Wednesday, January 23, 2008

OK, I’m stupid

Saturday’s ride was cold. I should have drove or at least wore a helmet.

When I left the house it was 6°F outside. I had to go about 40 miles and most of it was interstate. 60, 70 sometimes 80 mph, that’s -26° windchill, for those playing at home. According to the National Weather Service, you get frostbite in 30 min if the windchill is about -16° and 10 min if -32°.

With traffic and whatnot, it was about an hour ride there and an hour back.

Sunday and Monday my nose hurt. Yesterday it stared peeling. Still peeling today. I think that is a minor case of frost bite.

I think I’m gonna pass on ridding on single digit days, yep, has to be 10° or warmer for me to ride...

Unless I can find a way to keep my nose warm.

If you look close... you can see ice on my mustache.

4 rode Saturday. One guy came almost 80 miles.


Dazd said...

I think the cold froze your brain dude!!! were you thinking? lol

There is a fine line between dedication and insanity...but you have my utmost respect man.

LL said...

DNR, you have lost your ever-lovin' MIND. You can lose bits and parts of yourself PERMANENTLY doing something like that.

Oh, and I'm glad your fur is growing back in!! *grin*

DNR said...

Dazd - hahaha!! You talk about insanity like it is a bad thing...

LL - yeah, well... one has to have a mind in order to loose it.
The fur is just about long enough to grab a fist full on each cheek...

Dazd said...

I cannot judge whether its good or bad, but I do have 5 years worth of comparison with searching/training!

k said...


Jan said... take too many chances!

I'm glad it was no worse than a peeling nose, though! :)

DNR said...

Dazd – I hear ya… this to shall pass

K – hahahaha

Jan – if your not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space. I gotta be me, remember the ‘turned too fast and dragged my right floor board’ post?