Saturday, January 7, 2017

Arctic Bear

From someone who decided not to submit PBC (Polar Bear Challenge) videos, here is submission number five. Actually only done since it happened to be below 0°F (-25°F or -32°C) and if you have at least one PBC video with it below zero Fahrenheit, you qualify as an "Arctic Bear". So why not...

I started and ended the ride in the garage so no cold soaked engine. The only "problem" is that since the thermometer is attached to the rear rack, I needed to ride somewhere before I could record the temperature and starting odometer reading. I rode out to the golf course parking lot since there was a nice view that I could aim the GoPro at while I recorded the starting temperature and odometer.

So the submission is for only half of the mileage actually ridden.



15 comments:

Unknown said...

Looks like fun. Coldest I've been out in is -25°C for breakfast. Today's ride will be 3km @ -7°C (2 wheel 60cc).

BeemerGirl said...

I was not aware they made heated visors! How interesting. So...just what time is sunrise?

RichardM said...

10:43am. The heated visor is on a Bombardier helmet made for riding in snow. It keeps ice from building up on the outside.

RichardM said...

Last year, my coldest was -45°F or about the same as °C. But on 3 wheels (training wheels, eh)

SonjaM said...

Oh my, that is cold... you are one brave man, RichardM.

Learning to Golf said...

I'm cold just thinking about -25! But, it is beautiful.

Scott Seidl said...

The image of a motorcycle passing a wheel loader on an icy road really gets my motor runnin. Is that weird?

RichardM said...

I don't know about that. Thick skinned maybe...

RichardM said...

It definitely feet colder than the +16°F of the last video...

RichardM said...

With our recent snow, the loaders were a common sight on the road.

Trobairitz said...

I was wonder if the guy in the loader was shaking his head as you rode by.

Damn that is cold.

redlegsrides said...

Damn, -45F is way below my personal best....

RichardM said...

The guy in the loader smiled and waved as I went by.

RichardM said...

You just need more "opportunities".

Unknown said...

Record low here, Toronto, is -33°C or -27°F. Yesterday's run ended at 7.5 km.