Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Winter Riding part 1 - Face

Goggles Up
Cold Face

I'm going into my real second year of phat bike riding during the winter.  I was pretty successful in my attempt last year but I did things wrong.  This year I think I'm more prepared.

Goggles Down
First, I finally found a good mask for my face that protects my face and allows me to breath when I start moving.  With that, an ANTI-FOG goggles are important.  I found a pair at a used sports store, best $5 I spent.  When not in use, the goggles go up and out of my face.   However, with the mask I cannot wear a pair of standard sunglasses.

The helmet is a snowboard helmet that includes ear covers.

 I've also updated my boots with covers, updated my gloves and added a side saddle bag allowing me to layer off my clothing when it gets to hot. 

This morning it was -2C and I was boiling hot by the time I got to work.  So far so good!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Adventure Jamie, Adventure!

While biking around, I came across a path that I've never been on before.  So with out thinking about it, I turned in on the path and started going.  About every 20min there was a dirt road crossing the path, so I knew I wasn't going to get lost.  While driving, I came across two other phat bike riders, where we teamed up and started to go down the path together, since we were all heading that direction..  After being on the path for over an hour and at the end of the line, I decided to break away from the other riders who just wanted to go back the same way they came.. where I decided to go up a steep dirt road.

The ride was breath taking (both in scenery and in physical exertion).  

Sorry, for obscure subject title... It's somthing that stuck with all my life and I just recently found out it's from a pilot show called "Fluppy Dogs" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWeQbMOIJz4