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Chilly ride this AM.(5 posts)

Chilly ride this AM.MR_GRUMPY
Nov 8, 2003 11:50 AM
Went out solo this morning because my friends either couldn't make it, or because they were wimps. It was about 28 degrees, give or take. I stuck to the bike path near my house, because I didn't want to stray too far from warmth if my toes started to fall off. After a few miles I bumped into PEDDLEFOOT going the opposite way. I turned around cuz' it's always better to ride with someone you know than to ride alone. I was only able to ride for two hours because I had to get home to start to get all the leaves cleaned up in the back yard. My back yard is fenced, so if I don't get them, they stay all winter.
End of break time, so it's back to work for me. It must be up to 32-34 degrees by now.
Cold here too.coperam
Nov 8, 2003 1:32 PM
I, too, braved the cold today. I could only go for an hour because my feet became numb....but it was still fun riding on a mtn bike trail in three inches of snow. Wishing I had already bought some spiked tires for the bike. It was 5 degrees with a windchill of -6....I hope it doesn't get too much colder!
the WIND killed meBostonDave
Nov 8, 2003 1:53 PM
I just got back from a 33 mile ride here in the Boston suburbs. About 38 degrees, so I guess that's not so bad, but we have clear skies and sustained northwest winds of 17 mph so that added a certain element of frustration at times. I really need to get some booties or something...I was fine except for the "hot coal dance" I did in the shower afterwards. Feet are about thawed out now.

More of the same weather tomorrow...so I guess I better get those booties tonight!
You need the chemical toe warmersCartman
Nov 9, 2003 2:28 PM
and booties to block the wind. I did a 20 mile ride today from Keene, NH to MA, and I had the chemical toe warmers with booties, my toes were toasty.
You need the chemical toe warmersBostonDave
Nov 9, 2003 6:09 PM
I picked up some "Gator" neoprene booties from REI last night and it made all the difference. Did a 50-mile ride today and got home after dark. My toes were a little cool, but no worse than my gloved hands.

I don't know how they'll hold up in subfreezing weather...but I think my limit is going to be 32 degrees anyway. I just couldn't stand the thought of letting such a beautiful clear weekend get away without riding.