Today is the coldest day of the year. When I left home on my bike it was six degrees. Yes, I did ride. Yes, this was my first ride in single-digit temperatures. No, I don’t think I’ll do it again.
I was well-covered, including three pair of socks, ski goggles and a balaclava. My body and hands were warm enough, but my nose and feet were painfully cold. I’m unable to ride fast in cold weather, so I was out in it for one hour and 45 minutes.
The ride home today is supposed to be in the teens, so it should be more comfortable.
I did switch out my clipless pedals on my recumbent to platforms, so I could wear warmer shoes, but that still wasn’t enough.