It comes from living in Canada but training and racing a lot in the US.
I tend to speak in kilometers and Celsius when at home and miles and degrees Fahrenheit when in Alaska. I don't need to convert 80 kph to 50 mph, I just know.
Apparently though, that isn't the case for all of you. It's been suggested to me that I need to do temperature conversions for you all in my blog. I will strive to do that from now on, but that doesn't mean I will succeed, so for the times I don't I offer the following guide -
100F = 38C This is ridiculously hot and activities should be limited to sitting around with a cold drink in your hand.
75F = 24C A lovely summer day at NorthWapiti. Warm, pleasant .... perfect for a trip down to the river.
50F = 10C Still a touch too warm to run sled dogs, but nice for taking puppies for a walk in the woods!!!!
32F = 0C This is more like it for the crew at NorthWapiti!!! Good stuff in the fall, although not great in the dead of winter!!
0F = -18C Pleasantly cold according to sled dogs and mushers!!!!
-20F = -29C Okay, now things are getting very cold!!! Bundling up is mandatory now!!!
-40F = -40C This is SERIOUS cold. Mechanical stuff must be coaxed into working, many things just plain break....but a well cared for dog team will keep running!!!
|Photo by Donna Quante|
-50F = -47C According to many, there is only one thing to do at this temperature....NAP in a warm house!!
And there you go - the temperatures according to NorthWapiti!!!
Or, if you would rather, use Bet's method to convert - take the Fahrenheit temperature, subtract 32 and divide by 2.
So -35F would be -35 - 32 = -67 / 2 = -33.5 C