Friday, January 15, 2016

Cold Morning Ride

It's been awhile since I had a picture while riding. The sunrise behind the clouds with the exhaust from the university power plant was enough of a reason to stop. The exhaust turns down since it's cold and calm enough for there to be a temperature inversion. Another reason for stopping is that one of the heat wires in my left glove was burning the back of my hand. The photo was taken from the turnout across from the natural science building and one of the few other areas on campus with a good view of the valley.

I had a 9:00am meeting this morning so I left the house about 7:40am to record my daily PBC video. Too dark to really see much but it meets the requirements for submission. Todays ride was probably my limit. I ended up riding about 70 km. The temperature ranged from -5°F to about -18°F and by the time I arrived at my office, my feet were starting to get cold. I had decided earlier that I wasn't going to ride below about -10°F but I really didn't feel like driving today...

Here is PBC #33 that I had recorded from the morning ride.

4 comments:

Bluekat said...

Cool photo with the plume! The video though looks too dark and cold for me to ride. 🙂

RichardM said...

Seeing the plume turn down like that means that it's cold outside.

I never used to like riding in the dark. In fact, the first time was in Oregon. Around here, when on two wheels, it's always light out when it's nice enough to ride.

redlegsrides said...

your riding temperatures make today's temperatures for me seem quite balmy in comparison....the coldest it got was 16F though there was quite the wind chill.

RichardM said...

Today felt very cold. The hoar frost reflected the 89% humidity which explains not only why the roads are so slick but also why it feels so much colder than the temperature indicates.