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I have been off the bike for a month now but I have been cleared to ride now. Now I am taking advantage of having crazy people to ride with and lots of oppurtunities.
Last night a riding buddy nad I left my pad at 10 pm. The temperature was about 32 degrees but soon dropped to a chilly 30.2. We had lights of course which only made all the freezing tundra look that much cooler. It was so cold it seemed that my expelled breath actually was freezing into particles and falling to the ground in front of me. Also the water in the tube of my bladder froze and I was choking on chunks of ice. I layered up enough that I stayed mostly warm the whole ride except for my cheeks.
I am so thrilled to be back on the bike even though it is really cold.
 

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Cold weather riding is character building. Although in a couple of weeks I dont think I will need anymore character. Today it was about 22 and I did a 40 mile road ride. The difference between this side of the mountains and the west side-no one lives over here and in the winter we live in the icebox while you guys on the westside are living in the refrigerator.
 

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Get's a little colder in your area...

then over here for sure. The coldest I have ridden is 25 degrees. 40 miles at 22 degress is core man, pure core. You are a mad man. Thanks again for the singleator...
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Cold weather riding is character building. Although in a couple of weeks I dont think I will need anymore character. Today it was about 22 and I did a 40 mile road ride. The difference between this side of the mountains and the west side-no one lives over here and in the winter we live in the icebox while you guys on the westside are living in the refrigerator.
 

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borregokid said:
Cold weather riding is character building. Although in a couple of weeks I dont think I will need anymore character. Today it was about 22 and I did a 40 mile road ride. The difference between this side of the mountains and the west side-no one lives over here and in the winter we live in the icebox while you guys on the westside are living in the refrigerator.
Actually with the amount of precipitation on the west side it feels colder in a wierd down in the bones kind of way, and hypothermia sets in faster. I grew up on the border of Colorado and Wyoming so I've never really thought it was very cold on either side of the state. Try riding in the northeast in the dead of winter!

Good on ya both for getting out and freezing in the dead of winter. I'm right there with you!
 
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