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.