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You know it’s cold when the fog freezes…


January 2015

Ah yes, winter is here but with only 1-1/2 months left to March, I can do this standing on my melon!

On walking out the front door to start my vehicle, I felt a sensation I dread every year… The first day my residual snot instantly freezes in my nose. -10 degrees Fahrenheit is the cutoff. Not minus three, not minus eight, minus ten degrees Fahrenheit .

It was actually -13. Damn.

Many people don’t get to experience this kind of cold. They know when the air temp cools if the ground was warm (or vice versa) you get fog. Well, when it’s minus 13, this is what fog looks like:

That fog is frozen though – those are ice crystals suspended in mid-air. We’ve had frozen fog for two days in a row and while you do have to watch your speed, it is absolutely breathtaking to drive through – even better in the morning when your headlamp beams reflect off of the crystals. I didn’t snap a picture because there’s no way it could have done the experience justice.

In any event, no outdoor cycling this week. Been cranking the miles out on the trainer.


  1. Frozen fog? That’s crazy!!! SF would be so upset if this could happen here.

    • bgddyjim says:

      I’d bet! It’s both neat and pretty sucky at the same time. Cool to see becaise it’s so rare but the cold, once it gets below -10, it’s just not good.

  2. Paige says:

    That’s really cool. Bahahaha! See what I did there? I crack myself up.

  3. I’ve been riding in this and it ain’t pleasant! Pennance for a pathetic 2014.

  4. EpicGran says:

    You guys are tough – us Africans would crack in those conditions LOL

  5. Dustin John says:

    This reminds me of winters in Northern Alaska. I dont miss those working conditions at all. It would drop below -60F with the wind chill.
    I dont blame you for packing it in during the frozen-floating particles of lung gagging inhalants. Ive heard breathing that stuff can be pretty bad on the organs. Im not sure how true that is but it sounds plausable.

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