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Old 12-02-05, 08:09 PM
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Well, it looks like winter is coming. Some of you may have noticed that it is getting colder.

Let's see who the most extreme is this year. List your coldest ride so far this year.

Please post in Fahrenheit.

Contest is for temperature only. Windchill, and other conditions are not being considered. Simply post what the mercury read while your were riding today.

It hasn't been very cold here yet. My coldest ride so far is:

17 F

Edit> Rides less than 5 miles do not qualify.

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61 degrees, and let me tell you how cold I was riding!!
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14f. This is NOT a contest I want to win. Sadly it's possible.
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Right around 10F. The 25th was suppose to be a day off but I went to work to take advantage of the peace and quiet..

http://www.wunderground.com/weathers...y=25&year=2005
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I think it was officially 17*f for my coldest ride. I guarentee when it gets to -20*... I'll be out for at least a spin around the block..
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67 degrees. It has been colder here but on those days I was using the trainer.
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Anyone else here doing the TCBC Polar Bear ride on New Year's day?
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10 degrees F Just starting to get cold!

Gonna get worse before it gets better!
 
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-7 F on Friday Nov 25, 2005. I was out riding around in the morning. This was the windchill temp. Winds were blowing around 25 mph or more.

It was a neat ride, and one wherein I got to test out my winter riding gear for the first time. Almost everything worked as expected, except for the gloves.
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Originally Posted by Ranger
Well, it looks like winter is coming. Some of you may have noticed that it is getting colder.

Let's see who the most extreme is this year. List your coldest ride so far this year.

Please post in Fahrenheit.

Contest is for temperature only. Windchill, and other conditions are not being considered. Simply post what the mercury read while your were riding today.

It hasn't been very cold here yet. My coldest ride so far is:

17 F

Edit> Rides less than 5 miles do not qualify.
While I agree with you on the windchill, etc, I think the 5 mile limit is a bit high. I've got either a 3.75m or 4.9m commute depending on if I go through downtown or take the bike path. Both are about the same time, but downtown is shorter and more likely to be navigable (they do plow the path, but no salt or sand.) When it's over 30, I'll probably be more likely to go out for recreational rides, but my commute is going to be the cold ones...

So far I think it's been 8 or 9 degrees, not really sure. I guess if I was being conservative, I'd say 11 or 12. But the cold weather hasn't really hit yet... We just have had a fair amount of snow and cold so far...
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Originally Posted by HereNT
I think the 5 mile limit is a bit high.
Anything less than 5 miles is hardly worth all the trouble of putting on the gear and getting out on the bicycle!! If you figure your commutes will be the cold rides, just take an extra loop around the block at one end or the other.
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So far this winter (since the beginning of October, 2005), my coldest ride was -9C (15.8F). It was my November century, done on Sunday, November 6th. It did warm up to -2C (28.4F) sometime in the afternoon, but I'm absolutely certain I did more than 5 miles while it was still that cold.

Accurate, confirmable, temperature information:
http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec....Month=11&Day=6



Now if I were to include my rides from EARLIER this year, like January or February 2005, there would be some colder days ... are you just counting this WINTER or this YEAR?
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Old 12-03-05, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by CastIron
Anyone else here doing the TCBC Polar Bear ride on New Year's day?
Sadly I won't be around.

Wait, sadly? Did I say that?

Coldest so far this year, 18F and winds at 10-15mph.
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Old 12-03-05, 07:49 AM
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15 degrees. The 30 mph tailwind made the 15 miles fly by though!
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Nothing big. 15F last Tuesday and Thursday.
Supposedly, we may hit 9F and 4F next Wed and Thursday. If the forecast holds I may need to bump up my next clothing purchase.
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Originally Posted by Machka
Anything less than 5 miles is hardly worth all the trouble of putting on the gear and getting out on the bicycle!! If you figure your commutes will be the cold rides, just take an extra loop around the block at one end or the other.
You're right. Thanks for giving me a reason to blow off going into work on my day off! I was going to head in and see if I could get Xerox to come in and fix the machine I broke yesterday, but I think I'll sit around the house and drink whiskey instead
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Originally Posted by CastIron
Anyone else here doing the TCBC Polar Bear ride on New Year's day?
hopefully I can make it this year. It sounds like a fun ride from what i've been told by the president.

Off to ride in the heatwave of 15degree's right now though
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Old 12-03-05, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by inlikeflynn
hopefully I can make it this year. It sounds like a fun ride from what i've been told by the president.

Off to ride in the heatwave of 15degree's right now though
Me too, gonna try to make it out to Long Lake in the snow flurries. Snowmobiles should still be dormant right? It would really suck to get run over.
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Originally Posted by Machka
Anything less than 5 miles is hardly worth all the trouble of putting on the gear and getting out on the bicycle!! If you figure your commutes will be the cold rides, just take an extra loop around the block at one end or the other.
Exactly. I thought it was a bit low but wanted to be inclusive. I've never gone on a ride as short as 5 miles in cold weather but if i did i don't think i would even bother with all of the gear. I would probably just put on a warm coat.

The need for a minimum mileage is because riding around the block once in 0 F weather is different than riding 30 miles.

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about -26 this morning, I was going to try to get 10 miles but I changed my mind when my hands got really cold.
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Old 12-03-05, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by fruitless
about -26 this morning, I was going to try to get 10 miles but I changed my mind when my hands got really cold.
-26 F?

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Maybe Fairbanks AK according to the signature link.
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Old 12-03-05, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie
Maybe Fairbanks AK according to the signature link.
Yeah, i see that now. Holy Crap!

BTW fruitless,

You only need five.
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Thanksgiving night was 13 F with 30 mph winds. But I only rode about 4 miles before the turkey started backing up on me. I went about 14 miles on a midnight fun ride Tuesday/Wednesday, 34 F.

Few will ever beat fruitless! Very impressive.
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