-5.4! (Make that -6.3!)

johnboy 20 June 2012 28
cold ride

So that was a good hard frost this morning and still not over zero.

The Kelpie of Few Accomplishments and I thoroughly enjoyed the frosty walk to The Eagle’s Nest this morning (left the bike at work last night for reasons best not gone into).

Did you get of shot of the frost this morning? Send it in to images@the-riotact.com .

UPDATE 20/06/12 09:23: Actually if we go from the Bureau it was -6.3.


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poetix poetix 9:52 am 20 Jun 12

So whose delightfully toasty bike seat is that then, hm?

    johnboy johnboy 9:53 am 20 Jun 12

    It was a target of opportunity out on the street.

Thumper Thumper 9:59 am 20 Jun 12

I love Canberra winters.

Only real cities have extreme temperature changes, unlike Brisbane and Sydney 🙂

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:09 am 20 Jun 12

so gross. this is the main reason i hate canberra. feels like my feet are going to fall off.

poetix poetix 10:13 am 20 Jun 12

It’s a very cool bike indeed.

bundah bundah 10:15 am 20 Jun 12

I suspect that even the masochists out there would squirm at the thought of mounting that one although it would give a whole new meaning to frostbite!

carnardly carnardly 10:19 am 20 Jun 12

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:24 am 20 Jun 12

carnardly said :

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Where from? camping stores? Never heard of them but this interests me greatly.

54-11 54-11 10:29 am 20 Jun 12

bundah said :

I suspect that even the masochists out there would squirm at the thought of mounting that one although it would give a whole new meaning to frostbite!

Where’s Troy Buswell when you need him?

KB1971 KB1971 10:33 am 20 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

so gross. this is the main reason i hate canberra. feels like my feet are going to fall off.

Dont let the door hit you on the arse on the way out………

Eppo Eppo 10:36 am 20 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

so gross. this is the main reason i hate canberra. feels like my feet are going to fall off.

Oh suck it up.

Try a European winter. -6 is nothing. We don’t even get a regular snowfall here.

EvanJames EvanJames 10:39 am 20 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

carnardly said :

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Where from? camping stores? Never heard of them but this interests me greatly.

The upmarket/serious outdoor shops are the go, pretty big thermal-wear brand. You might want to check the insulation in your shoes too… sticking another insole inside might help get you away from what’s conducting the cold in.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:58 am 20 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

carnardly said :

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Where from? camping stores? Never heard of them but this interests me greatly.

The upmarket/serious outdoor shops are the go, pretty big thermal-wear brand. You might want to check the insulation in your shoes too… sticking another insole inside might help get you away from what’s conducting the cold in.

I have bad feet and have to wear prescription inserts so no room for anything else, sadly. i will check out these socks though.

KB1971, i would love to leave, but my wife says no plus i have a good job here. i just have to suffer immensly for 3 monthes of the year!

GBT GBT 11:30 am 20 Jun 12

Some Canberrans take it a little too personally when people say they hate something about Canberra.
I too hate Canberra winters but doesn’t mean I hate everything about Canberra. I also just have to suck it up for three months. I’m assuming Comic Nerd meant that the cold weather is the thing about Canberra he hates most but it wasn’t worded the best (although I may be wrong).

Point is you don’t have to love everything about this place to live here.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:42 am 20 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I have bad feet and have to wear prescription inserts so no room for anything else, sadly. i will check out these socks though.

KB1971, i would love to leave, but my wife says no plus i have a good job here. i just have to suffer immensly for 3 monthes of the year!

If your feet and hands get unusually cold, you might have Reynaud’s (doctor can check).

There’s a range of battery-operated heaters they sell for ski boots now, just some thin little wires which would be easy to put in your shoes, but finding a spot for the battery might be a trick. It wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve developed something suitable for shoes though.

make sure your shoes are warm when you put them on in the morning too. Makes a huge difference.

carnardly carnardly 11:43 am 20 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

carnardly said :

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Where from? camping stores? Never heard of them but this interests me greatly.

.

Paddy Pallins etc sell them. Buy the Hike/Crew socks in the brown and green carboard. Plus if your feet (and probably body) is cold, shout yourself a merino thermal too. There are various different layers from under layers (like long sleeve longjohns) to mid layers. At -5 with a merino and a jacket and icebreaker socks i’m toasty in the mornings. Merino clothes are expensive, but once you have them you will not go back. polypro thermal gear tends to get a bit whoofy on the nose after a while, even with regular washing.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:47 am 20 Jun 12

GBT said :

Some Canberrans take it a little too personally when people say they hate something about Canberra.
I too hate Canberra winters but doesn’t mean I hate everything about Canberra. I also just have to suck it up for three months. I’m assuming Comic Nerd meant that the cold weather is the thing about Canberra he hates most but it wasn’t worded the best (although I may be wrong).

Point is you don’t have to love everything about this place to live here.

lol i hate A LOT about canberra, but there are certainly worse places i could be living. ive come to terms with the fact im never leaving so no point complaining.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:48 am 20 Jun 12

carnardly said :

EvanJames said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

carnardly said :

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Where from? camping stores? Never heard of them but this interests me greatly.

.

Paddy Pallins etc sell them.

Buy the Hike/Crew socks in the brown and green carboard.

Plus if your feet (and probably body) is cold, shout yourself a merino thermal too.

There are various different layers from under layers (like long sleeve longjohns) to mid layers.

At -5 with a merino and a jacket and icebreaker socks i’m toasty in the mornings.

Merino clothes are expensive, but once you have them you will not go back.

polypro thermal gear tends to get a bit whoofy on the nose after a while, even with regular washing.

will look inti t, THANKS!

Thumper Thumper 11:55 am 20 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

EvanJames said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

carnardly said :

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Where from? camping stores? Never heard of them but this interests me greatly.

The upmarket/serious outdoor shops are the go, pretty big thermal-wear brand. You might want to check the insulation in your shoes too… sticking another insole inside might help get you away from what’s conducting the cold in.

I have bad feet and have to wear prescription inserts so no room for anything else, sadly. i will check out these socks though.

KB1971, i would love to leave, but my wife says no plus i have a good job here. i just have to suffer immensly for 3 monthes of the year!

Ah, you need to learn to embrace the beauty of chilly mornings and make it bearable 🙂

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:09 pm 20 Jun 12

Thumper said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

EvanJames said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

carnardly said :

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Where from? camping stores? Never heard of them but this interests me greatly.

The upmarket/serious outdoor shops are the go, pretty big thermal-wear brand. You might want to check the insulation in your shoes too… sticking another insole inside might help get you away from what’s conducting the cold in.

I have bad feet and have to wear prescription inserts so no room for anything else, sadly. i will check out these socks though.

KB1971, i would love to leave, but my wife says no plus i have a good job here. i just have to suffer immensly for 3 monthes of the year!

Ah, you need to learn to embrace the beauty of chilly mornings and make it bearable 🙂

Born and raised here, thumpster. If it hasnt happened by now, i dont think it ever will.

Thumper Thumper 12:15 pm 20 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Thumper said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

EvanJames said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

carnardly said :

Comic and gamer nerd – buy yourself some Ice breaker socks. THE best $50 you will EVER spend. trust me.

Where from? camping stores? Never heard of them but this interests me greatly.

The upmarket/serious outdoor shops are the go, pretty big thermal-wear brand. You might want to check the insulation in your shoes too… sticking another insole inside might help get you away from what’s conducting the cold in.

I have bad feet and have to wear prescription inserts so no room for anything else, sadly. i will check out these socks though.

KB1971, i would love to leave, but my wife says no plus i have a good job here. i just have to suffer immensly for 3 monthes of the year!

Ah, you need to learn to embrace the beauty of chilly mornings and make it bearable 🙂

Born and raised here, thumpster. If it hasnt happened by now, i dont think it ever will.

Touche 🙂

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