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Orange Crush

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11/18/2021 04:24 PM
Well its 4 degrees here in proper units. Will be riding outside all winter though, haha. Went last Saturday and got 85k in right before the deluge hit. Tomorrow looks like another fine day once morning frost is gone.

October, November are probably the worst time of year, maybe December inclusive. By the time we hit February, the crocuses typically start to pop out.
Dale

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11/18/2021 04:59 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 11/18/2021 01:37 PM

I hate you.


LOL! Take a number

Posted By Orange Crush on 11/18/2021 04:24 PM
Well its 4 degrees here in proper units... Went last Saturday and got 85k...



I knew I should have used the proper distance, it sounds better having done 90+K rather than a measly 57 miles, but the temp still confuses me. I guess if we're talking about being miserable in the cold we need to use C, if we're talking about brutal heat then F is the unit to use. My confusion is those milds days in-between, say 50F or 10C? Such a quandary.
Orange Crush

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11/18/2021 05:18 PM
There's nothing confusing about celcius. 0 you're freezing (literally). 100 you're boiling. 10 is cool (jacket, knickers), 20's perfect (shorts and short sleeves), 30's beach weather (extra water), 40's too hot to ride. Anything higher than 40 is panic, shelter in place. I had two rides around 40 mark this year LOL.

Older hotels and motels still have thermostats in F here. It confuses the hell out of me.
79pmooney

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11/18/2021 07:42 PM
Posted By Orange Crush on 11/18/2021 05:18 PM
There's nothing confusing about celcius. 0 you're freezing (literally). ...
No.  Our blood has enough in it that the freezing point is lower.  Now, 0F/-18C, that's freezing!

I've ridden in 0 degrees of both.  Haven't frozen yet at 0F (don't believe I've ever frostbitten) but I've been close.
Orange Crush

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11/18/2021 08:07 PM
Ben - according to Brits “ Frostbite is damage to skin and tissue caused by exposure to freezing temperatures – typically any temperature below -0.55C (31F).”

That’s close enough to zero C to call it freezing. But then again Brits are more sensitive to these things. Perhaps you hearty Mericans really only freeze at 0F. Must be all the lead from gun holsters thickening the blood. Clearly pints of lukewarm brown ale don’t nearly work as well.

In practice biking around zero F is probably safer than around zero C which is black ice territory. I tend to avoid the zero C mornings and freeze thaw cycles but once we get some proper cold and clear days I sometimes venture out again.
Orange Crush

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11/19/2021 05:22 PM
Rode a metric century today (105 kms) but drank an imperial porter. Madness.
longslowdistance

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11/19/2021 09:54 PM
Indeed, but you imbibed only one?
Madness!
Orange Crush

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11/19/2021 11:04 PM
Actually I had a regular porter before the imperial one.
Cosmic Kid

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11/20/2021 08:44 AM
Gonna tickle 50* today, so I am hitting the trails later….can’t wait.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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11/20/2021 03:15 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 11/20/2021 08:44 AM
Gonna tickle 50* today, so I am hitting the trails later….can’t wait.


Did you move to Makuri Island? Nice.
Dale

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11/21/2021 11:23 AM
Posted By Orange Crush on 11/20/2021 03:15 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 11/20/2021 08:44 AM
Gonna tickle 50* today, so I am hitting the trails later….can’t wait.


. Did you move to Makuri Island? Nice.


LOL… took me a minute.
Cosmic Kid

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11/22/2021 09:14 AM
Yeah, the day definitely did not go as planned....technical issues prevented the planned trail ride, so I was stuck inside.

sigh.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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