My winter commuter look!
This morning was -7 C. I believe it's a record temperature, for me, to ride my bike. The weather looks even colder for the next few days. Snow is in the forecast. And, I'm not ready to walk ...just yet!
The last time I walked to work was last December where the snow fell and we were snowed in for a few weeks. Walking is not my favorite way to commute. I'd rather ride. Even, Guy (le Grimpeur) said I was tough like my Albertan heritage. Call it a stubborn willingness not to bend to the weather.
Bahamontes looking spiffy.
Thats my commuting look. What you don't see is that I have layers on underneath. And that winter vest keeps my body core warm. I'm not immune from jabs at work. My boss have said, "you're crazy!" to me a number of times. Makes me even tougher. I'm taking it as a complement.
What is interesting is what other riders wear on a winter ride. Back in the earlier days, the fifties/sixties that is, riders wore predominately wool garments. And what caught my eye was knicker bockers or knickers. Pants above the knee offset with long wool socks. Socks look like a pair for cross country skiing that I had growing up in Alberta. I like the urban style.
Vittorio Adorni (second from right) with knickers.