Monday, November 26, 2007

New Poll: How cold is too cold?

I rode three times last year where the temperatures were below zero (Fahrenheit). I think about 10 below would be my limit, hopefully I won't need to find out this winter.

This poll is more about any kind of riding, not just commuting. How cold does it have to be before you don't even think about taking your bike out? The poll is at the right corner of my site..

I just went out in 45 degree weather in a short sleeve shirt and my work pants to get some lunch. I logged about a mile. I don't think I'd want to go any further than that without some light gloves and ear cover, though.

Tonight, I'm going to skip my usual Monday night ride and hit the singletrack at Shawnee Mission Park. If anyone in the area wants to join up, I'll be over by the old marina docks (near the trailhead) at about 6:00 or so. Bring lights!

Poll Results:


Apertome said...

I think it's too early to say. I've ridden down to about 12 degrees Fahrenheit but I hope to do more winter riding this year. I'll let you know how cold is too cold after that.

Doug said...

I rode in -28 last year. That's air temp and doesn't include windchill. I always factor in windchill when it gets below freezing. I've ridden in -10 degree weather on a calm day and was more than comfortable. And another time rode in 25 mph winds at 15 degrees and thought I was going to die.

I have yet to find a temp I wouldn't venture out in. It's all in learning to dress for it and having the right clothing for the conditions. And it's a big help to be acclimated to it.

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