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11-27-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,026
Posted By parkbrav

Studs and keep your feet parallel to the ground...

Studs and keep your feet parallel to the ground when anticipating the ice. I tend to keep my feet moving most of the time in anticipation of ice
11-16-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By parkbrav

The Weather channel is predicting La Nina weather...

The Weather channel is predicting La Nina weather patterns this winter - cold and wet for the north.

It's also predicting "much warmer than normal" temperatures for much of the east and north east...
11-15-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By parkbrav

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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So This was the third consecutive weekend that I went cycling for...
11-06-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By parkbrav

I can't say for sure. But I know that my limit is...

I can't say for sure. But I know that my limit is 1 hour in 15F/-10C temperatures with goggles on. At that point, my eyes start freezing shut even wearing the goggles
11-02-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By parkbrav

great video Zip!!! I checked out the local...

great video Zip!!!

I checked out the local bike path yesterday. Most of the snow melted, except there was a small section of frozen slush near the highway overpass. I had the studs on but I still...
10-30-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By parkbrav

Early Winter in New England

Boston is getting clipped by Tropical Storm Zeta, which of course collided with the cold Canadian air that's besetting us this week. So, we got an inch of rain yesterday and now today we're getting...
05-09-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,697
Posted By parkbrav

May 9th and what can only be described as a freak...

May 9th and what can only be described as a freak round of cold Arctic air and non-accumulating snow showers up here in Rt 38 Boston. With a "cold snap" into the mid 40s by day, low 30s by night.
...
04-18-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,697
Posted By parkbrav

April 18th here, Boston is getting a "coating to...

April 18th here, Boston is getting a "coating to 6 inches" of heavy wet snow flakes. Here in my neck of the woods, it is accumulating (slightly) on the grass and melting on contact with the pavement....
03-25-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,956
Posted By parkbrav

yeah, thanks dude. I went to the Take-A-Look...

yeah, thanks dude. I went to the Take-A-Look website https://takealookactive.com/instructions/ and got it to work. Agree, it will need some duct or electrical tape as my safety glasses don't support...
03-16-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,431
Posted By parkbrav

We have blossoming American Elm trees here in...

We have blossoming American Elm trees here in Metro North Boston - expected snow showers tomorrow morning but will warm up to the 50s tomorrow afternoon
03-05-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,515
Posted By parkbrav

Hahahaha, In my opinion, coming from a...

Hahahaha, In my opinion, coming from a 12-month-a-year commuting cyclist (until I get a car), we were spared! :thumb: I think St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers, who is technically NOT a...
02-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,515
Posted By parkbrav

Dates to Note March 1 - First day of...

Dates to Note

March 1 - First day of "Meteorological Spring" (Defined as: March, April, May)
March 8 - Daylight Savings (Spring Ahead)
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 18 - "Last Full...
02-26-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By parkbrav

It's being reported that "Boston, MA" had the...

It's being reported that "Boston, MA" had the second lowest snow fall totals ever - 15.1 inches all winter
...
02-26-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By parkbrav

Yep. Good one. Well, it did rain quite a lot! I'm...

Yep. Good one. Well, it did rain quite a lot! I'm sure that rain could have been snow...;) Weather Channel predicted quite a lot of "snow shower" events that turned out to be rain
02-25-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By parkbrav

Echoing RumRunn, but adding the following. We got...

Echoing RumRunn, but adding the following. We got lucky this year. But the warm winters can be dangerous because they can increase the prevalence of ice storms. The ice storms often start as rain (or...
02-19-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,515
Posted By parkbrav

Yeah, I'm still not seeing anything in the Boston...

Yeah, I'm still not seeing anything in the Boston forecast, other than some lower temperatures, and the "10 day" now extends all the way into March 3
02-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,515
Posted By parkbrav

They did say parts of the country were going to...

They did say parts of the country were going to "buck the trend." Another example was Northeast Maine.

We're lucky to get into the 40s here in the Metro Boston area, although 50s are not out of...
01-31-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By parkbrav

Hope you get better soon Zipp, in time for all...

Hope you get better soon Zipp, in time for all the fun we're going to have (what's left of) this winter!
01-28-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,515
Posted By parkbrav

Hey, we're about 52 days until the official start...

Hey, we're about 52 days until the official start of spring (note leap year on February 29 this year), and here on Route 38 North (Metro-North Boston) we've gotten about 13 inches of snow, most of...
01-28-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By parkbrav

I also have a Columbia rain jacket. I rave about...

I also have a Columbia rain jacket. I rave about it. It is light-weight and also does a very good job of keeping me dry
01-22-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By parkbrav

You're in luck, Perl Izumi is having a Clearance...

You're in luck, Perl Izumi is having a Clearance sale on everything. If buying P-I, I suggest buying the next size up because they run a bit small...
01-21-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By parkbrav

The other day I mentioned the Red and White Reese...

The other day I mentioned the Red and White Reese Reflective Strips from Lowes:

Reese Reflective Strips https://www.lowes.com/pd/Reese-Refle...trips/50437674...
01-16-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,244
Posted By parkbrav

I tried out the dry-guy boot covers in "light...

I tried out the dry-guy boot covers in "light rain" this morning. They kept my Waterproof hiking boots bone-dry for the course of the 15 minute commute. I am planning to use them again this winter.
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01-14-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By parkbrav

According to the Weather Channel, North-East...

According to the Weather Channel, North-East blizzards on average start "peaking" now (January 14-31), and reach an apex around Feb 1-14
...
01-14-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By parkbrav

Still waiting for winter to arrive. It's supposed...

Still waiting for winter to arrive. It's supposed to get real cold next week

Love the zebras!
01-11-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By parkbrav

Yeah, actually, a few cars behind me slowed down...

Yeah, actually, a few cars behind me slowed down and a few cars ahead of me were waving me ahead, so I think they saw me at least.
01-10-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By parkbrav

I did quite a few searches and kept getting...

I did quite a few searches and kept getting directed to cheap-o products on Amazon.

I then perused the user comments of products available on Amazon. One didn't stick to metal. Another wasn't very...
01-10-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By parkbrav

We'll see! Well, it just has to stay on for the...

We'll see! Well, it just has to stay on for the winter, I'm short-term thinking about this winter, as I'm starting to save up for the next big automotive adventure

Wow, did you see how much the...
01-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By parkbrav

Reflective Tape

In addition to the boot covers, my reflective tape arrived the other day. Tonight will be the first evening ride with the tape on my helmet and backpack. It will be interesting to see the results, if...
01-09-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,244
Posted By parkbrav

Believe it or not, I found the thread from last...

Believe it or not, I found the thread from last March 2019 (!):
https://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/1163982-enormous-shoe-boot-covers.html
01-03-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
Posted By parkbrav

Sorry for joining this thread late. I use studs...

Sorry for joining this thread late. I use studs all winter on pavement, mostly for the peace of mind. Ever since 2015 ("Snow-meggedon"), Boston has been getting mild winters. In fact, last winter was...
12-21-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By parkbrav

Winter - It's On

Today is the official start of "astronomical winter" in the northern hemisphere.

Just 89 days to go until astronomical spring! :lol: :notamused:
12-11-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By parkbrav

If anyone else has a story or two to share,...

If anyone else has a story or two to share, please feel welcome.

This morning, I had less than one inch of slush on the driveway. The roads were relatively clear. There were ongoing snow...
12-09-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,373
Posted By parkbrav

Good luck, my friend, I must also work 7 days a...

Good luck, my friend, I must also work 7 days a week until Christmas to make the budget balance. I hope you have a great time when you are able to make it outside
12-03-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By parkbrav

Well, Winter Storm Ezekiel is here in full force...

Well, Winter Storm Ezekiel is here in full force now.

When I went out, we were getting snow showers. Temperatures at 28F. I was hoping for some frozen snow pack to allow the tires to get a grip....
11-26-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By parkbrav

I got the winter tires on yesterday. I'm...

I got the winter tires on yesterday. I'm seriously considering leaving them on permanently and getting a new, summer only, bike next spring. No idea though what I'm getting
11-26-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By parkbrav

I remember lots of rain and wind from last year,...

I remember lots of rain and wind from last year, true, not much snow

oh please, let it snow just 9 inches this winter, that would be just fine with me
11-26-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By parkbrav

WBZ Snow Forecast for Massachusetts

WBZ is predicting about 55-65 inches (4-5 feet) of snow this winter, calling the snowfall forecast for the season "above average"
...
11-21-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By parkbrav

Town had a patch of black ice on the roads this...

Town had a patch of black ice on the roads this morning- temps hovering around 34F. Pile up on the highway north of Boston.

Seasonal event now as the town's salt & sand budget seems to kick in...
11-17-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By parkbrav

mnsam @ Bobby_G This is what the 45...

mnsam

@ Bobby_G

This is what the 45 North website (https://45nrth.com/products/xerxes)says about the Xerxes tires:

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11-13-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,600
Posted By parkbrav

I splurged on the Perl Izumi winter biking...

I splurged on the Perl Izumi winter biking gloves, now going in their fourth season of heavy winter riding - they work very well for my conditions (0-32F)

Plus they are neon-victory yellow, so...
11-13-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By parkbrav

"Animal" Rides

Old Man Winter...he's baaa-ck!

Boston is hitting a record low for a high temperature for the day - around 32F

This morning we started at 19F with a 10 knot wind, making the wind chill about 9F...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,410
Posted By parkbrav

Rumrunn6, how about taking your day off and...

Rumrunn6, how about taking your day off and biking for fun? :lol:
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,194
Posted By parkbrav

I commuted 11 miles / 22 miles round trip for six...

I commuted 11 miles / 22 miles round trip for six weeks last winter. The only plus was that I finished all my cardio by the time I got home and didn't need to work out after!

My suggestion is to...
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