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Discussion: cold

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2016-01-05

Jan 5, 2016 1:48 PM # 
As I read this entry the weather blurb on your log reads:

-15°C (feels like -24°C)

You might need a new face.
Jan 5, 2016 1:53 PM # 
Ha, before reading this I looked at the thermometer on the window and thought "maybe I'll stick to indoor training today." Alex, you are brave!
Jan 5, 2016 2:23 PM # 
stupidity often looks like braveness.
Jan 5, 2016 5:42 PM # 
What is the gold standard in face protection? As a skiier you must come across some pretty upscale gear, right? or maybe everyone just uses vaseline?
Jan 5, 2016 9:49 PM # 
Sounds very much like the weather I had for the trip home last night. For me a wool (actually some sort of fuzzy synthetic stuff) cap under the bicycle helmet covered me down to the top of the eyes, and a scarf wrapped around the neck and lower face covered things from lower lip on down (and the strap on the bike helmet keeps it nicely in place), and as usual that combination worked nicely for me. This morning the temperature was about the same, but sunshine and no wind made it feel much warmer, almost like I was overdoing things. Until I started wearing Mickey Mouse boots on the feet and discovered ATV handlebar mitts also work well on mountain bikes, I always seemed to have more difficulty with foot and hand warmth than with my face on the winter commuting.
Jan 6, 2016 3:21 AM # 
It's the cheeks and nose that suffer, because I can't abide to have something over my nose - just gets wet with condensation. I find that good old vaseline does a good job, and pieces of tape for the wind off the glasses if it's truly cold. I always have a buff or balaclava covering ears and sides of my face, for this sort of weather.

My gloves are massive, rarely have hand problems, but this morning I couldn't find my boot covers, and thus suffered in the toe department. Also could have used an extra layer or two on my core, just to maybe push some blood out to the extremities.
Jan 7, 2016 2:02 AM # 
My Zurich-Newark flight ended halfway through Mission Impossible. So I finished watching it on the way back.
Jan 7, 2016 5:26 AM # 
This is not good marketing for a move out of California...
Jan 7, 2016 8:52 PM # 
you need the cold to appreciate the summer :)
Jan 8, 2016 1:00 PM # 
Someone once told me thought about winter camping, that the only purpose was to make you appreciate summer camping more. Ha! What a load of trump!
Jan 9, 2016 6:19 PM # 
Winter camping :)
Jan 9, 2016 9:13 PM # 
Gee, that reminds me of how much I used to like winter camping. My old winter camping partner would be pretty unlikely to agree to it again now. Pretty sure the last time was a good 25 years ago.

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