Thursday, November 10, 2011

When Does It Get Too Cold?

I was chatting with a student at school today, and she asked me when it gets too cold to bicycle.

Clearly, not today. It was chilly and windy this morning, raw and damp, temperature in the 30s. But, I rode.

In fact, it was not even close to being too cold. I wore two pairs of socks, but no long underwear—and long underwear is my final line of defense.

I will ride when it’s 20. Even 15. With no wind, I will consider zero—zero is cold, but, if you’re dressed well, not THAT cold. Unless there is a breeze.

So, it’s not the cold that will limit me, but snow and ice. I do need bare pavement. But today was actually a fairly pleasant biking day.

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