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I Survived the 20"s(2 posts)

I Survived the 20"sPEDDLEFOOT
Nov 10, 2003 6:37 AM
This is a continuation of a post I wrote last week asking how low was too low for you to ride .Thanks to some of the replys I got the motivation to ride this weekend.

The temps at ride time were low to mid 20's with sunshine and light to no winds.I was very surprised that I was actually very comfortable.The only thing I need to work on is the toes.Although they were not numb or painful they did get a little uncomfortable when riding into the wind.I wore SmartWool socks with chemical toe warmers and plastic bags over the toes.It helped but I need a little extra down there.
I would encourage anybody to try riding in atleast 10 degrees colder temps than you thought you could.I think you will be surprised at the results.I even met up with MR. GRUMPY on a local path and rode for about 1.5 hours.It was nice to have some good company on the ride.Thanks MR. GRUMPY.I enjoyed the ride.

I now can ride atleast 1 to 2 more months a year longer due to your suggestions and motivation.Thanks.

One more little tip I found was that if you take a CamelBack with and fill it with hot tap water it acts as a hot water bottle on your back.If it does'nt bother you taking sips every now and then helps warm your core to.
I was ready to wish you a happy 30th birthday, but . . .ms
Nov 10, 2003 10:19 AM
now I see that you have joined the winter riding club rather than the over-the-hill gang. Never used to ride below 40, then two years ago I went to the 30s, last year I went to the 20s. I don't know if I will make it to the 'teens this year, but I have discovered that there is a lot of great riding to be had in winter so long as it is dry, sunny and not windy.