Well, the weatherman lied to me again, said it was supposed to be a balmy 33 this morning, but it turned out to be 28. I think my eyeballs have finally thawed and my legs are a little less numb! But at least I'm riding again! Keep the shiny side up brothers.
I've done a lot of around town riding in the upper 20s to lower 30s as long as there isn't any precipitation on the ground.
Then one day I took a 120 mile ride which started out at 28 degrees and was about 3/4 or better highway. Since my previous cold weather riding was around town I wasn't ready and didn't put on enough layers. But I did have electric gloves which helped...A LOT!!!
By the time I got to my destination I was so cold I didn't start shivering until 5 minutes after I got off the bike
Even in cold weather, a day on 2 wheels is better than any day on 4, as long as you prepare for it
as long as there's no salt and/or ice on the roads, I'll ride. Generally around town, but I've done longer trips. I fell into the "under prepared" group once myself. Started my ride at 50 degrees, but like an idiot I didn't figure that A: I was driving 4 hours north from where I was and B: the sun was dropping. I was borderline hypothermic when I got to where I was going. Live and learn I suppose. Now I generally wear my carhartt bibs, woolrich uppers, neck gator, and ice armor gloves. The coldest I've ridden was -10 but that was only 30 miles.