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Winter's coming Weenies

Old 09-17-08, 03:07 PM
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Winter's coming Weenies

This AM it was 50 here in the Lower Hudson Valley. That's only 5 or less away from leg warmer temps weenies. I was out in my long sleeved T-neck and my Don't Flatten Me Yellow jacket and I still was freezing on the way down the hill. After that it was fine, but the Pearl Izumi shell didn't really come off until the last 5 miles. It was rather nippy, booties and gardening glove notwithstanding.

Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. If you need me I'll be freezing my ass off until next May. LATE May. I'm used to it. I ride all winter. I ride down to about 15F. But I do prefer the hot weather. Big time.
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STFU.

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whatever.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
This AM it was 50 here in the Lower Hudson Valley. That's only 5 or less away from leg warmer temps weenies. I was out in my long sleeved T-neck and my Don't Flatten Me Yellow jacket and I still was freezing on the way down the hill. After that it was fine, but the Pearl Izumi shell didn't really come off until the last 5 miles. It was rather nippy, booties and gardening glove notwithstanding.

Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. If you need me I'll be freezing my ass off until next May. LATE May. I'm used to it. I ride all winter. I ride down to about 15F. But I do prefer the hot weather. Big time.
Yeah, I rode all winter too. I was talking about this afternoon, how I missed it. Rode to work in 17 degrees once last year. Several times in the 20s. Gotta get the base miles in. And the trainer is an ugly word in my house.
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this winter i gotta figure out the cold feet problem once and for all... i've been tolerating a certain discomfort for a few years straight now.
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Old 09-17-08, 03:17 PM
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Whatever, bit of cold has never hurt no-one. Trainers are for wussies, throw a windstopper on and ride
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my winters are usually in the 50s to 60s.
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I don't think I've been in temps below 50 in the last ten years. l2migrate.
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Such a whiny little girl.....I'm surprised you didn't say it was nipply....
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What's winter?
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I live in Santa Barbara..........................FOOL!

ETA- beat me to it.
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Winter ain't all bad.



Oh, I forgot, you live in NY. Never mind.
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what's winter?
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Winter ain't all bad.



Oh, I forgot, you live in NY. Never mind.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
I live in Santa Barbara..........................FOOL!
Hey, another Santa Barbarian. I wonder if we've met. Do you do any group rides?
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Hey, another Santa Barbarian. I wonder if we've met. Do you do any group rides?
Have not done any for years, but I bet you have met my nephew, and my oldest brother (Echelon).

Getting back into the swing of things after a while off, so we will probably run into each other soon.
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I have gear that lets me ride down to +5 F (-15 C), but I won't ride on ice. I'm just too much of a wimp. People ride all winter long on the college campus I work at, and every year you see so many broken collar bones, wrists, legs, etc. from people landing wrong while trying to ride on ice. Not me.
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'Several times in the 20's'?

Dude, it's in the 20's here from December through March. Every other friggin day. Sometimes a little colder, sometimes warmer, but there it is.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
Have not done any for years, but I bet you have met my nephew, and my oldest brother (Echelon).

Getting back into the swing of things after a while off, so we will probably run into each other soon.
I do a lot with Echelon (I'm am on the board). What are their names?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
This AM it was 50 here in the Lower Hudson Valley. That's only 5 or less away from leg warmer temps weenies. I was out in my long sleeved T-neck and my Don't Flatten Me Yellow jacket and I still was freezing on the way down the hill. After that it was fine, but the Pearl Izumi shell didn't really come off until the last 5 miles. It was rather nippy, booties and gardening glove notwithstanding.

Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. If you need me I'll be freezing my ass off until next May. LATE May. I'm used to it. I ride all winter. I ride down to about 15F. But I do prefer the hot weather. Big time.
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The thought of having to wash it in freezing temp after the ride is enough to keep me off the roads. They salt so bad here, the roads are white for 5 months. Even after a few months of rain in the spring, the salt is so bad it burns my eyes if I bike in the rain.
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I do a lot with Echelon (I'm am on the board). What are their names?
Alex D. (sister's kid)and Marc B. (biggest brother).
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
This AM it was 50 here in the Lower Hudson Valley. That's only 5 or less away from leg warmer temps weenies. I was out in my long sleeved T-neck and my Don't Flatten Me Yellow jacket and I still was freezing on the way down the hill. After that it was fine, but the Pearl Izumi shell didn't really come off until the last 5 miles. It was rather nippy, booties and gardening glove notwithstanding.
50 is nippy weather requiring booties, long sleeves, a jacket, and full finger gloves? Unless you were also in a torrential downpour and fighting wind the entire way, you need to HTFU.
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On the subject of winter, what do you guys do to keep your eyes from tearing up at speed when it's cold?

Is that one of the advantages of special cycling sunglasses?
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On the subject of winter, what do you guys do to keep your eyes from tearing up at speed when it's cold?
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