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What's your ideal riding temperature?(29 posts)

What's your ideal riding temperature?Dave Hickey
Dec 23, 2003 11:23 AM
My riding temps range from 40 degree(I'm indoors in less) up to 110 degrees. My perfect temperature is about 80 degrees.
65 degrees, perfect short sleeve weather nmbigrider
Dec 23, 2003 11:29 AM
50s and very light rain / mist (nm)TJeanloz
Dec 23, 2003 11:30 AM
Running I'd agree but riding?Dave Hickey
Dec 23, 2003 11:39 AM
My wife is right, I've turned into a wimp when it comes to being cold. 50's and light rain, I'm in gloves, ear warmers, arm and maybe leg warmers. I guess it's what you're accustomed to.
I like to be hot on the inside, cold on the outside (nm)TJeanloz
Dec 23, 2003 12:24 PM
anything as long as I'm dressed right for it nmgtx
Dec 23, 2003 11:33 AM
Agree - dress wrong at any temp & its going to be a bad ride nmFez
Dec 23, 2003 1:48 PM
80 - 85 degreesPmbH
Dec 23, 2003 11:36 AM
for some reason I love riding in the hot weather.. I'll ride on 100 degree days without complaining. I start complaining when it gets below 48
Sounds perfect; 80 - 85 isn't hot!hrv
Dec 23, 2003 12:55 PM
I don't mind riding in the 38 - 42 that we've had lately, because I still get to ride outside. But yeah, I'll be ready for that muscles-staying-warm 80+, big time! I'll do 100 deg.+ also, even with 3K - 7K of climbing. Racing's hard in that, however, for me.

75F and sunny. Sigh. (nm)Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 23, 2003 11:46 AM
re: High 50's/low 60's, cloudy or rainy (nm)Mike Prince
Dec 23, 2003 11:48 AM
Ideal for me is around 60.Mike P
Dec 23, 2003 11:49 AM
I'll ride in temps ranging from 20 - 100. I do not like riding in rain long if it is cold. Also, not real comfortable above 90 if it is very humid. It doesn't get above 100 much around here though so I do not know if I would ride above or not.

Upper 70's.Low humidity.Dead calm. (nm)PEDDLFOOT
Dec 23, 2003 12:05 PM
Yes, exactly n.m.koala
Dec 23, 2003 12:24 PM
Ideal would be 65-70F...The Walrus
Dec 23, 2003 12:06 PM
...I'll go up to 100 if it's not humid and/or I'm not doing a lot of climbing. In SoCal, it makes no sense to talk of the "coldest" temperature I'd ride in....
95 and sunny nmDougSloan
Dec 23, 2003 12:12 PM
i hate the rain...bill105
Dec 23, 2003 12:24 PM
so i'll say 80, sunny and dry. although, its cool when youre riding and almost home and the wind is blowing and the clouds are rolling in and getting dark and youre getting ready to get soaked because you can smell the rain...but you beat it cause you hammered the last 4 miles.
High 50's, neutral wind nm.mainframe
Dec 23, 2003 12:23 PM
WTF is a neutral wind? (nm)53T
Dec 23, 2003 12:44 PM
Blows from every direction equally at once. (nm)shirt
Dec 23, 2003 12:49 PM
i thought it was wind from switzerland (nm)bill105
Dec 23, 2003 1:20 PM
One which is not extreme in either direction,mainframe
Dec 23, 2003 2:17 PM
understanding the nuance of words can avoid showing your ignorance.
Temp is an issue for me only before I start riding --bill
Dec 23, 2003 12:31 PM
after I'm out the door, it's only a worry if I'm not dressed correctly or if I didn't bring enough water or something.
It takes some convincing to get me out of the door below about the mid 20's or over 100. You can dress for anything in between pretty easily.
Other than that, what's not to like?
Agree 100%. nmLen J
Dec 23, 2003 1:07 PM
I ride between 30 and 100, but I love 72. (nm)terry b
Dec 23, 2003 1:04 PM
98.6 :-) nmnovagator
Dec 23, 2003 1:09 PM
Oh yeah! Waiting to get back there.nn23
Dec 24, 2003 1:34 PM
3 down 4 more to go.
Depends on the time of year . . .ms
Dec 23, 2003 1:30 PM
Yesterday and today the temperatures have reached the 50s and I think that it is perfect. Now, if this were May or September, I would be complaining that it is too cold. The longer that I am off of the bike due to family, work or inclement weather, the broader my "ideal temperature" range is. Last winter, after two weeks of snow and no riding other than on the trainer, I was ready to buy studded tires and ride on the ice. When I am not riding deprived, I would say that 65-80 is my perfect range. Anything over 90 and I really begin to suffer (my worst ride ever was on a 95+ day). I can take the cold, so long as it is sunny and above 25 degrees. If I have to be at the extremes, I would rather have colder temperatures than hotter ones.
Either of the two types of weather we have12x23
Dec 23, 2003 5:34 PM
in North Alabama in the summer; hot and humid, or humid and hot. I love the heat and humidity ... definitely my ideal.