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    Febraury cold, windy, rolling ride !

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and today was a short 20 mile suffer fest. The wind was kicking Dave and I throughout the ride, and throw in some hills and you have a fun filled February ride.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmlqoveybfw

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    my ride today was 71F with gusts to 3 mph...

    brutal.
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    I hate wind more than cold. I've been out in mid 20's degree temperature but avoid rides when the wind will be in excess of 10 mph. It's one thing to have unexpected headwinds but another to plan for it and I prefer not to plan rides in that.

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    I dont mind the cold, but wind in the cold sure does suck.

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    It was 48deg today with 22mph winds gusting into the mid 30mph's. I made 33 miles and was sure happy when I got home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zipp2001 View Post
    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger......
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    The horizontal hills were mighty high in NJ this morning.
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    I'm gonna have to brave the elements today too!

    Temp: 74
    Real Feel: 81
    Winds: 5mph ESE

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    Quote Originally Posted by arai_speed View Post
    I'm gonna have to brave the elements today too!

    Temp: 74
    Real Feel: 81
    Winds: 5mph ESE
    Dude, that's brutal. If I had to face conditions like that I don't know if I could drag myself out of bed.
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    Love the cold! My fingers don't when they crack and bleed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasser_Butterfat View Post
    Love the cold! My fingers don't when they crack and bleed.
    Lots of lotion usually prevents my fingers from cracking as do good gloves.

    I have more of a problem with frozen toes, so I finally invested in a good pair of winter bike shoes since the neoprene covers simply weren't cutting it.
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    High of 70 today, but it was 40 in the morning the last couple days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Lots of lotion usually prevents my fingers from cracking as do good gloves.

    I have more of a problem with frozen toes, so I finally invested in a good pair of winter bike shoes since the neoprene covers simply weren't cutting it.
    My feet have to stay warm, once cold the ride is over. I have one pair of cycling shoes just for winter. They are a half size bigger than my other pairs so I can wear some nice wool socks. I have a very nice pair of thermal booties that are also water resistance. What limits my rides more in the real cold weather and my asthma. I can only stay out for maybe 45 mins. in temps below 35 degrees before I'll have trouble getting my breathing under control for several hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Lots of lotion usually prevents my fingers from cracking as do good gloves.

    I have more of a problem with frozen toes, so I finally invested in a good pair of winter bike shoes since the neoprene covers simply weren't cutting it.
    I've been using lotion before going to bed since having it on my hands during the day doesn't work for me. Even tried latex gloves under my regular gloves to keep the moisture in which does help a bit. Generally the cold is never an issue for me except my fingertips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasser_Butterfat View Post
    I've been using lotion before going to bed since having it on my hands during the day doesn't work for me. Even tried latex gloves under my regular gloves to keep the moisture in which does help a bit. Generally the cold is never an issue for me except my fingertips.
    I started using lotion on my face and hands after every ride and before bed. Does the latex help? I find my hands are more likely to get dried out in wet gloves

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    I started using lotion on my face and hands after every ride and before bed. Does the latex help? I find my hands are more likely to get dried out in wet gloves

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    I've worked outdoors all my life and have had good luck using Corn Huskers lotion on my hands. It's not greasy and kept the dryness and cracking at bay.

    Febraury cold, windy, rolling ride !-corn-huskers.png

    I've known guys that would grease up their hands with their favorite lotion, and wear the latex gloves over their greasy hands while sitting around the house or while sleeping. I never tried that, having good luck with the Corn Huskers, but they swore by it. One dude wore some sort of "finger rubbers" filled with lotion instead of the full latex gloves.
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    That Corn Huskers lotion looks really expensive for a tiny 7oz. bottle:

    https://www.amazon.com/Corn-Huskers-...000RO3EMA?th=1

    I use Jergens Original which works for me and doesn't leave a greasy residue once it dried out. A 21oz. bottle is around $12 in any drug store, less if you buy online. It has a scent, but it isn't offensively strong:

    https://jet.com/product/detail/c4fb1...FZGFswodRrsMYg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    That Corn Huskers lotion looks really expensive for a tiny 7oz. bottle:

    https://www.amazon.com/Corn-Huskers-...000RO3EMA?th=1

    I use Jergens Original which works for me and doesn't leave a greasy residue once it dried out. A 21oz. bottle is around $12 in any drug store, less if you buy online. It has a scent, but it isn't offensively strong:

    https://jet.com/product/detail/c4fb1...FZGFswodRrsMYg
    It's brought my hands back from cracked and bleeding. Worked well enough for me that I never looked at the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    I started using lotion on my face and hands after every ride and before bed. Does the latex help? I find my hands are more likely to get dried out in wet gloves

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    The good thing is my hands don't sweat in latex gloves when it is cold. The dry air is the enemy for my hands. It's a nice balmy 25 degrees out there this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    It's brought my hands back from cracked and bleeding. Worked well enough for me that I never looked at the price.

    Still using O'Keeffe's. I will definitely try these other recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    It's brought my hands back from cracked and bleeding. Worked well enough for me that I never looked at the price.
    Carbon bike: $2,000

    New Ultegra groupset for carbon bike: $900

    New wheel set for carbon bike: $700

    Having fingers that don't crack and bleed after long cold rides: PRICELESS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Carbon bike: $2,000

    New Ultegra groupset for carbon bike: $900

    New wheel set for carbon bike: $700

    Having fingers that don't crack and bleed after long cold rides: PRICELESS.
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    It wasn't cold today, but it sure was windy.

    52deg
    21mph W wind
    34mph gusts

    I got 40 miles in.

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    Sorry for the quarter turned pic.
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    A mite windier today than yesterday.

    49deg
    31mph WSW wind
    50mph gusts

    I managed 20 miles and don't think I ever worked so hard to go so slow on flat roads. There were times that it was all that I could do to go 12mph, and then a gust would hit me and I'd be down to 9mph.

    I left the house riding into the wind and wanted to go further, but I would have had to ride some heavily trafficked road, and I was just moving too slow and being buffeted too much to have been comfortable in heavier faster moving traffic.

    I pretty much rode a square so only about 5 miles of tailwind, the rest was all head or crosswinds.

    I'm glad I got out, but it sure was a tough ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    A mite windier today than yesterday.

    49deg
    31mph WSW wind
    50mph gusts

    I managed 20 miles and don't think I ever worked so hard to go so slow on flat roads. There were times that it was all that I could do to go 12mph, and then a gust would hit me and I'd be down to 9mph.

    I left the house riding into the wind and wanted to go further, but I would have had to ride some heavily trafficked road, and I was just moving too slow and being buffeted too much to have been comfortable in heavier faster moving traffic.

    I pretty much rode a square so only about 5 miles of tailwind, the rest was all head or crosswinds.

    I'm glad I got out, but it sure was a tough ride.
    Here was a fun ride that was a tad windy, great workout.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfxFlzVf8I

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