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    A good story to lift your spirts (for those of us in the cold regions of the world)

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2...mute/23893555/

    Especially cool that he's on a fat bike.
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    Enjoyed that, thanks for sharing!

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    Record cold here (an hour from his location in Cincinnati) is in the -10C area these last few days. (We had a -25 F in December 2005, but that was quite an anomaly). We set a record the last couple of mornings. Not cold by some standards here. He honks that heavy fat bike right along, doesn't he? Glacial Facial, indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    He honks that heavy fat bike right along, doesn't he? Glacial Facial, indeed.
    I loved that glacial facial comment!

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    Awesome! Thank you for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    Record cold here (an hour from his location in Cincinnati) is in the -10C area these last few days. (We had a -25 F in December 2005, but that was quite an anomaly). We set a record the last couple of mornings. Not cold by some standards here. He honks that heavy fat bike right along, doesn't he? Glacial Facial, indeed.
    Up my way (about another hour from BrianMc), we had -20F last year, and I remember one winter in the 90's where it got down to -36F. Not unheard of for temps that cold...but not common, either.

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    I don't know. Somebody posted this to Facebook yesterday and my comment remains the same: I'm not sure I want the poster child for winter bike commuting to be a guy with giant boogercicles. A pair of $12 safety goggles would fix that whole freezing eyeball thing too.

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    ^^ I was blown away at the no eyewear thing! I go goggles at maybe 10* or 15*F and everything below that or sure... above that, glasses every single day. My eyeballs would freeze at 32* with no glasses.

    Great press, in my opinion.
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    yeah nice story....but

    Passed a guy on a fat bike today on the way in...-12 C with a 20 k headwind.

    Those bikes are slow and get slower as it gets colder.

    His eyeballs did not freeze, he just got sticky eye lashes...he needs some googles, and if he is really serious lose the beard.

    Nice streak, and he is sure piling up the milage.

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    Why lose the beard? I shaved mine last night and it was a stupid, stupid thing to do. Freezing face this morning! I use a clava when needed, but I can push the "needed" range much colder when I have the "chinsulation" going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Why lose the beard? I shaved mine last night and it was a stupid, stupid thing to do. Freezing face this morning! I use a clava when needed, but I can push the "needed" range much colder when I have the "chinsulation" going.
    Been there done that....all the ice is a pain in the ass....also keeps all the drewl around and it runs down into your neck.

    The bellaclava works far better and can run completely iceless.

    Colder it gets the tighter the shave.

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    Can't agree. Beardcicles are a badge of honor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffscott View Post
    yeah nice story....but

    Passed a guy on a fat bike today on the way in...-12 C with a 20 k headwind.

    Those bikes are slow and get slower as it gets colder.

    His eyeballs did not freeze, he just got sticky eye lashes...he needs some googles, and if he is really serious lose the beard.

    Nice streak, and he is sure piling up the milage.
    I wear a beard just so I don't have to wear a balaclava which tends to fog my glasses. I have decided that on days when the snow is actually blowing/falling I will get a pair of ski goggles since the snow tends to get around my lenses and hits me in the eye.

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    On moderately icy days I can run a good bit faster than most fat bikes, except for one ridden by some young whipper snapper with legs of steel. That young mofo sure can ride!

    But after today's ride in I would really like to try a Fat Bike. I feel like I'd only ride it on those three or four days a year when conditions are like today though. Kinda hard to justify the expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Can't agree. Beardcicles are a badge of honor.
    Yeah not for me...seen too many bums with drewl all over. but to each his own

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    Quote Originally Posted by z1r View Post
    I wear a beard just so I don't have to wear a balaclava which tends to fog my glasses. I have decided that on days when the snow is actually blowing/falling I will get a pair of ski goggles since the snow tends to get around my lenses and hits me in the eye.
    With my googles helmet and balaclava, I can ride at -35C for 45 minutes with no fog, frost or icicles nor frost bite....search this forum for Darth Vader to see a picture....

    Can't for the life of my figure out how to access my photo gallery anymore.

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