Sunday, I ran most of my afternoon errands by bike. Turns out, I like biking in the cold weather…mostly. I layered up, wore gloves, and biking around warmed me up. I got a little over-zealous and decided to ride to work today. Bad idea. It was ten degrees colder, and that’s all it took.
My cute new pair of
texting gloves with the fingertips cut out were useless. I had a nice chill by the time I got the Manhattan bridge, where winds were so cold and fierce I had to pedal to go downhill. I was frozen by the time I got to work. Thankfully, we have a gym in my office adn I thawed out before I got to my desk. I’m likely lucky I didn’t get frostbite in my fingertips (is that a real thing or just something our parents said could happen?).
You should probably google “winter cycling” before you try it. I sure didn’t. I didn’t bike home today, but I’m stubborn enough to try again tomorrow.
Can’t wait to try this in the snow. I’ve got mountain bike tires, why not. Happy cycling!
Coming soon: I post about cycling in the snow and how bad an idea that was.