Like I said, it was 32. There was some wind, but it wasn't too bad. Now, I've finally more or less figured out what to wear for a cold weather run, but I'm still fumbling around with winter bike clothes. Today I went with running tights over bike shorts, and my lower half was warm enough. I wore a long sleeved technical T with a fleece top over it, covered by my new jacket. My new water-resistant jacket, which isn't breathable. I was comfortable to warm while riding, but when I got home, the outside of my fleece top was soaked. I'm not sure if that wicked away from my skin and then had nowhere to go or what, but it probably wasn't the best situation if I was riding longer. So, I'm not sure what to do there. I guess next time I'll try unzipping the pit zips to see if that helps.
I'm lucky enough to live a short bike ride from some good (good for me, anyway) singletrack, so I rode over to check things out. Most of the trails were still frozen, though I walked my bike around several soggy spots. I'm still not real sure on trail etiquette, when it's ok to get muddy (other than a creek crossing), etc, and since I was there without a guru I erred on the side of caution. I also erred on the side of caution on things like downhills, especially when they had a sharp turn at the bottom.
|Or, um...just when they were steep. Because I'm still a chicken.|
|We're lucky to have several different trails in the same area.|