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2013-10-15 11:18 AM

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2013-10-16 1:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
Already calling for a little snow this week.
After next weekends 50 mile run I will need to take it easy for a while so don't know if I will get many points.
2013-10-16 1:49 PM
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2013-10-18 6:23 AM
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i'm guessing my suckitude score will truely not suck because they just revised the long term winter forecast for DC and saying little snow and fairly mild - which means, it will either be that or snowmageddon
2013-10-19 11:41 PM
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I'm back for another year and my weather next week is calling for 6 days of rain snow mix with high with winds. Bring on the cold, I'm ready for something better than 4th this year.
2013-10-24 7:13 AM
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2013-10-24 2:52 PM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
I will not be participating, mostly because I'm a wuss... Yesterday it was 45 degrees when I went running and even bundled up in my warm running clothes I couldn't handle it!
2013-10-27 7:28 AM
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Hey, I'd like to join this. It will give me some motivation to be out running. Let me get this straight.... you calculate your score and post it somewhere each time you run/bike/swim outdoors. Where do you post it?
Does it make a difference how long you're out? Is there a minimum time?

Edited by b2run 2013-10-27 7:29 AM
2013-10-27 8:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
I'm interested. In the winter I run, bike commute and cross country ski. When does the challenge start and end? Is the spreadsheet posted somewhere?
This might make me ride my bike on some mornings when transit is tempting.
Don
2013-10-27 9:15 AM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
Originally posted by wgraves7582


Wind factor
light winds (5-10 mph) 1 Point
11-19 mph 2 Points. 18 -31 kph
20+ 4 Points. 32+

Temp factors. Celsius
30-35 .5 points -1 to +2
25-29 1 Point -4 to -2
15-24 3 Points -9 to -5
1-14 5 Points -17 to -10
0 and below 8 Points -18 and below

Precipitation
Drizzle/Light Snow 1 Point
Medium Rain/Snow 2 Points
Heavy Rain/Snow 3 Points

Bike Multiplier - 1 point for outdoor ride sub 40 degrees +4 celsius

Polar Bear Challenge 5 Points

Suck-o-meter scoring

Time in minutes x (Temp mult+Wind mult+precip mult+ Bike mult)= Suckitude score



I'm Canadian so my data will be in Celsius and kph - values added to the quote above.
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2013-10-28 10:08 AM
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2013-10-30 10:19 AM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
Recovery from last weekend 50 mile is going good, just in time for this to start. Looks like we might even get some crappy weather this weekend.

Is it sick that I am excited?
2013-10-30 2:05 PM
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Another Canuck here - going to find a positive spin on training outside!!  Count me in.

2013-10-30 2:36 PM
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Another Canadian (Winnipeg) here as well. I have been riding all this week to work and back. Coldest was -12 C (10.4F) on my ride in to work. All other days have been below zero (32.0 F). I run outside everyday regardless of temps or wind or rain or snow.
I am looking forward to seeing how this goes.

I am using that website for my temperature and wind speed conversions.

http://www.metric-conversions.org/

Dwayne
2013-10-30 4:06 PM
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If you have it that cold already, I think the rest of us are in trouble.
2013-10-30 5:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
Based on those numbers I will never have a chance unless I hit the lottery and can move to Yampa Valley/Steamboat Springs - not that I did anyway, but once and a while I could keep up with an ambitious Nov/Dec

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2013-11-01 1:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
On the board with a whopping 7 points this morning
2013-11-01 11:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
A few questions...

What activities count towards points? Running and biking are obvious but what about XC skiing? downhill skiing? walking the dog?
This afternoon on the bike the temperature was above 40 F, but the wind was enough to get into the wind points. Based on the formula this will produce some points - is this correct?
Garmin Autopause on "Off" or "When Stopped"? (I normally use When Stopped but I figure that if I didn't have GPS I'd just use the total time so I have changed this to Off. Hey, I'll take every point I can get.)
Is the spreadsheet posted?

This is sick - I think I'm going to end up planning some of my exercise for the colder times of the day instead of the warmer times.

Thanks
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2013-11-02 11:41 AM
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Okay, here's my first entry. I ran 64 minutes with a temp. 0 C (32 F) with a north wind of 20 km/hr so I calculate 64 points. So what do I do with it? Is there a place to enter it?
2013-11-02 3:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
Originally posted by donw

A few questions...

What activities count towards points? Running and biking are obvious but what about XC skiing? downhill skiing? walking the dog?
This afternoon on the bike the temperature was above 40 F, but the wind was enough to get into the wind points. Based on the formula this will produce some points - is this correct?
Garmin Autopause on "Off" or "When Stopped"? (I normally use When Stopped but I figure that if I didn't have GPS I'd just use the total time so I have changed this to Off. Hey, I'll take every point I can get.)
Is the spreadsheet posted?

This is sick - I think I'm going to end up planning some of my exercise for the colder times of the day instead of the warmer times.

Thanks
Don


You have to meet the temp requirement before you move on to the wind, rain or snow.

2013-11-02 3:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
Originally posted by b2run

Okay, here's my first entry. I ran 64 minutes with a temp. 0 C (32 F) with a north wind of 20 km/hr so I calculate 64 points. So what do I do with it? Is there a place to enter it?


Bill will be getting the spreadsheet up and running soon.


2013-11-02 4:27 PM
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Originally posted by donw

A few questions...

What activities count towards points? Running and biking are obvious but what about XC skiing? downhill skiing? walking the dog?

Thanks
Don


That's a good question. I've got a week of outdoor camping coming up in February that could blow the top off the chart if it was allowed. And February in Northern Ontario is going to hit big in temperature points.
2013-11-03 6:27 PM
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2013-11-03 6:28 PM
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2013-11-04 7:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Crappy Winter Weather Challenge 2013 - 2014
A couple of photos...
Winter arrived in Calgary on the weekend - perfect timing for this challenge. The bike with Calgary in the background is from my commute this morning. The mountain photo is from cross country skiing last December - looking forward to more scenery like this soon.

Don



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