Polar Bear Ride to the coast
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Our first annual Polar Bear ride to the coast was magnificent. Snow covered mountains surrounding our valley, as well as along side the road. The 41 degree temp reading on the bike must have been inside the engine compartment!
We stopped for a couple tacos in Brookings but I'm sure I had shivered them away by the time we hit Hiouchi on the way home..... well before we hit windy windy canyon (windy #1 - as in a lot of wind racing through the canyon, windchill decreasing temp significantly!) (and windy #2 - as in windy road -- lots of curves and switchbacks).
The coolest thing is that after I got dressed (4 warm layers under my lined leather jacket PLUS leather chaps, heavy jeans, 2 pair of heavy socks and insulated boots) I stepped on the scales and I was still 2 pounds BELOW what I weighed naked just 3 months ago!!!