Well, it’s 23 and the air is moist in the land of the Front Range. Unless it is seriously wet outside, I will not ride the trainer. I wasn’t excited to go ride, but it was definitely bearable thanks to my new Endura Jacket and new ipod playlist I made last night to get me through the next couple of days. It’s only supposed to be colder tomorrow and I will most likely be riding in sub 20 degree temps. I am not liking that idea, but it’s fun in a way.
Fortunately, the roads in Boulder were dry… at least compared to Ft. Collins. There were no icicles hanging from my bike! I was wishing I owned a pair of thermal bottoms. My upper body was plenty warm with my jacket, jersey, and base layer. I wore a smartwool beanie under my helmet, and Pearl Izumi Amphibian gloves. The bottoms, however, was a different story. My upper legs and butt were so cold that they stung the entire ride. My booty was bright red when I got in from 2.5 hours out in the cold, and even in the shower, the water was turning cold on contact! I doubled up on knee warmers and leg warmers which seemed to do the trick. I had booties and wool socks on my feet, but my toes still got cold.
Today I did some power intervals while keeping the HR in zone 2 and tried to stay warm and happy.
We’ll see how it goes tomorrow… At least the temps will shoot back up soon. Just one more day…