Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friendly Friday

After a gorgeous Sunday last weekend I came down with a cold and took much of the week off of the bike.  By Friday I was finally feeling better and rode to breakfast with the SPP for Friendly Friday.  At B'fast I peeled off for Chick N Ruths and caught up with old friends Keith, his wife Kathy, Doug W and Doug B.  Then Earl joined me and rode to my office before parting company. 

It was the coldest day so far that i've ridden this year, about 40 deg F just before sunrise.  I had read of other riders wearing wool socks and continue to use their biking sandals with temps down to freezing.  So I gave it a shot, with my SealSkinz wool and water resistant socks and a pair of GoreTex socks over those.  FAIL. My toes were numb by the time I got to the office.  I think my limit with the sandals is 50 deg F.  Upper 40s at the start of a ride if the warm up is likely.  It didn't ruin my day, I wanted to find the comfortable limit for the sandals and I did.  My other clothing choices were appropriate and I was otherwise comfortable.

The ride home was uneventful for a total of 58 miles on the day.

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