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Old 01-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Haha! Flagpole scene from A Christmas Story just came to mind.
If your tongues stick together, it's too cold and you're too gay.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I stoke up the fire and stay home when the temp hits 0F. Up to that point I don't mind putting on the layers and pulling on the balaclava, but when it dips lower than the Big 0, that's where I draw the line. It's supposed to be fun, not a military style survival exercise.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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If your tongues stick together, it's too cold and you're too gay.
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I stoke up the fire and stay home when the temp hits 0F. Up to that point I don't mind putting on the layers and pulling on the balaclava, but when it dips lower than the Big 0, that's where I draw the line. It's supposed to be fun, not a military style survival exercise.

My guess is that a lot of the folks saying they wouldn't ride in this kind of cold have better opportunities, snow and resorts to go to when the weather's better! I'm looking at similar temps & wind chills for NLPofM (Northern Lower Peninsula of MI.) ..and I've got my zippo hand warmers, extra base layers & fleece, Full face Serius Masks and I'm hoping all the MI pussy's stay in the Lodge by the fire! It'll be the best snow so far this season! 10+" Lake effect this week and 2-4 more tomorrow!! I'd be riding if it were 20 below!! (...freezing my Cohone's off no doubt,.. but riding none the less!!)
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:31 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I went a couple weekends ago when it was pretty chilly in CO. It wasn't bad.
Layer up!


I typically stay home if it's really shitty though, there's always tomorrow! The coldest place I've rode was in Montana during our trip. It had be 30 below zero and pretty windy too. We were the only dumbasses on the mountain.

Was a fun day though once we finished off the snapps and went numb.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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It was still -3 when we woke up this morning, and still -15 or more (less?) up in Vermont. And a "Special Weather Advisory" for severe wind chills and high winds throughout the morning. So we bagged on Vermont, layered up, and just went to a local hill here in Connecticut, Ski Sundown. It's only about 800' vert, and just 15 trails. It wound up being about 10 degrees when we got there, and the wind had calmed down. 10 is totally doable.

They sell 2, 4 and 8 hour tix, so we just bought the 4 hour. You can get bored pretty quick with just 15 trails, but it was actually pretty fun. It's been so cold they've been able to make a lot of snow the last few days.

The only downside, which kind of pissed me off, is that they only have 3 so-called black trails, and the main one all the way down the front of the mountain...er, hill...was closed for race training! Bullshit! Don't advertise that you're 100% open then close your best trail, and still charge full price when you only have 15 trails to begin with! Well, ski patrol let us through anyway, since there were so few people there. It's Friday, but it was mid-week riding at its best...good snow, very few people, never had to wait for the lift.

So it's looking like it will be a balmy 18 degrees at Mt. Snow on Sunday. That's only two hours from home, and 18 is practically tropical. And the crowds leave early on Sunday, so it should be a fun day. I've ridden this tiny CT hill three times already, and only three days in VT (1 Okemo, 2 Stowe, and one of the Stowe days was bulletproof -- we only did two runs). I need some real riding! This is getting ridiculous!
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I was at Okemo yesterday. 9 degrees at the base and 0 at the summit. And thats not even counting wind chill. 2 out of the 5 times I rode to the summit I took a quick stop at the summit lodge for some water and some hot chocolate. Got nice and warm and then continued to ride. Even with my brief warm-up breaks I managed to get in 12 runs total on the day.
The Jackson Gore side actually felt warmer than the south face. Wasn't much wind over there and far less crowded. Also found the manmade snow to not be that bad. Very few bulletproof patches which really surprised considering the temps and lack of snowfall
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We hit Mt. Snow today. Added treat...I found out that our ski club passes are good there any day of the year, not just on designated "Awareness Days." Tix only cost $54. The snow was great, but they're still relying on a lot of man-made stuff. The guns were going on several trails, but the air is really dry, so the snow stayed powdery all day. Unfortunately, there were 60 trails open, but North Face was open, and most of the good stuff. Excellent day...-4 when we got there, but up to 16 by the time we left at 3:00. Not too bad.
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I have a friend station out in Alaska. She's been telling me about the brutal cold out there. The snow fog and all that. I wouldn't even dare try to brave that
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #29 (permalink)
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They reported on the news this morning that several East coast resorts were closing because it was too cold to ride. I think that is extreme, but measures have to be taken by the rider/skiier to stay warm!
When I used to live up there we would hike the resort on days like that. I would bring my dog, and if we would stop for whatever reason, he would instantly start digging a huge hole in the snow for protection!
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They reported on the news this morning that several East coast resorts were closing because it was too cold to ride. I think that is extreme, but measures have to be taken by the rider/skiier to stay warm!
That was either an incorrect report or it was several of the smaller, less popular places. Because all the major names in the NorthEast have been open everyday.
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