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Nice first ride in the COLD.

 

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Yep - looked worse than it really was.  Just bundle up again.

Saw more bikes on Clark this morning than I have since the weather turned normal last week.  Nice.

Good clothing > bad weather, any day.

I rode partially, and failed, did not have enough covering my face and ended up 'woosing' out and going back to buy some ski goggles.

I'm not riding today. I might do it if I could just go somewhere and stay there, but I'm going to be freezing my butt off outside all day. I have to leave now and I'm already dreading it. 

I cringe when I see dudes without anything covering their face on mornings like this. I don't know how they do it. Manly men they are.

Damen from Lawrence down to United Center was not slippery at all. A great ride into work, hoping for the same coming home. (Note: street closure on Damen from Montrose to Irving Park. I elected to go over to Lincoln rather than chance it on any possibly slippery side streets. Also, for non-riding days- the #50 bus is on an annoying re-route which takes forever!!!)

I'm not a male, but I'm still doing fine with just a gaiter that I pull up just below my mouth.  Hoping to make it through the winter without actually having to cover my nose/mouth.


Minh said:

I cringe when I see dudes without anything covering their face on mornings like this. I don't know how they do it. Manly men they are.

You are a strong lady 122782_

122782_ said:

I'm not a male, but I'm still doing fine with just a gaiter that I pull up just below my mouth.  Hoping to make it through the winter without actually having to cover my nose/mouth.


Minh said:

I cringe when I see dudes without anything covering their face on mornings like this. I don't know how they do it. Manly men they are.

BBBRRRRRR.......Timely tips....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i7vcboSje0

I have a dog walk about 8 blocks away. I'll give it a go and try my two walks that are somewhat close together. I'll return home if it sucks.

One of the residences is in the midst of a clusterf*ck of road work and I just remembered how painful it is to drive around there with all the cul-de-sacs and one way streets. When I'm on my bike, at least I can just go on a direct route and take the sidewalk for 5 minutes. What is troubling for me today is that wind. It's crushing me. 

Good ride home.  Temps dropped dramatically throughout the day and I'm glad I prepared for it.

Probably will not ride tomorrow with the snow prediction.  Roads were not nice last week with the during the day snow...

 

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