Saturday, December 7, 2013

Beautifully Frigid

It was so cold my computer batteries died. I, on the other hand, was warm and toasty. I geared up just right for -11 degrees with a wind chill at -25.
I've got to put in a plug for the boots I use, they are amazing. These are not shoes and would not work for racing. They are quite clunky actually, but when it comes to keeping feet warm, I have found nothing better.
Below zero I add chemical toe warmers along with two pairs of socks.

Happy to be out on a beautifully cold Minnesota winter day. I've been doing this for a good many years now and pretty much got down what it takes to survive riding in this type of weather.

Just kind of meandered today, not wanting to be too far from a warm place, just incase of a flat or break down. I was out for about 2 1/2 hours and estimate I put on about 28 miles.

Enjoying a well deserved cup of hot chocolate now.

1 comment:

tainterturtles said...

I knew you'd be out riding today. Good for you Tom. I need your motivation in these cold temperatures.