Monday, January 11, 2010

Jen Voigt Again: Calculate Your Jens Factor

Here is a great graphic courtesy of Cyclocosm.com.  After all, there in nothing harder than Jens in the Known Universe.

Unfortunately, for those of us riding to work in Canada at this time of year the scale doesn't really work since we pretty well never get out of Jens Factor 5 or Jens Factor HC.  A temperature of 4C with no wind constitutes early summer here.  Perhaps it could be seasonally adjusted?  And points should be given for riding through ice and slush.  In any event, I appear to have an impressive Jens Factor as my coldest ride this season was with a temperature of -22C and a sustained windspeed of 30 km/h.

3 comments:

Groover said...

We here in Queensland, Australia, don't even make it onto the scale. Not even in the deepest of our winter ...

Sprocketboy said...

I am about to leave for work and it is -10C, with the wind at 27 km/h, so I am already at Jens F5! I think I would rather be in Queensland...

Donald said...

Let's see... North Carolina. The only time I qualified to even measure myself by the "Jens Factor" was our epic ride past Grandfather Mountain during the Lost Boys Spring Training Camp. I figure with the combination of the cold and the gale force winds I might crack a Jens F1.