After the weekend, which was a super long one by the way, as it had the ANZAC day holiday on monday, plus a chill out day for me on Tuesday, it is officially cold. There is snow in the mountains and the wind bites through a bit also.
This morning's ride was a quick blast through the loop as I had a chiro appointment to be at, at 8am. It was about 1 degree when I headed out, the kangaroos were looking pretty chilled eating grass under the streetlight at the end of the street. They didn't respond when I said g'day to them - in the zone probably. The wind-chill was just a bit too brisk for the first 20 minutes, I had just sort of warmed up by the hour mark. Time to get to the shop for some extra warm gear. It probably wont get any warmer in the next 4 months.
Yesterday Kylie and I cruised the wind trainer for an hour then got her a new set of Shimano MTB 310S shoes. Trev had his shimano white ninja gloves on while he heated them up in the oven. The oven was looking pretty tempting to stick a foccacia in as he then expertly fitted the shoes to Kylie's feet.
That afternoon, we hit up the trails on the back of Mount Ainslie to test them out. These worked a treat for her, and she was totally stoked with the outcome. I have had mine now for about 4 weeks and they are sesnational. My other shimano shoes M300 I still have, after 18 months of duty. They still go ok, but the new ones have the best colour combo - and that is hugely important!
The forecast is for more cold weather so I will just have to suck it up and get through the next couple of days.
Interestingly enough, cyclingnews.com has reported that a cyclist (from Italy) has returned a positive for CERA. An Italian newspaper has stated who it is, however this is probably not the best way to release these details. News to come....