My friends and I put in just shy of fifty miles yesterday. Today was to be right around forty, but it was cold. The mercury was just peaking its head out of the bubble when I woke up this morning: 17 degrees (F or -8 C) though I could see the skies were fairly clear and we weren’t scheduled to start until 9:30 am… Maybe we’d get lucky and it would warm up in a hurry.
No such luck. It was a balmy 19 when we were unloaded the bikes. The wind started whipping before we hit mile ten. The sun was out, thankfully, but it stayed cold. The. Whole. Damn. Ride.
I on my Venge and Mrs. Bgddy on her Alias, we cranked out just over 38-1/2 miles in 2-1/2 hours.
With the sun out, even though it was 15 degrees colder than yesterday, it wasn’t all that bad, actually more enjoyable than yesterday when it was so cloudy we had to resort to clear glasses.
We finished just after noon – and it was still only 27 degrees (-2 C).
I very well could have stayed in bed this morning and whined about the cold… Then I could have whined this summer about not getting enough miles in over the spring when they’re “easy”. Call it compound whining.
Instead, I got to get 38 miles in with my wife and five of my friends…Because it sure beats whining that I could have put in the miles come June when the real riding is in full swing.