Just wanted to share a few cold weather riding tips for those miserable days out on the trails. Gearheads take notes..
These past couple weeks have been exceptionally cold. That is a matter of perspective I know as some people have it rougher. But here in Cascadia, anything below 40 is testing, below 30 and I sorta draw the line, and it has been 20degrees!!. I've done my share of permafrost and snow, but I can't say it's really all that worth it. Suspension doesn't work as well, tires are cold, hands barely can grab the brakes, camelbaks freeze, feet go numb. This all seems to be amplified for females, cause once I go past a point of the chills, it's quite hard to get back up to temperature. Soup and coffee get me through most days.