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  1. danharrisandrew

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    So much for biking or running today. Yesterday I tried throwing a cup of boiling water up when the air temperature was -34. In case you haven't seen this here is a video:



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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    What bike do you ride?
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Man, I thought -1c was bad this morning.
     
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  4. danharrisandrew

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  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Very cool. Those bikes can take serious abuse! :)

    welcome to da :monkey: !
     
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    Hey, welcome aboard....

    BTW, it was -43F here yesterday. Nice, warm -20F now....
     
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  7. danharrisandrew

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    Thanks for the welcomes. It's actually -24C here now too. I haven't done much riding at these temperatures for a few years now, but as I remember the rolling friction at those temperatures was a big killer.

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    Spero ass rainbow

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    I thought this was going to be a friday cowbell thread. :disgust: :disgust1:
     
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    Awesome filming. I saw someone throw water up in the air while the camera stayed on the dude. What happened to the water?

    On a side note, it gets that temperature here too, bloody cold...
     
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    the water instantly freezes...
     
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    Cool video. A place that gets that cold is too much for me to choose to live in though. How much of the year is it less than -5C?
     
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    I don't really care what this says about cold. What I do care about is that it makes me think of 34 Cs and that I approve of. A full B or a low to mid level C is perfect.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    What is 34C in actual degrees?
     
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    About -30 degrees Farenheit.
     
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    -29.2F

    jbp beat me to it.
     
  16. danharrisandrew

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    FYI,
    Google this term "-34C to Fahrenheit" and it converts for you. Otherwise, you'd have to think back to grade nine algebra and solve for y=mx + b given you know that water boils at sea level at (100C,212F) and freezes at (0C, 32F). The equation then becomes y = 1.8x + 32 where x is degrees Celsius and y is degrees Fahrenheit. Not a bad application for grade nine algebra - who ever thought that math would be that useful!

    After -30 everything is cold and at -40 Celsius and Fahrenheit are the same. I always disbelieved the you'll freeze your lunges warning when it gets that cold, but I now either run on the treadmill inside or wear a tub scarf and go slow if I exercise outdoors at these temperatures. Anyone with any breathing issues or otherwise should be careful when it's super cold.

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  17. HAB

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    Of course. JBP had the answer prepared even before the question was asked. He's JBP.
     
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    That's crazy.

    I thought y=mx+b was for a slope.
     
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    It does plug in, but the equations are °C=5/9(°F-32) or °F=9/5°C+32