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January 5 in New England and I rode in shorts

Old 01-05-07, 08:33 PM
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January 5 in New England and I rode in shorts

At 61 degrees today, I wore shorts and a long sleeve jersey thinking the wind would be cold, but I was hot. It was 61 ambient, but the wind blowing in was actually warmer. Tomorrow at 65 degrees, its both shorts and short sleeve jersey. Who would have thought I could try out my new Xmas riding shorts a week after.

I'm not sure if I've ever ridden my road bike in January in my life, let alone in all short gear. Jan and Feb are XC ski and snow shoe months. In NY we would normally have 3 feet of snow, and here its usually less snowy by 15 degrees with salt crust, mounds of road sand, snow reduced road shoulders, and huge frost heaves.

Not sure if I actually like it.
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Old 01-05-07, 08:36 PM
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Same thing here in Montreal.
It will be raining tomorrow, but I will probably be riding on Sunday.
The XC skis are still in storage. No possibilities to XC ski unless I were to drive 2-3 hours up north.
Crazy.
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yup same here in ottawa. went for a nice 50k ride yesterday, 9 degrees.
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Dare I say.... global warming?
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We have all your snow and cold here in Colorado. You can come pick it up anytime :-)
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Originally Posted by tinrobot
Dare I say.... global warming?
It's an overall climate change... and we're all screwed in 50-100yrs if people don't start paying attention.
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Originally Posted by grahny
It's an overall climate change... and we're all screwed in 50-100yrs if people don't start paying attention.
Yeah, somebody has got to turn down *the sun*
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Originally Posted by stevecaz
At 61 degrees today, I wore shorts and a long sleeve jersey thinking the wind would be cold, but I was hot. It was 61 ambient, but the wind blowing in was actually warmer. Tomorrow at 65 degrees, its both shorts and short sleeve jersey. Who would have thought I could try out my new Xmas riding shorts a week after.

I'm not sure if I've ever ridden my road bike in January in my life, let alone in all short gear. Jan and Feb are XC ski and snow shoe months. In NY we would normally have 3 feet of snow, and here its usually less snowy by 15 degrees with salt crust, mounds of road sand, snow reduced road shoulders, and huge frost heaves.

Not sure if I actually like it.
next time spare your knees and wear knee warmers.
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Originally Posted by tinrobot
Dare I say.... global warming?
Incorrect.

El Niño.
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Originally Posted by tinrobot
Dare I say.... global warming?
Tell that to Denver.
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Here, have some snow. No, really, I insist.

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Rainy in Buffalo tonight, had to had inside on the trainer, hope to get out tomorrow (today), or Sunday
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Ha ha Denver!

I spent Oct. & Nov. in Boulder...loved it. You live in a beautiful place, especially for riding.
Glad I missed the storm.

Hope the roads clear up soon!
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Originally Posted by grahny
It's an overall climate change... and we're all screwed in 50-100yrs if people don't start paying attention.
Somebody told me the polar ice packs were melting. So, I went on to a Canadian weather website and looked as far north as I could and noted that the temps were well below zero. As I recall from my high school science days, freezing is 32 degrees farenheit and zero celsius.

So, I am wondering how ice is melting at these temperatures? Unless it gets above freezing up there, as far as any science I know, this is impossible.

BTW...here in the midwest in early December, it was 9 degrees out. Highs were in the low teens. Where'd all this cold air come from?

Maybe it's cold someplace else....
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Currently 59F just north of Boston. Maybe a record high today. A bit drizzly, though.
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Originally Posted by botto
Incorrect.

El Niño.
Incorrect

El Niño + Greenhouse Gasses
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Originally Posted by botto
next time spare your knees and wear knee warmers.
I really hate knee warmers....I'm thinking knickers are the way to go.

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You know that the earth has gone through regular heating and cooling cycles for millions of years, don't you? It's not a stable system and never has been. Just because you notice the change doesn't mean you can do anything about it (and even if you could, Kyoto isn't the vehicle to address the warming).
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Originally Posted by botto
next time spare your knees and wear knee warmers.
It was a warm 61 degrees and warming with a warmer wind, spare my knees from what? Thats summer in the morning weather.
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I rode to work at 5:00 am in just shorts and a t-Shirt up until Dec. 21st !!
60 here right now.....getting ready to roll out as soon as the roads dry !
Biking in VT in Jan ? Ill take it !!!
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67 here! Im in shorts waiting for my riding partners to show up!
happy HAPPY girl!
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65 here and it just stopped raining but I am obligated to take my wife to the Worcester Art Museum to see Mi Puerto Rico and participate in the Three Kings Celebration. Guess I could use some culture.

Tomorrow she teaches a class on figure painting and that gives me three hours of riding.
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62 here... wtf is going on?!
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[QUOTE=roadwarrior]Somebody told me the polar ice packs were melting. So, I went on to a Canadian weather website and looked as far north as I could and noted that the temps were well below zero. As I recall from my high school science days, freezing is 32 degrees farenheit and zero celsius.

So, I am wondering how ice is melting at these temperatures? Unless it gets above freezing up there, as far as any science I know, this is impossible.
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Check those temps again in July-Sept and you'll see how the ice caps melt. Regardless when you look at pictures from 100-50 years ago against the current pictures you can clearly see errosion in glaciers all over the planet.

Even if you're someone on the fence about global warming it seems to me that the only reasponsible thing to do is to reduce your personal contribution to greenhouse gases. Otherwise, the problem is only going to get worse while your "jury is still out".
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