Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Nov 13th Commute - getting chilly
Finally got out on a colder day. I wimped out yesterday at 12 degree's. Figured I needed to get out this morning. I doubled up my jacket which was unneeded. Just my windstopper would have been fine. About half way thru the ride I could feel my fingertips getting cold. The fingers still worked fine, just the first digit and a half were cold. Overall a great ride up the hill.
Temp - 25 degrees
Head - 7 OK(Cool to start but once I warmed up it was fine. Just a buff under helmet and another around my neck and up over my chin.)
Hands - 5 Cold(Finger tips got very cold about midway thru the ride. Columbia omni-tech med weight gloves)
Chest - 6 Hot(I doubled up in fear of getting cold. Windstopper jacket and UA light workout jacket. Way too much.)
Legs - 7 fine (They were chilly until I warmed up)
Feet - 6 cold (Keen boots with med weight sock)
Overall Physical feel - 8 (Felt awesome to be riding)
Bike ratings as follows. One will mean total equipment failure. Ten means it totally served it's purpose and I need to write more positive reviews on it.
Bike: Redline Monocog
Tires - 8(Rear was a problem in the garage but sealed and stayed up all the way to work)
Brakes - 6(squeeky but fine)
Drivetrain - 6(BB needs replaced)
Overall/Other - 7(Replaced the FuBar and went back to a std bar. Need to move brake lever down a bit. Put on a new seat and it still needs a bit of adjusting. Nose is too low.)
Total Score: 66
Things to change - Adjust seat, change BB, look at other gloves.
Things I noticed - There's a lot more snow and ice out there, then I thought last night.
Posted by Garrett Olsen