Coping with the Cold
Yesterday’s ride turned from chilly to unpleasant when the sun disappeared behind clouds and the wind picked up. We were at almost the half-way point of the loop i.e. the farthest point from home so we had no choice but to continue on with the ride. With half-numb fingers and toes and only a couple of miles left to go, my riding buddy reminded me of hot chocolate- the cold weather treat. Yes! How could I have forgotten? As we time-trialed it home, I had only two alternating thoughts: 1) Hot chocolate! and 2) Riding outside is so much better than the trainer, even if you can’t feel your hands, feet or face.