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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

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It's the Toad for the win!!! [/shameless self-promotion]

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It's the Toad for the win!!! [/shameless self-promotion]
at 14:30? well done you!
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at 14:30? well done you!
Yeppers! That's the Toad. My 15 seconds of fame, HA!
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