Now it's off to family pizza night and some excellent Dowton Abbey. We are complete British TV nerds.
And more interesting bike news to come, including pics of some recent pick-ups and upgrades.
|into the SF|
|Firetower in the distance|
|former strip mine|
- rei base layer, pearl izumi long sleeve "tshirt", Marmot jacket. I got cold sitting at OYLC, but not at all during the ride. I'll use that combo again between 25F-35F.
- combo of Assos windsock, Sealskinz, Lake shoe and new Pearl Izumi shoe cover. I only used this combo for a few miles, but it felt water tight and warm. I still find it slightly unsatisfying to spend that kind of money on feet for adequate but not brilliant performance.
- Pearl Izumi lobsters. 'nuff said.
- Performance fleece pants with compression shorts. They'll do between 25-40F.
- Smith goggles worked well. I'll need to work with helmet retrofit a bit, but as far as eyes went, they were primo.
- Nokian Bump-n-Grind 1.95" or whatev the name is. They were great in ice and snow and I'm super, duper glad Apertome was willing to sell them to me at a reasonable price.
- head combo of North Face headband, think polypro balaclava and RCCS hat along with goggles. It was fine, but not, if that makes any sense. Too bulky and awkward.
- Epic Fail- combo of wool sock, Assos wind sock, shoe and toe cover. My feet were frozen by mile 10. Toe covers were soaked. I changed into the Sealskinz combo later and bought the new shoe covers there of. It's always the feet.
- Clif sweet and salty bar- I ate 1/2 of it, but it was frozen brick hard. What do people eat in the cold?
*Donated to a young bike-hungry friend. Good luck!* And to acquaint yourself with the Cult of the RB-1: http://superissimo.com/the-cu...