Friday, March 5, 2010

Chilly cycling

This morning's ride home from the shop (after dropping off the vehicle) was quite pleasant for the most part, despite chilly morning temp of about 38deg. I wore two pairs of socks and toe covers - feet were fine. Sugoi tights, two long sleeve shirts, a fleece, and a wind breaker - body was fine. Balacava under helmet - head/face was fine. A single pair of full fingered gloves - woah! should have doubled up. Fingers were NOT fine. I should have known that if it was cold enough for extra layers for my feet that I also needed extra layers for my hands. Oh well, it was tolerable, just not ideal.

Speaking of chilly, our hot tub has been a cold tub for several weeks. Apparently the circuit board that controls the heating element needs to be replaced. We've been waiting impatiently for the part to arrive. Good news is that it's in and the repair guy is supposed to be here this morning to fix it. Fingers crossed!

Changing subjects completely, both of my midweek runs went fairly well. Met up with the running group each time and accomplished 4.4 and 4.2 miles respectively. With daylight savings time just around the corner, the group should be able to meet up just a bit later without racing against sunset. That will be a good thing. It is difficult for me to get from work to the run group location on time.

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Happy Friday to you too!

    I still can't get over that you are cold there, I'm going to have to look at my atlas!

    Yes, we still are in multiple layers here and especially for cycling...Let's hear it for daylight savings, WOOO HOOOO!

  2. I'm SO excited to have longer daylight for these evening runs! It's been getting dark just as we get started lately.

    Good news on the hot tub! (JEALOUS)

  3. Thanks Lisa, yes I've been "googling" you,
    could you feel it? LOL).

    You are high up, WOW, looks like a lovely area though, I've been snooping around Corrales...Very Nice!!!

    and I'm with Marlene, sooo jealous of the hot tub, Let's hear it for the parts guy!

  4. I think there should be a rule that you can't ever complain about cold weather if you have a hot tub to go home to. In your case, I will grant you an exception because the hot tub is currently not working. HAHA - kidding. Just my jealousy poking through.

    Glad to hear that the bike ride went well.

    I'm looking forward to daylight savings time as well.

  5. Nice job on your mid week runs! I can't wait for daylight savings time! One more week!!!!

  6. Hi Lisa,
    Way to rock it on your bike! I want a hot tub!! Party at Lisa's house:) I hope that you have an excellent weekend!

  7. Good job on the runs! Hope the cold tup is a hot tub again soon!

  8. Evening runners praise Daylight Time: YES!

    Ongoing congratulations for your training.

    Wow! Thanks for the listing on your sidebar and your comment.

  9. Yay for getting your hot tub back!

    I always think biking in the cold is one of the hardest things because the wind just makes it worse on your hands and any other exposed parts. Glad you made it through!

  10. Wow, you are hardcore, riding in the cold ... and enjoying it! I can't even imagine what it would feel like to ride in 3C.

    Hope your hot tub got repaired.

  11. Hot tub? Tell me when it's repaired, I'm heading to your house chica!