i finally broke down and pulled my balaclava out this morning. with the way my face felt after yesterday's short ride at 26 degrees, i decided it was cold enough today even at 30.
i rode on smooth surfaces for the largest portion of this ride. stout street and highway 281 headed north until just past iuka are amazing! the highway is a cyclist's dream road. wide shoulders. flawless asphalt. freshly painted lines. wow!
the wind this morning wasn't too bad. it's supposed to grow in strength throughout the day. this afternoon there could be 40mph gusts! tomorrow may be more of the same if the weather man gets it right. (14.37 miles @ 16.1mph)