It seems like all of a sudden, those balmy 50 degree days of fall are passing and soon winter will be upon us. I have been hemming and hawing for over a month about whether or not to attempt to keep biking once temps drop below freezing.
On the one hand, I will need to invest in some gear. Based on an early start this season, I know that my coat and sweatshirt will get me down to the low 40's along with regular sneakers and gloves. Once it dips below 38 though, I will most likely need to purchase some combo of the following:
Headband (for ears) $12-$18
Eyeglasses (too dark for sunglasses!) $6.50-$15
Neck Cover $9
Under shirt "wicking fabric" (most likely more than one!) $35
Fleece (middle layer) $50-$150
Sock Liners "wicking"(most likely more than one!)$4
Tights ? $35-$70
Windbreaker pants $40-$120
So if I got one of each of the cheapest things- I'm looking at about $125. Which is actually not that bad.
Then there is the weather. I doubt I will be biking on the ice and snow. However, my biking has already tapered off considerably. I am only biking in like once-twice a week these days. But on the other hand it's pretty much the only exercise I get. I know from experience that it is really hard for me to find time to work additional exercise into my schedule.