I got out on my bike yesterday but it was much colder than Saturday. I started in a temperature of zero degrees C and finished at maybe one degree above. I was riding the Claud Butler bike. It is quite a bit heavier than the other bikes but the only place its really noticeable is going uphill. It may have been aided by the fact that I hadn’t been out on the bike for a week and maybe I lost some fitness as well.
I felt much more confident with the bigger tyres and decent tread as the back roads were still frosty. I think I will stick with it for a while at least. It will be good training, like riding uphill permanently. I rode one of my familiar routes, about 33 miles of undulating country roads and lanes. I didn’t see too many other cyclists about, it’s usually quite busy on Sunday morning.
I tried the cling film around the feet as a means of keeping my feet warm but I think either I need to apply it in a better way or else it was just so cold it was fighting a losing battle.