Today was definitely one of the coldest rides I've ever been on.
Solvang last year was cold, but I think it was more because you were wet from the rain, and then the cool temperatures didn't help. But the winds were light.
Today, the air temp was colder and with the crazy winds, the wind chill factor made it downright frickin cold.
LA Baby, myself and some friends started out from Santa Clarita, with the intent to ride to Dennison Summit west of Ojai and then back to Santa Clarita. Between flat tires, and waiting for the air tempature to reach the mid-30's, we didn't start until 9:30AM. Part of the crew decided to turn around at Fillmore and fight the winds back, the rest of us decided we would climb to Ojai and then up and over Casitas Pass and return back to Ventura and have my wife SAG us back to Santa Clarita. With the ride to Ventura we should have made the 100 miles. It was not to be, with the weather the time of day, we decided at Ojai that we should just take the bike trail to Ventura. If we would have gone up and over Casitas we probably would have been riding in the dark back to Ventura. We ended up with a Metric Century. John and I still have two weeks to get our CAM century in.
All I can say is that while it was nice getting out and riding the bike, it was just too frickin cold & windy. I hope those of you doing GMR tomorrow are safe and don't get hypothermia. Its 8:45 PM in Santa Clarita and the temperature is already 28 degrees at my house without the windchill factor.