Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#445), and the view from my handlebars...

On the bike...a gym bag full of wet clothes and a case of red wine (I get thirsty with all the exercise and biking).

Despite the warm colors in the photo below, like much of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada we are still in the grip of a cold-snap. It was/is cold today. As I type these words the Internet tells me it is still only 10f/-12c. As long as I stay warm I don't mind it; it feels refreshing. I keep a scarf across my mouth, and layer clothing. But I do need a better pair of gloves. My fingers are okay until I remove the gloves to take a photo (doesn't take long for an extremity to get cold in these temps) and then they don't recover until I get inside.

But I also realize there are much worse problems to have in life...I have way more than I need (or deserve).

Urban Simplicity.


jim said…
Hi , Joe,

I have used leather chopper mitts for winter riding the last few years. I find that the leather breaks the wind and the fleece lining and having my fingers in contact with each other (rather than separated like in gloves) keep my hands toasty warm. On really cold, bitter rides, a chemical warming pack tucked into each mitt might solve your rewarming problem after picture taking.

Best regards, jim from lewiston
Joe George said…
Jim...thanks for your comments. I have thought about mittens opposed to gloves (makes more sense). The warming packs sound great. It would be a nice way to re-warm my fingers after taking photos.