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Often described as one of the toughest bike races in the lower 48 states, the Arrowhead 135 challenges even the most prepared riders. This is a journal by a non-athlete's participation in an event where starting is often just as much a challenge as finishing.

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August 3, 2010
Not sure why I'm thinking about it today, this the hottest day of summer so far... But I'm a little concerned about the effects of sitting on a bike saddle in extreme cold for any length of time (i.e. 2+ hours).

Here is the thing: sitting compresses all the clothing layers, squeezing the air out of them, which reduces their ability to insulate as well as their ability to shed moisture. Combine that with the fact that the seat and seat post will act as a heat sink means that the possibility of frostbite in places where you really really do not want frostbite is a major concern.

This is going to be a serious problem to solve...

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