Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association
Brewers of Hardy Rides.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Getting over the Hump of the coldest day.

So we believe that last night was the coldest night of the year. It was the right time to get out and test out our endurance to the single little number on the thermometer. A.G. came over our house and we departed just short of 10 p.m for a night ride on 29ers. The wind was very bitey and we had on some layers, goggles and winter boots from Lake and Northwave. We hit the road with the wind to our backs and it seemed not too bad. Frost started to form right away on my buff. I eased into the breathing and felt the cold behind my legs. We ended up in Bemis woods riding some dirt trails covered in Snow. Had a tea break and then started heading home. She had done her bit of riding against the wind towards our house so it was my turn to head west. By this time the temps had dropped and the winds had picked up. I fought my gum legs and my heavy bike. I walked a couple of times to warm my toes. I rode and walked the 6 miles home as the cold was not letting me get home. I was happy to make it and it took me a long time to defrost. I know that was a limit ride and the rest of the winter should be a lot easier. I believe it was 2 degrees with a wind chill of -20 last night.  Still working on the layering in my winter boots. Thanks to A.G. for coming out again. 
Tea time under the bridge

Another tea break before hitting the wind

walking home to warm up. 


David Kasai said...

You two are tuff!

Guitar Ted said...

I rode Wednesday in some sub-zero wind chill with air temperature at 1°F. Took a pic of my bike and frostbit my thumb! It took less than a minute.

Be safe out there!