It was nearing 37 F. when I pushed off on my bicycle to shop for our sons' Easter baskets. But with a chilling north wind and snow on the ground, I've learned to overdress just to be on the safe side. It can be the difference between enjoying the ride or wishing I stayed at home.
I donned long underwear, capri length pants, shirt, fleece hoody, and windproof insulated coat, plus headband, and the warmest gloves I own. I could battle headwinds and dropping temperatures, however, I left the hand and toe warmers at home. Brief stops would warm up nippy feet. I was very comfortable, even downright hot when I later met my boy at his school. I'll take that over dancing with a brain bucket like I need to use the bathroom, trying to stimulate life into frigid limbs while my child takes what seems like hours to part with his friend. When we arrived home I was shocked to discover the temperature had risen into the high 40s F.
|Packing pannier with goodies from the dollar store. Kids will love|
the microwave popcorn, Mac n' Cheese, bubble gum and boy toys
(caps and body-noise gadget).