||03-25-08 08:41 PM
Originally Posted by Erik B
17 F , Nasty head wind the whole way, never have I worked so hard to go so slow on the flats.
21 miles,1.75 hrs, 12mph average
220lbs post ride and pre-Dinner:D
You know it's a cold ride, when you put warm water in your insulated water bottle, and it's frozen before you get home.... Sounds like you get my weather, ride North for 5 miles, into a nasty head wind, turn East into a nasty head wind for 5 miles, turn South into a nasty head wind for 5 miles, then turn West into a nasty head wind for the ride home, where your face is frozen into a nasty grimace from being cold so long. I think the next time I go for a below freezing ride, I will forgo the helmet for the full face hunting balaclava:eek:, that things thicker then the helmet, it's a double layer of thick yarn with a felt face piece, has a hole for mouth and another for each eye, add the winter jacket with a thick hood and your ready for anything, even without the helmet. I don't hunt, but have been out hiking with that thing on, at -18℃/0℉ and been toasty warm, warmer then I was during last Saturdays ride when wind chill factor made it feel like -10℃.....