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    Riding Temps.

    With cold weather on the way, of if it's cold out there now.
    I thought this would be helpful.

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    Just to be absolutely clear, the temperatures shown in the body of the table are wind chill values, not temperatures. The meaning is essentially the same but the table is not well described. Accuracy counts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by story View Post
    With cold weather on the way, of if it's cold out there now.
    I thought this would be helpful.

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    In summary, hot is always hot, but nice can get darn cold.

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    That sure explains why my favourite riding temperature is 80 F (27 C).
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    I find my comfort zone gets challenged a bit below 10C which is 50F. I'll still ride down around zero and a bit below if the roads are bare but there seems to be a line around 10C where if it gets much colder riding gets iffy for me nowadays. You have to be flexible north of the 49th or you don't get many miles in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Just to be absolutely clear, the temperatures shown in the body of the table are wind chill values, not temperatures. The meaning is essentially the same but the table is not well described. Accuracy counts!
    And wind chill is only relevant for exposed skin.
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    The wind chill is a very important factor to consider. Riding down to 35F is easily possible (and pleasant) if you dress for it. Part of the secret to that, is finding and eliminating any areas where that wind cuts in...like around the neck where the jacket collar and helmet meet.

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    I agree one can be comfortable and very pleasant in the lower temperatures, wind proof gear coupled with heated liners is something I have done for years. Here in Maine the season can be easily extended into December if roads are clear of ice.
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    And here I thought Redding was more about the heat than the cold.

    Thanks for posting.

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