Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes: 08 Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc
Well, I just got back from a ride to my LBS and back (1 mile each way). it's after dark and about 24 degrees outside, which is by far the coldest weather I've ever ridden in. It was very different from my normal riding experience, that's for sure. I managed to stay warm except for my ears, which got really cold because my wool hat wouldn't fit under my helmet. It was strange how the bike handled differently-the shock was stiffer, and it didn't want to shift. Probably the weirdest thing though was that my glasses, which are designed to flex and return to shape, were very 'soft' and bent out of shape when I tried to put them on. Then I had to bend them back! Very strange, not used to cold weather...
It was really kind of neat though pedaling along through the dark and the cold, with nobody in sight due to the weather, just in my own little world. I'll have to do it again-after I get a new hat.