Babby, It's Cold Outside

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littletinyfish
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And they have a convenient glove-sizing chart, too. Worked perfectly for me: http://heritagegloves.com/GloveChart.html

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 16:04
circuithero
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I keep coming here for suggestions, but xmas is going to be 73f and raining. Where is my winter!?

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 19:24
emor
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I got a pair of those NINJA ICE gloves

Where have they been all my life?

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 13:34
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Sun, 12/27/2015 - 21:40
Roundabout
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Did 96mi today with 6200ft elevation, it averaged 38* F. The only time it was sunny and "warm" was up the entire 30min climb. RUDE.

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 22:55
jeffro
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Which are the good Ninja Ice gloves, palm dip or full dip? Hi viz fits different?

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 20:41
Bahamontes
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I didn't find the hi vis to fit any different; MAYBE a tad shorter of finger.

You don't need the full dip; I think you'd lose a lot of dexterity and the terminology gives me a bad Roger Rabbit memory.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 09:55
Rusty Piton
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While riding home in a 50mph ice storm yesterday, I had a lol at a dude pushing a fatbike down the sidewalk.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:01
ICU81MI
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Is there somewhere locally (Portland) I might find those ninja ice gloves? I lack the patience for online shopping.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 11:12
ShartAttack
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Thinking about some Ninja Ice but I've still got these moto gloves that I'd like to believe should be good for biking. I'm just so used to moto winter gloves being so sketchy on a motorcycle, but it's not like I'll be going 70mph often on my LHT...

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:10
ShartAttack
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Also, Texas life has already wrecked my polar bear status. Was 38F the last couple mornings after highs in the 80s this weekend and I thought I was gonna die.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:11
joy of vaping
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Babby it's wet outside: STL area flooding is at it's worst since '93:

luckily my family + friends in the area have been unaffected apart from some road closures.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:28
Tail Hook Lengthener
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My brother lives on the Hill, and my mom is on the top of the Chesterfield Valley, so they're ok, but all my cousins inexplicably live in places like Cottleville, and they're currently seeing flood waters like 14' high.

Personally, I am secretly hoping that the Chesterfield levee breaks again, and floods the world's longest strip mall and the nasty outlet mall that went into immediately adjacent Rombachs. And even though I'm a vegetarian, I hope the Smokehouse is miraculously saved.

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Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:50
emor
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Report: ninja ice make my hands sweat at 37 degrees.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:53
emor
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Anyone in for a TAF ninja ice group buy?

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:54
drwelby
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I'd like to try some Ninja Ice, though how much cheaper can you get with a group buy?

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:35
emor
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The benefit would be custom designs? Mostly joking of course.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 01:16
eric_ssucks
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In.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 01:27
crowding
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Wonder if we can get less/thinner dip

also: bear on left, trashcan on right

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 03:15
VT regularbike
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In for ninja ice glove group buy. Wife left her pair on top of the car after skiing a while back. Saw them blow off on the highway where there was no shoulder.

Miguel wrote:
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Wed, 12/30/2015 - 08:25
Goddamnit Gunther
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(Reply to #171)

eric_ssucks wrote:
In.

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 09:34
Rusty Piton
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(Reply to #172)

Goddamnit Gunther wrote:
eric_ssucks wrote:
In.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 09:52
jeffro
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In. I can't imagine how this could work logistically, but in so hard.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 10:06
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #174)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Goddamnit Gunther wrote:
eric_ssucks wrote:
In.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 11:41
capn_pants
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Ninja Ice are the best. I lost one pair already this winter. They're always out of the small.

Wanna hold hands?

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 12:31
Rentable Faxmachine
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I have a hard time with my hands when it gets below 32f. Would Ninja Ice gloves be the hot ticket (no pun intended)?

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 12:47
joy of vaping
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(Reply to #177)

Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
I have a hard time with my hands when it gets below 32f. Would Ninja Ice gloves be the hot ticket (no pun intended)?

hasn't been cold enough this winter for me to know.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 13:14
Goddamnit Gunther
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(Reply to #178)

joy of tarcking wrote:
Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
I have a hard time with my hands when it gets below 32f. Would Ninja Ice gloves be the hot ticket (no pun intended)?

hasn't been cold enough this winter for me to know.

If we do this I can report on them. Highs in the teens for the foreseeable future

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 13:55
Rentable Faxmachine
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Am I correct that the Ninja Ice HPT sell for < $10 on Amazon?

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 13:58
emor
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Yes. They're cheap as dirt.

I can report that my hands were hot this morning. It was 32 degrees. I can imagine getting a larger size and fitting a wool liner or something would take most people into the 20s or even teens depending on their constitution.

I can only imagine that a custom group buy is a fantasy, but worth asking. Maybe we'd have to buy 10,000 pair or something?

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 14:33
Rentable Faxmachine
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Saw 12-packs on google focheap.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 14:50
Petr5
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(Reply to #182)

Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
I have a hard time with my hands when it gets below 32f. Would Ninja Ice gloves be the hot ticket (no pun intended)?

No. Good for coast winters, not interior winters. . Wore them on a 5 f day for about 45 minutes. It was terrible and I'm not a cold hands guy.Get bar mitts or ski gloves.

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Wed, 12/30/2015 - 17:22
jimmythefly
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Emailed them asking if they do custom printing, or maybe offer some plain with no logo that we could then take to have printed elsewhere.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 19:35
emor
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Me too!

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 00:32
drwelby
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Anybody try these TAF Radians RWG800? Reflective knuckles!

edit: oh shit - they offer custom printing!

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 01:46
drwelby
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Well, I ordered a pair so I'll report back my findings.

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 15:19
aerobear
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(Reply to #187)

these are still doing me pretty decently.

i get real cold hands and the 30-38 F temps + high humidity in portland have been rough this week. bring me back the boulder dry cold.
i just need to figure out some winter shoes though cuz my feet still haven't warmed up from the ride i came back from hours ago.

crowding wrote:
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Thu, 12/31/2015 - 22:42
Rentable Faxmachine
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Tempted to give these a try:

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 23:43
Rentable Faxmachine
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Froze my butt off on last night's commute home. Time to upgrade my tights because my legs were cramping. Probably didn't help that I forgot my shoe covers.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 11:42
jdsmooth
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When it's 20ºf, but not sloppy out, I ride in these with thick wool socks:

Real warm, so style.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 13:34
Rentable Faxmachine
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Thinking it might be time to switch to flats and 5.10s for winter commuting.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 13:56
liquify
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(Reply to #192)

Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
Tempted to give these a try:

Selene Yeager gave them two warm thumbs up recently.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 14:02
spaghetti
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ran out of contact juice and had to eye glasses yesterday
what is the 2016 trick for foggy glasses?
tried Cat Crap and toothpaste
neither worked

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:37
Andrew_Squirrel
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The only thing that keeps my lenses fog free is to continue riding nonstop. If I drop below a certain speed the bus explodes

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:12
spaghetti
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will your insurance cover me running a redlight and getting hit?
thanks in advance
love
spaghetti

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:21
joy of vaping
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My glasses don't fog up? They suck in the rain though.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:56
johnasavoia
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I'm cheap and "tough" so instead of buying winter boots I bought these to go over my beat up cloth upper sneakers. Don't mind the cold but hate having wet feet. xxxl was true to its 11-11.5 size claim. Haven't had a wet day since they came but I'm stoked.

Also I ride flats and feetbelts all year round but they really can't be beat for winter commuting

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 18:03
blackholelectron
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I'm also in needing-winter-gloves cru, thanks to Reynaud's causing super painful numbness whenever it gets below like 40

Are the Ninja Ice jawnz decently windproof? we have pretty dry cold around here, rain/wetness isn't an issue, it's just the damned bitter cold that numbs my fingers out completely. If those aren't my jam, any recommendations in windproof-way?

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if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 20:54
emor
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Re: glasses. I look over them when starting out from a stop light. Then, after about 200 feet, I push them back up.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 22:16
that guy
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(Reply to #200)

Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
Tempted to give these a try:

These are super nice.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 23:02

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