Chilly Central Florida morning, but come on guys…
It’s a cold morning for Central Florida: as I type this we’re a single degree above freezing, and the “Feels Like” temperature will be below freezing when I’m on my bike (especially with the fairly strong winds out of the north).
Work has restricted my daily rides to about an hour all week long, and I’m desperately in need of some real miles this morning. The cold weather is not going to keep me off my bike! I’ll be rolling out at 7:00 AM sharp, and will be joined by a few other friends who realize that 33°F isn’t that bad, especially compared to the conditions elsewhere in the country.
Today’s planned route is fairly short, so I’ll be extending it to a little over 100 kilometers (about 64 miles). At least one friend will be joining me for the extra mileage. 🙂
Because cold mornings like this one are not too common here, I don’t have a great deal of cold weather riding gear. I’ve got a set of light arm and leg warmers, and an old pair of full-finger riding gloves, but that’s about it. I wish I had some neoprene shoe covers, and perhaps a light cycling jacket. That cold air really cuts through the Lycra, and the first couple hours of this ride are going to be a tad uncomfortable.
I hope you all have a fantastic Saturday!