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Old 01-19-16, 03:12 PM
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Let's see your frost beards

Frost beards are much like snowflakes, no two are identical.

Here's Monday's frost beard, -12 to -8F, 16 miles took nearly 90 minutes
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By the way, this is an all inclusive frost beard threads. For example, here is a clean shaven frost beard ... and great eyelashes, felt like some kinda glamour girl. This ride was January 2015 at -13F, 10 miles to work took about an hour.

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I had the same frost beard when I drove around 20 miles in the breezy, chilled and frosty snowflake weather. It was the best ever experience I had. But after that it was very difficult to manage my bike as well as my beards. I actually pursued the useful source which made my beards back to normal and a good repairing for my bike.
Amazing experience!
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a chilly day

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Nice!

Frost-beard season is over in Minnesota, 60F yesterday and warmer today.
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From last winter. Morning commute home from work. around 15 F.
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-28*F 13-mile ride took about 1 hour 20 minutes. Never felt cold, goggles were on when on bike trails and off when on roads.

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lol, you're one badass!
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Hey look, we made the front page of CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/30/us/co...rnd/index.html
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It's the Toad for the win!!! [/shameless self-promotion]

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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad
It's the Toad for the win!!! [/shameless self-promotion]
at 14:30? well done you!
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
at 14:30? well done you!
Yeppers! That's the Toad. My 15 seconds of fame, HA!
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30 miles in sub-zero temps, as low as -18F and up to -2F by the end of the ride.


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That's a big NOPE from me, but well done. What did you get with your prize money?

Nice thing about my velo is that even when it's cold outside, it generally stays right around 40F in the velo once I get warmed up (my computer has a temp reading on it).
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Everything I never wanted to see. Im too wimpy to ride below 28 degrees without my 45Nrth full face balaclava. Unless its a short .6 mile ride to the grocery store or gym.


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Wanna get this thread back to the top of lists! And get some others contributing ... or is this Toad the only one that bikes in cold??

I got out on Jan 2 for 20 miles with temps -13 to -6 F. Mostly warm and comfortable ... my toes suffer because I need to upgrade my boots for the sub-zero stuff.

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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane
That's a big NOPE from me, but well done. What did you get with your prize money?

Nice thing about my velo is that even when it's cold outside, it generally stays right around 40F in the velo once I get warmed up (my computer has a temp reading on it).
I just found your post ... sorry I missed it back in the day.

GCN set me up with 50 credit with Wiggle. I got myself a summer base layer (kinda ironic) and some Knog Binder lights.

In 2023, I plan to race the Arrowhead 135, so when our temps drop below 0F, I'm out for training rides.
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Close to frost beard time. This was last February at a balmy 22f. My record is -4f when left house. 16 mile one way commute. Im known as that crazy bike nut around here
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Frost Beard ?. Jesus Christ, it was something like 79 today in NYC, all time high for the date. I'm in shorts on tomorrows ride for sure, going to be 75 or so. Going to be a while if at all this winter before I see a frost beard.
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Originally Posted by Jedneck
Close to frost beard time. This was last February at a balmy 22f. My record is -4f when left house. 16 mile one way commute. Im known as that crazy bike nut around here
just our type, please post more thru the winter!
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Frost Beard ?. Jesus Christ, it was something like 79 today in NYC, all time high for the date. I'm in shorts on tomorrows ride for sure, going to be 75 or so. Going to be a while if at all this winter before I see a frost beard.
haha yup this was a friend of the family Saturday. we attended a rooftop party at nite but he brought his bike from upstate NY for a ride around Central Park, beforehand

I'm back up in Boston today & wearing shorts at work - mid-70sF
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This was yesterday, 20 miles with air temps start at 0F/-18C and dropping below -5F/-20C on the way home. This is nothing when compared with my friends on the Arrowhead 135 course yesterday (& today), their start line temp was -28F/-33C ... and funny to say, I think I'm finally ready to join them in 2024 at the International Falls start line!


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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad
This was yesterday, 20 miles with air temps start at 0F/-18C and dropping below -5F/-20C on the way home. This is nothing when compared with my friends on the Arrowhead 135 course yesterday (& today), their start line temp was -28F/-33C ... and funny to say, I think I'm finally ready to join them in 2024 at the International Falls start line!
this is great. I like the reflection of the sun, complete w/ shadow of a tree, on your nostril
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
this is great. I like the reflection of the sun, complete w/ shadow of a tree, on your nostril
I had to look a couple time to figure out that bright spot on my nose HA!
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