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Feelin' (even if it's just a little) for ya in the East.(6 posts)

Feelin' (even if it's just a little) for ya in the East.No_sprint
Jan 15, 2004 8:32 AM
I've never been in wind chill at 45 below. Heck, I don't think I've ever seen anything below zero. I honestly don't know how people deal with it. I simply shouldn't/wouldn't/couldn't.

We here on the wrong coast had a couple weeks of bone chillin' cold ourselves! It wasn't getting out of the 50s during the day. One morning I went out to ride and it was about 34. Guess what? I turned right around. Thank goodness it got back up to 78 in the shade and 90 in the sun a few days back. I had to use the A/C in the car.

Just remember, just because we have warmer weather over here doesn't mean a thing. It's truly a horrible place to live! Don't consider movin' to these parts!
-45C makes us tough and gnarly. Watch out! ;-) nmSpunout
Jan 15, 2004 8:56 AM
Better hope you're not racin' anybody from Maine then!No_sprint
Jan 15, 2004 9:20 AM
with 60 below, they'll be even tougher and gnarlier!

Hang in there.
Actually it's not that funny, here is whyCARBON110
Jan 15, 2004 10:41 AM
Frankly it sucks. Even without being able to ride outside it is just tough living. As someone who DOESN'T have to venture out everyday the only thing keeping me here in VT is that other people who do not have it as good as I are busting their asses to just make the bills. I moved back here to finish school recently and because of a high salary job I enjoy very much.

I came from NC tor eturn to VT to be close to family. I am seriously thinking of dropping my high paying job, living off my savings to finsih school some place else and forgo this semester. Today it was -30 this morning and NOT suppose to get above -20 all day and then -50 tonight. Its the coldest its been in 20 years and its having a huge impact on everyones life. Literally people are preparing to sell their houses just to get the heck out and move,of course, to Florida. Not my choice but to each his own. By the way, here in VT these temps will last right through until March. Maybe not -20 but certainly -10. Last year VT had 45 days straight, 45 days straight! of below zero weather. In April it will be in the 30s and we will have 2-4 feet of snow on the ground until late April.

Add that to the HIGH cost of living in VT and medium to low paying jobs for a majority of the state as well as the high taxes it's difficult for me to complain when I watch my friends struggle. It's one of those things were people wont blame you for checking out but they stay regardless and live. On the other hand I don't have a family or mortage YET.

I hope I make the right decision. I'm pretty sure I will stay since the prospect of moving in the winter is even less apealing. It is absolutely beautiful with the snow and the sun but -10+ for weeks weather is simply to fukn cold for to long. The state itself is great and summer doesn't get better then it does here but this winter temps are rediculous.

Here is how rediculous. Dog owners have to carry their pets in after they let them out because the pads of their feet get so damn cold they can't walk! A little comical but then just think if you were driving home one night 5 miles from home and you get: a flat tire,engine trouble, hit a wild animal, drive off the road due to weather conditions etc etc and its -20-30 outside your risking serious frostbite among other things. So traveling becomes a well thought out process.
I think it's down in the high 40's hereDougSloan
Jan 15, 2004 10:47 AM
Yup, cold here, too.

My "coldest cold" story. Back around 1982, my brother and I were driving his littlie Ford Courier pickup from Columbia, Missouri, to Fresno, Ca. Between Kansas City and Texas, the ambient temp was down around 20-40 below, and the wind chill, according to the radio, was at 90 below! That is painful cold.

Well, his Courier burned a quart of oil every gas tank, so we took a case of oil with us in the bed. First time we got gas, the oil would not even come out of the can, it was so cold. We had to buy one there, then bring another can inside the cab to warm up for the next time. It got so cold that we had frost building up on the inside of the windows, with the defroster going full. We had to scrape it off as we drove. Man it was cold.

I'm a wimp now, though.

Doug's 55F in Denver now (nm)ColnagoFE
Jan 15, 2004 12:05 PM