Here in South Carolina, it seems that there are only two seasons, summer and winter. Spring and fall are all too short.
Just a couple of weeks ago, we were running the air conditioning, but now we have the heat on.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was sweltering in my riding gear, but now I need to bundle up. It was 33 degrees when I was getting ready for my ride this morning.
Did that stop me? No.
I dress for it. And I have heated grips. My set of Hippo Hands is not yet on for the winter, however. On the road, I watch for any places where there might be frost, or, say, fallen leaves that could be slippery.
I only rode about 130 miles today up to Saluda North Carolina on the Greenville Watershed Road and over to Dupont Forest, then back down the Blue Ridge Escarpment on US-276 past Caesars Head. Like this:
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I didn't see many bikes out today, but lots of leaf peepers, though the colors don't seem at peak as yet. Maybe in a week or so, they will be better.
- Dressing for Cold Weather Riding, Take One
- Dressing for Cold Weather Riding, Take Two
- Dressing for Cold Weather Riding, Take Three