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What do you do when it's -10F when you wake up... Ride before it warms up too much!

Old 01-10-16, 01:18 PM
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What do you do when it's -10F when you wake up... Ride before it warms up too much!

Took my Pugsley out for 25 miles. Serious hard work, took over 2-1/2 hours with only one short stop. Only thing that got cold were my feet, I needed to get off for a short jog every 30 to 45 minutes to get the circulation going to my feet.

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Cool beans; it's only zero in Des Moines which puts my bike ride today in shame,
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Two follow up items, that ride took more it off me then I'd expect and surprisingly I ended up dehydrated... Took a couple hours to figure out why I was feeling weak and queasy, drank lots of water and felt much better. I know I was sweating a lot, but drank a lot of water during the ride too. Lessons I need to learn before the Frozen Forty next month.
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I got out while it was still 2 or 3 below. Less than 10 miles -- I started having problems with my goggles fogging up. My feet were a little cold but the rest of me was plenty warm. I'm sure not ready for the Frozen 40, that's for sure!
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I turned over and went back to sleep.
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Way to go! Love the selfie


Forecast for tomorrow morning is -7. Looking forward to testing out my new gloves (45Nrth Sturmfist 4)
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Originally Posted by reverborama View Post
I got out while it was still 2 or 3 below. Less than 10 miles -- I started having problems with my goggles fogging up. My feet were a little cold but the rest of me was plenty warm. I'm sure not ready for the Frozen 40, that's for sure!
I stopped using googles a while ago, they'd fog and freeze (& for the record, I'm a snowboarder and have high quality snowboard googles). Now I use aviators, for as long as I can. They will fog and freeze too - after about 8 miles yesterday, I had to put the glasses away and go bare faced.

I think my feet are going to need chemical heat pads for sub-zero rides. Not my favorite choice, but not sure where else to go.
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Bravo HT ! I took the trash out in neg 3 this am and when I came back in I gagged. I'm afraid I've found my limit to the cold.
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
I think my feet are going to need chemical heat pads for sub-zero rides. Not my favorite choice, but not sure where else to go.
Have you ever considered Li battery heated boots or insoles? I have several pair of Columbia heated boots that I love. I've wanted to try a pair of heated insoles to allow me more options in footwear when I ride, but haven't yet. Probably will order some soon, to go with a new pair of 45nrth Wolfgar I just ordered.
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Originally Posted by TriDanny47 View Post
Have you ever considered Li battery heated boots or insoles? I have several pair of Columbia heated boots that I love. I've wanted to try a pair of heated insoles to allow me more options in footwear when I ride, but haven't yet. Probably will order some soon, to go with a new pair of 45nrth Wolfgar I just ordered.
I'd be interested, I haven't looked at battery heater options in a few years. Last I recall, the prices were very high for the few days I need the extra help. BTW - I have the Wölvhammer and LOVE them. They are good for me down to around 5F
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
I stopped using googles a while ago, they'd fog and freeze (& for the record, I'm a snowboarder and have high quality snowboard googles). Now I use aviators, for as long as I can. They will fog and freeze too - after about 8 miles yesterday, I had to put the glasses away and go bare faced.

I think my feet are going to need chemical heat pads for sub-zero rides. Not my favorite choice, but not sure where else to go.
I just recently bought new goggles which would have clear lenses for the dark winter days. I've yet to get them to fog up even though they've been used down to -22F.
I believe the non fogging lies with a few reasons

1) dual pane lens. This is actually a huge part of it. I've had several goggles in both ski and tactical variety, but these new goggles are the first with dual pane and these are the first I have not been able to fog in any situation.
100% also does make a full ventilated dual pane which would be even better, but so far I haven't been able to fog even the unventilated dual pane
2) I don't (or haven't yet, I'll buy a skull print balaclava tomorrow so this'll likely change) wear anything in front of my mouth. I've noticed that even though I get a bit on discomfort in the coldest weather, I don't need anything covering my mouth/nose
3) my new helmet (POC Fornix) has a goggle ventilation vents which push air down the goggles at all times when there's a breeze coming towards the helmet front.
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Originally Posted by elcruxio View Post
I just recently bought new goggles which would have clear lenses for the dark winter days. I've yet to get them to fog up even though they've been used down to -22F.
I believe the non fogging lies with a few reasons

1) dual pane lens. This is actually a huge part of it. I've had several goggles in both ski and tactical variety, but these new goggles are the first with dual pane and these are the first I have not been able to fog in any situation.
100% also does make a full ventilated dual pane which would be even better, but so far I haven't been able to fog even the unventilated dual pane
2) I don't (or haven't yet, I'll buy a skull print balaclava tomorrow so this'll likely change) wear anything in front of my mouth. I've noticed that even though I get a bit on discomfort in the coldest weather, I don't need anything covering my mouth/nose
3) my new helmet (POC Fornix) has a goggle ventilation vents which push air down the goggles at all times when there's a breeze coming towards the helmet front.
Item #3 is the one that gets my attention!

I have the dual pane lenses, but I still fog and freeze. I never cover my mouth, even at -15F. I run very hot, and I do a lot of venting with my jacket to get rid of the steam and my helmet is my summer helmet with wool skull cap to allow max venting. However, having a helmet and googles designed to vent might be just the ticket! Lisa (the better half) might need this too, she doesn't run hot but has a lot of icing issues and can not go without lenses cause she tears up so bad in the cold.
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I'll need to check out the goggles with glasses inside. If the glasses stay fog free I'll truly know the POC helmet venting works.
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
I stopped using googles a while ago, they'd fog and freeze (& for the record, I'm a snowboarder and have high quality snowboard googles). Now I use aviators, for as long as I can. They will fog and freeze too - after about 8 miles yesterday, I had to put the glasses away and go bare faced.

I think my feet are going to need chemical heat pads for sub-zero rides. Not my favorite choice, but not sure where else to go.
Immediately after buying a different balaclava for cold riding, I ran across this Klim Glacier Men's Ski Snowmobile Balaclava which actually has a specific has a "Neoprene Breath Box Deflects Moisture Down And Away From Goggles":

https://www.amazon.com/Klim-Glacier-M...klim+balaclava



Unfortunately I haven't used it (did I mention I ran across it immediately after buying a different one?) but it looked very interesting for avoiding fogging up glasses or goggles.

P.S. They make another very slightly cheaper model as well here where a lot of the reviewers claim it worked great for not fogging goggles or glasses. Only common complaint is that it's to hot for milder weather:
https://www.amazon.com/Klim-Arctic-Fl...klim+balaclava



P.P.S. From reading through this thread here:
https://www.hardcoresledder.com/forum...balaclava.html

It looks like that second one (Klim Artic) is the warmer model, while the top model (Klim Glacier) is a less warm model. The Artic is apparently to warm for some people.

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i use the no fog balaclava, so it doesnt fog up the ski google i use to ride.
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