Today I was cold. And slightly unhappy about it. Ok, I'd even say pretty unhappy about it.
We (Copper and I) left our house around 9 this morning and headed down towards the shop to start our day. I had a slightly better layering system figured out today and the only parts of me that were angrily cold were my toes and my face/ears. So this is how it worked: thermal cycling tights under my jeans, not thick enough socks, winter riding boots, a thermal base layer, a fleece, and then my yellow wind/water proof jacket. I did have a stocking hat on again but it didn't really cover the bottom of my ears sufficiently which was terrible. My fingers were fine with my lobster claw mitten/gloves which I love.
I usually hope to hit all the green lights on the way down but today realized that when I was stopped at a red light in traffic, I was grateful for the heat that the cars were producing. Also, stopped at a light means not as much wind in your face which was great. I hoped for streets with sunshine and not towering buildings in the way and thought about how opposite my route choosing is from the dead heat of July when I'll take a slightly out of the norm route to find shade amongst the buildings downtown. Ah winter riding. I'm not scared, just slightly shaken. I'll be back tomorrow. With thicker socks, a balaclava, and a some frozen snot.