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  1. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    IT GOT FVCKING COLD UP HERE! :mumble:

    Fall is coming, indeed, and it's starting to be frigid up here. How do you folks deal with riding in the cold?
     

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  2. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Layers son! :D

    And when it gets unbearable, ride the trainer. Unless you're splat, in which case there is no such thing as "unbearable" :p
     
  3. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Oh, I understand, I woke up this morning, took a shower, walked into my room, got dressed, walked outside, and freaked out, because it was the coldest it has ever been here at school since I arived. I'm in CT fyi. We also have a football game today, so hopfully it might will warm up a little bit, or I will have to buy some underarmor, that crap is like 25-30 bucks!
     
  4. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I've got my UA, but I don't think that will be enough up here. And I really can't see riding on the road in the salt and slush.
     
  5. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Come on, this is the BEST time of year to ride! It's nice and cool, there are no bugs, and the scenery is full of autumn colors. :cool: 55 degree weather feels great when you're riding. MBC and I are heading to chilly Vermont this weekend to ride and it should be a beautiful New England weekend.

    Like Echo said, dress in layers and carry a CamelBak large enough to store clothes when you need to strip layers.
     
  6. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Easy. I moved to the Southeast.

    My younger brother still rides year round to work in Boulder.
     
  7. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    there isn't, thats why theres tueday night rides, EVERYWEEK in the winter.
     
  8. Cooter Brown

    Cooter Brown Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, it's finally going to cool off here this afternoon/evening. I can't wait, this is the best time of year, actually the colder, the better riding weather it is. Although I say that, methinks your climate probably gets a little more frigid than mine
     
  9. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    i can't wait for it to get cool down here. its been in the mid to upper 80's all week. last week it was in the 90's. i like running and riding better in the winter. we don't have vicious winters though. i just pile on the layers and go.
     
  10. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Yoou mean you are suppose to stop ? :confused: At what temperature is the Cut off ? :confused:
     
  11. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    What is this "cold" stuff you speak of?
     
  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I plan on riding more in the winter this year. Really the only thing that stops me is when the ground goes through nightly freeze thaw cycles and creates a soupy mess. Solution: ride at night when it is frozen.
     
  13. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    Getting off the chairlift at Jiminy the other day you would have thought we were in the Himalayas. Really windy up top, and there was cloud cover blowing off the top of the mountain. I seriously thought it was 40 something up there, and I froze my ass of in a t shirt and shorts. Not to mention the thing that happens with your feet. I don't like the really cold weather, I don't like pants, and I don't like the fact that its getting colder and darker each and every day! HUMPH!
     
  14. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    last sunday, while waiting for the start of the xc race at the top of Plattekill....it was windy, super foggy, and I was wet (it rained)....and around 45 degress.........freakin Brrrr

    I dont plan to ride outside in the winter, I am too wimpy.....unless I go to Cali/AZ like I did last year
     
  15. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Humm... we had temps in the low 100's earlier this week...
     
  16. SuzyCreamcheese

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    COLD!!!!!!? You think this is cold? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Cold :rolleyes: Suck it up son, this is nothing.

    The Cheese
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    Rob, just wait till you get the snow that blows sideways. Now THAT'S winter in the Finger Lakes.

    And the crazy thing is that it starts in late Nov. and finally stops in late April.
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    When things get "unbearable" that means it's time for:



    :thumb:
     
  19. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Been pretty nice around here. Think I'll go ride this weekend.
     
  20. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    It will be 90 here in the Los Angeles area today, but it is really, really WINDY! There was already a brushfire a few miles from my house this morning.
     
  21. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Ugh.....winter here means rain.....lots of rain....and not seeing the sun for weeks.



    Lame
     
  22. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I've BEEN here for 4 years. Doesn't mean I LIKE it when it gets chilly at night.

    I'd like a standard 70 with a slight breeze.
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    We rode in some cold-a$$ weather last winter. Below zero. It's all about layers, and not over-dressing. Other than the first 5 minutes when everyone's going to be a little cold, it's pretty easy to stay warm when riding. Riding in cold weather sure beats sitting at home bitching about it being cold, wiishing you were out riding. :mumble:
     
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    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    I hate the rain. I just pray that we don't get rain like we did last year here in So Cal.
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    From now until January is my favorite time of the year to ride.. the weather is perfect .... I actually enjoy riding in the snow as well... as long as i am prepared for it
     
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    It was 106 on Sunday. What do you think I want right now?
     
  27. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Trade places with me?

    And you want pvssy.
     
  28. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Gin and tonic?
     
  29. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Honestly, when it gets cold I start riding less and less. I just don't find it that fun when it gets to a certain point. By Dec, I am only riding infrequently and I mostly lift weights, go to the gym and use a stationary trainer. Winter also means broomball (playing) and hockey (watching), which gets me through. By the way, where are you in the country, rob? All you guys further south than MA in the northeast don't get the kind of crap we have up here and further north. I moved from northern Jersey to VT for school and it's a whole new world of cold.
     
  30. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I'm in upstate NY.

    Where abouts in NJ were you from?
     
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    :think: If you haven't ridden Snake Mountain on glare ice, you have never ridden at all...
     
  32. konabiker

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    I hope we get lots of rain.
     
  33. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    I lived in Edison for a few years, moved to MO then back to NJ. Lived in Mountain Lakes for a long time. It's in Morris County, 15 mi north of Morristown, 40 min west of the city.

    JBP: Snake Mtn on ice? No thanks.
     
  34. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I grew up in Randolph, so I'm pretty familiar with the area.

    ;)
     
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    When I was stationed in Watertown NY i think the phrase was

    9 months of winter and 3 months of bad sledding.

    The lake effect snow and constant wind was soooo horrible man I love california still using A/C
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Stop crying. I went to college in Buffalo, and I raced in Connecticut as well.

    My trick, neoprene socks under booties. No exposed extremities then. And no crying...
     
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    Tem-per-ate. Never too hot, never too cold. Occasionally too wet.
     
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    Hmmm....no offense, but I think I'd rather be cold than have to live in NJ.
     
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    Joisey's nice in spots.
     
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    JRogers talks too much

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    Have you ever spent a good amount of time in NJ? Seen the riding, the people and the "good parts"? Seriously, on the whole, it's a nice place. Most of the people who say stuff like this usually respond with something to the effect of "well, I drove through it once" or "I've been to Newark Airport."

    Jersey gets hated on by almost every state in the union. That's why
    I am the president of my college's Lovers of the Garden State club. And, no, I'm not kidding.