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Fit Recovery’s Theory of Cycling Relativity

March 2015

The theory of cycling relativity is very simple:

In November, 23 degrees F or -3 C is cold and symbolizes the beginning of a long, cold winter.
December 7, 2014 – This is cold.

In March, 26 degrees or -2 C is glorious and to be celebrated.
Yesterday, March 8, 2015 – This is warm.

Temperature difference between December 7th and March 9th?  Three degrees Fahrenheit or one degree Celsius – Fit Recovery does the Theory of Relativity.

It’s not rocket science.  Well, technically it is.


  1. bonnev659 says:

    I have a picture saying 40 degrees while biking of 3 locations and what folks are wearing. FL, DC, and Maine and I still laugh at it. I do not mind the cold but I do mind is the ice. just on my street loop (~.6 miles around has 4 spots of black ice this am) needless to say I hope it warms up so I can ride outside without hitting the ice.

  2. EpicGran says:

    I am constantly amazed at the temps you cycle in. We endure the opposite end of the thermometer and get used to 36 degree days. I recall slowly, very slowly inching up a mountain pass and when I looked down at the garmin it was 46C…. I got off! LOL

    • bgddyjim says:

      We get to ride in some pretty warm weather as well… In fact, usually around July we get a stretch in the 30’s (C of course). I can remember a 4th of July ride where the temp hit 94 (35) but the reading off of the asphalt was 114 (or 45). The problem is that we’re far enough north that we get a little bit of everything. We make due with what we have, but definitely thank you for the compliment.

  3. EpicGran says:

    I should clarify 36 degrees celcius

  4. biking2work says:

    Your theory didnt work for me today. 4°C should’ve felt better in March than it did in November but the wind that wasn’t here in November definitely made it feel worse. Yep, Spring is gonna make me work hard for those smile on the face, effortless, joyful summer rides…

    • bgddyjim says:

      I’m sorry to hear that brother. I should have made an allowance for the wind. Good point. And on that note, what is an effortless ride? I’ve never heard of that… Those two words together, effortless and ride… They should…means something. An adjective and a noun – I just can’t make the connection.

      • biking2work says:

        Sorry should’ve said “feels” effortless. You know the one, that ride where you thrash out a distance and despite a rapid speed, feels effortless in the warm with the sun on your back. Unlike the slog into a brisk Spring wind on a dank, grey March day…

      • bgddyjim says:

        I do, I was just being a smart ass my friend. 😎

  5. bribikes says:

    It’s spring! Can you believe it!?! It is actually warm out! It feels so weird to be on my bike without 20 layers of clothing on! Okay I still have lots of exclamation points to use up, so I think I will go bother another blog before you block me for being obnoxious!

  6. We got a lot more snow than you did and here in Ottawa we had 35 day straight were the temperature was -20C or colder. It did warm up to +6 today and it felt like summer. I might get Clyde out for the first ride of 2015.

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