It had been 11 days (ELEVEN DAYS!) since I had ridden my bike. Snow, ice, frosty fog, freezing rain each and all kept me ride-less. Yesterday (Friday) was the day 🤗.
I got a few Christmas decorations. Snow is all but gone, helped by the cold rain we have been having. And now morning frosty fog after freezing night temps will once again have me looking for a safe window for my riding.
I got only a few photos as the ride, as sweet as it was, was short and cold. Not cold like Greg rides in, but cold by my standards at 36 degrees ;’-0.
You will note the pogies that were on their maiden voyage this day. They work — keep my hands warm with thin gloves that either pull back for fingers, or gloves that have those finger tips that allow touch work. Since I was only a bit intimidated by the pogies, thinking they might hinder my use of the gearing, I stayed on flat road and shortened my miles for the first test. Little by little I became able to guide my fingers to the right place to shift gears. Next I will try adding some climbs with the goal of becoming comfortable with the ”other” hand shifting gears 😉.
I think these pogies would especially work well for Greg. You can easily remove your hands from them and replace hands into them. I know it gets a lot colder where Greg rides, but with the correct glove under the pogies — I think they would help alot.