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What is the Coldest that you have ever ridden? Why?(23 posts)

What is the Coldest that you have ever ridden? Why?biketillyapuke
Jan 16, 2004 6:15 AM
I once bundled up and went out at -5 in a snowstorm. Why? Because it was Rochester NY and the closest I would come to a summer's day.
re: What is the Coldest that you have ever ridden? Why?curtiso
Jan 16, 2004 6:21 AM
As a cycle commuter, I routinely ride in single digits. It's really all in the clothing. I ride with 3-4 layers of very thin, high-tech clothing and am never really cold.
re: What is the Coldest that you have ever ridden? Why?curtiso
Jan 16, 2004 12:31 PM
My commute is about 14.5 miles one-way
It was 1 this a.m. but -17 w/the wind chillcmgauch
Jan 16, 2004 6:43 AM
But I only went .6mi to the bus. Lord willin', I'll do another .6mi tonight.
.6 mi more than me...biknben
Jan 16, 2004 7:05 AM
It was a couple degrees warmer by me but the wind kept me off the bike. I considered commuting but the wind was going to be in my face the whole way in.

You up to anything this weekend? I'd consider coming up for a fixie ride if you didn't mind company. I need a change of pace.
I’d be up for a ride on Sundaycmgauch
Jan 16, 2004 8:32 AM
Maybe not a six-hour one, but it would be good to get out for a couple or three hours. Saturday is out for me this week.

If Sunday works for you, send me an email & we'll figure out the specifics. Forecast below:

Sunday: Snow showers early. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper teens.
I'll be in touch...biknben
Jan 16, 2004 10:12 AM
I don't have your e-mail address at the office. If I remember, you don't have e-mail outside of your office? I'll send you an e-mail when I get home. If I don't here from you, I'll call you Sat.
I sent you an email (nm)cmgauch
Jan 16, 2004 10:49 AM
re: What is the Coldest that you have ever ridden? Why?Asiago
Jan 16, 2004 6:59 AM
It was -13 air temp. I was riding to class...

15 degreesbimini
Jan 16, 2004 7:00 AM
Any colder than that I would fear frost bite and important body parts falling off.

Why, it was the first time in over a week it got above 10.
25 below zeroaOldMan
Jan 16, 2004 7:24 AM
The coldest bike ride was yesterday. About 25 below zero with a windchill of 45 below. I did it because I had to burn off some energy!

Normally I ride any day the winds are calm and the temperature is above 0F/-18C. If you dress correctly it is not too bad. Not as nice as 80degrees in the summer, but better than not riding at all.
-30 F; Windchill -60 to -70; When I lived in Wisconsinhrv
Jan 16, 2004 7:44 AM
Rode from my house to the liquor store to get a 6 pack. Remember stuffing newspaper in my clothes to stop the wind from coming in. Beer definitely was cold!

40 F because I live in Florida....nmafrican
Jan 16, 2004 7:45 AM
12F last weekend....PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 16, 2004 7:45 AM
...and I was very comfortable.I think It will be even lower in the next few weeks.I road because I look forward all week to riding on the weekends and a little cold weather isn't going to stop me.
4F because that was how cold it was. nmMB1
Jan 16, 2004 7:53 AM
Where's the apology?Fez
Jan 16, 2004 8:44 AM
Sorry, couldn't resist when I noticed you didn't apologize in advance. LOL.

Tom C "Poll: Favorite bar tape and why?" 12/23/03 7:29am

"Although brief, your answer came off with an unnecessary smugness that was belittling. Look at the thread again and then check your answer and see if it doesn't come across that way."
No apologies. I have decided that I won't live my life in fear any more. nmMB1
Jan 18, 2004 6:22 AM
About 15F-I was commuting. (5.5 miles)KG 361
Jan 16, 2004 8:28 AM
With the wind now and it not getting above 15 today, riding ain't going to happen. Sure, you can probably dress warm enough, bu you still have to breath. Breathing that cold air really isn't too good for the lungs, so I guess it will be trainer time today.
re: What is the Coldest that you have ever ridden? Why?mosovich
Jan 16, 2004 8:49 AM
It was about 12 degrees and chick called wanted to know if I could come warm her up. I was drunk and only option was the bike about 3 miles. I was like a popcycle when I got there, but worth it. I was young and stupid. Oh the humility, I was used.
so far, into the single digits (fahrenheit)velocity
Jan 16, 2004 9:44 AM
But not longer than a couple of hours. The liquid in my water bottle freezes! Dressed right, I actually find it enjoyable. Didn't ride in to work today tho' 'cause I noticed we'd be getting mid- twenties mph gusts throughout the day. When it's freezing cold and gusty, I go to the gym instead ;)!
6* F - commuting 4+ miles home from work last week. (nm)jtferraro
Jan 16, 2004 10:25 AM
-20 f, -40 wind chill, because I was stupid.dr hoo
Jan 16, 2004 1:48 PM
The first year I lived here, I vowed to ride to work every day. And I did. And I convinced my coworkers I am insane. But I am not the only one, because I always saw tire tracks in the snow from someone that rode in before my 7am ride.

Since then, I have put a +20f limit on my rides. Below that I know I can do, but I also know I won't be having much fun.
26deg, with wind chill, 19deg in central Floridamondo
Jan 16, 2004 3:41 PM
Last year riding to work in St Petersburg