It was supposed to rain today according to Yahoo weather, but not a raindrop appeared. In fact, the sky was largely clear today with high, gusty winds.
I wasn't sure if I was going to ride to work or drive due to the winds, but the winds had calmed some by midday, so I put on my arm warmers, packed a warm hoodie in the pannier, and off I went. When I got to the intersection of Wilshire/Gale, the wind that was channeling down Wilshire Blvd nearly knocked me off my bike.
I knew the temp was supposed to drop tonight as we're in a cold snap (cold for Los Angeles), and the windchill factor plus riding the bike made it absolutely icy, it seemed. I started out with just the arm warmers but within a couple of blocks pulled over and pulled out the hoodie. It was much much MUCH too cold for only arm warmers.... well, they might have been okay if my short sleeves had been longer, but they are short short sleeves. I didn't put on my head band that covers my ears and that was a mistake because by the time I got home, my hears were practically frozen, as were my cheeks. Plus the headwind was withering, and when I got back to the Wilshire/Gale intersection, I was nearly blown over from the east and then the west. I had to slow to 8 mph just to keep the bike steady because I was really fighting for balance.
Tomorrow night for sure I am putting on the headband and suiting up properly before I step out the door.
I am wondering what Lance Armstrong revealed to Oprah tonight.