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Jym Dyer
January 10th 04, 05:14 PM
=v= Coldest day in NYC this winter. Time to get out my wind-
blocking balaclava. I go for the Zapatista del Norte look:

http://www.bikewinter.org/bikewinter0102/winterbikeclothing.php

I pine for the warmer days when all we had was lots of snow:

http://www.times-up.org/

(That's me on the little Bike Friday.)
<_Jym_>

Bob Bayn, Network & Computing Services
January 10th 04, 06:13 PM
In article >, "Ken [NY)" > writes:
> I got up this morning and it was +1 degee outside with a
> slight wind. I looked at my bike leaning against the sunroom wall,
> then got on the threadmill for a run instead since the rollers did not
> look inviting.
> So what do you cyclists do when the weather is this cold? (We
> have been warned here about frostbite.)

more layers and only necessary commuting by bike.

Jym Dyer
January 10th 04, 09:30 PM
=v= Is it hot out here or is it just me?

=v= It sure warmed up this afternoon, at least in Brooklyn.
Didn't need the balaclava anymore. Seemed warmer than
yesterday!
Happy Biking,
<_Jym_>

Mike Schwab
January 11th 04, 12:08 AM
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"Ken [NY)" wrote:
>
> I got up this morning and it was +1 degee outside with a
> slight wind. I looked at my bike leaning against the sunroom wall,
> then got on the threadmill for a run instead since the rollers did not
> look inviting.
> So what do you cyclists do when the weather is this cold? (We
> have been warned here about frostbite.)
>
> Ken (NY)
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Claire Petersky
January 11th 04, 06:02 AM
"Ken [NY)" > wrote in message
...
>
> So what do you cyclists do when the weather is this cold? (We
> have been warned here about frostbite.)

Ken, you come out to the Seattle area and ride with me, like you said you
would. It was in the upper 40s today around here.


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H. M. Leary
January 11th 04, 03:11 PM
In article <[email protected]_s54>,
"Claire Petersky" > wrote:

> "Ken [NY)" > wrote in message
> ...
> >
> > So what do you cyclists do when the weather is this cold? (We
> > have been warned here about frostbite.)
>
> Ken, you come out to the Seattle area and ride with me, like you said you
> would. It was in the upper 40s today around here.
>
>
> --
> Warm Regards,
>
> Claire Petersky
snip

Read your ride report and am jealous. Wish I could have followed you!

Wind chills here were in the minus teens!

Dressed like a fully gorged tick complete with ski mask, ski helmet, and
googles, I only made it 1 mile to the local Starbucks were I had to pay 3 bucks
for a cup of burnt coffee so I could make it back home.

Oh! I canıt wait til April.

HAND
Stay Warm ( Regards ).....:)

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Bob Bayn, Network & Computing Services
January 11th 04, 05:27 PM
Ken asked:
>>> So what do you cyclists do when the weather is this cold? (We
>>> have been warned here about frostbite.)

I replied:
>>more layers and only necessary commuting by bike.

Ken complained:
> I don't have enough layers. I freeze at anything under 32 f no
> matter what I wear. My feet especially suffer.

My personal recipe for keeping warm in the cold includes:
let some air out of your tires to increase the rolling
resistance; quit lubing the drivetrain; and carry around
an extra 30 lbs of fat. Then even a short ride quickly
generates enough heat to keep warm. I have no sympathy
for you skinny guys on well-tuned bikes who complain about
the cold. ;-)

My thumbs do get cold these days, though. As soon as it
gets up to 10F, I'm going for a little ride, just to fend
off the cabin-fever. Most parts of me will be covered by
3-4 layers.

"little ride" = no where near 10 miles.

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Rick
January 11th 04, 08:39 PM
....stuff deleted
> Ken complained:
> > I don't have enough layers. I freeze at anything under 32 f no
> > matter what I wear. My feet especially suffer.
>

If your feet are cold, all I've found that works is a very warm hat. Either
a pile hat (or hat liner under the helmet) is necessary when it drops under
32F (IMO) and the feet don't seem to suffer at all. Hands, however, are a
different story. Good gloves aer a must, but even them, sometimes I have to
wear a liner layer beneath them. I also need to wash them often as they reek
after a couple of days of hard riding.

Rick

Alex Rodriguez
January 14th 04, 10:49 PM
In article >,
says...
> I got up this morning and it was +1 degee outside with a
>slight wind. I looked at my bike leaning against the sunroom wall,
>then got on the threadmill for a run instead since the rollers did not
>look inviting.
> So what do you cyclists do when the weather is this cold? (We
>have been warned here about frostbite.)

Same as usual, layer up and off to work I ride.
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Alex

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