After several days of being sick and prior to that chickening out due to either wind or cold, I COMMUTED IN TO WORK TODAY!
Temperature when I started today was 32 degrees!!! 5 miles in the freezing air, and with a wind chill in the 20s! It took me 10 minutes longer than normal, which I attribute in part to the weather, and my lack of a good breakfast (I forgot to pick up milk last night).
Prior to last night, I didn't have the right lower body gear. I didn't want to pay $50 for tights with a wedding on the horizon, so I kept hoping for a pair on sale. Last night fiance and I went shopping found a pair of Nike Cold Compression tights for $16!! I also picked up 3 pairs of long underwear. Good values can be found in Central Ohio.
I learned I need to pick up a face mask, or baklava (LOL) or whatever you folks are calling it. The wind made my face pretty cold. I also could use some pants to break the wind but that I don't need to worry about getting caught on the crank (ideas here would be nice)
Nike Cold Compression Tights
Thermal Long Underwear
UA ColdGear fitted longsleeve top
windbreaker pullover jacket
180s ear covers