I had a lovely fall bike ride today. It was a bit warmer (45°F) than my last ride (30°F), so I was able to enjoy it more. I biked on a lot of low traffic roads some of which I had never been on before. It made for a very pretty ride. Here is a quick shot of the colorful tree line. I could have taken pictures like this all day long, but I’d have never finished my ride. The only reason I stopped to take this picture was because I had just climbed the biggest hill I have ever climbed and needed to grab some water.
Despite the warmer weather and extra layer of socks, my feet were still the coldest part of my body. I wore my bike shorts with long tights over them along with a long sleeve shirt and bike jersey over that. Coupled with a headband and gloves I managed to stay mostly warm. I just need to find a way to keep my feet warm at this point.
Overall, it was a very fun ride. A bit hillier than I thought it would be, but that is what I get for trying out a new route. I ended up going 26 miles in 1:28:36 for a 17.6 mph pace. Hopefully this warmish weather keeps up for a bit longer so I can delay moving the bike onto the trainer.