“So, are you riding tomorrow?”
My wife had just uttered the unuttered question of the evening. She is good at that. We had just finished watching the weatherman’s report forecasting a low of 19 degrees by morning.
“I don’t know. I will have to think on it.”
A little history might be in order. This is only my third year for cycling. My Bianchi hybrid does not have fenders on it (yet), but I do have a rear rack for a bag, front and back lights and I am thinking of getting panniers. I avoid the rain and snow when I commute. But cold is something different. I have ridden in sub-freezing temps, but not to work.
Of course, I don’t carry a gun. I determined that, yes, I would ride next morning.
The ride in was not as bad as I expected. With a morning temp of 23 (wind chill about 10-15), the headwind out of the west was constant, but bearable. It will be good to have a tailwind on the way home.