It’s a glorious wintry morning. I’ll confess that I’m feeling rather gutted at having not been able to ride the 25 mile commute this morning, worsened by the sight of the beautiful white landscape as I descended from the Malvern hills – there’s just not enough time to suck it all in when you’re behind the wheel of a car.
On the otherhand, it was probably a wise decision given that the outside temperature the toasty car was reporting was 10 degrees below and the winter riding kit I had ordered hadn’t arrived just yet. Yes, normally you would find me sporting shorts an’ all in most weathers, but maybe it’s hanging around with all these sensible riders (or more likely the fact that after a while I can’t feel my toes whilst riding in the recent drop in temperature) that I’ve invested in some essentials. Waterproof and windproof overboots from CRC, full-length DHB Roubaix bib tights and some damned good Bridgedale merino socks courtesy of Wiggle. It all turned up this morning, with the usual speedy free delivery from both Wiggle and CRC, so give me a couple of weeks commute and I’ll give you a verdict on what difference it’s made.
…and I am itching to get out there, gone is the summer of self-doubt; bring on the christmas hols, and a whole lot of fun trail-riding.
If you didn’t spot it on the FKK twitter feed, and your finding yourself out riding alot on the roads at the mo’ check out this useful winter riding sanity check from Bikeradar.com