Sunday, October 19, 2008

Frozen Toes

Well, they kept calling for nice weather today - and it did get nice.  Eventually.  But when I headed out this morning at 6am, it was 41 degrees.  I thought I had everything I needed to stay warm.  A new jacket, two shirts, a pair of running pants over my bike shorts, some lightweight, full fingered microfiber gloves over my biking gloves, and a cover up for my ears.  I thought I was good to go.  I didn't even consider my toes...

So, after about 10 miles, my toes were getting seriously cold.  And I realised that I wasn't really having all that much fun.  So I made my first attempt at a sprint on a long straight section of the path, then turned the bike around and came home.  There was more than one section of the bike path where the leaves were so thick that I couldn't really tell where the edges of the path were.  And damp leaves get a little slick under road bike tires.  I wonder if I'm going to get another long ride in this season.  I may be better off just taking the Moab out for short trips now that fall is really setting in.
  • 20.19 miles
  • 1' 31"
  • 13.5 mph avg.
  • 26.4 mph max.

1 comment:

Paul said...

You can get shoe covers and toe covers. But no matter what, you'll never get more than 2 hours of exposure to your piggies without problems.

FWIW, I may have some cold weather clothes I know I'll never need again...