Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Short rides

'tis the season for short rides.   The temperatures normally dip into the teens at night and, since the sun doesn't rise until 7:30 or so to begin warming things up, it's generally 11:30 or 12:00 before it gets warm enough to ride--typically 35°.  Depending on my speed and wind speed, the wind chill factor can make that feel as though it's in the low 20s.  So, I'm content to do a six or eight mile ride and return to hot coffee and a warm house.