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Coldest Ride Contest

Old 12-14-05, 08:53 PM
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I was camping at the Whiteface Mountain KOA on Feb 18,1979 when it hit about 40 below zero and set a NY state record at Old Forge of 52 below zero so I know it gets super cold there. Today here in NJ we set a record of 5 below (Somerville NJ) but I did not get to ride until noon when it was a balmy 20 above.
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Old 12-15-05, 12:34 AM
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My coldest ride was at -30C, some years back. Since then I've stopped riding in very cold temperatures (under -20C). So, that is -22F

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Old 01-29-06, 04:32 PM
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A new personal low:

it finally warmed up a bit so I took a little toodle this morning, just under 5 miles according to topo 5

-31F (-35C)
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Originally Posted by fruitless
A new personal low:

it finally warmed up a bit so I took a little toodle this morning, just under 5 miles according to topo 5

-31F (-35C)
Didn't you have -50F to -60F a few days ago? sounds like heatwave for you Its good to hear you got a ride in.

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Personal best this season:
-6F
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Old 01-31-06, 11:49 AM
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This has gotta be the lamest winter ever in which to have a coldest ride contest. It hasn't been below freezing here in over a week. Most places are almost 10C warmer than the seasonal averages. Bummed.
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Old 01-31-06, 12:32 PM
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I did a few rides in Dec. that were below zero F. If I remember correctly, when I left the house one day it was -16 F. This is in Chaumont, NY. But January has been like spring, I rode without gloves yesterday. So we basically got our normal Jan. weather in Dec. Now I just hope we don't get our Feb. weather in April.
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Old 02-02-06, 07:31 PM
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-45f last week here in denali NP, alaska (my commute is only 5-10 mins, though!)... it's normally about -20f this time of the year, but it was cold for a few days.

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Old 02-02-06, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by recursive
Personal best this season:
-6F
Ditto.
I'm not a bit disappointed either.
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Old 02-06-06, 03:15 AM
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-5 deg F, with winds...
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Old 02-06-06, 06:56 AM
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Last weekend -22C getting groceries, but the ride was only about 6 kms. I live close to the sea, so it seldom goes below -30C, or -25C even.

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Old 02-21-06, 07:09 AM
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hey, great contest!!
i live in winninpeg and commuted last friday in -32c(-25F) with a windchill of -45c(-45f?)...
that was most likely the coldest day i've biked... today was cold, but last friday was nuts!!

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Old 02-22-06, 12:48 PM
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wind chills nasty in the peg being a former winnipeger. now i live in white horse yukon weather is warmer this this year than last year not even 30 below c. -25 c is the coldest commute so far. last year -45 c was the coldest hard on the equipment.cheers
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Old 02-22-06, 03:19 PM
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-25°C/-13°F this winter. No windchill factored in. I can ride for about 1½ hours at this temperature before my toes begin to freeze. If it's for longer time, I have to walk the bike every once in a while to thaw my toes. Yes, I should probably get warmer shoes!
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Old 02-22-06, 08:53 PM
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I was riding at 0 kelvin the other day
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Old 07-23-06, 03:15 PM
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Just caught this sight. -22F in mid February for a couple of days. 10K one way commute. The darkness is worse than the cold.

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Old 07-26-06, 08:52 AM
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Just saw this thread. My coldest was back in 04, when Saskatoon had a balmy daytime temperature of -49 celsius.
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Originally Posted by colnago57
Just saw this thread. My coldest was back in 04, when Saskatoon had a balmy daytime temperature of -49 celsius.
Can you tell us more about this? What did you wear? Did you live? How long did you ride? Did your inner tubes shatter?
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Originally Posted by The Selector
I was riding at 0 kelvin the other day
U got to experience fermionic condensate! I hate when that happens, Bose Einstein is bad enough.
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Old 10-14-06, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Walkafire
10 degrees F Just starting to get cold!
Ain't THAT the truth! There are definitely different levels of cold as experienced by the human.

My coldest +5 F.

Brrrrr!

I don't mind XC skiing at 5F ... it's actually fun, but riding .... hmmm.

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I took the bike out when it hit -36 F here in MN just to say I did it.

dang do you know much grease holds you back at – 36…Ahhhh….

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no winter at all so far, not even a trace of snow on the ground, got into the 20s this morning and maybe again tonight. It was way colder last year. I'm loving it, I'm not one of these chest-thumping geeks that loves winter. . .really I'm not.
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This morning, 7F, 22 miles. The cold isn't my problem. My problem is staying hydrated--everything froze!
  • Upside down gatorade bottle.
  • Insulated Camelbak (bite valve only)
  • vacuum insulated coffee cup (ok, it was nearly empty at the time)
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I've started taking a Camelbak with me on ski trips where it comes in handy for long days out on the slopes. To keep it from freezing, I wear it inside of my coat. I've found that even the insulated hoses and bite valves freeze but I've yet to have mine freeze inside. Drinking is a little more hassle but so is running out of flowing water.
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Originally Posted by joejack951
I've started taking a Camelbak with me on ski trips where it comes in handy for long days out on the slopes. To keep it from freezing, I wear it inside of my coat. I've found that even the insulated hoses and bite valves freeze but I've yet to have mine freeze inside. Drinking is a little more hassle but so is running out of flowing water.
I had the insulated Camelbak under my wind shell (coat), but I over dressed and had the zippers all the way open, so the bite valve never thawed out, even when tucked under the coat.
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