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Old 03-09-19, 07:54 AM
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40 F degrees?

dont think I remember how to dress for 40 degrees!
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Old 03-09-19, 08:03 AM
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So is this a rhetorical statement? Pathos?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathos
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Old 03-09-19, 08:25 AM
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Ceeeell-a-brate good times, c'mon! Bum bum bum, it's a celebration!

Fwiw I wear the windproof UA jogging pants over my cycling shorts, and a light UA upper underneath my jogging jacket. That's good for 32f to 50f thanks to its breathability.
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39 degrees at 6:30 am here in CA. Expected high is 59, afternoon rain, gonna try to get out after it warms up, but before the rain. FWIW.
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Old 03-09-19, 08:38 AM
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The weather girl on Ch. 4 this morning said this upcoming Friday is going to hit 60 here in Boston

Note: it was 10 degrees or less each morning this week. 60 sounds like heaven

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Old 03-09-19, 09:22 PM
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It was 40F when I went out yesterday to shovel. I started with shorts, thin leggings, a thin merino shirt, and a jacket.

After 5 minutes that was too hot. I dumped the jacket. It was actually more like short sleeves weather (and I've really got to start working on my summer tan lines again.)
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
dont think I remember how to dress for 40 degrees!
Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
So is this a rhetorical statement? Pathos?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathos
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It was 40F when I went out yesterday to shovel. I started with shorts, thin leggings, a thin merino shirt, and a jacket.

After 5 minutes that was too hot. I dumped the jacket. It was actually more like short sleeves weather (and I've really got to start working on my summer tan lines again.)
I have posted on a few threads,
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...The “formula” I have adopted for dressing to ride is that over the years I have established a set of six levels of dress according to temperature, ranging from 1 to 6, according to intervals of temperature of about 10 F:

This list is particularly useful at the changes of seasons from Winter to Spring and from Summer to Fall, as I start to acclimate between the seasons.


I have told a couple of colleagues at work about this scheme, so often when they ask me about the ride in, I can reply by the numbers. .

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40F is only the beginning of the story. 40 degrees in the dark with rain and wind? Frigid. 40 degrees and sunny with a tailwind? Balmy!
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I have posted on a few threads,
@jim_from_Boston, that sounds like a very helpful list, but it looks like it didn't get "hyper-linked." Would you mind re-posting? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
So is this a rhetorical statement? Pathos? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathos
haha, yup, pretty much. was sitting on the couch trying to figure out what to do with my day & thought I would stir the pot at the dawn of a spectacular day. wound up meeting people who were ready ride, but there was way too much snow & ice lingering. the sunny temps were great tho!

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Old 03-11-19, 01:09 PM
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35 degrees and windy here yesterday for a short ride. Felt AMAZING even riding into the wind. 35 degrees in March, especially after all the cold we had, feels so much warmer than 35 degrees in October!

I can't remember, however, the last time my legs were bare on a ride. Maybe September? Our cold weather seemed to come early this year. November was well below normal.
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Originally Posted by parkbrav View Post
The weather girl on Ch. 4 this morning said this upcoming Friday is going to hit 60 here in Boston

Note: it was 10 degrees or less each morning this week. 60 sounds like heaven
I have memories of picnicking in Arnold Arboretum on spring break, first week in March. 60 degrees, Dead grass, mud, no green to be seen anywhere and just the hint of buds on trees. But sunny and warm. Nearly 50 years ago.

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I have memories of picnicking in Arnold Arboretum on spring break, first week in March. 60 degrees, Dead grass, mud, no green to be seen anywhere and just the hint of buds on trees. But sunny and warm. Nearly 50 years ago.

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I love Arnold Arboretum, I used to go for jogs there all the time. I've since moved to NW Boston Metro North, though

We are getting early signs of buds and some perennials are starting to "croak" through! Under a few inches of snow
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Old 03-11-19, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by parkbrav View Post
@jim_from_Boston, that sounds like a very helpful list, but it looks like it didn't get "hyper-linked." Would you mind re-posting? Thanks!
Thanks for the reply.

Try this link
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