wont go out if its less than 50 degrees unless its an organized event i am already pre-paid on - anything over 90 and i';; just ride the trainer inside

so a 40 degree differential
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Old 06-17-22, 07:33 PM
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The forecast for Sunday here is 103F... I expect to be riding. Here is the current NWS forecast...

"Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Heat index values as high as 107. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph."

My coldest ride ever was at -35F. I have 45NRTH CobraFist pogies. The real nutcases ride year round in Winnipeg or Edmonton.
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Old 06-17-22, 10:08 PM
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i will happily ride between 45 and 75 degrees. which, thankfully, covers something like 99% of the daylit hours here.
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Old 06-17-22, 10:20 PM
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When i lived in Indiana, I commuted in temps from -20F to 100F. Those were rare and extreme days though; 10-90 was closer to normal.
But I'll claim 120 degrees then.

In west Texas, I did a 10 mile TT at 115F, and on occasion commuted in the 20's. So a 90 degree range.

Now in Portland, OR, my typical range is 35 to 85, but I have ridden in extremes of 25F and 110F for a 85 degree range.
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Well, I now go strictly by heat index.
And my limits are around 92-95f before I have to power back.
When thermal limits hit before cardio limits, you really have to be careful.

And the second you stop for a break and the induced wind disappears, the heat hits like a truck.
(why did I stop!!)

Sprinklers save me!
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Old 06-18-22, 08:41 AM
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So far Im at a low of -6f and windy and a high of 97 and humid. Im the area nutjob on bike🤣
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Once it gets lower than 0f I find cycling very unpleasant,
Where exactly in the Bay Area do you live?
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Old 06-18-22, 09:54 AM
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Where exactly in the Bay Area do you live?
next to canada college, but I used to deliver food in Columbus Ohio. We couldn't take off work due to the weather, there were a couple days where it was so icy I helped push stuck cars trying to get started.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
next to canada college
Ah, that explains it!
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Ah, that explains it!
There is an accent on the n, its pronounced like its spanish
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
There is an accent on the n, its pronounced like its spanish
Yes, I know. I live not too far away from you.

It is 47 on my front porch at the moment, and am waiting for it to warm up a wee bit so I can ride without bringing my Fargo helmet.
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