Freezing Night

The temperature dropped below freezing this evening so I said (half-jokingly) to my wife that I was going for a ride. She replied, “I don’t know if you have the guts to go ride when it’s so cold out.” Well, because of this dare I just had to go, so I bundled up and headed out for a ride around the neighborhood. The temperature was about 30°F and I had the heated grips on high. I don’t have a winter jacket, just my Firstgear Textile jacket, but with a few layers underneath it wasn’t too bad. What was really painful, however, was my neck. I had nothing covering it, so it froze! The ride only lasted 20 minutes/8.9 miles but was still quite a bit of fun. When I triumphantly returned and said hi to my wife, she just looked at me and said, “Back already?”

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