Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Blue Fingers and Biker Rings

According to the National Weather Service, it was 24 degrees F this morning when I mounted my motorcycle, heading for work. As usual in this type of weather, it felt like I was sitting in a deep freeze for an hour, with an air conditioner blowing in my face. I was well bundled-up, but still, even with three pairs of gloves on, and thick boots, my phalanges felt as if they were frozen when I arrived.

Curiosity getting the better of me, I found this windchill calculator to find out how cold it really felt travelling an average of 75+/- miles per hour.

24°F at 70MPH feels like 0.4°F!
24°F at 75MPH feels like -0.2°F!!
24°F at 80MPH feels like -0.7°F!!!

No wonder I always feel like an ice cube.