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    Sure Is Cold Here

    Barely made it to the mid-thirties today; even colder for the next few days. Probably won't hit thirty until the middle of next week.
    To cold to ride? C'mon dude....

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    Try Baker City if you think it's cold here. We used to live there.
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    Plenty of frozen dirt on Mr T today, with snow stopping upward progress at Sahalie Falls. We also got plenty of sunshine, and alot of smiles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    Plenty of frozen dirt on Mr T today, with snow stopping upward progress at Sahalie Falls. We also got plenty of sunshine, and alot of smiles!
    I'll drink to that. An excellent day today on MRT.

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    Try Baker City if you think it's cold here.
    They seem to make the news every day in winter as the coldest spot in Oregon.

    Unfortunately; my cold weather bravado is curbed today. Currently; it's 20F with an inch or so of snow over ice.
    Which proves the cardinal rule of mountain biking: when you can ride; you must go.

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    They seem to make the news every day in winter as the coldest spot in Oregon.
    Actually the coldest is usually Burns.
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    pretty cold up on the monument trail

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    Actually the coldest is usually Burns.
    clear and cold about 30 deg but very windy! trails frozen solid. a lot of divits from the horses when it was raining and muddy.made it like a washboard.no complaints from this 51 yo clydesdale riding a hardtail! speaking of cold,any body have suggestions or comments about socks? poly pro,thin wool? im using two layers of thinsulate and my feet just wont warm up! anyway.............. rock on and keep on ridin!

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    Burns
    You're right. Guess I should pay more attention to the weather report; but here in the Gorge, you can't really count on the weather reports; the weather changes so quickly.
    About 17F here now; wind is raging so who knows what the wind chill is. Everything is frozen.
    Yesterday's ride seems like a dream; going outside now or having to drive on the icy roads would be a nightmare.

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    suggestions or comments about socks?
    Pair of reasonably thin winter socks, baggie(all I had were sandwich bags; I prefer the thicker freezer bags), another pair of ankle socks over the baggie. Whatever fits in your shoes. Make sure you can wiggle your toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jekramerjr51
    clear and cold about 30 deg but very windy! trails frozen solid. a lot of divits from the horses when it was raining and muddy.made it like a washboard.no complaints from this 51 yo clydesdale riding a hardtail! speaking of cold,any body have suggestions or comments about socks? poly pro,thin wool? im using two layers of thinsulate and my feet just wont warm up! anyway.............. rock on and keep on ridin!
    3 hrs @ 22~27 degrees F today ... thin wool socks and covers worked great. I am pretty sure they are good for another 10 degrees.

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    sure is cold

    thanks to everyone for there comments and suggestions.this is my first winter back in oregon with a mountain bike after being in so cal for the last 5 yrs. i have some catching up to do.

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    I'm tempted to ride in this kind of weather yet I'm without a bike. Go figure...
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    Beautiful sunny day today but 11F this morning maybe on it's way to 20F. If I had somebody to ride with I might go; but by myself it might be sketch. If something happens; cold weather like this is dangerous.

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    That sounds cold!

    Ronbo!

    It's toasty over here, compared to that! We just might hit 32 today! Woo hoo!

    Come on over soon for some Tillamook riding, some disc golf, and some wiskey to warm ya up. (Yikes, I'm talking myself out of working today!)
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    We just might hit 32 today! Woo hoo!
    Speedo weather.

    I gotta go out and get more firewood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo613
    Speedo weather.

    I gotta go out and get more firewood.
    Warning: don't get wood in your speedo.

    Voice of experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Warning: don't get wood in your speedo.

    Voice of experience.

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    Dang, Sparty! It'll be difficult to get that picture out of my mind! Perhaps volumes of beer will help erase it ... (I'll try)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Warning: don't get wood in your speedo.

    Voice of experience.

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    Sparty's biggest concern is splinters!!!
    (Pun intended? Hell yeah!)
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    Back the Banana Sack!

    Shrinkage is more of a problem now; currently an appendage shrinking 8F.

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    Burr or Yuk?

    Looks like I'll be riding the stationary pain device tonight instead of the MTB.

    It may be boring, but at least the trainer will not freeze my ... appendages off.
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    Looks like I'll be riding the stationary pain device tonight instead of the MTB.
    Not me. I'm going for 12oz. Inversion curls in front of my awesome wood burning stove. Barely above zero last night; same for tonight.
    I am 100% confident there are warmer days ahead. If not; welcome to the latest Ice Age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeMan
    Looks like I'll be riding the stationary pain device tonight instead of the MTB.

    It may be boring, but at least the trainer will not freeze my ... appendages off.
    No frozen appendages here. You would be surprised if you just layer up and keep moving you can still ride in these temps without any problems, especially when it is dry like this. I am usually a "fair weather rider" and had a killa' night ride tonight. Trail conditions are so good right now (<2,000') with super fast tread, that I can't resist. So fun, I am going to have to ride again tomorrow night too!
    Ride On!

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    it was balmy here in the valley today. 25 degrees and sunny.
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    12 degree commute this morning


    That's a new record for me.
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    Burrrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy

    That's a new record for me.
    I knew there was a good reason to have a car ...
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