Let's see; today's lunch ride was just barely an HC but I'd say the fact that the winds were from the North push it solidly into the BLUE. I got brain freeze going past Canada's Wonderland. Ouchie!The Weather Network said:Current Weather Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010, 15:00 EST - Pearson Airport
A few clouds
* Feels Like: -20
* Wind: NW 33km/h
* Wind gusts: 44km/h
Sometimes but I have an impossible time trying to keep them from frosting up and they're vented downhill goggles and everything.rkj__ said:For HC rides, do you folks wear goggles? I find when it is that nasty outside, my eyes get really cold, and I don't enjoy that.
I tried goggles last week on a night ride when it was -14 and they were great for a while. Then like Garage Monster said, they fogged up and then it was back to my regular glasses.rkj__ said:For HC rides, do you folks wear goggles? I find when it is that nasty outside, my eyes get really cold, and I don't enjoy that.
Another HC lunch ride. I had to STAND on my pedals to go North. The drifting snow was no picnic either. Jeebus!The Weather Network said:Current Weather Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 14:00 EST - Pearson Airport
Light snow, -6 °C
Wind: N 33km/h
Hey, were you the other guy in the spacesuit? I had to grab onto my fork crown to get aero enough, without that i doubt i would have moved forward while in the open fields! My hands almost got frozen to the crown actually.garage monster said:Another HC lunch ride. I had to STAND on my pedals to go North. The drifting snow was no picnic either. Jeebus!
OMG?! You're serious? I don't know too many people who would subject themselves to that voluntarily.garage monster said:You know what's missing from this Jens chart? A third axis for precipitation.
Picture a road ride from the Brock Monument to Fort Erie and back (just under 100km) last Saturday.
Conditions: average temp: 3 degrees C, average wind speed: 50km/h with gusts of up to 75km/h, total precipitation 20 mm (forecast was for <5mm).
To say that Mrs. Monster, nspace, another pal and I got pummeled would be a gross understatement. Water logged and gritty, we triumphed and toasted to epic stupidity later that night over dinner.
I hope it's a long time before we have a ride more manly than that one!