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Old 01-22-22, 08:25 PM
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Good Things About Riding In Cold Weather

So what are your good things that happen when ridding in cold weather?
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I don't have to worry about running over snakes.
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Seriously? Zandoval, I expected better from you!
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"Ridding" the cold? I use wool.
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Old 01-23-22, 02:23 AM
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Nothing. I prefer jogging in cold weather. Less wind chill, so I don't get cold and my hands don't get numb.

Before I resumed jogging a little over a year ago, I'd occasionally see guys running in chilly weather wearing nothing but shorts and a tank top or t-shirt. Meanwhile I'd be riding my bike wearing layered long sleeves, thermal tights, thermal shoe covers, winter gloves, etc. But when I resumed jogging I realized you don't usually need to wear that much unless there's a really stiff winter wind that cranks up the wind chill.

I don't mind riding in Texas summer heat, but I haven't ridden once this winter. I need to set up the indoor trainer again so my legs don't forget how to make little circles.
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Old 01-23-22, 07:03 AM
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I renew my appreciation for warm weather.
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A lot fewer bicycle riders. If the temperature drops below 50F here in Southern California folks think the next Ice Age has started. I'll go out for a ride down to about 35F, which seems to be a pleasant day by what some of you in the midwest and northeast experience in winter.
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OK Texas folk define "cold weather".
In cold weather I go fishing instead.

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For me there is one thing that happens in cold weather ridding. My privates don't get in the way making my seat more comfortable... Ha
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My favorites include no wasps to fly into the jersey or helmet vents and no sweat constantly dripping down my glasses.
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Old 01-23-22, 12:52 PM
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I took this selfie earlier this morning when it was 22 degrees out. I rode 32 miles and was surprisingly comfortable.


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Rules 9 and 5.

Also it's excuse to buy more bike stuff.
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...earlier this morning when it was 22 degrees out. I rode 32 miles and was surprisingly comfortable.
That takes allot of calculated experience... BRAVO!!!
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No gnats. No geese on the trails near the river. Less people. Easier parking at trailheads. Yeah, that's about it. As soon as the weather hits below 60, good things happen!
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If there's no snow coverage, the local dirt trails are frozen. No mud means really great Mt. Bike riding conditions.
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No bugs. Since I often ride after dark on some wooded paths, I usually swallow at least one bug per ride. Although seeing bats swoop into my headlight beam for dinner is kind of fun.

But I'll gladly take the bugs over the frozen hands and unexpected patches of ice. I won't ride if it's much below 25F.

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When eyes freeze shut momentarily. Typically happens <10F.
Exhilarating!
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
... weather ridding.
Batman villain, Mr Freeze, rid the weather, but he never prevailed.
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Less likely to see anyone else.

I used to commute across the Narrows bridge. I greatly preferred riding across it in miserable weather. The colder, windier, wetter it was, the less likely you'd encounter anyone else. I'd take that weather over nice weather and amateur photogs stepping into the way any day.


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No bugs in face. No nasty sweat mixed with sunblock burning your eyes. Rattlesnake are in their dens. No bees or wasps. No sweat induced crotch rot and other diaper rashes Water supply lasts longer. Fire ants are underground so if you pit stop you won’t get stung. The energy bars don’t melt in route.
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It makes me appreciate sunny warm rides that much more.
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It's better than cold weather sitting on the couch.
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
That takes allot of calculated experience... BRAVO!!!
Thanks, it has taken me years of trials, errors, and successes to amass the clothing and accessories needed to make it possible. 12 years ago and I was done for the season when it got below 60 degrees. Now I can ride marginally comfortably down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Admittedly when I ride at those temps it usually doesn’t exceed 20 miles.
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Good things about riding in cold weather? There's "wear a thick jersey and gloves* cold, and then there is "Wear a parka and snow boots and follow a snow plow" cold. I see nothing good about riding in either case, so I either play squash at the gym in the mornings, or go skiing.
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Old 02-05-22, 11:47 AM
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I miss the S Texas heat. Sunny and 51 degrees today so a good ride this afternoon.
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