Sweet! I’m looking forward to hearing about your exploits.
Hot weather has arrived here in Northern Virginia and I find myself oddly pining for the cold. This is weird since I despise the cold and don’t consider myself a “Winter Person” in any sense… but I’ve got decent gear for pretty much all the cold and cool-weather seasons, and I find myself missing the warming-up portion of the ride.
That is, let’s say it’s 40 degrees out (5 C for you dirty foreigners). I’ll wear my shorts, a thermal jacket, gloves and a balaclava head-piece and be utterly FREEZING for the first couple minutes of the ride. But after five minutes of hard pedaling, I’m utterly comfortable. Not sweating, not shivering, just… comfortable. And that lasts for the remainder of my commute (about an hour).
Contrast that with yesterday when it was in the low 80s (29C) for the ride home. Almost immediately I’m sweating, and halfway into it I keep having to swipe the sweat out from my eyes. And don’t get me started on the pollen. Yeesh.