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Old 12-31-17, 11:27 PM
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Happy New Years everyone! Hope you have a happy and healthy one, and get lots of miles too

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Old 01-01-18, 02:16 AM
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Happy 2018 BFSSFG!
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Woke up to -4* temps. Not much riding being done this week!
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Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
Woke up to -4* temps. Not much riding being done this week!
You should move down here. Its a veritable heat wave at +15 F.
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Currently sitting at 34 feels like 19 with the 16mph wind here in Houston. Hard freeze warnings for last night and tonight and tomorrow. Not supposed to warm up until Saturday. Gonna be a while before wheels are down again. Boo.
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11 degrees headed toward 26! WooHoo! Happy New Year!
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4 degrees, plus 15-30mph wind, snow showers and icy, snow packed roads. I went anyway and 3+ miles took me over half an hour. Screw that, came home for another half hour on the trainer.

I hope everyone here has a pleasant 2018, thanks for all the knowledge you've given.
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Originally Posted by North Coast Joe View Post
4 degrees, plus 15-30mph wind, snow showers and icy, snow packed roads. I went anyway and 3+ miles took me over half an hour. Screw that, came home for another half hour on the trainer.

I hope everyone here has a pleasant 2018, thanks for all the knowledge you've given.
That's pretty hard core. Riding in negative wind chills + ice and snow. I don't mind a little cold (though it's relative; it's a balmy 35 degrees here in Atlanta but chilly for us) but once you add ice and snow into the mix it gets dicey.. What bike did you ride?

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Happy new year all!

1/1/17 @ 11:00 AM and the Hotlanta suburbs where my friend @bonsai171 and I reside are 19 F.

I did 30 miles at a blazing fast 13.2 MPH and had to put chemical hand warmers in my shoes and gloves after 9 miles. Riding in the extreme cold is exponentially more difficult than riding in the heat. Riding in a brief show shower was fun though.

I hope you all have many epic and safe rides in 2018.


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Old 01-01-18, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Happy new year all!

1/1/17 @ 11:00 AM and the Hotlanta suburbs where my friend @bonsai171 and I reside are 19 F.

I did 30 miles at a blazing fast 13.2 MPH and had to put chemical hand warmers in my shoes and gloves after 9 miles. Riding in the extreme cold is exponentially more difficult than riding in the heat. Riding in a brief show shower was fun though.

I hope you all have many epic and safe rides in 2018.


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Tim,

That's pretty good for this time of year. Went outside for a few minutes to watch my son ride a scooter. The cold shoots right thru you, and that's just standing still.

Have you ever tried putting surgical gloves on underneath your cycling gloves? A friend of mine at work says it is very effective for riding in the cold. Maybe it works like a moisture/wind barrier?

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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Have you ever tried putting surgical gloves on underneath your cycling gloves?
I have not tried surgical gloves under cycling gloves.

For milder conditions I use Castelli Scalda Elite gloves. They are best above 40 but can be used down to 35 for an hour or two. The reflective back makes them great for signaling turns at night.

Today's ride was started with Swix Star XC-100 cross country ski gloves. These are also good to the mid 30's and not so bulky that shifting is a problem. Insulation and wind block isn't the best but they keep my hands warm for long rides when temps are above freezing and it is dry out.

After 1 mile today I knew the Swix gloves would not cut it and I went back to get a pair of heavy Swany X-Change gloves. They are bulky and make shifting awkward but entirely justified today given the temps. I even stuck chemical hand warmers inside the warmer pocket just for the heck of it and the back of the gloves were almost hot to the touch. It was wonderful.

Feet were more of a problem today. Chemical warmers were placed between the sock and shoe on top of the toes but they didn't seem as effective as the hands.


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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
... What bike did you ride?
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Not so hard core, a victim of cabin fever already. I took my commuter that should be on the last page or two of ride pics.

As Tim mentioned, those heat packs in your gloves and boots make it tolerable.
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Happy New Year everyone! Florida is just starting to see some cold weather at 32 this morning. I think we are going to hit mid 20's, but then be right back to 60's in a week or so.
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