It's been pretty nippy here in Colorado, and I've been going to the gym and doing exercises in front of the TV. Yuck. Got tired of that. Well, I ordered some way-cool thermal tights -- and thank you, Bike Forums, I used one of your coupons to save $$$ -- and went out today to try them out. What a blast. It was 38 degrees and sunny with no wind. And hardly anybody else out there! It was one of the best rides I'd had in awhile. I never got cold, and it was just, well, bracing. I found I didn't drink much water on the bike, so I made sure to drink a lot afterward.
Anyway it was really fun and I'm going to get out there more often this winter.
All that said, one day last week, the absolute nastiest day we've had, it was blowing snow and maybe 12 degrees, streets a mess, I looked down from my downtown office window at somebody riding their bicycle. Wow.