The cold

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ghisallo2003
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by ghisallo2003

Hi all

I wondered how you North Americans and Canadians were facing up the severe cold. We are watching from rainy Europe and hoping you are safe and well stocked-up.

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stella-azzurra
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by stella-azzurra

Still going about our daily lives. :noidea:
We set new records in my town
-2F air temp -25F wind chill for the other day.
2 feet of snow.
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rmerka
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by rmerka

It sucks. -7C in the middle of Texas Mon/Tue but looking forward to a sunny weekend at 19C!!!

wpccrunner
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by wpccrunner

Its getting cold here as well. Hit 47 degrees Monday night/Tuesday morning. Glad it's going back up to 75 tomorrow though.

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

Temps are quite nice in my basement (where the computrainer is located).
Speedplay is the devil!

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by bombertodd

I didn't even need a beanie on my ride this morning. :-)

Thank you for caring though!

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Powerful Pete
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by Powerful Pete

It sucks. Very, very cold.

Temperature warmed up to around freezing today and now we have ice rain. The commute to work tomorrow morning will be joyous.
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vlastrada
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by vlastrada

...missing Rome, Powerful Pete? ;-)

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stella-azzurra
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by stella-azzurra

It's balmy compared to where I'm at Pete.

wpccrunner 47? <yawn>
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OJ
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by OJ

We've had high temps colder than -25 Celsius since...I don't know...before Christmas. It gets old really fast.
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Powerful Pete
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by Powerful Pete

@vlastrada, yes!

@stella-azzurra fair enough. I have rarely in my life been in -12C outside. Monday was more than enough for me to state I have had that experience.

@OJ, holy moly. Is life even possible at that temperature?

I have discovered that this kind of weather puts me in the foulest of moods...
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by prendrefeu

I'll just leave this here:
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weathe ... n=USCA0638

Be thankful you have seasons, even if they are cold, wet or miserable. You may think that our weather is ideal, but here is what a guy from Tennessee said to me today, and it rings sadly true:
"So I've been here a week, and I don't know how anyone could live here with any motivation to live after a few years. Just a few days and I feel like I'm living in the Groundhogs Day movie. It's the same. Everywhere, everyday, every direction. There's nothing in the sky, season or air to remind you of change. I can't wait to take a flight back home. Seasons are vital for feeling alive."
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bricky21
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by bricky21

The -20 F high the other day was a bit much, but I love the fact that we have four distinct seasons here in the midwest. Things just seem really fresh and clean after a proper winter. I'd loose my mind in San Diego after a while.

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DMF
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by DMF

This year Sweden is not getting a winter as it seems, it's all very peculiar weather wise. But the other day, they showed the weather "disaster" in New York on the news, -13C and like half a foot of snow, warning everyone to only use public transportation and staying off the streets...

I almost fell out of the sofa, laughing so hard I nearly cried... What the hell? -13C and showing someone pushing a shovel down the sidewalk that barely filled up halfway with a very powdery snow... People acting like it was Armageddon...

I am not even from the north of Sweden, but seriously, -13C and 2,5ft of snow, that is by all means bike riding weather for most here, even the odd senior citizen going to work...

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

I just returned from 8 days in the Bay area of California. Was running daily and the highs for the day were in the mid 60's F. Monday hit a low of -17F back home and now its a balmy 16 degrees. The rollers are set up for the AM workout and will play in the snow later on the cross bike. Its good to be home? :noidea:
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