50-50, IT AIN'T REALLY 57

TODD BROWN Bike Life


I SAW 57 DEGREES ON WEATHER.COM AND WAS SO RELIEVED.  NOW I'M FREEZING. WHAT HAPPENED?

The prolonged cold spell had broken... kinda.

About 25 of us showed up in the dark... again.  Again, because the time changed Sunday and we were back to gathering in the dark of dawn.

The clouds had settled in a 800'.  We were riding at 800'. 

We were riding in the clouds... moisture was collecting on everything, like the window of a plane as you descend through gray, pregnant clouds.

Legs. 
Arms. 
Helmet.
Clothes.
All soaked.

The glasses were tucked away about a mile into the ride and stayed there.

And the bike... oh the bike... she left shiny and returned filthy with an aerodynamic dusting of grime.

So when young Zach made that comment above it came to me.

You got a 50-50 chance
of 57 being 57.

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4 days 'til HUNKR OC
Save the dates:  HUNKR 3/17, 6/9, 11/10 – TMWC 7/10
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  • Paul on

    Try WeatherUnderground. Look at their WunderMap. There are hundreds of Davis weather stations around OC that will show you temps, wind, rain etc… They are also more accurate then most weather sites.

    Also look at the EpicRidewithWeather app. You can upload a course from Strava, mapmyride, ridewithagps, and others. Put in your start time and the expected average speed and it will show you the temps, precipitation, wind speed and direction on your route. I have found this to be pretty accurate, but about 3 degrees high at sunrise.

    Weather.com is like an idiot light on a car. It means something, but you have to dig to find out the real weather.


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