Thursday, January 18, 2007

Friday's ride report...

I thought you'd all enjoy to hear this ride report... all of you in California, be thankful!

I started from home on Friday (the 12th) early. I checked the weather and it looked like it was getting colder as the day went on. It was at least 35 at 8am. I left the house at 9am and decided that I wanted to ride to Platteville (WI) and back to Galena (IL)(~50mi round trip & 3.5 hrs?). The plan, ride to the old bike shop that I used to work at and purchase some neoprene booties to keep my feet warm, put the booties on and ride home, with a sweet tail wind and warm feet.

Well I got about 1 hr into the ride when it started with the "wintery mix." I rode for about another half hour into the wintery mix with determination... I couldn't feel my feet, so I needed to get to the bike shop! Another half hour- I turned around! I couldn't take it. the temp dropped to about 27. The booties would have to wait! From the pic, it doesn't look too cold, but there was a NNW headwind at about 10-15 mph. Put it this way, It took 1 hr and 15 mins to get there, and only 50 mins to get back!!

When I got home, I peeled myself off of my bike and... seriously... sheets of ice fell off of my jacket. If you look at the photo- my gloves and glasses are both iced up pretty good.

It was an awesome feeling to thaw out in the shower!!!



PS... if you're wondering, I haven't picked up any booties yet!


Anonymous dq said...

holly molly Kate! You get MAJOR tough girl points for that ride. At least 300!!!
Nice going and way to get your hours in!

9:15 AM  

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