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Old 12-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Cold Weather Riding

I know with how cold it get in the Houston area during the winter time we really have the bragging rights for the coldest weather to ride in (sarcasm).

But in all seriousness what is the coldest weather you have ever ridden in and where at?

Also on a side note what is the coldest weather you have been in period and where? A friend of mine said he was in -40°F... Personally the coldest I've ever been was 4°F snowboarding in New Mexico.

Anyways what's everyone's story?
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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I've ridden in 28 degree weather to work. Cold or heat doesn't stop me, only rain, snow, or ice does. I've ridden snowmobiles but I have no idea how cold it was then.
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I've snowboarded in -40 F. Ridden in 20 F, which is probly a wind chill of 20 degrees... so felt colder...to me though once its freezing...cold is cold...

For me... as long as I can see, I don't mind it... Just layer up!
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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7 degrees, Montana, yes a bike.

I was a bit chilly, but rode along for a few hundred miles
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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heated gear REALLY helps :d
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #7
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Rode my 1971 Honda 175 scrambler in Durango, CO in temperatures of right at zero F--had to bring it into a heated garage to start it though. Tires were like rocks, but the roads were dry. Had to kick start it, the battery would not turn it over. That was a short ride though, just up and down the neighborhood street. Wore my Ski-Doo one piece suit and boots and helmet. Gotta watch plastic and brittle issues at those temps but Honda made tough bikes back then.

I raced a Ski-Doo 339 Blizzard on Stoner Pass, CO at surface temps of -25F and windchill estimated -45F. Gotta be careful in those temps.

At Prudhoe Bay, Alaska--February--1982: down to -42F, better yet Circle, Alaska, near Fairbanks: -50F also in February. It gets cold in Alaska.
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I used to live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Rode motorcycle in -20F and never do that again. Tried to ride mountain bike one morning to work at -55F. The grease in the crank froze solid in minutes so I had to drag the bike back home..
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BIke...25f....well I use to live in Minnesota...so -40f ish
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I've only ridden in as low as 27F, and that stung like no tomorrow
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BIke...25f....well I use to live in Minnesota...so -40f ish
Do they make studded tires for bikes? I know I've seen ice racing, but what about road bikes in ice and snow? Has anyone done it?
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