Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SoCal - 909
Bikes: IRO Jamie Roy (fixed-gear commuter), Gary Fisher Rig 29er SS, Trek Madone 5.5, Specialized Allez Comp, Marin Mt. Vision Pro, Specialized M2 Hardtail, beater Nishiki fixed-gear conversion, Gary Fisher Rig 29er SS
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Dunno about Solvang '06, but it was 28 degrees when I left my house this morning.
It really wasn't all that bad though. I didn't wear that much more than I usually do for cooler SoCal "winter" mornings. I just had a thin fleece cap that covered my ears, instead of the usual coolmax skullcap (I have a shaved head, so I have to wear *something* on my head, whenever it dips below about 50.), toe covers, and full-length leg wamers instead of the usual knee warmers.
Other than that just the usual stuff: base layer, jersey, wind-vest, arm warmers, defeet long-finger gloves.
The Cannell Plunge loop, in Kernville, over thanksgiving weekend was far worse. Not sure what the temp was when we started, but it was friggin' cold, a lot more miserable than this morning ws. I didn't warm up for at least 90 minutes that day. Fingers were totally numb with cold and *hurt* when they started to thaw. By contrast, my fingers got a little cold this morning. Then we got to the top of the climb and had to sit around in the cold waiting for the rest of the group, thus losing all that precious body-heat generated on the (grueling) climb.
Today wasn't too bad by comparison.