one cold ride

That was one cold ride tonight.  Felt ok leaving but, when I turned North to New Bothwell it was tough to keep warm.

Toes were frozen when I got home and you know how tough it is to walk with frozen toes.  But at least I dressed warm enough, could work up some sweat.

So where is the warm days of May?  What does it feel like to ride with bare knees?  What does it feel like to have sweat burning in your eyes?  and why is the word abbreviation so long?

Hot shower here I come…

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Just a middle-aged man whose blood pressure and cholesterol were out of wack and needed a tuneup, bad. Then I rekindled my love for riding a bike -- just the simple act of turning the cranks. What happened next is I met a lot of neat people who are as nuts as I am. Ride on.

10 thoughts on “one cold ride

  1. Jac, there are no guarantees in Manitoba when it comes to weather except there will be some!
    Where have all the warm days gone, long time passing . . . ?
    Is the ride on Saturday through Grunthal – is that the 70km? Could we be back in Steinbach by 11:00am? Will there really be snow on Saturday like they’re saying now? Will the high only be 8C?
    So many questions and no answers.

  2. Should have scrapped the right and joined Noreen and I at Java Corner for live country music. I didn’t know that 20 year olds still knew how to sing (with significant nasal expression) “You Are My Sunshine” to acoustic guitar. The steamed latte was good and I was not cold.

  3. Shorty, why do old guy’s need pills to get it up? Is it worth the risk of going blind, and what the heck happens after four hours of standing at attention? Would you really go to the ER to have it looked at?
    Now those are some serious questions, who cares about the weather…

  4. I have to admit, Paul, those are good questions. Do you have the answers, though?

  5. Shorty, i was really hoping that i could count on you to provide me with the answers…

  6. comments @ 6:06 am? what, can’t sleep wondering about all the answers your looking for? went back to the rollers this morning, it was warm in the garage, watched the sun come up, thru the window and didn’t fall off…course I am reading this @ 6:30 am after the roller ride…age and sleep just don’t go together

  7. Took to the road late this aft.(friday) 6 deg with a substantial wind chill. Toes didn’t get cold although the sweat still flowed and seemed to thicken in consistency almost freezing to my face and glasses. Just doesn’t evaporate at just above freezing. That north wind is something to respect although do we have to “like” it. Won’t be riding Sat am as duty calls although with race season already underway, looking forward to the long endurance ride next Sat with a forecast in my mind of 20deg, sunny, and light winds always at our backs. Have a great Sat ride and Happy Mothers Day to all the MOMS for Sunday!

  8. Helmut and I rode at Bird’s Hill Park yesterday afternoon. Even though we did a singletrack bush ride, that north wind seemed to reach right inside our soul and curled it up! Eventually we warmed up and the ride was great. You guys have to get into mountain biking. What a great alternative to riding in the open in the wind on cold days like that. Plus, it’s such a hoot!

  9. Shorty, the mere thought of you and Helmut “spooning” in the bush to warm up chills ME to the bone!!! lol

  10. You have a vivid imagination, Paul, but whatever turns your crank! You’ll just have to come along to see for yourself. 🙂

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