And . . .
Since my move last week to a new work area, my riding gear has become visible to a new group of folks. This has led to another round of "Don't you get cold riding your motorcycle" questions. When I first started riding I was very patient with these questions. Then I went through a time of being rather curt and/or sarcastic or both. I guess I just got tired of answering the same question over and over again. Now I'm back to being patient.
I used to say I was warmer riding then when I drove and had to walk from the parking lot, but that's not true anymore. When I drive, I dress for the temperature outside not for being in the car. I don't get cold on my walk to the Courthouse anymore. I notice most of my coworkers do what I used to do, they dress for being in the car. No wonder they can't imagine anyone being warm on two wheels.
It was a beautiful evening for riding: clear, crisp, and captivating.
Tonight is going to be cold. The lowest temperature I've ridden in was 9F/-13C. There is a good chance it will be colder in the morning. Sadly, I have a doctor's appointment and won't be riding until after it warms up. No new records tomorrow.
- 21F/-7C and a few clouds for the ride in.
- 24F/-4C and clear for the ride home.