34 degrees and falling, night ride, strong winds 20-30 mph.
Merino t-shirt, Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 long sleeve, Ibex climawool shell. This was perfect for the conditions.
Perl Izumi lobster ski gloves. This was a bit warm at the beginning but not bad for the return trip.
Craft wind bib tights over regular cycling shorts. This combination was perfect.
Light weight wool socks with Lake Winter boots. This was perfect until the very end when my toes started to get just a bit chilly.
Wore my down-hill ski helmet, light balaclava with my regular glasses since I didn’t take the time to put in my contacts which are required for the cycling glasses. This was also perfect.
I’m guessing a 14-16 mph average. Stress relief ride at the end of a frustrating day. This was my first ride with both my new studded tires (Schwalbe Marathon Studs, 700c – 40) and I am even more impressed with how well they ride. Several miles were on crushed limestone and they rode like normal tires on that.