I felt like the kid brother from A Christmas Story today on my ride. Stood outside for a moment before getting dressed and pretty much froze. Checked the weather – a high of 35 but 22 with the windchill, gusts between 20 and 28 miles per hour.
Fun! When the weather isn’t great and I had a ride planned, I usually just throw on the running shoes and head out for a few miles instead. I’ve been in a riding mood, though, and can’t hide from the weather all winter, so I got all my bike warms together and pieced together four 6-mile loops, none too far from home in case I did, in fact, start to freeze to death.
The obscene amount of clothing worked, though, as I was comfortable for the whole ride. The wind was a bit crazy -- I sometimes had to lean into it to keep from blowing over, so that was exciting, but otherwise, a happily uneventful ride.