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  1. #1
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    Wow - what does the cold do to you?

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    We went for a loverly, leisurely fall ride today - about 2 hours and 40 km. The cold was bearable long tights, vest, arm warmers - but man, did I need a nap.

    I find it amazing what a kind of deep tiredness riding in cooler weather creates.

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    That's funny - heat does that to me! I practically want to nod off on my bike when I'm riding in very hot weather.

    (When it gets cooler here I'll get back to you.)

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    makes my nose run like mad.

    I have to have hot coccoa after a very cold ride and soak in hot shower. (not at the same time )

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    Cold weather riding makes me feel xtra alive.
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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    That's funny - heat does that to me! I practically want to nod off on my bike when I'm riding in very hot weather.

    (When it gets cooler here I'll get back to you.)
    Ditto that! I'm usually wiped out for a day afterward after a really long hot ride.

    Cold - not so much. I want a hot shower, and then I'm fine. Not that we really have cold here.

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  6. #6
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    See, and we don't really have hot.
    It's a little secret you didn't know about us women. We're all closet Visigoths.

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  7. #7
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    Cold makes me want to go to the washroom more frequently...especially when it drops to below freezing and I'm out for hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingcat View Post
    makes my nose run like mad.
    That's exactly what I was thinking when I read the title!

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    I get watery eyes and I also have to eat more often on the bike so that I don't bonk.

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    I get a runny nose and watery eyes, but I also ride faster just to stay warm. I love the cold for that.

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    Our cold is most people's idea of fall so take this for what you will. I usually have tons of snot (yuck), watery eyes and crave a hot shower. Then my body is fatigued but not nap time tired, I just want to lay around. I am not a cold weather person so until I finally warm up to just slightly cold I am pretty cranky on the bike. I hate cold, hate it, hate it, hate it. I could do without it ever dropping below 50 degrees on a ride.

    Now the heat, we can talk about that since we have 100 degree summers. I want a luke warm shower and a nap. Sometimes I have to force the shower because I don't want sweaty me under my sheets. LOL. But I love what some people think is hot (80-90 degrees), I feel like I can fly!
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    My fingers lose circulation... but never all at once. It's usually just a couple at a time, and when it comes back, it hurts horribly. Otherwise, I am OK.
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    Cold makes it hurt to breathe. It's an asthma thing. I generally only ride in temps above 50 F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleeckerSt_Girl View Post
    Cold weather riding makes me feel xtra alive.
    I second this!

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    If I can keep my fingers, ears and toes warm, I am OK. I've learned to deal with the runny nose.

    I don't find that it tires me nearly as much as heat.

 

 

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