The only reason that I rode my bike to work yesterday is that I had to drop my truck off at the shop to have some work done on it. I could not think of a more efficient way to get to and from work, so I loaded my bike and drove to the shop. It usually takes them all day to get to it, so I generally leave it and come back to pick it up after work.
The mechanic is really friendly and impressed with cyclists, so we chatted a bit before I headed out into the cold. He live on Town Mtn and has had ice up there for over 3 weeks.
I got on my bike and headed out. It was cold, but I was prepared. Then an interesting thing happened. My fingers started to get really cold. I had purchased some new gloves a couple of weeks ago and they had kept my hands toasty at 25 degrees. Now it was around 22 and my fingers were freezing. As I was riding along, having flashbacks of my "near death" experience from a couple of weeks ago, I tried to figure out what was going on.
I figured out that the only thing that I did differently was add some polypro glove liners. I stopped to take them off. 5 minutes later my hands and fingers were toasty again. Hmmm. These are the liners that I use when I run/hike and they keep me toasty, but combined with a bigger glove on the bike, I guess they constrict blood flow.
30 minutes later, I got a phone call, but waited until I got to the office to answer it. It turned out to be the mechanic; the truck was ready. I guess I could have waited but I got 2 hrs of riding for the day, so I can't complain.
The rest of the ride to and from work was pretty chill. It was snowing and it snowed all day, again. I'm not quite as excited as I was about the snow and riding in it anymore. But it's cool, it's part of winter. Nothing to do but push through it.
On the ride home I had a headwind which gave my face some nice windburn, looked like sunburn but was not!!
Have a great day.