February 20, 2011
The spa town seems still in hibernation. Only a few other riders (all male, where the heck are the ladies?) are warming up in one of the few open restaurants.
The weather is lovely given that it is only February but the wind gusts make me curse more than one time as they keep pushing my bike towards the wrong side of the road or into the ditch.
So far the Olympia jacket has done a good job in these temperatures. Towards the end of my three and a half hour ride I am getting cold but it is still above my level of discomfort. I am not shivering, partly thanks to those heated grips. I am loving it! As long as my fingers keep warm, the rest of my body seems to do just fine.
Distance: 210km (130.5 mi)
Weather: Sunny, wind gusts, 6C to 2C (42.8F to 35.6F)