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  • #532412

    leftovers
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    The only thing I can see is that bike maintenance would need to be stepped up a little. Cold weather can be hard on any equipment and the road salt doesn’t help. Regardless, I am all for them keeping it up all year.

    #532413

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    I’ve found that I can ride in temps as low as about 10 degrees F

    When I rode, my limit was about 30F. After that, the wind chill on my face was nasty, and the puddles froze. More importantly, the water that was splashed out of the puddles froze on the pavement around them, which was a real danger in traffic.

    #532414

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    alexs said:

    I’ve found that I can ride in temps as low as about 10 degrees F

    When I rode, my limit was about 30F. After that, the wind chill on my face was nasty, and the puddles froze. More importantly, the water that was splashed out of the puddles froze on the pavement around them, which was a real danger in traffic.

    30 is the sweet spot where I finally stop sweating!

    goldenidea said:
    When it’s icy, I stay away from heavily traveled roads.

    I tend to do the opposite.. I find that the main roads are the least of my worries on cold icy days. Sometimes I’ll walk/slide until I get to High St. where I can hop on and start riding. Even if the trucks haven’t hit it for awhile there is enough traffic that keeps it melted. When I lived closer to Neil I would just ride in the car tire path.

    Anyway, there could be liability issues with keeping CoGo open during the winter/bad weather?

    #532415

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    30 is the sweet spot where I finally stop sweating!

    I’d arrive at work in the landscape shop by the stadium, half cold and half hot, and I just needed time to even out.

    Ah the hot rides, though … out on Delaware County back roads when the blistered blacktop sealant bubbles pop under the tires …

    #532416
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    NerosNeptune said:
    Anyway, there could be liability issues with keeping CoGo open during the winter/bad weather?

    I wouldn’t think it would be any different whether you fell off a bike and got hurt in summer or winter.

    #532417

    susank
    Member

    Winter usage should be up to the individual’s comfort zone. I doubt they will close it.

    #532418

    geoyui
    Participant

    In less than a months time!

    #532419

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Are the technical specs on the bikes themselves available anywhere?

    For example, is that a front drum brake?

    #532420

    News
    Participant

    CoGo going well in 1st month with 10,000-plus riders (Video)
    Evan Weese
    Staff reporter – Business First

    Columbus’ new CoGo bike-share system ran smoothly in its first month, meeting revenue projections and surpassing the 10,000-rider mark.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/08/cogo-going-well-in-1st-month-closing.html

    #532421
    hugh59
    hugh59
    Participant

    Walker said:
    I wouldn’t think it would be any different whether you fell off a bike and got hurt in summer or winter.

    Considering the extra clothing one wears in cold weather, one might be slightly less likely to get injured during cold weather. Granted, ice and snow are dangerous.

    My most recent tumble happened on a cold day when I was peddling as fast as I could on Third St (probably going 20 mph). My rear wheel locked up and I ended up going over my handlebars. I landed on my backpack and tumbled. I was so bundled up that my helmet never even touched the pavement. I was lucky, but being bundled up in a parka and a fleecy and snow pants helped soften the impact.

    #532422

    joev
    Participant

    For as few icy road days as we have in Columbus, I don’t think the system would be out of commission for too many days.

    #532423

    Graybeak
    Participant

    joev said:
    For as few icy road days as we have in Columbus, I don’t think the system would be out of commission for too many days.

    Well thanks Joe, we shall now have the “Storm of the Century” this year with the harshest winter anyone has seen in the living memory of Columbus.

    #532424

    joev
    Participant

    Graybeak said:
    Well thanks Joe, we shall now have the “Storm of the Century” this year with the harshest winter anyone has seen in the living memory of Columbus.

    Don’t worry. I knocked on wood. And we already had the storm of the century in like 2007 or 2008, right? We’re good till 2100 now.

    #532425

    myliftkk
    Participant

    hugh59 said:
    Considering the extra clothing one wears in cold weather, one might be slightly less likely to get injured during cold weather. Granted, ice and snow are dangerous.

    My most recent tumble happened on a cold day when I was peddling as fast as I could on Third St (probably going 20 mph). My rear wheel locked up and I ended up going over my handlebars. I landed on my backpack and tumbled. I was so bundled up that my helmet never even touched the pavement. I was lucky, but being bundled up in a parka and a fleecy and snow pants helped soften the impact.

    Helmet-cam video or it didn’t happen ;)

    #532426
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    myliftkk said:
    Helmet-cam video or it didn’t happen ;)

    You run out of russian dash cam video or something?

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