Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Bikes: 70s Leader Precision w/Shimano 600 (road), IRO Rob Roy (Fixed)
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Advice needed for trip this weekend
It's likely a bit OT here, but as someone else recently posted.. you guys are my family!
I'm looking at a metric century (ie, the shorter wussy one
) on Friday and again on Sunday to go visit friends out of town. Weather (well, time exposed in said weather) is my only concern. Mostly my feet, too. Over long distances (it's no more than 60 miles) I can see my feet getting cold with windchill, as that's happened on my commute home (~40 minutes) when it was pretty cool here last week.
Assuming it's not going to icestorm/snow storm, I'll be riding there. I've ridden there before (in May) so I'm OK with the route, roads are easy going, etc. It took me 4.5 hours including all my rest stops/stretch breaks, and I plan on leaving work at the crack of 5 or before to head out (I'd prefer light to dark, so earlier=better).
Should I take any extra precautions with regard to weather-proofing myself? I'm thinking for my feet I'll tape the front of the shoes up, or tape grocery bags over the toe area. As I'm riding my roadie, with eggbeaters, I'm restricted to one piece of footwear - so no taking boots as spares, etc.
I've not ridden for over an hour in a good few weeks, so my exposure to the elements has been fairly 'controlled'.
I'll be taking a rack with baggage on anyway, so I'm confident I'll have enough warm clothing with me should things get crazy.
I'm just asking for any tips/help/advice on the venture.
Last edited by Flimflam; 12-12-07 at 01:54 PM.