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Nice first ride in the COLD.

 

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My teeth were all minty fresh from brushing them last thing before heading out... if there was a device to measure minty freshness, my mouth would have broken it after adding the frigid air to the mix....

I couldn't feel my toes after 10 miles into my ride. Stopped to warm up at a Firestone tire place and I carried on.

Other than that, all was well.

For more bike commute photos from today, click here.

I rode today, it was very nice. I even took the Yuba!!

I wonder why that plant still has all of those colors.  As to the others, finally it looks like winter!  I especially like the frozen fountain with the water still running. ;-)
 
Gene Tenner said:

For more bike commute photos from today, click here.

I am amazed every time I go by them at the Diversey Harbor parking entrance. It is always a joy to see something so colorful on a drab and dreary day.

Lisa Curcio 4.0 mi said:

I wonder why that plant still has all of those colors.  As to the others, finally it looks like winter!  I especially like the frozen fountain with the water still running. ;-)

Yep.  Warmer today.

FUCK NO. 

Yep, six miles to a job interview.

One that went well.

It pays to ride in the cold!

Hell yes.

-h

3.2 mi. Yes! Just got home, I work B shift. Look for blowing snow overnight.

I am still going strong, for my first bike winter EVER !

Froze the cajones off during the first part of this week. Still "tweakin' an' peakin'" the clothing options. Glad to have the Topeak MTX trunk, just in case I have to "drop" a layer.

Finally broke down and bought some biking pants (Novara, I think?). MAN ! I should have done that some time ago (Like DUG told me in his class) ! Plus, I bought a pair of insulated & Gore-Tex Vasque hiking boots (for hiking/camping/biking). Another fine choice. Last, but not least, bought an XL Dakine mitts (w/ liners). Was a bit awkward at first (and still is, at times) but now my hands are nice and toasty. Just as are my feet and legs. AWESOME !!!!!

Doubled up on the balaclavas. Using a Carhart one over one made by Willow (Blue Monkeys - My favorite).

Produces quite a bit of condensation, and they fog up my military goggles too quickly. Tried a new set of goggles (Novara, again, I think?) and those lasted for about 8 miles before I had to stop to put them up on my helmet. Showed up to work with frozen eyebrows and eyelashes (along with some ice on my helmet where the Carhart balaclava vents upwards near my ears). No big deal.

I hope that everyone is having a great time so far this winter.

Wishing you a Great Day/Night/Week/etc !!!

 

 

Respectfully,

 

Manny

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