On the plus side, I got a nice ride in today .. just  short of an hour. I'll take any ride I can get in December after work as a good thing, it was dark when I got home though, I'm glad I still have my Bottom Bracket Dynamo on the bike with a couple of lights.

I'm sad to say I overdressed for the weather again, the Temperature here was in the low 40's (4 or 5 Celsius) and I was cold when getting on the bike, but very hot and sweating after the first hill ... Hooray for Zippers! I'm actually taking this as a good thing though, the weather here is only going to get colder, and I'm really going to try and ride through the season (I hate working out inside and remaining stationary).

Staying true to my frugality, everything in the Photo except for the gloves, was bought on sale off season, The Pearl Izumi Barrier Jacket from Amazon last spring, the Starter shirt and New Balance 1/4 zip from TJ Maxx (or Marshalls) over the summer and the no name fill zip from TJ Maxx. The Gloves were a gift from the lovely Mrs. QC last summer when I really started getting back into riding again (Thanks Honey!)
I also gave my new Frasier sunglasses from Bike Nashbar their inaugural run tonight (with the clear lenses installed)  .. they worked out great!

So ... Note to self ... 40's is not 4 layers.

** Also not pictured is my helmet, I always wear one **

I showed you my upper body fashion ... here is what is on the bottom.
Pearl Izumi Liner short
Pearl Izumi Thermal Tights
Pearl Izumi Fuel Shoes
and last but not least
Pearl Izumi Barrier MTB shoe covers (I love these things for colder riding the shoes have great ventilation for summer riding, but my feet were actually getting cold in the colder weather. Problem solved with the shoe covers).

I think I could probably use this setup on the bottom from weather starting at 50 degrees to maybe the 30s or even lower with some heavier socks .. I might throw in some knee warmers when it gets colder.
All of these were from Amazon and purchased at different times when I thought the price was decent.

You might be able to tell I'm a fan of Pearl Izumi, I'm not sure I'd call it brand loyalty, but it seems like I can always find something from PI on sale somewhere and I think they make pretty decent stuff.

That's it for now ... I have a set of fenders on the way to help with my goal of riding through the winter, I'm thinking of doing a video of the install. I'll also get to show off my ride, she'a old, but she still gets it do

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