Chill ride

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  • Harriet Wright, right, bids farewell to fellow Smith College junior Esther Solomon as they part ways on a 13ºF ride into downtown Northampton, Friday afternoon. The two commuters weren’t fazed by a wind chill that would approach zero on a typical 10-15 mph ride and, in fact, said they had ridden the previous midnight, with temps in the single digits. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 1/31/2021 7:27:17 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College juniors and bike commuters Esther Solomon and Harriet Wright weren’t fazed by the frigid temps (13°F) on their ride into downtown Northampton on Friday. The two, who likely experienced a self-induced wind chill that would approach zero on a typical 10-15 mph ride, said they’d also taken a midnight ride the night before, when temperatures were only in the single digits.

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