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Chrisz - 12-9-2013 at 11:34 AM

Chrisz - 12-9-2013 at 11:41 AM

Sorry fat fingered the keys.

What I meant to say was it is !?;:$#@ COLD! Saturday was 27 below zero I haven't been able to get out in two weeks.

What is the coldest temps you have been out in?

RedSky - 12-9-2013 at 03:38 PM

a wind chilling -10 at the beach in 2011

-10 is super low for the UK. Prevailing southwesterlies most of the time keeps us milder than we should be at our latitude which is on a par with Canada. I can't imagine 27 below. How does that feel ?

The UK grinds to a halt if it snows a few inches. The trains stop running if leaves fall on the line. Yep, if you want to invade our country then winter is the best time.

rectifier - 12-9-2013 at 05:13 PM

Same cold up here! Just broke yesterday, now we have no wind.
I went out in -30 (windchill -40) to fly static and test bridle settings. Full snow suit, downhill gloves, forgot my balaclava and goggles, oops! Suffice it to say it was not a lengthy session! With a good suit that sheds wind you can negate the windchill factor as you are usually keeping your back to the wind.
Tuning bridles in -40 just doesn't happen. Can't take your hands out of the gloves long enough!

Cheddarhead - 12-9-2013 at 07:41 PM

I guess I shouldn't complain so much about the cold since you northern guys have it worse than I. For WI it's been pretty cold here as of late, Wed supposed to be -9F for a low. I've been out in similar weather many times, I just make sure to keep the fiddling to a minimum and protect the skin as much as possible. Last year I had one extremely cold day where I accidently cut my cold hand on my ski edge and didn't feel it till I put my gloves back on and my hands started to warm up. At first I couldn't understand where the blood was coming from until I put 2 & 2 together.:duh:

Chrisz - 12-10-2013 at 08:16 AM

Ok that is dedication! I took the day off Thursday this week, it is looking looking like a high of 7 degrees, I am going to give it a try, not sure what the wind chill will be.

I am thinking about putting spiked hot chocolate in one of those camel back drinking systems to stay warm!

Cheddarhead - 12-10-2013 at 03:09 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Chrisz  
I am thinking about putting spiked hot chocolate in one of those camel back drinking systems to stay warm!

Atta boy!:thumbup: