Full Winter Jacket

It was effing cold if you believe the “RealFeel®” on the weather app this morning. A month ago I was enjoying breezy 26°C rides in the Canary Islands so yes, I can well and truly believe the information. This heralds the start of the winter season proper. 3 layers on top including a merino base layer, fleece lined top and the winter jacket was just about enough. The legs would still be thawing if it weren’t for the woolen leggings under the fleece lined tights. At least there was no ice to slow me down but that is waiting for me tomorrow so I’ll be churning it out on Boris, the 29er.

-4°C is about the limit of my winter riding clothing

This morning was also ride #300 for the year, ~ at month short of a ride a day. A politician might say that I have ridden 90% of days in 2017.

The day that the scarf and fleece lined cap comes off will be the day that the light at the end of the long winter tunnel will feel close. That tunnel will take at least 2 months and is just around 1000-1500km long, probably longer. Shedding the full winter jacket feels a long way off…

About biking2work

Sometimes bad tempered Dad to 2 sons who break things. Use the 2 wheels to get from A to B when I can
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3 Responses to Full Winter Jacket

  1. capejohn says:

    Your note about my thermometer reminded me that it’s all about the wind. My 25 F (-4C) on a calm, sunny day would have been hideous if it was windy.

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